Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria Mulls Building Small Nuclear Reactor

US-based NuScale Power said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant (NPP) on the possible deployment of NuScale's small modular reactor (SMR) technology at the Bulgarian plant.

Pandemic Increased Demand for Larger Apartments in Bulgaria

The Corona crisis has intensified the demand for larger homes and houses with courtyards in Bulgaria. In the last quarter of 2020 the purchased two-room apartments in Sofia are more than one-room, and the four-room dwellings have a share of 11%.

Bulgarian MEP Calls for Restoring Trust between Bulgaria and North Macedonia

Ilhan Kyuchyuk, the European Parliament's standing rapporteur for North Macedonia, is on an official visit to Skopje. He has already met with North Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski, PM Zoran Zaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani, Vice-PM Nikola Dimitrov, Minister of Local Self-Government Goran Milevski and opposition party leader Hristijan Mickoski.

Pandemic and Lockdown Made Bulgarians Seek Consolation in Antidepressants

The pandemic, lockdowns and the fear of the unknown have made the Bulgarians seek support in antidepressants and psychotropic drugs, shows a study by the National Center for Public Health Protection and Analysis - "Mental health aspects of the Covid-19 epidemic in Bulgaria".

The study compares data from the beginning of the pandemic with those from 2019.

Sofia Citizens Pin Hopes on New Government, Expect Higher Living Standards

 

Over 1 million citizens are eligible to vote in Sofia. They will be able to exercise their right of vote in 1,566 polling stations on the territory of Sofia Municipality at the general election on 4 April.

The capital city produces over 40% of Bulgaria's GDP and the average salary in Sofia is BGN 500 more than the national average and is now nearly BGN 2000.

Bulgaria – Greece Gas Interconnector Construction in Progress

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Thursday expected the progress of construction of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria. "This is a geostrategic project for both Bulgaria and the entire region," the PM said, quoted by the Government Information Service.

Bulgarians Mark the Anniversary of the Hanging of National Hero Vasil Levski: 148 Years

Bulgaria worships the memory of the Apostle of Freedom. We celebrate 148 years since the hanging of Vasil Levski. This year, because of the pandemic, the ceremony will be different and there will be no politicians.

Throughout the day in front of the Monument to the Apostle there will be an honor guard from the National Guard.

Mostly Sunny Weather in Bulgaria Today

Today the clouds over most of the country will be significant. In places in the Danube plain and the Upper Thracian lowland, visibility will be reduced. It will be mostly sunny before noon over Southwestern Bulgaria, and during the day the clouds over the northeastern regions will break.

EC: Bulgaria Breaches EU Regulations on Racism and Xenophobia

The European Commission will send a formal notification to Bulgaria that it has not fully transposed European regulations to combat racism and xenophobia.

Four other Member States - Belgium, Finland, Poland and Sweden - will receive such letters.

Bulgaria Is 15th in EU Covid-19 Death Rates

Bulgaria ranks 15th in COVID-19 mortality rate in the EU with 7.3 deaths per 100,000, Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kunchev said at a regular news briefing on the epidemic situation on Thursday. Bulgaria, Greece and the Scandinavian countries (except Sweden) are in the zone of low caseload.

Gallup International Balkan: One-Third of Bulgarian Have Already Had Covid-19

A large number of Bulgarians seem to have already been exposed to COVID-19 and recovered. That's according to opinion polls by Gallup International Balkan.

The data are from an independent face-to-face survey, part of the agency's regular program. The survey was conducted 4-12 February among 1,011 adult Bulgarians across the country.

Bulgarian Trade Unions: By 2025 Minimum Wage Should Be over BGN 2,400

By the end of the new government's tenure in 2025, we believe that we should and can reach GDP of 67%. In 2019 it was about 54%, now maybe we have about 55% on average, which means that incomes grow with similar dynamics, said for "The Day Begins" talk show Plamen Dimitrov,President of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB).

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 1,246 Newly Infected, 41 Died

In the past 24 hours, 1,246 newly infected and 564 cured have been documented, shows the statistics as of February 18.

Yesterday, 11,545 diagnostic tests were made - 6,001 PCR, 5,544 antigen.

SOCAR mulls hydrogen supply to Europe via TANAP

One-fifth of the pipeline capacity of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) can be used to transport hydrogen to Europe without the need for further investments, Elshad Nasirov, vice president for investment and marketing at SOCAR, said during a virtual event late Tuesday.

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