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Bulgaria Remains at the Bottom of the Corruption Index

“Foreign investments have decreased by 50% over the past year, and this is a good litmus test,” Kalin Slavov, executive director of Transparency International, told BNR before the presentation of the International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2021.

Business | January 25, 2022, Tuesday // 10:46

Number of Israeli Tourists who want to Visit Bulgaria is Increasing

The Minister of Tourism Hristo Prodanov held a working meeting with the Ambassador of the State of Israel, H.E. Yoram Elron. The two discussed bilateral relations between Israel and Bulgaria, as well as ways to improve tourist flows between the two countr

Business » Tourism | January 25, 2022, Tuesday // 10:39

Biden Discussed the Ukrainian Crisis and action Against Russia with European Leaders

US President Joe Biden held an 80-minute video conference with several European leaders on the Ukrainian crisis last night, Reuters and AFP reported.

World » EU | January 25, 2022, Tuesday // 10:31

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: More than 100 Dead in the Last 24 hours

891 277 are the total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria. This is shown by the data of the Unified Information Portal.

Society » Health | January 25, 2022, Tuesday // 10:21

From Feb 1: Covid Certificates of over 93,000 Bulgarian Citizens will not be Valid in the EU

The European digital COVID certificates for vaccination of 93 thousand citizens, whose vaccination course was completed more than 270 days ago on February 1, will not be valid for travel to the EU, the Ministry of Health announced.

Society » Health | January 24, 2022, Monday // 19:48

Bulgarian PM will Convene a Security Council Tomorrow on the Situation in Ukraine

Tomorrow, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov will convene a Security Council of the Council of Ministers. Earlier, GERB said that they were submitting 59 signatures, while 48 were needed, with a request to convene an extraordinary session of the National Assembl

Politics | January 24, 2022, Monday // 19:39

Kiril Petrov Welcomed North Macedonian Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski in Sofia

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov welcomed the Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovachevski.

Politics | January 24, 2022, Monday // 19:24

Natural Gas Prices Rise by 8% in Europe over Fears of Impending Ukraine-Russia Armed Conflict

Natural gas in Europe rose by about 8% to 86 euros per megawatt-hour due to growing fears of a possible Russian military invasion of Ukraine, which would further escalate tensions between the West and Moscow and lead to problems with Russian supplies of n

Business » Energy | January 24, 2022, Monday // 17:12

The Euro has Weakened against the Dollar, Bitcoin at its Lowest Level in Six Months

The US dollar strengthened slightly against major currencies today as the Euro fell in Asian trade as stock markets nervous of tensions in Ukraine and a possible more aggressive rise in the Federal Reserve's (Fed) reference rate this week.

Business | January 24, 2022, Monday // 17:00

EU has No Plans to Withdraw from Ukraine and Expects the US to explain Why they did

At the moment, the European Union does not plan to withdraw the families of its diplomats from Ukraine, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borrell was quoted as saying by Reuters.

World » EU | January 24, 2022, Monday // 15:03

Covid in the Bulgarian Education system - What do the Percentages Show

There are 452 classes in the country that are in quarantine by order of the Minister of Education. This is less than 1% of all classes in the country. Two more municipalities have introduced a rotation principle for students from 5th to 12th grade - Gabro

Society » Education | January 24, 2022, Monday // 14:57

Australia has Called on its Citizens to leave Ukraine

Australian authorities have advised citizens to refrain from traveling to Ukraine and Australians who are there to leave as soon as possible. This was announced on Monday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Australian Union, quoted by TACC.

World | January 24, 2022, Monday // 14:51

British Diplomats began to Leave Ukraine

Britain has begun withdrawing its diplomatic staff from the embassy in Ukraine amid warnings that the Russian military could invade the country with very short notice.

World | January 24, 2022, Monday // 14:44

NATO will Expand its Military Presence in Eastern Europe

NATO allies are sending more warplanes and ships to strengthen NATO's presence in Eastern Europe, given the situation around Ukraine.

World | January 24, 2022, Monday // 14:36

No Night Transport in Sofia at least until April 30

This will be voted by the Sofia Municipal Council (SMC) at its meeting on Thursday.

Society | January 24, 2022, Monday // 10:56

Former Health Minister: Bulgaria is Already in the Omicron Phase

“Bulgaria is already in the Omicron phase. Evidence of this is the continuing number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 and those admitted to intensive care units.” This was commented by the former Minister of Health Dr. Mimi Vitkova on Nova TV.

Society » Health | January 24, 2022, Monday // 10:49

Bulgarian Professor: At the End of Spring the Cases will Decrease Sharply

“The good thing about Omicron is that a very low percentage are admitted to hospitals and a very low percentage have severe manifestations of the disease.” This was said to BNR by Prof. Todor Kantardjiev, advisor to the Sofia Municipality on health issues

Society » Health | January 24, 2022, Monday // 10:34

Former Defense Minister: Important Interest in Russian Policy in the Balkans is a Weak Bulgaria

“Russia aims to invoke division and point out that there are difficulties in consolidating Bulgaria's position. And thus to exert political pressure on Bulgaria. An important interest in Russian policy in the Balkans is weak Bulgaria.” Thus, the former ca

Business | January 24, 2022, Monday // 10:14

Thousands Protested against COVID Measures in Brussels (VIDEOS)

Protest and riots in Brussels. The police used tear gas and water cannons against protesters who are disagreeing with the green certificate. Several buildings in the Belgian capital have been severely damaged. There are also arrested individuals.

World » EU | January 24, 2022, Monday // 09:53

Thousands Protest against Mandatory COVID Vaccination in Washington DC

Several thousand people took to the streets of Washington D.C. to protest the mandatory vaccination against COVID-19. The demonstrators carried placards reading “Make love, not obligations!” Protesters have spoken out against President Joe Biden's policy

World | January 24, 2022, Monday // 09:46

WHO: Europe is Probably on the Verge of an End to the Pandemic

The Omicron variant has moved the Covid pandemic into a new phase and is likely to bring it to an end in Europe, the World Health Organization's regional director for Europe said on Sunday.

Society » Health | January 24, 2022, Monday // 09:35
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