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Bulgarian Immunologist: AstraZeneca Vaccine Efficacy Below 95 Percent

The vaccine works. For now, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines do have effect. With the AstraZeneca vaccine, the adequate immune response is not 95%, but is lower, and some countries now have second thoughts about buying these vaccines. Bulgaria ordered most vaccines from AstraZeneca, said on BNT Prof.

Bulgaria Recovers after Disastrous Floods

Bulgaria is recovering after the water disaster. There are still closed roads. Due to the heavy rainfall, the road to Gotse Delchev collapsed. Yesterday, emergency crews were trying to reinforce the cracked lane.

Landslides have buried several houses in the Dospat region. The floods caused huge material damage.

Gotse Delchev - Dospat road remains closed.

Weather in Bulgaria: Temperatures Keep Falling, Occasional Snowfalls

Cold air will continue to flow in from the north-northwest and temperatures will drop even lower today. Clouds will get denser from the west and snow will fall in western Bulgaria in the afternoon. The wind from the northwest will rise again, it will be moderate and temporarily strong. Maximum temperatures between 0°C and 5°C.

Greece posts EU’s second biggest rise in industrial output

Greek industrial production recorded the second largest percentage increase among European Union member-states in November 2020, Eurostat said in a report on Wednesday.

The EU executive's statistics agency said industrial production in Greece grew 6.3% in November from October and rose by 8.8% in comparison with November 2019. 

Social Survey: Every Fourth Bulgarian Planned to Live Abroad

One in four Bulgarians had intended to live abroad, according to a survey by Trend Research Center.

According to 22% of the interviewees, their acquaintance/relative has returned from abroad with the intention of living permanently in Bulgaria; 31% said that Bulgarians living abroad were happier than those living in Bulgaria, while 44% disagreed.

Bulgaria’s Premier: We Don’t Spend Money on Tanks and Aircraft Only, We Also Build Education Infrastructure

Even in the face of the crisis, we have managed to find money not only for financing measures to support businesses and people, for medics on the frontline, for the purchase of vaccines and equipment for hospitals, but we also continue to invest in education infrastructure, stated Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at a regular cabinet sitting today.

Health Economics Expert: Covid-19 Vaccines Should Be Available on Free Market in Bulgaria

"According to information from the Ministry of Health, 1.5 million dozes have been requested of the first two vaccines - Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna - to be supplied by the end of the year, which is enough for about 10 percent of the population in Bulgaria," told BNR Arkadi Sharkov, health economist from the Expert Club for Economics and Politics (EKIP).

Bulgaria’s Minister of Finance: Our Country Will Join Eurozone in 2024

"We expect our country to join the eurozone in 2024. The main tasks of the Bulgarian Government on the way to achieving this goal are related to the fulfilment of the subsequent commitments under the Roadmap after the accession of the Bulgarian Lev to ERM II, as of July 10, 2020. 

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