Latest News from Bulgaria

Eurobank finishes buyout of Piraeus’ Bulgarian unit

Greece's third-largest lender, Eurobank, said on Friday that its Bulgarian subsidiary Postbank had concluded the acquisition of Piraeus Bank's Bulgarian unit after obtaining regulatory approvals.
The acquisition boosts Postbank's share in Bulgaria's banking market to more than 10 percent, ranking it third in terms of total loans, Eurobank said.

Modern Technologies Maintain Quality Infrastructure Even if It Is Old

Modern technologies are increasingly a key factor in today's society. They help, develop and maintain the quality of people's lives, and people are no longer able to cope without them. This is particularly important for the infrastructure objects, without which people's lives and business development seem unthinkable.

BSP Wants a New Contest for the Renovation of the Sofia Centre

We insist on a new competition for the project for the renovation of Zone 4 "Golden Sofia" from the central city part. This is stated in a position of the municipal councillors of BSP "Left Bulgaria" in the Sofia Municipal Council.

PM Boyko Borissov Celebrates His 60th Birthday

Born in 1959 in Bankya, his father is an employee of the Sofia City Administration of the Ministry of Interior and his mother is a primary school teacher. He has a sister - Krasimira, who is a doctor.

He graduated from the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Simeonovo, specialty "Fire Protection". Later he worked in the Ministry of Interior system.

Bulgaria Returns to Turkey Valuable Artifacts

In the presence of Deputy Minister of Culture Amelia Gesheva, Turkish Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ougul Oskan Yavuz will be handed over artifacts of archeological origin held by the Bulgarian Customs Authorities at Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint in October 2016 for illegal imports from Turkish citizen, the Ministry of Culture announced.

Dubai Port Operator with Interest in Bulgarian Ports

One of the largest port operators in the world - Dubai Port World - has shown interest in investing in Bulgarian ports and in creating high-tech logistics centers in different cities in the country.

Bulgaria Will Choose a New Chief Prosecutor on October 24th

Bulgaria will choose a new Chief Prosecutor on October 24th. The SJC adopted 21 of 22 votes in the Prosecutor's Office's proposals for the timetable of the procedure, a Canal 3 reporter reported.

The idea is to give a maximum amount of time for the procedure and to respond to the great public interest in the subject, said Sotir Tsatsarov.


Sofia Lost the Race for the Seat of the European Labor Authority

Sofia lost the race for the seat of the European Labor Authority. The new EU agency will be located in Bratislava, EUobserver reported. Slovakia received 15 out of 28 votes during the vote in the ministerial meeting of the Council on Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs.

Nationalist Party VMRO Suggest "Bulgarians" Card for Compatriots Abroad

Ethnic Bulgarians, who live abroad and do not have Bulgarian citizenship, will be able to apply for a new type of personal document in Bulgaria, called the "Bulgarians" card. If they receive it, they will have the right to reside permanently in Bulgaria.

This envisages amendments to the law on Bulgarian personal documents submitted to the National Assembly by members of VMRO.