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Bulgarian capital Sofia upgraded from dark red to red Covid-19 Zone

The Bulgarian capital, Sofia, has been reclassified as a Covid-19 red zone, after falling below the dark red zone threshold of 500 or more per 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis, according to the portal’s March 11 report. unified information. Sofia was classified in the dark red zone on January 1, 2022. Currently, the Covid-19 […]

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Bulgaria records economic growth of 4.2% in 2021

Bulgaria’s economy grew by 4.2% last year, based on preliminary data, the country’s National Statistics Institute (INS) said on March 8. In real terms, the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021 was 132.7 billion leva at current prices, or 67.9 billion euros. In the fourth quarter, the Bulgarian economy grew by 1% compared to the […]

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From February 28, in-person lessons in all schools in Bulgaria

From February 28, all students in Bulgarian schools will attend in-person classes, the education ministry said. The ministry said regional health inspectorates had lifted the restrictions due to the improving Covid-19 situation. Students will be tested for Covid-19 once a week, with an exemption for those who have a green certificate, for vaccination, having had […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Lukov’s march tarnishes Bulgaria’s image

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has expressed its full support for the efforts of various institutions to prevent the march in Lukov, which will take place on February 12, 2022. The Lukov March is a torchlight procession honoring a pro-Nazi Bulgarian general of the 1930s and 1940s, who led the Fascist Union of Bulgarian National Legions. […]

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Covid-19: More schoolchildren in Bulgaria switch to distance learning

In two other district capitals – Yambol and Sliven, and in eight other municipalities, pupils from the fifth to the final year are following distance learning until the end of the week, the Bulgarian Ministry of Education announced on January 24. The measure is also being taken for school students in the towns of Straldzha […]

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Bulgarian capital and other districts set to step up measures as Covid-19 morbidity worsens

In a context of continuous worsening of the Covid-19 morbidity rate, the regional health inspectorate of the Bulgarian capital Sofia should reinforce the restrictive measures, in particular concerning restaurants and other public places. Chief state health inspector Angel Kunchev said on January 20 that the order from the Sofia regional health inspectorate would be issued […]

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Bulgarian Petkov meets Kovachevski in Skopje: ‘First step forward in a new chapter’

Cordial tone reigned between Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and his North Macedonian counterpart Dimitar Kovachevski at a press conference after their talks in Skopje on January 18, as they underlined their joint commitment to a positive new beginning in bilateral relations. Petkov was the first head of government to visit North Macedonia after Kovachevsky […]

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Covid-19: Bulgarian capital suspends hospital admissions and visits

The Bulgarian capital Sofia is halting planned admissions, operations and visits to hospitals from midnight January 12 as a stepped-up measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the regional health inspectorate said. Exceptions will be made for activities related to organ, tissue and cell transplantation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with oncological and oncohematological diseases, […]

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Census of Bulgaria in 2021: the first results show a sharp drop in the population

Announcing the preliminary results of the September 2021 census, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on January 6 that it estimated the Bulgarian population at 6,520,314. The director of the Directorate of Demographic and Social Statistics of the INS, Magdalena Kostova, said the population decline between the 2011 and 2021 censuses was the largest […]

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As number of Covid cases worsens, Bulgarian capital steps up checks on anti-epidemic measures

The mayor of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Yordanka Fandukova, said on January 4 that the municipality was stepping up checks on compliance with anti-epidemic measures, given the increase in Covid-19 infections. On January 1, Sofia was reclassified from a Covid-19 red zone to a dark red zone, after its disease rate exceeded 500 per 100,000 […]

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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: the capital Sofia returns to the status of dark red zone

The capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, has been classified as a dark red Covid-19 zone – which means a morbidity rate of 500 or more per 100,000 inhabitants on a 14-day basis – according to the Jan. 1 report from the portal of unified information. The sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in recent days has pushed […]

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EBRD to lend an additional € 20 million to Bulgarian Sofia Med

SOFIA (Bulgaria), Dec.29 (SeeNews) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it will grant a new loan of 20 million euros ($ 22.6 million) to the Bulgarian manufacturer of Sofia Med copper products to help meet investment needs as part of its sustainable growth. The funds will allow Sofia Med […]

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Bulgaria opens 69 Covid-19 vaccination points for children aged 5 to 11

Bulgaria is opening 69 first vaccination points, in district capitals and small towns, to administer Covid-19 vaccines to children aged five to 11, it was learned at a press conference on December 21. The press conference took place a day after Bulgaria received 42,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 child-friendly vaccines. Like the globe of Sofia […]

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Bulgaria posts 0.6% economic growth in the third quarter of 2021

The Bulgarian economy grew 0.6% in the third quarter of the year, according to preliminary data announced by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) on December 7, below the flash estimate of 0.9 % of INS published last month. Compared to the same period of 2020, the Bulgarian economy grew by 4.6% in the third quarter. […]

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EC opens two new infringement proceedings against Bulgaria

The European Commission said on December 2 that it had opened two infringement cases against Bulgaria and had escalated five existing cases as part of its latest infringement package. In the first of two new cases where the EC sent letters of formal notice, Bulgaria was one of five member states to have incorrectly applied […]

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Ultranationalists try to disrupt protest in Bulgarian capital against violence against women

There were tensions on the night of November 25 as a small group of ultra-nationalists attempted to disrupt a protest in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, against violence against women. According to eyewitness accounts, the group arrived at the well-attended demonstration carrying a Bulgarian flag and a banner saying that the campaign against violence against […]

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Pupils in 15 districts in Bulgaria remain in distance learning as antigen testing delayed

Students in 15 of Bulgaria’s 28 districts will continue to study online until another 200,000 non-intrusive tests for Covid-19 arrive, the education ministry said on November 9. Bulgaria has introduced a system where pupils in grades 1 through 4 can resume learning in person, while being tested twice a week. The test is based on […]

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Extremists ransack LGBTI community center in Bulgarian capital

A group believed to belong to the extremist Bulgarian National Union and led by its presidential candidate Boyan Rasate ransacked the Rainbow Hub LGBTI community center in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia on the evening of October 30. Rainbow Hub activist Gloria Filipova told media that during the assault, in which extensive property damage was caused to […]

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Covid-19 in Bulgaria: two hospitals in Sofia suspend routine operations, some universities switch to distance education

In response to the worsening Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria, two major hospitals in the capital Sofia – Alexandrovska and Pirogov – have temporarily suspended admissions and planned operations. Alexandrovska said that from October 21, she was suspending planned admissions and operations until the epidemic situation changed. On the orders of the Sofia regional health inspectorate, […]

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Covid-19: Schools in the Bulgarian capital, several municipalities switch to distance education

Schools in the Bulgarian capital Sofia and municipalities in five other districts will switch to distance education from October 21, following a decree issued by the Interim Minister of Education Nikolai Denkov. This follows the order issued by the Interim Minister of Health Stoicho Katsarov, which says that schools in municipalities where the Covid-19 morbidity […]

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Archaeology: Sunken glass treasure discovered near Burgas on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast

Part of the largest hoard of sunken glass on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast has been discovered off the coast of Burgas, according to a press release from the Municipality of Burgas. The statement said that for years archaeologists were aware of the discovery of such artifacts by divers, but not of the precise location of […]