Latest News from Bulgaria

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.

Bulgaria: Gasoline Prices Grow Following Snow Storms in Texas

The cost of the most popular gasoline A95 will up and its price is expected to reach BGN 2 per liter, forecast owners of small gas stations, bTV reported.

Fuel prices have jumped by BGN 0,17-0,18 per liter wholesale and by 0,10-0,12 in retail network.

Minister of Economy: Bulgaria Boasts Excellent Macroeconomic Indicators despite Pandemic

Bulgaria is among the few countries in which there is growth in consumption and rising incomes during the coronavirus crisis. This was stated by Minister of Economy Lachezar Borisov during the virtual Economist event entitled EU Recovery and Resilience Fund for Bulgaria's Transition: Innovation - Green Agenda - Digital Transformation.

PCR Test Requirement Lifted for Students from the Balkans Travelling to Bulgaria

According to a new order issued by the Bulgarian Health Minister, school and university students from Greece, Turkey, Serbia, the Republic of North Macedonia and Romania, who travel to Bulgaria every day or at least once a week, will not be required to present PCR test result every time they enter Bulgaria.

The order comes into effect as of February 17.