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  • 3,612 PCR Tests Confirm 134 New COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Bulgaria's Total to 13,343

    Sofia, August 9 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 13,343 on Sunday after 134 new infections were confirmed over the last 24 hours out of 3,612 PCR tests, according to data posted on www.coronavirus.bg. Dobrich tops the list of new cases with 3...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, August 9 (BTA) - JARGONS "Telegraph" (the only print daily that comes out on Sunday) leads on professional jargons, discussed for the newspaper by Assoc. Prof. Ani Kocheva. The story continues on two full inside pages, telling about jargon in the conscription army of...

  • Today's Observances: August 9

    The world: - International Day of the World's Indigenous People (marked since 1995); - Day of Nagasaki: Anniversary of the atomic bombing (1945); - National Day of Singapore. Day of the Republic (1965). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1886: Prince Alexander I of Ba...

  • Key Traffic Junctions in Sofia Blocked Again on Day 31 of Protests

    Sofia, August 8 (BTA) - After police removed tents from key junctions in Sofia early on Friday, a group of protesters again blocked them to traffic late in the evening. The police did not remove the tents. President Rumen Radev commented in a Facebook post on Friday evening ...

  • Defence Chief Admiral Emil Eftimov Meets with US Land Forces Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville

    Sofia, August 8 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Chief of Defence Admiral Emil Eftimov met with US Land Forces Chief of Staff General James McConville at the Novo Selo Training Area on Saturday, the Defence Ministry said. The two discussed aspects of the training of Bulgarian and Americ...

  • Key Traffic Junctions in Sofia Blocked Again by Protesters

    Sofia, August 8 (BTA) - After police removed tents from key junctions in Sofia early on Friday, a group of protesters again blocked them to traffic late in the evening. This time the police did not remove the tents. President Rumen Radev commented in a Facebook post on Fr...

  • Key Traffic Junctions in Sofia Blocked Again by Protesters

    Sofia, August 8 (BTA) - After police removed tents from key junctions in Sofia early on Friday, a group of protesters again blocked them to traffic late in the evening. The police did not remove the tents. President Rumen Radev commented in a Facebook post on Friday evening ...

  • Germany Introduces Mandatory COVID-19 Tests for Arrivals from Three Bulgarian Regions

    Sofia, August 8 (BTA) - Germany has introduced mandatory PCR testing for all persons who have spent time in the Bulgarian regions of Blagoevgrad, Dobrich and Varna, classified as risk areas by the German authorities, at any specific period within 14 days prior to 7:45 pm on Au...

  • 5,837 PCR Tests Confirm 195 COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Bulgaria's Total to 13,209

    Sofia, August 8 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 13,209 after 195 infections were confirmed in the 24 hours until Friday midnight through 5,837 PCR tests, according to data posted on www.coronavirus.bg. The active cases are 5,145. The hospit...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events: August 1-7

    Sofia, August 8 (BTA) - Sofia, August 1 The Foreign Ministry marks the third anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Friendship, Good Neighbourliness and Cooperation with the Republic of North Macedonia. A statement on its website says Bulgaria continues to uphold the fi...

  • Today's Observances: August 8

    The world: - ASEAN Day (anniversary of signing in 1967 of Bangkok Declaration, founding document of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1909: Workers at Safety Matches Factory in Kostenets (Southwestern Bulgaria) go on 133-day...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, August 8 (BTA) - ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS Protests against the third government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov continued in Sofia for a 30th evening on Friday, SegaBG.com reports in one of its top stories. Shortly after 9 pm demonstrators took control of the landmar...

  • Police Remove Tent Camps Blocking Traffic at Busy Junctions

    Sofia, August 7 (BTA) - At 4:30 a.m. on Friday, police removed the tent camps blocking vehicular traffic at three busy junctions in Sofia. The law enforcers used loudspeakers to order the protestors to leave the carriageway because they were violating the Road Traffic Act,...

  • Man Arrested for Assaulting Journalist

    Sofia, August 7 (BTA) - The Sofia Regional Prosecution Office Friday brought charges against a man who snatched and discarded a journalist's mobile device on August 5. The 20-year-old man was charged with reckless hooliganism and was remanded in custody for 72 hours. The ...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, August 7 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on August 7 to 5 p.m. on August 10, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remi...

  • Bulgaria to Host Joint Bulgarian-US Military Training Thracian Summer - 2020

    Sofia, August 7 (BTA) - Bulgaria is hosting the joint Bulgarian-American training Thracian Summer 2020, which will last until August 28 in the areas of Plovdiv Airport, the Military Formation 32040 - Krumovo, Cheshnegirovo Airport, the road section Poroyna - Lenovo, and in te...

  • Trade Union's Position on Right to Democratic Protest in Full Respect of Other Citizens' Rights

    Sofia, August 7 (BTA) - The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) Friday reiterated its position that every Bulgarian citizen has a constitutional right to hold democratic protests, strikes, demonstrations and marches - a right that no one can restrict,...

  • EC Calls for Respect for Demonstrators' Rights, for Police Actions in the Context of the Law

    Brussels, August 7 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Asked to comment on developments in Bulgaria in the past month, European Commission spokespersons Eric Mamer and Adalbert Jahnz Friday spoke in favour of the right to peaceful demonstrations in the EU Member States, sa...

  • Hospital Associations Propose Changes to Forthcoming National Framework Agreement Annex

    Sofia, August 27 (BTA) Ц A letter of the National Private Hospital Association, the Association of Municipal Hospitals in Bulgaria, the National Association of Regional Hospitals and the Bulgarian Hospital Association, demands payment for all their excess activity since 2015 a...

  • Five Candidates to Run for Bulgarian Socialist Party Chair on September 12

    Sofia, August 7 (BTA) - Seven candidates submitted declarations for participation in the direct election for Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Chair on September 12. Five of them meet the experience requirements: Valeri Zhablyanov, Georgi Todorov, Kiril Dobrev, Krassimir Yankov...