Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Prosecutor Office: The Port and Buildings within Dogan's Beachside Mansion in Rosenets Are Illegal

The Supreme Administrative Prosecutor's Office (SAP) in Rosenets Park, where the summer beachside mansion of the honorary chairman of the MRF Ahmed Dogan is located, has established numerous violations following its inspection - lack of investment design and project documentation, no building permits issued, as well as data related to document falsification, reported Dnevnik.

Civil Aviation extends flight restrictions through Aug. 31

A new notice to airmen issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday extends travel bans with Balkan and European countries through August 31, to protect passengers and residents of Greece from a rise in new coronavirus cases.

According to the notice:

- Flights between Greece and Turkey remain suspended to August 31 (midnight).

Eurostat: Half of Young Bulgarians Live with Their Parents

In 2019, the share of young people aged 25-34 living with their parents varies in EU Member States by less than 10% in Denmark (4%), Finland (4.8%) and Sweden 5.7%) to more than half in Slovakia (56.4%), Greece (57.8%) and Croatia (62%).

Bulgarian Parliament Allocates BGN 16 Million to Modernize Classrooms in 160 Schools

A day before the extraordinary session of the parliament with a request for updating the state budget, the cabinet allocated more money for the crisis in the economy. Ministers met online amid ongoing 35-day protests. A decision was made to support Bulgarian pupils, students, young families and working people.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 210 New Cases in 5388 PCR Tests

210 new cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Bulgaria in the last 24 hours. 5,388 PCR tests were performed, according to data from the National Information System.

The most positive samples were reported in Sofia - 59, Plovdiv - 31 and Blagoevgrad - 24.

Bulgarian Deputies Rejected the NFSB's Changes in Gambling Act

Parliament rejected the proposed changes to gambling by Valery Simeonov and the NFSB that impose restrictions on the opening of casinos and gambling halls.

Only 22 deputies voted "for" casinos and gambling halls to be situated only in the five-star hotels and along the border. 127 MPs abstained and four voted against,

European Central Bank: Bulgaria Could Join Eurozone’s Waiting Room by the End of 2020

That was said by the Bank's board member Fabio Panetta

Bulgaria could join waiting room to adopt the euro until the end of 2020, European Central Bank board member Fabio Panetta said in an interview for Le Monde.

The institution praises the efforts of Bulgaria and Croatia to switch to the common currency, Panetta added. He underlined that the two countries rely on tourism.

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