ARCHIVE - 8 February 2019

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Business

Industrial Production Index Decreased by 2.3%
1,195 Million E-Vignettes Have Been Sold
Automobile Giant Opens Sixth Plant in Bulgaria
Bulgaria Signs Car Supply Deal with Moto Pfohe
Most New Homes Completed in Varna, Plovdiv and Burgas
In Few Years Traveling from Sofia to Belgrade will be Possible in Less than Two Hours by Train

Politics

Deputy PM: If Macedonia Wants to be a Full Member of NATO and the EU, it Should Abide by its Commitments to Bulgaria and Greece
Sales of Diesel Cars Fall Across the EU, Excluding Bulgaria and Estonia
Bulgaria will Sell Huge and Deserted Properties it Owns Abroad
Bulgarian PM Borisov Promised: Next Year 10% Income Growth
Easier Access to Foreign Carriers to Bulgaria's Railway Network
What is the State of the Repair of "Graf Ignatiev" Street?
Bulgaria’s Consumer Sentiment Index Increased by 1.9% For January 2019
Bulgarian Minister of Defense: We Have to Force the State to Work
Prime Minister Borisov: No Hospital will be Closed During my Term of Office

Society

Lately Bulgarian Consumers Believe that Buying a Car or Home is more Affordable
Every Third Teacher in Bulgaria Complains of Severe Stress
According to a Study Gender Funding Gap Grows when Research Pitches Get Personal
Report Exposes Antisemitic Rhetoric on Social Media by Bulgarian Ultra-Nationalists
Temperature Highs between 2° and 7°C, Light Rain Possible in Southeast Regions
The 69th Edition of "Berlinale" Begins
The "One Person" Figure with 56 Screen, 12 Meters High, can Replace the "Bronze House"
The Bulgarian State Provides Additional BGN 30 Million to Municipal and District Hospitals

Sports

Official: Lubo Penev is the New Coach of CSKA Sofia Taking over from El Maestro
Jess Messina Off to Bulgaria

Crime

Third Skripal Suspect Linked to Poisoning in Bulgaria in 2015
Special Criminal Court Imposes Four Years Imprisonment on Members of Organised Crime Group

World

Donald Trump and China's Xi Won't Talk Before Trade Deadline
UNICEF: Every Fifth Child in the World Lives in Extreme Poverty
US Revokes Venezuela Visas
Macedonian MPs to Vote on NATO Protocol
Bulgaria Warns FYROM Over NATO Membership

Business

Industrial Production Index Decreased by 2.3%

According to the preliminary data the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted , decreased by 2.

Business | February 8, 2019, Friday // 14:30

1,195 Million E-Vignettes Have Been Sold

,,To date, over 1,195 million e-vignettes have been sold for BGN 92 million'', Petya Avramova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, told reporters.

Business | February 8, 2019, Friday // 14:28

Automobile Giant Opens Sixth Plant in Bulgaria

"Teklas Bulgaria" will build a sixth factory on the territory of Bulgaria.

Business | February 8, 2019, Friday // 14:16

Bulgaria Signs Car Supply Deal with Moto Pfohe

Bulgaria's education ministry said on Thursday that it has signed a 1 million levs ($580,000/511,000 euro) deal with local car dealer Moto-Pfohe for the supply and maintenance of light vehicles with 8+1 seats, See News reports.

Business | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:49

Most New Homes Completed in Varna, Plovdiv and Burgas

According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute, the number of dwellings in operation in the fourth quarter of 2018 is 721 and the newly constructed dwellings there are 2 345.

Business » Industry | February 8, 2019, Friday // 14:36

In Few Years Traveling from Sofia to Belgrade will be Possible in Less than Two Hours by Train

Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva has announced that in few years from Sofia to Belgrade we will be able travel in less than two hours by train.

Business » Tourism | February 8, 2019, Friday // 15:56

Politics

Deputy PM: If Macedonia Wants to be a Full Member of NATO and the EU, it Should Abide by its Commitments to Bulgaria and Greece

If Macedonia wants to be a full member of NATO and the EU, it should abide by the commitments it has made to Bulgaria and Greece, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov told Focus Radio.

Politics | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:31

Sales of Diesel Cars Fall Across the EU, Excluding Bulgaria and Estonia

In 2018, the sale of diesel-powered cars declined throughout the European Union, except in two countries - Bulgaria and Estonia, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, quoted by Investor.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 8, 2019, Friday // 14:11

Bulgaria will Sell Huge and Deserted Properties it Owns Abroad

Bulgaria has a large building stock abroad and for many years it has not been managed well.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2019, Friday // 17:11

Bulgarian PM Borisov Promised: Next Year 10% Income Growth

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has promised the wages of the Podkrepa LC Congress to rise by at least ten percent.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2019, Friday // 14:41

Easier Access to Foreign Carriers to Bulgaria's Railway Network

Amendments to the law on rail transport, adopted by the Parliament on Thursday's first reading, facilitate the access of foreign railway operators to the Bulgarian market.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2019, Friday // 13:34

What is the State of the Repair of "Graf Ignatiev" Street?

With nearly three months delay, the repair of Sofia's Graf Ignatiev Street continues.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2019, Friday // 13:27

Bulgaria’s Consumer Sentiment Index Increased by 1.9% For January 2019

Bulgaria’s consumer sentiment index increased by 1.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2019, Friday // 12:04

Bulgarian Minister of Defense: We Have to Force the State to Work

''We can no longer be reconciled to this double standard.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2019, Friday // 11:56

Prime Minister Borisov: No Hospital will be Closed During my Term of Office

“No hospital will be closed during my term of office, the money for health care is increased every year, and therefore I want solutions.

Politics » Domestic | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:37

Society

Lately Bulgarian Consumers Believe that Buying a Car or Home is more Affordable

In January, there has been some improvement in consumer intentions to make purchases of durable items such as car, home or home improvement.

Society | February 8, 2019, Friday // 14:06

Every Third Teacher in Bulgaria Complains of Severe Stress

35% of Bulgarian teachers complain of a strong general stress, according to data from the teachers' syndicate under the Podkrepa Labor Code.

Society | February 8, 2019, Friday // 13:22

According to a Study Gender Funding Gap Grows when Research Pitches Get Personal

Women are less successful in receiving research funding than men if the selection process focusses on the scientist making the pitch rather than the science presented, according to new research released Friday, reports AFP.

Society | February 8, 2019, Friday // 13:20

Report Exposes Antisemitic Rhetoric on Social Media by Bulgarian Ultra-Nationalists

A report released this week exposes antisemitic rhetoric used on social media by the far-right activists behind the Lukov March in Bulgaria, a torch-lit ceremony that consists of nationalists and neo-Nazis from across Europe.

Society | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:34

Temperature Highs between 2° and 7°C, Light Rain Possible in Southeast Regions

Today from west the clouds will break and decrease but will remain considerable over Eastern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:22

The 69th Edition of "Berlinale" Begins

It is one of the largest public film festivals in the world, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the world every year.

Society » Culture | February 8, 2019, Friday // 10:21

The "One Person" Figure with 56 Screen, 12 Meters High, can Replace the "Bronze House"

An anthropomorphic figure, 12 meters high, made of 56 LED screens, will replace the Bronze House on the site of Georgi Dimitrov's former maze in Sofia.

Society » Culture | February 8, 2019, Friday // 08:22

The Bulgarian State Provides Additional BGN 30 Million to Municipal and District Hospitals

Municipal and district hospitals will be allocated additional 30 million BGN from the state.

Society » Health | February 8, 2019, Friday // 17:35

Sports

Official: Lubo Penev is the New Coach of CSKA Sofia Taking over from El Maestro

CSKA Sofia have hired former Bulgaria boss Lubo Penev as their new coach to replace Nestor El Maestro, who left the job by mutual consent, the Bulgarian club said on Friday, reports Reuters.

Sports | February 8, 2019, Friday // 17:28

Jess Messina Off to Bulgaria

JESS Messina is about to embark on a demanding schedule to start the year that will see her head to Bulgaria, return home for a month before heading to Serbia and potentially Finland, portnews.

Sports | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:45

Crime

Third Skripal Suspect Linked to Poisoning in Bulgaria in 2015

A possible third Russian suspect linked to the poisoning of a former spy in Salisbury flew back to Moscow via a European city a few days after the attack, an investigative website has claimed.

Crime | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:26

Special Criminal Court Imposes Four Years Imprisonment on Members of Organised Crime Group

The Special Criminal Court today imposed four years imprisonment under an initial general regime on four members of an organised crime group involved in VAT tax evasion, said the press office of the Appellate Prosecutor's Office.

Crime | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:24

World

UNICEF: Every Fifth Child in the World Lives in Extreme Poverty

Every fifth child in the world lives in extreme poverty and has less than $ 2 a day.

World | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:51

US Revokes Venezuela Visas

The United States said Thursday it was revoking visas of Venezuelan lawmakers seated by President Nicolas Maduro as it criticized European and Latin American countries for seeking dialogue with the embattled leader, reported AFPThe United States has recog

World | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:42

Macedonian MPs to Vote on NATO Protocol

Another vehement political debate is expected in Parliament on Friday ahead of a vote on the so-called accession protocol for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to join NATO under the new name North Macedonia, Kathimerini reported.

World » Southeast Europe | February 8, 2019, Friday // 11:54

Bulgaria Warns FYROM Over NATO Membership

/ekathimerini/ If the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) wants to be a full member of NATO and the European Union, it must fulfill the commitments it has undertaken towards Bulgaria and Greece, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of De

World » Southeast Europe | February 8, 2019, Friday // 09:44
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