Latest News from Bulgaria
"Sixty or seventy per cent of our customers are now Bulgarians," says Yilmaz Sanis, president of the Association of the Historic Ali Pasa Bazaar in Edirne, Thrace, and owner of a shoe shop in the bazaar.
"They contribute to the market a lot," he told BIRN. "It is a great advantage for Thrace at a time when our jobs are suffering from economic conditions, and the pandemic."
The new registered cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria in the last 24 hours are 90, according to the data of the Unified Information Portal, BGNES reported. This is 84 people less than the previous day.
For the last 24 hours, 2754 PCR tests were performed, 55 of the newly infected were hospitalized, 47 were cured and 3 people died.
There are 174 new cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria for the last 24 hours based on 5,934 tests performed. This is 2 cases less than yesterday. Thus, the total number of infected in the country reached 14,243 people. 9,114 were cured, of which 213 in the last 24 hours.
811 people were admitted to hospital for treatment, 58 of them in intensive care units.
GERB proposes a new structure of the judiciary and a reduction in the number of deputies
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov proposes convening a Grand National Assembly and amending the Constitution. This is stated in his official statement.
Here is the full wording of the statement:
I appeal to all Bulgarian citizens.
The decision applies to Northern Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania, epidemiologist Darija Kisic Tepavcevic told RTS.
It was also decided to stop the restrictions that applied to the citizens of Montenegro. All measures take effect from tomorrow.
The PCR test is not required for Serbian citizens coming from these countries.
The Bulgarian telecom operator Telenor may change ownership again, just two years after the Czech group PPF owned by Petr Kellner purchased the company. This was featured in Mergermarket, a specialized merger and acquisition information platform, citing anonymous industry directors as sources, as reported by Capital.
There are 176 new cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria. They were found in 5,877 PCR tests performed yesterday. This is shown by the data of the Unified Information Portal.
The total number of infected in the country reached 14,069. The active cases are 4,684. 824 people are treated in hospital. 63 of them are in intensive care units.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu sent letters on Aug. 13 to European Union foreign ministers and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell about recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey's approach on the issue.
The letters came ahead of a EU Foreign Relations Council meeting on Aug. 14 at Greece's request.