Latest News from Bulgaria

Significant Increase of Walnuts and Orchards in Bulgaria in the last 10 Years

The orchard areas in the country for the period 2007 to mid 2017 increased threefold to 678,207 acres, compared to 283,610 decares ten years ago. This shows the latest data on the structure of the fruit plantations in Bulgaria presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, writes sinor.bg. The survey is conducted every five years in the Member States of the European Union.

100-ton Locomotive from the Third Reich will be Restored in Bulgaria

A 100-ton steam locomotive from the Third Reich will be restored in Bulgaria. It will arrive by ship on the Danube because it is too heavy to transport on land. The repair, worth about half a million euros, will be carried out in a railway repair workshop in Sofia, reports Darik. 
 

Prime Minister Borissov Will be Awarded With the "Orden of the Republic of Serbia"

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic will award Prime Minister Boyko Borissov with the "Order of the Republic of Serbia" tomorrow, February 15th, when the country celebrates its national holiday - the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia, the government's press service announced.

"The Order of the Republic of Serbia" is the highest state award in the country.

Drilling in the Black Sea Starts within Days, it will Seek Oil and Gas

Local extraction in the deep Black Sea is one of the most real forms of diversification of energy resources - something our government is actively seeking and working for. Local resources will help us with more energy independence and better liquidity on the gas exchange.

Tourist Exhibition "Vacation and SPA Expo" in Bulgaria Begins

Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova will open the biggest tourist event in Bulgaria - the international exhibition "Vacation and SPA Expo", Econ.bg writes. 

During the three days of the exhibition 380 companies from 25 countries participated with representative stands.

EP Supports an Increase of Over BGN 3 billion in the Budget For Bulgaria After 2020

Bulgaria could receive up to BGN 4 billion from the EU by 2027.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg has approved an increase in funds for member states. The decision means a record growth of the money for our country. However, it is due to go through another vote in the Chamber before it becomes final.

Sofia Hosts an International Cyber Security Conference (Video)

The number of connected devices and individuals on the Internet is growing against a background of increasingly sophisticated and massive cyber attacks.

How to deal with cybersecurity is the topic of an international conference to be held in Sofia Tech Park.

An International Conference with the Participation of Bulgarian Foreign Minister is Held in Warsaw

In the Polish capital Warsaw, an international conference on Peace and Stability in the Middle East, chaired by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Chaptutovic, is held.

70 countries are participating in the forum, and Bulgaria is represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva.

Bulgaria Celebrates Both Love and Wine Day Today

Two major celebrations are taking place on February 14 in Bulgaria, with Valentine's day coinciding with the national feast of wine and vine.

Bulgaria Reports New Case of African Swine Fever

Bulgaria has confirmed a new case of African swine fever in a wild boar near in the northeastern town of Devnya, the national food safety authority said on Wednesday.

African swine fever is a highly contagious disease that affects pigs and wild boar. It does not affect humans.

Bulgaria Freezes Bank Accounts That Received Money From Venezuela's Oil Company

Officials in Bulgaria say they have frozen several bank accounts that received millions of euros transferred from Venezuela's state-owned oil company, thenewstribune.com writes. 

Chief prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said Wednesday that the money was meant to be eventually sent to accounts abroad.

Two Cases of Measles have been Confirmed in Bulgaria

Following the wave of measles in Europe, two cases have already been confirmed in Bulgaria. One is for a 3-year-old child and the other is a 37-year-old woman. The disease has reached epidemic values ​​in neighboring countries, and there are casualties.

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