Latest News from Bulgaria

Over 9.2 Million Foreign Tourists Visited Bulgaria Last Year

The growth of foreign tourists who visited our country in 2018 is increasing by 5%. The data was announced by Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova at a conference in Sofia, quoted by the Bulgarian National Television.

The Original of Bulgaria's First Constitution will be Displayed in Parliament

The original of the Turnovo and the Silver Constitution, as well as the personal belongings of Petko Slaveikov will be displayed in the National Assembly. The exhibition is dedicated to 140 years from the adoption of the first Bulgarian Constitution, reports BNT. 

Official: Lubo Penev is the New Coach of CSKA Sofia Taking over from El Maestro

CSKA Sofia have hired former Bulgaria boss Lubo Penev as their new coach to replace Nestor El Maestro, who left the job by mutual consent, the Bulgarian club said on Friday, reports Reuters. 

The 52-year-old Penev, one of the Balkan country's soccer icons, began his third spell at his former club CSKA after signing a one-and-a-half-year contract.

Bulgaria will Sell Huge and Deserted Properties it Owns Abroad

Bulgaria has a large building stock abroad and for many years it has not been managed well. This conclusion was made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva in response to a question by BSP MP Kristian Vigenin during parliamentary scrutiny. She assured that the government is working to optimize the cost of building maintenance.

Automobile Giant Opens Sixth Plant in Bulgaria

"Teklas Bulgaria" will build a sixth factory on the territory of Bulgaria. The company, which produces rubber compound and plastic products for the biggest automotive companies, has chosen Vratsa for its newest factory, according to a statement by the mayor Kalin Kamenov. In the beginning, the company will hire 500 people, and at a later stage their number will double.

Every Third Teacher in Bulgaria Complains of Severe Stress

35% of Bulgarian teachers complain of a strong general stress, according to data from the teachers' syndicate under the Podkrepa Labor Code. The research is at the National Center for Public Health and Analysis, reports Darik. 

Bulgaria's Consumer Sentiment Index Increased by 1.9% For January 2019

Bulgaria's consumer sentiment index increased by 1.9 percentage points at the end of January as compared to the previous consumer survey in October last year, due to a strong improvement in confidence among rural population, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Friday, quoted by SEE News. 

Bulgaria Signs Car Supply Deal with Moto Pfohe

Bulgaria's education ministry said on Thursday that it has signed a 1 million levs ($580,000/511,000 euro) deal with local car dealer Moto-Pfohe for the supply and maintenance of light vehicles with 8+1 seats, See News reports. 

The contract was signed on February 2, the ministry said in a notice to the public procurement agency.

Jess Messina Off to Bulgaria

JESS Messina is about to embark on a demanding schedule to start the year that will see her head to Bulgaria, return home for a month before heading to Serbia and potentially Finland, reports. 

With just 18 months until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Port Macquarie boxer knows the hard work has only just started.

Bulgaria Warns FYROM Over NATO Membership

/ekathimerini/ If the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) wants to be a full member of NATO and the European Union, it must fulfill the commitments it has undertaken towards Bulgaria and Greece, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov has said.