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Distribution of Over BGN 620 Thousand Worth of Pensions in Bulgaria is Temporarily Suspended

Over half a million BGN pensions are "suspended". According to the National Social Security Institute, the pensions of 4794 pensioners for over BGN 620 thousand were closed due to unpaid electricity, water, and heating bills, debts to tax or banks, NOVA reported.

Pensions are the highest in Sofia, with Pernik second in terms of senior debtors. The debtors in Plovdiv follow.

Traffic on Struma Motorway Expected to be Allowed Partially from Friday

Traffic on the Struma motorway in the direction to Sofia is expected to be allowed partially from today, the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) said on August 23. The traffic will be reopened for cars. First, it will be examined how much weight the fire-damaged viaduct near Dupnica can withstand.

RIA: We Are Ready to Release One of Struma's Highway Lanes by the End of the Day

"The load capacity of the lane towards Sofia will be tested today. The preliminary results of the tests are very encouraging. We are ready to launch the lane towards Sofia by the end of the day." This was announced by eng. Georgi Terziyski, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RIA, NOVA reported.

Electric Scooters Can Now be Rented From 200 Points in Sofia

The first electric scooters in Sofia are already operational today. There are more than 150 scooters in various locations in the city, and anyone who wants to use them can do so for a starting fee of BGN 1.50 and BGN 0.30 per minute. This was explained by the CEO of the company that manages the electric scooters:

Between 100 and 270 BGN More Was Paid For Heating and Hot Water by the Citizens of Sofia

Between BGN 100 and BGN 270 cost the heating and hot water of the citizens of Sofia for the past heating season, which is more expensive compared to the previous winter. This is indicated by the data from the balancing accounts of the clients of the private equity firm "TEHEM", announced its manager Milena Stoyanova, quoted by BNR.