Protests of Bulgarian doctors, nurses, and medical staff against chronic shortage of money for hospitals are continuing Friday, so far only as peaceful demonstrations.
The Bulgarian parliamentary economy committee has adopted at first reading the Socialist proposal for amendments to the Health Act pertaining to smoking in public places.
Bulgarian Association "Green Initiatives" proposes to generate a black list of all establishments that do not comply with the ban on smoking in public places.
Bulgaria’s Socialist Party has moved to parliament an amendment to the Health Act to ease the full ban on smoking in public places in the country.
Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova says the Ministry of Health and the Health Inspection must take emergency measures to improve conditions in the Vrazhdebna refugee center.
Bulgarian doctors have alerted about the threat of epidemics in Sofia districts where refugees are sheltered.
The Bulgarian Socialist Party will propose an amendment to the Health Act to allow smoking in stadiums and designated areas in airports.
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has threatened to slap a veto on planned amendments that would ease the full smoking ban in enclosed public spaces.
Two protest rallies are scheduled for Tuesday in Bulgaria against the government’s plans to abandon the existing full smoking ban in enclosed public spaces.
Bulgarian Health Minister Tanya Andreeva has opposed plans made by ruling left-wing MPs to scrap the existing full smoking ban in enclosed public spaces.
Bulgaria’s Reformist Bloc, an opposition formation consisting of mostly right-wing parties, has strongly criticized the Socialist-led government over its intention to lift the full smoking ban in closed public spaces.
The full smoking ban in enclosed public places must be dropped before winter, according to Spas Panchev, Deputy Chair of the parliamentary group of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).
Lawmakers of the three ruling parties in Bulgaria may launch a prosecution against former Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, as he is suspected in transferring state money envisaged for the health sector for other needs, violating the Bulgarian health insur
Bulgaria’s ruling Socialists are actively working behind the scenes to ease the full ban on smoking in public places in the country, according to media reports.
Bulgaria's Ministry of Health and the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) are working on a new mechanism for dealing with the debts of hospitals.
Bulgarians spend some BGN 2.2 B a year on pharmaceuticals, according to reports of Monitor daily.
The death of a 58-year-old Syrian woman has triggered slight tension in a refugee asylum in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.
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