European observers have been invited to elections 2021

National Assembly President Tsveta Karayancheva has invited European observers to monitor all stages of Bulgaria's parliamentary elections in 2021. Invitations have been sent to the European Commission, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of..

published on 10/22/20 6:36 PM

Capacity of public establishments is reduced by 50% because of pandemic

From midnight on October 23, visits to discos, nightclubs and indoor and outdoor entertainment establishments are allowed only when 1 person has at least 2 square meters of total space. The measure has been announced by the Minister of Health Kostadin..

published on 10/22/20 5:28 PM
Desislava Ahladova

Bulgaria notifies EU that it will abolish "golden passports" for foreigners

The Minister of Justice Desislava Ahladova has informed the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders that Bulgaria has taken legislative actions to abolish the regime for obtaining Bulgarian citizenship in exchange for investments, BTA..

published on 10/22/20 4:51 PM

Bulgaria's PM discusses security issues with US Assistant Secretary of State

We are grateful for the consistent support of the United States for the modernization of our armed forces. This makes our country even more secure and increases NATO's capacity, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told Clarke Cooper, US Assistant..

published on 10/22/20 4:01 PM

Government to update national plan for response to flu epidemic amidst Covid-19 crisis

Within a month, the government should update and implement the National Plan for Influenza Pandemic Preparedness, the parliament voted. The decision was taken by 170 votes to 0, with 1 abstention. The proposal was made by the opposition BSP. The..

published on 10/22/20 3:30 PM

Supreme Judicial Council ends debate on resignation of chief prosecutor

After 4 hours of discussions, the Plenum of the Supreme Judicial Council has terminated the debate on the request of the Union of Judges in Bulgaria to start a procedure for removal of the Prosecutor General. The item was put on the agenda by the..

published on 10/22/20 2:55 PM

Bulgaria increases government debt to 19.84 billion euros due to Covid-19 crisis

Bulgaria's government debt will increase to BGN 38.8 billion /EUR 19.84/ by the end of 2023. This is written in the draft of the debt management strategy of Bulgaria, published on the website of the Ministry of Finance, BNR reports. In the period..

published on 10/22/20 1:02 PM

Ministry of Culture responds to resignation submitted by BNR Director-General Andon Baltakov

The Ministry of Culture sent their position this morning in response to the resignation submitted by the Bulgarian National Radio’s Director-General Andon Baltakov yesterday. Andon Baltakov is also demanding the resignation of Minister of..

updated on 10/22/20 12:57 PM
the United States State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Political and Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper

Bulgaria to receive two F-16 training aircraft from USA

Bulgaria will receive two F-16 training aircraft from the United States. This became clear after the visit of US Assistant Secretary of State for Political and Military Affairs Clarke Cooper to Bulgarian military bases. The aircraft have been..

published on 10/22/20 12:51 PM
Vasil Bozhkov

Fugitive gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov sets up civic platform “Bulgarian summer”

Fugitive gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov , who is hiding out in Dubai, announced on Facebook that he is setting up a civic platform “Bulgarian summer”. The idea is for the platform to develop into a party and take part in the parliamentary..

published on 10/22/20 11:27 AM