Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Court Finds 13 Imams Guilty

Bulgaria's Pazadrzhik regional court found all 13 imams guilty of propagating anti-democratic ideology. 

Bulgaria's Government to Take A Loan

Bulgaria's Government approved the preparations for issuing state bonds at the international stock market, said the Government press office. 

The Government authorized Finance Minister Petar Chobanov to negotiate with the selected managing banks and the legal consultants, as well as to sign on behalf of the state all necessary documents. 

Bulgaria to Spend EUR 145M on E-Government

E-Government in Bulgaria might be complete before 2020, Transport Minister Danail Papazov announced Wednesday.

Papazov, who is also in charge of the information technologies sector, considers it possible that Bulgaria reaches a "medium level" compared to EU countries in terms of electronic governance.

Refugees in Bulgaria Receive Late Financial Aid by End of Week

The delayed monthly financial aid for refugees will be paid by Friday, Vasil Danov of Bulgaria's State Agency for Refugees confirmed.

The February payments of BGN 65 have been delayed by the Financial Ministry and the Interior Ministry, Danov told Darik news.

Bulgaria, US Drug Enforcement Administration to Discuss Joint Teams

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev has backed the proposal of Drug Enforcement Administration deputy chief Thomas Harrigan to discuss creating special joint teams.

Harrigan and Yovchev met Wednesday as part of a working visit of the Bulgarian delegation to the US, according to the press office of the Interior Ministry.

Power Distributor EVN Orders Green Energy Restrictions

EVN has requested that renewable energy plants connected to its power grid in Bulgaria dwindle production capacities by 60%.

The decision will be in force on Wednesday. It is unknown whether it is related to a dispute between the state electricity company and power distributors in Bulgaria.

Tender for Bankrupt Fertilizer Plant to be Held in Bulgaria's Vratsa

A sealed bid tender will be held Wednesday in Bulgaria's northwestern city of Vratsa for the assets of the bankrupt fertilizer plant Chimco AD, also known as Himko AD.

The fertilizer plant has been evaluated at BGN 28 552 458, VAT excluded.

Greek court questions where would be best for ‘Maria’

A court in Larissa, central Greece, on Tuesday questioned the Bulgarian Embassy’s second secretary, Lubomir Georgiev, about what conditions a young girl known as Maria who was found at a Roma camp in Farsala last year would be brought up in if she were taken to Bulgaria.

British Business Can Trigger Economic Change in Bulgaria - President

Bulgaria and the UK can build partnership in the areas of information and communication technologies, infrastructure and the automotive sector.

Those were the words of Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev at the British-Bulgarian business forum opening in London which featured about 60 business representatives from both countries, BGNES reports.

Hong Kong's Market Anticipates Bulgarian Production

Hong Kong's market is open to Bulgarian producers, as was stated at the 'Hong Kong: Your Partner for Success in China' Business Forum in Sofia.

Many popular Bulgarian products such as wine, yogurt, honey and rose oil are practically unknown in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council regional director Stephen Wong commented.

Midnight Afghan Melee Occurs in Bulgaria's Sofia City

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the abdomen in a fight between four Afghan citizens in Bulgaria's Sofia city center, Monday night.

Participants in the melee which occurred near Lion's Bridge in Sofia have all been detained, Bulgaria's BGNES reports. The victim has been taken to hospital, his life is out of danger.

Bulgaria's EDCs: We Are Concerned About the Energy Sector

Two of three of Bulgaria's electricity distribution companies (EDCs), EVN and CEZ, expressed their concern with the situation with the country's energy sectors. 

The two, plus Energo-Pro, are threatened with losing their licenses, unless they pay to Bulgaria's National Electricity Company (NEK) BGN 318 M by the end of today.