Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria and Eleven more European Countries Join EU Road Safety Project

Twelve European countries, including Bulgaria, join forces in a new project financed by the EU to exchange ideas aimed at improving road safety. There are significant differences of the road safety indicators in the EU member states, BNR reported.

The Bulgarian Economy Is the Most Competitive in the Balkans

The Bulgarian economy is ranked 49th in the global competitiveness ranking according to the World Economic Forum (CIF) ranking. In 2019, Bulgaria climbs two positions in the prestigious ranking, comprising 141 countries worldwide. The country's score is 64.9 points.

Rome to Export its Waste to Bulgaria

Rome will send its waste to Bulgaria. The Italian capital, which has been congesting garbage for several years due to insufficient capacity to process it, has begun negotiations with Bulgaria to absorb some of the Roman waste.

Nearly 800 tonnes of garbage per day are left untreated and exported to countries for collection.

Over 1000 Children in Bulgaria Are Abandoned by Their Parents Every Year

,,In Bulgaria, over 1000 children are abandoned by their parents every year'', social minister Bisser Petkov said.

In his words, legislative changes initiated to prevent abandonment have met with public criticism and protests. Minister Petkov commented in which cases the risk of abandonment of a child is greatest.

EIB agrees 110 mln euro loan for Bulgaria-Greece gas link

The European Investment Bank agreed on Thursday a 110 million euros ($121 million) loan for the construction of a 182-km gas pipeline linking Bulgaria with Greece that will end Sofia's complete dependence on Russian gas and help diversify supplies in southeastern Europe.

What Will Be the Most Sought After Professions in Bulgaria in 15 Years?

Estimates indicate that by 2034 the top occupations in the labor market search will be nurses and midwives, general education teachers for secondary and elementary education.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ralitsa Ganeva a member of a research team, who made medium and long-term forecasts for the labor market, said this at a forum at Moscow Park Hotel.

Agreements For Financing the Gas Connection Bulgaria - Greece Are Signed

Several gas-to-gas agreements between Bulgaria and Greece have been signed in Sofia. The treaties were signed by the line ministers of the two countries - Temenuzhka Petkova, Konstantinos Hatzidakis, shareholders, the European Investment Bank and BEH.

The two ministers also signed an additional tax regime agreement for the pipeline for 25 years.

Bulgaria Is the 77th Least Corrupt Country

Bulgaria ranks 77th in corruption in the world, according to a report by the Australian National University. The study compares country-by-country corruption and will be presented to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Taxpayers Union in Bulgaria.

NSI: Bulgaria's Exports to the EU Аre Increasing

In the period January - July 2019, Bulgaria's exports to the EU increased by 4.8% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to BGN 22 629.6 million. In July 2019, exports to the EU increased by 3.0% compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to BGN 3 600.0 million.

We Are Celebrating World Mental Health Day

Today we celebrate World Mental Health Day. According to WHO, more than 450 million people worldwide suffer from mental illness, with only half of them receiving the assistance they need.