Latest News from Bulgaria

Bulgaria Will Buy 2 Ships for the Navy for BGN 820 Million

Bulgaria will allocate BGN 820 million without VAT to buy two multifunctional patrol vessels for the needs of the Bulgarian Navy.

This was announced by Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov. The money is budgeted and voted by the Parliament. Bulgarian, German and Italian companies are bidding on the competition for the acquisition of ships, according to BNT.

How Do Doctors Save Lives From A Distance?

Telemedicine has been tested in Bulgaria for about a month, writes NOVA TV. 

,,For about a month now we have been testing telemedicine through a 5G network. It allows real-time examinations and consultations of patients at a distance.''

The Ministry of Interior Launches a Speed Control Operation

A speed control operation will be held in Bulgaria and in all the countries that are members of the European Traffic Police Network TISPOL from today until August 18th. This was reported by the Ministry of Interior press center.

Speeding offenses are a common occurrence in all European countries.

The Number of Foreign Seasonal Workers in Bulgaria Is Increasing

The number of the foreign workers registered for seasonal employment in Bulgaria has increased significantly since the beginning of this year. This was announced at a press conference in Smolyan by the Minister of Labor and Social Policy Biser Petkov.

Bulgarian Car Fleet - the Oldest in Europe

Bulgaria is at the bottom of the European car fleet age ranking, according to data from the European Statistical Office Eurostat, BNR reported.

Cars in Bulgaria under 5 years are about 5%, up to 10 years - 10%, between 10 and 20 years - 60% and over 20 years - about 25%, according to statistics.

Brazil, Bulgaria Win First Matches at Men's Volleyball Olympic Qualification in Varna

Brazil and Bulgaria won in the first day of the men's volleyball Olympic qualification in Varna on Friday to battle for one ticket to Tokyo 2020.

South America's reigning Olympic champions beat Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-19), while the hosts defeated Egypt 3-1 (25-11, 33-31, 19-25, 25-19) in the Palace of Culture and Sports on the Black Sea coast.

China and Bulgaria Enter Strategic Partnership

In July, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as they decided to implement a strategic partnership. A recent four-day visit to China by Radev saw the Capital of Bulgaria, Sofia lifting state-to-state ties with Beijing, reports IOL.

Bulgaria to Decide Eurovision 2020 Participation in September.

They shocked the Eurovision world when they withdrew last year. The Bulgarian broadcaster BNT has issued a statement on the progress on their decision on whether to return to the contest in 2020. The contest is expected to take place in either Rotterdam or Maastricht in the Netherlands after their win last May in Tel-Aviv Israel.

More and more Macedonians Are Receiving Bulgarian Passports

A total of 2,566 people have received Bulgarian citizenship in the first six months of 2019, according to data from the Commission for Bulgarian Citizenship in the Office of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.

However, last year, 3 619 citizens of the Republic of Macedonia received Bulgarian Citizenship, Macedonian online publication Meta writes, quoted by Focus.

BNB Registered 90 New Bulgarian Millionaires for a Year

The Bulgarian National Bank has registered 90 new Bulgarians with more than 1 million Leva in the bank in the space of just one year, BNR reported.

Data show there are 916 millionaires in the country at this time. Their aggregate wealth amounts to around 2 billion Leva (around 1 billion 22 million euro), Nova TV reports.

A Bulgarian Man Suspected of Complicity in a Murder Is Being Extradited

The Haskovo District Court has finally decided to turn over a Bulgarian suspected of complicity in a murder in Greece to the authorities in Bulgaria's southern neighbour. Milen Raychev has a European arrest warrant issued by the Athens prosecutor's office.