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December 30, 2015
In 2015, Bulgaria followed EU agricultural and food import requirements. No new or additional national import requirements have been introduced by Bulgaria.
December 23, 2015
Bulgaria, a newly developing market economy, is easily affected by world market fluctuations.
November 26, 2015
This report contains information about Bulgaria’s Hospitality, Restaurant, and Institutional (HRI) food service industry.
November 24, 2015
FAS Sofia organized the participation of the Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission in the opening of the Whiskey Fest in Sofia to promote U.S. whiskey, culture, and responsible drinking policy.
November 17, 2015
A new Ministry of Agriculture and Food regulation on supply of food and drinks to children at kindergartens, schools and other institutions hosting children was published in early November.
November 17, 2015
The newly proposed Ministry of Health’s and highly controversial public health tax legislation has caused heated debates in the food and drink industry as well as in business circles...
November 9, 2015
The first tentative post-harvest data on 2015 oilseeds crops showed rapeseed production in line with AgSofia’s earlier forecast, however, the sunflower crop declined due to the summer heatwave.
November 6, 2015
The first tentative post-harvest data on 2015 grain crops showed a higher than previously expected wheat production; barley production in line with earlier forecasts and much lower corn crop...
November 2, 2015
Consumers’ attitude in Bulgaria towards biotechnology remains negative. The anti-biotech alliance includes Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and some smaller ag industry groups such as organic...
October 20, 2015
FAS Sofia, in cooperation with all six Bulgarian importers of U.S. whiskey, organized the “Spirits of America” whiskey promotion which was held at one of the most popular clubs in Bulgaria...
October 7, 2015
Broiler sector had a successful year in 2014 due to economic stabilization, less expensive feed and growth in consumption.
October 7, 2015
In 2014 and 2015 the Bulgarian swine sector continued to shrink and the ongoing concentration and commercialization was accelerated.
September 22, 2015
Spain’s Energy Markets Watchdog Supports Specific Targets ... “Science meets Parliament” Event ... ENVI Committee Rejects Bid to Stop Glyphosate ... ILUC Directive Published in Official Journal ...
August 26, 2015
The Bulgarian Renewable Energy Act (REA) established a national target of 16% of renewable energy in total energy consumption and 10% in transportation fuel consumption by 2020...
August 11, 2015
Stone fruit (sweet and tart cherries, peaches and nectarines) are traditional for Bulgaria and account for the largest share in fruit production.
July 27, 2015
This report contains information about Bulgaria’s food processing industry and food ingredients market.
July 22, 2015
On April 28, 2015, the European Parliament approved the reform of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), which includes a 7 percent cap on food crop based biofuels for the transport sector.
July 22, 2015
The EU28 grain harvest is now under way in most Member States.
July 21, 2015
Round 10 of T-TIP Negotiations Held in Brussels July 12-17, 2015 ... Opposition at Council over GMO Proposal ... Hogan Speaks at Expo Milan – Agri-Food Chain Coalition Event ...
July 16, 2015
This report provides an overview on the biofuel use mandates in the various EU-28 member states.