The Most Important From the Week - 11 - 17 Feb

Politics | February 17, 2019, Sunday // 12:52
Bulgaria: The Most Important From the Week - 11 - 17 Feb

These days, it’s hard to stop politics from flooding your news feed. We will take a moment every week to bring you important news from the life in Bulgaria you might have missed.

Bulgaria to investigate 3rd suspect in UK ex-spy poisoning

Britain and Bulgaria are jointly investigating the 2015 poisoning of a Bulgarian arms dealer to determine whether it involved novichok, the nerve agent used in the poisoning of Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury last year.

Europroject Will Improve Air Quality in Six Large Municipalities in Bulgaria

The European Commission has announced an investment of € 116.1 million under the LIFE program for the environment and climate action. The project is expected to contribute to air quality that meets the legal requirements of the municipalities of Sofia, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Montana, Russe and Stara Zagora in which one third of the population of Bulgaria lives.

5 New Metro Stations to Be Released by October

By the beginning of October, the first 5 stations of the third subway beam linking ''Graf Ignatiev'' Str and ''Krasno Selo'' district will be launched.

Bulgarians Remain Optimistic About the Future of Europe

More than half (53%) of Bulgarian citizens over the age of 15 declare their trust in the European Union - 9 percentage points above the average across the Union. 

Bulgaria's Unemployment Rate For Q4 is 4.7%

Bulgaria’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 5.6% in the same period 2017, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Thursday.

Bulgarian Energy Minister: Local Gas Sources Will Help Bulgaria to Reach Energy Independence

The local gas extraction in the Black Sea is among the most realistic types of diversification of the energy sources the Bulgarian government strives towards, reported the Bulgarian National Radio.


The local sources will help Bulgaria reach energy independence, this country’s Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova.

The Airports in Varna and Burgas with Record Traffic in 2018

Last year, airports in Varna and Burgas welcomed 5.5 million passengers and more than 38,000 flights to 103 airlines. The growth of the airports of Fraport Bulgaria was 13% and in the last 3 years the traffic of the two airports increased by 50% to 60%, the concession company announced.

Russia Wants Long-Term Bulgarian Tourist Visas

Anatoly Makarov, Russia's Ambassador to Bulgaria: A big obstacle for Russians is not so much extra payments, but the lack of multiple tourist visas. At a forum of the Bulgarian-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry he pointed out that other European countries have long been issuing long-term visas.

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