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Romanian Police Find 48 Migrants on Truck with Bulgarian Driver

Romanian police discovered 48 Iraqi migrants in a truck at the border with Bulgaria, AP reports.

Crime | December 31, 2016, Saturday // 16:12 | Viewed: 12025

Greece Detains 2 Bulgarian Nationals over People Smuggling

Two Bulgarian nationals were arrested on Thursday in northern Greece after police discovered 26 migrants in a truck, daily newspaper 24 Chasa says citing Greek media.

Crime | December 29, 2016, Thursday // 13:29 | Viewed: 2778

Dutch Woman Detained Entering Bulgaria on Terror Charges

A 33-year-old Dutch national was arrested while on her entry into Bulgaria on Wednesday, prosecutors say.

Crime | December 23, 2016, Friday // 14:37 | Viewed: 13324

'Arab' Teenager Stabbed in Downtown Sofia Mall

A 19-year-old has been stabbed by guards in a shopping mall in central Sofia, police say.

Crime | December 23, 2016, Friday // 12:27 | Viewed: 3125

Train Driver Remains in Custody over Hitrino Blast

One of the drivers of the fright train that partly derailed killing seven people in the village of Hitrino will remain in detention, authorities say.

Crime | December 23, 2016, Friday // 08:12 | Viewed: 10867

Bulgaria ex-Deputy Parliament Speaker Acquitted on All Charges

A last-instance court has acquitted Hristo Biserov, a former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, on all three charges leveled against him.

Crime | December 21, 2016, Wednesday // 11:26 | Viewed: 10491

Bulgarian MP Gives Up Immunity to Face Vote Buying Charges

Bulgarian lawmaker Iliya Iliev has agreed to be stripped of his immunity as MP to face criminal prosecution.

Crime | December 20, 2016, Tuesday // 13:04 | Viewed: 10439

Bulgaria Prosecution Launches Probe over Foreign Ministry Corruption Allegations

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has launched pretrial proceedings into alleged abuse of office on behalf of Foreign Ministry staff, following accusations of corruption from the socialist opposition.

Crime | December 16, 2016, Friday // 16:19 | Viewed: 10628

Three More Indicted over Harmanli Migrant Riots

Bulgarian prosecuting authorities have indicted three migrants on charges of hooliganism and obstruction to police.

Crime | December 16, 2016, Friday // 13:46 | Viewed: 10915

Berlin Metro Attack Suspects Not in Bulgaria, Police Say

There is no information that any of the four suspects in the attack on a woman in the Berlin metro has returned to Bulgaria, the head of the country's police has announced.

Crime | December 15, 2016, Thursday // 16:15 | Viewed: 2828

Dutch National Detained over Stabbing in Downtown Sofia

A Dutch national has been placed in detention after attempting to murder a women in the center of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, prosecutors say.

Crime | December 15, 2016, Thursday // 12:13 | Viewed: 11828

All Suspects in Attack on Woman in Berlin Metro Are Bulgarian

The four people seen on CCTV footage during a barbaric attack on a woman in the Berlin metro are Bulgarian nationals, German prosecutors say.

Crime | December 14, 2016, Wednesday // 22:43 | Viewed: 50884

Gas Flow via Bulgaria-Romania Link Hindered Until 2019

The flow of gas through the interconnector between Romania and Bulgaria will not be fully enabled for the next two years, outgoing Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said on Friday.

Crime | December 10, 2016, Saturday // 09:57 | Viewed: 11118

Ex-Mayor of Bulgaria's Vidin to Serve Jailtime

A court in Montana has sentenced the former mayor of Vidin in northwestern Bulgaria to five years of imprisonment, the country's prosecuting authorities say.

Crime | December 10, 2016, Saturday // 09:57 | Viewed: 2373

Head of Sofia Regional Court to Resign

Sofia Regional Court (SRS) chair Metodi Lalov has said he will step down.

Crime | December 9, 2016, Friday // 09:23 | Viewed: 10472

NW Bulgarian Gangs 'Specialized in People Smuggling'

Organized criminal gangs from Northwestern Bulgaria are increasingly "specialized" in people smuggling, local authorities say.

Crime | December 7, 2016, Wednesday // 16:19 | Viewed: 3301

Ex Head of Bulgaria's Medical Military Academy Gets New Indictment

Stoyan Tonev, the former head of the Military Medical Academy in Sofia, has been indicted for the second time in half a year, prosecutors say.

Crime | December 6, 2016, Tuesday // 20:50 | Viewed: 2380

Bulgarian National Shortlisted in Europol Advent Calendar

European police body Europol has published a self-styled "Advent calendar" which features a profile of sought persons for each day leading up to Christmas Eve.

Crime | December 5, 2016, Monday // 13:34 | Viewed: 10995

ECHR Sentences Bulgaria over Violation of Inmates' Right to Free Speech

The Justice Ministry has been allocated EUR 10 500 to pay two prison inmates who have won cases against Bulgaria, the government says.

Crime | December 1, 2016, Thursday // 11:31 | Viewed: 2715

Bulgarian Defense Ministry Officials under Abeyance Probe

An investigation is ongoing into the activities of Defense Ministry officials which may have been tantamount to abeyance, prosecuting authorities say.

Crime | November 29, 2016, Tuesday // 11:33 | Viewed: 10342

Aghan Man Blamed for Bulgarian Flag Desecration to Stay in Custody

A Bulgarian court has decided to keep in detention the Afghan national who allegedly set fire to a national flag at a migrant reception center.

Crime | November 27, 2016, Sunday // 18:40 | Viewed: 11368
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