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PM Borisov under four eyes with Chancellor Merkel

PM Borisov under four eyes with Chancellor Merkel

15:54 | 23.06.2017 | by StandartNews
"We had a working meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels, we discussed security in the border regions of Bulgaria with non-EU countries and the upcoming Bulgarian presidency of the EU Council," Bulgarian PM MBorisov wrote on Facebook. "Citizens of the Balkans are European citizens and we need to give them a perspective for a better life." Bulgaria's expertise in the Berlin process is indisputable, and since from January we are taking over the EU presidency, the whole process of...
Bulgaria’s Prosecutor-General Wants Veselin Mareshki’s Immunity

Bulgaria’s Prosecutor-General Wants Veselin Mareshki’s Immunity

12:49 | 23.06.2017 | by Standartnews
Bulgaria's Prosecutor-General Sotir Tsatsarov has filed requests Veselin Mareshki, leader of the Volya political party, and his MPs Krastina Taskova and Plamen Hristov be stripped from their immunity, the Prosecutor's Press Office has announced. The requests are based on evidence, collected in the course of the investigation for extortion of the District Prosecutor's Office - Varna, launched on 12 December 2014 against Mareshki and his associates. In the course of the investigation,...
Plovdiv to Revive Its Old Industrial Buildings

Plovdiv to Revive Its Old Industrial Buildings

09:08 | 22.06.2017 | by Standartnews
(Sofia, June 22nd, 2017) Yesterday, Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv hosted a forum dedicated to the successful exploitation of old industrial buildings in Plovdiv, organized by the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation and hosted by Galaxy Investment Group, a leading realty investor and manager in Bulgaria. „In addition to its long-established history of a cultural and historical center in Bulgaria, Plovidiv has recently become a very attractive business destination for investor and...
Bulgaria Sets Minimum Pension at 180 Levs

Bulgaria Sets Minimum Pension at 180 Levs

11:27 | 21.06.2017 | by редактор
(June 21st, 2017 Sofia) After an hour of heated debates and sharp verbal exchanges between the ruling majority and the opposition, the Bulgarian MPs finally agreed to raise the minimum pension in the poorest EU member state to BGN 180 (about 90 EUR) as of July 1st. The decision was backed by all 187 MPs in Plenary Hall. The minimum pension now is BGN 161, or about 80 euro. At today's sitting of the Parliemant it was also agreed that the poorest pensioners in Bulgaria, about 800,000...
Macedonia’s PM Zaev Pays Official Visit to Bulgaria

Macedonia’s PM Zaev Pays Official Visit to Bulgaria

09:50 | 20.06.2017 | by Standartnews
(June 20, 2017 Sofia) Macedonia's PM Zoran Zaev is coming to Bulgaria today on his second official visit to an EU country since he assumed office earlier this month. He is scheduled to meet the country's first men – PM Boyko Borisov and President Rumen Radev. Mr. Zaev has expressed hope that Sofia, scheduled to take the rotational Presidency of the EU in 2018, is going to support Skopje's European ambitions Zaev's first official visit as President of Macedonia was to Brussels,...
German Tourist Arrested in Sunny Beach after Bar Brawl

German Tourist Arrested in Sunny Beach after Bar Brawl

10:17 | 19.06.2017 | by Standartnews
(Sofia, June 19th, 2017) A patrol of the regional directorate of the Interior Ministry in Nesssebar was sent to a beach bar in the nearby resort of Sunny beach to detain a belligerent German tourist. The distress signal was received at about 10:30 PM on June 17th when worried customers told the operator that a 26-year-old German was making trouble at their bar. Reportedly, he first pushed a girl who he did not know in the back; then, when she complained to the manager, he charged on him...
Swedish Tourist that Kicked a Chambermaid in the Head Remains in Custody

Swedish Tourist that Kicked a Chambermaid in the Head Remains in Custody

10:22 | 16.06.2017 | by Standartnews
(Sofia June 16th, 2017) Fifty-three-year-old Swedish tourist Ralf Sundberg, who kicked a 65-year-old hotel maid in the head on June 3rd should remain in custody. The Swedish tourist was arrested after he was caught on camera kicking a cleaner in the head at a hotel in Sunny Beach resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Upon entering the courtroom, Ralf Sundberg said he was ashamed of what he had done, that he was drunk and did not remember anything. His lawyer asked for a release of...
PM Borisov and Mayors Mull Lighter Bureaucracy Measures

PM Borisov and Mayors Mull Lighter Bureaucracy Measures

10:02 | 16.06.2017 | by Standartnews
Sofia, June 16th, 2017) Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borissov is meeting local governors, ministers and representatives of the representatives of the trade unions at the Granite Hall of the Council of Ministers today. The focal point of the talks will be the administrative burden in Bulgaria. The participants in the working meeting will be discussing strategies for a more efficient and citizen-friendly state administration. Many foreign investors are now deterred from doing business in Bulgaria...
YES! To the Bulgarian Economy Gathers for the First Time in 2017

YES! To the Bulgarian Economy Gathers for the First Time in 2017

10:30 | 15.06.2017 | by Standartnews
(June 15th, 2017 Sofia) The first edition of YES! To the Bulgarian Economy for 2017 is going to take place at the Sofia Hall of Marinella Hotel in Sofia today. The economic discussion, organized regularly by The Standart daily and the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (KRIB), is expected to gather about 200 businessmen and entrepreneurs who will raise questions related to the lack of qualified personnel on Bulgaria's labor market before Economy Minister Emil...
PM Borisov: Bulgaria, Turkey ready to ink border protection agreement

PM Borisov: Bulgaria, Turkey ready to ink border protection agreement

09:33 | 14.06.2017 | by Standartnews
(June 14, 2017, Sofia) Yesterday's meeting of Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov with Turkey's President Recep Erdogan in Ankara lasted over two hours. Borisov also received a special birthday present from his host - a handmade richly inlaid shotgun. After the meeting, the two were flown to Istanbul, where they had an opulent dinner. Upon landing, Borisov gave a brief news conference, outlining the highlights of his talk with Erdogan. „Over the past few months there has been some...
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