Latest News from Bulgaria

Social Insurance in Bulgaria Won't Be Raised

The social insurance for pension plans and unemployment is impossible at this stage, said Bulgaria's Minister of Labour and Social Policies Hasan Ademov.

The proposal for one percent increase in the sums deducted for pensions and unemployment benefits was made by one of Bulgaria's major trade unions, KNSB, last week. 

Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council Member Controversially Dismissed

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) dismissed on disciplinary grounds VSS member and former Deputy Chief Prosecutor Kamen Sitnilski.

Following a two-hour debate during the Thursday sitting of VSS, Sitnilski's dismissal was backed by 16 VSS members, with five votes against and three abstensions, according to reports of

Head of Anti-Corruption Unit in Bulgaria's Security Agency Resigns

The Director of the Corruption unit of Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS), Diana Pavlova, has resigned.

The resignation was reportedly submitted several weeks ago, according to Capital daily, citing two independent sources form the security services.

Route of Bulgaria's Hemus Highway Conclusively Selected

The construction of Bulgaria's Hemus highway is to start in 2016, according to Regional Development Minister Desislava Terzieva.

Speaking Thursday after a sitting of the public council at the Regional Development Ministry, she explained that the final route had been selected among four options.

Ukrainians Protest in Bulgaria's Varna

About 20 Ukrainians, residing in Bulgaria, staged a peaceful protest against Russia's invasion in Crimea, in the Black Sea city of Varna. 

The protestors were carrying Ukrainians carried the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow balloons and signs saying “Russia is an aggressor”, reported Bulgaria's public TV channel BNT. 

Bulgaria's Daylight Saving Time To Start on March 30

The daylight saving time (DST) in Bulgaria will start on March 30. 

At 3 AM on that date the clocks will be moved one hour forward, said Bulgaria's National institute of metrology.

The return to astronomic time will be at 4 AM on October 26 when the clocks will be adjusted one hour backward.

Irrigation System Employees to Get Paid by End-March, Min Pledges

Bulgaria's Irrigation Systems employees will receive wages due in two weeks, Agriculture Minister Dimitar Grekov pledged in the town of Kardzhali.

Earlier Thursday hundreds of people were set to begin demonstrations across Bulgaria over the lack of payment at the state entity, which is on the brink of declaring bankruptcy.

12th Grader Takes Bulgaria's President Place for a Day

The 12th grader Nina Gadzheva has become Bulgaria's president for a day as part of the Manager for a Day initiative of Junior Achievement Bulgaria.

Some other key government positions have also be given to students on March 13. They have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience during a number of meetings with Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev and his team.

Bulgaria Mulls Setting Up Social Housing Fund

Experts from Bulgaria's Investment Planning Ministry have proposed setting up a social housing fund.

The fund is to cater to the needs of families and persons with low incomes and specific needs, elderly living alone and disadvantaged citizens, according to the Ministry's press office, as cited by

Bulgaria’s Penev Honored by ex-Club Valencia

Bulgaria's national team coach Lyuboslav Penev received a warm welcome by the officials of Valencia Football Club, where he played for 6 years (1989-1995).

EUR 130M Invested in Bulgaria's Commercial Property in 2014 - Experts

Doubling of investments in Bulgaria's commercial real estate is expected in 2014, according to the advisory company Forton.

In 2013, Bulgaria saw acquisitions worth EUR 54M which is 26% more than in 2012. Due to the low levels in 2012-2013, Forton experts predict that in 2014 the volume could be doubled and reach between EUR 100-130M, Bulgarian Standart news reports.

Internships In Bulgaria to Be Paid

Young adults who do internships in Bulgaria will receive a salary and a labour contract.