Latest News from Bulgaria

Moscow Strikes Back: Bulgarian Top Diplomat Expelled from Russia

Russia is expelling the Bulgarian military attache's aide Lieutenant-Colonel Mitko Borisov in retaliation for the expulsion of a Russian diplomat from Sofia. A note to this effect was handed to Bulgaria's ambassador in Moscow Atanas Krastin, who was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday.

Health Minister: Increasingly More People in Bulgaria Show Willingness to Have Vaccine

The number of people who would like to get vaccinated against Covid-19 is growing in Bulgaria, Health Minister Kostadin Angelov said in the morning program of the Bulgarian National TV.

He attributed this willingness to have the vaccine to the fact that there is already enough information about its effect that is available to citizens.

Covid-19 in Bulgaria, Case Count

In the past 24 hours there are 337 new cases of coronavirus registered in Bulgaria, according to the data of the Single Information Portal, BNR reported.

Positive tests were 14.2 percent of the 2,369 tests made. Of these, 1,012 were PCR tests and 1,357 - antigen. By PCR, 189 positive samples were identified, and by antigen tests - 148.

Bulgarian Embassy in London Urges Citizens to Travel in Case of Utmost Necessity Only

Bulgaria's Embassy in London has helped a group of Bulgarian citizens who were not allowed to board a flight from Edinburgh to Sofia on December 27 at 3.35pm, the Foreign Ministry press service said. The embassy's consular office has contacted the airline and clarified the misunderstanding.

COVID-19 Vaccination Kicks Off in Central, Eastern Europe

As in the rest of the EU, health workers, politicians and civil society leaders trying to dispel popular distrust of vaccines were chosen to take the first jabs in symbolic ceremonies designed to kickstart national vaccination campaigns across the region.

How Coronavirus Changed Bulgarians’ Consumption Habits

While it dramatically changed everyone's lives, the epidemic postponed or completely canceled some of the business' plans, while others  it drew nearer in time by at least 1-2 years. Consumers in Bulgaria, those who got stuck in the time around the beginning of the transition, abruptly recalled what it was like to wait in line for food, with the difference that now food is not in short supply.

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Turkey begins electricity export to Iraq

Turkey, through its Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), begins electricity exports on Dec. 28 to Iraq through the Silopi-Zakho transmission line.

Serbia completes test run of TurkStream gas pipeline

Serbia on Dec. 25 held a test run of the TurkStream gas pipeline project that connects Russia to Europe.

Its official commissioning will be held on Dec. 30, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 257 New Cases, 80978 Active Cases

257 are the new cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria for the last 24 hours. This is shown by the data of the Unified Information Portal. Tests performed for 2072. This makes 12.4% positive.

For the last day the cured are 1186.

The active cases are currently 80,976. There are 5,580 patients in hospital, and 512 are in intensive care units.

First batch of Covid-19 vaccines arrives in Greece

The first batch of Pfizer-BioΝTech vaccines against the novel coronavirus arrived in Greece by refrigerator trucks through Promahonas, the border crossing with Bulgaria, on Christmas Day, a day earlier than planned.