Latest News from Bulgaria

Volleyball: Turkish women seek win for 2020 Olympics

Turkey's national women volleyball team will take on Belgium for their last group match in the European qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Jan. 10.

Turkey were beaten by Germany 3-1 in their first game of the European qualifiers on Tuesday while they beat Croatia 3-1 in their second game on Wednesday in the tournament.

Bulgaria to Host the Three Seas initiative Summit

At the proposal of President Rumen Radev Bulgaria will host the sixth summit of the Three Seas Regional Initiative, which brings together 12 EU member states, located between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black seas and which is actively supported by the US. The Bulgarian Head of State invited the US President to participate in the forum at the NATO summit in London.

TurkStream gas pipeline launched

The presidents of Turkey and Russia on Wednesday formally launched the TurkStream pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe through Turkey, part of Moscow's efforts to reduce shipments via Ukraine.

BNR: Bulgarian Ministry of Defense Launches Drone Delivery Tender

Sources from the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense have reported that a tender for the delivery of drones for the army was announced in the last days of 2019. The value of the contract would be about 13 million euros. Invitation for participation in the contest has been sent to 24 companies from the USA, Israel, Italy, Bulgaria and other countries, BNR reported.

US Ambassador to Bulgaria Herro Mustafa Met with Defense Minister Karakachanov

Ambassador Mustafa attended a lunch meeting today with American and Bulgarian military leaders to advance development of our 10-Year Bilateral Defense Plan with Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov.  The U.S. Department of Defense Director for European Policy, Central and Southern Europe from the Office of the U.S.

Bulgaria to buy 20 pct stake in Greek LNG terminal

Bulgaria will buy a 20 percent stake in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal off northern Greece as it works to move away from its almost complete dependence on gas from Russia, the government said on Wednesday.
The United States and Qatar are expected to be the main suppliers of LNG for the facility.

Erdoğan, Putin meeting in Istanbul ahead of TurkStream launch

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Istanbul.

Jan. 8's meeting is being held ahead of the launch ceremony of TurkStream natural gas pipeline project in the city, which the two leaders are set to attend.

U.S. Delegation at the High-Level U.S.-Bulgaria Strategic Dialogue in Sofia

Today, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and US Ambassador Herro Mustafa open the first session of the Bulgaria-US Strategic Dialogue.

Global issues, topics in the fields of defense, security, economy, trade, energy, the rule of law will be discussed in separate panels within the forum

Sunny Today, with Light to Moderate Northwest Wind

It will be sunny today, the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) reported. There will be light northwest wind; in eastern Bulgaria it will be moderate, blowing from the north.
Maximum temperatures between 2C and 7C, in Sofia - about 3C. Atmospheric pressure will be higher than the monthly average and will remain constant throughout the day.


Bulgarian Women Battle on for Recognition of Their Marriage

Despite a setback before Bulgaria's Supreme Court, Lili Babulkova and Darina Koilova have vowed to continue the struggle to have their marriage recognised - even if they have to go to the ECHR.

Ivan Geshev Ordered Joint Checks of Local Waste Holders' Compliance with the Laws

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev on January 6 ordered the Interior Minister and the Head of of the State Agency for National Security to conduct joint checks of local waste holders' compliance with the Waste Management Act and the Environmental Protection Act, the Prosecutor's office said in a press release on January 6, BNT reported.