Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Responds to President’s Criticism: Let Him Tell Me What Money to Stop Spending

"The President should specify exactly what money flows I have to stop instead of criticizing the government for uncontrolable spending," said Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during his visit to the southern Bulgarian town of Luki. Borisov's speech was again  live streamed on social media and is a response to President Radev's statement about un-transparent spending of budget funds.

Yasen Petrov is the New Manager of the Bulgarian National Football Team

Yasen Petrov is the new coach of the Bulgarian national football team. This was announced by the press release of the Bulgarian Football Union after the end of the meeting of the Executive Committee.

The other two candidates were Georgi Donkov and Georgi Dermendzhiev, who led the team until December.

Bulgaria’s Minister of Labor: Anti-Epidemic Measures Should Be Loosened Stepwise

Bulgarian authorities are discussing a step-by-step loosening of anti-epidemic measures in the country. It is possible to open some new facilities every two weeks. These actions will be further discussed this week before a final decision is taken, Minister of Labor and Social Policy Denitsa Sacheva told "Hello, Bulgaria" TV talk show. 

Weather in Bulgaria: Still Cold but Getting Warmer

Atmospheric pressure is rising and during the day will already be higher than the average for the month.

It will be sunny with more clouds over the northeastern regions. Light west-northwestern wind will rise to moderate in northern Bulgaria. Maximum temperatures will be between minus 3°C and 2°C, according to the national weather service forecast.

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 77 Newly Infected, 6,4 Percent of Tests Positive

In the past 24 hours, 77 new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country.

1194 tests were made - 765 PCR, 429 antigen. The percentage of positive samples remains stable - 6.4% for January 17.

121 people were vaccinated, thus their total number becomes 18,453.