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24 August 2016, Issue 4627
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Defense Attache in Washington Nominated as New Bulgarian Air Force Chief


Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has proposed to appoint Brigadier General Tsanko Stoykov as new Air Force Commander, Nova TV has reported. read
Bulgarian Household Deposits Rise 7% Y/Y as of End-July 2016


Monetary deposits of households in Bulgaria have increased by 7% year-on-year, reaching BGN 43.70 B as of end-July 2016. read
Forest Fires near Bulgaria's Harmanli Now Under Control


The huge fire between the towns of Ostar kamak and Ivanovo is now under control. The firefront of 3 km has now been put out, regional authorities reported. read
 
 
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Athens Warns of 41,000 Migrants Ready to Go to Western Europe

Economist of Bulgarian Descent Seen as Part of Hillary Clinton’s Team

Bulgarian Mountaineer Boyan Petrov Injured in Car Accident - Radio

Bulgarian TV Journalist Dimitar Tsonev Dies at 56

Bulgaria Charges Four Afghans with Attempted Smuggling of 29 Syrian Migrants from Turkey

Bulgaria: Serbia has our Unconditional Support for joining the EU

Bulgaria’s Economy to Expand by 3% in 2016 - Industry Group

Bulgaria's Producer Prices in Agriculture Fall 0.8% Y/Y in Q2 2016


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Direct Investment into Bulgaria on the Rise Y/Y

A Third of Bulgarians Facing Energy Poverty
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BULGARIA CHARGES FOUR AFGHANS WITH ATTEMPTED SMUGGLING OF 29 SYRIAN MIGRANTS FROM TURKEY

Bulgarian prosecutors have pressed charges of people smuggling against four Afghan citizens who attempted to smuggle 29 Syrian nationals into Bulgaria from Turkey.

The Afghans led the group of irregular Syrian migrants across Rezovska river, which that forms part of Bulgaria’s border with Turkey in Tsarevo Municipality, on Friday. The group included 15 persons under the age of 16 and a three-month old baby, Bulgaria’s Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement on Tuesday. read more


BUSINESS

BULGARIA'S PRODUCER PRICES IN AGRICULTURE FALL 0.8% Y/Y IN Q2 2016

Bulgaria’s producer prices in agriculture have dropped by 0.8% year-on- year in the second quarter, as the crop output index rose 0.6%, while the animal output index fell 2.2%.

The prices of goods and services used by agricultural producers in the second quarter of 2016 fell 4.8% compared with the same period of 2015 and was down by 3.8% compared to 2015 average, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) announced on Tuesday. read more


BULGARIA’S ECONOMY TO EXPAND BY 3% IN 2016 - INDUSTRY GROUP

Bulgaria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by a real 3% in 2016, according to the chairman of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tsvetan Simeonov.

The average wage will exceed BGN 1,000 (EUR 500) in 2016, public radio broadcaster BNR quoted Simeonov as saying on Monday. read more


FINANCE

BULGARIAN HOUSEHOLD DEPOSITS RISE 7% Y/Y AS OF END-JULY 2016

Monetary deposits of households in Bulgaria have increased by 7% year-on-year, reaching BGN 43.70 B as of end-July 2016.

The figure is equivalent to 49.1% of 2016 GDP forecast by Bulgaria’s central bank (BNB) said in its latest  monetary statistical report released on Tuesday. read more


POLITICS

BULGARIA: SERBIA HAS OUR UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR JOINING THE EU

"You have our unconditional support for entering the EU,'' wrote Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov in an address to his Serbian colleague Alexander Vucic.

Borisov praised the copperation between the two countries in the fields of economics, infrastructure, security, regional development, etc. He also pointed out that namely Bulgaria and Serbia through their mutual cooperation, should aim for lasting peace and prosperity in Southeast Europe. read more


DEFENSE

DEFENSE ATTACHE IN WASHINGTON NOMINATED AS NEW BULGARIAN AIR FORCE CHIEF

Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has proposed to appoint Brigadier General Tsanko Stoykov as new Air Force Commander, Nova TV has reported.

Nenchev made the announcement before reporters on Tuesday, Nova said. read more


SOCIETY

FOREST FIRES NEAR BULGARIA'S HARMANLI NOW UNDER CONTROL

The huge fire between the towns of Ostar kamak and Ivanovo is now under control. The firefront of 3 km has now been put out, regional authorities reported.

The natural distater spread across 3000 dka, and most of the damaged areas were full of pine trees. Reasons for the fire reamin unknown, but an investigation is ongoing to establish if it was in fact an arson. read more


OBITUARIES

BULGARIAN TV JOURNALIST DIMITAR TSONEV DIES AT 56

Dimitar Tsonev, a popular Bulgarian journalist and TV host, has died.

Tsonev passed away a week before his 57th birthday on 30 August, public TV channel BNT reported on Tuesday. read more


INCIDENTS

BULGARIAN MOUNTAINEER BOYAN PETROV INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT - RADIO

Bulgarian mountaineer Boyan Petrov has been seriously injured after a car hit him and another man on the side of E-79 main road leading to the border with Greece, local media reported on Tuesday.

Their lives are not in danger, according to the results of the initial medical examination, public radio BNR said. read more


ARMY SERVICEMEN JOIN FIREFIGHTERS TO BATTLE FOREST BLAZE IN BULGARIA'S HARMANLI MUNICIPALITY

Bulgarian Army servicemen have joined efforts to put down a wildfire in Harmanli Municipality for a second time in as many days, the Defence Ministry announced on Tuesday.

Thirty-one servicemen equipped with specialized vehicles help firefighters contain the spread of fire in an area between the villages of Ostar Kamak and Nadezhden in Harmanli Municipality, the ministry said in a statement. read more


SOUTHEAST EUROPE

ATHENS WARNS OF 41,000 MIGRANTS READY TO GO TO WESTERN EUROPE

There are at least 41 000 migrants in Greece, most of whom Syrians, who are ready to be resettled across Europe.

The statement was made by Greek Minister of migration Yanis Mutsalas. According to information provided by the UN, the number of people entereing Greece over June and July was 54 000 people.  read more


OPINIONS

ECONOMIST OF BULGARIAN DESCENT SEEN AS PART OF HILLARY CLINTON’S TEAM

Pavlina Tcherneva is one of eight economists suggested to become part of Hillary Clinton’s future ‘economic dream team’ - in case she wins the U.S. presidential election in November.

With Hillary Clinton looking increasingly likely to defeat Donald Trump, speculation has begun over whom she should pick as advisors or agency heads, particularly in  economics positions, Jeff Spross writes in an opinion piece published in The Week magazine on Monday. read more



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