Bulgaria: Serbia has our Unconditional Support for joining the EU

"You have our unconditional support for entering the EU,'' wrote Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov in an address to his Serbian colleague Alexander Vucic.

Politics | 8 hours ago | Viewed: 629

Defense Attache in Washington Nominated as New Bulgarian Air Force Chief

Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has proposed to appoint Brigadier General Tsanko Stoykov as new Air Force Commander, Nova TV has reported.

Politics » Defense | 9 hours ago | Viewed: 849

Interest in Bulgarian Citizenship Rises among Britons after Brexit

Applications for passports and inquiries about residency have both increased at embassies and high commissions in London in the two months since the UK  voters decided in a referendum to leave the bloc, Bloomberg reported on Monday

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 22, 2016, Monday // 14:37 | Viewed: 2492

Angela Merkel to Hold Official Meeting of European PMs, Bulgaria's Borisov among Them

Germany's Angela Merkel will hold an official meeting of European prime ministers on 27 August.

Politics | August 19, 2016, Friday // 18:15 | Viewed: 2546

Bulgarian EU Presidency to Cost Estimated EUR 75 M

The director of the center for the preparation of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the European Union has said that the cost of the presidency will be about EUR 75 M, public radio broadcaster BNR reported on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 19, 2016, Friday // 15:30 | Viewed: 19963

“We Need More UN’’, Bulgaria’s Irina Bokova Tells RFI

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, Bulgaria's candidate for the post of United Nations Secretary-General, has said that “more UN , more negotiations, more diplomacy” are needed to tackle the multitude of crises in today’s world.

Politics » Diplomacy | August 19, 2016, Friday // 12:55 | Viewed: 2383

Bulgaria’s ABV Party Backs Rumen Radev for President

Left-wing ABV party has endorsed the nomination of Maj Gen Rumen Radev for the forthcoming presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | August 18, 2016, Thursday // 14:21 | Viewed: 2335

EC VP Kristalina Georgieva Denies Media Speculation of Being's GERB's Pick for President of Bulgaria

European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva has dismissed media speculation that she is the possible candidate of governing GERBparty for President of Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 18, 2016, Thursday // 13:46 | Viewed: 3774

Bulgaria Grants Refugee Status to 357 People in Jan-July 2016

Bulgaria’s State Agency for Refugees has received 9,388 applications for protection in the first seven months of 2016, close to the 2014 total of 11,081 and nearly half of last year’s total of 20,391.

Politics » Domestic | August 18, 2016, Thursday // 10:42 | Viewed: 3682

Bulgarian Socialists Nominate Rumen Radev to Run in Presidential Elections 2016

Maj.Gen. Rumen Radev is the nomination of main opposition Socialists for President of Bulgaria, party leader Korneliya Niniova has announced.

Politics » Domestic | August 18, 2016, Thursday // 09:27 | Viewed: 1931

Educational Minister Kuneva blocks tender on EU-funded ad materials

Bulgaria's vice president and educational minister Meglena Kuneva issued an order that will effectively put to a halt a tender for the creation and distribution of advertising materials, connected to the activities of the ministry.

Politics | August 17, 2016, Wednesday // 19:41 | Viewed: 2661

Bulgarians, Romanians Working in Britain Increase to 266,000 in Q2 2016  

There were 266,000 Bulgarians and Romanians employed in the UK in the second quarter of 2016 – an increase of around 87,000 compared with the same period a year earlier, the BBC reported on Wednesday, citing data of the Office for National Statistics.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 17, 2016, Wednesday // 18:27 | Viewed: 2432

Four Remain in Race for Bulgarian Socialist Nominee for President

Three of seven potential candidates for President from Bulgaria’s main opposition Socialist Party have withdrawn their nominations, public radio broadcaster BNR reported on Wednesday.

Politics | August 17, 2016, Wednesday // 17:57 | Viewed: 2601

Anatoly Makarov Appointed as Russian Ambassador to Bulgaria

Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Anatoly Makarov as the country’s new ambassador to Bulgaria, TASS reported on Wednesday.

Politics » Diplomacy | August 17, 2016, Wednesday // 14:09 | Viewed: 18561

Junior Coalition Partner Demands Explanation Why Bulgarian Govt Turned over Abdullah Buyuk to Turkey

The right-wing Reformist Bloc, the junior partner in Bulgaria’s minority coalition cabinet, has demanded that Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova explain to Parliament why the government turned over Turkish businessman Abdullah Buyuk to Turkey last week.

Politics » Domestic | August 16, 2016, Tuesday // 15:35 | Viewed: 4721

Migrants Decline Assistance, Try to Leave Bulgaria ASAP - Red Cross Official

Bulgarian Red Cross Refugee-Migrant Service Programme Manager Mariana Stoyanova has said that migrants try to leave the Balkan country as soon as possible.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 16, 2016, Tuesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 3233

Former Bulgarian Air Force Chief Says He Left over Disagreement with Defence Minister

Former Bulgarian Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev has said that he decided to retire in disagreement with Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev about the concept of joint policing of the country’s air space.

Politics | August 16, 2016, Tuesday // 12:54 | Viewed: 3089

Frontex Deploying 100 Officers in Bulgaria to Boost Border Surveillance

The European border management agency Frontex will deploy 100 border surveillance officers at Bulgaria’s borders with Turkey and Serbia to help stem a migrant inflow, Bulgarian public radio BNR reported on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 16, 2016, Tuesday // 10:49 | Viewed: 2125

Bulgaria to Set up Checkpoints on Minor Roads to Thwart Migrant Smuggling

Bulgaria’s Ministry of the Interior will set up checkpoints inside the country to counter  the smuggling of irregular migrants, a senior police official has said.

Politics » Domestic | August 15, 2016, Monday // 11:04 | Viewed: 5162

Bulgaria Ready to Deploy More Troops to Help Border Police Cope with Migrant Influx - Defence Chief

Bulgaria is ready to deploy additional troops to help border police tackle an increased inflow of irregular migrants, the Chief of Defence General Constantin Popov has said.

Politics » Domestic | August 15, 2016, Monday // 10:18 | Viewed: 4620

Bulgaria Prevents 153 Irregular Migrants from Entering from Turkey, Greece

Bulgarian border police has thwarted attempts of a total of 140 foreign national to cross illegally the country’s border from Turkey over the past 24 hours.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 14, 2016, Sunday // 14:32 | Viewed: 2730