The President of India on a State Visit in Bulgaria; Russia Stops the Import of Bulgarian Pork Products

Catch up with the most important and interestig events that happened during the week. 

Monday, September 3, 2018

83 Animals Euthanized Because of African Swine Fever Near Varna, Bulgaria

The National Reference Laboratory confirmed the presence of African swine fever in the village of Tutrakantsi.

Bulgarian Food Safety Agency commented that all possible measures have been taken to avoid the infection of animals, but the virus is too aggressive.

Montenegro’s President Awarded Bulgarian PM Borisov with the Highest National Honor

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was awarded the highest national honor as a token of gratitude for his efforts and Bulgaria’s support for the European perspective of Montenegro.

Support for Independent Scotland and United Ireland After Brexit

A poll ordered by the pro-European campaign "Best for Britain" indicates that with Britain's forthcoming exit from the European Union, there could be a boost of support for independent Scotland and United Ireland


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 

Prices in Bulgaria Have Increased by 84.6% Since 2000

For the period from 2000 to 2017, prices in Bulgaria increased by 84.6%, according to Eurostat data. Bulgaria ranks fourth, while first is Romania with 257%, followed by Hungary - 98%, and Latvia - 86.7%, while EU-wide growth is 36%.

Where Does Bulgaria Rank in the World by BMI?

A research, done by “Renewbariatric” on July 1, 2017, ranked Bulgaria on 76th place with 23.20% of the adult population being overweight.

Paper Vignettes Must be Converted to Electronic Ones by 31 January 2019

Bulgarian drivers must convert their paper vignettes to electronic ones by 31 January 2019. The requirement will apply to both passenger cars and heavy goods vehicles.

Bulgaria to Grant 391,166 BGN for Iraq's Development Program

Bulgaria will grant BGN 391,166 under the United Nations Development Program to overcome the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, the Council of Ministers decided.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 

Decline in Loans Taken by Non-Bank Institutions in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian National Bank reported a decline in loans taken by non-bank institutions, decreasing by BGN 225 million per year.

The President of India on a State Visit in Bulgaria

The purpose of the visit is to talk about bilateral trade, economic and investment cooperation, cultural and educational exchanges, etc.

German-Turkish Citizen Arrested in Bulgaria

44-year-old Mehmet Y. was detained at Varna Airport and was taken to a pre-trial detention facility. The man arrived in Bulgaria for a holiday with his family on Sunday.

EU Budget Commissioner: "The EU is in Mortal Danger"

EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger comments that the European project is in "mortal danger" by opponents inside and outside the EU.

Investigation in the Offices of “Vinprom-Кarnobat”, Bulgaria

The Specialized Prosecutor's Office conducts an investigation in the offices of “Vinprom – Karnobat”, “SIS Industries”, and “Topaz Mel” throughout the country. The companies are controlled by Minyu Staykov, who is related to Vetko Arabadzhiev, who was also checked last week.

Vladimir Karolev: It's Easier to do Business in Macedonia than in Bulgaria

The economist Vladimir Karolev commented on the situation with foreign investments in Bulgaria, which have decreased 14 times over the last ten years and, according to him, the problems for the business are related to the slowly functioning administration in Bulgaria, and most of all, the corruption.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

133 Years Since the Unification of Bulgaria  

The 133rd anniversary of the Unification of the Principality of Bulgaria with Eastern Rumelia will be celebrated today throughout the country. This is one of the three most important holidays for Bulgarians.

WHO: Bulgarians Do Not Move Enough

Bulgaria is among the countries with the fastest growing percentage of people over 18 who do not move enough. This shows a report from the World Health Organization.

Migrants Secretly Board in Bulgarian Trucks on Different Country Borders

Refugees use the border crossings of Europe and board secretly in Bulgarian trucks. Authorities often catch them but they also punish the drivers of the trucks.

President Radev: India is an Extremely Important Partner for Bulgaria

 Bulgaria and India are restoring dialogue at the highest political level after a 15-year pause. That is why the visit of the Indian president to Sofia is important for the future cooperation between the two countries, said President Rumen Radev.


Friday, September 7, 2018

NEPI Rockcastle to Invest 141 million Euros in а New Shopping Center in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The new mall is expected to be open in two years and to add nearly 60,000 sq m of lettable space to the commercial property market in the city. 

Russia Stops the Import of Bulgarian Pork Products

The reason for the ban is stated to be the cases of African plague on Bulgaria’s pig farms. That’s why Russia has stopped importing pork meat, live pigs, or any other products related to swine from Bulgaria.

Federica Mogerini will Meet with the Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo

The main topic of the talks will be the idea of " exchange of territories "- the Serbian town of Presevo to become a part of Kosovo, BNT reposted. The ethnic Albanian-dominated region is key to reaching an agreement between Belgrade and Pristina.

British Tourist Beat a Disabled Swede in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

There has been another case of aggression by a foreign tourist in the Sunny Beach resort. An adult man with disabilities has been brutally attacked by a British citizen












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