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Business climate in Bulgaria improved in January 2017 – poll

By   /  30/01/2017  /  BG Business, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines  /  Comments Off on Business climate in Bulgaria improved in January 2017 – poll

A regular monthly poll by Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) has found that managers held that the country’s business climate improved slightly in January 2017 in comparison with the previous month. In January 2017, the total business climate indicator increased by 0.8 percentage points in comparison with December 2016, due to the improved business climate […]

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Illegal attempts to cross Bulgarian border were at record low in final months of 2016 – Interior Ministry

By   /  26/01/2017  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Illegal attempts to cross Bulgarian border were at record low in final months of 2016 – Interior Ministry

The number of attempts at illegal crossing of Bulgaria’s borders in the final months of 2016 were the lowest since 2013, the Interior Ministry said on January 26. The data were based on an analysis of migratory pressures between 2013 and 2016. Illegal crossing of the Bulgarian border, especially across from Turkey, rose significantly in […]

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Bulgaria and Romania agree on deal to ease Danube Bridge lorry traffic problems

By   /  25/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria and Romania agree on deal to ease Danube Bridge lorry traffic problems

Border authorities from Bulgaria and Romania agreed on January 25 on a deal to ease lorry traffic congestion problems at Danube Bridge 2 at the Vidin-Calafat crossing. The agreement, achieved at a meeting at the headquarters of the company that manages the bridge, came a day after lorry drivers blocked the Danube crossing for several […]

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Bulgarian foreign minister contacts Romanian counterpart over Danube Bridge traffic problems

By   /  24/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian foreign minister contacts Romanian counterpart over Danube Bridge traffic problems

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov discussed on January 24 with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Meleșcanu the problems lorry traffic has been encountering at the Danube Bridge 2, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said. The difficulties have been continuing for some days, including because of a technical problem on the Romanian side at the weekend, and […]

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Bulgarian political parties trade barbs over ‘energy crisis’ claims

By   /  24/01/2017  /  BG Energy, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian political parties trade barbs over ‘energy crisis’ claims

Bulgaria’s two largest political parties – Boiko Borissov’s GERB and the opposition socialist party – are engaged in a war of words over the Bulgarian Socialist Party’s allegations that the country is on the brink of an energy collapse and that “power cuts practically already are in effect”. Senior Bulgarian goverment figures are dismissing the […]

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Technical glitch on Romanian side causes 15km queue of lorries at Bulgaria’s Danube Bridge 2

By   /  22/01/2017  /  BG Business, BG Finance, Bulgaria, Business, Finance, RO Business, RO Finance, Romania  /  Comments Off on Technical glitch on Romanian side causes 15km queue of lorries at Bulgaria’s Danube Bridge 2

A technical problem on the Romanian side of the border caused a 15km-long queue of lorries at Bulgaria’s Danube Bridge 2 in the northern city of Vidin on January 22. Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency ordered restrictions on the movement of lorries on the E79 main road in the direction of Vidin. Because of waiting goods […]

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Bulgaria, Serbia sign gas interconnector memorandum

By   /  19/01/2017  /  BG Energy, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Politics, RS Energy, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria, Serbia sign gas interconnector memorandum

Bulgaria and Serbia energy ministers signed on January 19 a memorandum of understanding on the construction of the interconnector pipeline between the two countries. The document underscored the political will in the two countries to build the pipeline, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova said in a statement. The project was a key component of Bulgaria’s […]

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FDI in Bulgaria in January-November 2016 was 953.7 mln euro

By   /  19/01/2017  /  BG Business, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines  /  Comments Off on FDI in Bulgaria in January-November 2016 was 953.7 mln euro

Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first 11 months of 2016 stood at 953.7 million euro, the equivalent of two per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), statistics from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on January 19. In the same period of 2015, FDI was 1.78 billion euro, but the original amount […]

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Bulgarian MEPs call on EC to act against threatened Greek border blockade

By   /  18/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian MEPs call on EC to act against threatened Greek border blockade

Bulgaria’s 18 members of the European Parliament, from all parties, issued a joint statement on January 18 2017, calling on the European Commission to act a planned border blockade by protesting Greek farmers. The Bulgarian MEPs expressed sharp disagreement with the “passive position” taken by the European Commission during a lengthy border blockade by protesting […]

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Bulgaria chooses logo for its 2018 EU presidency

By   /  17/01/2017  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria chooses logo for its 2018 EU presidency

Bulgaria has chosen the logo it will use while holding the rotating presidency of the European Union in January to June 2018. The winning entry in a competition to design the logo is by Todor Angeliev, who got 76 out of 90 possible points, defeating 179 rivals. The logo includes three elements – the colours […]

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