Latest News from Bulgaria

UN Envoy 'Very Confident' on Migration Pact Despite Attacks'

UN special representative for migration Louise Arbour says she is "very confident" on the future of an international pact on migration despite a string of countries opting out, reported AFP.

Bosnian Serb Strongman to Sack 16 Ambassadors

After meeting the new President of Republika Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic, on Thursday in Banja Luka, Milorad Dodik, the former RS President and new Serbian member of the Bosnian Presidency, said he would be seeking to replace a list of Bosnian ambassadors.

Atlantic Council of Bulgaria Voiced a Position on the Acquisition of a New Type of Combat Aircraft

The Atlantic Council of Bulgaria has issued an opinion stating our country should purchase the U.S. F-16 as a new type of fighter for the Bulgarian Air Force, and adding that the government should adhere to the common practice in NATO member states - to acquire the average number of 16 aircraft per squadron, not as planned in two times of 8, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Bulgaria and Norway to Work Together on Joint Projects Related to Western Balkans

Bulgaria and Norway are going to work together on joint projects in the Western Balkans in order to urge young people to stay and develop in their home countries, reported the Bulgarian National Radio.

This was agreed by Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva and Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide.

Bulgarians Celebrate Saint Nicholas Day

The Days of St Nicholas (Nikola), the patron of fisherman, sailors, merchants and bankers, is being marked nationwide by Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria on Sunday, December 06.

Bulgaria Police Seize 'Two Platoons' Worth' of Weapons

Bulgarian authorities arrested seven people and seized a major haul of weapons and ammunition that would have been enough to "arm two platoons" in a series of operations over five days, the head of the police's Directorate for Combating Organized Crime, GDCOD, Ivaylo Spiridonov, said on Wednesday, showcasing piles of guns and ammunition.

Price of the Heating in Bulgaria Will Not Change as of January 1

The price of the heating in Bulgaria will not change as of January 1, because a 4 percent increase in the price of natural gas is expected for the first quarter of 2019. This is what the Chairman of the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (KEVR) Ivan Ivanov told journalists in the building of the regulator.

Official: Bulgaria will not Join the UN Pact on Migration

Bulgaria has refrained from joining the Global Pact on Safe, Regulated and Regular Migration, the government decided. Our country will not participate with its official representatives at the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Pact, to be held in Morocco on 10 and 11 December.

Google Vice President Becomes a Bulgarian Consul in the Silicon Valley

The Bulgarian government appointed Bogomil Balkansky as Honorary Consul in San Francisco with a consular district covering the Silicon Valley, California.

Bogomil Balkansky's candidacy was proposed by the Bulgarian community in the Silicon Valley, the government's press service announced.

The Police Found a Record Number of Weapons and Ammunition in a Garage in Sofia

A record number of weapons and ammunition were found in a garage in the Reduta district, NOVA reported. They were found in a GDBOP action and the Specialized Prosecutor's Office. Some of the machine guns were found in the village of Gabarevo, Municipality of Pavel Banya. Drugs were also found in the operation. One person has been arrested on the case, detained on November 30, Darik learned.

Grigor Dimitrov: I will not Play in Sofia, this is a Private Tournament

Grigor Dimitrov spoke for the first time about his eventual participation in Sofia Open 2019. Unfortunately, however, Bulgaria's number one tennis player admitted that the decision was not to participate in the Arena Armeec competition, reports Sportal. 

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