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Borissov: My sentiment is there will be a hard Brexit.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told reporters on Friday his personal feeling was that things were moving in the direction of a hard Brexit. He spoke at the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels, barely a month before his country is due to take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU.

- EurActive - UK

Bulgarian PM: Dialogue is the Only Solution For Stability in the Former Soviet Space.

''Dialogue is the only solution for stability in the former Soviet Union, where over the years there has been a lot of tension''. This was made clear by the words of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who participates in the Eastern Partnership meeting in Brussels. It is part of the European Neighborhood Policy and affects ...

- Novinite - BG

Logistics Center for e-commerce with China Start Work Near Plovdiv.

Plovdiv and the Central and Eastern European Countries opened the first "16 + 1 Logistics Center and Pavilion for E-Commerce in Agricultural and Other Products", reports investor.bg.  The center is designed to promote the capabilities of our countries' economies and to promote trade with China. "We believe that it will ...

- Novinite - BG

There was a Slight Earthquake in the Region of Shumen.

An earthquake measuring about 2.8 on the Richter scale is registered in the Novi Pazar area, Shumen, FOCUS News reported, quoting Blagovesta Bachkova, a member of the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The quake was registered at 2:13 pm. Little, higher floors of ...

- Novinite - BG

Chinese Cultural Center in Sofia Opens Doors.

The largest Chinese cultural center in Southeastern and Central Europe was opened in Sofia.¬† It stretches on 8 floors, covering an area of ‚Äč‚Äč4000 square meters, reports the Bulgarian National Television.¬† "China and Bulgaria are traditionally friendly states. We will never forget that your country was the second to ...

- Novinite - BG

Ministry of Defence: No Bulgarian –úedics were Injured in the Mali –Ęerrorist –źttack.

 No Bulgarian medics were injured in today's terrorist attack in Mali, the press office of the Ministry of Defence said. The attack took place far from the base of the Bulgarian medics. There is no direct threat to the area. The team of four Bulgarian medics is in good health and performs its duties.

- Novinite - BG

Number of Students in Bulgaria Decreased by 17% Due to the Low Birth rates and Migration.

The number of students in Bulgaria in 2016 decreased by 17% compared to 2002 and by 11% since 2006 due to low birth rates and emigration, a monitoring report, quoted by bTV.  The report was presented today by Stefan Hermann, Director of the Political Strategy and Analysis Directorate of the Commission's Directorate-General ...

- Novinite - BG

Air Pollution in 25 Cities in Bulgaria is Above Permissible Norms.

Air quality is improving, but Sofia is still the most polluted city.These were conclusions from a conference held in Sofia on 24th of November. The European Commission has already sentenced Bulgaria for the poor air quality in almost the whole country. The government is seeking an extension to take measures to address the ...

- Novinite - BG

Gazprom looking at extending TurkStream to Baumgarten hub in Austria.

MOSCOW - Gazprom is looking at the possibility to extend the TurkStream pipeline as far as the Baumgarten hub in Austria via Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary, the Russian gas giant said. Gazprom said it had asked its NIIgazekonomika institute to perform a pre-investment study of scenarios to continue TurkStream via European ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Bulgaria Remains Among the 15 most Desirable Destinations for Buying a Second Home.

Bulgaria remains among the 15 most desirable destinations for buying a second home in October, according to the regular ranking of TheMoveChannel.com portal. Our country ranks 11th, climbing two positions compared to September, with a share of 1.44% of all inquiries made in the portal. In the top five of the ranking there ...

- Novinite - BG

12 Thousand Bulgarians Live and Work in Portugal.

About 12,000 of our Bulgarians live and work in Portugal. This was announced today by the chairman of the Bulgaria-Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Group Boris Yachev during a meeting of the group with the Portuguese Ambassador Luis Ferras quoted by the NFSB press center. Boris Yachev, who is also a member of the NFSB, ...

- Novinite - BG

Good Weather over the Weekend, Next Week Begins with Snow

Today and during the weekend we will enjoy relatively high season temperatures, more sun and nice weather, but the new week starts with snow.  The next day in the plains and lowlands will be foggy and have low clouds. In the afternoon on Saturday, a weak South-East wind will appear in eastern Bulgaria and cloudiness and ...

- Novinite - BG

Ministers Discuss the Air Pollution Problems in Bulgaria

Several ministers will discuss the problem of dirty air in Bulgaria. The occasion is the conference "Problems and Solutions for Improving the Quality of Ambient Air," reports BBC. The forum will be opened by Niko Dimov, Minister of Environment and Water and Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov, Transport Minister Ivaylo ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria, Macedonia Sign a Deal on Cutting Roaming Charges

Roaming prices between Bulgaria and Macedonia will be reduced. This became possible after the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria and and the counterpart ministry in Skopje on the reduction of international roaming ...

- Novinite - BG

Footballer Martin Petrov Finds over BGN 3 mln Siphoned Off from His Bank Account

Some 3,800,000 BGN have disappeared from the bank account of the Bulgarian footballer Martin Petrov. He has filed an alert to the Prosecutor's Office that money from his account in a Bulgarian bank was missing. The former national team player found out about the missing millions after a visit to the bank in August. ...

- Novinite - BG

The Largest Industrial Union in Europe with Interest For Investment in Our Country

Representatives of the largest industrial union in Germany will be visiting Bulgaria next year to explore investment opportunities and launch new projects. This was agreed at a meeting of Deputy Economy Minister Alexandar Manolev with the Executive Director of the Bavarian Regional Union of German Machinery and Equipment ...

- Novinite - BG

Ludogorets Lost 1:2 from Istanbul BaŇüakŇüehir in Razgrad

Ludogorets suffered its first home loss in Razgrad in the European Tournaments since July 2015, after losing 1:2 against Istanbul¬†BaŇüakŇüehir in a Europa League group C match, reports sportal.¬† The champion of Bulgaria¬†needed just a point¬†to secure a ranking for the 1/16-finals in the tournament, but the goal was not ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria, Macedonia Agree to Drop Roaming Charges

The Bulgarian and Macedonian governments, at their first joint session in Strumica on Thursday, signed cooperation agreements on energy, infrastructure and telecommunications.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Early Iron Age, Late Roman Settlement with Bi-ritual Necropolis Discovered in Southwest Bulgaria

A large settlement which was inhabited during the Early Iron Age , possibly by Ancient Thracians, and then again in the Late Roman period , has been discovered and fully explored in rescue excavations near the town of Moshtanets, Blagoevgrad District, in Southwest Bulgaria, as part of the construction of the Struma Highway. ...

- Novinite - BG

Court blocks Erawan suspect's release

The military court granted a police request Thursday to further detain a suspect arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport for alleged involvement in the Erawan shrine bombing.

- BangkokPost - TH

Hollywood Star Gerard Butler Adopted a Puppy From Bulgaria

  Actor Gerard Butler adopted a puppy from Bulgaria. He even released a photo with it on social networks Facebook and Instagram. As a comment to the dog, he wrote: "I'm grateful for the new little puppy in my life. She was homeless and I saw her while I was filming in Bulgaria. Stole my heart, "Butler wrote. The Hollywood ...

- Novinite - BG

The Decrease of Exports to Russia are due to the Poor Russian Economy, not because of Sanctions

The decline in Bulgaria's exports to Russia in the last four years is due to the problems of the Russian economy and not becuase the EU sanctions against Russia. This is stated in a report of the Bulgarian Industrial Association on Bulgarian exports to the Russian Federation.  According to BIA, the EU's sanctions against ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia will Exchange Cartographic and Geodetic Data

The Republic of Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia will exchange cartographic, geodetic data and cadastral materials. This includes the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Bulgarian Agency for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre and the Real Estate Cadastre Agency of the Republic of Macedonia, which was signed today between ...

- Novinite - BG

Roaming Prices Between Bulgaria and Macedonia Will Become Cheaper

Roaming prices between Bulgaria and Macedonia will be reduced. This became possible after the two countries signed today a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Information Society and Administration of the Republic of Macedonia to ...

- Novinite - BG

Prison Officers from Plovdiv Hold Protest

Prison officers from the prison and remand centre in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv ateged a protest in the morning on 23rd of November in demand of higher wages and better working conditions. They were backed by a statement from their colleagues from the Court Guard unit, and several Ministry of Interior ...

- Novinite - BG

5 Tips for Shopping on Black Friday

For another year, many stores and merchants in Bulgaria will join the so-called Black Friday, making discounts on their goods on the last Friday of November. Unfortunately, among the lucrative offers, there are often attempts at fraud. Therefore, if you intend to make purchases on Black Friday, we recommend that you ...

- Novinite - BG

Global Climate Change is Now Affecting Bulgarian Raspberry Yield

Bulgaria continues to rank third in Europe for industrial raspberries. These are raspberries that are exported from the country in a frozen state. For example, countries such as Spain and France produce larger quantities than us, but they are destined for sale as fresh fruit. At present, Bulgaria produces 7,000 tonnes of ...

- Novinite - BG

New Automated Ticketing System in Varna's Public Transport

A new automated ticket system in the city transport of Varna was launched for number 10 line of the municipal transport scheme, reports BNT.  It is part of the Integrated Urban Transport project. The remaining lines serving the city will be included in the project. Citizens are provided with help teams to assist passengers ...

- Novinite - BG

Gallup: 79% of Bulgarians do not Want Early Elections

79% of Bulgarians do not want early elections. This shows a research by Gallup International on topical issues, which took place between November 20 and 22. One of the topics was the resignation of Dimitar Glavchev as chairman of the National Assembly, three out of four think that he has done right by resigning. A majority ...

- Novinite - BG

The e-mobile Industry in Bulgaria has a Shortage of over 500 Specialists

As a result, electrical mobility sector in Bulgaria has a shortage of more than 500 specialists, which necessitates strengthening and expanding the training through the opening of specialties in new schools, reports mediapool.  These are the conclusions of a meeting between the National Branch Organization for Electric ...

- Novinite - BG

BBC Upgrades Scandinavian Crime Drama The Bridge To BBC2

UK broadcaster BBC has upgraded Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge - moving the series from digital station BBC4 to mainstream channel BBC2. The final series of the Swedish/Danish co-production, which is produced by Endemol Shine Group's Filmlance International and Nimbus Film, will air in 2018 after the UK broadcaster ...

- Deadline.com - US

Roma Ghetto in Southern Bulgarian City Struggling with Hepatitis A Outbreak

There is boom of infected patients with hepatitis A in Rakovski. There are sick children in several schools and kindergartens. The first diseases have been since the beginning of September. Everyone has gone through the infectious clinic in Plovdiv, say the city's health inspection. "This is an infection that is ...

- Novinite - BG

First Joint Meeting of the Governments of Bulgaria and Macedonia Will be Held Today

First joint meeting of the governments of Bulgaria and Macedonia - the meeting of the two cabinets will be held in Strumica today. It will start with  talks between Prime Ministers Boyko Borisov and Zoran Zaev, followed by a plenary session, reported bTV. Nine documents on bilateral cooperation in the fields of foreign ...

- Novinite - BG

60,000 People in Bulgaria Suffer From Eating Disorders

60,000 people in Bulgaria suffer from eating disorders, according to unofficial statistics. An anonymous sociological survey among students ages 13 to 19 shows that 5% of girls have anorexia. The study is representative of the city of Sofia. At the same time, it is difficult to cover these patients, as most of them are ...

- Novinite - BG

NIMH: It will be Mostly Sunny Over Most of the Country Today

It will be mostly sunny over most of the country today. There will be low clouds over the eastern regions almost all day, with light rains only in some areas. In the Danube Plain and Eastern Bulgaria, there will be light wind from east-northeast. Maximum temperatures will range between 11¬įC and 16¬įC, in Sofia around ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgarian Buyers of Holiday Properties in our Country have Leveled with the Russians

Bulgarian buyers have already leveled out with Russians who signed holiday properties deals in 2017, sega reported. According to recent analyzes of a real estate company, Bulgarian buyers account for 35 per cent of the total market and the share of Russian citizens is 36 per cent. The local market is already sustainable and ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgarian PM: For Me, the Western Balkan Countries Are Priority

"We are now starting to build the highway here," Borissov announced, talking about  Strumica-Petrich highway, reported BGNES.  The first joint meeting of the governments of the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria is held today in Strumica. On the Bulgarian side, Deputy Prime Ministers Tomislav Donchev, Krassimir ...

- Novinite - BG

47 500 Tourists Visited Bulgaria For Treatment Purposes

For the period January-September 2017 visits of foreign tourists for treatment purposes were about 26,300. For the whole 2016, the visits to this purpose were over 47,500, said Deputy Minister of Tourism Irena Georgieva. Georgieva pointed out that a very important and potentially strong tourism development area is still ...

- Novinite - BG

Strasbourg Court Decided on EUR 462,000 for the Blue House in Plovdiv

A record 462,000 euros will have paid by Bulgaria to the owners of one of the most beautiful houses in the Old Town of Plovdiv - Pavlova or Blue house. This was decided by the Strasbourg court in the Chinggelan and Others versus Bulgaria case, Attorney Mikhail Ekdemjiev, who was the seventh applicant before the European ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria's Jan-Oct New Light Commercial Vehicle Registrations Rise

Registrations of new light commercial vehicles in Bulgaria rose by 21.9% year-on-year to 4,653 in the first 10 months of 2017, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, ACEA, said on Thursday, quoted by See News. In October alone, new light commercial vehicles registrations in Bulgaria increased by 6.5% on the year ...

- Novinite - BG

The Bulgarian Glass Industry is to be Represented by the Association of Glass Producers in Bulgaria'

The Association of Glass Producers in Bulgaria' brings together the members of glass industry in Bulgaria. The main objective of the sectoral association is to represent interests of the entire Bulgarian glass industry in both home country and the European Union. The members of the Bulgarian glass industry has established ...

- Novinite - BG

Chizhov: Syria is almost settled, time for EU to step in

In a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday , Russia's ambassador to the EU discussed Syria and other conflicts, the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, his country's relations with Turkey and Bulgaria's Presidency of the Council of the EU.

- EurActive - UK

Government Official Holds Talks With Bulgarian EU Officials

Hungary's state secretary for European affairs on Wednesday discussed issues concerning the European Union with officials of Bulgaria, the country next in line for the bloc's rotating presidency. Speaking to MTI after his talks, Szabolcs Tak√°cs said he and his partners ‚ÄĒ led by Lilyana Pavlova, Bulgaria's minister in ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

EurActiv: Interview with Russia√ʬĬôs ambassador to the EU

In a wide-ranging interview on√ā¬†Nov. 22, Russia√ʬĬôs ambassador to the EU discussed√ā¬†Syria and other conflicts, the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, his country√ʬĬôs relations with Turkey and Bulgaria√ʬĬôs Presidency of the Council of the EU. The post EurActiv: Interview with Russia√ʬĬôs ambassador to the EU ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Erawan blast suspect nabbed at airport

The family of a Thai-Muslim woman arrested yesterday at Suvarnabhumi airport for alleged involvement in the deadly explosion at the Erawan shrine at Ratchaprasong intersection in the capital two years ago says she came back to Thailand to prove her innocence.

- BangkokPost - TH

Saudi Arabia sack coach Bauza after five games in charge

The Argentine, who replaced Bert van Marwijk in September, leaves after wins over Latvia and Jamaica and defeats by Ghana, Portugal and Bulgaria in his five friendlies in charge.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Two Children Die in a Fire in a Caravan in the Village of Shuma

Two children - a 1 year old boy and a two year old girl - died last night in a fire in the caravan in which they lived in the village of Shuma near Godech, West Bulgaria. The children were alone. The parents were nearby, but they did not manage to help. The parents were detained. Definitely the cause of the fire in the ...

- Novinite - BG

These are the Most Polluted Cities in Bulgaria

In three cities in Bulgaria the exceedance of the norm for fine dust particles of the atmospheric air is the most serious. This was stated by Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov. The cities for which he is talkin about are Vidin, Montana and Gorna Oryahovitsa. "For the past two years the result of measurements in ...

- Novinite - BG

Prosecution Office: Over 200 Dams in Bulgaria are Dangerous

205 dams in the country are dangerous for the population. More than half of the dams are in a partially defective condition. This indicates a check ordered by the prosecutor's office. There is no punishment for unfulfilled –ĺrders, Deputy Chief Prosecutor Asya Petrova said. Instead of being fined, new orders have been ...

- Novinite - BG

The Municipality of Sofia will Regulate the Quality of the Fuels for Domestic Combustion

Sofia municipality will propose legislative changes to regulate the level of fuel for domestic combustion heating, as there are no such standards at present. This was stated by Lorita Radeva - Chairman of the Commission for Protection of the Environment, Agriculture and Forests of Sofia Municipality in relation to the ...

- Novinite - BG

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