Latest News from Bulgaria

Eurostat: 1 in 2 Greek companies uses social media

More than half (56%) the companies in Greece used social media in 2021 to promote their business activities, which is an increase of 19 percentage points from 2015 (37%), according to Eurostat data, which were published on the occasion of World Social Media Day on June 30. However, Greece remains well below the European average.

Black Smoke over the Russian Embassy in Sofia

Black smoke was visible over the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sofia, a Eurocom reported.

The reason for what is happening is still unclear.

The reasonable assumption is that the embassy burns documents because the temperature is 30 degrees Celsius and it is too warm to light a fireplace or stoves for heating.

Bulgaria: Poor Roads and Lack of Control are the Main Reasons for the Large Number of Accidents

The summer months are the time when traffic on the roads is busier. More people are on the road and cities are filled with tourists. Unfortunately, this is also the time when most accidents occur. For the third consecutive year on June 29 we mark the National Road Safety Day in Bulgaria. The aim is to draw public attention to road safety issues, which are not insignificant.

Russian Embassy’s Work Frozen After Bulgaria Expels 70 Diplomats

Bulgarian outgoing Prime Minister Kiril Petkov greets his supporters after the no-confidence vote ousts his government in front of parliament in Sofia, 22 June 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

"Most of these people were working directly for foreign services and their diplomatic role was only a cover-up", Petkov said on Tuesday evening.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 549 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

During the last 24 hours, 549 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in Bulgaria with 4,578 tests performed (nearly 12% positive), according to the data from the Unified Information Portal.

57.56% of new cases have not been vaccinated, according to statistics. Among the dead people - two for the last day - without vaccination are 50%.

All Russian Consulates in Bulgaria will Close

The Minister Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Sofia Philip Voskresensky - the highest-ranking diplomat, among the 70 who must leave Bulgaria by July 3, announced that the country's consular services in Bulgaria have stopped working. The reason is that they are left without staff to do their job.

North Macedonia Postpones the Debate on the "French Proposal"

The Speaker of the Parliament of North Macedonia Talat Xhaferi did not put to the vote the proposal of the coordinator of the parliamentary group of VMRO-DPMNE Nikola Mitseski, who asked at yesterday's parliamentary session to consider the issue of negotiations with Sofia and the negotiating framework with the EU, BGNES reports.

Bulgaria: “We Continue the Change” will Start Negotiations for a New Cabinet

The National Council of "We Continue the Change" (WCC) has given a mandate to start negotiations for a new government. On Tuesday, consultations will be held with "Democratic Bulgaria" and the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), as well as with independent deputies, the party said.