Government of Bulgaria

President Radev: I Voted for a Country that Belongs to the Public Interest

"I voted for a country that belongs to the public interest," said Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev after exercising his right to vote. President Radev voiced hopes that the political parties would take a responsible and constructive approach, in order to meet citizens' expectations. 

Today Bulgaria Will Host Three Seas Initiative Summit in Sofia

The Sixth Summit of the "Three Seas" Initiative will take place in Sofia in the next two days, July 8 and 9. The forum is hosted by Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev.

Yesterday he met with Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Investment Fund on the "Three Seas" initiative.

Life Expectancy in Bulgaria Drops by 1.5 Years amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Caretaker Health Minister Stoicho Katsarov said on Friday that Bulgaria's casualties of the coronavirus pandemic are "horrendous" and that after increasing by close to five years in the past 30 years, the average life expectancy in Bulgaria last year dropped by 1.5 years.

MiG-29 Pilot Valentin Terziev, Posthumously Awarded Order of St. George

The military pilot Valentin Terziev, who died during exercise with his MiG-29 fighter, was posthumously promoted to the rank of "lieutenant colonel", Ministry of Defense announced.

By order of the Minister. Terziev was awarded the Order of St. George First Degree for officers.

Bulgarian Foreign Minister on Vatican Visit

Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev received Tuesday Cardinal Marcello Semeraro of the Vatican to discuss with him bilateral relations and their activation in recent years, the Foreign Ministry said. 

Stoev welcomed the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of  Saints to Bulgaria, underscoring the shared values based on
faith, humanism, justice and mercy.

Sofia EU-funding Will Be Cut Says Deputy PM Pekanov

A working meeting with the Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova and her team was held in the Council of Ministers on June 29. "We addressed the problems we find in the distribution of European funds in the country, which directly affects its development," caretaker Deputy Prime Minister for European Funds Atanas Pekanov said.

Bulgarian President Radev Backs Proposal for EU-Russia Summit

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, who attended a two-day European Council meeting in Brussels, told Bulgarian journalists here on Friday that he supports a proposal by France and Germany for a summit between the EU and Russia. "I strongly supported and welcomed this initiative to update the strategy on EU-Russia relations," he noted.