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Turkey Will Resume Flights to Bulgaria as of June 10

Turkey will resume flights to Bulgaria as of June 10, the Turkish Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoglu has announced. According to him, flights to 40 countries will gradually be resumed in June, the correspondent of the Bulgarian National Radio in Turkey, Marian Karagyozov, reports.

2585 Totat Cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria on June 3

Twenty five new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Bulgaria over the past 24 hours from 1174 PCR tests, the head of the coronavirus task force, Prof. Ventsislav Mutafchiyski said at the daily briefing on June 4. Seven were hospitalised.

Eight of the latest cases are in Sofia, 7 in Pazardzhik, 3 in Yambol, 2 in Sliven, 2 in Razgrad, 1 in Plovdiv, 1 in Vidin and 1 in Rousse.

No More Daily Briefings for COVID-19 in Bulgaria

The restrictions introduced in Bulgaria due to the coronavirus will probably be lifted on June 15. Wearing masks indoors will be a recommendation. For the time being, the 14-day quarantine for arrivals to Bulgaria from the 8 countries in the EU with high incidence of coronavirus is not expected to be lifted. The daily briefings of the National Coronavirus Task Force will no longer be held.

Airlines see strong demand amid reopening

Turkey plans to resume international flights to 40 countries gradually as of June 10, the transport and infrastructure minister said on June 4. 

The international flights from Turkey will carry passengers firstly to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Qatar, and Greece, Adil Karaismailoğlu said in a statement.

Moldova President Accused of Risking Soldiers’ Health in Moscow

Moldova's President has been criticised for sending soldiers to Moscow to join the Victory Day parade on June 24, despite the potential risks to their health in Russia - one of the worst affected countries in the world by COVID-19.

Moldova will send 75 soldiers to the Red Square parade, one of the largest number of soldiers ever used for such an event.

One hundred years since Treaty of Trianon - June 4, 1920

The signing of the Treaty of Trianon, on June 4, 1920, marked, from an international law standpoint, the conclusion of peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Hungary at the conclusion of the First World War.

Denitsa Sacheva: 60/40 Wage Support Scheme will be Amended

The 60/40 wage support scheme used by the state to pay 60% of the social security contributions and 60% of the salaries will be amended and will continue from July 1 until September 30, Bulgaria's Minister of Labor and Social Policy Denitsa Sacheva said. 

Greece, Cyprus among TUI’s main destinations this summer

European tour operator TUI said on Wednesday Greece and Cyprus are among its main travel destinations this summer, adding that its program will start on June 17.

According to the CEO of TUI Germany, Marek Andryszak, the travel plan also includes the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and Portugal, while there will also be holiday trips to Croatia and Bulgaria.

Bulgaria will Introduce FITs for Solar Systems

The government is considering a €0.12/kWh feed-in tariff for PV installations with a generation capacity of up to 5 kW and of €0.10 for 5-30 kW systems. If implemented, the scheme will come into force next month.

European Commission: Bulgaria Has No Legal Criteria for the Minimum Wages

Bulgaria is one of the three EU countries that have not yet established by law criteria for updating minimum wages. The other two are Romania and Estonia.

This is clear from the circulated document of the European Commission, which announces the beginning of the second stage of the consultation with European trade unions and employers' organizations.

2560 Cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria, 22 Newly Registered for June 3

During the past 24 hours, 22 new cases of coronavirus have been identified in Bulgaria. This was announced by the National Operational Headquarters this morning.

The total number of infected people in Bulgaria is 2560.

Yesterday, 1347 samples were taken by PCR method.

6 are the active districts: Sofia 6, Sliven 9, Yambol 4, Vidin, Pazardzhik and Pernik - one each.