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The journalist and business lady Silva Zurleva has died at her home in the village of Kovachevitsa, the Trud and 24 Hours websites reported.
The signal was reported to the Emergency Center at 9.50 this morning. According to him, Zurleva has collapsed down the stairs of the old house and died.
A police team inspects the site.
The New Year's season fills all Bulgarians with hopes of health, a better future and confidence that there is a place for everyone in society - for the old and the lonely, for the thousands facing penury, and most of all for the children, said President Rumen Radev in his New Year's address to the Bulgarian nation.
Every third Bulgarian expects a better 2020 than the previous, 2019. These numbers are according to a poll conducted by the Gallup International poll agency.
Globally, Bulgaria is close to the average of optimism. However, when it comes to personal happiness, we are still in the extreme places of the charts, sociologists comment.
No material damage is reported after the Bansko earthquake last night.
The quake was registered around 7:36 PM Bulgarian time. According to the National Institute of BAS, the epicentre was 6 kilometers north of Razlog and 85 kilometers south of Sofia.
According to the latest information, the magnitude was 3.5 on the Richter scale and its depth was 20 km.
In 2020 over 100 kilometers motorways and expressways will be under construction, Bulgaria's Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Petya Avramova told the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency. The road toll system covering over 6,000 kilometers of republican roads will start functioning until March 1, 2020, BNR reported.
Bulgarian tourism continued its sustainable development in 2019 despite the difficulties, strong international competition and the bankruptcy of the Thomas Cook tour operator, Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova said at a meeting of the Council of Ministers today, the press office of her ministry said.