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29 August 2015, Issue 4323
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Poland to Overhaul Six Bulgarian MiG-29 Fighter Jets by end-2016


Six Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 fighter jets will have their engines overhauled in Poland under an intergovernmental letter of intent signed in Sofia on Friday. read
Sofia Confirms Arrest of 3 Bulgarians in Hungary over Migrant Truck Deaths


The Foreign Ministry in Sofia confirmed on Friday that three Bulgarian citizens have been arrested in Hungary in connection with the grim discovery in a truck in Austria, in which the dead bodies of dozens of migrants were found. read
Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing at Sofia Airport


An aircraft of Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines safely made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria on Friday afternoon, BGNES reported. read
 
 
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Bulgarian-Hungarian Smuggling Ring Allegedly Involved in Refugee Truck Death in Austria

Bulgaria Charges Two People with Making False Identity Documents

Three Bulgarians Detained over Death of 71 Migrants in Truck in Austria

2 Bulgarian Tourists To Be Tried in Greece for Picking Up Refugee Hitchhikers

Bulgaria’s Business Climate Improves in August

Sofia’s New Integrated Municipal Waste Management System Completed

Number of Cyclists in Sofia up by 140% in 3 Years

Bulgaria Ready to Increase Number of Troops Assisting Border Police

Poland’s Defense Minister to Meet with Bulgarian Counterpart in Sofia

Police in Plovdiv Bust Printing House for Fake Documents

Bulgaria’s Ivet lalova-Collio Comes 7th in 200m World Final


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Bulgarian Population Could Drop Below Five Million in 2070
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THREE BULGARIANS DETAINED OVER DEATH OF 71 MIGRANTS IN TRUCK IN AUSTRIA

Austrian and Hungarian police have launched a joint investigation into the death of 71 migrants, including eight women and four children, in a refrigeration truck in Austria.

An Austrian police official said at a news conference in the town of Eisenstadt that one of the people arrested in Hungary as driver of the truck is a Bulgarian national. read more


BUSINESS

BULGARIA’S BUSINESS CLIMATE IMPROVES IN AUGUST

Bulgaria’s business climate climate indicator has advanced by 1.3 percentage points in August  compared to July, mainly due to improved managers’ opinions in industry and retail trade, the country’s statistical office announced on Friday.

The business climate indicator in industry has risen by 2.1 percentage points in comparison with July due to the more favourable assessments by entrepreneurs in the sector as well as improved expectations about the business position of their companies, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a monthly report. read more


SOFIA’S NEW INTEGRATED MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM COMPLETED

The construction of Sofia’s new integrated municipal waste management system has been completed and all of the equipment has been installed.

The waste treatment facility was built with EU funding provided under operational program Environment 2007-2013, according to a media statement of the Sofia Municipality. read more


DEFENSE

POLAND TO OVERHAUL SIX BULGARIAN MIG-29 FIGHTER JETS BY END-2016

Six Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 fighter jets will have their engines overhauled in Poland under an intergovernmental letter of intent signed in Sofia on Friday.

Poland’s state-owned Miltary Aviation Works WZL 2, 4 will carry out the repair and upgrade of the engines of three MiG-29s by the middle of next year and a further three by end-2016, according to the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence. read more


BULGARIA READY TO INCREASE NUMBER OF TROOPS ASSISTING BORDER POLICE

The number of troops dispatched to Bulgaria’s borders will increase, according to Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev.

In a Friday interview for bTV, Nenchev made clear that the military presence at the border was set to increase due to the unprecedented migration pressure. read more


POLAND’S DEFENSE MINISTER TO MEET WITH BULGARIAN COUNTERPART IN SOFIA

Poland’s Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak arrives in Bulgaria Friday at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Nikolay Nenchev.

The two defense ministers will sign a letter of intent on military and technical cooperation, according to reports of the Bulgarian National Radio. read more


SOCIETY

NUMBER OF CYCLISTS IN SOFIA UP BY 140% IN 3 YEARS

The number of cyclists in Sofia has gone up by around 140% over the past three years, according to data of the VeloEvolution Association.

The number of people using a bike as a primary means of getting to and from school or work has increased substantially, according to the cyclists network, as cited by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency. read more


INCIDENTS

TURKEY’S PEGASUS AIRLINES PLANE MAKES SAFE EMERGENCY LANDING AT SOFIA AIRPORT

An aircraft of Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines safely made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria on Friday afternoon, BGNES reported.

The aircraft carrying 163 passengers and six crew was en route from Antalya, Turkey to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. When the plane was flying in Romania’s airspace, the pilot received indication that one of the engines had failed and requested emergency landing at Sofia Airport, the Bulgarian news outlet said, citing airport authorities. read more


SPORTS

BULGARIA’S IVET LALOVA-COLLIO COMES 7TH IN 200M WORLD FINAL

Bulgaria’s Ivet lalova-Collio finished 7th in the women’s 200m finals at the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships on Friday.

Lalova-Collio covered the distance in 22.41 seconds, ahead of Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson (22.50) and behind Jeneba Tarmoh of the USA (22.31). The Bulgarian athlete;s time was 0.09 seconds slower than her result in Thursday’s semi-finals. read more


CRIME

BULGARIA CHARGES TWO PEOPLE WITH MAKING FALSE IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

Bulgarian police have arrested two people on charges of producng fake identity documents in the city of Plovdiv, the Prosecutor’s Office of Bulgaria said on Friday.  

Ivan Bogoev, 49, and a woman only identified as Anna K., 28, were detained for 72 hours on Thursday. read more


SOFIA CONFIRMS ARREST OF 3 BULGARIANS IN HUNGARY OVER MIGRANT TRUCK DEATHS

The Foreign Ministry in Sofia confirmed on Friday that three Bulgarian citizens have been arrested in Hungary in connection with the grim discovery in a truck in Austria, in which the dead bodies of dozens of migrants were found.

The truck carrying Hungarian number plates was found abandoned on a motorway in Austria near the borders with Hungary and Slovakia, Austrian police has said. read more


BULGARIAN-HUNGARIAN SMUGGLING RING ALLEGEDLY INVOLVED IN REFUGEE TRUCK DEATH IN AUSTRIA

Three people, including a Bulgarian national, have been arrested in Hungary in connection with the 71 refugees found dead in a truck on an Austrian motorway.

According to reports of Austrian police, the truck was owned by a Bulgarian national of Lebanese origin.
The other two arrested in Hungary were drivers. read more


POLICE IN PLOVDIV BUST PRINTING HOUSE FOR FAKE DOCUMENTS

Police in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv have uncovered a printing facility for fake documents, including ID cards, diplomas and drivers’ licenses and control cards.

The printing facility was located in Rozova Dolina Street, according to the Bulgarian National Radio. read more


2 BULGARIAN TOURISTS TO BE TRIED IN GREECE FOR PICKING UP REFUGEE HITCHHIKERS

Two Bulgarian tourists will be tried in Greece for picking up hitchhikers who turned out to be refugees.

The two Bulgarian nationals have been charged with smuggling migrants and may be handed prison sentences, according to reports of Sega daily. read more



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