Latest News from Bulgaria

Volleyball: Turkish women to fight for 2020 Olympics

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.

The Life Expectancy in Bulgaria Increased by 5 Years since 1997

In 1960 the average life expectancy in Bulgaria was just over 69.2 years. This was followed by a 26-year-long slow improvement period registered in surveys. In 1986, the country's average life expectancy reached the age of 71.7 years, BNR reported.   This is the longest average life expectancy ever recorded before 1989.

PM Borissov: Bulgaria-US Strategic Dialogue is of Great Importance

The Bulgaria-US strategic dialogue is crucial for the development of the relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has met with US Ambassador Herro Mustafa, the government press office reported.

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Registered Off the Coast of Puerto Rico

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has been registered off the coast of Puerto Rico, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake was registered at 12:32 Bulgarian time. Its epicentre is located 13 km south-southeast of Indios. The depth of the earthquake was 12.9 km.

There is currently no information on casualties and destruction. There is no danger of tsunami.

Today is St. Jordan’s Day (Epiphany)

On 6th of January every year, Bulgaria marks St. Jordan's Day (Epiphany). It falls on the twelfth day after Christmas and marks the day Jesus was baptised in the Jordan River by John the Baptist,reports BNT. 

BNB Releases New BGN 2 Coin

From 6 January 2020 the Bulgarian National Bank will release into circulation a copper commemorative coin '125 Years since the Birth of Geo Milev' of the 'Bulgarian Artists' series.

It will be sold for BGN 24 (twenty four levs).

Russia begins TurkStream gas flows to Greece, North Macedonia

Russia has started European gas deliveries through the new TurkStream pipeline to Turkey, Bulgaria's Bulgartransgaz said on Sunday, as Moscow looks to reduce shipments via Ukraine.

Russia is building TurkStream and doubling the capacity of NordStream across the Baltic Sea to Germany as part of plans to bypass Ukraine in its gas deliveries to Europe.

Russian begins gas flows to Europe via TurkStream

Russia has started European gas deliveries through the new TurkStream pipeline to Turkey, Bulgaria's Bulgartransgaz said on Jan. 5, as Moscow looks to reduce shipments via Ukraine.

Russia is building TurkStream and doubling the capacity of NordStream across the Baltic Sea to Germany as part of plans to bypass Ukraine in its gas deliveries to Europe.

PM Borissov: The Construction of Balkan Stream is in Full Swing

The construction of Balkan Stream is in full swing, more than 5 km a day are being worked on, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said during the inspection of the Balkan Stream gas transmission infrastructure in the section from Gorni Dabnik crane junction to Selanovtsi crane junction, said the government press office.

Bulgarian Young People - The Happiest in Europe

Usually Bulgaria ranks on the last places in sociological surveys. In fact Bulgaria is among the unhappiest countries in the whole world. However, young Bulgarians don't think so!

Bulgarians have Spent between BGN 2.2 and 2.4 Billion to Celebrate the Holidays

We spent between 2.2 and 2.4 billion to welcome the Christmas and New Year holidays in Bulgaria. This was stated in the BNT morning show by financiers Mika Zaikova and Stoyne Vasilev. According to statistics, on average, Bulgarians spent about 200-300 BGN for gifts for one person. Financiers, however, claim that, in fact, most Bulgarians have spent about BGN 50 for a person.

Weather Forecast: Sunny with Fogs or Low Clouds in Lowland Areas

It will be sunny today, but in the hours before noon fog or low clouds will form in lowland areas. There will be light west wind, increasing to moderate in eastern Bulgaria. Maximum temperatures between 5C and 10C, in Sofia about 7C.

Atmospheric pressure will drop, but will stay higher than the average for the month.

BNR: Bulgaria is now Receiving Gas along TurkStream Gas Pipeline

The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission has accepted the reduction in the price of natural gas supplied to Bulgaria by Russia as of the beginning of January, by 1.81 percent compared to the previous quarter of the year, BNR reported.

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