EU Council

Bulgaria and 13 EU Nations Rally for Increased Defense Financing from European Investment Bank

Amid growing concerns over security threats posed by Russian aggression, Bulgaria and a coalition of 13 other European Union countries have urged the European Investment Bank (EIB) to bolster defense financing. The call, joined by powerhouse nations Germany and France, aims to enhance the bloc's defense capabilities in response to escalating tensions, as reported by Bloomberg.

Europe could save 238,000 lives a year by meeting WHO air pollution guidelines

Approximately 238,000 air pollution deaths could be avoided each year if the EU27 countries actually met World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for air pollution, according to figures from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

And more than 400,000 deaths could be avoided if particle air pollution could be avoided completely.

Foreign Minister Gabriel: Bulgaria Stands Firm with Israel Against Terrorism

Deputy Prime Minister Mariya Gabriel, representing Bulgaria, reiterated the country's steadfast commitment to supporting Israel's right to defend itself against terrorist attacks. The announcement was made during her participation in an EU Council meeting held in Brussels.

Bulgaria's Schengen Land Border Talks Set for 2024, Says Deputy PM

Bulgaria's journey toward integration into the Schengen Area marked a notable development as Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel disclosed plans to negotiate the country's accession to Schengen for land borders in 2024. This revelation emerged during the parliamentary Question Time on Friday.

Bulgaria's Customs Agency Bolsters Border Vigilance in Accordance with Schengen Commitments to Austria

The Customs Agency of Bulgaria has intensified scrutiny on all goods entering and exiting Austria, implemented across checkpoints and territory, aligning with the country's commitment to Austria and Schengen entry obligations.