10 People Arrested in Sofia for Drug Distribution

A large-scale operation by the Directorate for Combatting Organised Crime and Sofia District Directorate of the Police against drug distribution is currently taking place in several residential quarters of Sofia on November 18, BNT reported.

More than 10 people have been arrested so far, according to BNT sources.

Bulgarian Citizens to Vote for a Second Time on Sunday

On November 3, Bulgaria holds second round of local elections. The same rules for voting apply as in the first round, BNT reported.

The polling stations open at 07.00 and close at 20.00. If there are queues, voting can be extended by an hour.

Second round will be held in 105 municipalities, 441 town halls and 31 regions.

2,709,240 People Cast Their Vote at 17:30

Voter turnout stands at 42, 85% at 17:30, i.e. 2,709,240 people cast their vote, BNT reporter Marina Mateva, who is at Bulgaria's Central Election Commission said, BNT reported.

The highest turnout was 82,4%, in the municipality of Treklyano in Kyustendil district and the lowest turnout was in the coastal city of Varna - 30,60 %.

In Sofia, the turnout was 32,22%.

MediaSind TVR decides to continue excessive zeal strike for dismissal of Romanian Television director

Members of the branch of the MediaSind Romanian Union of Journalists (SRJ) in the Romanian Television (TVR) have decided on Friday to continue the strike through excessive zeal started for the purpose of provoking the dismissal, in urgent regime, of the President-General Director of the Romanian Television Society, as well as the directors of the Human Resources and Legal departments, a documen

Rosen Zhelyazkov Discusses Mobility Package with EU Ministers in Brussels

EU Transport Ministers Council meets in Brussels today. Bulgarian Minister Rosen Zhelyazkov discusses with his colleagues the Mobility Package and the possible further actions of Bulgaria. The battle for reform in the Mobility Package has not been lost. This was announced by the Executive Director of the Union of International Carriers Yordan Arabadzhiev on BNT.

The air in Sofia: What Measures has the Municipality Taken?

At the next meeting of the Sofia Municipal Council, a report on the so called new mechanism for early warning system. This mechanism will shorten the response time for air pollution in one day.

This was stated in the BNT morning block, Lorita Radeva, chairman of the Environment Committee at Sofia Municipal Council.