Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria Participates in Green Week 2020

For the 31st time, Bulgaria is participating in the largest international fair for agricultural and food products - Green Week 2020 in Berlin, BNR reported.

Bulgaria Names New Ecology Minister as Pollution Worsens

Following the arrest of the previous Ecology Minister, Neno Dimov - and amid growing turmoil over alarming levels of pollution - Bulgaria on Wednesday appointed a new Ecology and Water Minister despite what critics say is his questionable reputation.

The NSI will Conduct a Test Census in the Spring

A population and housing census test will be conducted by the NSI in the spring. This is recorded in the National Statistical Program for 2020, adopted today by the Council of Ministers.

The survey precedes the actual census, which will be conducted across the European Union in 2021.

EU official: North Macedonia ready for membership talks

The European Union's top enlargement official on Wednesday held out new hope that the block will start accession talks within months with North Macedonia and Albania, whose bids were frustrated last year.

Svetlin Nakov - Personality in the News 2019, Kristalina Georgieva - with Special Award for Extraordinary Global Achievements

The names of the winners in the traditional 2019 Personality in the News Awards became clear.

The winners were selected by the NoviniteGroup team after active and careful research of the most accomplished and significant personalities in the news stream in 2019, who contributed to the positive image of Bulgaria around the world.

Iran Denies General Planned Terror Attacks in Bosnia

Claims that the late Iranian General Qasem Soleimani planned a terrorist attack in Bosnia and Herzegovina were "baseless allegations" against "the hero of the fight against terrorism and the symbol of victory over Islamic State," the Iranian embassy in Sarajevo stated in a press release.

BNR: Bulgaria has 93.75 of 100 Points According to Gender Equality Index

Bulgarian institutions have been working actively against anti-Semitism, xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva pointed out during chairing the 7th session of the National Coordination Mechanism for Human Rights, BNR reported.

Driving Instructors Protest

Driving instructors from across the country with more than 400 cars joined a protest on January 14 in the centre of Sofia against a plan for new rules for conducting driver training courses. 

From midday they blocked the traffic on Tsar Osvoboditel bulevrad in the section between Rakovski street and Dondukov boulevard.

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