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Weather forecast: Warm with occasional afternoon showers

On Friday there will be sun with scattered high clouds. Rain and thunder are in the forecast in the afternoon for Northeastern Bulgaria, Rila and the Rhodopesр and the Western parts of the country. Minimum temperatures will range from 14° C. to..

published on 5/26/22 8:00 PM
Assen Vassilev

Draft law: Finance Minister is to head a new national security body

A new extraordinary body for the protection of Bulgaria's national security is to be created, with Finance Minister Assen Vassilev is at the helm. The new body will be established by a special Act on measures for the prevention and..

published on 5/26/22 6:19 PM

Heating companies propose increase in prices by 29 to 330%

Heating companies have requested a rise in the price of heating and hot water between 29% in Sofia and 330% in Veliko Tarnovo. This is clear from the published statements of the companies on the website of the state energy regulator.  However, their..

published on 5/26/22 5:18 PM
Hristo Prodanov

Bulgarian Tourism Minister: Refugees from Ukraine need to start work

The number of buses leaving Bulgaria through the Durankulak border checkpoint with Ukrainian citizens in the last 24 hours is three times more than the number entering . This trend has been observed for about a week.  As announced by the..

published on 5/26/22 5:09 PM
Svetlana Boyanova, Institute for Agricultural Strategies and Innovations

Bulgaria's Strategic Plan aims at not only absorbing EU money but achieving concrete results

The European Commission has noted that Bulgaria's Strategic Plan identifies the problems in the country and presents a well-balanced set of interventions aimed at meeting the challenges facing the agricultural sector and rural areas in Bulgaria. We..

published on 5/26/22 3:11 PM

Human Rights Watch: Bulgarian border piolice beat and rob migrants from Afghanistan

Bulgarian border guards beat, rob and undress Afghan refugees trying to enter Bulgaria. This was stated by the international human rights group Human Rights Watch in a special report on illegal, according to international law, pushbacks of people..

published on 5/26/22 2:58 PM
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud and Bulgaria's FM Teodora Genchovska in Sofia, 26 May 2022

Foreign Minister Genchovska: Bulgaria wants to boost co-operation with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is one of Bulgaria's most important partners in the Middle East, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska said after a meeting in Sofia with the kingdom's visiting foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud . We would like to..

published on 5/26/22 2:26 PM

President Rumen Radev sends condolences to the White House over Texas school shooting

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev has extended his condolences to US President Joe Biden over the victims of a mass shooting at a school in the town of Uvalde, Texas. "This unnatural act of cruelty is a crime that must be condemned by all of us,"..

published on 5/26/22 1:25 PM

Bulgaria and Greece certify new gas interconnector IGB

The energy regulators of Bulgaria and Greece have certified the Gas Interconnector Greece–Bulgaria (IGB). The commercial exploitation of the interconnector is set to begin after 1 July, 2022. IGB is of strategic importance and allows for..

published on 5/26/22 12:06 PM

Bulgaria reports 316 new Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths

316 is the number of new Covid-19 cases out of 6,917 tests performed in the country in the past day, which is 216 up on the previous day. The coronavirus positivity rate stands at 4.56% . More than two-thirds of the new infections are among the..

published on 5/26/22 9:33 AM