Latest News from Bulgaria

Weather Today - Hot and Sunny

Today it will be mostly sunny, with temporary increases in cloudiness mainly over Eastern Bulgaria and in some places it will rain and thunders are expected.

Economy: 602 Foreign Companies Intend to Invest in Bulgaria

In the span of five weeks, 602 foreign companies sent letters about intended investments in Bulgaria, caretaker Economy Minister Kiril Petkov told a briefing on Tuesday during which he reported on the results of a competition to this end among the economic advisors of Bulgarian services for trade and economic issues abroad.

87 New Cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria

87 are the new cases of COVID-19, confirmed in Bulgaria during the last 24 hours by 14,174 tests performed. This is shown by the data on the Unified Information Portal. This means that the share of positive samples is 0.6 percent.

Bootleg liquor death toll rises in Turkey's northwest

The death toll from bootleg alcohol has risen to 12 in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ's Çorlu district, while seven people are still being treated in intensive care unit for alcohol poisoning.

Two more men, named Vedat Bektaş and Ahmet Ataman, died on July 5 of alcohol poisoning in Çorlu, an industrial town that has been hit by a string of deaths linked to bootleg liquor.

Balkan Leaders Pledge to Boost Economic Cooperation

Leaders at an online summit on Monday, part of the Berlin Process, an initiative to boost regional cooperation among Western Balkan countries and their European integration, pledged to boost economic ties while affirming the need for EU integration of all the countries in the region.

Police Arrested 3 Men for Alleged Vote-buying

Three men from Haskovo region (Southern Bulgaria) were arrested for alleged vote-buying. Days before the parliamentary elections, they have been detained with lists of 28,000 voters, confirmed caretaker Minister of interior, Boyko Rashkov, on July 5.

New Rules for Entering Bulgaria from Russia, Spain and Cyprus

If there is information about a significant negative change in the epidemic situation in a country from a green or orange zone, specific anti-epidemic measures may be applied to persons arriving in Bulgaria. This was ordered by the Minister of Health Dr. Stoycho Katsarov with his order issued today, July 5. The order takes effect on Thursday, July 8.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 98 New Cases, 8 417 Active Cases

98 are the new cases of COVID-19 for the last 24 hours in Bulgaria. 19,607 tests were performed. This makes 0.5% positive samples, according to the data in the Unified Information Portal.

There are 8,417 active cases, of which 1,134 people are hospitalized and 123 are in the intensive care unit.

Cricket Tournament for 4th Ambassador Champions Trophy held in Sofia

A friendly cricket tournament was held on Saturday, 3 July 2021 at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" ground in Student City, Sofia. The tournament was organized by the Association India with the Cricket Federation of Bulgaria. This was the fourth such Annual cricket tournament held in Sofia for the Ambassador Champions Trophy 2021.

Greek foreign policy and North Macedonia

North Macedonia

By Angelos Athanasopoulos

Who would have imagined that certain people here in Athens would reach the point of being glad that Bulgaria is "playing tough" and is blocking the start of North Macedonia's accession talks, so as to wreak vengeance for the treacherous Prespa Agreement that "gave it all away" to our northern neighbours.

July 2021 Elections Survey:There Is Such a People 0.2% ahead of GERB by 0.2 %

In a survey conducted between June 26 and July 1 among 1,011 respondents between June 26 and July, the Centre for Analysis and Marketing (CAM) found that the There Is Such a People (TISP) ranks 0.2 per cent ahead of GERB in the upcoming July 11 early parliamentary elections.