Country: Bulgaria Population: 1 205 509

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) and his Croatian counterpart Zoran Milanovic (L) during a welcome ceremony at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany, on September 11, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Filip Singer.

Students wearing face masks in their classroom in the Croatian capital of Zagreb on September 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Stringer.

Protests in Bulgaria, Day 38: No Tension, Demonstrations in Many Cities

On the 38th day of protests, demonstrations again took place in various cities across the country.

In Sofia, the protest was smaller than usual, according to the organizers of the "Poison Trio", the reasons are the rainy weather, the day off and the big Christian holiday Assumption.

Protests in Bulgaria: “Protecting democracy!” is the Motto of 37th Day of Anti-Government Protests

Today is the 37th day of anti-government protests in Sofia.

The road blocks put up by the protesters remain in three key locations - at Eagles' Bridge, in the space between the buildings of the Council of Ministers and the Presidency, and in front of Sofia University.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 176 Newly Registered Cases in 5877 PCR Tests

There are 176 new cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria. They were found in 5,877 PCR tests performed yesterday. This is shown by the data of the Unified Information Portal.

The total number of infected in the country reached 14,069. The active cases are 4,684. 824 people are treated in hospital. 63 of them are in intensive care units.

Jeeps Will No Longer Be Available For Tourists and Off-Road Adventurers in The Area of the Seven Rila Lakes

This was announced by the Minister of Ecology Emil Dimitrov, who was present at the first dig of a building for half a million BGN on the territory of Rila National Park, which will be a base of rescuers and an information center. Control over whether jeeps continue to drive in the mountains will be carried out by the employees of Rila Park, as well as from RIEW-Sofia.

20 People Arrested Near Sofia for Migrant Trafficking

About 20 people were detained during a specialized operation near Sofia. The arrests were made on the Northern Speed Tangent.

The operation was about migrant trafficking. It was attended by employees of the Regional Directorate of Border Police in the city of Ihtiman and the Capital Directorate of Interior. /