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The State of Emergency in Bulgaria Extended to May 13th

The National Assembly voted in favor of extending the state of emergency to May 13, 2020, according to BGNES.

The motion was adopted with 122 votes in favour, 47 against and 7 abstentions.

Deputies rejected the proposals the state of emergency in Bulgaria to be extended until April 30.

3 MPs from Bulgaria’s Parliament Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Bulgaria's Parliament Speaker Tsveta Karayancheva said on April 2 she has called an extraordinary sitting tomorrow. The agenda will include the proposed extension of the coronavirus state of emergency and updating of the budget.

PM Borissov: Bulgaria is Interested in Buying 30,000 PCR Tests from South Korea

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov held a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in. The two leaders discussed current information on the spread of COVID-19 and effective measures to curb the disease. At the beginning of the conversation, it was noted that the two countries are working to put the coronavirus epidemic under control.

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Congratulated the Republic of North Macedonia on its Accession to NATO

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on March 27 congratulated the Republic of North Macedonia on its accession to NATO.

"As of today, the Republic of North Macedonia is the thirtieth NATO member state. I congratulate our neighbours on their accession to the North Atlantic Treaty and look forward to the country's internal reforms.

Boyko Borissov: The EC Prepares Guidelines against COVID-19 for all Member States

The European Commission promised that on Monday it will to come up with guideline measures against COVID-19 for all Member States, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told a news conference on March 26 after participating in a video conference meeting of the European Council.

Bulgaria and Hungary Call for better Coordination of Transport Corridors

A decision is needed by the EU Council on the European Commission recommendation to ensure fast transit corridors, especially for basic necessities, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva at a briefing with Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó after the two met in Sofia at the initiative of the Hungarian side.

The Health Minister Lifted the Ban on Entry and Transit o f Lorries Travelling to Turkey

The order of Minister of Health, Kiril Ananiev, which banned the entry into and transit through the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria of heavy goods vehicles travelling to the Republic of Turkey and arriving from the following countries is now canceled.

This was announced by the press center of the Ministry of Health.

Bulgaria Suspends Entry and Transit of Lorries Travelling to Turkey

By order of Minister of Health, Kiril Ananiev, the entry into and transit through the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria of heavy goods vehicles travelling to the Republic of Turkey and arriving from the following countries is temporarily suspended as of March 25:

Bulgarian Parliament Accepts President’s Veto on the State of Emergency Measures Act

Bulgaria's Parliament on March 23 voted to approve the President's veto on the State of Emergency Measures Act. The law was passed on March 13 and provided for regulating the measures and actions during the month-long state of emergency introduced in connection with the coronavirus epidemic, BNT reported.

Bulgaria has Ordered 1 Million COVID-19 Tests

Bulgaria has requested 1 million tests for COVID-19 in the joint European order, it became clear from the words of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who is in Pernik for the launch of the new water supply system.

"Today, I personally ordered 1 million tests," the prime minister said.

Bulgaria’s Parliament passed the COVID-19 State of Emergency Measures Act

Bulgaria's Parliament passed the COVID-19 State of Emergency Measures Act. The act was earlier discussed by President Rumen Radev and Parliament Speaker Tsveta Karayancheva.

On March 20 MPs conclusively passed the State of Emergency Measures Act.

The law sets out the measures taken during the state of emergency to limit the spread of coronavirus.

 

Turkey closes border with Greece, Bulgaria over virus

The Turkish government's decision on Wednesday to close its borders with Greece and Bulgaria as a measure against the coronavirus pandemic is seen to mark the end of the three-week migrant crisis in the Evros region that pitted it against Athens and Brussels.

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