Latest News from Bulgaria

Wheat Prices Could Soar if EU Approves Ukraine Loan

Ukraine's wheat production, which is the 11th largest in the world, may suffer due to the EUR 11 B aid from the EU.

The reason is that the money will come with strings attached, such as drastically raising electricity and fuel prices in the country, as Bulgarian website Expert.bg has warned.

Bulgaria Scores Among Top High Growth Locations

Bulgaria is among the top 15 countries worldwide in terms of greatest manufacturing growth potential.

Bulgaria was ranked 7th in the 'High Growth Locations' category based on Costs, Risks and Conditions parameters, in a Manufacturing Index report by Cushman&Wakefield (C&W) commercial real estate services company.

Bulgaria Ranks among Britons' Preferred Holiday Real Estates

Bulgaria is currently the tenth most preferred destination by Britons who want to purchase vacation housing.

The country has once again made its way into a list created by TheMoveChannel.com, a website reflecting British predilections for summertime immovables.

With some 1.6% of property inquiries to the website, it has moved 5 places up in February.

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, Roger Federer Practice Together

Bulgaria's tennis player Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer practice together before the start of the Indian Wells tournament. 

Photos of the two having a chat by the court, were published by the tennis website Onthegotennis.com. 

Nationalism and Unchecked Violence in Bulgaria

From DW

A rise in attacks against minorities has alarmed observers in Bulgaria. They say the violence is generated by nationalism, and that this aggression is rooted in the way Bulgaria reads its own history. DW takes a look.

Consumer Loan Act Changes Pass 1st Reading in Bulgaria's Parliament

A set of amendments to the Consumer Loan Act passed first reading in Bulgaria's Parliament.

The legal changes, put forth by Yordan Tsonev, MP from liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) and Rumen Gechev, MP from the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), were approved with 99 votes in favor, 4 votes against and 7 abstentions, according to reports of dnevnik.bg.

Bulgaria's MPs Pass Audit Office Act Amendments

Bulgarian lawmakers passed at first reading amendments to National Audit Office act.

The draft was voted in favor by 180 MPs, 77 were against and one MP abstained. As expected, the opposition was against the proposed amendments.

New Bridge Boosts Bulgaria-Romania Trade

Romania has become Bulgaria's third largest trading partner after Germany and Italy, partly as a result of the New Europe Bridge, which opened last year, officials say.

Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian Prime Ministers Meet in Bulgaria's Ruse

The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia,Plamen Oresharski, Victor Ponta and Ivica Dacic will hold a trilateral meeting in Bulgaria's Danube city of Ruse on Friday.

A lunch has been scheduled after the meeting.

Bulgaria, Serbia improving military co-operation

Bulgaria, Serbia improving military co-operation

Joint training operations and preparation for multi-national exercises are the focal points of military co-operation between Bulgaria and Serbia.

Bulgaria soldiers are working with troops from Serbia on joint exercises and co-operation. [AFP]

Transit permits expected to help Turkey and Bulgaria

Transit permits expected to help Turkey and Bulgaria

A new liberalised transit permit regime between Bulgaria and Turkey should help businesses and develop the economy in both countries, officials and business owners say.

New liberalised traffic rules between Bulgaria and Turkey are expected to take effect in April. [Gabriel Petrescu/SETimes]

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