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  • US Secretary of State Congratulates Bulgarians on National Liberation Day
    le 03/03/2021 à 2:49

    Antony J. Blinken wrote a statemen published on the web site of the U.S. Department of State "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate all Bulgarians on the occasion of your National Day. As enduring friends, Allies, and partners, the United States and Bulgaria […]

  • Italy Extends Covid-19 Restrictions Until After Easter
    le 03/03/2021 à 2:07

    Italy's latest emergency decree, signed by premier Mario Draghi, extends most of the existing covid-19 restrictions and closes all schools in red zones or areas with high infection rates. Italy has issued a new emergency decree with coronavirus restrictions in force from […]

  • Slovakia Introduces Curfew amid World Highest Covid Mortality Rate
    le 03/03/2021 à 1:42

    Slovakia imposes a curfew from today, the country is struggling with the highest death toll from Covid-19 in the world, AFP reported. Slovaks will not be able to leave their homes from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., a government decree states. During the day, citizens are urged to stay at home with some […]

  • Orban’s Party Leaves EPP over Breach of EU Rules
    le 03/03/2021 à 1:29

    Victor Orban’s party Fidesz is kicked out from the European People’s Party (EPP), the centre-right political bloc in the European Parliament, today. The eurosceptic and anti-immigration Hungarian leader has been accused of regularly breaching the rules of the European Union and […]

  • More Details about Powerful Quake in Central Greece
    le 03/03/2021 à 1:10

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of up to 6.3 struck central Greece on Wednesday and was felt as far away as the capitals of neighboring Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Local officials reported some structural damage, mainly […]

  • Two Patients Die after AstraZeneca Shot in South Korea, Investigation Is Underway
    le 03/03/2021 à 1:01

    South Korean authorities are investigating the deaths of two people, both with pre-existing conditions, who died within days of receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca said it was aware of the investigation by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), but the […]

  • Covid-19 and Loan Moratorium in Bulgaria: Don’t Pay off Your Loans with New Ones
    le 03/03/2021 à 12:46

    We are increasingly moving closer to lifting the moratorium on all term loans granted as pandemic relief. What will happen to people who have lost their jobs but owe money to banks - this will become clear at the end of March. According to BNB data, more than 100 thousand are the requests for […]

  • Strong Earthquake Rocks Central Greece
    le 03/03/2021 à 11:22

    An earthquake was registered in central Greece today around 12 p.m. The epicenter of the quake was near the town of Larissa. The Institute of Geophysics told BNR that the epicenter was at a depth of 10 km. The tremor was felt in many places in Bulgaria, including Kardzhali, Plovdiv and in Sofia […]

  • Russia Talks Tough in Response to US and EU Sanctions
    le 03/03/2021 à 11:07

    Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said late on Tuesday that new sanctions imposed by the United States were evidence of a "hostile anti-Russian lunge" and said it would retaliate to what it described as another blow to U.S.-Russia ties. In President Joe Biden's most direct challenge yet to the […]

  • Bulgaria: 80 Percent Should Be Vaccinated to Build Herd Immunity
    le 03/03/2021 à 10:52

    To build up a collective defense against coronavirus, about 80% of Bulgarians must acquire immunity. This became clear from the comment of the virologist Prof. Radostina Alexandrova on bTV. "To build herd immunity against the virus, it takes at least 60-70% of inoculated population. With the […]

  • Bulgaria: Defense Committee Approves Creation of Cyber Warfare Command
    le 03/03/2021 à 10:20

    The Parliamentary Defense Committee approved at second reading the amendments to the Defense and the Armed Forces Act. One of the changes envisages the creation of cyber-command and logistics support, BNR reports.  The texts, including those related to the creation of a command unit for […]

  • Eric Halsey – American Who Makes Podcast about Bulgarian History
    le 03/03/2021 à 9:23

    American Eric Holsey, who has been based in Sofia for several years makes a podcast about Bulgarian history. In addition to the podcast, he is working on another project - a book in English about Bulgarian history. Eric Holsey was born in Washington, D.C., but after he first set foot in Bulgaria […]

  • Weather in Bulgaria: Sunny and Warm Today, Rain and Snow on Saturday
    le 03/03/2021 à 8:46

    In the coming days, the weather will be changeable, typical of the month. Today it's going to be sunny. Along the Danube plain light and temporarily moderate wind will blow from the west. Daytime temperatures will reach 12 to 17-18 degrees. At night, the sky be clear. Light southwestern wind in […]

  • Bulgaria: March 3 Celebrations Downscaled, Prime Minister Congratulates Bulgarians on Facebook
    le 03/03/2021 à 8:16

    On March 3, 2021 the traditional observances dedicated to the national holiday are scheduled to be held across the country but they have been considerably downscaled due to the pandemic. They are expected to culminate at Mt Shipka in the Central Balkan Range, which was the scene of a decisive […]

  • Facebook to Monitor Bulgarian and Hungarian News
    le 03/03/2021 à 7:56

    Facebook introduces new regulations in Bulgaria and Hungary. A team of the social network, including two journalists- one from each of the two countries, will check posts for false and misleading information, as well as for information intended to encourage violence.  Posts containing such […]

  • Anonymous Artist NoName with a Work for March 3, Liberation Day of Bulgaria
    le 03/03/2021 à 7:37

    A new work by the anonymous artist NoName became a hit on social networks in Bulgaria. The artist, better known in Bulgaria as "The Man Without a Name", celebrated the National Holiday of Bulgaria with a new provocation. The work depicts a little girl watering the soil, and the Bulgarian flag […]

  • US President Vows: By June Each American Will Be Vaccinated
    le 03/03/2021 à 7:27

    President Joe Biden said Tuesday the United States would have sufficient vaccine supply by the end of May to inoculate the entire US adult population. "We're now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May," said Biden -- who had previously forecast it would […]

  • Bulgaria Celebrates National Liberation Day - 143 Years
    le 03/03/2021 à 7:22

    Bulgaria celebrates on March 3rd its National Holiday, marking the 143rd anniversary of its liberation from five centuries of Ottoman rule. Liberation Day will be marked with a number of events throughout the country. The culmination is the ceremonial fireworks display on […]

  • Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Virus on Offensive Again – 2,403 Newly Infected in 24 Hours
    le 03/03/2021 à 7:19

    In the last 24 hours, further 2,403 cases of coronavirus-infected have been documented. The tests made were 14,563. This is what data from the Single Information Portal show. On a daily basis nearly 16.5% were positive. Since the spring of last year 252,029 are the total confirmed cases of […]

  • ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 TPP Renovated the Yard Premises of Home for Elderly in Galabovo
    le 03/03/2021 à 6:30

    The project provides the residents of the institution with a more beneficial recreation and outdoor walks "ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3" TPP renovated the yard premises of the Home for the Elderly in the town of Galabovo. The grant is worth BGN 152,000 and is part of the agreement for social […]

  • Bulgaria: EU Laggard in Healthcare with Lowest Life Expectancy and Highest Surcharge for Medicines
    le 02/03/2021 à 2:55

    Bulgarians live seven years less than citizens of the most developed countries in the European Union. In addition, we pay the highest surcharge for medicines - 37 per cent versus 5 per cent compared to other European Union countries, shows the report of Together for More Health initiative which […]

  • IEA: Global CO2 Emissions Rise to Worrying Levels after Historic Decline in 2020
    le 02/03/2021 à 1:41

      The International Energy Agency (IEA), which has compiled the new data, says ensuring that 2019 marks a definitive peak in global CO2 emissions will be "extremely challenging". The IEA says the COVID crisis in 2020 triggered the largest annual drop in energy-related carbon […]

  • Clean Energy: Bulgaria between Two Difficult Choices
    le 02/03/2021 à 1:29

    Decarbonisation process in Bulgaria has got stuck between two equally difficult choices – on the one hand, the agreed obligations to the EU for an ambitious energy transition by 2030 and 2050, and on the other, the slow democratisation and entry of renewable energy technology and energy […]

  • WHO Warns: By 2050 A Quarter of World Population Will Have Impaired Hearing
    le 02/03/2021 à 12:56

    One in four of the world's population will suffer from hearing problems by 2050, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, calling for extra investment in prevention and treatment. The first ever global report on hearing said that the causes of many of the problems such as infections, […]

  • Sofia Hospitals Set up Additional Beds for Covid Patients
    le 02/03/2021 à 12:40

    Municipal hospitals in Sofia set up additional 80 beds for the treatment of Covid-19, patients, Sofia municipality reported. By the order of the health minister the number of beds for Covid patients in Sofia hospitals is increased. In the municipal hospitals an additional 50 beds are set up in […]

  • Greece: Direct Ferries Again Connect Thessaloniki with Aegean Islands
    le 02/03/2021 à 12:17

    Direct ferries connecting Thessaloniki Port with most Aegean islands will be launched. The small islands run a new type of advertising campaign: all residents get vaccinated to attract tourists. Travel agencies in Greece already sell tickets for direct ferries from Thessaloniki to the Aegean […]

  • Bulgaria: 19 Women Lost Their Lives Due to Domestic Violence, Children Traumatized Increasingly More Often
    le 02/03/2021 à 11:46

    Notwithstanding changing times and crises, domestic violence statistics remains worrying. Perhaps unsurprisingly, over the past year, this social phenomenon has been talked about as an "epidemic in the pandemic." Year 2020 was grim in this regard too– 19 women lost their lives due to […]

  • Bulgaria: Vaccination Sites Have Run Short of Vaccines within Hours
    le 02/03/2021 à 11:20

    Again, lines are meandering outside vaccination sites in Sofia, which today have vaccines available. In the capital, "green corridors" work in the hospital "St. Ivan Rilski" and "Alexandrovska” hospitals, reported bTV. Some people lined up as early as 8 a.m. Older people from the queue were […]

  • Sofia Outstrips Major EU Cities in Private Cars
    le 02/03/2021 à 10:54

    There are more cars in Sofia than the average for major EU cities, according to an analysis by the municipal enterprise for strategic planning SofiaPlan. The trend shows that road traffic in the capital continues to grow, while public transport is losing passengers, BNR reported. Sofia […]

  • Historic Reformer Mikhail Gorbachev Turns 90 Today
    le 02/03/2021 à 10:22

    The first and last president of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev marks his 90th birthday on Tuesday. Gorbachev served on the top post for six years. Shortly after his appointment as the General Secretary of the Communist Party in 1985 he chaired the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union […]

  • Germany Makes Shy Attempts to Go Back to Normal Life, Hairdressers and Florist Shops Reopen
    le 02/03/2021 à 9:41

    Germany started a cautious return to normality with hairdressers reopening for business, along with hardware stores and flower shops in certain states, news wires reported. However, lack of decline in infections means most coronavirus rules will remain in place so far. While hairdressers were to […]

  • Thousands of EU Citizens May Lose Long-Term Stay Status in UK
    le 02/03/2021 à 9:22

    Thousands of EU citizens who left the UK temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic are set to lose their long-term right to stay in Britain under Home Office rules. The government has granted settled status to 4.3 million European Union citizens since it voted to leave the EU. But […]

  • Bulgaria’s Tourism Sector Workers Stage Protest in Sofia
    le 02/03/2021 à 9:08

    Representatives of the tourism industry will mount a protest in front of the Council of Ministers. They insist on state support for the sector suffering huge losses during the emergency situation. The key demands are a 5% reduction in VAT for tourism in the next two years, as well as an extension […]

  • WHO: Number of New Coronavirus Infections Globally Rose for First Time in Seven Weeks
    le 02/03/2021 à 8:34

    World Health Organisation reports a worrying trend: the number of new cases of coronavirus around the world is increasing again, for the first time in seven weeks. The organization's director general urged individual countries not to ease restrictions yet and warned that the virus would begin to […]

  • Bulgarian Military Contingent to Take Part in Resolute Support NATO Mission in Afghanistan
    le 02/03/2021 à 8:06

    Chief of Defense Admiral Emil Eftimov will participate in the solemn ceremony dedicated to sending off the 42nd  Bulgarian military contingent designated to participate in train, advise and assist Resolute Support NATO mission in Afghanistan. The ceremony will take place in Vasil Levski Square […]

  • Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 2,588 Newly Infected, 117 Fatalities
    le 02/03/2021 à 7:09

    In the past 24 hours, 2,588 new cases of coronavirus infection have been documented in the country. 16,179 tests were made - 7,735 PCR and 8,444 antigen, of them 16% are positive. As of March 2, there were 32,688 active cases in Bulgaria, according to data from the Single Information Portal. […]

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