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This Summer Brings More Tourists to Smolyan Than Usual

The tourist flow to hotels and resort areas in the southern Smolyan region marked an increase in July, as July and August are shaping up to be the busiest summer months for accommodation establishments in the region, according to data…

President Radev Visits Armoured Equipment Plant under Construction in Burgas

Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev has visited an armoured vehicle manufacturer International Armored Group’s (IAG) plant under construction in Burgas. Radev and his spouse, Desislava Radeva, were welcomed by IAG founder and owner Anton Stefov, who briefed them on the investment…

President, Vice President Meet with Bulgarian Patriarch

President Rumen Radev and Vice President Iliana Iotova met with Bulgarian Patriarch and Metropolitan of Sofia Daniil in Sofia on Thursday, the head of State’s press centre said. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Holy Synod. “For…

Overhaul of Danube Bridge Kicks Off in Ruse

RUSE, ON THE DANUBE Caretaker Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Violeta Koritarova announced the start of the major renovation of the Bulgarian section of the Danube Bridge between Ruse and Giurgiu on Wednesday. This happened in the buffer…

Ruse-Giurgiu Danube Bridge Overhaul Begins July 10

The overhaul of the Danube bridge between Ruse and Giurgiu will start on July 10, Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency announced on Tuesday. The repair will be launched at 10 a.m. in the buffer area of the Danube Bridge Border Checkpoint,…

Bulgarians Are Aware of Causes, Consequences of Climate Change, but Not How to Counteract It, EIB Research Shows

Bulgarians are aware of the causes and consequences of climate change, but not so much of ways to counteract them, according to the country summary data in the latest European Investment Bank (EIB) climate survey obtained by BTA. The survey…

Tourism Minister Says Summer Season Started Well, Black Sea Water Quality Excellent

“The summer tourist season has started well, according to preliminary data for June we have almost one million tourist registrations,” caretaker Minister of Tourism Evtim Miloshev told Bulgarian National TV here on Sunday. He said that in the tourism sector,…

Bulgarians Top NATO-Sceptics Rankings, Least Inclined to Keep Aid for Ukraine, Opinion Poll Finds

According to the polling results of a NATO audience research, released by the organization’s Public Diplomacy Division on July 5, as many as 30% of the Bulgarians surveyed would vote against their country’s membership in NATO, which is the largest…

Large Marble Statue of Deity Discovered in Ancient City of Heraclea Sintica near Petrich

Archeologists have discovered a large marble statue of a deity during excavations in the ancient city of Heraclea Sintica near Petrich (Southwestern Bulgaria), the head of the team, Prof. Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski, told the media. The statue is well preserved…

Russian Holiday Property Owners on Bulgarian Coast Decrease, Bulgarian and Western Buyers on the Rise

“Little Russia” is behind “young Bulgaria” and “aging Europe” on the holiday property market along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Half of buyers of seaside holiday apartments are high-income Bulgarians up to 30 years old, working mainly in the IT…

Parliament Votes Against GERB-UDF’s Zhelyazkov as Prime Minister

Parliament Wednesday refused to back Prime Minister-designate Rosen Zhelyazkov, thus practically ending the procedure for a government on the first cabinet-forming mandate. Zhelyazkov was designated by GERB-UDF, the largest party in Parliament, and announced that he was ready with a…

Going In-depth with Record Holder Silvia Rashkova on Freediving, Its Benefits and Misconceptions

Bulgarian Silvia Rashkova set a new national women’s record in depth freediving by reaching a depth of 60 metres in the FIM (free immersion) discipline during a competition in Larnaka, Cyprus, on June 2. In an exclusive BTA interview, she…