Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgarian Paralympic Team wins two Gold on Day 1 of Dubai 2019 World Para Championship

As of last night Bulgaria has its first two world champions from the Dubai 2019 World Para Championship. Ruzhdi Ruzdhi and Hristiyan Stoykov won the gold in the shot put and 1,500 m run respectively. They are part of the official team of the Bulgarian Paralympic Federation led by Iliya Lalov.

Bulgaria Becomes Part of the Common European Electricity Market

Bulgaria joins the common European electricity market, the Electricity System Operator announced. Together with Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia, Bulgaria will now be involved in unifying the electricity markets.

So far, there were 14 European countries involved in the union.

The first deliveries are planned for November 20 this year.

France is the ‘Ticking Time Bomb’, Not Bosnia

A 2018 study by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, at Kings College London, cited by the BBC, put the total number of foreign ISIS fighters at just under 41,500 from 81 countries, almost 6,000 of whom it says came from Western Europe.

Weather Forecast: Mostly Sunny with Brief Rain

Today, sunny weather will prevail in most of the country. More considerable cloudiness expected across southeastern Bulgaria, where some places will see brief rain. Light to moderate wind will blow from the southeast. Highs between 15C and 20C. Atmospheric pressure will rise and be higher than the average for November.

Mission accomplished: Corridor 10 officially released for traffic today VIDEO/PHOTO

The ceremony is attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Bulgarian Prime Minister Bojko Borisov, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, as well as representatives of the governments of the two countries, foreign creditors and companies that took part in the road works on this section.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov addressed the public first.

United Group Is about to Buy Vivacom

The Balkan telecommunications and media company United Group, owned by BC Partners, has announced that it has agreed to acquire Bulgaria's leading telecommunications operator Vivacom, Reuters reported. The amount at which the transaction will be executed is not disclosed.

Mariya Gabriel Will Participate in the Digital Knowledge and Skills Day in Haskovo

Mariya Gabriel, Bulgarian Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will visit Haskovo on November 11 to participate in the Digital Knowledge and Skills Day under the motto "Programming and Creating Together". This was announced by the Press and Media Department of the EC Delegation to Bulgaria.

The event will start at 11:00 am in the Zarya Community Center.

A 4-Kilometers Long Queue on the Bulgarian Border with Turkey

A 4-kilometers long queue at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint. The queue is formed at the exit to Turkey, NOVA reports.

The administration of the border checkpoint stated that 2400 trucks were processed in the last 24 hours, 1230 of which were leaving Bulgaria. Over the past month, heavy goods traffic has increased.

Ministry of Economy and BSMEPA Supported the "National Cause" Movement for the Return of Bulgarians Living Abroad

The Minister of Economy Mr. Emil Karanikolov and the Bulgarian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA), represented by the Executive Director Mr. Boyko Takov, supported the National Cause (DNA) Movement, whose main purpose is demography and in particular to stimulate the return of Bulgarians living abroad, back in the country.

PM Borissov: Reconciliation and Regional Cooperation Are Key to European Integration of the Western Balkans

Reconciliation, regional cooperation and maintaining good neighbourly relations are key factors for the European integration of the Western Balkans, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in his speech at the leaders meeting within the Strategic Dialogue for the Western Balkans, hosted by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, the government press office reported.

Then and Now: The Lost Promise of 1989

This is the latest in a series of articles on the legacy of the fall of the Iron Curtain 30 years ago. See more.

These dynamics were on full display last month in the qualifying rounds for the Euro 2020 soccer tournament, where a match between England and Bulgaria became a contest between two fundamentally different notions of European identity.