Latest News from Bulgaria

Important Points to Note About the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

The hands of the clock are slowly ticking down to the wee hours of May 18, 2019, which is billed to be the finals for the 2019 edition of the most anticipated music competition in Europe, that is, the Eurovision Song Contest.

There's still chance Volkswagen could come to Serbia - PM

"Serbia is fighting. I understand that there are people in Serbia who would be infinitely happy if Volkswagen didn't come. There are, fortunately, many, many more people who will be infinitely happy if it does," the prime minister said.

Bulgarian Energy Minister: Bulgaria as a Member of the EU Strictly Respects the Basic Objectives and Priorities in the Energy Sector

,,Bulgaria as a member of the EU strictly respects the basic objectives and priorities of the European Union in the energy sector'', Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said at the eighth energy conference dedicated to the prospects for the development of the sector in the region of Southeastern Europe opened today in Sofia Hotel Balkan.

The Ministry Of Interior Reports A Decrease In Phone Frauds

The Ministry of Interior reports a decrease in phone frauds for the last three years. This was made clear in a statement by Interior Minister Mladen Marinov during parliamentary scrutiny.

The Bulgarian Consulate In Barcelona Will Open On August 1st

The Bulgarian Consulate in Barcelona will open on August 1st, the BNR reports, referring to Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva. By decision of the government, the activities of the new consulate will cover the Autonomous Communities of Catalonia and Aragon.

Today is the World Hypertension Day

Today is the World Hypertension Day. It was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has become an annual event ever since.  Cardiovascular diseases remain the main cause of death in the world, and in Bulgaria they occupy the first place as a cause of death and disability.

NIMH: Showers and Thunder in Many Places

Today, clouds will break in the morning hours, but the afternoon will bring showers and thunder to many places across the country.

31 Projects on the Cross-Border Program with Serbia Have Been Approved

31 projects will receive a total of over EUR 8 million for the second call for the INTERREG-IPP Bulgaria-Serbia cross-border program 2014-2020, the regional ministry announced.

The funds are for initiatives to create sustainable tourism, youth support and environmental care.

Switzerland Removes Restrictions on the Work and Establishment of Bulgarians

From 1 June 2019, the citizens of Bulgaria and Romania will have full freedom of movement, employment and establishment in Switzerland. Thus, they will have the same rights as other EU citizens (except Croatia) and will be able to reside freely in the country provided they have a job, the Press Center Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Vandalism in the Bulgarian Cave Magura Next to Prehistoric Drawings

Vandals have written on the walls of the Magura cave in Northwestern Bulgaria, where there are prehistoric drawings of 7000 years. The news was published on Facebook by Andrey Shurelov. His picture shows that the prehistoric drawings have the inscription "Radi, Pavcho, Antov 2019".

More And More Young Bulgarians Are Deciding To Emigrate

Bulgarians are starting to emigrate around the age of 17. 33 225 people left the country permanently in 2018. They have declared to the border authorities that they will move their permanent address abroad.

787 children from 0 to 4 years left Bulgaria, 1083 - between 5 and 9 years and 1,191 - between 10 and 14 years.

60% Of The Scrutiny European Fraud Cases In Bulgaria Were Rejected Or Terminated

60 percent of the European fraud cases which were scrutinized in Bulgaria, were rejected or terminated by the prosecutor's office. This was found in a special report by the European Court of Auditors on the fight against fraud with funds from the European Cohesion Funds over the last five years.

Last Day For Free-Trip Requests Under the 'Discover the EU' initiative

Today is the last day in which EU citizens of 18 years of age can declare their willingness to participate in the distribution of 20 000 free travel cards within the framework of the European Union's "Discover the EU" initiative.

The quota for Bulgaria is 275 tickets. Those wishing to apply can apply through the European Youth Portal.