Latest News from Bulgaria

Weather Today: Variable Clouds With Chance of Rain in the Evening

Today there will be variable clouds, over many areas decreasing more often to sunny. This was announced for FOCUS News Agency by the weather forecaster on duty Evgenia Egova from the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 2,360 New Cases, 138 People Died Last 24h

484,546 are the total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria. This is shown by data from the National Information System. The new cases for the past 24 are 2,360. 39 728 are the active cases in the country. During the past 24hrs, 24,719 tests have been performed, bringing them to a total of 4,627,161.

'Fancy women' push pedals to mark car-free day

Thousands of women pushed pedals across the world as part of a global-scale campaign to give more visibility to women in society and to demand cycle-friendly cities.

Petkov and Vassilev's Project Garners Public Support before Elections

A Trend survey commissioned by the 24 Chasa newspaper, dedicated to the attitudes of Bulgarians towards the main political forces in the country, shows that the political formation headed by former caretaker ministers Kiril Petkov and Asen Vassilev currently has the support of 9 per cent of voters, while GERB is regaining its leading position with a significant lead.

EU Enlargement Commissioner Arrives in Sofia to Discuss North Macedonia Accession Talks

EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi will visit Bulgaria tomorrow, September 21, the BNR correspondent in Brussels Angelina Piskova has reported, citing the European Commission. 

 Meetings of the European Commissioner with President Rumen Radev and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Svetlan Stoev are planned. 

Bulgaria Ranks 85th in Digital Quality of Life Globally

 Bulgaria ranked 85th, according to a study assessing the digital quality of life worldwide. This year the survey covers 90% of the world's population and rtes110 countries, looking at five main pillars of digital life: accessibility and quality of the Internet, e-infrastructure, e-security and e-government, according to BGNES

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Confirmed: Three Bulgarians Died in Côte d’Ivoire

They were aboard a Mi-24 military helicopter

The information about three Bulgarian citizens who died in a helicopter accident in Côte d'Ivoire has been confirmed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that they had been notified through unofficial channels through the embassy in Nigeria.

Antivaxxers Attack Team of Mobile Vacination Site in Varna, Health Minister Condemns Act

Opponents of the Covid-19 vaccines attacked a vaccination point in Varna on 19 September. Commenting on this dangerous precedent, Minister of Health Stoycho Katsarov stated that the authorities will not allow medical staff to be insulted, disparaged and humiliated, and demanded that the prosecutor's office investigate the attack and refer the case to the law courts.  

Bulgaria's Chief of Defence Addressed NATO Military Commission in Athens

 Addressing the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session in Athens on Saturday, Bulgaria's Chief of Defence, Admiral Emil Eftimov, said security is key to the development of the Western Balkans. "The stability of the Western Balkans is of exceptional importance to Bulgaria as well as to NATO and the European Union.

New Party of Change Emerges on Bulgaria’s Political Arena

"In the past four months we started to bring about change with clear goals in mind," Petkov noted at the beginning of the presentation. He stated that the number one priority is to stop corruption. Second - unburden the small and medium-sized enterprises so they can thrive. Three - attract high-tech investments. Four - distribute the resulting prosperity fairly.

Mostly Sunny All Over Bulgaria Max Temperatures 26°-31°C

Sunny weather will prevail over most of the country before noon today. This announcement was made by weather forecaster Krassimir Stoev from the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).