Bulgaria: 43 migrants found in truck in Bulgaria

Bulgarian police discovered 43 migrants, including 10 children, hidden in a van in the west of the country, officials said Monday, just days after authorities found the bodies of 18 migrants concealed in a lumber truck.

Bulgaria scraps January 2024 target for adopting euro

Bulgaria is scrapping its target to adopt the euro in January 2024 as it fails to meet some criteria, but should seek to join the common currency by 2025 or possibly earlier, Finance Minister Rossitsa Velkova said on Friday.

Key agreements for energy autonomy

Two significant agreements between Greece and Bulgaria, which, according to government sources, “further deepen the strategic energy cooperation between the two countries on the basis of solidarity and reciprocity,” were signed on Thursday in Athens by the two countries’ energy ministers.

Greece, Bulgaria sign memoranda that ‘change the energy map of SE Europe’

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday spoke of agreements that “change the energy map of Southeast Europe” in joint statements with the President of Bulgaria, Ruben Radev, in Athens after the signing of two memoranda on energy infrastructure with the neighboring country. According to the prime minister, these agreements (which may include the possible construction of an Alexandroupolis-Burgas pipeline) will make the two countries energy providers in the European Union and will contribute to Europe’s energy security.

Two deals to be signed with Bulgaria

The results of long-term energy diplomacy between Greece and Bulgaria in the field of oil and natural gas will be ratified on Thursday in Athens by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev with the signing of two bilateral agreements that have been in the works since October.

Bulgaria to hold 5th election in 2 years after talks fail

Bulgaria will hold another parliamentary election – its fifth in two years – after the Socialist Party on Tuesday announced that it had failed to form a government and had returned the unfulfilled mandate to the country’s president.

Bulgaria to almost double natural gas storage capacity

Bulgartransgaz CEO Vladimir Malinov told reporters that companies from neighboring Greece and North Macedonia have expressed interest in booking capacity at the Chiren gas storage facility, located some 125 km north of Sofia.