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Covid-19: Dozens fined over illegal parties at restaurants in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
Police in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv broke up two parties in restaurants, held in violation of regulations against the spread of Covid-19. Police and gendarmerie blocked the exits of […]
Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 61 more deaths, active cases drop by 5169
Bulgaria’s Covid-19 death toll rose by 61 in the past 24 hours to a total of 8457, the national information system daily report on January 16 said. A total of […]
Covid-19: New rules for arrivals from Bulgaria in England and Scotland
People travelling to England and Scotland will be required to present a negative PCR test result for coronavirus, under new restrictions that will go into effect in Britain at 4am […]
Bulgaria’s Tourism Minister: Winter resorts are 40% full
Bulgaria’s winter resorts are currently 40 per cent full and spa destinations are booked 100 per cent, Tourism Minister Mariana Nikolova said on January 15. The Bulgarian mountain resort of […]
Bulgarian President’s choice of Western Easter as election date sparks controversy
Bulgarian President Roumen Radev’s decision to decree April 4 2021 as the parliamentary election date has caused controversy because that is the day that Roman Catholics and Protestants celebrate Easter […]
Platform for volunteers to monitor Bulgaria’s ballot count says it came under attack
An online platform set up to recruit 12 000 volunteers to monitor ballot counting on Bulgaria’s April 4 parliamentary election day came under malicious attack this week, the Yes Bulgaria […]
Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 47 more deaths, 648 vaccinations in past day
Bulgaria’s Covid-19 death toll has risen by 47 in the past day to a total of 8396, according to the January 15 daily report by the national information system. The […]
Bulgarian President Radev decrees April 4 date for parliamentary elections
Bulgarian head of state President Roumen Radev said on January 14 that he has signed a decree that the country will hold parliamentary elections on April 4 2021. In a […]
Bulgaria to start second phase of Covid-19 vaccinations on January 18
The second phase of Bulgaria’s campaign of vaccinations against Covid-19 will begin on January 18 in areas where quantities of vaccines are sufficient, Health Minister Kostadin Angelov told a briefing […]
Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 70 more deaths, total vaccinated now 17 038
Seventy people in Bulgaria who had tested positive for Covid-19 died in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll to 8349, according to the January 14 report by […]
Bulgaria faces ‘rigged elections’ playbook challenge
If there is one thing that Trump will leave in his aftermath – it cannot correctly be called a legacy – is that a campaign to allege than election was […]
Covid-19: Bulgaria to begin mass testing of teachers on January 25
Mass testing of teachers for Covid-19 will begin on January 25 so that an assessment can be made whether and how to resume in-person classes, Health Minister Kostadin Angelov said […]
First batch of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines arrives in Bulgaria
The first batch, 2400 doses, of the Moderna vaccine against Covid-19 arrived in Bulgaria on January 13. Bulgaria has ordered 500 000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, with the main […]
Roads closed, houses flooded, in parts of Bulgaria in aftermath of heavy rains
The road between the town of Gotse Delchev and Bulgaria’s mountain resort of Bansko was closed to traffic in both directions on January 13 after heavy rains undermined a retaining […]
US court imprisons Bulgarian owner of Bitcoin exchange for money laundering
Bulgarian national Rossen Iossifov, who was convicted by a federal jury in the United States for his role in a transnational and multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud American victims was sentenced […]
Bulgaria’s exports dropped 7.8% in January – November 2020 y/y
Bulgaria’s exports in January – November 2020 added up to about 50 billion leva, a decrease of 7.8 per cent compared with January – November 2019, the National Statistical Institute […]
Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 47 deaths, 1619 vaccinations in past day
Forty-seven people in Bulgaria who had tested positive for Covid-19 died in the past day, bringing the country’s death toll linked to the disease to 8279, the national information system […]
Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Distance learning to remain in place until January 31
Bulgaria’s schools and universities will continue to use distance learning until January 31, which is the current end date of the anti-epidemic restrictions in effect in the country, under a […]
EC concludes exploratory talks with Valneva on possible Covid-19 vaccine
The European Commission (EC) concluded on January 12 exploratory talks with pharmaceutical company Valneva with a view to purchasing its potential vaccine against Covid-19, the Commission said in a statement. […]
Landslides, flooded houses as harsh winter weather hits Bulgaria
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov held an emergency meeting on January 12 with members of the Cabinet and the mayor of Sofia as parts of the country reeled under the […]
Bulgarian accommodation establishments’ revenue dropped 62.5% in November 2020 y/y
Revenue of accommodation establishments in Bulgaria in November 2020 added up to 16 million leva (about 8.1 million euro), a decrease of 62.5 per cent compared with November 2019, the […]
Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 106 deaths, total vaccinated now 14 161
A total of 106 people in Bulgaria who had tested positive for Covid-19 died in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll linked to the disease to 8232, […]
Bulgaria’s Health Ministry: 21% of teachers want vaccinations against Covid-19
At this stage, 21 per cent of teachers in Bulgaria have said that they want to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the Health Ministry said on January 11. Registration of those […]
‘Code Orange’ dangerous weather warning for 6 districts in Bulgaria on January 12
Bulgarian authorities have issued the “Code Orange” weather warning for six districts because of heavy rain forecast on January 12. The six districts are Bourgas, Haskovo, Kurdzhali, Sliven, Smolyan and […]
Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 29 more deaths, active cases drop to 65 126
Twenty-nine people in Bulgaria who had tested positive for Covid-19 died in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll linked to the virus to 8126, according to the […]
As the insurrection in DC should not have happened, neither should the Lukov March in Sofia
It was starkly clear in that T-shirt among the domestic terrorists in the violent incursion in the Capitol this week: “Camp Auschwitz – Staff”. Not so very different, in fact […]
Municipal councillors in Bulgarian town jump the queue for Covid-19 vaccinations
Four municipal councillors in the southern Bulgarian town of Sandanski have jumped the queue for vaccinations against Covid-19, an investigation ordered by Health Minister Kostadin Angelov has established. Angelov said […]
Bulgaria issues ‘Code Orange’ dangerous weather warning for five districts
Bulgarian authorities have issued the “Code Orange” warning of dangerous weather for five districts because of heavy rain forecast for January 11. The five districts are in the south-eastern part […]
Bulgaria’s Chief State Health Inspector: Decision next week on measures against Covid-19
A decision will be made in the coming week on whether to extend Bulgaria’s restrictive measures against Covid-19 beyond January 31 or ease them earlier than that, Chief State Health […]
Covid-19 in Bulgaria: In past week, 453 deaths, 8734 vaccinations
In the past week, a total of 453 people in Bulgaria who had tested positive for Covid-19 died, bringing the country’s death toll linked to the disease to 8097, according […]

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