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27 June 2016, Issue 4576
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Bulgaria Ready to Grant Citizenship to UK Expats - PM


Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said that Britons based in the country are "welcome" if they decide to apply for citizenship. read
Emma Hopkins: Close UK-Bulgaria Relationship Will Continue, Evolve and Grow


The British Ambassador to Bulgaria, Emma Hopkins OBE, has issued a statement after the UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. read
Bulgaria's Rivaling Socialist Parties to Attend United Russia Congress


Leaders of both rivaling socialist parties of Bulgaria have been invited to attend the congress of United Russia that kicks off Sunday, the party of Russian President Vladimir Putin. read
 
 
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Bulgaria Nationalist Leader Calls for EU In/Out Referendum after Brexit

Bulgarian National Sought in Interpol Anti-Smuggling Operation

UK EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill Resigns

Soros Warns of 'Irreversible' EU Disintegration after Brexit

Brexit to Have Positive Impact on EU, Bulgaria's DefMin Says

Bulgaria's FinMIn Foresees No Serious Impact of Brexit

UK Should Allow Foreign Seasonal Workers to Stay - Bulgaria's Agriculture Min

Iraqi National Wounded in Shooting Near Central Sofia

Bulgarian Police Looking for Missing Czech National

Incident with Diplomatic Car in Bulgaria's Sofia Leaves 3 Injured


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Direct Investment into Bulgaria on the Rise Y/Y

A Third of Bulgarians Facing Energy Poverty
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BREXIT: EU REFERENDUM PETITION HITS 3 M SIGNATURES

A petition calling for a second EU referendum in the UK has gathered over 3 million signatures.

Available on the British Parliament's website, it was launched on May 24, according to a House of Commons spokesperson quoted by the BBC. read more


BUSINESS

UK SHOULD ALLOW FOREIGN SEASONAL WORKERS TO STAY - BULGARIA'S AGRICULTURE MIN

It is in the UK's interest to keep seasonal agricultural workers from EU member states and to bar them from the market even after leaving the union, Agricultural Minister Desislava Taneva has said.

In an interview with the Bulgarian National Television, she has said the move would be positive not only for the workers but also for the British economy. read more


FINANCE

BULGARIA'S FINMIN FORESEES NO SERIOUS IMPACT OF BREXIT

UK voters' decision to leave the European Union is unlikely to affect Bulgaria substantially, the country's Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov has said.

Goranov has told Kapital newspaper Bulgaria might even benefit from this week's developments as Europe could pursue further integration in response to Euroskepticism, triggering a speedy accession into Schengen and the Eurozone. read more


DEFENSE

BREXIT TO HAVE POSITIVE IMPACT ON EU, BULGARIA'S DEFMIN SAYS

The move by the UK to leave the European Union will speed up the union's recovery, Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

He has also ruled out that the developments in Britain could impact NATO in any way, citing a recent meeting with his UK counterpart Michael Fallon where a possible scenario was discussed. read more


BULGARIA IN EU

BULGARIA READY TO GRANT CITIZENSHIP TO UK EXPATS - PM

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said that Britons based in the country are "welcome" if they decide to apply for citizenship.

His comments follow Thursday's referendum in the UK in which a nearly 52-percent majority voted to leave the European Union. read more


BULGARIA'S DEPUTY PM PREDICTS NO GOOD SCENARIOS FOR EU AFTER BREXIT

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has downplayed suggestions that her country's nationals will lose their rights after Britain voted to leave the European Union on Thursday.

Kuneva, however, has warned that the union is facing no good scenarios after a majority of Britons voted to end their country's 43-year membership. read more


BULGARIA'S FM: NO APOCALYPSE AFTER BREXIT

Bulgaria loses an important EU ally in the face of the UK, but no apocalypse should be expected after its vote to leave, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Friday.

London sided with Sofia on issues such as the integration of the Western Balkans and the role of Southeast Europe in the Energy Union, he told pubic broadcaster BNT's Friday talkshow, Panorama. read more


DOMESTIC

BULGARIA'S RIVALING SOCIALIST PARTIES TO ATTEND UNITED RUSSIA CONGRESS

Leaders of both rivaling socialist parties of Bulgaria have been invited to attend the congress of United Russia that kicks off Sunday, the party of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) has announced its leader will be present at the 15th congress, which is to take place on June 26 and 27, and will meet party officials there. read more


BULGARIA NATIONALIST LEADER CALLS FOR EU IN/OUT REFERENDUM AFTER BREXIT

Nationalist leader Volen Siderov on Friday urged Bulgarian authorities to consider a referendum on the country's EU membership.

In a statement from Parliament's rostrum, Siderov argued that his Ataka party's theses on the downsides of the EU had been accepted by countries "as far [from Bulgaria] as Britain". read more


BULGARIAN SOCIALIST LEADER HEADS TO MOSCOW FOR RULING PARTY CONGRESS

Korneliya Ninova, the recently elected leader of the socialist opposition in Bulgaria, begins a two-day visit to Moscow on Sunday, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)'s press office says.

Ninova was earlier invited to head a BSP delegation to attend the 15th congress of United Russia, the ruling party in the country whose former leader is President Vladimir Putin. read more


INCIDENTS

IRAQI NATIONAL WOUNDED IN SHOOTING NEAR CENTRAL SOFIA

An Iraqi man has been shot in the knee in an area near the center of Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

The man has been taken to hospital and his life is out of danger at the moment, Focus News Agency reports, citing police sources. read more


BULGARIAN POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING CZECH NATIONAL

Jiri Vana, 37, has gone missing after heading to Bulgaria to hike in the mountains, Bulgarian police say.

According to his mother, quoted by the Interior Ministry, he left the country on May 26, saying he intended to go to several Bulgarian mountains such as Rila, Pirin and Stara Planina. read more


INCIDENT WITH DIPLOMATIC CAR IN BULGARIA'S SOFIA LEAVES 3 INJURED

Three people have been taken to hospital after a collision with a diplomatic vehicle in the central area of Sofia, police say.

Their injuries have been described as "minor". read more


CRIME

BULGARIAN NATIONAL SOUGHT IN INTERPOL ANTI-SMUGGLING OPERATION

Interpol has published a list of people sought within its Operation Infra Hydra, targeting the smuggling of migrants from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

Kolyo Georgiev Kolev, a Bulgarian national, is accused of "transporting Afghan nationals in to Austria via Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary," the organization says. read more


FOUR ITEMS STOLEN FROM CATHEDRAL IN BULGARIA'S VARNA

Four golden items are missing after a robbery in the Dormition of Mother of God Cathedral in the Black Sea city of Varna, Bulgarian media report.

The robbers have stolen a plate, two crosses and two rings, Varna´s Metropolitan Bishop Ioan has said. read more


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10 FACTS ABOUT YOU

10 Facts About You: 

1. You're reading this now. read more


EU

UK EU COMMISSIONER JONATHAN HILL RESIGNS

EU Commissioner Jonathan Hill, Britain's top EU official, has announed his resignation.

In a statement on the commissions's website, he is "obviously very disappointed about the result of the referendum" like many people in Brussels and in the UK, referrring to a decision of 52% of voters to leave the EU on Friday. read more


SOROS WARNS OF 'IRREVERSIBLE' EU DISINTEGRATION AFTER BREXIT

Billionaire investor George Soros argued the UK's vote to leave the European Union would make the "disintegration of the EU practically irreversible."

Commenting on the website Project Syndicate published Saturday, he warned the referendum would also have damaging consequences for Britain. read more


DIPLOMATIC CHANNEL

EMMA HOPKINS: CLOSE UK-BULGARIA RELATIONSHIP WILL CONTINUE, EVOLVE AND GROW

The British Ambassador to Bulgaria, Emma Hopkins OBE, has issued a statement after the UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union.

Novinite is publishing it without abridgment.  read more



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