Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgarian Court’s Rejection of ‘Istanbul Convention’ Alarms Activists

Banners lie on a street during a rally against violence against women marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Sofia, 25 November 2019. EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

Lawyer Denitsa Ivanova, part of the NGO 'Deystvie' (Action), told BIRN the decision was "extremely disappointing". 

Constitutional Court: Presidential Decree Appointing Kiril Petkov as Minister Violates the Constitution

The May 10th decree by which President Rumen Radev appointed Kiril Petkov as economy minister in the first caretaker government is unconstitutional.

This was ruled by the Constitutional Court with 11 votes, as Georgi Angelov signed the decision with a special opinion on the admissibility. The court is expected to announce its motives later in the day.

Weather in Bulgaria: Clouds and Fog in the East, Sun in the West of the Country

Today before noon over Eastern Bulgaria and the Upper Thracian lowland there will be low layered clouds or fog, and in the afternoon the visibility will improve and the clouds will break. This was announced for FOCUS News Agency by the weather forecaster on duty Krassimir Stoev from the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).

Podgoršek attends meeting of agriculture ministers in Poland

Krakow – Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek was invited by his Polish counterpart Grzegorz Puda to attend a meeting of agriculture ministers within the Three Seas Initiative. The ministers discussed securing feed protein production in the EU and the transition to a green and digital agricultural economy.

Hospital Associations in Bulgaria Support the New Anti-Epidemic Measures

The Bulgarian Hospital Association (BHA), the National Association of Private Hospitals (NAPH) and the National Association of Regional Multidisciplinary Hospitals for Active Treatment (NARMGAT) support the new anti-epidemic measures introduced by an order of the Minister of Health of October 19, 2021. This is clear from a declaration of hospital associations sent to Dr. Stoycho Katsarov.

For the Serbian Patriarch, North Macedonia does not exist

The Serbian Orthodox Church, the most loyal ally of modern Serbian chauvinism in the Balkans, began celebrations on the 700th anniversary of the death of King Stefan II Milutin (1282-29 October 1321) in RN Macedonia, but without inviting local scholars, a BGNES reporter reported.

Weather in Bulgaria: Sunny but Chilly with Max Temp Between 10°-15°C

 During the night it will be mostly clear and quiet over most of the country. There will be significant low clouds over Eastern Bulgaria. In the morning, fog will form in places in the lowlands and around the water basins. The minimum temperatures will be between minus 2° and 3° Celsius, along the Black Sea coast up to 10°C and in places in the valleys frost will form.