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Bulgarian President Reaffirms Support for Ukraine’s European Future

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev reaffirmed the country’s support for Ukraine’s European future during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Sofia on Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | 4 minutes ago

Istanbul Airport Attackers Were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz, Turkish Official Says

The three perpetrators of the deadly terror attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport were identified as a Russian national from Dagestan, a citizen of Uzbekistan and a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday.

World » Southeast Europe | 55 minutes ago

Death Toll Rises to 44 in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport Terror Attack

The death toll in the terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport increased to 44 on Thursday after a 25-yearTurkish citizen died from his wounds in hospital, Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday.

World » Southeast Europe | 1 hour ago

Bulgaria’s Govt Debt Equivalent to 29.3% of Projected 2016 GDP in May

Bulgaria’s government debt totalled EUR 13.37 B last month, equivalent to 29.3% of Gross Domestic Product forecast for the year, according to figures released by the Finance Ministry on Thursday.

Business » Finance | 2 hours ago

Two Blasts Kill at least 27 Police Cadets in Kabul

At least 27 police cadets were killed and 40 were injured in two blasts in Kabul targeting a convoy of buses in which the cadets travelled, newswires reported on Thursday.

World | 2 hours ago

Bulgaria Ready to Help Ukraine Build Closer Ties with EU, Borisov Tells Poroshenko

Bulgaria will support visa-free travel in the EU for Ukrainian citizens because Ukraine has met the requirements set by the European Commission, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said at a meeting with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in Sofi

Politics » Diplomacy | 3 hours ago

Juncker Said to Be Planning Introduction of Euro by All EU Member States after Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker “is believed to be set on ensuring” that the euro is introduced in the EU member states still using their own national currencies in a bid to spur European integration after Britons voted to leave the 28-n

Business » Finance | 4 hours ago

Findings from EU Analysis of Bulgarian Prosecution Will be Made Public

The conclusions and recommendations from the ongoing independent EU analysis of the work of the Bulgarian prosecutor's office will be published in view of the great public interest.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | 4 hours ago

Extension of Sofia Metro Line 2 to be Launched Before End of July

The extension of line 2 of the underground in the Bulgarian capital to the Sofia neighbourhood of Hladilnika will be launched before the end of July.

Business | 5 hours ago

Bulgaria MPs Pass Revised Anti-Corruption Bill

Bulgarian lawmakers have overwhelmingly adopted draft legislation that aims at fighting high-level graft, local media report.

Politics » Domestic | 6 hours ago

Former Police Chief of Bulgaria's Tran Arrested on Suspicions of Trafficking Refugees

The former head of the criminal police in the Bulgarian town of Tran has been detained for 72 hours on suspicions of trafficking refugees.

Crime | 6 hours ago

EU 'Told Bulgaria to Sell Gas Network Operator - PM

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said his country has to sell state-owned gas grid operator Bulgartransgaz or pay off a fine of up to EUR 300 M, citing EU antitrust regulators.

Business » Energy | 7 hours ago

Turkey Detains 13 Suspects over Istanbul Airport Attack

Turkish authorities detained on Thursday thirteen suspects over Tuesday's terrorist attack at the Istanbul Ataturk airport which claimed the lives of at least 42 people and left hundreds other injured.

World » Southeast Europe | 7 hours ago

Maxim Behar Handed Diplomatic Award for Contribution to Africa

Bulgarian PR expert, businessman, journalist and diplomat Maxim Behar on Wednesday received a diplomatic award for his contribution to the popularization of African culture and his work to boost the economic development of the Seychelles.

Bulgarian FinMin Foresees 3.5 % Budget Surplus for First Half of 2016

Bulgarian Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov expects the budget surplus for the first six months of this year to be 3.

Business » Finance | 7 hours ago

Gazprom 'Ready' to Explore Turkish Stream Funding

Gazprom's deputy head for economic and financial affairs announced on Wednesday there was "a high degree of readiness" to provide funding for the so-called Turkish Stream pipeline.

Business » Energy | 8 hours ago

Bulgarian FM Advises Citizens Travelling to Turkey to Register Beforehand

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov advised Bulgarian citizens traveling to Turkey to register beforehand at the website of the foreign ministry.

World » Southeast Europe | 8 hours ago

Nationalists Attack Ukrainian Anti-Night Wolves Demo in Bulgaria's Burgas

Several people have been detained in Burgas after attacking a group of Ukrainians protesting against the arrival of the Night Wolves, police say.

Society » Incidents | 8 hours ago

Bulgarian IntMin: Most Powerful Weapon in Countering Terrorism Is Information

According to Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova, the threat of terrorist attacks has become a thing of everyday life and the most powerful weapon in countering terrorism is information and the ability to use it.

Politics » Domestic | 8 hours ago

Bulgarian MPs Approve Montenegro's Accession to NATO

The Bulgarian parliament approved on Thursday the accession of Montenegro to NATO and ratified the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty.

Politics » Defense | 9 hours ago

Turkey to Open New Chapter in EU Talks

The European Union and Turkey are expected to open a new chapter in accession talks of Ankara on Thursday.

World » EU | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 10:35