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Tsvetelia Tsolova

Bulgaria's empty Black Sea resorts brace for tough summer

25 Jun 2020

SUNNY BEACH, Bulgaria Sunny Beach, Bulgaria's largest Black Sea resort known for its vibrant night life and packed coastline, is like a ghost town.

UPDATE 1-Bulgaria's Fibank shares rise after revamped share issue plan

16 Apr 2020

SOFIA, April 16 Shares in Bulgaria's First Investment Bank (Fibank) rose on Thursday after it revamped its plan to raise 200 million levs ($112 million) via a share issue to help cover a capital shortfall found by ECB stress tests last year.

Bulgaria's Fibank revamps plan to raise $112 mln to boost capital

16 Apr 2020

SOFIA, April 16 Bulgaria's First Investment Bank (Fibank) has revamped a 200 million levs ($111.5 million) capital-raising plan that the regulator rejected earlier this year, in a crucial step as the EU member state boosts efforts towards adopting the euro.

Bulgarian churches open for Easter, but only most devout go

12 Apr 2020

SOFIA Clad in protective masks and gloves, a few dozen pious Orthodox Christians prayed for health on Sunday at the Bulgarian capital Sofia's expansive Saint Nedelya Cathedral, in one of the few nations where churches are open over the Easter holidays.

Bulgarian churches open for Easter, but only most devout go

12 Apr 2020

SOFIA, April 12 Clad in protective masks and gloves, a few dozen pious Orthodox Christians prayed for health on Sunday at the Bulgarian capital Sofia's expansive Saint Nedelya Cathedral, in one of the few nations where churches are open over the Easter holidays.

UPDATE 2-Bulgaria expects coronavirus to shrink economy, plans new debt

31 Mar 2020

* Expects to end the year with fiscal deficit of 3%/GDP (Adds budget execution estimates for Q1)

Bulgaria's Roma say some coronavirus measures are discriminatory

25 Mar 2020

SOFIA Authorities in the Bulgarian city of Sliven have set up police checkpoints around the Roma neighbourhood, as the government considers tougher measures for a community it says has flaunted rules designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

British skiers stuck in coronavirus lockdown at Bulgaria resort

19 Mar 2020

SOFIA Dozens of confused and fearful British tourists were stranded in a lockdown at the Bulgarian ski resort of Bansko on Wednesday after three people there tested positive for coronavirus.

British skiers stuck in coronavirus lockdown at Bulgaria resort

19 Mar 2020

SOFIA, March 18 Dozens of confused and fearful British tourists were stranded in a lockdown at the Bulgarian ski resort of Bansko on Wednesday after three people there tested positive for coronavirus.

EBRD ready to support Bulgaria in shift from fossil fuels

28 Feb 2020

SOFIA, Feb 28 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is ready to help Bulgaria decarbonise its emission-intensive economy, its vice president said. Bulgaria supports the European Union bloc's ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050. But a shift from fossil fuels would pose a serious challenge to the Balkan country, which depends on coal-fired electricity plants.

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