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PRESIDENT PLEVNELIEV'S VETO SURVIVES PARLIAMENT VOTE
(12/01/2013)

Topics: Investments      General

President Plevneliev's Veto Survives Parliament Vote (Sofia, Jan 12) - Bulgarian MPs supported President Rossen Plevneliev's veto on the Investments Encouragement Act and returned it for further discussion. Only three MPs supported the Act, 24 voted against it and 95 abstained from voting. President Plevneliev vetoed the new law because, as he made it a point, the new regulations for residence of foreign investors in Bulgaria create many obstacles for their business activities....


BULGARIA TO START NABUCCO IN JUNE 2013
(12/01/2013)

Topics: Investments      Renewable Energy

Bulgaria to Start Nabucco in June 2013 (Sofia, Jan 11) - The construction of the Bulgarian section of the Nabucco pipeline will start in June 2013, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov informed at the first ministerial meeting of the project in 2013 in Sofia. As the current head of the rotating presidency of the project, Bulgaria is calling for fix deadlines, the PM said. By June Bulgaria will have all the construction permits and mining companies from the "Shah Deniz-2" field will decide...


CONSTRUCTION OF NPP KOZLODUY'S SEVENTH REACTOR TO START IN 2016
(12/01/2013)

Topics: Investments      Renewable Energy

Construction of NPP Kozloduy's Seventh Reactor to Start in 2016 (Sofia, Jan 12) - "The first sod of NPP Kozloduy's seventh reactor will be turned in 2016," Bulgaria's Economy and Energy Ministry Delyan Dobrev said. His statement was also supported by Sergey Tsochev, chairman of Bulgaria's Nuclear Regulatory Agency. "The preparation of the necessary analyses and documents regarding the selection of a site for NPP Kozloduy's seventh reactor is to be completed in the second half of...


BULGARIA HAS SECURED A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION ON BELENE LOAN
(12/05/2012)

Topics: Investments      Renewable Energy

Bulgaria has secured a one-year extension to repay the 250 million euro bridge loan arranged by BNP Paribas to fund preliminary work on the planned Belene nuclear power plant on the Danube River, Economy Minister Delyan Dobrev said on May 7, as quoted by Focus news agency. The option to postpone the due date was contingent on securing 55 million euro for immediate repayment of the amounts loaned by Belgium's Dexia and Japanese bank Mizuho. The funds will be provided to state electricity...


BULGARIA'S LARGEST SOLAR PARK FOR SALE
(13/01/2013)

Topics: Investments      Renewable Energy

Sun Edison this week sold Bulgaria's largest solar park to a consortium of investors for £142m. The 60.4-megawatt Karadzhalovo solar park in southern Bulgaria began operating in March and cost £144m, according to the International Finance Corporation, which helped fund the project....


CHINESE INVESTORS TO BUILD SEA RESORT FOR RUSSIANS IN BULGARIA
(22/01/2013)

Topics: Investments      Tourism

An enormous new vacation complex is to be build on Bulgaria's Northern Black Sea coast, announced Atanas Stoilov, Mayor of the Municipality of Aksakovo near Varna. Stoilov told reporters Tuesday, as cited by Darik Radio, that the new resort will be built between the village of General Kantardzhievo and the Albena resort complex on a plot of 300 decares. In his words, the project first started several years ago when it was initiated by French investors. After one of the investor's...


BULGARIAN WATCHDOG SNUBS EC SANCTIONS OVER ENERGY RULES
(25/01/2013)

Topics: Investments      Renewable Energy

Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation, DKEVR, has already adopted one of the Electricity and Gas Directives, requested by the European Commission. The statement was made Friday by the DKEVR Chairman, Angel Semerdzhiev. It was reported Thursday that EC is referring Bulgaria, Estonia and the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully apply the EU internal energy market rules. According to the EC's press office, to date...


ITALIAN COMPANIES TO JOIN PRIVATIZATION PROJECTS IN BULGARIA – ECONOMY MINISTER

ITALIAN COMPANIES TO JOIN PRIVATIZATION PROJECTS IN BULGARIA – ECONOMY MINISTER
(15/04/2015)

Topics: Investments      

Italian companies may be attracted in privatization projects, including for tourist sites, as well as concessions agreements and modernization schemes for airports, and construction and reconstruction of road and railway infrastructure in Bulgaria, according to Minister Bozhidar Lukarski. Speaking Tuesday at the opening of an economic forum titled “Bulgaria and Italy: Together for Achieving Growth”, Lukarski pointed out that the trade and economic cooperation between Bulgaria and Italy was...




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BULGARIA PRESIDENT: GERMANY IS BULGARIA’S BIGGEST TRADE PARTNER

BULGARIA PRESIDENT: GERMANY IS BULGARIA’S BIGGEST TRADE PARTNER
Source: www.focus-fen.net - (12/06/2015)

Topics: Investments      

Berlin. “German-Bulgarian bilateral relations have developed,” Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said speaking at a meeting of the members of the German-Bulgarian Forum, at which he presented what Bulgaria had achieved 10 years after signing the Accession Treaty with the EU, the press centre of the Bulgarian President’s Office announced. “German-Bulgarian bilateral relations have developed, too. Over the past ten years the merchandise exchange between Germany and Bulgaria has doubled. Today...


QATAR IS INTERESTED IN INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURE

QATAR IS INTERESTED IN INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURE
Source: www.focus-fen.net - (18/05/2015)

Topics: Investments      Construction

Doha. Sheikh Faisal bin Saud Al Thani, Head of Business Development - Qatar Holding at Qatar Investment Authority declared interest in investment in transport infrastructure, energy and agriculture. Representatives of the Holding met with Bulgarian Prime minister Boyko Borisov and Bulgarian ministers who pay an official visit to Doha, the governmental information service announced. During the talks Qatar state officials reaffirmed their interest in operating of Doha-Varna line. A Qatari...


BULGARIA PM: INVESTMENTS IN VARNA TOP BGN 300 MLN

BULGARIA PM: INVESTMENTS IN VARNA TOP BGN 300 MLN
Source: focus-fen.net - (15/04/2015)

Topics: Investments      

“You can no longer complain that the city of Burgas gets more help than Varna. There are more than BGN 300 million investments in the city,” Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said speaking during his visit to the coastal city of Varna, Radio FOCUS reported. The Prime Minister commented further that nothing significant had been done in the city for 30-40 years, which was seen in the needed repair works that were underway on key boulevards in Varna. Borisov added that there would be...


MAKING ALL INVESTMENTS SUSTAINABLE IS MY PRIORITY: SOFIA MAYOR

MAKING ALL INVESTMENTS SUSTAINABLE IS MY PRIORITY: SOFIA MAYOR
Source: focus-fen.net - (14/04/2015)

Topics: Investments      

Picture: Focus Information AgencySofia. “Over the past few years we developed measures to relief vehicular traffic, increase quality of public transport, and reduce harmful emissions.” That is what Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova said at the opening of the EUROCITIES Forum in Sofia, a reporter of FOCUS News Agency announced. “This is great challenge for our capital city. Recently European mayors met in Paris. The problems are common and we must look for solutions together. A priority for me is...


INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN BULGARIA TO CUT INVESTMENTS BY 30.4% IN 2015

INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN BULGARIA TO CUT INVESTMENTS BY 30.4% IN 2015
Source: novinite.com - (14/04/2015)

Topics: Investments      

Industrial establishments plan to cut investments by 30.4% on an annual basis in 2015, according to data provided by Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI). According to a survey conducted among industrial establishments in March 2015, expenditure on acquiring fixed tangible and intangible assets in industry increased by 3.9% on an annual basis in 2014. Industrial establishments expect a decrease in investments by 30.4% in 2015 as compared to 2014. The private sector’s share...


HOUSE HUNTING IN ... BULGARIA

HOUSE HUNTING IN ... BULGARIA
Source: nytimes.com - (27/08/2014)

Topics: Investments      Real Estate

This four-bedroom contemporary-style villa on the Black Sea in Bulgaria has views up and down the coastline for miles. Built in 2006 of brick and cement, the 4,500-square-foot house has a 13-by-26-foot swimming pool and sits on a half-acre lot terraced and landscaped with cypress trees, shrubs and rosebushes. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE Times Topic: International Buying Guides The front door of the three-story villa opens to a foyer that leads to the open-plan...


BULGARIAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PLANEX OPENS OFFICE IN BUCHAREST

BULGARIAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PLANEX OPENS OFFICE IN BUCHAREST
Source: novinite.com - (02/07/2012)

Topics: Investments      Construction

One of biggest Bulgarian construction companies, Planex, has opened an office in the Romanian capital Bucharest, the company announced. It said the move is "in line with its development plans", and that is has entered negotiations for a number of projects in Romania due by the end of the year. ā€˛We have faith in the Bulgarian market, but at the same time, it is our responsibility to expand our opportunities. We are in process of negotiating a number of important projects in neighboring...


LUKOIL, ERG PAY EUR 52 M FOR BULGARIAN WIND PARK

LUKOIL, ERG PAY EUR 52 M FOR BULGARIAN WIND PARK
Source: novinite.com - (01/07/2012)

Topics: Investments      Renewable Energy

LUKERG Renew, a joint venture between Italy's ERG SpA (ERG) and Russia's OAO Lukoil, completed the acquisition of a wind park in Northeastern Bulgaria. Thus, Lukoil and ERG SpA have paid EUR 52 M for the 40 MW wind farm near the city of Dobrich in Bulgaria, the Moscow- based company said. LUKERG Renew controls some 10% of the Bulgarian wind market after the buying the wind park, which was built in 2009, it said. Lukoil also owns Bulgaria's biggest refinery Lukoil Neftochim Burgas. In...


SOFIA AIRPORT MAY BUILD 3RD TERMINAL

SOFIA AIRPORT MAY BUILD 3RD TERMINAL
Source: novinite.com - (29/06/2012)

Topics: Investments      Construction

Veselin Peykov, CEO of Sofia Airport, has said that the management of the company will start designing a new terminal at the beginning of 2013. In a Friday interview for the morning broadcast of the Bulgaria on Air TV station, he specified that the project was very much dependent on the development of the airport and the future concession contract. Peykov added that it was still unclear whether Sofia Airport would get a third terminal or have a new terminal built in the place of the...


BULGARIA SEES LARGE INCREASE IN GREEK, ROMANIAN COMPANIES 2011

BULGARIA SEES LARGE INCREASE IN GREEK, ROMANIAN COMPANIES 2011
Source: novinite.com - (28/06/2012)

Topics: Investments      

The number of fully Greek-owned companies in Bulgaria increased by 72% year on year in 2011, Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency has revealed. The same year saw a 50% increase in the number of Romanian companies in the country. A total of 3781 corporate income tax returns were submitted by Greek company owners in Bulgaria in 2011, as compared to 2199 back in 2010. 1535 of all Greek companies in the country are based in the Southwestern region of Blagoevgrad, while 1381 are in Sofia. The...


BULGARIAN OVERGAS TO START 2ND STAGE OF DRILLING AT PROVADIA EXPLORATION BLOCK

BULGARIAN OVERGAS TO START 2ND STAGE OF DRILLING AT PROVADIA EXPLORATION BLOCK
Source: novinite.com - (26/06/2012)

Topics: Investments      Construction

Gazprom-controlled Bulgarian gas company Overgas is commencing the second stage of conventional oil and gas exploration in the Provadia block onshore in eastern Bulgaria in the beginning of July, according to the firm's press office. Some of the activities involving specialized equipment will take place on the territory of settlements in the region of Targovishte, Shumen, Kaspichan, Veliki Preslav and Provadiya, according to Overgas' press release. The work schedule is now being...


INFRASTRUCTURE CONCESSIONS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENTS OF BGN 1 B INTO BULGARIA

INFRASTRUCTURE CONCESSIONS TO ATTRACT INVESTMENTS OF BGN 1 B INTO BULGARIA
Source: novinite.com - (25/06/2012)

Topics: Investments      

Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has cited preliminary estimations indicating that a total of 10 infrastructure sites granted under concession are expected to bring investments amounting to BGN 1 B into the country. Speaking Monday at a forum on attracting foreign investments in transport, logistics and machine building, he explained that the two airports in the Black Sea cities of Varna and Burgas were on the list of sites granted under concession. Bulgaria's Minister of...


CHINA READY FOR LARGE-SCALE INVESTMENT PROJECT IN BULGARIA

CHINA READY FOR LARGE-SCALE INVESTMENT PROJECT IN BULGARIA
Source: www.novinite.com - (25/06/2012)

Topics: Investments      

Ivan Kostov, leader of the Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB) party, has argued that a successful concession procedure conducted by the authorities could attract an investor that could bring about a five-fold increase in cargo turnover at the Varna port. The rightist leader reported Monday the results of the visit of the DSB delegation to China. "One of the greatest weaknesses of Bulgarian politics in the past few years has been the inability to attract strategic investors that could...


BULGARIAN GOVT TO INVEST BGN 5 M IN 2012 TOURISM ADVERTISING

BULGARIAN GOVT TO INVEST BGN 5 M IN 2012 TOURISM ADVERTISING
Source: novinite.com - (19/06/2012)

Topics: Investments      Tourism

Bulgaria's Cabinet will allocate BGN 5 M (EUR 2.5 M) for international advertising of Bulgarian tourism in the rest of 2012, according to the government's Wednesday meeting's agenda. According to the government press service, the funding will be used to Bulgaria's participation in over 35 international tourism expos, working meetings, seminars, and journalistic trips. Up until 2009, Bulgaria's tourism sector was managed by the State Tourism Agency, whose annual budget was about BGN 5 M....


BULGARIA LOOKS UP TO ITALY TO DEVELOP EQUESTRIAN TOURISM

BULGARIA LOOKS UP TO ITALY TO DEVELOP EQUESTRIAN TOURISM
Source: novinite.com - (15/06/2012)

Topics: Investments      Tourism

Bulgaria is set to learn from Italy's good practices in order to develop its own equine tourism, according to Bulgarian Deputy Economy Minister in charge of tourism, Ivo Marinov. Marinov met Friday in Sofia with Luigi Triossi, Secretary General of the International Federation of Equestrian Tourism (FITE); Alberto Spineli, Preisdent of the Italian Federation of Equestrian Tourism (FITETREC-Ante); and Fausto Faggioli, VP of the Regional Federation of Equestrian Tourism of the Italian region...


BULGARIAN BMW SEATS PLANT TO BOAST EUR 30 M OUTPUT BY 2013

BULGARIAN BMW SEATS PLANT TO BOAST EUR 30 M OUTPUT BY 2013
Source: novinite.com - (12/06/2012)

Topics: Investments      Automotive

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Energy and Economy Minister Delyan Dobrev and Sheila Camerer, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Bulgaria, opened Tuesday a plant for luxury seats and interior for BMW cars in the village of Musachevo. "I am really pleased to welcome investors who make plants, real production, and open job places," Borisov stated during the ceremony in the southwestern Bulgarian village. The Prime Minister voiced hopes that the road to Musachevo would be...


LUXURY BMW SEATS TO BE PRODUCED IN BULGARIA

LUXURY BMW SEATS TO BE PRODUCED IN BULGARIA
Source: novinite.com - (12/06/2012)

Topics: Investments      Automotive

South Africa company ALC will open a production facility Tuesday for luxury seats and interior for BMW cars in the village of Musachevo near the town of Elin Pelin, just outside of Bulgaria's capital Sofia. The invesment made by the company amounts to EUR 4 M, and it has opened 500 jobs, which will build seats for the luxury BMW Series 5 and 7. South African company Automotive Leather Company (ALC) has a long tradition of working with premier car producers, such as Mercedes, Volkswagen,...


BULGARIA CERTIFIES 5 FIRST-CLASS INVESTOR IN 5 MONTHS

BULGARIA CERTIFIES 5 FIRST-CLASS INVESTOR IN 5 MONTHS
Source: novinite.com - (06/06/2012)

Topics: Investments      

Since the beginning of 2012, Bulgaria has awarded five "Class A" investor certificates for investments of over EUR 225 M, compared to three first-class investor certificates for the entire 2011, according to Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev. On Wednesday, Dobrev awarded a"Class A" investor certificate to Swiss company Reichle & De-Massari, which is to invest BGN 9.7 M into a new Sofia-based factory specialized in the manufacturing and assembly of fiber-optic components. The...


IKEA TO ATTRACT 1.5 M VISITORS DURING 1ST YEAR IN BULGARIA

IKEA TO ATTRACT 1.5 M VISITORS DURING 1ST YEAR IN BULGARIA
Source: novinite.com - (02/09/2011)

Topics: Investments      

The first Bulgarian store of the Swedish furniture giant IKEA aims at attracting over 1.5 million visitors during the first year after its opening. The information was announced by the Greek Fourlis company, which has the IKEA franchise rights for Bulgaria. The first IKEA store is located on the capital Sofia's beltway and is scheduled to open on September 29th. The free furniture catalogue is being distributed starting Friday to households in the city in 750 000 copies. The prices...


MELIA TAKES OVER NEW HOTEL IN BULGARIA'S NESSEBAR

MELIA TAKES OVER NEW HOTEL IN BULGARIA'S NESSEBAR
Source: novinite.com - (12/08/2011)

Topics: Investments      Tourism

Melia Hotels International has signed a contract to manage a new hotel in Bulgaria's top Black Sea resort Nessebar. The Spanish-owned chain formerly known as Sol Melia is taking over the management of the four-star Marina Palace hotel in Nessebar, which is going to rebranded as Sol Marina Palace as a result. Melia Hotels International, which is the largest hotel chain in Spain and the third largest in Europe with over 350 hotels, has already been managing a hotel with over 1000 rooms in...



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