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Greece’s PM to Discuss Cooperation in Energy, Transport on Bulgaria Visit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Bulgaria on Monday for talks expected to focus on energy and transport, Greek newspaper Kathimerini has reported.

World » Southeast Europe | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 20:42

Bulgaria’s Reformist Bloc to Pick Its Presidential Candidate from Seven Nominees

Bulgaria’s right-wing Reformist Bloc will select its candidate for the fortcoming presidential elections from seven nominees, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has announced.

Politics » Domestic | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 18:40

Belgium Arrests Two Brothers Suspected of Plotting Terror Attack

Belgian police has arrested two men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack in the country, Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported on Saturday.

Crime | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 16:51

Bulgaria Expects Another Hot Summer Day on Sunday

A streak of hot summer weather in Bulgaria will extend into Sunday and Monday with air temperature expected to rise even further.

Society » Environment | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 15:09

Bulgaria to Get Extra EUR 6 M for Border Protection from EU

Bulgaria will receive additional assistance of EUR 6 M from the European Commission to pay for increased cost of ensuring border protection from migration pressure, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 14:42

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Wraps up U.S. Visit with Meetings at State Dept., Pentagon

Bulgaria’s Foreign  Minister Daniel Mitov has held meetings at the State Department and the Department of Defense in the concluding part of his working visit to the United States.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 13:29

Diplomats Say Russia Targets Bulgaria, 6 Other EU States in Drive to Kill Sanctions - Reuters

Bulgaria and six other EU Member States of southern and eastern Europe is one of the main targets of Russia’s efforts to end the economic sanctions of the bloc imposed over the Ukraine crisis, Reuters has reported, citing diplomats.

World » Russia | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 11:52

Daily Mail: Thomas Cook Says Bulgaria, Cuba Emerge as ‘New Hotspots' for British Tourists

Britain’s largest tour operator Thomas Cook believes that Bulgaria and Cuba are set to become the two new hotspots for UK holidaymakers following the recent terror attacks in Europe, the Daily Mail has reported.

Business » Tourism | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 10:49

Over 250,000 Migrants Arrive in Europe by Sea in 2016 - IOM

A total of 251,557 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 27 July, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

World | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 10:28

Wildfire near Bulgaria's Ardino Contained

A forest fire near Ardino, in southern Bulgaria, has been contained, the authorities said on Saturday.

Society » Incidents | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 10:07

Forest Fire Rages near Ardino in Southern Bulgaria

A wildfire has engulfed a mountainous area of about 10 hectares of pine trees between the villages of Svetulka and Ahryansko near Ardino, in southern Bulgaria, the athorities said in Friday.

Society » Incidents | July 29, 2016, Friday // 20:59

Bulgarian Prosecutors Charge Four Police Officers with Migrant Smuggling

Bulgaria’s prosecuting authorities have charged four police offcers with smiggling of irregular migrants across the country’s border.

Politics » Domestic | July 29, 2016, Friday // 19:53

Bulgaria Calls on Five Security Council Members to Back Irina Bokova for UN Top Job

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has called on his counterparts from five countries to support the Bulgarian candidate for the post of United Nations Secretary-General, Irina Bokova.

Politics » Diplomacy | July 29, 2016, Friday // 16:32

Bulgaria, Russia to Look into Options for the Future of Belene NPP Project

Bulgaria and Russia will establish a joint working group to consider options for the future of the abandoned Belene nuclear power plant project after the ruling of the International Court of Arbitration.

Business » Energy | July 29, 2016, Friday // 15:40

Red Cross Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Iraq  

With fighting in Iraq intensifying, up to one million more people could be forced to flee their homes in the coming weeks and months, posing a massive humanitarian problem for the country, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.

World | July 29, 2016, Friday // 14:47

Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation Gives the Green Light to Registration of DOST Party  

Bulgaria’s Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) has overturned a lower court decision to deny registration to DOST political party founded by Lyutvi Mestan.

Politics » Domestic | July 29, 2016, Friday // 13:40

Migrant Arrivals in Greece Increase after Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

The number of migrants arriving in Greece has increased following the failed July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, AFP has reported, citing officials.

World » Southeast Europe | July 29, 2016, Friday // 12:20

Parliament Reelects Biser Petkov as Head of State Social Security Agency

Bulgaria’s Parliament reelected Biser Petkov as Governor of the National Social Security Institute (NSSI) on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | July 29, 2016, Friday // 10:48

Bulgaria to Vote for President on November 6

Bulgaria will hold presidential elections on 6 November 2016, Parliament decided on Friday.

Politics » Domestic | July 29, 2016, Friday // 10:33

Weapons of Central and Eastern Europe End up with Islamist Groups - Report

Eight countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria, have approved the shipment of weapons and ammunition worth at least EUR 1.2 B to the Middle East and Turkey since 2012, with some of the weapons ending up in the hands of Islamist fighters

Views on BG | July 29, 2016, Friday // 07:44

Germany to Stick to Open-Door Policy on Refugees, Chancellor Merkel Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her open-door policy towards refugees, despite a series of attacks in the country in July.

World » EU | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 23:17