Latest News from Bulgaria

Grigor Dimitrov Reaches New Ranking High

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov has reached a record high 15th place in the tennis ATP world rankings.

The 22-year-old youngster from Haskovo moves one spot above his previous 16th place, following the tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami.

Double Pile-Up on Bulgaria’s Trakia Highway Kills 2

Two people have been reported killed and 5 injured as a result of two chain-reaction accidents on Bulgaria’s Trakia Highway Monday morning.

Both incidents happened around 6:30 am involving as many as 21 vehicles, reports.

Bulgaria's Govt to Invest over BGN 35 in Sports Halls

Bulgaria will invest over BGN 35 M in 15 sports halls by end-2014, according to Regional Development Minister Desislava Terzieva.

Speaking Saturday in the western town of Botevgrad, Terzieva made clear that a total of BGN 7.8 M would be allocated for the construction and repair of children's playgrounds and sports grounds, according to reports of

560kg of Marijuana Intercepted at Bulgaria's Ilinden Border Crossing

A total of 560kg of high-quality marijuana were seized from a Romanian semi-trailer truck at Bulgaria's Ilinden border crossing point.

The inspection was part of a series of joint operations of the Customs Agency and the Interior Ministry conducted in the period March 10-24, according to the press office of the Interior.

Bulgarians Move Clocks 1 Hour Forward for Daylight Savings Time

At 3 am on March 30, Bulgarians moved clocks one hour forward to 4 am, switching to Daylight Savings Time.

Clocks are advanced by one hour in spring and moved back in autumn, to make the most of seasonal daylight.

DST is observed in all of the countries of Europe except Iceland, Belarus, and Russia.

EC Questioning Bulgaria Over 'South Stream' Ammendment

The European Commission has requested clarification from Bulgaria regarding a proposed ammendment to the Energy Act.

The Commission is concerned that the Bulgarian government is planning to pass an ammendment, which would change the status of the South Stream gas pipeline in its segment, so as not to fall in the range of European legislature.

Stefanovic, Arunovic climb podiums at ISSF World Cup

FORT BENNING – Serbia’s shooters Milutin Stefanovic and Zorana Arunovic won a silver and a bronze medal, respectively, in the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup at the U.S. army post of Fort Benning on Friday.

Bulgaria Shying Away from Sanctions Against Russia

It is not in Bulgaria's interest to stand firmly behind EU sanctions against Russia, according to the Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin.

"At the moment Bulgaria has no alternative for deliveries of gas. Whatever stance we take from here on (regarding Russia), we must keep this in mind", Vigenin told Darik Radio.

Bulgaria Set to Switch to Daylight Saving Time

Bulgaria is switching to daylight saving time Sunday, turning clocks one hour ahead.

At 3 am Bulgarian time on March 30, all clocks will be turned one hour forward, to 4 am. This means one hour less sleep. The new time will remain so until October 26.

Unionist attacked in 2008 to run in European polls

Konstantina Kouneva, a former labor union activist from Bulgaria and the victim of a notorious 2008 acid attack, will run in the coming European Parliament elections on main leftist opposition SYRIZA’s ticket, it emerged Friday.

Austria's Baumax Might Withdraw from Bulgaria, Eastern Europe

Austrian "do-it-yourself" chain Baumax is mulling a pullback from Bulgaria and Eastern Europe, Austria's Die Presse newspaper reported.

Earlier, its founder Karl-Heinz Essl announced he was kicking off a sale of his artwork collection in a move aimed at raising funds to save his company.