Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgarian National Television Now Available in Northern Macedonia

Channel BNT4 of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) is now available in Northern Macedonia.

Yesterday the special representative of the country in the history dispute with Bulgaria Vlado Buchkovski was the first to announce this.

Bulgaria is One the Countries with the Oldest Population in the EU

 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.

EU Prosecutor Brushed off Seven out of Ten Bulgarian Delegated Candidates

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. 

All You Have to Know about the Upcoming General Election in Bulgaria

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.

March 4: World Obesity Day: Well Over Half Bulgarians Are Overweight

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.

Infectious Disease Specialist: At Least 2,5 M Bulgarians Have Had Covid-19

"People who have been exposed to Covid-19 in Bulgaria are many times more than the official statistics reports. The real number of people who have had the disease is at least 2.5 million,"Dr. Trifon Valkov from the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Sofia stated in the morning program of Nova TV.

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 1,154 Newly Infected, 22 Fatalities

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.

Strong Earthquake Rocks Central Greece

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.

Eric Halsey – American Who Makes Podcast about Bulgarian History

American Eric Holsey, who has been based in Sofia for several years makes a podcast about Bulgarian history. In addition to the podcast, he is working on another project - a book in English about Bulgarian history.