Trade blocs

EU fails to agree on talks with Albania, North Macedonia

European Union ministers failed on Tuesday to reach a consensus on whether to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, amid stiff opposition to the move from France.
"It was not a moment of glory for Europe," Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn told reporters in Luxembourg after taking part in a meeting of European affairs ministers.

Donald Trump to Sign Two Trade Agreements with Japan

US President Donald Trump will sign two trade agreements with Japan later on Monday, according to an official White House announcement.

Trump is scheduled to sign the pacts - a US-Japan trade agreement and a US-Japan digital trade agreement at 3:30 pm local time (10:30 pm Bulgarian time), the White House said.

European Commission: Serbia will have to terminate the agreement with Eurasian Union

This is a clear message from European Commission to Serbia.
"Serbia can enter into agreements with other states or organizations prior to joining EU. However, in the perspective of negotiating accession, Serbia has pledged to withdraw from all bilateral trade agreements on the day of EU accession", the Commission said.

Bulgaria Among the EU Champions for the Smallest Number of Foreigners

Of the 512 million people living in the EU in 2018, 7.8% are with nationality different from their than their country of residence: 3.4% are with nationality from another EU Member State and 4.4% are from non-EU country. These shares vary from one Member State to another.

How digital TPP could help world chart digital way forward

In the fall of 2016, both the Republican and Democratic candidates for the US presidency came out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a huge trade deal that would have tied together economies comprising roughly 40 percent of global GDP. Donald Trump would go on to withdraw the US from TPP in his very first week in office. The "America First" era had officially begun.

Fire in TPP Maritsa East 2

The chimney of the Maritsa East 2 TPP is on fire, bTV announced.

Fire safety teams and the police are on-site. There is no information about injured people. According to preliminary information, the fire started after repair.

Expect details!