Latest News from Bulgaria
Businesses in Bulgaria are emerging from stress and beginning to think about investments, according to Finance Minister Petar Chobanov.
Chobanov and the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB), Dimo Spasov, met Thursday in Targovishte with representatives of local businesses, according to reports of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA).
Bulgaria and Romania could send fighters after Russia's Deputy PM Rogozin while he was traveling to Transnistria via Bulgarian airspace, as he wrote on Twitter.
Dmitry Rogozin said he had been informed by the pilot that Bulgaria's air-control personnel had asked whether the "blacklisted passenger" was on board.
The French sports goods retail chain Decathlon plans to open two more stores in Bulgaria, reports the business daily Capital Daily.
Currently the company has two stores in Sofia and is planning imminent expansion in Plovdiv and Varna. The plans of a third store in Sofia and a first one in Burgas also remain, but the company hasn't set a time frame yet.
The consumer confidence in Bulgaria in April rose by 4.8 points, compared to January, shows data of the National Statistics Institute (NSI).
The increase is more pronounced in the villages – 5.4 points and lower in the towns and cities – 4.6 points.
The NSI data shows that the consumer optimism slowly increases in the past 12 months.
Despite the snowless winter, Bulgaria's Pamporovo ski resort registered a 10% growth in the number of tourists at the end of the season, according to data of Pamporovo AD.
Marian Belyakov, CEO of Pamporovo AD, explained in an interview for the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA) that the resort had registered yet another successful winter season.