News archive of June 2019

Lightning Strikes a 20-year-old in Sofia

Lightning hit 20-year-old youth in Sofia last night, NOVA reported. The incident occurred between the blocks in the bc. "Lyulin." The young man walked his dog.

An Emergency Assistance team was called immediately. The boy was taken to Pirogov, but died immediately before being taken to an anti-shock room.

Bridge in Sofia will be Temporarily Closed for Repair

The bridge of the "Cherkovna" street over "Gen. D. Nikolaev "will be closed for traffic from 18 June to 7 July.

June 18th began the repair of the dilatation joints of the bridge, which introduced a temporary organization of the traffic in the area and partially changed the route of the bus line № 120.

US Devil Brigade Soldiers Showcase Air Defense Capabilities in Bulgaria

Three teams of two Soldiers each, from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participated in Shabla 19, here, June 10-15, 2019. 
Shabla 19 is designed to improve readiness and interoperability between the Bulgarian Air Force, Navy and Land Forces, and the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Europe.

Bulgaria's EUR 48.5 Million Road Rehabilitation Tender Draws 14 Bids

Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) said on Friday that its tender for the rehabilitation of 126 kilometres of second-class and third-class roads, worth over 95 million levs ($54.6 million/48.5 million euro), has drawn 14 bids, reports SeeNews. 

European Court Organizes Round Table on Effective Investigations into Killings and ill-treatment in Sofia, Bulgaria

On 20 and 21 June the Department for the Execution of the European Court's Judgments is organising a round table in Sofia on the Strasbourg Court's judgments against Bulgaria concerning ineffective investigations into violations of the right to life and the prohibition of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, including the need to ensure that investigations targeting a Chief Prosecutor are

A Forum for Pre-clinical Research was Held with the Participation of BSMEPA

Tighter regulations on food supplements have been requested by Biotech and Health Cluster Bulgaria. The issue was pointed out during a discussion forum on „Bulgaria's Opportunities to Become an European Hub for Preclinical Studies and Phases 1,2,3 and 4". Further options for certification of biotechnology laboratories and mapping of preclinical testing centers were discussed.

Opportunities for Partnership between BSMEPA and America for Bulgaria Foundation were Discussed on a Meeting with Representatives from the Two Institutions

„The common goals and projects of Bulgarian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Promotion Agency and the America for Bulgaria Foundation are a chance for development of the entrepreneurial environment in our country", said Dr. Boyko Takov, Executive Director of BSMEPA during a meeting today with representatives of the Foundation.

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Participates in the Council for Foreign Affairs

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva leads the Bulgarian delegation to participate in the Council for Foreign Affairs and the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, reports BNT. 

On 17th of June, EU's Foreign Ministers discussed current global issues. A discussion on the EU's Global Strategy takes place three years after its inception.