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Bulgaria Had Lowest Hourly Labor Costs in EU in 2014, at EUR 3.8

Bulgaria remained the EU Member State with the lowest hourly labor costs in 2014, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2015, Monday // 16:04 | Viewed: 591

Bulgarian Military Arms with New Unmanned Planes

The Bulgarian military is preparing to arm itself with a new model of unmanned airplanes or so-called drones.

Politics » Defense | March 30, 2015, Monday // 13:00 | Viewed: 684

Bulgaria's PM Not Invited to Victory Day Celebrations in Moscow

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has not received an invitation to participate in the celebrations in Moscow, which will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory Day on May 9.

Politics | March 30, 2015, Monday // 11:59 | Viewed: 900

Delicacies to be Served in Bulgarian Government Planes

Up to BGN 48,000 including VAT will be paid by government planes on catering for a period of a year.

Politics » Domestic | March 30, 2015, Monday // 10:45 | Viewed: 560

Massive Win for Sarkozy's Conservative Party in France Local Elections

Nicolas Sarkozy's Union for Popular Movement (UMP) party proved to be the big winner at the second round of France's local elections.

Politics | March 30, 2015, Monday // 09:56 | Viewed: 487

Speaker of Croatian Parliament Arrives in Bulgaria on 1-Day Visit

The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Josip Leko arrives in Bulgaria Monday on a 1-day visit at the invitation of Bulgarian counterpart Tsetska Tsacheva.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 30, 2015, Monday // 09:38 | Viewed: 383

Bulgaria Needs New Body to Fight Graft Among Politicians - Audit Office Chief

The newly appointed Chairman of Bulgaria’s National Audit Office Tsvetan Tsvetkov has backed a suggestion to set up a new body specifically charged with looking into the wealth of politicians.

Politics » Domestic | March 29, 2015, Sunday // 16:35 | Viewed: 902

Bulgaria to Grant 10 000 People with Refugee Status by End of Year

The chairperson of the State Agency for Refugees (DAB) Nikola Kazakov stated on Saturday that Bulgaria should grant over 10 000 people with refugee status by the end of the year.

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2015, Saturday // 16:33 | Viewed: 2946

Bulgaria's Former PM Holds No Ambitions of Returning to BSP Leadership

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev holds no ambitions of returning to the leadership of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

Politics » Domestic | March 28, 2015, Saturday // 14:09 | Viewed: 847

Plevneliev, Djukanovic Discuss Projects to Increase Energy, Transport Connections

President Rosen Plevneliev told Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic that the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans was a foreign policy priority issue for Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 27, 2015, Friday // 20:35 | Viewed: 885

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister: Montenegro Is Ready to Join NATO

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has urged all Balkan countries to join NATO and the EU, adding that this is the only move that would bring the much-needed security in the region.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 27, 2015, Friday // 17:10 | Viewed: 914

Director of Bulgaria’s Registry Agency Removed from Office

Ventsislav Spiridonov, Director of Bulgaria’s Registry Agency has been removed from office through an ordinance of the Justice Ministry coordinated with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | March 27, 2015, Friday // 16:22 | Viewed: 805

Montenegro Is Ready to Join NATO, Bulgarian PM Says

The statement was made by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov following talks with his counterpart Milo Dukanovic Friday.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 27, 2015, Friday // 12:37 | Viewed: 1350

Bulgaria, Montenegro to Boost Cooperation in Culture

Bulgaria and Montenegro will boost cooperation in the field of culture by signing an intergovernmental agreement during the forthcoming meeting of delegations from the two states.

Politics » Diplomacy | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 18:46 | Viewed: 933

Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Changes to Electronic Communications Act

The Bulgarian Parliament approved on Thursday at two readings changes to the Electronic Communications Act.

Politics » Domestic | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 16:48 | Viewed: 816

EU Launches Proceeding on Agricultural Land Ownership Laws in Bulgaria

The European Commission took a decision Thursday on demanding a clarification on the laws regarding the acquisition of agricultural lands passed in Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovakia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1090

Bulgaria Fails to Address Shortcomings in Treatment of Prisoners, Conditions of Detention - CoE

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has leveled serious criticism at Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 12:24 | Viewed: 1114

Bulgaria Parliament Appoints New Audit Office Head

Tsvetan Tsvetkov, the single candidate to take over the National Audit Office, has been approved by an overwhelming majority in Bulgaria's Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 12:17 | Viewed: 787

Bulgaria 'Stage of Hybrid War over Ukraine,' Official Report Says

Information campaigns and cyber attacks carried out on the sidelines of the conflict in Ukraine are an example of a "new type of fighting a war", Bulgaria's Defense Ministry points out in a document.

Politics » Defense | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 11:41 | Viewed: 1949

Novo Selo Drills in mid-April to Bring 1000 Foreign Troops to Bulgaria

About 1000 troops are expected at the Novo Selo military ground for the international drills scheduled to begin April 16.

Politics » Defense | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 08:20 | Viewed: 1087

Bulgaria to Get EUR 10 M EU Funding to Tackle Asylum, Migration, Integration

Bulgaria will be allocated EUR 10 M in EU funding on asylum, migration and integration over the period 2014-2020.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 17:33 | Viewed: 1147