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Bulgaria Switches Back to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday Morning

On March 26 Bulgaria switches back to daylight saving time. Clocks will be adjusted one hour forward at 3 am sharp on Sunday morning. Thus, people will sleep one hour less tonight. According to psychologists, one needs a fortnight to adapt to the new rhythm. Daylight saving time is the practice of ...

EU Leaders Sign New Declaration 60 years After Signature of Treaty of Rome

60 years after the signature of the Treaty of Rome the leaders of 27 EU member states, excluding Great Britain, signed today a new declaration emphasizing their commitment to renew European unity, according to BNR.''The new declaration is of great importance for the future of the European Union'', ...

France and Germany Tell UK to Expect No Brexit Favours

EU powerhouses France and Germany on Saturday warned Britain to expect no favours from Brussels once negotiations on the terms of Brexit finally get under way next week, writes The Local. British Prime Minister Theresa May, who decided not to attend the bloc's 60th anniversary summit in Rome, is due ...

Number of Tourists Visiting Pamporovo Increases with Over 30%

The number of tourists visiting Bulgaria's ski resort Pamporovo has increased with over 30% during the current winter season, announced BNR.The ski season will continue until Easter and will be closed officially with free of charge ski lift services on April 17. According to the company which ...

The Traffic Along the Border with Turkey is Normal

The traffic along the border with Turkey is normal, there is no crowding of buses or cars. This was reported  from the press office of Chief Directorate 'Border Police'. The activity of the checkpoints was not interrupted during the night in both directions, the traffic is normal. On the three ...

Two Charged Over Arms Supply to French Airport Attacker

French anti-terrorism judges have charged two men suspected of involvement in supplying a weapon to the gunman killed at Paris's Orly airport after attacking soldiers, a judicial source said Saturday, AFP reports. The two suspects, aged 30 and 43, were charged Friday for "association with terrorist ...

Bulgarians Living Abroad Should Fill in Declarations If They Are Not Included in the Electoral Rolls

Bulgarian citizens living abroad who want to cast their ballots at the March 26 early elections, but were not included in the electoral rolls, should fill in the necessary declarations at the polling stations, announced BNR. The Central Election Commission has assured that the section election ...

Theresa May to Announce UK Will Reclaim its Waters For British Fishermen

Theresa May is expected to announce within weeks that the UK will reclaim its waters for British fishermen by pulling out of a deal that pre-dates the EU, The Telegraph writes. The Prime Minister will take Britain out of the 1964 London convention which allows European fishing vessels to access ...

Special Olympics Athletes Back From Austria with 9 Medals

Chair of Special Olympics Bulgaria Tatyana Yancheva voiced to media that the Bulgarian athletes with intellectual difficulties had won at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 a total of 9 medals, 4 of them gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze ones. The sport persons of Special Olympics Bulgaria had ...

Orthodox Bulgaria Celebrates Annunciation

Today we mark the great feast of the Annunciation , the glory of the gospel that Archangel Gabriel told the Blessed Virgin Mary - that she will give birth to the Son of God, the expected Savior of mankind. The feat is established in the Orthodox Church in the 7th century, but it is celebrated by ...

It Is Election Silence Day in Bulgaria

It is a day of refection in Bulgaria today before the early Parliamentary elections on March 26. According to the decrees of the Electoral Code, political propaganda is strictly forbidden on the election silence day and those who violate the law are subject to sanctions. Candidates from 13 political ...

Urgent Sitting With PM Ognyan Gerdzhikov Due To Border Blockades

PM Ognyan Gerdzhikov had an urgent sitting with the interior minister, the SANS chair and the chief prosecutor due to the complicated situation at the border checkpoints, blocked by protesters, announced from BNR.  The participants in the meeting were solid that the free movement across the state ...

Chief of Road Infrastructure Agency Resigns

The chief of the Road Infrastructure Agency has tendered in his resignation, announced sources of iNews. Pirin Penchev was appointed Chairman of the Board of directors a month and a half ago by the interim government. The Road Infrastructure agency has not confirmed the information.  

14,000 Police Officers to Guard Polls

The National Police Chief Directorate voiced to media that a total of 14,000 uniformed police officers are to be deployed across Bulgaria during the early parliamentary election on March 26, according to BNR. There are going to be 7,319 election spots with a total of 12,294 poll stations. The police ...

Leader of GERB: Bulgaria Must be More Stable Than Ever

''Our ideology is that everyone in Bulgaria is equal and has access to all posts when meeting the requirements. This is what Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria  the  leader of GERB Boiko Borisov said during the closing of CEDB's election campaign in Sofia. He explained that there were ...

Earth Hour Campaign Will be Marked For The 10th Time

On 25th March, the Earth Hour campaign will be marked for the 10th time by turning off electricity at 20:30 Bulgarian time, and this year a night climb of Cherni Vrah is also organised, as well as other initiatives at Bulgarian municipalities. To a large degree, both in Bulgaria and around the ...

Polish PM Heading Off to EU Summit, Warns Against Two-Speed Europe

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has spoken out against a two-speed Europe as she prepared to head off to a EU summit in Italy marking the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding Treaty of Rome. Talk of various speeds in the EU will not bring the expected results. It will only even more strongly ...

Protest of Animal Breeders Will be Organised Next Week in Front of Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Next week, a protest of animal breeders will be organised in front of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, said Ivan Chalakov, Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian National Animal Breeding Association , according to Focus News. Today, the animal breeders blocked main road E-79 for five minutes in the ...

The Election Campaign is Ending

At 00:00 Bulgarian time, the election campaign officially ends before the elections for Bulgaria's 44th parliament take place on Sunday, March 26. Saturday is a day for reflection, and agitation is prohibited. Tomorrow, the final number of polling stations in the country will become known.Voting on ...

BNB: Deposits Increased By Over 7% in February

In February, 2017 broad money increased annually by 7.3% compared to 7.6% annual growth in January, 2017, according to the Bulgarian National Bank. At the end of February 2017, deposits of the non-government sector were BGN 68.368B or 71.8% of GDP, increasing annually by 7.1%. Deposits of ...

President Radev to Participate in Ceremony Marking 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

On March 25 Bulgarian President Rumen Radev will participate in a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, which set the beginning of the creation of the European Union. The ceremony, which will be attended by State and Government leaders of the Member States, will start at ...

Gallup International: Five+One Party Could Enter Parliament

Five plus one party could enter parliament, as there are 5 parties that would enter for sure, while the Reformist Bloc coalition is at the 4-percent threshold, the "Gallup" sociological agency says, quoted by BNR. 27.1 percent of those who have decided to vote said they would support GERB, while ...

President Rumen Radev: Bulgaria Does Not Give or Accept Lessons on Democracy

''Bulgaria does not give, but also does not accept lessons on democracy, especially from countries that do not respect the rule of law'', the  Bulgarian head of state Rumen Radev told reporters, asked to comment on the words of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, according to which our country ...

Two More People Have Been Arrested After the Attack in London

Two more people have been arrested over Wednesday's terror attack in London, police said on Friday, also giving the attacker's birth name as Adrian Russell and appealing to the public for information about him, AFP reports. "We have made two further significant arrests overnight," ...

Brazil Official Statement After Several Countries Have Banned Imports of Meat

On Wednesday several countries have banned imports of Brazilian meat after police raided several meat producers last Friday for allegedly doling out bribes to inspectors to certify meat that was either rotten or tainted with salmonella. ''Brazil ranks among the biggest animal protein exporters in ...

Border Checkpoints With Turkey Blocked Again By Protests Due to 'Voting Tourism''

  The traffic at border cross checkpoint Kapitan Andreevo will be blocked again today by protests held by United Patriots against the so-called ''voting tourism'' from Turkey. After the protests on Tuesday the activists from United Patriots, VMRO, The National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria ...

Erdogan Says Turkey will Review EU Ties 'From A to Z'

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again vowed to re-examine all political and administrative ties with the EU, after a constitutional referendum in April. He warned that any review of Ankara's relations with Europe would include a deal to curb illegal migration to the bloc. We can ...

Seven Agencies to Make Exit Poll on the Day of Snap Elections in Bulgaria

Seven agencies will make the exit poll on the day of early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria on March 26, announced from the Central Election Commission .The agencies are:  "Alpha Research", "Gallup International Balkan", "AFIS", "Exacta Research Group", "Sova 5" and "Market Links". They ...

UK Police: Man Injured In Attack on Parliament Has Died

A man injured in Wednesday's attack on Britain's parliament in London has died, police said on Thursday, cited by Reuters. The death brings the total number of victims to four. The killer himself, named earlier by the police as British-born Khalid Masood, was also killed in the attack. Police said ...

Farm Protests are Expected Again in Various Parts of Bulgaria

Farm protests are expected today in different parts of the country. Breeders from different organizations will block main roads in Bulgaria and continue their protests, according to BNR. The branch organization "United Bulgarian breeders' announced that the protests will be on four main points - ...

U.S. Senate to Vote on Montenegro's NATO Membership

The U.S. Senate will vote next week on the ratification of Montenegro as the newest member of the NATO alliance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday, after the Trump administration urged lawmakers to take up the long-delayed matter, Reuters reported.Reuters reported on Tuesday ...

New Europe: EU Sees Transport Investment Opportunities in Bulgaria

European Union Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc will discuss transport investment in the Balkan country on March 23-24, during a conference in Sofia, which brings together public and private institutions involved in transport financing and planning, New Europe reports. The objective of the event ...

Foreign Direct Investments in Bulgaria Up By 92% in January

Foreign direct investments in Bulgaria during the first month of the year are up by almost 92 percent on a yearly basis, reaching EUR 54M, Stamen Yanev, CEO of InvestBulgarian Agency said for the Bulgarian National Radio.Eight projects worth a total of EUR 156M have been certified since the ...

Belgian Police Prevent Terrorist Act in Antwerpen

Belgian security forces have prevented a terrorist attack in the country's most populous city Antwerpen, announced Mayor Bart De Wever. A man who tried to mow down pedestrians with a car in one of the central streets of the city has been arrested. The car was moving at high speed and people ...

Erdogan Accuses Bulgaria of Unacceptable Pressure on Turks Before Elections

Turkish President Recep Erdogan has criticised Bulgaria sharply for pressuring Turkish people in the country before the parliamentary elections and this is unacceptable' to Ankara. The tension between the two countries is escalating on the eve of the vote, reported Reuters. I call on Bulgaria. I ...

Ankara Gives 11 Days Leave to Outmigrants for Bulgaria's Elections

Turkey's government has issued an order stating people with dual citizenship may use 11 days of administrative leave in order to take part in the campaign for the parliamentary vote in Bulgaria and vote at their birthplaces. The order is secret and has been circulated to all state institutions. The ...

GERB's Borisov To Sue BSP's Ninova

GERB's chairman Boyko Borisov is initiating a law suit against the chairwoman of BSP Korneliya Ninova. Borisov's suit against Ninova is because of her statement regarding Borisov – You are a thief', made on Thursday morning on Nova TV, announced GERB. With this statement, Ninova is damaging the ...

Alpha Research: 2.6 % Lead for GERB Over BSP

The most recent study of Alpha Research Group sociological agency forecasts a gap of 2.6 percent between GERB and Bulgarian Socialist Party in the upcoming early parliamentary elections, according to BNR. 31.7 percent of those who have decided to vote would cast their ballot for GERB, while 29.1 ...

ISIS Claims Responsibility for London Attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act in London, reported Reuters, citing an information agency close to the jihadists. The victims of the terrorist attack in London are 4, including the attacker who was shot by police, announced the chief of the anti-terrorist services Mark Rowley. ...

ECB: Euro Zone Survey Data Point to Robust First Quarter

Economic recovery in the Eurozone is stable, according to the economic bulletin of the European Central Bank, quoted by BNR. ''Incoming data, notably survey results, have increased the Governing Council's confidence that the ongoing economic expansion will continue broaden'', the ECB said in its ...

Greece Fourth Largest Investor in Bulgaria for 2016

Greece is the fourth largest investor in Bulgaria after Austria, Holland and Germany for 2016. According to a report of the Greek Embassy, the total value of Greek investments in Bulgaria in 2016 was EUR 2.5 B, compared to EUR 2.4 B in 2015. Bi-lateral trade reported a 7% increase in the exports of ...

President Rumen Radev Expressed His Condolences to Queen Elizabeth II

Bulgarian president Rumen Radev sent a letter with his condolences to Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, in relation to the terrorist act in London, the press secretariat of the head of state announced. With deep sorrow I received the news about the horrific ...

Former Russian Deputy Shot in Kiev

The former deputy in the Russian Duma Denis Voronenkov has been killed in front of a hotel in Kiev, confirmed Ukrainian authorities. President Petro Poroshenko described the murder as an act of terrorism on the part of Russia'. The clear signature of the Russian special services has appeared several ...

Stefka Kostadinova Re-Elected As BOC Chairwoman

Stefka Kostadinova has been re-elected as chairwoman of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee for a fourth consecutive mandate. The record-holder in the high jump for women, who will turn 52 on Saturday, was the only candidate for the post. She received 49 votes for' and two votes against'. Kostadinova ...

28 Migrants Found in Burning Truck in Bulgaria

Twenty-eight migrants were found in a burning truck near the village of Rezovo close to the Bulgarian - Turkish border, according to BNR. The burning truck was discovered near a forest road. It had Sofia registration plates and was loaded with gravel. The fire was extinguished by a team of three ...

AFIS: Turkey Issue Causes Significant Electoral Shifts in Bulgaria

Days before the snap parliamentary elections, it is still unclear who the winner will be. The two leading parties GERB and BSP have equal chances, while BSP has an advantage among people who have decided that they will definitely vote. GERB still has reserves for expanding its electoral base among ...

Greece Not To Accept Back Refugees From Germany

Greece will not accept back refugees from Germany who have been refused asylum, stated Greek Foreign minister Nikos Kotzias before the meeting with his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel in Athens. I do not see Greece having the capacity and the financial resources to accept refugees who are sent ...

PM Theresa May: We Will Never Waver In The Face of Terrorism

Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs: "We will never waver in the face of terrorism'', according to BBC.''This was an attack on free people everywhere'', added also she. Paying tribute to Pc Keith Palmer, who died after being stabbed, she said: "He was every inch a hero and his actions will never ...

Conference in Sofia to Promote Investment in Transport

A regional conference to promote investments in the transport sector is held today in the Bulgarian capital city, announced from BNR.The conference is under the auspices of the European Commission and the Ministry of Transport and with the participation of European Commissioner for Transport Violeta ...

Mihail Konstantinov: Bulgaria's Election System is Fully Protected

There are attempts to interfere in our internal affairs but I am fully convinced that these will not be successful, like they have been unsuccessful so far, stated the chairman of the Board of Directors of the venture Information Services Mihail Konstantinov. Konstantinov pointed out that there will ...