Latest News from Bulgaria

Denouement in the Ukraine's Surrogate-Born Babies Saga

Authorities have allowed foreign parents into Ukraine to collect babies who were born to surrogate mothers and stranded in the eastern European country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ukraine's human rights ombudswoman, Lyudmila Denisova, said Wednesday that 31 couples had arrived and been united with their children.

"A Restart of Bulgarian Tourism is Needed"

The managing boards of tourist organizations and universities have signed a Charter of Bulgarian Tourism - 2020. The document is a roadmap for a responsible, coordinated and safe restart of Bulgarian tourism in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bulgarian Farmers Will get Over EUR 2 Million to Overcome the Consequences of the Pandemic

In 2020, Bulgaria's State Fund Agriculture is to distribute over EUR 2 million under the de minimis scheme to help the Bulgarian farmers sell their fresh fruits and vegetables. The assistance is part of the measures aimed at overcoming the consequences of the state of emergency which was in place in Bulgaria due to the covornavirus pandemic.

Bulgaria's Border Authorities Are Now Checking Drivers for Unpaid Fines

Bulgaria's border authorities are now checking on eight border crossings whether drivers have received their electronic tickets and paid their fines. Drivers are required to pay all their unpaid fines. If they refuse to do so, their driving license is seized. The vehicle is also seized, if it is owned by the violator.

Bulgarian Government Increases the Capital of the Fund of Funds

At today's regular meeting, the government approved changes to the budget of the Ministry of Finance for 2020 to increase the capital of the Fund of Funds with a cash contribution of BGN 375,000. The increase of the capital of the company will be carried out by issuing new registered shares with a nominal value of BGN 1 each.

Bulgaria's Health Minister: Mandatory Masks Only in Public Transport

Wearing a protective mask or scarves will be mandatory only in public transport, and in other indoor public places, such as shops or theaters - only recommended. This was announced by the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev at a press conference, where he gave details about the extension of the emergency epidemic situation until the end of June.

Coronavirus cases linked to Thessaloniki party

Several people have tested positive for coronavirus infection after attending a party in Thessaloniki in northern Greece which broke the country's restrictions, according to reports Wednesday.
The party was reportedly organized at a luxury villa by a Thessaloniki student studying in London who was celebrating her homecoming and reunion with friends.

The Weather Today in Bulgaria - June 10th

Before noon it will be mostly sunny, in the afternoon there will be cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds and in many places there will be short-term, temporarily intense rainfall and thunderstorms. In places in Western Bulgaria the quantities will be significant. There will be conditions for hail. There will be almost no precipitation in the eastern regions of the country.

Socialist Party in Bulgaria: Government to Resign

We want a change in the model through resignation of the government. Bulgaria is ruled by a parallel state. This was said at a press conference by the leader the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), Korneliya Ninova, after a meeting of the party's Executive Bureau on June 9.

Energy for Nature: Protection of Endangered Species with Care for Biodiversity

A few days ago, poachers shot Ultron. Not the villain from the Marvel comics but a black vulture donated by the Belgian Plankendel Zoo to Bulgaria. The bird was released in 2019 with high hopes of it helping bring this endangered species back to Bulgaria's natural habitats - something that our experts have been fighting for the last 30 years.

Local airports serve 34 mln passengers in five months

Some 34 million passengers traveled through Turkey's airports in the first five months of 2020, marking a nearly 55 percent decline from a year ago, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation industry.