Latest News from Bulgaria

Eurostat: Bulgaria Has the Highest Mortality Rate in the EU

With 1,602 deaths per 100,000, Bulgaria ranks first in mortality in the EU in 2016. Bulgaria is followed by Latvia and Romania (1476), Lithuania (1455) and Hungary (1425). This is shows the data of a statistical analysis of the Eurostat statistical office published today.

The Personal Data of Millions of Bulgarian Citizens and Companies Have Leaked from the National Revenue Agency

Perhaps the biggest leak of personal data in Bulgaria. That's how the 57-folder contains more than a thousand files that anonymous hackers sent to Bulgarian media on Monday. Upon reviewing the information, "Kapital" has opened databases with more than 1 million rows containing personal information like names, addresses, and even earnings.

U.S. Joins 11 NATO Allies for Breeze 2019 Maritime Exercise in Bulgaria

The United States and 11 NATO allies began their participation in the nine-day Breeze 19, a maritime exercise hosted by Bulgaria that included three U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft.

The exercise began Friday and is scheduled to conclude on July 21 near Varna in the Black Sea, according to a Naval news release Monday.

Velocity Announces Positive Drill Results from the Bulgarian Obichnik Gold Project

Canadian mineral exploration and development company Velocity Minerals said on Monday that it has received drill results from the Obichnik gold project, in southeastern Bulgaria, which confirm the presence of both high-grade epithermal gold and potential bulk tonnage intrusion related gold mineralization.

Broken Clouds in the Morning, Rain Showers in Southern Bulgaria

Broken cloud this morning, rain showers in southern Bulgaria, meteorologist Hristo Hristov of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) told Focus News Agency. In Rila and Rhodope mountains, the rainfall will be significant. A light northeast wind will blow.

Growth of Bulgarian Exports During the First Five Months of 2019

Exports of goods from Bulgaria to the EU countries and to third countries increased in May by 7.3% compared to the same month of the previous year, reaching BGN 4.6393 billion. At the same time, imports decreased by 0.6% to BGN 5.1331 billion, preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) show.

Bulgaria Is the Leading Producer of Organic Rose and Lavender Oil in the World

The Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a National Plan for the Development of Organic Farming until 2027. The goal is to establish this country as leader in a number of bio-products. The sustainability of small organic farms will be promoted through their cooperation. Opportunities for free counseling and professional training for bio-farmers are being launched.

"Volya" Won't Support the Deal for the Purchase of the F-16 Aircraft

"Volya" won't support the deal for the purchase of eight F-16 fighters in the plenary, the party's press centre reported. The deal must be submitted for ratification by Parliament by the end of this week.

Volya's deputies will vote against the purchase of fighters in the defense committee scheduled for tomorrow and the Budget and Finance Committee scheduled for Wednesday.

Mercedes Supplier has Opened a Development Center in Sofia, Part of a € 40 Million Investment

A key supplier for Mercedes, which last year announced its investment in a headlamp factory in Bulgaria, officially opened a development center in Sofia. The subsidiary of the group was in our country - "Odelo Farba" - will work on projects for rear lights of cars in the office in the capital and the finished products will be in mass production 2 years after the initial design phase.

Tsakalotos among possible candidates for top job at IMF, CNBC reports

As the International Monetary Fund prepares to choose a new managing director to replace Christine Lagarde, who is to leave the post in the coming months, CNBC has reported that former Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is among the candidates in the running for the job.

Over 1300 Foreign Artists and Ballet Dancers Work in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria these positions have not been able to be borrowed by Bulgarians, writes NOVA TV.

Teachers, athletes, ballerinas and circus artists came in Bulgaria from non-EU countries.

Since the beginning of 2019, 1346 foreign nationals from third countries have been granted permission to work in Bulgaria, according to data from the Employment Agency, including seasonal workers.

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