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By December 20 Bulgaria Will Have Exact Program of Its Presidency of the Council of EU.

By December 20, we will know the exact program of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, it became clear today. Parliament is currently discussing its priorities in the Security and Justice sector, reported bTV. Our country will insist on the creation of a European Public Prosecutor's Office, which will control ...

- Novinite - BG

Prosecutor is Sentenced to 6 Months Probation.

Rumyana Zheleva from the Dobrich District Prosecutor's Office was sentenced to 6 months probation by the Sofia City Court. She was sent to court for unlawful use of office and for perjury. The court convicted her on both charges. Zheleva is accused of a case in 2012. Then her husband was stopped by police officers who ...

- Novinite - BG

215,000 Eggs Containing Fipronil Were Found in Plovdiv.

215,000 eggs containing fipronil have been found in a warehouse and stores in Plovdiv, the head of the regional food safety office, Kamen Yankov announced, reported Dnes.bgThe eggs have been seized for destruction. "The trader is will not be subject to sanctions because he can not know that the eggs contain fipronil". ...

- Novinite - BG

Sofia offers low-cost home for EU drugs agency.

Bulgaria's capital has launched a campaign to prove that it could do as well as the other 18 contenders that want to host EMA - but for less money.

- EU Observer - EU

Poroshenko to hold bilateral meetings, including with Mogherini in New York.

On Sept. 19, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko will hold meetings with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, Polish President Andrzej Duda, Slovak President Andrej Kiska and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in New York, the press secretary of the Ukrainian head of state Svyatoslav Tsegolko said. Also, according to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Roger Waters with a New Concert in Bulgaria in 2018.

Roger Waters, part of legendary Pink Floyd, will have a new concert in Bulgaria. It will be in 2018 and will be part of the European Us + Them tour, reports Chronicle.  There is not yet a specific date for our country, but the official website of the 74-year-old musician has announced that it will tour the Old Continent ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev Calles for More Investments by USA and Israel in Bulgaria.

At a meeting in New York with representatives of leading Jewish organizations from USA, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev called for more investments by USA and Israel in Bulgaria in the sphere of information technologies and other spheres with high value added. We face the challenge of extremism not only as societies but ...

- Novinite - BG

Deputy Minister of Health Presents in Brussels the Candidacy of Sofia for Hosting EMA.

Deputy Minister of Health, responsible for European affairs, Dr. Miroslav Nenkov, will present officially the nomination of Sofia to host the European Medicines Agency . The event will be held at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union in Brussels. Representatives of the EU ...

- Novinite - BG

Dimitar Berbatov is Preparing to Become BFU Chief or Minister.

Football player Dimitar Berbatov announced he sees his future in the sport management. His statement came after receiving his "Sports Management" diploma from the National Sports Academy. "I can be a manager with this diploma. Can I be at the head of the Bulgarian Football Union? Yes, I can do it, but I can be a minister, ...

- Novinite - BG

Students Introduce Projects for the Renovation of Varna.

Projects for the change of the urban environment in Varna were presented by future architects at the entrance of the Sea Garden, BGNES reported from Varna. They are prepared within the framework of the Student Laboratory "Varna - city for the people". The organization works in support of the quality urban environment and ...

- Novinite - BG

Boyko Borisov Met with the Russian Prosecutor General.

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov met with the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation, Yuri Chayka, who is visiting Bulgaria, the government information service said. Attending the meeting were Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and Anatoly Makarov, Emergency Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation. During ...

- Novinite - BG

NIMH: Mostly sunny weather today, with temperatures of up to 29°-34°

The weather will be mostly sunny today, sometimes with increased cloudiness mainly in the northern and western regions. This is the forecast of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology , quoted by FOCUS News Agency.Short rains are expected only in some areas. There will be light to moderate wind from ...

- Novinite - BG

European Investment Grows in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's leading sunflower and oil producer and grain trader has secured a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank. The financing will be used for the construction of a new sunflower oilseed production plant and storage and logistic facilities in the Beloslav municipality near Varna. This agreement is supported ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgarian Interior Minister: ''Effective Management of Migration is Priority for Bulgarian EU Presidency''

''A priority for the Bulgarian EU presidency is the effective management of migration.'' This was what the Bulgarian Interior Minister Valentin Radev said during a discussion on the priorities of our country for the upcoming presidency."It is a great chance for Bulgaria to put its themes and show that we can accomplish ...

- Novinite - BG

Sofia Vergara, son Manolo all smiles at 2017 Emmy Awards

"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara brought her 26-year-old son to the Emmys while husband Joe Manganiello filmed a new movie.

- UPI - US

First Year of Global Partnerships in Pride Successfully Wraps Up, Uganda an Exception

This summer, HRC supported prides in eight countries on five continents through our newly launched Global Partnerships in Pride program. Our support helped raise the visibility of LGBTQ people and created a positive impact in Peru, India, Bulgaria, Cambodia, El Salvador, Jamaica and Nicaragua. Unfortunately, Uganda Pride ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

'Inspiration' Festival of the Old Town of Plovdiv Will Run Until 24th of September

The festival of the Old Town in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv is already running and its worth to see it. The opening started with an exciting folklore concert on the stage of the Ancient Theater with the participation of Trakia Folklore Ensemble from Plovdiv and Strandzha Folklore Ensemble from Bourgas.  The ...

- Novinite - BG

Police Found 40 Illegal Migrants in Sofia

40 illegal migrants were found early this morning in a small house in ''Modern suburb'' district of Sofia during a large-scale police operation, confirmed for bTV by the Interior Ministry. Migrants are from Iraq and Syria. Among them, there are nine children. There are yet to be found translators who will be able to talk to ...

- Novinite - BG

250 000 BGN Will Cost the Office Equipment for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU

The intensive work of the Ministry of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union continues to ensure the logistics of the events that will take place in the first half of the year 2018 in Bulgaria. In this connection, a quarter of a million public procurement contract has been announced for the supply of ...

- Novinite - BG

Activists in Dakar Demand End to Colonial-Era Currency

Protesters gathered in several West African capitals Saturday to demand their countries abandon the CFA franc in favor of a common African currency. It Is not a new debate, but passions have been reignited since Senegal arrested and expelled an activist for burning a CFA bill at a rally last month. Sofia Christensen reports ...

- Voice of America - US

Bulgarian Foreign Ministry condemns vandalism in Sofia Jewish cemetery

, Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry condemned the vandalism of gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in the capital city of Sofia. The vandalism occurred last week in the Jewish section of the Sofia Central Cemetery. It was first reported to the Shalom Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria, which posted photos of the damage on ...

- JTA - US

Victoria Tomova is Bulgaria's New Best in Tennis for Women

Victoria Tomova became officially Bulgaria's first tennis racket for women. 22-year-old girl from Sofia, who triumphed with the title of the Allianz Cup tournament in Sofia a week ago, took Tzvetana Pironkova's status as the Bulgarian top tennis player in the world rankings. Tomova climbed with nine places in the WTA ...

- Novinite - BG

Tram Derailed in Sofia

A tram derailed in Sofia in the morning on 18th of September. Traffic of tram routes 1,6 and 7 was temporarily diverted, the Bulgarian National TV has reported. The cause of the accident was a mistake of the driver. He had entered the opposite road on which another tram was moving. The driver will be sanctioned, the press ...

- Novinite - BG

Sofia's Central Railway Station Now Have Video Sign Language Translation

At Sofia's Central Railway Station tablets have been installed today for video sign language translation, the press center of the National Railway Infrastructure Company announced. In this way every deaf person will have equal access to the services and the information at the station. The locations of the devices have been ...

- Novinite - BG

Sofia is in Talks with the European Investment Bank Over Financing of New Projects

''In a few months, Sofia will be the capital of Europe and I believe it will present itself worthy.'' This is what Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandakova said at the official session of the Sofia Municipal Council, which took place on September 17, according to Focus News Agency.   " What we have achieved and the way Sofia looks ...

- Novinite - BG

Sofia Vergara's son really, really got people talking at the Emmys

If you've seen the Emmys red carpet photos but don't happen to be familiar with the Vergara family tree, you may be wondering who the chiselled young man accompanying Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara was. SEE ALSO: Alec Baldwin wins Emmy for 'SNL' Trump impression, jokingly offers Emmy to Trump Seriously, just look at ...

- Mashable! - US

Russian Prosecutor's Bulgarian Visit Sparks Controversy

News that Russia's Prosecutor General, Yury Chayka, is visiting his Bulgarian colleague, Sotir Tsatsarov, this week, has caused controversy in Sofia.

- Balkan Insight - UK

New Building of Sofia District Court and the Sofia District Prosecutor's Office Will be Officially Opened Today

The new building of the Sofia District Court and the Sofia District Prosecutor's Office will be officially opened at 9:00 on September 18, 2017. Among the invited guests of the ceremony are the representatives of the legislative, executive and judiciary powers, reported BGNES. About BGN 14 mln have been invested from the ...

- Novinite - BG

Tram Derails on Sofia's Skobelev Boulevard

Tram number 7 derailed this morning on Sofia's Skobelev Boulevard, reports BGNews. There are no injured. Due to the incident, the traffic on the tram lines 1, 6 and 7 was changed for a short while. The technical problem of the tramway was eliminated, the Sofia Municipality announced.

- Novinite - BG

A Protest Against the Limitation of Cash Payments in Sofia

Bulgarian Libertarian Society will hold a protest at the finance ministry in Sofia at 18.30 against the limitation of cash payments. The reason for the libertarians's dissatisfaction is the suggestion that the payments of over BGN 5,000 become obligatory to be done by bank transfer. "The Ministry of Finance does not give up ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria and Macedonia to Discuss Cooperation in the Military Sphere

Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov will discuss issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation in the military sphere with Macedonia's Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska in Skopje today, reported Mediapool. Minister Karakachanov will raise the question of holding a joint exercise between the special forces of the two ...

- Novinite - BG

Sofia Municipality Bans Parking of Buses at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

In front of the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, bus parking will be banned, and within weeks the stall problem will be solved. This was said by the mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova in front of the Bulgarian National Television. "We are preparing a new scheme for parking of tourist buses, we decided to park in front of ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgarian Film Wins the Award at the World Festival of Animation Cinema

The film by director Nikolay Todorov "Made in Brachycera" is the winner of the Grand Prize of the 13th World Festival of Animation Cinema in Varna, the jury announced today. The motion picture also received the distinctions of Critika Guild and the Union of Bulgarian Artists. The special award for feature films is for ...

- Novinite - BG

Russia Was Identified as a Threat Because of Bulgaria's Membership of NATO

Regarding the conclusion in a recent government report that Russia poses a threat to Bulgaria, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov commented that Russia was identified as a threat because of Bulgaria's membership of NATO. ,,We conduct ground-based exercises all over Europe, as well as in Bulgaria, all summer. So, in NATO's ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria Continues with 'Struma' Motorway

Bulgaria has started work on a 12.6km section of ''Struma'' motorway between the southwestern towns of Blagoevgrad and Krupnik. A consortium led by Bulgarian construction company Agromah is building the section under a contract worth just over EUR 71 million, according to the regional development ministry.Work is scheduled ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgarian President Will Take Part in the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly

President Rumen Radev is on a working visit to the United States. He will take part in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, reported bTV.  The visit is within the entire week. Today the head of state will take part in the annual forum "Honoring the Heroes of the World Campaign Against Extremism and Intolerance" and ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgarian Ombudsman Organizes Public Discussion on the Differences in Food Quality

Ombudsman Maya Manolova organizes a public discussion on the differences in food quality in the countries of Western and Eastern Europe. She will also ask the question if  the Bulgarian consumers are protected, reported bTV. The aim is to identify solutions to prevent double standards in food from the same brand with ...

- Novinite - BG

Justin Bieber's ex Sofia Richie 'smitten' with much older Scott Disick: 'They are inseparable'

The rumoured couple was spotted on Friday in Calabasas.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Motorola Introduced Moto Z2 Play for Southeast Europe

The biggest Motorola premiere for this season was on September 12th in Bucharest. Focus of the event, which resonated with the colorful vision and design of the Motorola products was the Moto Z2 Play, which comes out on the market in Bulgaria by the end of the month with a modular Moto Mod component by customer's choice. ...

- Novinite - BG

Sofia will Limit the Speed of Cars in the City Center to 30 km/h

Sofia municipality plans to introduce a speed limit on the movement of cars in the center of Sofia to 30 km h. The proposal was accepted by the Committee on Transport, reports Sega.  The restriction will be introduced in the area between the Alabin and Lege streets and the boulevards Hristo Botev and Vasil Levski. This ...

- Novinite - BG

The week's best photojournalism

Sunflowers wilt during a heatwave near the village of Kamen Brag, Bulgaria. | A capsized boat adrift in the Florida Keys. | A Rohingya Muslim girl holds her few-hours-old brother as doctors check her mother in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. | People take pictures from the campus of Pepperdine University as the sun ...

- The Week - US

Number of EU states to voice to CoE, OSCE concerns over Ukraine's education reform

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva has said Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Greece will appeal to the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe over Ukraine's newly adopted law on education, according to BGNES.


Bulgaria's Investments in Education: the Lowest in Europe

According to Eurostat statistics Denmark invests the most in it's education. Bulgaria is once again at the bottom of this list. Other countries that impress with ranking are Sweden, Beligum and Finnland - paying over 6% of the GDP for education. Countries paying under 4% apart from Bulgaria are Italy, Ireland and ...

- Novinite - BG

The Ambassador of Cuba Discusses the Purchase of Ships with Minister of Economy

I believe that Bulgaria and Cuba have a number of ways of mutually beneficial cooperation in many areas, in line with Bulgaria's membership of the European Union and the membership of Cuba in the Latin American Integration Association, Emil Karanikov, Minister of Economy, said at a meeting with Pedro Pablo San Jorge, ...

- Novinite - BG

MFA: No Information For Injured Bulgarian Citizens as a Result of the Terrorist Attack in London

 Embassy in London has asked local authorities for injured Bulgarian citizens in the ''Parsons Green'' incident in the British capital this morning, the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said, quoted by BGNES. At this point, the police authorities did not report further details of the incident. London Police and ...

- Novinite - BG

Russia's General Prosecutor will Visit his Counterpart Tsatsarov in Bulgaria

Russia's General Prosecutor Yuri Chaika will visit his Bulgarian counterpart, Sotir Tsatsarov, next week, Dnevnik reports. According to unofficial information, the visit will likely be on Monday and is in response to Tsatsarov's visit to Moscow in the summer, a meeting that the state prosecution has not revealed what were ...

- Novinite - BG

Within Days it will be Clear if there are More Bulgarian Eggs Containing Fipronil

Within days it will be clear if there are more Bulgarian eggs with fipronil, reported bTV. The Food Safety Agency said inspections were carried out in other poultry farms, except for the three closed yesterday. Bulgaria has submitted information to the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed Problems as one of the ...

- Novinite - BG

Pentagon Hires Scandal-hit Brokers for Syria Arms Buy-up

The Pentagon's battle against ISIS relies on an Eastern European arms supply-line operated, in part, by firms and executives linked to fraud, foreign bribery, Bulgarian organised crime and the death of a contractor.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Hungary, Romania, Greece, Bulgaria to Complain to OSCE About Ukrainian Education Law

The foreign affairs ministers of Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece and Romania have written to the Ukrainian foreign minister expressing their concern over the new law regarding education, Interfax  reported."We are certainly concerned, and it is no coincidence that we have a joint initiative with colleagues from other European ...

- Novinite - BG

Part of 'Dondukov' Blvd. Will Be Open Today

Two sections of the repaired already Sofia Boulevard ''Dondukov'' will be open today. These are the sections from the Council of Ministers to ''Rakovski'' Street and from ''Krakra'' Street to ''Vassil Levski'' Blvd. Although the sections will be open for cars, construction on ''Dondukov'' Boulevard  continue. The traffic ...

- Novinite - BG