Latest News from Bulgaria

Turkish Organization Hacked the Website of Bulgarian Orthodox Church

The official website of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church was hacked by the Turkish organization Milli Gucler on Thursday.

The home page displays the Turkish flag and the following text: “The official website of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is hit in response to the vandal attack on the Djumaya mosque in Plovdiv. 

Net Financial Wealth of Bulgarian Households Tripled in 9 Years

The net financial wealth of Bulgarian households more than tripled in the past 9 years, amounting to nearly EUR 25 B by 2013, according to data of UniCredit Group.

According to the analysis of UniCredit´s CEE Strategic Analysis department, the net financial wealth of Bulgarian households is to reach EUR 26.9 B in 2014, compared to a level of around EUR 7 B in 2004.

Sofia Set to Decide Fate of Foreign Electricity Companies

From Financial Times Website

By Christian Oliver in Brussels

Bulgarian authorities are poised to decide whether to eject a trio of Czech and Austrian electricity distributors in a case that is alienating Sofia's EU partners and raising suspicions of undue Russian influence.

Bulgaria Faces New Strasbourg Trial on Prisons

Six complaints from five prisoners have been united in one trial, Neshkov et al. against Bulgaria, which indicates that the Strasbourg court intends to review Bulgaria's poor prison conditions as a systemic problem, Bulgarian National Radio reported.

Penev Names Bulgaria Squad for Canada Friendly

Bulgaria's national football team coach Lyuboslav Penev announced the group of 23 players who will be called up for the upcoming friendly match against Canada.

Bulgaria's GERB Approaches Const Court over 'President' Committee

Bulgarian opposition party GERB has filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court over a temporary committee set up by Parliament unofficially targeting the President.

Out of GERB's 94 MPs, 71 have signed the document claiming that the committee is violates the Constitution of Bulgaria, as reports.

Romanian, Bulgarian Worker Numbers Fall in UK

Predictions that workers from Bulgaria and Romania would arrive en masse in the UK after the removal of remaining work restrictions in January appeared disproved by new statistics showing the total number working in the UK had actually fallen in the last three months.

Association of Free Syrians to Hold a Rally in Sofia

The Association of Free Syrians in Bulgaria is planning a rally in front of Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry on May 16, they said at their Facebook page. 

The rally will demand “the farce, called presidential elections in the Syrian embassy” to be stopped.

Bulgaria’s Shopska Salad Leads European Online Culinary Poll

Ahead of the European Parliament elections, the EP's Facebook page has launched "A Taste of Europe" campaign.

Facebook users can vote for their favorite national dish of the 28 EU member states. Each country has nominated one dish to be represented.

44% of Bulgarians Harbor Anti-Semitic Attitudes - Survey

44% of Bulgaria's population harbors anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a survey of US organization Anti-Defamation League.

The Anti-Defamation League commissioned First International Resources to research attitudes and opinions toward Jews in over 100 countries around the world.

Bulgaria's DKEVR Ascribes 2690 Violations to Energy Distributors

Power distributors operating in Bulgaria committed 2690 infringements, as the national energy watchdog DKEVR's audit revealed Wednesday.

Czech-based CEZ and Energo-Pro and Austrian-based were also accused by DKEVR of having provided false accounts of their revenues, with the latter being "millions of BGN" more than reported, according to Dariknews.

Bulgarian Workforce 2.22 Million in March 2014

Bulgaria's workforce was 2.22 million in March 2014, up 0.4% (8500 people) from the same month last year, the National Statistics Institute has revealed.

The biggest increase has been observed in the agricultural sector (6.6%), professional activities and research (3.1%) and information production (2.9%).

Duma: South Stream project implemented according to plans

MOSCOW - The realisation of the South Stream gas pipeline project in Serbia and Bulgaria is developing according to the plans, Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin told the Russia-24 news channel.