Latest News from Bulgaria

Ministry of Energy: Bulgaria Wants to Keep its Coal-fired Power Plants Running

Bulgaria plans to keep the coal-fired power plants running because they are basic to the country, the country's Deputy Minister of Energy Zhecho Stankov said on 6th of February during a discussion. In his words, maintaining the role of local coal is set out in the country's Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan by 2030 with a horizon by 2050.

Bulgaria's Electricity Exports Gone up by Nearly 200% for a Year

According to data from the Electricity System Operator, by February 3, Bulgaria's electricity exports to neighbouring countries increased by 199.72% for a year.


The increase is mainly due to an increase in exports to Turkey. The current energy balance report shows growth in electricity generation by 12%t, while consumption has gone up by nearly 5%.


Mostly Cloudy, in most Regions in Bulgaria the Precipitation will Stop by Noon

Still cloudy today. The precipitation will ease and will completely stop by noon in most regions. In the afternoon, the clouds over Western Bulgaria will break. Light to moderate wind from east-northeast, sometimes strong in the southeastern regions, with continuing incursion of cold air. Maximum temperatures between 2°C and 7°C.

Scandal With Child Sexual Abuse in Bulgaria

In 2014, Norwegian law enforcement authorities seized millions of encrypted files depicting sexual abuse of children. The seized material contained information that led Norwegian police to believe that two Norwegian suspects ran an orphanage in Bulgaria.

Bulgarian Energy Minister to Visit Azerbaijan

Bulgaria's Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova will visit Baku in February, Trend learned from a diplomatic source.

Petkova will attend the 5th meeting of the Advisory Council of the Southern Gas Corridor to be held on February 20 in Baku, noted the source.

The source added that Petkova will visit the country with a large delegation from Bulgaria.

Bulgarian Minister of Tourism Popularizes Our Tourism in Russia

Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelova held meetings with representatives of the Federation Council (FF) and the Cooperation Group with Bulgaria in Moscow. The Minister is on an official visit to the Russian capital, accompanied by a Bulgarian parliamentary delegation, announced the Ministry of Tourism, quoted by NOVA TV. 

SOFIA Will Host a Meeting of Young Leaders From 35 Countries

Sofia will host the European Junior Presidents' Meeting of the Junior Chamber International European Presidents. It will be held in the period 07-10.02.2019 in Hilton Sofia Hotel. Participants in the event will be 110 delegates from 35 countries. Apart from Europe, delegates from the United States, Indonesia, Japan and Paraguay will take part in the event.

Power Bourse EEX to Focus on Serbia, Slovenia, Bulgaria

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) expects to expand power trading in Serbia, Bulgaria and Slovenia this year, having raised power futures volumes in 2018 across Europe by 19 percent, Chief Executive Peter Reitz said, reports Reuters. 

Five Companies Shortlisted to Build Bulgaria-Greece Pipeline

Five companies and consortia have been short-listed to file bids in a 145 million euro ($165.65 million) tender to design and build a gas pipeline between Bulgaria and Greece, data from the company overseeing delivery of the project, ICGB, showed on Tuesday, reports Reuters.

Lions Terez and Masoud Are Feeling Good

The lions from the Razgrad Zoo Terez and Masoud have grown up and they are feeling good. This was announced by the  FELIDA Big Cat Centre, quoted by bTV. 

It will soon be decided whether Terez and Masoud can be transferred to the Lionrock Reserve in South Africa where they grow and hunt in their natural habitat.

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor and Interior Minister are on a Visit to Abu Dhabi

The visit of Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and Interior Minister Mladen Marinov to Abu Dhabi continues on 5th of February, reports BNT. 

They are there at the invitation of the UAE Attorney General Dr Hamad Al Shamsi. The main topics of the talks are cooperation in penal criminal matters and the fight against organised crime and terrorism.