Latest News from Bulgaria
Bulgaria to Provide New Social Housing for Roma Population
Bulgaria's Ministry of Investment Planning is considering new standards for the construction of social housing for the Roma population in the country.
The standards should provide a minimum of 7.5 sq.m. living area per household member, Minister of Investment Planning Ivan Danov announced, cited by BGNES.
Second US Destroyer to 'Support Ukraine' in Black Sea
US Navy Extends USS Truxtun Mission In Black Sea
The US navy extended the mission of the USS Truxtun in the Black Sea, reports Bulgaria's public broadcaster BNT.
The reason are the tensions in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
The guided-misslie destroyer, which is based in Greece, sailed in the Black Sea in March to participate in a joint military exercise of the navies of Bulgaria, Romania and the US.
Ex Conflict of Interest Commission Chief To Spend 3.5 Years in Prison
The Sofia City Court sentenced Filip Zlatanov, former Chair of the Commission on Prevention and Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest (CPACI), to three-and-a-half years in prison.
The trial, which started on March 31, involved a covered-up probe of President Rosen Plevneliev and delayed decisions on two other cases, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio.
Repair Works Start at Bulgaria's Sofia Central Railway Station
Bulgaria Ranks 13th in Europe in Mall Space
Bulgaria's Foreign Minister: We Need New Fighter Jets
Bulgaria urgently needs to modernize its air force, in the light of the situation in Ukraine, said Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin.
According to him, the country needs to reorganize its military air force and buy new type of fighter jets, in order to terminate its dependence on Russia for their technical maintenance.
Bulgaria's Govt Optimizes Investment Certification Procedures
Bulgaria's government has introduced changes to the Investment Promotion Act implementation rules lowering priority investment projects in manufacturing certification thresholds.
Incentives will be provided to investors in the sectors of manufacturing, industrial zones and technology parks, the government press office announced, cited by Dnevnik.
Bulgaria May Participate in 2nd Tender for Fertilizer Plant Chimco AD
The state will most probably participate in the second tender for the bankrupt fertilizer plant Chimco AD, also known as Himko AD, in the northwestern Bulgarian city of Vratsa.
Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev commented on the case of Chimco AD during a sitting of the parliamentary energy committee.
Parliament Votes to Enlarge Bulgaria's Electoral Body
Bulgaria's Bansko In Top 20 Places For Good Life
Bulgarian MPs to Discuss Provisions Favoring South Stream Gas Pipeline
Bulgaria Starts Registration of Parties for 2014 European Elections
Power Distributors in Bulgaria Demand Price Hike
Three power distributors operating in Bularia have demanded an increase in prices starting July 2014.
Czech-based CEZ and Energo-Pro have insisted that prices go up 13-14%, while Austrian EVN requested an 8% hike, BGNES news agency has reported, citing Bulgarian energy watchdog DKEVR's head Boyan Boev.
EU to Grant Bulgaria EUR 133 M of Vine-Growing Subsidies
Bulgaria will receive EUR 133 M from the European Union, which will subsidize vine-growing and wine production under a new operational program.
Krasimir Koev, who heads Bulgaria's Vine and Wine Agency, said that the new program was signed Wednesday, the website Expert.bg reported.
Upon receiving EU funds, new vines are to be planted across Bulgaria.