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North Macedonia Opposition Threatens More Roadblocks Over Bulgaria Talks

North Macedonia's main opposition VMRO DPMNE party on Wednesday pledged to continue daily roadblocks until the Social Democratic government of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev "comes clean" over its ongoing talks with neighbouring Bulgaria over their history dispute.

Bulgaria: Alpha Research Polling Agency Comes out with Forecast for July Snap Election

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.

Bulgaria: Identity of Missing MiG-29 Pilot Revealed

The 47-year-old Major Valentin Terziev is the pilot of the MiG-29 fighter jet missing in action over the Black Sea, colleagues of the pilot said. He is among the most experienced aces at the air base in Graf Ignatievo as per flight hours.

Bulgaria’s Caretaker Health Minister: I Will Pursue My Goals with Unwavering Resolve

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 Premier Meets with Albanian Prime Minister

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.

MRF Reps' Visit to Ankara Provokes Serious Tension in Bulgaria

The visit of the mostly Turkish-Bulgarian Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) representatives to Turkey, where they also met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has provoked serious tensions in Bulgaria one month before the elections in parliament.

Atlantic Council of Bulgaria Demands Suspension of All MiG-29 Repaired by Russians

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.

Breaking News on Lost Bulgarian Mig-29 Fighter Jet - Pilot's Life Jacket Found

The life jacket of the pilot of the lost fighter was found in the sea today at about 10 o'clock, BNT reported.

The search for him continues. It involves forces and assets from the Navy, the Joint Special Operations Command, the Border Police and the Air Force.

Bulgaria: Retired Prof. Kanradzhiev Comments on Rumours about His Wealth

The retired director of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev responded to the claims that according to his tax return he has very ample savings. To explain the amount, he shared details of his private life for the first time this morning on bTV:

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 178 Newly Infected, 6 Fatalities

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.