The Official Opening of the Bulgarian EU Presidency Tonight in Sofia  

The Official Opening of the Bulgarian EU Presidency Tonight in Sofia  

The official Opening ceremony for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU will be held tonight, at the Ivan Vazov National Theatre in Sofia. The ceremony will start with the national anthem performed by the Children's Choir of the Bulgarian National Radio. Authentic Bulgarian folklore music  and  the anthem of the EU will also be part of the …

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BUSINESS

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Sofia among 15 Cities Selected to Receive Support for Digital Transformation

Sofia among 15 Cities Selected to Receive Support for Digital Transformation

The Invest Sofia team won a place in the Digital Cities Challenge project of the European Commission. Thus Sofia is among the 15 cities that will be supported by the project in initiatives for digital transformation of urban environment and society. Sofia will be included in a special mentoring and networking program and will receive strategic support in solving …

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Sofia: Outsourcing Services 2017 - New Report from Sofia Investment Agency

Sofia: Outsourcing Services 2017 - New Report from Sofia Investment Agency

Sofia Investment Agency published the Sofia - Outsourcing Services 2017 Report, prepared by  Institute for Market Economics for Investment Analysis Department at the Agency. Find out below a summary of the report or download the full PDF version of the document. Sofia BPO sector in figures The outsourcing industry accounted for 3,6% of national GDP in 2016, with 3,4% …

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2017 - a year of growth for Sofia, with several foreign companies setting up or expanding in the city

2017 - a year of growth, with several foreign companies setting up or expanding in Sofia

2017 has been full of success stories of foreign companies setting up or expanding their operations in Sofia, as well as with local companies starting or growing up their business and gaining recognition. Sofia experienced yet another year of stable growth and innovation. According to the sixth annual analysis of the economic and social development of the 28 districts in …

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Key Indicators for Bulgaria to Start 2018, According to NSI

Key Indicators for Bulgaria to Start 2018, According to NSI

In the last days of 2017 NSI published data on key economic indicators. Here is how Bulgaria starts 2018: Manufacturing Manufacturing, as well as mining, reported growth of 5.5% and 4.3% respectively, while production and distribution of electricity, thermal energy and gas dropped by 8.8%. Construction output increased just over 10% compared to 2016 mainly due to building …

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Sofia Municipality Projects Planned in Budget 2018, Amounting to Nearly BGN 1.5 Bln

Sofia Municipality Projects in Budget 2018, Amounting to Nearly BGN 1.5 Bln

The 2018 budget of Sofia Municipality is BGN 1 433 billion, exceeding last year’s budget by almost BGN 105 million. The increase is possible due to economic growth of the capital (40% of the country’s GDP) and the improved taxes and fees revenue collection in recent years. In 2018 Sofia municipality expects revenues to reach BGN 654 million. Sofia …

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Sofia Urban Environment: News in Brief

Sofia Urban Environment: News in Brief

There are two more charging stations installed for electric cars in Sofia – at the parking lot on Shandor Petyofi St. and Vitosha Blvd. Each of the charging stations allows two electric cars to be charged at the same time. There are four parking spaces at the parking lot available for maximum access to them. The implementation of the project …

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Coca-Cola To Invest 20 mln Euro in its Production Factory Near Sofia

Coca-Cola To Invest 20 mln Euro in its Production Factory Near Sofia

Източник: http://www.coca-cola.bg The Bulgarian unit of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (HBC) announced it will invest 20 million euro by the end of 2018 to expand its factory operations located 15 km away from Sofia, in Kostinbrod. The company plans to make a water main to the town in order to improve the factory’s working process and its production capacity. Svetoslav Atanasov. …

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74% of Swedish Companies in Bulgaria Plan Expansion of Operations in the Next 3 Years

74% of Swedish Companies in Bulgaria Plan Expansion of Operations in the Next 3 Years

Data from a survey carried out in the Kingdom of Sweden on the business climate in Bulgaria was presented on a meeting attended by th eDeputy Minister of Economy Alexander Manolev, Sweden's Ambassador Louise Bergholm and Marieta Zaharieva, Executive Director of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Promotion Agency. According to the survey, 74% of Swedish companies in Bulgaria plan to …

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What to Expect from the Bulgarian Capital Market in 2018

What to Expect from the Bulgarian Capital Market in 2018

For the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE-Sofia), 2017 was better than the previous two years, which were marked by extremely low liquidity. The number of trades grew by 40% and traded volumes of shares rose almost 80%. The main index SOFIX retained a two-digit annual growth of 13.4% compared to the previous year. Public companies distributed BGN 260 million to shareholders, …

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Bulgaria climbs up 6 positions in the Global Prosperity Index 2017

Bulgaria climbs up 6 positions in the Global Prosperity Index 2017

Bulgaria ranks 51st out of 149 countries in the 11th edition of the London Research Institute Legatum - Legatum Prosperity Index. The country climbs by 6 positions from 57 last year.   Bulgaria performed best in Natural Environment and Safety & Security and scored lowest in the Social Capital Pillar index. The biggest improvement, compared to last year, came in …

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ENTREPRENEURS

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Business Offers and Funding Opportunities

Business Offers and Funding Opportunities

More than 40 calls for applications for funding from the European Union will be announced in 2018. The programs target the public, non-governmental and private sectors. The year begins with the "Encouraging Entrepreneurship" procedure under the Innovation and Competitiveness Operational Program. The program is aimed at start-ups and provides a very high rate of grants (80%), while the eligible activities …

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Upcoming International Trade Fairs

Our monthly newsletter provides information on upcoming international trade exhibitions and fairs where you can introduce your business to a professional audience and potential partners and customers. Registration for participation in such forums usually takes place weeks and months before the start of the events. The trade fairs listed below will take place in March and April, so you …

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EVENTS

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Sofia Will be the Digital Capital of Europe in June with Three Major Tech Events

In the period June 25 to June 29 in the framework of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU, Sofia will be host of the European week on digitization and innovations (EU Digital & Innovation Week), as well as of the 7th edition European Digital Assembly and the annual Webit.Festival Europe 2018. EU Digital & Innovation Week …

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Don’t Miss Out in Sofia in January

Don’t Miss Out in Sofia in January

Opening ceremony for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in Sofia, January 11, Ivan Vazov National Theatre The official Opening ceremony for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in Sofia will be held on January 11, at Ivan Vazov National Theatre. Calendar of all cultural, political and live streamed events during the Presidency is …

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