Latest News from Bulgaria
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.
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.
Sofia City Court returned the illegal wiretapping case against Bulgaria's former interior minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov to the Prosecutor's Office.
Magistrate Petar Gunchev has found serious procedure violations in the indictments against former IM Tsvetanov and three former executives with the specialized directorate for operational and technical operations.
BELGRADE - Belgrade's National Theater will participate in the first International Balkan Countries' Theater Festival to be held in the Turkish city of Bursa on March 8-22, with their production of William Shakespeare's Henry VI, National Theater released on Thursday.
Besides the host country, the festival will gather theaters from Croatia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece and Romania.
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin and his Macedonian counterpart, Nikola Poposki, have sent a joint letter to EU seeking aid for joint infrastructure projects.
The Serbian film Commission, SFC, has mapped out 160 locations suitable for filming as part of a bid to attract more producers of feature films, TV shows and commercials to Serbia.
The project, financed by the European Union and the Austrian Agency for Development, includes 34 municipalities and cities connected to the river Danube.
Romania's GDP growth leads the EU
Quarterly economic growth registers at 1.7 percent in Romania, Eurostat says. In other business news: Turkey ranks third in a list of the world's friendliest destinations for Muslim travellers; Albania encourages Italian investment.
The GDP in Romania grew by 5.1 percent this year. [AFP]