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North Macedonia Govt Embraces Opposition ‘Red Lines’ in Bulgaria Talks

After previously saying they saw no reason for it, North Macedonia's main ruling Social Democrats on Monday offered to support an opposition resolution on the country's language and identity in regards to ongoing talks with neighbouring Bulgaria.

Bulgaria May Bin Unused COVID-19 Jabs as Vaccination Falters

A woman receives a COVID-19 vacine at the Military Medical Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, February 22, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

According to Gigov, while 4.6 million doses of different brands have been distributed, only 1.8 million have been used. The expiry date is close for those jabs that arrived in late 2020 or early 2021. 

Dozens of Cars with Flat Tires in Sofia

Dozens of cars in the Borovo district woke up with flat tires. This was signaled by NOVA viewers.

"The attack took place at the end of last week. Personally, my tires were cut twice ", said one of the victims on the air of" Hello, Bulgaria ".

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 19 New Cases

No one has died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Bulgaria. This is shown by the data on the Unified Information Portal.

19 new cases have been registered in the past 24 hours. The infected were identified after a total of 3,900 tests were performed. This means that the positive samples are 0.49%. 92 were cured.

Pahor makes case for rapid EU enlargement to Western Balkans

Ohrid – President Borut Pahor made a case for the EU’s rapid enlargement to Western Balkans as he addressed the Prespa Forum Dialogue on Friday, arguing that this was in the interest of the EU and would strengthen the bloc as well as the region.

The president said continued enlargement was instrumental to the stability and prosperity of Western Balkans.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 51 New Cases

The new cases in our country with coronavirus for the last 24 hours are 51. Positive samples are half a percent of all tested. 

One person died. Seven people have been cured, according to the Unified Information Portal. Newly infected were detected using 9,865 tests.

GERB Leader Borissov Paid Visit to Turkish President Erdogan

GERB political leader Boyko Borissov met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on Saturday, which was shown from a video streamed on Borissov's Facebook page.

President Erdogan used the meeting to emphasize that the country which has the best migration policy in the region was Turkey.

Bulgarian Socialist Party Marked Its 130th Anniversary

Thousands of Socialists took part in the traditional gathering of the Left here on Saturday to mark the 130th anniversary of the organized Socialist movement in Bulgaria. A week ahead of the snap parliamentary elections, the top-of-the-list MP candidates of BSP for Bulgaria and representatives of its coalition partners gathered on Mounm Buzludzha.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria 81 Newly Infected

The newly confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria over the past 24 hours are 81 from 16,184 tests, the daily report on the National Information Portal shows on July 3.

37 were confirmed from PCR and 44 from rapid antigen tests.

The total lab-confirmed positive cases in the country since the start of the epidemic are 421,983.

The active cases are 8,618.

The Party’s Back: Balkan Summer Festivals Return

In a mood of eager anticipation, in early June 2021 the Albanian seaside town of Shengjin opened its doors to locals and international visitors alike for the Unum Festival, the first big-scale event held in the region since March 2020, when the COVID-19 lockdown started. The festival hosted 50 international and local music acts over five days.

Life Expectancy in Bulgaria Drops by 1.5 Years amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Caretaker Health Minister Stoicho Katsarov said on Friday that Bulgaria's casualties of the coronavirus pandemic are "horrendous" and that after increasing by close to five years in the past 30 years, the average life expectancy in Bulgaria last year dropped by 1.5 years.

42 Bulgarian Athletes to Take Part in Tokyo 2020 Olimpics

The General Meeting of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC) approved on Thursday the composition of the Bulgarian delegation to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. In Tokyo Bulgaria will be represented by 42 athletes in 14 sports.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 73 New Cases

The newly confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria over the past 24 hours are 73 from 13,903 tests, the daily report on the National Information Portal shows on July 2.

32 were confirmed from PCR and 41 from rapid antigen tests.

The total lab-confirmed positive cases in the country since the start of the epidemic are 421,902.

The active cases are 8,905.

EU enlargement a response to strategic challenges, says Janša

Brdo pri Kranju – EU enlargement is one of Slovenian EU presidency priorities and a response to strategic challenges, Prime Minister Janez Janša told Thursday’s press conference after a meeting between the government and the EU Commission delegation marking the start of the presidency stint. Slovenia will host an EU-Western Balkans summit in October.

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