Latest News from Bulgaria
With a few days to go before the official campaigning period ahead of Bulgaria's July 11 early parliamentary elections, Boyko Borissov's GERB-UDF electoral coalition has 20.3 per cent of support among those who intend to vote, with Slavi Trifonov's ITN party close behind at 18.2 per cent, according to the results of a poll released by Alpha Research on June 9.
Two barges loaded with over a thousand tons of waste, brought from Bulgaria for a company from Bucharest, have been detected by the border police in southeastern Murfatlar Port, the goods being due to be returned to the sender, the Coast Guard informed on Wednesday in a press release.
Bulgaria's caretaker Minister of Health Dr. Stoycho Katsarov came out with a statement commenting on the events of the last few days.
With regard to the former director of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev he said there is "nothing extraordinary or heroic" about an official who retires reaching retirement age.
Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev conferred on Tuesday in Sofia with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who is visiting Bulgaria on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Government Information Service said in a press release. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations, current issues on the European agenda and Albania's progress towards EU accession.
The Atlantic Council of Bulgaria demanded the suspension of all MiG-29 aircraft flights repaired by the Russian Aircraft Building Corporation and the immediate launch of a detailed quality check of the MiG-29 repairs carried out by a team of experts from NATO countries and Alliance partner countries.
The newly confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria over the past 24 hours are 178 from 15,149 tests, the daily report on the National Information Portal shows on June 9.
87 were confirmed from PCR and 91 from rapid antigen tests.
The total lab-confirmed positive cases in the country since the start of the epidemic are 419,859.
The active cases are 14,583.