Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria Is Ready to Launch Direct Shipping Lines to Russia - Min

Bulgaria is ready to launch direct cargo shipping lines to Russia, Transport Minister Danail Papazov has announced.

According to Papazov, the shipping lines will be successful, because carters may face difficulties passing through Ukraine on their way to Russia, Darik news reports.

EVN To Sue Bulgaria For EUR 1 B

The electricity distributing company EVN has hired an international lawyer and plans to sue Bulgaria for EUR 1 B if its business is nationalized. 

According to reports in the Austrian daily Kurier, quoted by Bulgaria's daily 24 Chasa, the company has paid EUR 270 M for its license and has invested more than EUR 600 M. 

Bulgarian Parties Jointly Oppose Crimean Secession

After a meeting of the country's Council for National Security, President Rosen Plevenliev said Bulgaria would act as a member of the EU and NATO, and support Ukraine's territorial integrity.

Passenger Trains To Run On Danube Bridge 2 in December 2014

Passenger trains will travel across Danube Bridge 2 as early as December 2014, Bulgaria's deputy Transport Minister Anton Ginev announced.

Freight trains will start running across the bridge in May, Ginev told Bulgaria's Trud Daily. He explained that the new regular train schedule will come into effect in December.

The Emirates Apart Residence, Luxury from Abu Dhabi in Sofia

Emirates Apart Residence is the most exclusive and only aparthotel in Bulgaria.

It combines incomparable architectural style, luxury and vision, which one cannot find in any other 5-star hotel in Bulgaria. Its design and style are inspired by Abu Dhabi’s architecture.

Bulgarian Businessman of Dubious Reputation Shot Dead in Sofia

Borislav Mandzhukov, 39, businessman of dubious reputation, was shot dead in Sofia on Monday evening. 

He was found by the residents of a building on the “Bulgaria” boulevard who called the police. 

Bulgaria's National Stadium To Be Renovated

Bulgaria's national stadium “Vasil Levski” will be partially renovated this year. 

According to the director of National Sports Bases Mario Primdzhanov, the renovation will start in the end of April and will be completed by the start of the European football tournaments in July. 

Construction At Bulgaria's Karadere To Start In September

The construction of the Black Sea Eco Garden Resort at the Karadere area will start in September 2014, said Minister of Economy and Energy Dragomir Stoinev.

The construction will continue through September 2017, according to Stoinev who presented the project at the Monday meeting of Bulgaria's government.