Economy of Bulgaria

Bulgaria Ranks on one of the Last Places for Innovations in EU

Bulgaria and Romania are the two countries in the European Union, defined as "modest innovators," a report by the European Commission showed. According to it, Bulgaria has improved its achievements compared to the previous seven years. A sharp decline has been observed from 2011 to 2012, and an improvement has begun.

Bulgaria Is Among the EU champions for GDP Growth

Over the first quarter of 2019, Bulgaria's GDP has gone up by 3.5 percent, the National Statistical Institute says.

The Gross Added Value in the economy has gone up by 3 percent, export of goods and services is up by 3.9 percent. The country's GDP amounts to 12,606 million euro in current prices or 1,801 euro per capita of the population.

The Train form Plovdiv to Edirne Will Be Temporarily Suspended

Only after two trips from Plovdiv to Edirne and back the train was temporarily suspended, Monitor reported. Since the beginning of the month, the state railways have launched a new route, but after 68 passengers carried on weekends and many publications in the media, the voyages have been canceled.

BDZ Gives Free Travel to Children on June 1st

On the occasion of the International Children's Day BDZ this year will continue to observe its good tradition and will give free travel to all Bulgarian children up to 14 years of age. Young passengers can take advantage of this opportunity from 00:00 to 24:00 on June 1st in all passenger and fast trains (2nd class).

The Two-way Ticket for the New Train Line Plovdiv - Edirne Will Cost 28.56 BGN

On June 1st (Saturday), for the first time, a new train line connecting Plovdiv and Edirne will be put into exploitation. Through this composition "BDZ-Passenger Transport" Ltd. will provide its clients with a convenient opportunity for a tourist trip to Turkey with a two-way ticket during the weekends.

BDZ Discussed the 2020 Schedule

The draft train timetable for 2020 is being published for public discussion on the website of the national rail carrier.

Citizens will find on the carrier's website where to send their comments. Those who wish to do so can also take their personal views in the BDZ building in Sofia.

NSI: Bulgaria's Exports to EU grew by 9.3%

In January - February 2019, Bulgaria's exports to the EU increased by 9.3% compared to the same period in 2018 and amounted to BGN 6 334.3 million, according to the National Statistical Institute.
The main trade partners were Germany, Italy, Romania, Greece, France and Belgium, which account for 66.4% of the exports to the EU member states.