Focus News Agency

Bulgaria Hopes for a Final Neighborhood Agreement w/ Macedonia, FM Says

Bulgarian Foreign Minister has told Macedonian Deputy PM Fatmir Besimi his country hopes to find the right formula of a neighborhood agreement with Skopje.

After receiving Besimi in Sofia, he has noted discussions on the agreement have brought about "positive" messages.

Bulgaria Police Find Illegal Oil Refinery Near Lovech

An illegal diesel refinery was discovered on Sunday near the town of Letnitsa in the region of Lovech, Northern Bulgaria, officials have announced.

Tanks full of diesel were found in and outside the facility which had a capacity of between 60 and 150 tons per month, Focus News Agency quotes Valentin Valkov, a Lovech district prosecutor, as saying.

Bulgaria Election Authorities 'Hit by New Hack Attack'

A new cyber attack targeted on Sunday the website of Bulgaria's Central Election Commission (CIK) during a run-off vote of local elections, officials say.

The attack was "weaker" compared to the one of last week, when the first round and a referendum on online voting were held, Prof Mihail Konstantinov, who heads state-owned Information Services company, has told Focus News Agency.

Over 1000 'to Be Detained' over Vote Buying - Bulgarian PM

Police and national security agency DANS are carrying out a large-scale operation against vote-buying and other violations of electoral law, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Borisov told private national NOVA TV station on Friday morning that a special operation had been underway since 06:00 local time (EEST) to guarantee fair elections.

Bulgaria Working to Keep Gas Transport under 100% State Control - PM

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has asserted the country is "actively working" tomake sure "everything" that regards gas transportation is fully state-owned.

Borisov made his remarks at a Tuesday ceremony marking the successful reconstruction and renovation of a gas compressor station in the town of Ihtiman, not far from the capital Sofia, was officially reopened on Tuesday.