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Bulgaria expelled 1410 non-EU migrants from the country in 2016 – Interior Ministry

By   /  09/01/2017  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria expelled 1410 non-EU migrants from the country in 2016 – Interior Ministry

Bulgarian Migration Directorate officials in 2016 expelled a total of 1410 people, mostly citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan, who had been in the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on January 9. This was 77 per cent higher than in 2015, when 797 people were sent out of the country, the ministry said. Most of […]

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Bulgaria expelled 1410 non-EU migrants from the country in 2016 – Interior Ministry

By   /  09/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria expelled 1410 non-EU migrants from the country in 2016 – Interior Ministry

Bulgarian Migration Directorate officials in 2016 expelled a total of 1410 people, mostly citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan, who had been in the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on January 9. This was 77 per cent higher than in 2015, when 797 people were sent out of the country, the ministry said. Most of […]

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Unemployment in Bulgaria drops to 7.1%, again below EU average

By   /  09/01/2017  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Unemployment in Bulgaria drops to 7.1%, again below EU average

Unemployment in Bulgaria was 7.1 per cent in November 2016, down from 7.9 per cent a year earlier, continuing the trend of being below the average for the European Union. This is according to seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate figures released by EU statistics agency Eurostat on January 9. Eurostat estimated that in November 2016, about 264 […]

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Bulgarians ‘spent a billion euro’ over Christmas-New Year – report

By   /  09/01/2017  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarians ‘spent a billion euro’ over Christmas-New Year – report

Bulgarian consumers spent more than two billion leva (about a billion euro) between December 20 and 31, going by National Revenue Agency data from cash registers connected to its system, a report said. Over the past five years, each of these days saw spending of about 200 million leva a day within Bulgaria, according to […]

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Danube River partly frozen near Bulgarian town of Silistra

By   /  08/01/2017  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Social  /  Comments Off on Danube River partly frozen near Bulgarian town of Silistra

An ice cover of about 50 per cent formed on the Danube River near the Bulgarian town of Silistra, according to data from the local hydrological station on January 8. Near Oryahovo and Svisthov, ice cover was about 30 per cent and in the region of Novo Selo and Lom about 10 per cent. Currently, […]

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Interior Ministry: Northern, north-eastern Bulgaria expected to be worst-hit by coming heavy snowfalls, strong winds

By   /  04/01/2017  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Social  /  Comments Off on Interior Ministry: Northern, north-eastern Bulgaria expected to be worst-hit by coming heavy snowfalls, strong winds

The heavy snowfalls and strong winds forecast for the next few days are expected to hit northern and north-eastern Bulgaria the hardest, while there is a “real danger” to Smolyan and Pazardzhik, the Interior Ministry said on January 4. The areas expected to be most-affected in the coming day are Bulgaria’s main Black Sea city […]

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Plovdiv district on verge of epidemic as flu season hits Bulgaria early

By   /  27/12/2016  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Social  /  Comments Off on Plovdiv district on verge of epidemic as flu season hits Bulgaria early

Bulgaria’s Plovdiv district appears on the verge of an epidemic of influenza, with the number of cases in Dobrich and Stara Zagora also on the rise, with health authorities warning that the annual wave of flu has come to the country about a month early this season. In the Plovdiv district, the number of diagnoses […]

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Bulgarian Border Police chief: Illegal migration significantly down in 2016

By   /  22/12/2016  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian Border Police chief: Illegal migration significantly down in 2016

Bulgaria’s Border Police director-general Svetlan Kichikov says that the migration pressure situation in Bulgaria and there are days on which there are no attempts at illegal border-crossings. He presented figures that illegal border-crossings from January 1 to December 19 2016 were down on the figures for the same period of 2015, while the number of […]

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More than 2000 have left Bulgaria’s refugee camps in the past month and a half – report

By   /  21/12/2016  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on More than 2000 have left Bulgaria’s refugee camps in the past month and a half – report

Close to 600 people have left refugee camps in Bulgaria in the first two weeks of December and police do not know where they are. In November 2016, a total of 1647 quit the camps, meaning that 2247 went missing in a month and a half, Bulgarian-language daily Sega said on December 21. Those who […]

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First-time asylum applicants in Bulgaria increase by 82% in Q3 2016, to 6365

By   /  15/12/2016  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on First-time asylum applicants in Bulgaria increase by 82% in Q3 2016, to 6365

The number of first-time asylum applicants in Bulgaria was 82 per cent higher in the third quarter of 2016 than in the second quarter, rising to 6365 – almost half of the new applicants coming from Afghanistan, EU statistics agency Eurostat said on December 15. Of the first-time applicants in the third quarter of 2016, […]

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