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Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee Adopts Ban on Face-Covering Veils

Members of Bulgaria's Religious Denominations and Human Rights parliamentary committee adopted at first reading on Thursday a bill which proposes to ban the wearing of garments concealing the face in public places.

Politics » Domestic | 7 hours ago

Bulgaria's Fibank Repays BGN 1.2 B State Aid

Bulgaria's First Investment Bank (Fibank) has repaid the BGN 1.

Business | 8 hours ago

Bulgarian MPs Propose Relaxing Restrictions for Voters Abroad

Bulgarian MPs from parties participating in the ruling coalition or supporting it have proposed relaxing some of the restrictions for voters abroad which have been adopted with the latest amendments to the Electoral Code.

Politics » Domestic | 9 hours ago

EU Commission Backs Construction of Bulgaria's "Balkan" Gas Hub

The European Commission backs the construction of Bulgaria's "Balkan" gas hub, which is projected to extract natural gas from the Black Sea.

Business » Energy | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 14:36

Bulgaria's National Art Gallery Square 500 Hosts Indonesian Batik, Bali Art Exhibition

The National Art Gallery Square 500 in the Bulgarian capital is hosting an exhibition of Indonesian batik and Bali art between May 21 and June 26.

Society » Culture | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 13:02

Bulgarian PM Refrains From Revealing GERB's Presidential Candidate

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has once again refrained from naming the candidate of his party in the forthcoming presidential elections in the autumn.

Politics » Domestic | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 12:51

Mayor of Bulgaria's Galiche Arrested in Specialised Police Operation

The controversial mayor of Galiche, Tsenko Chokov, has been detained in a specialised police operation conducted in the village on Thursday.

Crime | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 12:06

Abundant Rainfall Causes Flooding in Bulgaria's Kazanlak

The abundant rainfall caused a flooding in the Bulgarian town of Kazanlak overnight after the Stara reka river burst its banks.

Society » Environment | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 11:06

EU Energy Commissioner to Arrive on Two-Day Visit to Bulgaria

EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Canete, will pay a two-day visit to Bulgarian on Thursday and Friday.

Business » Energy | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 10:12

Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova Proceeds to Third Round of Roland Garros

The highest ranking Bulgarian female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova proceeded to the third round of the Roland Garros.

Sports | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 09:44

Bulgaria’s Ex-President Parvanov Hints at Possibility to Run Again

Bulgaria’s former President Georgi Parvanov suggested on Wednesday that the Constitution doesn’t bar him from running again in presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 22:23

Bulgarian Parliament Endorses Plans to Aid Indebted Local Governments

Bulgaria’s central government will be able to extend interest-free loans to cash-strapped local governments, the Parliament has decided.

Business | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 20:54

Bulgarian Customs Seize Amphetamines, Anabolic Steroids at Kapitan Andreevo Checkpoint  

Bulgarian customs officers have thwarted an attempt to smuggle seven kilogrammes of amphetamines to Turkey through  Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint, the National Customs Agency in Sofia announced on Wednesday.

Crime | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 20:01

Bulgaria’s 2015 Arms Exports Top EUR 640 M, Up 50% Y/Y

Bulgarian exports of military hardware increased by more than 50% last year compared with 2014, a government official has said.

Business » Industry | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 18:59

Bulgarian Project Wins Natura 2000 Award

The Bulgarian project “For the Balkans and the people: Nature Protection and Sustainable Rural Development” has won the Socio-Economic Benefits Award in this year’s edition of the Natura 2000 Awards.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 17:24

EC Proposes Measures to Improve E-Commerce, Increase Customer Trust

The European Commissi on Wednesday proposed measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU.

World » EU | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 16:28

Bulgaria’s Services Turnover Index Picks up 8% Y/Y in Q1 2016

The turnover index in Bulgaria’s services sector adjusted for the number of workdays rose by 8% year-on-year for the first quarter of 2016, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) announced on Wednesday.

Business | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 16:03

New Deputy Agriculture Minister to Oversee EU's Fisheries Policy in Bulgaria

The number of deputy ministers in Bulgaria's agriculture ministry will be increased from three to four.

Politics » Domestic | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 15:12

Four Foreign Retailers Face Cartel Probe in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition (KZK) has launched a probe into a suspected cartel agreement between four foreign retail chains operating in the country.

Business | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 14:11

Three Injured After Mass Fight Between Migrants in Sofia

Three people were injured after a massive fight between migrants took place in the Voenna rampa neighbourhood of the Bulgarian capital late on Tuesday evening.

Society » Incidents | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 13:04

Bulgarian Nationalist MP Sentenced to Two Years of Probation

Sofia City Court (SGS) sentenced on Wednesday Bulgarian MP from nationalist Ataka party, Desislav Chukolov, to two years of probation.

Crime | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 12:19