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Audit finds irregularities in more than 100 public procurements by Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry

By   /  14/02/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Audit finds irregularities in more than 100 public procurements by Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry

An audit has found irregularities in more than 100 public procuremens by the Ministry of Defence, Bulgaria’s caretaker Defence Minister Stefan Yanev said on February 14. On January 30, caretaker Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov gave his Cabinet ministers two weeks to complete check-ups of all their ministries, a few days after taking over from the […]

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Bulgarian consumer confidence increased in January 2017 – NSI poll

By   /  07/02/2017  /  BG Business, BG Social, Bulgaria, Business, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian consumer confidence increased in January 2017 – NSI poll

Confidence among Bulgarian consumers was 2.5 percentage points higher in January 2017 than it was in October 2016, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said, reporting the findings of a regular three-monthly survey. Among Bulgaria’s urban population, consumer confidence was up by 3.3 percentage points while among the rural population, the increase was 0.6 percentage points, […]

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Bulgarian carriers irked by repeated delays at border checkpoint with Turkey

By   /  06/02/2017  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian carriers irked by repeated delays at border checkpoint with Turkey

Bulgaria’s union of international carriers has lashed out at the country’s authorities over repeated long delays at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint with Turkey, as February 6 saw the fourth day of queues stretching several kilometres. The carriers’ union’s Yordan Arabadzhiev put the blame at the door of Bulgarian authorities and said that the customs […]

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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 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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Frozen Danube causes traffic problems at Bulgaria’s checkpoints at Turkish border

By   /  13/01/2017  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Frozen Danube causes traffic problems at Bulgaria’s checkpoints at Turkish border

Queues of lorries stretching several kilometres built up at two of Bulgaria’s checkpoints at the Turkish border on January 13 as the icing over of the Danube River caused the suspension of ferry services and the closure of three border points. Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said that the border checkpoints at Oryahovo, Nikopol and Svishtov were […]

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Bulgaria halts electricity exports on January 13 as winter cold bites

By   /  12/01/2017  /  BG Energy, BG Social, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria halts electricity exports on January 13 as winter cold bites

Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has ordered that the country halts exporting electricity on January 13 2017 to ensure power supply for Bulgarian consumers as the country’s power grid comes under pressure because of several days of severely low temperatures. The order follows similar moves by Greece, which has suspended electricity exports on January 11 […]

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