Latest News from Bulgaria
Bulgaria is among the countries with the oldest population in the European Union in 2019, according to data from the European statistical office Eurostat.
21.3% of Bulgarians last year were aged 65 and over. Among the elderly in our country the largest is the share of those aged 75 and over - 618,008 people, according to Eurostat.
The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) is about to reject seven out of 10 of Bulgaria's candidates for the European Delegated Prosecutor, a source from the EPPO told EURACTIV Bulgaria. The EPPO, led by Laura Kovesi, has notified the Bulgarian justice ministry that they have remarks about seven of the candidates the Bulgarian authorities proposed on 18 February.
On April 4,the most important elections for the people will be held, namely the parliamentary elections, on which it depends who will govern Bulgaria for the next four years. Although President Rumen Radev set by decree a relatively early date for holding the vote, given the coronavirus pandemic, it meets the legal requirements.
Two out of three Bulgarians are obese or unhealthily overweight. By this alarming indicator, our country is ahead of both Europe and the world, show the most up-to-date WHO data for 2021, and the reason to quote it is World Obesity Day - 4 March. This means that over 61% of Bulgarians suffer from obesity.
In the past 24 hours, 1,154 new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country. 6,182 diagnostic tests were carried out - 4,052 PCR and 2,130 antigen.
Positivity rate - 18.7%.
Yesterday, 4,397 doses of vaccine have been administered, and since the beginning of the immunization campaign 248,169 people have been vaccinated.
An earthquake was registered in central Greece today around 12 p.m. The epicenter of the quake was near the town of Larissa.
The Institute of Geophysics told BNR that the epicenter was at a depth of 10 km. The tremor was felt in many places in Bulgaria, including Kardzhali, Plovdiv and in Sofia highrise buildings.
There were no reports of casualties or damage.