EU launches ramped-up border and coast guard agency

The European Union formally ramped up its Frontex border agency on Thursday, giving it more powers to control migrant flows and protect the bloc's external frontiers following a surge last year in...

Bulgaria bans burkas and other garments covering the face

Bulgaria on Friday passed a nationwide law banning garments that cover the face, including burkas, from most public places.

EU commissioner Kristalina Georgieva enters race for post of UN chief

EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday entered the race to be the next UN secretary general after Bulgaria nominated her as its second candidate.

EU auditors sound the alarm on decommissioning of Soviet-era reactors

Projects to decommission Soviet-era nuclear reactors in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia are falling behind in time and financing, EU auditors warned on Tuesday.

EU offers Bulgaria 108 million euros to help tackle migration

The European Commission is providing Bulgaria with 108 million euros (121 million dollars) to help tackle migration, the president of the European Union's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, says...

Pressure of illegal migrants on Serbian-Bulgarian border growing, says official

The pressure of illegal migrants trying to enter Serbia across its eastern border from Bulgaria, in the areas of Negotin and Dimitrovgrad, has increased in the last two weeks, a spokesman for...

Hungary's Orban: EU's future hinges on Bulgaria's border with Turkey

The future of the European Union depends on the bloc providing Bulgaria with adequate border protection assistance in the face of a surge in migrants hoping to reach Europe via the Balkan nation,...

Two Iraqi migrants drown, four missing after boat capsizes in Danube

Two Iraqi migrants drowned and four others were missing after their small boat capsized as they attempted to cross the Danube River from Bulgaria to Romania, the Bulgarian state radio reported...

Tusk set to ask EU leaders for help to guard Bulgaria-Turkey border

European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday that he will ask EU leaders next week to deploy guards and equipment to the border between Bulgaria and Turkey, as part of efforts to boost...

Serbia arrests smugglers with 64 Afghan migrants

Serbian security forces stopped a group smuggling migrants from Bulgaria and arrested three people, the defence ministry in Belgrade said Tuesday.

France takes brother-in-law of Charlie Hebdo attacker into custody

Murad Hamid, a French national, was being sought under a Europe-wide arrest warrant and had been extradited from Bulgaria to France on Friday.

Historic warehouses in Bulgarian "tobacco town" gutted in fire

A massive fire has destroyed four historic warehouses in the old quarter of Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second-largest city that was named the European capital of culture for 2019.

Merkel and premiers of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia to meet

Invitations to attend working consultations on the European Union 's future, to be organised by German Chancellor Angela Merkel next Saturday, have been sent to prime ministers: Miro Cerar of...

Bulgaria rules to extradite brother-in-law of Charlie Hebdo gunman

The brother-in-law of one of the gunmen who stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 is to be extradited from Bulgaria to France, a court in Sofia ruled...

Bulgaria boosts checkpoints to control migrant smugglers

Bulgaria is setting up new checkpoints along its border with Turkey to stop migrant smuggling, a top police official said Monday.