Latest News from Bulgaria

New Bulgaria's Government Extends Deadline of Population Census

Bulgaria's caretaker cabinet has extended the deadline of the electronic census until the end of September. So far, 1 million people have already taken part in it. According to Sergei Tsvetarski, head of the National Statistical Institute, technical difficulties at the beginning of the campaign were not caused by the big number of participants, but by a malicious attack. 

New Caretaker Government Extends Deadline of C

Bulgaria's caretaker cabinet has extended the deadline of the electronic census until the end of September. So far, 1 million people have already taken part in it. According to Sergei Tsvetarski, head of the National Statistical Institute, technical difficulties at the beginning of the campaign were not caused by the big number of participants, but by a malicious attack. 

Bulgaria Must Present Clear-cut Plan to Close Coal-fueled Power Plants - European Commission

The European Commission wants a clear plan from Bulgaria to close its coal-fired power plants and ensure that European funding for the regions does not go only to the capital, Sofia. These are the two conditions set by Brussels for consideration of the Bulgarian Recovery Plan and the Partnership Agreement for the 2021-2027 period.

What Is in Focus of Bulgaria's New Interim Government

This morning, President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev dissolved the acting caretaker government and presented the new one, which had to be formed after the 46th National Assembly failed to form a regular cabinet. There are three new faces in this latest caretaker government, led as its predecessor by Prime Minister Stefan Yanev.

Bulgaria Has New Caretaker Government: What Lessons Can It Learn from Dutch?

aretaker governments do not have to be weak governments: The Netherlands has demonstrated this well over the past few months. Maybe Bulgaria's struggling caretaker administration can take a few lessons on board?

Bulgarians will be heading to the polls once again on November 14 to cast a vote in the country's third parliamentary election of the year.

Bulgarian President Announces Second Interim Cabinet as New Party Emerges

Bulgarian interim Prime Minister Stefan Yanev will remain on his position until the next government. Sofia, Bulgaria 12 May 2021. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev named Stefan Yanev as the new Prime Minister of a caretaker government that is to lead the country to early elections for parliament on 11 July , and until a regular government is formed. EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

EU Funds Fraud in Bulgaria Committed on Massive Scale

EU funds fraud in Bulgaria is comparable to the largest markets for organised crime such as human trafficking, drug trafficking and illegal fuel trade, according to the "Bulgarian Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2020",  published by NGO Center for the Study of Democracy.

Hard times for the EU

The problems are almost the same as last year: the pandemic, climate change, economic growth and the deep gap between individual members.

Bulgaria Ranks 36th in Frasers's 2021 Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report

Bulgaria ranks 36th among 165 countries and territories in Frasers's 2021 Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report, losing four positions from last year, said Tuesday the Institute for Market Economics (IME) which is the local partner of Fraser Institute.
A year earlier Bulgaria was 32nd in the ranking.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 2029 New Cases

2029 are the new cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria for the last 24 hours. More than 21,000 tests have been performed. This is nearly 9.5% of those surveyed.

386 patients remain for treatment in the intensive care unit. 83 people lost the battle with the disease. More than 760 have recovered. More than 11,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given.

Merkel Bids Farewell to Balkans with Exhortation to Reform

Angela Merkel visited the Albanian capital Tirana on Tuesday, the last stop on a brief farewell Balkan tour which saw the German chancellor encourage the countries in the region to push ahead with reforms to improve their chances of joining the European Union.

Bulgarian Black Sea Tourism Boasts 70% Growth This Summer

The number of tourists who have holidayed on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast in the summer of 2021 is up by 70% compared to 2020, announced Minister of Tourism Stela Baltova after a meeting with representatives of the tourist industry in Varna. She described the season as dynamic, difficult and rather short.

Foods Prices in Bulgaria Have Risen Steeply by End-Summer

Most food products in Bulgaria appreciated steeply by late August - early September, compared to the same period a year ago, the Institute for Social and Trade Union Research (ISTUR) with the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) said in a press release on Monday, reporting the results of a non-representative survey.

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