Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria eyes stake in planned LNG terminal in Alexandroupoli

Sofia plans to take a minority stake in a liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal near Greece's northern city of Alexandroupoli, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova has said, according to reports.

Bulgarian Minister: Construction of IGB is Irreversible Process

The implementation of the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) that will provide delivery of Azerbaijani gas to South East Asia has already been settled. It is an irreversible process.

This was stated by Energy Minister of Bulgaria Temenuzhka Petkova at a round table on "Risks and prospects for the energy security of South-Eastern Europe", reports Azer News.

Cold Spell Continues - Snow will Pile up

Snow will fall and accumulate in North Bulgaria and the high fields today. Rainfall and temperatures below the zero with frost forecast in the northeastern regions this morning. In most of South Bulgaria, the rain will be turning to snow. There will be moderate wind from north-northeast, strong to stormy in East Bulgaria. Snow blizzards in Dobrudzha, Ludogorie and the mountain passes.

Women in Bulgaria Earn 14% Less than Men

This was reported by The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria (CITUB) on the Equal Pay Day between men and women. According to the union, 44 percent of women in Bulgaria live at risk of poverty.

Serbia preparing to build section of TurkStream

And everything is being done in accordance with European rules, the head of the state-owned natural gas enterprise remarked.

Bajatovic told Prva TV that the Energy Agency of Serbia has already been asked for permission to build TurkStream through Serbia, and that this project in now before the Energy Community, which has a deadline of 60 days to declare itself on it.

More than Half of Bulgarians Living Abroad Consider Coming Back

More than half of Bulgarians living abroad are considering returning to Bulgaria. At the same time, a third would like to return, while 20% hesitate. This shows data from a special survey of the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies, BNR reported.

New Gas Pipes will Cost Bulgaria BGN 2.8 Billion

Bulgaria will need more than BGN 2.8 billion to build a new gas infrastructure to respond adequately to the new gas flows in the region. This was stated during a hearing in Parliament by Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova, which marks the major changes in the country's updated energy strategy by 2020.