Latest News from Bulgaria

Gazprom in talks with Ankara over supplying gas to Europe

Russian energy giant Gazprom and its Turkish partners are currently in talks on how the TurkStream pipeline can be used for deliveries to the European markets, said Elena Burmistrova, the chief executive of the Russian holding's export arm Gazprom Export.

Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth Another Medieval Settlement

Archeology in Bulgaria reports that an unidentified medieval settlement has been discovered in northwestern Bulgaria by a team of researchers, led by Elena Vasileva of Bulgaria's National Archaeological Institute with Museum, who were investigating the path of a road construction project.

Bulgaria: Households’ Unserviced Debts Are Snowballing

The average amount of debts that households cannot service is about BGN 2200, announced one of the large debt collection companies in Bulgaria. The biggest debts are piled up in major cities and in the northwestern Bulgaria.

The second lockdown, imposed in the country just a month ago resulted in a new decrease in debt payments to banks, telecommunications companies and fast loans.

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov: Together We Shall Overcome Challenges

"Together with my colleagues from the Council of Europe we thank all medical professionals of Europe for the immense efforts they are making to save people's lives and health. We wish to all Europeans a Merry Christmas and better New Year," Bulgaria's Premier Boyko Borissov wrote on Facebook.

Bulgaria Resumes Flights From UK and Northern Ireland

At 12 pm today Bulgaria resumed flights from the UK and Northern Ireland, which were cancelled due to the new strain of Covid-19. Passengers arriving from the UK will have to make antigen tests and will be put under a 10-day quarantine. From January 1, a negative PCR test will be required performed 72 hours before the arrival in Bulgaria.

UK Shuts Borders: Hundreds Stranded at Dover, Bulgarians among Them

The city of Dover witnessed mounting tensions and live chain on Tuesday as hundreds of people were stranded there. Among them there were many Bulgarians, including eight babies. All of them came to Dover on Sunday night, after the borders were shut because of the new coronavirus strain spreading across the UK.

Weather in Bulgaria: Cloudy and Warm

During the night cloudiness will be variable, more significant over the eastern regions. No rainfalls are expected.

There will be light to moderate winds from the southwest and temperatures will rise. The lows tomorrow morning will stand at 3 to 8 degrees.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria - 1799 New Cases and 2424 Cured

The detected new cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria are 1799 for the last 24 hours in 6233 PCR tests. This is shown by the data in the Unified Information Portal.
The number of those cured for another day is higher than that of the newly diagnosed cases - 2424.

Three Out Of Four Bulgarian Households Are Financially Vulnerable

The results of the surveys on the level of financial literacy of the Bulgarians over the last ten years show that significant efforts are needed to increase it. This is recorded in a draft National Financial Literacy Strategy (2021-2025) published for discussion by the Ministry of Finance.

Bulgaria Ready to Help North Macedonia with Vaccines

The Bulgarian government adopted a decision to explore the possibilities for providing COVID-19 vaccines for Western Balkan countries and the Eastern Partnership members.

This will happen after the Bulgarian needs are met, in compliance with the relevant countries' legislation and the terms of the preliminary agreements concluded between the EC and the manufacturers of medicines.

Azeri Natural Gas Starts Flowing to Bulgaria on 1 January 2021

From December 31, Bulgaria will start receiving natural gas from Azerbaijan. According to the signed contract between Bulgargaz and the Azerbaijani oil company SOCAR, 1 billion cubic meters of gas per year will be delivered to our country from the Shah Deniz 2 gas field for a period of 25 years, the government press office reported.

Bulgarian Government Allocates BGN 184 Million for Remdesivir and New Emergency Call Center

The government allocated nearly BGN 184 million to help hospitals in getting prepared for medical assistance in the declared emergency epidemic situation, for the provision of vaccines and additional quantities of "Remdesivir" antiviral medication, as well as for the construction of a new emergency call center in order to improve the service of EU Single Emergency Number 112 on the territory of