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  • Ban on Entry in Bulgaria of Certain Nationals of EU, Schengen Agreement Countries Lifted

    May 22 (BTA) - The ban on entry in Bulgaria of certain nationals of EU member states and of Schengent Agreement countries (including San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican) has been lifted as of May 22, the Health Ministry said in a press release. The ban is lifted for th...

  • Diana Kovacheva Elected National Ombudsman

    May 21 (BTA) - Bulgaria's 240-seat Parliament Thursday elected Diana Kovacheva as National Ombudsman for a five-year term by a vote of 173 in favour, with three abstentions. Kovacheva was nominated by GERB. Presenting the nomination, Krassimir Velchev, Chair of the Religious A...

  • Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria Reach 2,331

    May 21 (BTA) - There are 39 new confirmed COVID-19 cases out of 1,912 tested patients, and 15 of them are hospitalized, said head of the national coronavirus task force Prof. Moutafchiiski at a briefing in the Council of Ministers on Thursday morning. The total number of confirme...

  • Bulgarian Citizens Can Now Travel from Bulgaria through Romania without Special Permission

    May 20 (BTA) - Romania is now allowing free land transit for Bulgarian citizens traveling from Bulgaria without requiring an individual diplomatic permit, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed its Bulgarian counterpart ministry on Wednesday. For Bulgarian citizens ...

  • Indoor Team Sports Activities Allowed from Friday

    May 20 (BTA) - Indoor team sports activities will be allowed from May 22 behind closed door under an order of Health Minister Kiril Ananiev, the government information service said Wednesday. From May 26, individual and team sports activities for children under the age of 18 w...

  • European Commission Presented New Economic Recommendations for Bulgaria

    May 20 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission presented on Wednesday its recommendations to the EU member states regarding their economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bulgaria received four recommendations for this year and next, as foll...

  • 2,292 Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Bulgaria

    May 20 (BTA) - Thirty-three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Bulgaria on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,292, the national coronavirus task force said on Wednesday morning. Those infected include one child and two health workers.

  • Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece Agree on Travel Without Quarantine

    May 19 (BTA) - Travel between Bulgaria and Greece will be without quarantine as of June 1. The decision was made at a video conference of the leaders of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania, and was announced Tuesday by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. He said that the qu...

  • Not A Single Water Supply Company Meets All Quality Requirements in 2019 - Regulator

    May 19 (BTA) - The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) approved a report on a extraordinary probe into the water supply and sewerage (WSS) sector, commissioned by the Supreme Administrative Prosecutor's Office, following media publications about the poor state of the wa...

  • Kindergartens and Nurseries to Open on May 22

    May 19 (BTA) - Kindergartens and nurseries will open on Friday, Health Minister Kiril Ananiev told a briefing at the Council of Ministers. On Tuesday, Minister Ananiev issued an order according to which, kindergartens and nurseries can open on May 22 in strict compliance with ant...

  • 2,259 Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Bulgaria

    May 19 (BTA) - Twenty-four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Bulgaria over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases confirmed in the country so far to 2,259, Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kounchev told journalists on Tuesday morning. Two mo...

  • Government Makes Public Details on Future State-owned Fuel Company with Fuel Storage Facilities and Filling Stations

    May 18 (BTA) - The government made public Monday details of its plans to set up a state-owned company with a chain of fuel storage facilities and 10 to 100 filling stations across the country. Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov and Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov held a new...

  • 2,235 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 18 (BTA) - The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria is 2,235, the national coronavirus task force said at its news briefing on Monday morning. The latest confirmed cases are 24. The fatalities are 110. A total of 612 patients have recovered. The number of m...

  • 2,211 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Bulgaria

    May 17 (BTA) - The confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria are 2211, summed up at a briefing on Sunday morning Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev, Director of the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and a member of the National Coronavirus Taskforce. There a...

  • 2,174 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 16 (BTA) - Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bulgaria have reached 2,174, Prof. Todor Kantardzhiev of the national coronavirus task force told a briefing on Saturday morning. There are 37 new cases. Of these ten patients have been hospitalized. Three patients with unde...

  • Finance Ministry Says Minister Goranov Already Expressed His Position about Alleged Communication with Vassil Bojkov and...

    May 15 (BTA) - In view of the increased media interest, provoked by insinuations circulated by notorious businessman Vassil Bojkov on Friday, the Finance Ministry recalls that Minister Vladislav Goranov has already commented and expressed his position in Parliament last Friday, M...

  • President Radev: Most Important Resource in Coping with Any Crisis Is Trust in Institutions That Manage It

    May 15 (BTA) - Speaking during an expert discussion on the social and economic dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis in light of Europe's and Bulgaria's experience held here on Friday under his auspices, President Rumen Radev said that the most important resource in coping with any c...

  • 2,138 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    May 15 (BTA) - Confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 2,138, Prof. Dimo Dimov of the national coronavirus task force told a briefing on Friday. There are 102 COVID-19 fatalities, and 545 patients have recovered. In the past 24 hours there were 38 new cases and three patients...

  • EC's Infringement Proceedings against Bulgaria on Free Movement of Goods, Environmental Matters, Transport

    May 14 (BTA) - In its latest package of infringement decisions published on Thursday, the European Commission (EC) urges Bulgaria to ensure the proper application of EU law in several areas, including free movement of goods, environmental matters and transport. At the same time, ...

  • May 15 Is Bulgaria's Tax Freedom Day in 2020

    May 14 (BTA) - May 15 is Tax Freedom Day in Bulgaria, the day on which people have theoretically settled their tax bills and can stop working for the government and start working for themselves, the Institute for Market Economics (IME) said Thursday. This is also the day on which...