Macedonia

Greek Hotels Want Easier Access for Tourists through Bulgaria

Greek hoteliers are offering the government special measures to ensure easier access for tourists through Bulgarian border crossings, BNR reports, quoted by novinite.bg.

Within days, the government will adopt a final framework for ferry travel, strictly following the social distance measures.

Bulgaria Asks Committee on Resolving Historical Issues with North Macedonia

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva has asked the Committee on resolving historical issues between Bulgaria and North Macedonia to resume work, albeit remotely. Recently, there have been over 100 publications about Bulgaria in North Macedonia. The anti-Bulgarian theme is present in the pre-election situation in the country.

Four arrested, many fined for flouting coronavirus-related safety rules on Wednesday

Four people were arrested on Wednesday for violating rules on operating their businesses amid the pandemic and numerous fines were issued for ignoring health rules over the last 24 hours, according to police data issued on Thursday.

Officers recorded 38 violations of minimum safety distance and face mask rules nationwide on Wednesday.

Bulgarians who Traveled Abroad in March with over 50% Less

In March 2020, the trips of Bulgarian citizens abroad and visits of foreigners to Bulgaria registered a decline due to the suspension of international flights and the closure of the land borders because of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the National Statistical Institute said in a press release.

Body found in canal near Larissa

Police are probing the cause of death of a woman whose body was found in an irrigation canal in the region of Platykambos near Larissa in central Greece on Monday.
According to comments by coroner Roubini Leontari to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, clothes found at the scene suggested that the deceased was probably an elderly woman.

Lockdown violations rise to 56,028 since March 23

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Monday recorded a total of 1,611 violations of restrictions on movement imposed by the government last month, a statement said on Tuesday.
Of those transgressions, 765 were recorded in Attica, 179 in Thessaloniki, 117 on Crete, 89 on the Ionian islands, 88 in Central Macedonia and 86 in Western Greece.

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