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Roman Furnace Almost 1,500 Years Old Unearthed in Bulgaria


A Roman furnace almost 1,500 years old was discovered during excavation works at a construction site in the town of  Silistra. According to archaeologists, this is the largest furnace for construction ceramics from the Roman era, discovered in Bulgaria, correspondent of BGNES for the region reports.

LIVE: Health Minister Presents the Order of Vaccination in Bulgaria

"Bulgaria's national vaccination plan has been developed by a working group together with specialists. WHO guidelines and Member States' plans have been used. It is compliant with the Bulgarian healthcare. It is dynamic and consistent with the situation ", announced the Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov.

Phases for vaccination of Bulgarian citizens have been developed.

Bulgarian Cinema Will Receive BGN 10 Million More Yearly

More subsidies for Bulgarian films, more national productions and additional financial incentives - these are part of the amendments to the Film Industry Act that the MPs approved at first reading, BGNES reports.

NATO air policing discussed between Skopje and Sofia

North Macedonia's NATO air policing program is reportedly being discussed by Skopje and Sofia as part of the bid to find common ground that will resolve a conflict between the two neighboring countries that has led Bulgaria to raise obstacles to North Macedonia's European Union accession.

Greece, Bulgaria being taken to court by EU over air pollution

The European Commission will take Bulgaria and Greece to the EU Court of Justice after both countries breached air pollution limits for years despite multiple warnings, the Commission said on Thursday.

European Court of Justice: Bulgaria Breaches Air Pollution Limits

Europe's highest court on Wednesday said Bulgaria had breached limits for hazardous air pollutants, a ruling environmental groups said would help in their efforts to force countries to take action over poor air quality.

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Will Be Authorized to Impose Mandatory Isolation

At the proposal of the Chief State Health Inspector the Minister of Health, will be authorized to order mandatory isolation for persons suffering from contagious diseases, as well as mandatory quarantine for their contact persons, on the basis of an assessment of the existing epidemic risk and the spread of the respective contagious disease.

Bulgarian Council of Ministers Reports on Support Measures for Business

We have made a lot of effort and to our delight the colleagues from the European Banking Authority, allowed the Bulgarian business to use this moratorium and postpone the payment of interest or principal on loans in the coming months of the pandemic. This was stated by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during a working meeting at the Council of Ministers with members of the government.

Weather in Bulgaria: Warmer Spell, Sunny in Most Regions

Today weak to moderate wind will blow from the south-southeast and with it will bring in warm air. Light eastern wind will continue to blow in the Danube plain. Clouds over many areas will temporarily scatter to sunny weather, with cloudy and foggy spells over the western part of the Danube plain. Later in the day, clouds will become denser, but rains are hardly expected.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 3138 New Cases, 159 Deaths

3,138 are the new cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria from 8478 tests performed. 37% of the samples are positive, according to the Unified Information Portal.

Most cases are in Sofia - 624, in Plovdiv are 337, in Varna - 266.

The number of active cases is 92,360, of which 6,635 people are hospitalized, and 523 of them are in serious condition and in intensive care units.

Economy Minister: BGN 156 Million Will Be Redirected to Closed Companies in Bulgaria

BGN 156 million will be redirected for the implementation of the new anti-crisis measure in support of the businesses in Bulgaria closed by the order of the Minister of Health.

The aid will be differentiated, depending on the lost turnover, announced the Minister of Economy Lachezar Borisov.