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  • PM Borissov Confers with Serbian President Vucic

    June 1 (BTA) - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Monday arrived on a one-day visit here at the invitation of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, the Bulgarian Government Information Service said. Borissov welcomed the guest at Sofia Airport, where the two conferred befor...

  • Just 6 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Bulgaria

    June 1 (BTA) - Just six new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Bulgaria over the last 24 hours, Dr Angel Kunchev, told a regular news briefing here on Monday morning. The total has thus reached 2,519, of which 1,289 are active cases. Three of the newly infected patients hav...

  • Tobacco Kills Over 11,000 Bulgarians in Six Months, Study Shows

    May 31 (BTA) - Between November 1, 2019 and May 1, 2020, tobacco smoking caused the death of 11,048 people in Bulgaria, while COVID-19 killed 68 persons, shows a study by the BlueLink foundation presented at a BTA-hosted news conference on the occasion of May 31, World No Tobacco...

  • 14 New COVID-19 Cases Bring Total to 2,513 on Sunday

    May 31 (BTA) - Fourteen new COVID-19 cases were registered in Bulgaria in the last 24 hours from a total of 606 tested individuals, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,513, said national coronavirus task force secretary Dimo Dimov at a briefing here on Sunday mornin...

  • Deputy Environment Minister and Nine Others Charged with Illegal Waste Imports

    May 30 (BTA) - Deputy Environment and Water Minister Krassimir Zhivkov and nine other persons have been charged with illegal actions related to waste imports and management. Seven of them are accused of participating in an organized crime group which includes public officers. The...

  • Bulgaria's Grain Balance Will Be Secured - Minister

    May 29 (BTA) - On the eve of the harvest campaign Bulgaria is expected to have a good one, to the tune of 5 million tonnes, calculations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry calculations say. This will allow the country to meet domestic consumption and preserve its s...

  • Gambling Commission Conducted 3,137 Checks, Imposed Lv 1.4 Mln in Sanctions, 2015-2019 - Finance Minister

    May 29 (BTA) - Between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2019, the State Commission on Gambling (SCG) conducted 3,137 checks, drew up 350 penalty decrees and imposed pecuniary sanctions totalling 1,411,000 leva, Bulgarian Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said, addressing Par...

  • Supreme Court Refuses to Reopen Case of Palfreeman's Early Release

    , May 28 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) has decided to take no action on a motion by former prosecutor general Sotir Tsatsarov to order the Sofia Appellate Court (SAC) to reopen a case in which Australian national Jock Palfreeman was granted a conditional ear...

  • Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria Increase by 17 to 2,477

    May 28 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 2,477, the national coronavirus task force said at its news briefing on Thursday morning. The latest confirmed cases are 17. The fatalities are 134, one recent. A total of 965 patients have recover...

  • 2,460 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 27 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 2,460, the national coronavirus task force said at its news briefing on Wednesday morning. The latest confirmed cases are 17. The fatalities are 133, three recent. A total of 912 patients have recovered. ...

  • Health Minister Issues Order Repealing Some Restrictive Measures Imposed Due to COVID-19

    May 27 (BTA) - Health Minister Kiril Ananiev issued an order revoking some of the restrictive measures introduced due to COVID-19, said the press service of the Ministry of Health on Tuesday evening. As of Tuesday, cultural and entertainment events are allowed (theatres, conce...

  • Ten New COVID-19 Cases in Past 24 Hours

    May 26 (BTA) - There are ten new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, Chief Health Inspector Angel Kunchev told a briefing on Tuesday morning. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections is 2,443. At 253, there are no new cases among medical staff.

  • Defence Minister: Coronavirus Economic Crisis Will Not Affect Budget for Armed Forces' Modernization

    May 25 (BTA) - Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov said the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus would not affect the budget for the armed forces' modernization. He was talking about the purchase of two multi-role patrol ships for the Navy, the upgrade of T-72 tanks...

  • 2,433 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 25 (BTA) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 2,433 after six new infections were confirmed in 443 tests over the last 24 hours, the national coronavirus task force said on Monday morning. Twenty-two patients recovered, making Sunday the seventh day in a row...

  • Bulgarian Marks May 24 as Day of Culture, Education, Slav Letters

    May 24 (BTA) - Bulgarians mark May 24 as the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and of Slav Letters. This year, the traditional processions and celebrations were cancelled because of the COVID-19 restrictions.

  • 2,427 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 24 (BTA) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 2,427 after 19 new infections were confirmed over the last 24 hours, Prof. Todor Kantardjiev, Director of the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, told a regular news briefing here on Sunday mor...

  • Bulgarian Sunday School in Istanbul Joins Online Celebration of May 24, Day of Bulgarian Culture and Education

    May 23 (BTA exclusive by Nahide Deniz) - The Bulgarian Sunday school in Istanbul named after brothers Sts Cyril and Methodius who created the Slavonic alphabet, celebrates a double holiday on May 24, which is marked in Bulgaria as the feast day of the Sts Cyril and Methodi...

  • 2,408 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 23 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 2,408, the national coronavirus task force said at its news briefing on Saturday morning. The latest confirmed cases are 36. The fatalities are 126, one recent. A total of 808 patients have recovered, ...

  • Parliament Reduces VAT for Restaurants, Books from 20% to 9%

    May 22 (BTA) - On Friday Parliament discussed on first reading six bills to amend the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act, all related to a reduction of the tax for various goods and services.

  • 2,372 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 22 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 2,372 the national coronavirus task force said at its news briefing on Friday morning. The latest confirmed cases are 41. The fatalities are 125, five recent. A total of 769 patients have recovered...