Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s Dimitrov Plays Show Tennis in the Sea

Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov played a demonstration tennis show in the Pacific Ocean with Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

The two played on a makeshift court 14x5 meters, placed in the water off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico.

Bulgarian Business Climate Improving, Says Econ Minister

Bulgaria's business climate is improving according to the Minister of Economy and Energy Dragomir Stoynev.

Minister Stoynev met in Sliven with investors and representatives of the business sector in order to discuss the opportunities for advancing entrepreneurship, and what the government can do in this respect.

Rosen Plevneliev: We Are Witnessing a Democratic Revolution in Ukraine

“We Are Witnessing a Democratic Revolution in Ukraine”, Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev wrote in his official Twitter account on Monday.

In a series of tweets, commenting on the situation in Ukraine, Plevneliev said it was of the highest importance that Ukraine remains whole and conducts open and fair elections.

Bulgaria's Airports Handled Almost 7M Passengers in 2013

Airports in Bulgaria have handled a record number of almost 7 M international flight passengers in 2013 which is a 4% growth compared to previous year.

However, the industry still has many problems that need solving, according to Bulgarian Airline Association head Svetoslav Stanulov.

Romanian Tourists Flock to Bulgaria's Black Sea Resorts for Easter

Bulgarian Black Sea coast hotel owners have recorded an increase of Romanian tourists 2 months before Easter.

Many Romanian tourists prefer Bulgaria's north Black Sea coast resort of Balchik. Hotels there are almost full for the holidays with price rates remaining unchanged since last summer.

Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry To Set Up Farmers' Markets

A project of Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry will organise and oversee the opening of 15 farmers' markets across the country.

At those markets small producers will be able to sell their products – meat, milk, eggs, cheese, honey and processed foods – straight to the end consumers.

Bulgaria's Agricultural Land Records Price Hike

The average price of agricultural land in Bulgaria has increased by 313% in the last 13 years, according to statistics.

In 2013, two-thirds of all real estate transactions were for agricultural land, an analysis of the Agricultural Marketing Information System shows. Prices increased by 4.6% in 2013 compared to the previous year.

Half of Bulgaria's Medics Will Retire Within 10 Years

The shortage of medical professionals in Bulgaria will reach dramatic levels in the next 10 years.

According to a survey of the Bulgarian Medical Union (BMU) nearly half of the current doctors will retire, while the majority of recent graduates are planning to work abroad.

Macedonia Launches Construction of Key Motorways

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski announced over the weekend the start of work on the two new motorway segments financed by a loan of 574 million euro from the Chinese Export-Import Bank.

Italy Coach: Bulgaria, Croatia Potential Group Winners

The coach of Italy's national football team Cesare Prandelli pointed Bulgaria and Croatia as difficult opponents for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers.

Sunday's draw in Nice placed Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Norway, Azerbaijan, and Malta in Group H for the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Bulgaria Draws Italy, Croatia for Euro 2016 Qualifiers

The draw for the qualification round of the football European Championship 2016 took place in Nice, France on Sunday.

Bulgaria was drawn in Group H together with Italy, Croatia, Norway, Azerbaijan, and Malta.

Bulgarian President in Sochi for Closing Ceremony

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is in Sochi for the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games.

The head of state arrived in Sochi on Saturday, where he met with the Bulgarian athletes who are still at the Games, as well as the broadcasting team of the Bulgarian National Television. Later he watched the men's relay in the biathlon, where Bulgaria finished 15th.

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