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Plovdiv in New York Times

Plovdiv in New York Times

The positive coverage about Bulgaria as a holiday destination keeps flowing… this time an enthusiastic piece in the New York Times about Plovdiv.

Growing trade with Turkey

Growing trade with Turkey

Turkey’s Ambassador to Bulgaria told the Bulgaria Economic Forum that last year Turkey was the third biggest export market for Bulgaria - behind Germany and Romania.

Sofia Airport Centre opens

Sofia Airport Centre opens

Sofia Airport Centre, which has 180,000sqm of Class A office space and 28,000sqm of logistics and warehouse space, was opened last night by President Plevneliev.

Record low for yield on Treasury notes

Record low for yield on Treasury notes

Bulgaria's tight budgetary control is bearing fruit: a measure of international confidence in its financial management is that the cost of debt keeps falling.

Bulgaria as a holiday destination

Bulgaria as a holiday destination

Over recent weeks Bulgaria has revelled in much good publicity, both for the prudence of its economic management and also as a holiday destination.

IMF optimistic on BG growth

IMF optimistic on BG growth

Boosted by stronger domestic demand and European Union aid, the IMF has raised its forecast for Bulgaria’s economic growth this year from 0.8% to 1%.

Ethno Festival

Ethno Festival

Sofia Ethno Fest, which features ‘performers who give traditional ethno music a modern twist’, is well underway. It’s running at Studio 5 in the National Palace of Culture.

Sofia Exchange on the market

Sofia Exchange on the market

The Financial Times reports that the government’s 50% share in the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) – worth around BGN 5million - is to be put up for sale.

Whisky festival

Whisky festival

Today’s the last day of Sofia’s whisky festival at the Central Military Club where a selection of Scotch, Irish, American and Japanese whiskys are being presented.

Plovdiv's guitar festival

Plovdiv's guitar festival

As reported in Sofia Globe, the International Guitar Festival 2012 is being held from October 11 to 13 at the Drama Theatre in the centre of Bulgaria’s second city.

Bulgarian writer wins BBC award

Bulgarian writer wins BBC award

For his entry East of the West Bulgarian author Miroslav Penkov yesterday won the BBC International Short Story Award and a prize of £15,000.

Good times for Bulgarian wine

Good times for Bulgarian wine

Wine production in Bulgaria has millennia of history behind it, and continues to perform well: exports rose by 16% to 25 million litres in the first half of 2012.

Sofia's new parking zones

Sofia's new parking zones

Sofia’s new parking zone arrangements are now in force. Originally planned for September 1, protests by residents delayed them a month.

Books (in English) about Bulgaria

Books (in English) about Bulgaria

If learning to read Bulgarian is taking a while (you are not alone), Insider’s Guide to Sofia offers a valuable selection of books about the country in English.

"Effortlessly cool and friggin' pretty"

"Effortlessly cool and friggin' pretty"

Passport and Toothbrush just added to the list of rave reviews about Sofia: “Great restaurants, shops, neighbourhoods; this is a city that begs a weekend visit.”

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