Record Rise of the Natural Gas Price From October 1st; Bulgaria's Heating Prices to Increase up to 9%

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Protest Against the Political System in Sofia, Bulgaria

The participants were from the UK, the Netherlands, France, and Germany, according to organizers, and they returned to change the system.

Human Development: Bulgaria Ranks 51st Out of 189 Countries

Bulgaria ranks 51st out of 189 countries, according to the UN's traditional report on Human Development. According to its authors, all countries up to No.59 are in the group with the highest human development.

Gold Medal for Bulgaria from the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

The Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Ensemble won a gold medal in the finals of five hoops at the 36th World Championship in Sofia. Elena Bineva, Simona Dyankova, Stefani Kiryakova, Madlen Radukanova, and Laura Traets charmed both the audience and the jury.

Thousands March in a Pro-EU Walk in Macedonia

In the Macedonian capital, more than 100 buses with citizens arrived. With posters "Get out FOR European Macedonia" and flags of the country and the EU, Macedonians marched to the headquarters of the EU delegation in the center of the capital.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

EC to Draft Extraordinary New Financial Laws Because of Brexit

The European Commission is drafting extraordinary laws to regulate financial markets in case that the negotiations on the UK exit from the European Union end without an agreement. 

Bulgarian President Approached the Constitutional Court Due to Changes in the Administrative Procedure Code

The President points out that through these changes, basic principles such as transparency and publicity will be broken. 

Record Rise of the Natural Gas Price From October 1st

The Working Group of the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission proposes an increase of the natural gas price by 13.89% from 1 October. This will be the biggest jump in the price of gas since 1 April 2017. The increase will affect heating and hot water prices.

Bulgarian Police Officer Shot in the Face, Survives

A Bulgarian police officer was shot in the face by a mentally ill man. The police officer was a 34-year-old man with 10 years of service. He and 7 other policemen responded to the call made by the shooter’s mother.

Seven People Died and 28 were Injured in a Bus Crash in Turkey

The bus has traveled from Afyonkarahisar in Central Turkey to Antalya when, for reasons unknown so far, the driver lost control over the vehicle.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Six Men Invaded the Rozhen Monastery, Bulgaria

Six men invaded the Rozhen Monastery, tying the only priest and digging into the walls of the monastery with shovels.

€10 Million Investment in a Factory for Electric Cars Near Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The investment will take place within three years, employing about 300 employees. The famous Chinese “Alibaba” is one of the investors in “Cenntro” and this year will receive nearly 20,000 of the electric cars.

New Gold Mining Project Near Karzdhali, Bulgaria Will Bring Nearly $100 million Profit

After a preliminary assessment of the Canadian company “Velocity Minerals”, it became clear that the “Rozino” gold mining project near Kardzhali will bring a total of Can$ 129 million ($99 million).


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bulgarian Investments Abroad - More Than Foreign Investments in the Country

From the beginning of the year to the end of July, the volume of Bulgarian capital invested abroad was EUR 278.9 million. For the same period, foreign direct investments in Bulgaria amounted to EUR 219.9 million. 

Bulgaria to Support Hungary Against Brussels

At a meeting of the Council of Ministers, the Bulgarian government decided to draft a position in defense of Hungary and against the proposal to initiate a criminal proceeding against it under Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union.

Parliament Appointed the Three New Ministers After the Svoge Crash

The changes had to be voted last week but were delayed by the lack of a Presidential decree on the release of Mladen Marinov as Secretary General of the Interior Ministry. 

Bulgaria's Heating Prices to Increase Up To 9% in October

The increase in the price of hot water and heating is due to a 14% jump in the price of natural gas, a fuel commonly used by heating providers in Bulgaria.


Friday, September 21, 2018

ABB Group Building Its Fifth Plant in Bulgaria for BGN 7 Million

Swiss-based international ABB is building its fifth plant in Bulgaria. It will be located in Petrich and the investment only in the building will amount to BGN 7 million.

AEJ: Journalists Should Not be Accused of Publicizing the Problems Unsolved by the Institutions

The Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria published an official statement in which it shows its solidarity with the journalists from Kazanlak who were accused by the chairman of the Municipal council Nikolai Zlatanov that they ruin the town's good name by announcing the existing problems in the municipality.

Bulgarian Military Monument in Nis, Serbia was Desecrated

In the memorial, rest the bones of 2,015 Bulgarian soldiers died for the liberation of Yugoslavia in the ending phase of World War II.


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