Latest News from Bulgaria
The EU cannot plug the holes in Ukraine's economy, according to Bulgarian socialist MEP Ivaylo Kalfin.
Speaking at a meeting with Bulgarian journalists in Brussels, Kalfin argued that Ukraine could get assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the IMF was the body which could solve the country's immediate problems.
Socialist MP Kornelia Ninova announced that the concept of "substantial market power" would be introduced in Bulgaria's Competition Protection Act.
In a Thursday interview for bTV, Ninova explained that the Commission for Protection of Competition had been given 3 months to prepare the methodology and identify companies possessing substantial market power.
Socialist MP Yavor Kuyumdzhiev has assured that electricity prices in Bulgaria will not increase for years.
"Anybody may request an increase in power rates but what matters is what the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) permits, and the demands of power distributors are unrealistic," Kuyumdzhiev said Thursday in an interview for Nova TV.
Athletes return from Olympics with sense of togetherness
Memories of friendship and solidarity were forged among athletes from the Balkans and Turkey during the 2014 Sochi Games.
The region's Olympians, like alpine skier Igor Laikert of BiH, returned home from Sochi this week with many memories. [AFP]
Bulgaria and Greece will set up a regional network for exchange of organs for transplantation.
This was agreed at a meeting between Bulgaria's Health Minister Tanya Andreeva and her Greek counterpart Adonis Georgiadis.
The Balkan transplantation network would facilitate the organ exchange among the neighbouring countries.
The Bulgarian government is dissatisfied with Ukraine's decision to cancel the recognition of Bulgarian language as regional language.
Earlier this week Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada canceled the State Language Policy Act, which was granting the status of “regional language” to the language of minority groups who make up more than 10% of the residents in an area.
More than 300,000 signatures have been collected in favour of a referendum on Bulgaria's election rules and procedures.
Estimates from Tuesday morning claim the number has even reached 350,000, according to Bulgarian news agency Mediapool, which cites sources from the referendum's initiative committee.