Victims of the 1932-33 Holodomor will now be commemorated in Bulgaria, Moscow's closest ally under communism, each year on the last Saturday in February.
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez says agreement will be valid for 10 years and can be extended if the conditions are favourable.
Bulgaria's Radev announces fifth general election to be held on April 2 after Socialists became the third political party to refuse to form a regular government in deadlocked parliament.
The bloc, however, allowed Croatia to join the borderless zone as it sped up efforts to integrate the Western Balkans in view of changing geopolitical realities following Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
Villagers in western Bulgaria don large masks depicting mythical creatures in an age-old Orthodox New Year event known as 'Surva' that mixes Christian and pagan rituals.
The new deal covers a 13-year period for the transmission of up to 1.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year.
Prime Minister-designate Nikolay Gabrovski fails to secure a majority in the 240-seat National Assembly, with only 113 legislators backing him and 125 others opposing.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev in Istanbul, where they discussed security issues along the two nations' shared 513km border.
Austrian Interior Minister Gerhard Karner said he would vote against letting in Romania and Bulgaria into Europe's ID-check-free travel zone citing security concerns.
In anticipation of the effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on Europe, the European Union is holding a one-day summit in Tirana, Albania, with leaders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Bulgarian police nab five people in connection with a terror attack that killed six people on Istiklal Avenue in central Istanbul last week.
EU scrambles to find new energy sources to replace Russian gas, a fragility in Europe’s energy dependencies and plans has become apparent. Moreover, further challenges have hit the EU’s hopeful transition to green energy.
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