On the 16th of November, the Slovak Embassy in Sofia held a solemn ceremony on the awarding of the High State awards of the Slovak Republic to three Bulgarians for their outstanding contributions to the protection of democracy and human rights in the country.

On the 1st of July 2018, Austria took over the Council Presidency for six months for the third time (after 1998 and 2006).

How close are the Serbs and the Bulgarians? Do Sofia and Belgrade look alike? Answers to these questions were given by the Photographic exhibition with photos from the two capitals by a Serbian photographer and her Bulgarian colleague.

On the 19th of April, the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela invited its fellow compatriots and friends of the country to offer wreaths and flowers to the bust-monument of the Liberator Simon Bolivar at the Vazrazhdane Square in Sofia.

A public lecture with a discussion on this topic was held on the 11th of April in the 310 audience "Prof. Petar Mutafchiev" at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia.