Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgarian President's Security Council to Discuss Ukraine

Bulgaria's President and party leaders will gather Monday to work on a joint position on the Ukrainian crisis.

The talks are to be held after President Rosen Plevneliev called the Consultative Council for National Security, a panel in which politicians and chiefs of security services meet to discuss urgent issues.

Legal Changes to Shed Light on Media Ownership, Funding in Bulgaria

Socialist MP Martin Zahariev has said he will propose amendments to the Radio and Television Act concerning ownership and origin of funding for the media in Bulgaria

In a Sunday interview for the Bulgarian National Television (BNT), Zahariev explained that the legal changes concerned electronic media, newspapers and websites.

Bulgarians in 3 Cities to Protest Construction Works in Coastal Area

Bulgarians in Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna will protest Sunday against the government's decision to approve construction works in the Kara dere area near Byala on the Black Sea coast.

The rally in Sofia starts 5pm at the Ariana lake in Knyaz Boris's Garden in Sofia. The protests in Varna and Plovdiv are to be held at the same time.

Bulgaria's Prosecuting Authority Seeks Retrial of 'Killers' Case

Deputy Chief Prosecutor Asya Petrova has informed that the prosecuting authority is not seeking a reinvestigation of a high-profile organized crime case codenamed 'The Killers.'

In a Sunday interview for Nova TV, Petrova explained that the prosecuting authority had lodged a protest against the acquittals stipulated in the ruling of the Varna Appellate Court.

Militant Islamists taking the Greek road to Syria

Militant Islamists living in the European Union have tried to cross Greece’s borders on their way to back the armed struggle against the Assad regime in Syria, Greek security officials have told Sunday’s Kathimerini.

Bulgaria Voting Referendum 'Could Be Held at EU Elections'

EU elections would not be an obstacle to holding a voting referendum on May 25, new electoral commission chief has said.

Ivilina Aleksieva, who was appointed chair of Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission, made these comments in an interview for Bulgarian DARIK Radio.

GERB Announces European Elections List

Bulgaria's center-right opposition party GERB has announced its list for May 25's European Elections.

Two Bulgarian Parties to Announce EU Election Lists

Bulgaria's center-right opposition GERB and the rightist Reformist Bloc will announce their EU election lists.

Both parties are to reveal their nominees at special plenary meetings on Saturday, has reported.

Bulgaria Should Respect Its Own Family, Says President

Bulgaria will never recognize Crimea's annexation to Russia, President Rosen Plevneliev vowed.
Speaking in Bulgarian National Television's weekly Panorama program, he made clear that Bulgaria should realize it now has a family, which is the European Union.

Blacklisted Russian Tycoon to Build South Stream - Report

Gennady Timchenko, included in US list of sanctions over Ukraine, is to build Bulgaria's part of the South Stream.

The Russian official is reported to have a 63% share in Stroytransgaz, the company in charge of Bulgarian sector of the South Stream pipeline project.

Digital TV Coverage Has Reached 96% of Bulgarians - Min

Digital tv signal coverage has been provided to 96% of Bulgaria's population, Deputy Transport Minister Georgi Todorov claimed Friday.

Still, there are viewers living in remote areas of Bulgaria unable to watch public broadcasts, because DTT coverage does not reach them due to difficult terrain, Todorov said, cited by Bulgarian News Agency.

Bulgarian DefMin to Impose Penalties over Border Fence

Bulgaria's Defense Minister Angel Naydenov has decided to impose penalties on nine of his ministry's personnel.

The move is related to the series of miscalculations on the expenses for the construction of a border fence between Bulgaria and Turkey, reports.