Latest News from Bulgaria

Poachers Killed One of the Rarest Birds in Bulgaria

Attempts have been made in Bulgaria for several years to restore the bird population. The killed vulture, named "Ultron", was donated to Bulgaria by a Belgian zoo. After adaptation, the bird was released near Kotel. 

Eight countries say gas deserves EU help

Greece and seven other European countries have urged the European Union to include natural gas in future funding, as the bloc's executive prepares to unveil its plan for a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Bourgas, Bulgaria: First Written Evidence that the Roman Colony Deultum had a Port

Archaeologists from the Deultum-Debelt National Archaeological Reserve near Bulgaria's Burgas have discovered the first written evidence that the Roman colony Deultum had a port, BGNES reported.

The inscription was found on limestone sarcophagus, dating from the II-III century AD.

Balkan Muslims Celebrate Eid Feast Amid Coronavirus

Imams attend Eid al-Fitr prayers that mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan in Pristina, Kosovo, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/VALDRIN XHEMAJ

Muslims attend a morning prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, at Lokomotiv Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

Many Car Accidents in the Country for the Past 24 Hours - 1 Victim

One person was killed and 22 were injured in 18 accidents in the country over the past 24 hours, the Interior Ministry said.

There have been 21 minor road accidents in Sofia, no one has been injured or killed. 

Since the beginning of the year, 135 people have died and 2,147 have been injured on the road in Bulgaria.

2427 Cases of COVID-19 on May 24 in Bulgaria

The National Operational Headquarters presented the latest data on the scale of the COVID-19 epidemic in Bulgaria on May 24.

Prof. Todor Kantardjiev announced that there were 19 new cases, 11 of which were admitted to hospital.

886 samples were tested and the proven positive samples in Bulgaria are 2427.

A Cold Front Will Bring Rain and Thunder in the Afternoon

Before noon over most of the country will be sunny. In the northwest the clouds will increase. In the afternoon and until midnight a cold front will come in places mainly in Western and Central Bulgaria - short rain with thunder is expected. Before noon a moderate southwest wind will blow, in the afternoon in the western half of the country the wind will be oriented from the northwest.

Bulgaria: New Business Grant Scheme Aimed at Middle Companies

Bulgaria's state authorities have announced a new business grant scheme aimed at larger companies.    The minimum amount of grants will be BGN 30,000 (EUR 15,000) and the maximum - BGN 100,000. (EUR 51 thousand). The amount will be 1% of the company's annual turnover for 2019.    A total of BGN 156 million (EUR 80 million) have been set aside under the measure.

May 24 - Bulgaria Celebrates National Day of Culture and Slavic Script


Bulgaria celebrates May 24 as the day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script, the official Day of Holy Brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius - the Byzantine scholars who wrote the first Slavic alphabet in 855 A.D., and translated into Old Bulgarian the Bible and the religious literature of Orthodox Christianity.

Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece with Joint Tourist Packages?

Turkey is keen on increasing its tourist flow through joint tourist packages with Bulgaria and Greece when the land and sea borders fully reopen.    This was announced by Turkey's Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy at a meeting with businessmen in Izmir.

May 23, Bulgaria: Total Number of COVID-19 Cases is 2408, 808 - Cured

36 of the 1605 samples tested in the last 24 hours gave a positive result. This was announced by the National Operational Headquarters today.

Thus, the registered cases of the new coronavirus in our country become 2408. The number of people cured of COVID-19 in our country is 808. 

Turkish crew returning home after 2-months at sea

Fifteen Turkish crew members from a cruise ship headed home on May 22 from Barcelona, Spain after spending 65 days at sea during a coronavirus quarantine.

The group working on a ship affiliated with a large U.S.-based company was forced into quarantine after cruise ships stopped operations.

Flights to Cyprus to resume from select countries next month

Cyprus on Friday outlined plans for the phased resumption next month of commercial flights from a select number of countries with low Covid-19 infection rates to jump-start its vital tourism sector.

Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said flights will begin in two phases — June 9 and 20 — from two groups of countries selected by an advisory body of medical experts.

Bulgaria Open Borders to Citizens from EU and Schengen Area

Late in the evening on May 21, Bulgaria's Minister of Health, Kiril Ananiev, issued an order allowing representatives of firms and companies registered in the EU and the Schengen area to enter Bulgaria without the requirement for 14-day quarantine as of tomorrow, May 22.

The lifting of the ban also covers San Marino, the Principality of Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City State.