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Levski Sofia is Out and Botev Plovdiv Crushed its Opponent Last Night in Europa League.

Levski's team is eliminated from the Europa League. 'The Blues' lost 1: 2 to Hajduk in a match-rematch of the second qualifying round of the tournament. So the players of Nikolay Mitov leave the race with a total score of 1: 3. The guests deservedly go ahead, after they completely overcame the Sofia team in front of the ...

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Levski Signs Former Manchester United Player.

Levski's big transfer is a fact! "The Blues" are now owners of Manchester United's former Manchester United player Gabriel Obertan, who signed a contract with Bulgaria's 26-time champions, told Sportal.bg. The French player signed for two years with an option to extend the contract for another year. The 28-year-old is ...

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Foreign Affairs Ministry: No Injured Bulgarian Citizens During the Earthquakes in Turkey and Greece.

Bulgaria's diplomatic and consular representations in Turkey and Greece so far have no information about injured Bulgarian citizens during the earthquake in Western Turkey and the Aegean islands of Greece, the Foreign Ministry said. The Bulgarian embassies in Greece and Turkey are following the situation and are in contact ...

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Bulgaria will Lose BGN 70 Million from the EU for Education and Science.

BGN 70 million will be lost and 4 months will be the delay of the Operational Program "Science and Education" in its part for construction of top scientific centers - the Minister of Education Krasimir Valchev summarized the problems in the program. He gave a report to parliament in front of two committees - EU funds and ...

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Cheaper Gasoline and Diesel this Summer.

Gasoline and diesel in Bulgaria have fallen by 2-3% this summer. This was announced by Andrei Delchev, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Petroleum and Gas Association. Reported Webcafe. Until 2-3 years ago, prices have risen during the active summer season in Europe and North America due to high demand. However, since the ...

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Bulgarian PM: 'The Fight Against Cybersecurity Requires More Attention From the EC'.

''The European Commission should  focus more attention on the fight against cyberthreats and cybercrime'', Prime Minister Boyko Borisov noted during his meeting with the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen. During the conversation, the ...

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The Swedish Tourist who Attacked a Hotel Worker in Sunny Beach has been Released from Custody.

After a closed session on July 18, the Bourgas District Court placed under house arrest the Swedish Ralf Sundberg, who kicked a maid in the head. The judge has allowed the Swedish to be under house arrest at a studio in an aparthotel in Sunny Beach, BNT reported. However, the hotel manager refused to accept him. The new ...

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Bulgarian Socialist Party to Ask the Specialised Prosecutor's Office to Publish a List of Politicians Funded by KTB.

The Bulgarian Socialist Party will ask the Specialised Prosecutor's Office to publish a list of politicians financed by bankrupt Corporate Commercial Bank , according to the words of the leader of the party Korneliya Ninova, quoted by DarikNews. "Today we will send a letter to the Specialized Prosecutor's Office, to the ...

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Tsvetana Pironkova Will Have to Pass the Qualifiers of the US Open.

Tsvetana Pironkova will have to pass the qualifiers of the upcoming Grand Slam tournament - US Open. This became clear after the organizers of the US Open announced that the latest tennis player to take part in the main scheme is the 105th in the world, American tennis player Julia Boserappe. This means that the 123rd ...

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Rare Gold Coin Was Discovered in Burgas District.

A rare gold coin from the time of the Byzantine Emperor Phocas was discovered during excavations at Rusokastro Fortress, which is located on a hill near Zhelyazovo village, in Burgas district in southeastern Bulgaria, quoted by the Bulgarian National Television.  The find proves that the fortress was active in the 6th ...

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Technical Problem Blocked Part of Sofia Subway.

A technical problem with the subway trains in the capital blocked the traffic between the stations ''Vasil Levski'' and ''Sofia University - St. Kliment Ohridski'' this morning, the press center of the Sofia Municipality announced, quoted by bTV.  The movement was temporarily carried on another train in both directions. At ...

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Bulgaria to Try Exiled Tycoon Over Bank Collapse

Bulgaria's special prosecution has pressed charges for the plunder of the Corporate Commercial Bank in 2014, listing suggestions about why the main defendant – the bank's owner, Tsvetan Vasilev – is now in exile in Serbia.

- Balkan Insight - UK

WATCH: 'Descendants 2' ABC After Party: Sofia Carson answers fan question about magic mirror

Sofia Carson, who plays Evie in the Disney Channel movie, shares her answer with fans and members of the cast.

- ABC News - US

The Brief: Fatal attraction

At the Western Balkans summit in Trieste last week, the Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama saw Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov and UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson standing together.

- EurActive - UK

Ex-Manchester United winger Obertan joins Levski Sofia

SOFIA - Former Manchester United and Newcastle United winger Gabriel Obertan has joined Levski Sofia on a two-year contract, the Bulgarian side said on Thursday.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Lilyana Pavlova Interrogated About NDK

Investigators have questioned Lilyana Pavlova, Minister of Bulgaria's EU Council Presidency, as a witness, the Bulgarian National Television reported, quoted by inews.bg. She was questioned in connection with the charges against Miroslav Borshoch, former manager of the National Palace of Culture . Until recently, Minister ...

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Nude Man Lied Down in the Middle of a Boulevard in the Sofia City Center

The unidentified man walked off from the sidewalk of boulevard 'Vasil Levski' and lied down on the street near the crossroad with boulevard 'Dondukov' just before a green light that would allow the stopped vehicles to go on their way according to witness from the Facebook group 'Noticed in Sofia'  For now the motives for ...

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Government Rejects BGN 5, 000 Cap on Cash Payments

The MPs rejected a BGN-5,000 cap on cash payments from January 1, 2018, proposed by ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria , bTV reported. Initially, GERB offered an immediate reduction of cash payments of up to BGN 5,000, and gradually to lowering this ceiling to BGN 1,000 in the beginning of 2019. However, ...

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Tomorrow is the Official Start of the Second Phase of Line 3 of the Sofia Subway

The event will take place on 21 July at 13:00 at the crossroads of 'Ovcha Kupel' Blvd and 'President Lincoln' Blvd. The construction is part of a project for extension of the metro in the capital, Line 3, Stage II, section: "ул. Jitnica - bc Ovcha Kupel - Ring Road ". The project is included in the operational plan ...

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Bulgarian Interior Ministry Detained a Criminal Group for People Trafficking

A criminal group involved in people trafficking for sexual exploitation has been neutralised as part of an international operation on request from Belgium, the Bulgarian Interior Ministry reported, cited by bTV. The group consisted of Bulgarian citizens and was also involved in money laundering. The operation in our country ...

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Novo Selo Training Polygon Hosted the Biggest Multinational Exercise Saber Guardian 2017

The Novo Selo Training polygon near Sliven, Southern Bulgaria, hosted a Distinguished Visitors' Day at the biggest multinational exercise in the Black Sea region Saber Guardian 2017, according to BNR and NovaTV.Tactical units from Bulgaria, USA, Greece and Georgia demonstrated joint action of the multinational battalion ...

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Ludogorets did not Disappoint and Goes to the Next Round

Ludogorets defeated Zalgiris with a 4-1 in a match rematch from the second preliminary round of the Champions League. The Bulgarian champion compensated for the 1: 2 loss in the first match in Lithuania. With a total score of 5: 3, the "eagles" qualified for the third round of the race, where they will meet the champion of ...

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St. Elijah's Day Marked Today

Bulgaria marks on July 20 Ilinden - the Day of St. Elijah or Iliya and the Name Day of Iliya, Iliyan and Iliyana. Elijah or Iliya was a prophet in Israel in the 9th century BC. According to the Books of Kings, Elijah raised the dead, brought fire down from the sky, and ascended into heaven in a chariot. Elijah is also a ...

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Policemen are Also Protesting in Varna

Police protests continue as promised by unions. After the beginning of the week the officials made a demonstration in Sofia. Today the same happens in Varna. The demands are again for higher wages and better working conditions, bTV reported. Protests began actively 2 days ago in the capital. They are happening despite the ...

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4km Queue Of Carco Vehicles on the Bulgarian-Romanian Border

On the Bulgarian-Romanian border, there are 4 km of cargo vehicles waiting to leave the country at Dunav Most-Vidin checkpoint, while at Dunav Most-Ruse the queue at entrance to the country stretches 3 km.The information was provided by Chief Directorate Border Police.On the border with Greece, there is intense traffic of ...

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Sofia will have a Second Archaeological Complex

Sofia will have a second archaeological park, where visitors can see a prehistoric settlement from the first European civilization. In the place of the excavations is revealed a large residential complex with extremely complex architecture, DARIK writes The prehistoric settlement, discovered in 1985 by the archaeologists, ...

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Housing Prices in Bulgaria are Rising with one of the Fastest Rates in the EU

Household prices in Bulgaria registered one of the biggest increases in the first quarter in the European Union on an annual basis - 8.8%. This shows latest Eurostat data released on Wednesday. Reports Investor.  Thus our country ranks fifth in the ranking, with the Czech Republic having a 12.7% increase. Lithuania ...

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Culture Minister: 'The Future of the National Palace of Culture is Stable'

''The delay in the repair of the National Palace of Culture is not fatal – the future of the Palace is stable'', said the Culture Minister Boil Banov acoording to BTV. ''Although the deadline for completion of the repair works by September 20 could not be met'', the minister said, ''everything will be ready before the end ...

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'Look he is blushing': Fans swoon over Sofia Vergara's adorable snap with Joe Manganiello

'You two are so cute that you're annoying,' commented a fan.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Bulgaria warns EU is becoming over-dependent on gas transited via Turkey

The European Commission is expected to greenlight the second thread of the Turkish Stream pipeline stretching to Bulgaria's Black Sea shore, according to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borrisov who warned that the EU is becoming over-dependent on gas transited via Turkey.

- EurActive - UK

Bulgarian Foreign Minister: 'The Treaty Between Bulgaria and Macedonia Opens a New Page'

''The Neighborhood Treaty between Bulgaria and Macedonia is an important page in the relations between the two countries, but after signing it, much remains to be done.'' This is what Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva told bTV. She stressed that the government is based on the 1999 declaration, ...

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Road Junction 'Plodovitovo' is Now Open

The movement on the two newly built additional links on the road junction "Plodovitovo" on Trakia motorway will be launched today, reported bTV. With the construction there will be a connection with  ''Trakia'' highway and ''Maritsa highway'' from Burgas, Svilengrad and Sofia and the municipalities of Parvomay, Chirpan and ...

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Students from Russe Won 3 Gold Medals at Maths Olympiad in Singapore

The competition took place from July 14 to July 17 this year. The three grade-6 students Yordan Petkov, Konstantin Georgiev and Stanislav Grigorov have been invited to participate in it thanks to their excellent results and medals they had previously won. The students joined the Olympiad with the financial support of the ...

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WATCH: 'Descendants 2' ABC After Party: Evie answers fan question about magic mirror

Sofia Carson, who plays Evie in the Disney Channel movie, shares her answer with fans and members of the cast.

- ABC News - US

WATCH: 'Descendants 2' ABC After Party: Bloopers behind the scenes

Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and China Anne McClain laugh together in these funny outtakes.

- ABC News - US

Associated Press: Ukrainian firefighting plane helps with Montenegro wildfires

A plane from Ukraine has joined firefighting efforts in Montenegro after the country asked for international help to battle wildfires raging along the Adriatic coast. Authorities say help also will arrive from Switzerland and Bulgaria. Emergency official Zoran Barbic says “the situation is much better now.” The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Hundreds were Evacuated Due to Fires in Croatia and Montenegro

In Croatia and Montenegro hundreds of people were evacuated due to ongoing fires. The situation around the Croatian city Split is the worst, where, however is no risk of new fires. Reports Bulgaria On AIR.  Local citizens say that the air in the city is still unbreathable because of the smoke. Bulgarian helicopter joined ...

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Government to Consider Friendship Treaty with Macedonia Next Week

"I congratulate you on today's celebration of the Day of Bulgarian Diplomacy. We have one of the most important tasks in front of us - the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Deputy Prime Minister for Justice Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva welcomed the ambassadors of ...

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Fundraising Campaign Collects Money for the Repatriation of the Bodies of 6 Afghan Citizens Died in a Car Crash in Bulgaria

An online fundraising campaign, posted on the goFundme platform, has collected over 9000 pounds out of 15,000 needed to cover the repatriation of the bodies of six Afghan citizens who lost their lives in a car crash in June near the southern Bulgarian city of Pazardjik, says the Balkan Insight. The organizers of the ...

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Bulgaria is Sending Military Personnel in Kosovo

The government changed a decision from 14th November 2016 about dispatching servicemen from the armed forces of Bulgaria for a participation in a NATO operation in Kosovo in a composition of the intelligence and surveillance battalion. The increase of participation in the operation will be with two servicemen and will ...

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Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov Expects Permission From EC For Direct Pipeline From Turkish Stream to Bulgaria

''I  am waiting for a letter from the European Commission on whether they will allow me or not to start negotiations for a direct pipeline from Turkish Stream to Bulgaria'', Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said at the annual meeting of Bulgarian ambassadors, quoted by BGNES. Borisov said he is grateful to the EC for their ...

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Bulgarian President: 'There Must be a Full Debate in Parliament For CETA'

''The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement has to be the subject of a wide-ranging public discussion'', President Rumen Radev told journalists, quoted by Standard News.''This is a very complex and comprehensive contract with an impact on all areas of public life, therefore it requires an open discussion and a ...

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Schoenherr advises Kronberg International on acquisition of Mall Varna

Schoenherr advised Kronberg International on the acquisition of Mall Varna from Raiffeisen Bank International. Closing took place in Q2 2017 and the parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Mall Varna is a landmark property, not only in the region, but also on the Bulgarian retail market. Mall Varna is ...

- The Lawyer - US

Bulgarian MPs Back Limiting Foreign Funds for Magistrates

Bulgaria's parliament has approved on a first reading changes that would ban foreign funding for magistrates - although ministers have insisted that funds from the EU must be exempted.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Traffic Police has Detected 18,000 Violations on the Road for a Week

In just one week, traffic police have identified 18,000 road violations, the number being significantly higher than the weekly numbers of violations in the last two months, they were around 10 000-13 000. Reported by Mediapool. This was announced on Wednesday by commissioner and head of traffic police Boyko Ranovsky, before ...

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Ambassadors and Cabinet Ministers to Discuss Bulgaria's Presidency of the Council of the EU

The traditional annual meeting of the ambassadors to Bulgaria is taking place in Sofia as of today until 21 July, reported BGNES. The conference this year is focusing on the tasks facing the diplomatic service, connected with the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2018. Prime ...

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NIMH: Mostly Sunny Weather, Temperatures Up to 33°

The weather will be mostly sunny today. Clouds over eastern regions will quickly scatter and decrease. There will be light, in the eastern half of the country to moderate northern wind. Maximum temperatures will stand at 28° to 33°, in Sofia around 28°.This is the weather forecast of the National Institute of Meteorology ...

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Ludogorets Faces Jalgiris Tonight After a Loss in the First Leg in a Battle for the Champions League

Today at 21:00 the Bulgarian champion Ludogorets faces Zalgiris in a rematch from the second preliminary round of the Champions League. Reported by Sportal. The Eagles lost their first match in Lithuania by 1: 2 and are now pushed into a corner. The "Greens" should look for a mandatory victory tonight if they want to go ...

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Phone Call about a Bomb in Sofia Court House

Bomb alert at the Court of Justice in Sofia. Anonymous male voice called 112 at 8:00 this morning and reported that the court building had an explosive device installed. On-site law enforcement officers were immediately deployed to conduct the necessary investigation, Nova TV reported. No evacuation of the building has yet ...

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Magistrates' Organizations Without the Right for External Funding

The Bulgarian MPs approved at first reading amendments to the judiciary law concerning magistrates and their professional organisations, reported bTV. The amendments tabled by the ruling majority were approved with 116 votes in favor, 6 against and 52 abstained and almost no debates. According to the amendments, magistrates ...

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