Bulgarian National Radio © 2020 All Rights Reserved

Fierce fires rage in several municipalities of Bulgaria

Photo: BTA

A disaster situation has been declared in the regions of Haskovo, Dimitrovgrad, Harmanli and Topolovgrad because of the fires raging there.

“The fires have spread to large areas of forests and farmland. There were 247 fires yesterday, and firemen took part in 73 rescue operations,” said Chief Commissioner Nikolay Nikolov, director of the Fire Safety and Civil Protection Directorate General.

He added that in the afternoon the rising temperatures and strong winds will likely complicate the situation

More from category

Bulgaria imposes high fines under GDPR

Bulgaria is among the EU countries  imposing the highest fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which has been in place for two years.  This country ranks 9 th with fines imposed amounting to 3 . 21 million euro , Buy..

published on 10/21/20 5:16 PM

Bulgaria refers to Court of Justice of the EU over Mobility Package

The government has approved the Bulgarian position to file a lawsuit before the Court of Justice of the EU on 3 appeals against the Mobility I Package, BTA has reported. Despite the opposition of Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary,..

published on 10/21/20 4:06 PM

Nearly 2% of Bulgaria's GDP goes to defense

In 2020, Bulgaria has allocated 1.93 percent of its GDP for defense, according to a NATO analysis. That's 150 USD per capita in the country. Most of these funds go for salaries - 56%. 18% goes to training and maintenance, 19.4% goes to new equipment and..

published on 10/21/20 3:53 PM