Latest News from Bulgaria
It will be sunny today, the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) reported. There will be light northwest wind; in eastern Bulgaria it will be moderate, blowing from the north.
Maximum temperatures between 2C and 7C, in Sofia - about 3C. Atmospheric pressure will be higher than the monthly average and will remain constant throughout the day.
Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev on January 6 ordered the Interior Minister and the Head of of the State Agency for National Security to conduct joint checks of local waste holders' compliance with the Waste Management Act and the Environmental Protection Act, the Prosecutor's office said in a press release on January 6, BNT reported.
Turkish police on Jan. 7 detained 12 PKK and DHKP-C terror suspects during a counter-terrorism operation in the western İzmir province.
The suspects were accused of spreading terrorist propaganda on social media platforms, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Viktoria and Aleksandar were the most popular names for newborn babies in Bulgaria in 2019, according to data of the National Statistical Institute. Some 732 baby girls were given the most popular name in 2019. The second most desired name was Maria - 680, followed by Nikol - 596. The newborn boys in 2019, who were named Aleksandar, were 1,036.
The volleyball qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will start in the Netherlands on Jan. 7.
The eight teams are set to join the CEV Tokyo Volleyball European Qualification 2020 in the city of Apeldoorn.
Turkey, Netherlands, Germany, Bulgaria, Poland, Belgium, Croatia, and Azerbaijan will compete to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.