Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria Last in EU Living Standard Ranking

Bulgaria is at the bottom of the EU living standard ranking, a survey made by economists  from the Bulgarian Academy of Science shows, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. 

Most Balkan States Adopt UN Migration Pact

More than 150 UN member states signed the Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco - which has caused controversy in Balkan countries as it has done elsewhere.

Bulgarian Minister Touches Raw Nerve in Macedonia

Macedonia has signed a friendship agreement with Bulgaria and intends to honour it, Macedonia's Foreign Ministry has said, after the Bulgarian Defence Minister, Krasimir Karakachanov, disputed the existence of the Macedonian language at the weekend.

"Garbage" Join the Hills of Rock Festival 2019

The alternative Scottish-American rock band Garbage will be headliners on the third day of the Hill of Rock 2019 festival, whose third edition will be held on 28, 29 and 30 June at the Rowing Base in Plovdiv, organizers from Sofia Music Enterprises announced, reports Dnevnik. 

Bulgarians will Spend a Quarter of their Salary for Christmas Presents

Bulgarian households will spend up to 25% of their monthly incomes for Christmas-New Year's gifts, according to the FERATUM Group 2018 Christmas Barometer, conducted in 19 countries. It places Bulgaria at fourth place on planned expenses for the upcoming holidays.

The Bulgarian National Library Marks 140 Years since its Creation

Within three years the building of the National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius "will be completely renewed. This was announced by the Minister of Culture, Boil Banov, after the commemoration of the anniversary of the oldest cultural institute in the post-liberation Bulgaria. Today, the National Library marks the 140th anniversary of its creation.


The Bulgarian exports to Canada have grown 15% under the EU-Canada Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), says Mr. Brad Niblock, senior trade commissioner at the Embassy of Canada to Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova. According to Mr.

The Restoration of the Buzludzha Monument would Cost the Bulgarian State EUR 7.5 Million

The renovation of the Buzludja monument would cost 7.5 million leva, the roof of the building urgently needs to be repaired, it should be declared a monument of culture and decided which state structure will govern it. The owner can then apply for European funds for its reimbursement. Its future functions must be publicly discussed. One of the possible options is to become a modern museum.

Sofia Municipality is Ready to Discuss New Measures Against Air Pollution

The mechanism of Sofia Municipality for days with dirty air is still being tested, and it is possible to change it, including after proposals from citizens. This was understood by a statement by the chairman of the municipal council Elena Gerdjikov before journalists, while in front of the municipality about 80 people protested because of the heavily polluted air.

Brown Bear and Her Little One was Shot by Camera in the Area of Vitosha

A bear with her little one was shot in the area of ​​the State hunting site "Vitosha-Studena", reported FOCUS News Agency. The Regional Inspectorate was working on a case related to bear attack over a big beehive located in a private property in the region of the farm, within the limits of Vitosha Nature Park.

Bulgarian Beekeepers Go on a Protest

Beekeepers from all over Bulgaria are protesting today at the Ministry of Agriculture. Dissatisfaction with the industry is related to the  aid to the sector.

Grigor Dimitrov Clarifies his Statement About Sofia Open

Staged at the Arena Armeec Sofia, the ATP 250 event in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia has been in the calendar since 2016, with Roberto Bautista Agut, Grigor Dimitrov and Mirza Basic lifting the trophy in the first three editions. As was expected, Grigor Dimitrov was in the spotlight every year there, playing or not, as by far the most accomplished Bulgarian male player ever an

Kubrat Pulev Signs Multi-year Deal One of the Largest Promotion Agencies

Top Rank has signed former heavyweight world title challenger Kubrat Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) to a co-promotional deal, according to ESPN. It's a multi-year deal for the 37-year-old Pulev, who is currently the mandatory challenger to International Boxing Federation heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.