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Expert: EU must help Turkey stop the sheep and goat plague

Expert: EU must help Turkey stop the sheep and goat plague

04:07 | 18.07.2018 | by Matei Bonev
The European Union has been donating money to Turkey for stopping the inflow of migrants but at the same time it must also provide money to Ankara to stop the spread of the so-called sheep and goat plague, also known as Ovine rinderpest, on its territory. This is the advice of prof. Ivan Stankov, agriculture expert executive director of the State Association for Sheep-breeding and Goat-breeding, and former agriculture minister in the government of Georgi Bliznashki. Prof. Stankov, how...
Bulgaria’s grey economy dropped to 25% in 2017

Bulgaria’s grey economy dropped to 25% in 2017

09:24 | 14.07.2018 | by editor
Informal economy in Bulgaria dropped with the steady 3.07 per cent in 2017 to reach a level of 25.22 per cent, compared to the higher 28.29 per cent in 2016, data by the composite index Towards the Economy of Light showed. The index is measure by the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BACB). Legal business had a 74.78% share of the economy in 2017, up from the 71.71% in 2016, BACB said. The data was presented yesterday by prof. Stefan Petranov, leader of team that created the...
Bulgaria will join the “waiting room” of the Euro zone in 1 year

Bulgaria will join the “waiting room” of the Euro zone in 1 year

13:38 | 13.07.2018 | by editor
The finance ministers of the so-called Euro zone (the club of countries that have introduced the euro as their currency) gave their approval on Thursday to Bulgaria in its request to join the European banking union. This is seen as a step towards the state entering the "waiting room" and later adopting the euro. The country meets the criteria to adopt the common currency, with low inflation, healthy public finances and its local currency – the lev - already pegged to the euro....
Standart’s discussion: Auto industry brings Bulgaria’s economy at full throttle

Standart’s discussion: Auto industry brings Bulgaria’s economy at full throttle

08:47 | 12.07.2018 | by editor
Bulgaria's automobile industry is the fastest developing sector of Bulgaria's economy. More than 50 per cent of all investment in the past few years has been dedicated to this sector. The trend is most likely going to continue, experts say. All of Bulgaria's existing manufacture industries, especially from 2014 up to now, have registered double growth in both production volume and hiring personnel. Engineering industries have seen a growth of over 50 percent. The appraisal of this...
Volkswagen tops Bulgaria’s car market with 15% share

Volkswagen tops Bulgaria’s car market with 15% share

18:44 | 11.07.2018 | by editor
Volkswagen is the absolute leader in car sales in Bulgaria with a market share of 15 per cent, end-June data by the ministry of the interior shows. "People's car" brand is untouchable at the top of the chart with a total of 75 000 automobiles more than another German rival Opel, which is also a favourite to Bulgarians. The prestigious third place is occupied by a third German company – Mercedes – which has a total of 193 000 units registered in Bulgaria, in spite of the...
Borisov: The EU-Turkey meeting will be a tough experience

Borisov: The EU-Turkey meeting will be a tough experience

22:43 | 23.02.2018
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that the recent summit meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Varna will be "difficult experience" transmitted EURACTIV. During today's informal summit in Brussels on European leaders, President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis raised the question of the Turkish ship's blockade of gas exploration in the territorial waters of the island. Asking to comment on the matter, Borisov said he had spoken to the Cypriot...
Bulgaria’s Sports Minister Elected WADA Board Member

Bulgaria’s Sports Minister Elected WADA Board Member

09:05 | 31.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 31, 2017 Sofia) Bulgaria's Youth and Sports Minister, Krasen Kralev, has been elected a member of the WADA Managing Board through a direct vote held during the latest regular sitting of the Working Group for Sports in Brussels. Kralev's runner-up is Estonia's Culture and Sports Minister Indrek Saar, who garnered ten votes against thirteen for Kralev. This has been the first time in WADA's history that a sports minister of a EU member state is elected member of the board...
Pernik Authorities Probe into Poisoned Dogs Cases

Pernik Authorities Probe into Poisoned Dogs Cases

08:43 | 31.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 31, 2017 Sofia) The Prosecutor's Office in the town of Pernik is probing into two cases of stray dog poisoning. At the end of last week, the local police department received signals that the dead bodies of nineteen stray dogs had been found along Vardar Street and in the Daratsite residential district. The dog corpses have been collected for autopsy. Citizens have told the police that some of the nineteen poisoned dogs were not strays, but pets. They are also worried that...
Bulgarian Govt. Approves Budget 2018

Bulgarian Govt. Approves Budget 2018

11:17 | 30.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 30, 2017 Sofia) The regular session of the government begins at 10 am today. The first point on the agenda is the approval of a draft bill of the State Budget of the Republic of Bulgaria Act for 2018. In addition, ministers will be discussing. The ministers will also be mulling amendments the Safe Use of Nuclear Energy Act. Changes in the Regulations on the Application of the Social Assistance Act are also considered. A long-term investment policy is going to be adopted...
Cold Spell Grips Bulgaria

Cold Spell Grips Bulgaria

08:47 | 30.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 30, 2017 Sofia) The weather today will be cold and windy – the gusts of the northwesterly wind will be particularly strong at the seaside and in the eastern regions of the country. There will be some broken clouds all over the country and showers are hardly likely. The lows will be between 4 and C and the highs will not exceed 14 C. The atmospheric pressure is going up.
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