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28 November 2015, Issue 4399
Bulgaria's Daily Newspaper since 2001
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|BUSINESS POLITICS WORLD SOCIETY SPORTS FORUM|
Bulgaria Opens Tender for Oil/Gas Exploration in Varna Region
Bulgaria has opened a tender for prospecting for oil and gas in Block 1-24 Kitka in Varna Region. The tender is part of the government’s efforts to reduce Bulgaria’s almost complete dependence on Russian gas imports by increasing domestic production. read
Bulgarian Parliament Ratifies Agreement on Repair of MiG-29 Fighter Jets
The Bulgarian parliament ratified on Friday the intergovernmental agreement with Poland on the repair of six of the country's MiG-29 fighter jets. read
Turkish Air Force Reportedly Suspends Flights over Syria
The Turkish military have suspended flights over Syria, part of the U.S.-led campaign of airstrikes on targets of the Islamic State group, in the wake of Tuesday’s downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish Air Force jet fighter, hurriyetdailynews.read
RUSSIA TO SUSPEND VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR TURKISH CITIZENS FROM 2016
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Russia will suspend its visa-free regime with Turkey from the beginning of next year.
"This is directly linked with the security of Russia and our citizens," TASS quoted Lavrov as saying following a meeting with Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in Moscow. read more
BULGARIA’S BUSINESS CLIMATE WORSENS IN NOVEMBER
Bulgaria’s overall business confidence index has declined by 0.5 percentage points in November compared with the previous month due to more pessimistic assessments and expectations in construction, retail and services sectors.
Industry is the only sector to report an increase in business confidence due to more optimistic expectations of entrepreneurs about the state of their companies in the next six months, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a monthly survey of Bulgaria’s business climate on Friday. read more
BULGARIANS TO HAVE FOUR LONG WEEKENDS IN 2016
Employed Bulgarians will have four long weekends next year after the government reshuffled some workdays which come immediately before or after public holidays.
March and May will have one long weekend each, while September will have two. read more
BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK PRESENTS NEW BGN 2 COIN
The Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) presented on Thursday the new BGN 2 coin, which will enter into circulation on December 7.
The coin was presented at a press conference by the Deputy Governor in charge of the Issue Department Kalin Hristov, other bank officials and the author of the artistic design of the coin Vanya Dimitrova. read more
BULGARIA OPENS TENDER FOR OIL/GAS EXPLORATION IN VARNA REGION
Bulgaria has opened a tender for prospecting for oil and gas in Block 1-24 Kitka in Varna Region.
The tender is part of the government’s efforts to reduce Bulgaria’s almost complete dependence on Russian gas imports by increasing domestic production. read more
TRIPS OF BULGARIANS ABROAD, VISITS OF FOREIGN RESIDENTS RISE IN OCTOBER
The number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad has increased by 11.5% on the year in October, reaching 335,500, the national statistical office NSI announced on Friday.
Forty-three percent of those trips were made with the purpose of education, attendance of sports and cultural events, or visiting friends and relatives. Travel with holiday and recreation purposes accounted for 30.1% of all trips of Bulgarian residents abroad last month, while business trips had a share of 26.6%. read more
BULGARIAN PARLIAMENT RATIFIES AGREEMENT ON REPAIR OF MIG-29 FIGHTER JETS
The Bulgarian parliament ratified on Friday the intergovernmental agreement with Poland on the repair of six of the country's MiG-29 fighter jets.
At first reading, the agreement was approved by 133 MPs out of the 177 lawmakers present in the plenary chamber, with 42 being against. read more
BULGARIAN MPS TO DISCUSS RATIFICATION OF MIG-29 JETS REPAIR AGREEMENT
The Bulgarian parliament will finally discuss the ratification of the intergovernmental agreement with Poland on the repair of six of the country's MiG-29 fighter jets.
This is the first point on the agenda of the parliamentary sitting on Friday, with the discussion having already been postponed twice. read more
INTERIOR MINISTER NOTES 2.5-FOLD INCREASE OF MIGRATORY FLOW THROUGH BULGARIA
Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said during the regular parliamentary control on Friday that the migratory flow through Bulgaria has increased by nearly two and a half times this year.
In comparison, Bachvarova noted that there was a five-sixfold increase in Europe, daily Dnevnik informs. read more
BULGARIA CONFIRMS PARTICIPATION IN 2016 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Bulgaria will return to the Eurovision Song Contest next year after it did not participate in the last two editions in 2014 and 2015.
The Bulgarian National Television (BNT) confirmed to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) that the country will have a representative at the 61st edition of the Eurovision next year. read more
SECOND EDITION OF MOROCCO DAYS IN BULGARIA BEGINS IN SOFIA ON NOVEMBER 30
The second edition of the “Morocco Days in Bulgaria” begins on November 30 and will last for two weeks until December 13.
The event is organised by the Embassy of Morocco in Bulgaria and will take place in Sofia and Plovdiv. read more
GRIGOR DIMITROV ARRIVES IN BULGARIA FOR EXHIBITION MATCH WITH GAEL MONFILS
The highest ranking Bulgarian male tennis player Grigor Dimitrov arrived in Sofia late on Thursday evening.
TURKISH AIR FORCE REPORTEDLY SUSPENDS FLIGHTS OVER SYRIA
The Turkish military have suspended flights over Syria, part of the U.S.-led campaign of airstrikes on targets of the Islamic State group, in the wake of Tuesday’s downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish Air Force jet fighter, hurriyetdailynews.com reported on Friday.
Ankara claims that the Russian Su-24 bomber violated Turkey’s airspace for 17 seconds and didn’t respond to 10 warnings issued in the space of five minutes before it was shot down. Moscow says that there was no violation of Turkish airspace and no warnings were issued by the Turkish F-16 jets, one of which brought down the Russian plane with an air-to-air missile. read more
FRANCE TO COMMEMORATE PARIS VICTIMS WITH NATIONAL MEMORIAL SERVICE
France will commemorate the victims of the attacks in Paris on November 13 by holding a national memorial service on Friday.
The service in the French capital will bring together 1000 people at the Les Invalides complex, with French President Francois Hollande to address families of the victims. read more
GERMAN POLICE ARRESTS TWO SUSPECTED JIHADISTS IN BERLIN
German police detained on Thursday two suspected jihadists in Berlin during a series of raids targeting possible Islamists.
The two men aged 28 and 46 are suspected of planning an attack, with some media reports suggesting that they were targeting the city of Dortmund. read more
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