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Bulgarian MEPs call on EC to act against threatened Greek border blockade

By   /  18/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

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Bulgaria’s 18 members of the European Parliament, from all parties, issued a joint statement on January 18 2017, calling on the European Commission to act a planned border blockade by protesting Greek farmers. The Bulgarian MEPs expressed sharp disagreement with the “passive position” taken by the European Commission during a lengthy border blockade by protesting […]

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Frozen Danube causes traffic problems at Bulgaria’s checkpoints at Turkish border

By   /  13/01/2017  /  BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Social  /  No Comments

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Queues of lorries stretching several kilometres built up at two of Bulgaria’s checkpoints at the Turkish border on January 13 as the icing over of the Danube River caused the suspension of ferry services and the closure of three border points. Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said that the border checkpoints at Oryahovo, Nikopol and Svishtov were […]

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Bulgaria halts electricity exports on January 13 as winter cold bites

By   /  12/01/2017  /  BG Energy, BG Social, Bulgaria, Energy, Headlines, Social  /  No Comments

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Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has ordered that the country halts exporting electricity on January 13 2017 to ensure power supply for Bulgarian consumers as the country’s power grid comes under pressure because of several days of severely low temperatures. The order follows similar moves by Greece, which has suspended electricity exports on January 11 […]

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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  /  No Comments

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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  /  No Comments

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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  /  No Comments

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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  /  No Comments

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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  /  No Comments

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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

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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

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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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