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BULGARIA WON 2 GOLD MEDALS AT THE RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CUP IN SOFIA

BULGARIA WON 2 GOLD MEDALS AT THE RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CUP IN SOFIA

On 29th of May, the Bulgarian rhythm gymnastics teams claimed the title in the three pairs of clubs and two hoops group competition at the rhythmic gymnastics World Cup, which took place from 27th to 29th of May in Sofia. The Bulgarian team...


THE ILLEGAL MIGRANTS DETAINED AT KULATA BORDER CROSSING WERE FOUND BY MEANS OF HEARTBEAT DETECTOR

THE ILLEGAL MIGRANTS DETAINED AT KULATA BORDER CROSSING WERE FOUND BY MEANS OF HEARTBEAT DETECTOR

The situation at Kulata checkpoint at Bulgaria-Greece border was calm on 29th of May after two groups of illegal migrants were stopped from entering Bulgaria on 27th and 28th of May. Security at the border has been strengthened: there is a...


3 OF THE REFERENDUM QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE TEAM OF SLAVI TRIFONOV HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT BY BULGARIA’S PRESIDENT

3 OF THE REFERENDUM QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE TEAM OF SLAVI TRIFONOV HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT BY BULGARIA’S PRESIDENT

On 27th of May, three of the referendum questions initiated by the team of a TV show host Slavi Trifonov were referred to the Constitutional Court by Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev. They are among the 6 questions proposed by the team for a...


INTERNATIONAL SAND SCULPTING FESTIVAL IN BULGARIA’S RUSE

INTERNATIONAL SAND SCULPTING FESTIVAL IN BULGARIA’S RUSE

The international sand sculpting festival “Ruse Sand Fest – 2016” starts on 27th of May on the pier in the city of Ruse, situated on the bank of the Danube river in North of Bulgaria. The theme of this year’s edition, “Sports Fame, World and Olympic...


INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL “PEACE ON THE BALKANS” BEGAN IN BULGARIA’S DUPNITSA

INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL “PEACE ON THE BALKANS” BEGAN IN BULGARIA’S DUPNITSA

The 15th edition of the International Folk Festival “Peace in the Balkans” began in the South-Western Bulgarian town of Dupnitsa on 27th of May. The official opening took place in “Svoboda” (freedom) square. The anthem of Europe and the anthem of...


NEW PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARES IN SOFIA COME INTO FORCE FROM 1ST OF JUNE

NEW PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARES IN SOFIA COME INTO FORCE FROM 1ST OF JUNE

The new prices of tickets for the public transport in Sofia will come into force from 1st of June. A ticket for a single ride on buses, trams, trolley buses and underground will rise to 1.60 BGN from the current 1.00 BGN, i.e. the price will go up by...


SITUATION IN KAZANLAK GETTING BACK TO NORMAL AFTER FLOODINGS

SITUATION IN KAZANLAK GETTING BACK TO NORMAL AFTER FLOODINGS

All necessary measures have been undertaken to prevent the river from flooding, BNT correspondent said on 27th of May. The days of heavy rainfall continues to keep the residents in the flooded regions vigilant. The rainfall during the night did...


MAYOR OF BULGARIA’S GALICHE, HIS SON AND 10 OTHER PEOPLE ARRESTED IN A SPECIALISED POLICE OPERATION

MAYOR OF BULGARIA’S GALICHE, HIS SON AND 10 OTHER PEOPLE ARRESTED IN A SPECIALISED POLICE OPERATION

Tsenko Chokov, the mayor of the Bulgarian village of Galiche in the Northern Bulgarian district of Vratsa, one of his sons and 10 other people were detained in a specialized police operation on 26th of May. According to information from the...


ENERGY COMMISSIONER CANETE: EC SUPPORTS THE CONSTRUCTION OF GAS HUB IN BULGARIA

ENERGY COMMISSIONER CANETE: EC SUPPORTS THE CONSTRUCTION OF GAS HUB IN BULGARIA

The European Commission (EC) will support Bulgaria’s efforts to build "Balkan"  gas hub, the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Canete, said after the meeting with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on 26th of...


HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSES FLOODINGS IN CENTRAL BULGARIA

HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSES FLOODINGS IN CENTRAL BULGARIA

The water level of Yantra river in Bulgaria’s old capital Veliko Turnovo went up after torrential rains and in the morning on 26th of May reached 5,70 m. The river has not burst its banks yet. The flood stage is 6,50 m. Streets in the nearby...


BULGARIA CELEBRATES THE DAY OF SLAVIC SCRIPT AND BULGARIAN ENLIGHTENMENT AND CULTURE

BULGARIA CELEBRATES THE DAY OF SLAVIC SCRIPT AND BULGARIAN ENLIGHTENMENT AND CULTURE

On 24th May, Bulgaria celebrates the day of the Bulgarian enlightenment and culture and the creation of the Slavic alphabet by the two brothers, Saints Cyril and Methodius. The Holiday of Letters, as it is also known in Bulgaria, is one of the...


BULGARIA’S PRESIDENT PLEVNELIEV SAYS HE WILL NOT STAND FOR A SECOND TERM IN OFFICE IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS

BULGARIA’S PRESIDENT PLEVNELIEV SAYS HE WILL NOT STAND FOR A SECOND TERM IN OFFICE IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS

In an extraordinary announcement broadcast live on BNT on 20th of May, Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev said he would not stand for a second term in office at the upcoming presidential elections in the autumn. He said the reasons were...


CODE YELLOW WEATHER ALERT FOR 12 DISTRICTS IN BULGARIA

CODE YELLOW WEATHER ALERT FOR 12 DISTRICTS IN BULGARIA

Code yellow weather alert for torrential rain was issued for 2 districts in Western Bulgaria, the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences said on 20th of May. It warns that up to 35 litres of sq. m. are...


2016 CIRCOM REGIONAL CONFERENCE BEGAN IN BULGARIA’S PLOVDIV

2016 CIRCOM REGIONAL CONFERENCE BEGAN IN BULGARIA’S PLOVDIV

The forum of the Professional Association of Regional Public Service Television in Europe, CIRCOM regional, started in the South Bulgarian city of Plovdiv on 18th of May. The Bulgarian National Television is the host of this year’s annual...


UNESCO HONOURS BULGARIAN FOOTBALL LEGEND HRISTO STOICHKOV CHAMPION FOR SPORT

UNESCO HONOURS BULGARIAN FOOTBALL LEGEND HRISTO STOICHKOV CHAMPION FOR SPORT

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, designated the Bulgarian football legend, Hristo Stoichkov, as a UNESCO Champion for Sport in a ceremony, which was held in Grand Hotel Sofia on 18th of May. Bokova said that Stoichkov was one of the...


GLOBAL WOMEN LEADERS’ FORUM OPENED IN SOFIA

GLOBAL WOMEN LEADERS’ FORUM OPENED IN SOFIA

The Global Women Leaders’ Forum started in sofia on 18th of May. Over 70 successful and world-changing women leaders from 4 continents will take part in the event, which was organized by the Council of Business Women in Business in Bulgaria and UNESCO...


BULGARIA’S PARLIAMENT OVERTURNED THE PRESIDENTIAL VETO ON CHANGES TO THE ELECTORAL CODE

BULGARIA’S PARLIAMENT OVERTURNED THE PRESIDENTIAL VETO ON CHANGES TO THE ELECTORAL CODE

On 18th of May, Bulgaria’s Parliament rejected the veto imposed by the President Rossen Plevneliev on the amendments to the Electoral Code. The veto concerns the voting abroad by Bulgarian nationals and the opening of polling stations only at the...


ZORNITSA RUSINOVA APPROVED AS BULGARIA’S MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL POLICY

ZORNITSA RUSINOVA APPROVED AS BULGARIA’S MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL POLICY

On 18th of May, Bulgaria’s Parliament voted to approve Zornitsa Rusinova as the Minister of Labour and social affairs. She replaces Ivailo Kalfin, who was a Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in that portfolio. From a total of 211 MPs, 135 voted...


BULGARIA AND ALBANIA SIGN MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION IN EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

BULGARIA AND ALBANIA SIGN MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION IN EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

On 17th of May, the Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov and his Albanian counterpart Ditmir Bushati, who is on a visit to Bulgaria, signed a memorandum on cooperation in the area of European integration. Daniel Mitov said that Bulgaria would...


PRESIDENTIAL VETO ON CHANGES TO ELECTORAL CODE WAS PASSED BY THE LEGAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF BULGARIA’S PARLIAMENT

PRESIDENTIAL VETO ON CHANGES TO ELECTORAL CODE WAS PASSED BY THE LEGAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF BULGARIA’S PARLIAMENT

On 17th of May, the Legal Affairs Committee of Bulgaria’s Parliament adopted the veto imposed by Bulgaria’s President on the amendments to the electoral law regarding the Bulgarians voting abroad. Two MPs from the nationalist alliance Patriotic...


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