Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgarian State Acquires 26% of Fibank Due to ERM-2

The Bulgarian state and an anonymous party participated in the auction for 110 million securities, which allow raising 100 million euros from First Investment Bank - Fibank. The capital increase is a condition for Bulgaria to apply for the waiting room of the Eurozone - ERM-2.    Bulgaria's Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov has confirmed the purchase, but did not specify in what form it was

One more spot lost on 2020 digital chart

Greece is second from bottom in the European Union in terms of digital governance and transformation, based on yearly data up to September 2019, as it lost one more place in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI 2020).

Bulgaria to Become a European Center for Paramedics and Disaster Specialists Trainings

Bulgaria is one step closer to the idea of ​​becoming a European training center in the area of disasters, accidents and catastrophes. Parliament supported the construction of such a center, as well as a school for paramedics, with amendments at first reading to the Bulgarian Red Cross Act.

PM Orban: Gov't to approve resumption of certain activities, more relaxation measures as of June 15

The government will issue a decision to approve the resumption of certain activities and more relaxation measures starting with June 15, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban declared on Thursday. "At the meeting of the National Committee for Emergency Situations we have decided to propose for approval by government decision the resumption of certain activities and more relaxation measures.

Bulgaria - Second in Road Fatalities Rate in EU

Bulgaria has the second highest death rate in the European Union after Romania in terms of road traffic fatalities. In 2019, the road deaths rate in the country was 89 per one million people. The average figure for the European Union is 51 road deaths per one million people.

PM Boyko Borissov: Hemus Highway Should be Ready in 2024

The deadline for the completion of the Hemus highway, which is to connect Sofia and Varna, will be met. This is what Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in Varna. According to him, the coronavirus crisis would not affect construction activities and the key highway for northern Bulgaria should be ready in 2024.

Yellow Weather Code in Bulgaria: Cloudy, Rainy and Possible Hails on June 11

Today the clouds will be more often significant, cumulus and cumulonimbus. In many areas there will be precipitation, in places intense, accompanied by thunder and temporary intensification of the wind, hail is possible.

In this regard, the NIMH weather forecasters have announced a yellow warning code for dangerous weather for the entire territory of the country.

Slovakia Reopens its Borders for 16 Countries

The Prime Minister of Slovakia, Igor Matovic has announced that starting from today, Slovakia will reopen its borders for 16 countries, which have been closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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.