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Bulgaria’s Jobless Rate Dips to Post-2008 Low

Bulgaria’s unemployment rate has fallen to 9.3% in August, its lowest level since 2008, Labour Minister Ivaylo Kalfin announced on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | 8 hours ago | Viewed: 708

Bulgaria Foreign Minister: Pisanchev Can Help Boost Cooperation on Migrants with Greece

Vladimir Pisanchev can contribute to Bulgaria’s cooperation in Greece in tackling the migrant influx through the Balkans, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov told journalists on Thursday.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 17:45 | Viewed: 779

Bulgaria Improving Defense Capabilities, President Believes

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said on Thursday that NATO would build all the capabilities needed to defend sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Politics » Defense | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 13:32 | Viewed: 811

Bulgarian Parliament Rejects Anti-Corruption Bill at First Reading

The Bulgarian Parliament rejected on Thursday the bill aimed at preventing corruption among high-level public officials at first reading with 101 MPs voting in favour, 38 voting against and 72 abstaining.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 13:07 | Viewed: 1190

16 000 Illegal Immigrants Detained in Bulgaria Since Start of Year

Since the beginning of the year, Bulgarian authorities have detained at immigration centres nearly 16 000 foreigners, who had illegally entered the country.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 11:10 | Viewed: 1031

Bulgaria Boasts Highest Recognition Rate of Asylum Applications in EU

Bulgaria boasted the highest rate of positive decisions on asylum applications in the European Union (EU) in 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 10:12 | Viewed: 1050

Bulgaria Police Arrest 130 in Special Operation

A special operation in Bulgaria's capital Sofia resulted in the detention of 130 people, most of whom illegally crossed into Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry's Chief Secretary has said.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 08:45 | Viewed: 1313

NATO Coordination Center Opening Doors in Sofia

A coordination center set up by NATO as part of its recent eastern redeployment is due to open on Thursday morning in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Politics » Defense | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 07:47 | Viewed: 1150

Bulgaria's Ex-Security Chief 'to Be Next Thessaloniki Consul'

Former counter-intelligence head Vladimir Pisanchev is due to head the Bulgarian Consulate in Thessaloniki, Greece, several media outlets have reported, citing sources.

Politics » Domestic | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 07:24 | Viewed: 873

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry to Focus on Illegal Migration

Bulgaria is handling well the flow of legal migrants arriving in the country, according to Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2015, Wednesday // 18:14 | Viewed: 1419

Bulgaria's Defence Minister to Call for Common EU Policy on Tackling Refugee Wave

Bulgaria's Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev will call for devising a common EU policy on counteracting the influx of refugees to Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 2, 2015, Wednesday // 10:05 | Viewed: 1423

Bulgarian MPs Convene for First Plenary Sitting After Summer Recess

Bulgarian MPs will convene for their first plenary sitting after the summer recess on Wednesday.

Politics » Domestic | September 2, 2015, Wednesday // 08:32 | Viewed: 1012

World Bank to Help Bulgaria Improve Absorption of EU Funds

The World Bank will assist Bulgaria in boosting the impact of EU funds on the country’s economy under a new document signed on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 18:26 | Viewed: 1725

Repair of MiG-29s by Poland to Cost Nearly Half of Price Sought by Russia – DefMin Nenchev

The repair of the MiG-29 fighter jets by Poland will be twice cheaper than the cost, which would have been incurred if the maintenance was carried out by the the Russian MiG company.

Politics » Defense | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 15:54 | Viewed: 2219

Bulgaria's Defence Minister Calls for Concept on Counteracting Hybrid Threats

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev called for urgently devising a concept on counteracting hybrid threats.

Politics » Defense | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1553

No 'Bulgarian Roots' of Austrian Smuggling Ring, IntMin Says

Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has ruled out that the organized criminal gang smuggling migrants into Austria could be based in Bulgaria.

Politics » Domestic | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1478

Bulgaria Plans to Initiate EU Discussion to Make Anti-IS Strategy More Efficient

Bulgaria plans to initiate a discussion within the EU on the need to add new elements to the bloc’s strategy for combatting the Islamic State (IS) group, the country’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 31, 2015, Monday // 18:51 | Viewed: 1918

Workers from Bulgaria, Romania Arriving in Britain Nearly Double in Year to March

Workers from Romania and Bulgaria have led a jump in European migration to Britain, the Daily Mail reported in its online edition.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 31, 2015, Monday // 16:18 | Viewed: 2677

Bulgaria MP to Table Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

Independent lawmaker Velizar Enchev has announced he is to put forward in September a bill that would allow for cannabis to be used for medical purposes.

Politics » Domestic | August 31, 2015, Monday // 14:18 | Viewed: 2457

Bulgaria DefMin to Ask EU for Help against Migrant Smuggling

Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said he is to demand help from Europe in the fight against people smuggling in relation to the deepening migrant crisis in the continent.

Politics » Defense | August 31, 2015, Monday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1657

Bulgarian PM Calls on World Leaders to Solve Refugee Crisis

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov called on world leaders to sit together and come up with a solution to the refugee crisis.

Politics » Diplomacy | August 30, 2015, Sunday // 16:02 | Viewed: 2002