PACE and OSCE Representatives to Observe Elections in Bulgaria on Sunday
A 21-member delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Andrej Hunko (Germany, UEL), will be in Bulgaria between March 31 and April 3, 2023 to observe the conduct of the early parliamentary elections on April 2, alongside observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the Council of Europe said.
The Weather on March 30
March 30: Cold morning, getting warmer later in day.
Council of Ministers decisions Government Approves Report on State of Defence and Armed Forces for 2022
The government approved the report on the state of defence and the Armed Forces for 2022 Wednesday. The document contains a report on the results achieved in the field of defence policy in 2022 and is part of the democratic and civilian control over Bulgarian Armed Forces. It will be submitted to the National Assembly for discussion.
Amnesty International Europe Director: Very Bad Year for Human Rights
Amnesty International Regional Director for Europe Nils Muiznieks said that the past year has been very bad for human rights. He was speaking in Sofia commenting the Amnesty annual report for 2022/23, that was released a couple of days
Council of Ministers decisions Cabinet Adopts Roadmap for Digital Transformation of Construction Sector 2030
Retirees with State Social Insurance Pensions in 2022 Are More than those in 2021
In 2022, the total number of retirees with State Social Insurance pensions is 97,590 or 10.6% more than in 2021, said the National Social Insurance Institute Wednesday in its bulletin. It contains 24 pages and gives detailed explanations on the application of the new legislation to invalidity pensions.
Bulgaria Joins Forces with Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Romania to Demand Urgent Addressing of Issue of Ukrainian Farm Imports, President Says
Bulgaria, together with Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Romania call for urgent addressing of the issue with the Ukrainian farm imports to the EU, President Rumen radev said here Wednesday. He answered a reporter's question about ongoing protests of
Nuclear energy conference UPDATED Westinghouse Manager for Bulgaria Says 2032 Realistic for Westinghouse Reactor to Become Operational at Kozloduy NPP
Westinghouse Country Manager for Bulgaria Ivan Pironkov said on Tuesday during a conference on the development of nuclear energy, held in Sofia, that 2932 is a realistic deadline for a Westinghouse reactor to be operational at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant site, and Bulgaria could be the first country in Europe to commission the AP1000 reactor. He said that there are currently four such reactors operating in China and two more units are about to be commissioned in the US.
Bulgaria Marks 4.7% Growth in Number of 2022 European Patent Applications
Bulgaria has seen a 4.7% growth in the number of European patent applications, according to official data of the Patent Index for 2022. At the same time, the European Patent Office (EPO) reported a record number of applications filed in the last 10 years - over 193,000.
Archaeologists Find Rare 10th c. Cyrillic Inscription from Times of Simeon the Great
Last year’s archaeological season brought a find bearing an inscription in Cyrillic dating from the times of Tsar Simeon I the Great, said member of the team with National History Museum, archaeologist Ivailo Kanchev, who is studying the site.
Memorial Plaque of Journalist James Bourchier Erected in His Irish Hometown on Bulgarian Embassy's Initiative
A memorial plaque of journalist James Bourchier was unveiled in his native Bruff, County Limerick, Ireland, the Bulgarian Embassy in Ireland said in a Facebook post Monday. The plaque was erected on the initiative of the diplomatic mission following
Duo Chaminade Performs in Sofia
Duo Chaminade featuring flutist Caterina D'Amore and pianist Antonella De Vinco performed in Sofia earlier on March 25. Their concert was at the Sofia City Art Gallery and was organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy.
Postage Stamp Commemorates 110 Years of Balkan Wars
"The postal stamp is a message to preserve our glorious past, not to forget the feat and the sacrifice of our heroes and be proud of our history," said on Monday Defence Minister Dimiter Stoyanov at the cancellation of the postal issue "110 Years
Football Championship in Bolhrad Honours Memory of Fallen Soldiers
A regional children's and youth football championship was held in Bolhrad in memory of the soldiers who died at the front. It was organised by the centre for physical health of the population at the Bolhrad City Council.
Investigation Underway into Bulgarian Ships Detained in Romania - Foreign Minister Milkov
An investigation is underway into the case of the three Bulgarian ships detained a few days ago at the military port in Constanta, Romania, and the sailors on them, and Bulgaria is ready to cooperate, Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov told bTV on
Taraclia District Establishes Ties with Bulgarians in Hungary
The authorities in Taraclia District, the centre of Bulgarians in Moldova, want to establish socio-economic and cultural ties with Hungarian Bulgarians.
Sailors Released from Оne of Bulgarian Vessels Detained in Constanta, Crew of Other Two Still Detained
The crew of one of the three detained Bulgarian fishing vessels in the Romanian port of Constanta was released after the questioning of its captain was completed, said to BTA Ambassador of Bulgaria to Romania Radko Vlaikov.