Latest News from Bulgaria

Another ATM Robbed in Bulgaria's Capital City

Another ATM robbery was reported Friday night in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia.

Some BGN 60 thousand was stolen from an ATM located in a grocery store in Banishora district around 8.00 pm, Nova Tv reports.

Three-Fourths of All Loans in Bulgaria Up to BGN 5000

Some 75% of all loans in Bulgaria are for amounts of less than BGN 5000, according to data of the Bulgarian National Bank by end-2013.

The number of loans for up to BGN 5000 is 2,001,363 out of 2,654,324 total number of physical persons loans.

National Theater to perform in Turkey

BELGRADE - Belgrade's National Theater will participate in the first International Balkan Countries' Theater Festival to be held in the Turkish city of Bursa on March 8-22, with their production of William Shakespeare's Henry VI, National Theater released on Thursday.

Besides the host country, the festival will gather theaters from Croatia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece and Romania.

Bulgaria, Macedonia Mull Joint Infrastructure Projects

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin and his Macedonian counterpart, Nikola Poposki, have sent a joint letter to EU seeking aid for joint infrastructure projects.

Making Serbia Part of the Picture

The Serbian film Commission, SFC, has mapped out 160 locations suitable for filming as part of a bid to attract more producers of feature films, TV shows and commercials to Serbia.

The project, financed by the European Union and the Austrian Agency for Development, includes 34 municipalities and cities connected to the river Danube.

Hamam Balkania published by Istros Books

BELGRADE - Hamam Balkania by Vladislav Bajac translated into English by Randall Major has been published by London-based Istros Books, the Belgrade-based publishing house Arhipelag stated on Wednesday.

Istros Books is a UK publishing house dedicated to literature from south-eastern Europe.

Romania's GDP growth leads the EU

Romania's GDP growth leads the EU

Quarterly economic growth registers at 1.7 percent in Romania, Eurostat says. In other business news: Turkey ranks third in a list of the world's friendliest destinations for Muslim travellers; Albania encourages Italian investment.

The GDP in Romania grew by 5.1 percent this year. [AFP]

Dacic: Serbia wants good relations with all neighbors

DIMITROVGRAD - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Tuesday that Serbia wants good relations with all neighbors, and the normalization of relations with Pristina, but that its position on the non-recognition of Kosovo's independence remains the same.

International wine fair to open on February 27

BELGRADE - The International Wine Fair BeoWine will be held in Belgrade from February 27 to March 2 and it will gather over 140 presenters from 13 countries famous for their rich wine production tradition.

Serbia ranks 54th in world according to Press Freedom Index

PARIS - Serbia ranks 54th among 180 world countries according to the degree of freedom of the media, while Macedonia and Montenegro are the lowest ranked countries in the Balkans according to the Press Freedom Index for 2014, Reporters without Borders organisation released.

Last year, Serbia claimed the 63rd place on the list.

Music days at Parobrod

BELGRADE - The cultural centre Parobrod in Belgrade will host a number of music events from February 13 to 15, including a concert of Tzootzonga Ansambl and an evening of French chansons on Valentine's Day, the organizers have said.

Rodic visits Bulgaria, good cooperation in defence area

BELGRADE - Serbia's outgoing Defence Minister Nebojsa Rodic and Bulgaria's Defence Minister Angel Naydenov stated at a meeting in Sofia on Monday that the bilateral relations are good, within which the cooperation in the area of defence takes an important place.

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