Latest News from Bulgaria

The European Commission Raised Bulgarian GDP Growth Forecast for 2019 to 3.6%

Economic growth in Bulgaria would slow down over the next 2 years, but would remain close to its potential, according to the European Commission's autumn report. Brussels expects a moderate pace of Bulgarian exports, a fall in inflation, budget surplus and a continuing decline in public debt, BNR reported.

There Are 442 Thousand People with Diabetes in Bulgaria

There are 442,000 people with diabetes in Bulgaria, or 8.3 percent of the population between the ages of 20 and 79. These figures were announced at a roundtable at the National Assembly "Together we can beat diabetes", according to the parliament's press centre.

Bulgaria and Luxembourg to Work Together to Support European Integration of the Republic of Northern Macedonia and Albania

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs and Minister of Immigration and Asylum Jean Asselborn agreed on Bulgaria and Luxembourg to work together on the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries after the lack of a decision for the start of the negotiations with the Republic Northern Macedonia and A

Bulgaria - One of the EU Countries with the Most Unhappy People

In 2018, over 62% of people aged 16 and over in the European Union reported being happy all of the time (14%) or most of the time (48%) over the past four weeks, while 12% were rarely (8%) or never happy (2%), Eurostat reported.

Compared with 2013, the share of happy people in the EU increased by over 2 percentage points (60%).

Mitsotakis, Zaev to meet again at business event on Nov. 14

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with North Macedonia's Zoran Zaev on November 14, on the sidelines of the Thessaloniki Summit 2019, a business event organized by the Federation of Industries of Greece (SBE).

Their first meeting was on September 24 in New York, on the sidelines of a UN meeting, as part of Mitsotakis' contacts with leaders from the western Balkans.

November - Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer remains among the most lethal cancers - it causes more deaths than breast, prostate and colon cancers.

Bulgaria and Azerbaijan Sign Pension Agreement

The Minister of Labor and Social Policy Bisser Petkov and his Azerbaijani counterpart Sahil Babayev signed a Pension Agreement between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan, the Social Ministry press center announced.

BNR: Bulgaria Simplifies Residence Procedures for Foreign Nationals

The Bulgarian cabinet altered the regulation for implementation of the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria Act. The government facilitates the application procedures for residence of foreign nationals of Bulgarian descent, BNR reported.