Latest News from Bulgaria

Parliament Declared Veliko Tarnovo as the Spiritual Capital of Bulgaria

The Parliament has declared Veliko Tarnovo a historical and spiritual capital of Bulgaria, Focus News Agency reports. The decision was supported by 99 MPs, without votes against or abstentions. The item was put on the agenda at the beginning of the session as suggested by Speaker of Parliament Tsveta Karayancheva.

The Population of Bulgaria is Declining and Aging

Under 7 million people is now the population of Bulgaria. This was made clear by the words of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) management, who today presented the demographic picture in the country up to December 31, 2018. According to the data at that date, the Bulgarians were 7 000 039 people, but the lasting trends show that to date we are certainly below that figure.

Bulgaria is on the Finish Line for the Selection of New Plant of Volkswagen

Two weeks ago it became clear that only two countries remained in the race for the new Volkswagen plant in Eastern Europe. Now there is clarity about who they are. According to the German news agency dpa, quoted by Handelsblatt, the election has been reduced to Bulgaria and Turkey, reports

Food Quality Inspections Throughout Bulgaria before Easter

Mass checks are being carried out all over the country on the quality of food for the Easter table, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency said.
Enhanced inspections will begin on April 15 and continue until May 6 - St. George's Day.

Bulgarian Border police: Heavy Truck Traffic at Ruse and Vidin

There is heavy truck traffic early this morning on the checkpoints of Danube Bridge Ruse and Danube Bridge Vidin, at exit from Bulgaria, Border Police said. Traffic on all other border checkpoints in the country is normal. Traffic data was reported as of 6 am.

Serbia Under Bulgarian Occupation: Documenting WWI Crimes

The central topic of Pisarri's book, which he developed out of his PhD thesis and which was originally published in Italian, is crimes against Serbian civilians in the part of the Kingdom of Serbia that was occupied by Bulgaria in 1915. The book will be issued in a Serbian translation this autumn.

Bulgarian Head of State: Do Not Hesitate to be More Aggressive to Invest in Bulgaria

,,Do not hesitate to be more aggressive to invest in Bulgaria'', President Rumen Radev said to the representatives of Qatar at the Doha-Qatar-Bulgarian Business Forum.
    He noted the intense political dialogue between Bulgaria and the State of Qatar.
   ,,Our mission is to turn political cooperation into business cooperation with visible results'', Radev pointed out.

Manchester Airport Group Poised for Bulgarian Airport Bid

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is expected to submit its bid to run Sofia Airport later today, following months of delays, reports New Civil Engineer. 

Last month, Bulgaria's transport ministry, for the fifth time, extended the deadline for submitting bids for the 35-year concession contract to run the airport.

European Socialists Freeze Relations with Romania Ruling Party

PES Common Candidate Frans Timmermans (L) with PES leader Sergey Stanishev. Photo: EPA/Miguel A. Lopez

Weeks ahead of the European elections, the European Socialists have "frozen" their relations with the ruling party in Romania, and in June will decide on its continued membership of the left-wing bloc in the European Parliament.