Latest News from Bulgaria

Heavy trucks queue at border between Romania and Bulgaria, Giurgiu-Ruse crossing point

TIR trucks waiting to leave Romania via the Giurgiu-Ruse border crossing point, between Romania and Bulgaria, on Tuesday night to Wednesday formed queues of about eight kilometres on the first lane of National Road (DN) 5 Bucharest-Giurgiu and had to wait 100 minutes at the border control on their way out of Romania. Towards morning, the waiting time was reduced to 60 minutes.

Stringent Anti-Epidemic Measures in Force till 21 December! Gyms Shut down but Football Matches Allowed


The anti-epidemic measures start on Friday - 27 November and will be in effect until 21 December 2020, Health Minister Kostadin Angelov said at an extraordinary briefing at the Council of Ministers. It is important to note that the order takes effect from Friday evening - that is, schools and kindergartens will operate on Friday, as well as gyms and malls.

Podcasts Bring Welcome Change to Bulgaria’s Stale Media Scene

Not long ago, tuning into a Bulgarian podcast was rare. In just a few years, however, the situation has changed hugely both in terms of choice and listeners' habits. Productions in different genres increasingly appear out of nowhere, and the podcast format is on the verge of obtaining serious momentum. 

Bulgarian Church Honors St. Kliment Ochridski Today

Today, the Orthodox Church honors the memory of St. Kliment Ochridski - one of the most important Bulgarian medieval writers, founder of the Ochrid Literary School and key figure in the formation of the Old Bulgarian Language.

Bulgaria Tops Mortality Rate Ranking, GPs Join Battle with Pandemic


Budget 2021 envisions an increase of funding for hospitals - BGN 2,37 billion will be allocated as funds for hospitals providing end-to-end servicing for Coronavirus patients.

The texts also state that there will already be obligations to work with patients with COVID-19 to the contractors of outpatient medical care, as well as sanctions for refusing their implementation.

Balkan Countries ‘Still Heavily Dependent on Russian Gas’

Countries in the Balkan region are still heavily dependent on Russian gas, making them vulnerable to pressure from Moscow, the US ambassador to Skopje, Kate Byrnes, warned during the Macedonian Energy Forum 2020 on Monday.

UN General Assembly adopts resolution 'Cooperation between the UN and Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization'

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted, by consensus, the biennial resolution entitled 'Cooperation between the United Nations and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization.' The draft resolution was introduced to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly by Romania, in its capacity as Chairman-in-Office of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC