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Denkov after Receiving the Second Mandate to form a Government: The Foundation has been Laid

"The conversation was extremely informative, the foundation was laid with this draft solution. It poses the questions of what we should focus on as national goals that can unite us and as tasks that we must complete together, seeking a majority in the National Assembly. This is the most difficult part of the task, because at the moment we have 109 MPs.

Bulgargaz will have Access to Turkey's Terminals and Gas Transmission Network

Bulgargaz will have access to Turkey's terminals and gas transmission network. Up to 1.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas can be transferred annually to Bulgaria from Turkey. This became clear after Bulgargaz and the Turkish gas transmission company Botas signed a 13-year cooperation agreement.

Bulgaria’s President handed over the Second Mandate for a Government to "We Continue the Change"

President Rumen Radev handed the second mandate to form a government to the second largest parliamentary group in the 48th National Assembly - that of "We Continue the Change".

"We are nominating Acad. Nikolay Denkov as a candidate for Prime Minister," said the chairman of the parliamentary group of "We Continue the Change" (WCC), Andrey Gyurov.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 74 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

The new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria for the last 24 hours are 74, according to the data of the Unified Information Portal.

1,242 tests were done, which means that the proportion of positive results is 5.96 percent.

No people have died with confirmed coronavirus infection.

The Weather in Bulgaria will be Sunny and Warm for the Season

Today the weather will remain mostly sunny and warm. The prevailing minimum temperatures will be between minus 1°C and 4°C, in Sofia - around 0°C, the maximum will be between 13°C and 18°C.

Bulgaria’s Energy Ministry: The Natural Gas for 2023 is Secured

"The gas for 2023 is secured, the expectations are for stabilization of the prices in the coming winter months", Deputy Minister of Energy Elenko Bozhkov said on BNT.

According to him, the warmer winter means less gas used from the gas storage in Chiren.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 46 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

The new cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria in the last 24 hours are 46, there are no deaths, according to the data from the Unified Information Portal.

589 tests were performed, indicating that nearly 8 percent of those tested were infected. 61 percent of the day's new cases were not vaccinated.

Bulgaria’s President and Austria’s Chancellor: Guarding the EU's External Borders is Key to tackling Illegal Migration

"Protecting the external borders of the European Union is a common commitment of all member states and is key to tackling illegal migration." This was the general position of President Rumen Radev and the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Karl Nehammer, who talked today in Vienna, reports the press service of the Bulgarian presidency.

On January 1 Bulgarians Celebrate Saint Basil's Day

On January 1, Bulgaria's Orthodox Church celebrates the Circumcision of the Lord. Circumcision is an Old Testament sacrament that began at the beginning of the second millennium before Christ. It was introduced by the forefather Abraham as a sign of the covenant between God and God's chosen people, but it also appears as a type of Holy Baptism.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 71 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

71 are the new cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria. 809 tests were done. This is shown by the data of the Unified Information Portal.

Two people have died and 17 have recovered.

365 patients remain in hospitals for treatment. Of these, 35 are in intensive care units.

Borissov: The Only Way to have a Government is to establish Contact Groups

"The only way to have a government is through contact groups. Before President Radev hands over the mandate, we must have agreed that it will happen. If it doesn't happen, it won't happen with the second, third, or tenth mandate and we're going to elections," said in Shiroka Laka, GERB leader Boyko Borissov.

Bulgaria is Third in the EU in share of Children at Risk of Poverty

In 2021, in the European Union, residents under the age of 18 who were at risk of poverty or social exclusion represented 24.4 percent of all in this age group. At the same time, this share among the adult population of the Union was 21.1 percent, according to the latest data of the European statistical agency Eurostat.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 180 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

The new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria for the last 24 hours are 180, according to the data of the Unified Information Portal.

1284 tests were done, which means that the share of positive results is 14 percent.

No patients with confirmed coronavirus infection have died.

The Construction of a Railway Section between North Macedonia and Bulgaria has been Launched

The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia, Galab Donev and Dimitar Kovachevski, launched the construction of the railway line from Kumanovo to Beljakovce in our southwestern neighbor. The line should reach the border with Bulgaria and is part of the trans-European corridor number 8 - a project more than two decades old.