Ministry of Internal Affairs

Strategic Collaboration: Bulgaria Offers Police Support for Paris Olympics

Bulgaria's Ministry of the Interior has signaled its readiness to dispatch officers from various departments—such as the Border Police, Security Police, and if required, the Criminal Police—to assist in maintaining security during the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris this summer.

Suffocation Allegations in Arrest: Bulgarian Wrestling Champion's Tragic Demise

In a troubling incident, the death of ex-Bulgarian wrestling champion Plamen Penev has raised serious concerns. Reports suggest that Penev suffocated during an arrest in Stara Zagora, allegedly due to excessive force applied by law enforcement officers.

Fatalities on Bulgaria's Roads: 521 Lives Lost in the Past Year

Recent analysis by the Institute for Road Safety reveals a decline in road traffic fatalities in Bulgaria over the past three years, with 521 reported deaths in 2023 compared to 531 in 2022 and 561 in 2021. While this trend suggests a decrease in fatalities, a concerning surge in serious injuries raises alarm, escalating from 7,609 in 2021 to 9,090 in 2023.

Bulgarian Authorities Detain Over 18,000 Migrants in 2023: A Year of Challenges and Crackdowns

In the period from January to November 2023, Bulgaria saw a significant surge in migrant detentions, with a total of 18,008 third-country citizens apprehended by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This marked a stark 15.4% increase from the previous year's numbers, signifying a growing challenge for the nation.

Ministry of Internal Affairs arrests thugs: 30 police officers injured, two seriously

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, in cooperation with the High Prosecutor's Office, launched an operation to arrest all those who caused riots in front of the Belgrade City Assembly this evening.
They violently tried to break into the City Assembly.

Safety Reinforcement: Sofia's Key Spots Get Boosted Security Ahead of Holidays

In anticipation of the festive season, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced bolstered security measures set to fortify key locations across Sofia. The press center of the Ministry disclosed plans to intensify police presence at pivotal hubs, aiming to ensure public safety during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Bulgaria: 7-Car Pileup and Bus Collision Jam Entrance to Burgas

An alarming chain accident involving seven cars and a bus has caused a traffic standstill at Burgas's entry point, as stated by the city's Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The incident occurred near 8:40 a.m. at the "Vetren" neighborhood exit, detailed Tsvetelina Randeva, the local police spokeswoman, in a report to BTA.