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Bulgarian TV Crew Attacked in Serbia Working on Pollution Story

A TV crew of the "Traces Remain" investigative show of Bulgarian National Television, BNT, were attacked on Tuesday, June 14, on a road in front of the Podvirovi mine near Bosilegrad in southeast Serbia, Safejournalists organization reported on Wednesday.

The journalists came to Serbia to do a story about environmental pollution in the border area in the municipality of Bosilegrad.

Hotels in Edirne full for lavender fest

Photography aficionados have thronged the northwestern province of Edirne to attend the "Lavender Fields Day," a festival to be held between June 16 and 19, with the occupancy rate of the city hotels hitting 100 percent, the local tourism professionals have said.

Bulgaria: DPS and Vazrazhdane will Support the No-Confidence Vote

The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) and "Vazrazhdane" (Revival) will support the vote of no confidence in the government submitted by GERB. The former rulers held consultations with representatives of both parties.

Rama sided with Serbia: "You have to understand, Serbia has special ties with Russia"

"You have to understand that Serbia is in a very different position compared to many others, because of its history, because of its special ties with Russia," Rama said.
He stated that he believes that Serbia should impose sanctions in time, but warned that Belgrade, which is largely dependent on Moscow for energy supplies, should not be pressured to do too much too soon.

Bulgarian PM proposes that Parliament Resolve All Issues on the Topic of North Macedonia

Prime Minister Kiril Petkov has proposed that parliament resolve all issues on the topic with the Republic of North Macedonia, including whether or not to lift the veto for Skopje's talks with the European Union. This is one of the points that the Prime Minister proposed for a vote at the beginning of today's government session.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 167 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 167 new cases of coronavirus have been registered in Bulgaria, according to data published in the Unified Information Portal.

For the last 24 hours, 4,085 tests were performed, 4.09 percent of which were positive.

European Rights Court Censures Bulgaria Over Homophobic Murder

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) building in Strasbourg, France. Photo: EPA-EFE.

The court said that Bulgaria must pay Stoyanova 7,000 euros in damages and 3,183.90 euros for costs and expenses for violating the European Convention on Human Rights.

Bulgarian PM expects Azeri Gas Imports via the Interconnector with Greece in July

"It is possible that the Greek gas connection will start operating in July", said Prime Minister Kiril Petkov in response to a question from the Bulgarian National Radio.

"Everyone predicted September, October, November - no, it will open in July," the prime minister said today in Veliko Tarnovo.

Bulgaria’s Wounded Government Seen Hobbling on, For Now

There's Such People looks to be in turmoil after party founder Trifonov announced its withdrawal from Bulgaria's coalition government. PM Kiril Petkov's cabinet may yet survive, however.

Vučić: I ask what do we need to do now, to recognize Kosovo?

We noticed that, although many on our political and public scene did not want to notice it. But, "the full normalization of relations" is still in the official negotiation process, and there is no talk of mutual recognition", said the President of Serbia, after laying a wreath at the monument to the heroes from Kosare.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 246 New Cases in the Last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, 246 new cases of coronavirus have been registered in Bulgaria, according to data published in the Unified Information Portal.

For the last 24 hours, 5,089 tests were performed, 4.83 percent of which were positive.

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