The decision comes after weeks of high numbers of new cases putting intense pressure on hospitals. Many Bulgarians believe it comes too late.
The country ranked first in terms of the share of people who have died from coronavirus in Europe and the number of new cases remains high, above 4,000 per day.
A record 21 Czech companies made it into the ranking of the region’s fastest growing tech businesses.
Critics slam Sofia’s decision to block its neighbour’s progress towards EU accession as “morally indefensible” and “pitiful”, link veto to Bulgarian ruling parties’ falling popularity ahead of 2021 general election.
Bulgaria uses veto to block North Macedonia’s progress towards EU accession, while Netherlands insists Albania meet all conditions by EU leaders.
Agreements signed on deepening regional integration and alignment with EU policies aimed at achieving climate neutrality — but no breakthrough in ongoing spat between summit's co-hosts Bulgaria and North Macedonia.
Sales of food, non-food goods and automotive fuel all plunged in September.
Bulgaria blocked its neighbour's progress towards EU accession after its controversial unilateral conditions were not included in the EU negotiation framework for North Macedonia.
There is positive news for all Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) commercial bankers, market observers and investment bankers. The fresh 2020 CEE Banking Report by Raiffeisen Research paints an encouraging picture of banking in CEE.
New restrictions imposed in countries struggling with a vicious second wave of the pandemic.
Hopes two-day delay will enable Germany’s diplomatic efforts to prevent Bulgaria from vetoing the start of EU accession talks with Skopje.
After 116 nights of anti-government protests, organisers say "other forms of resistance" are needed as mass demonstrations risk putting further pressure on Bulgaria's over-stretched healthcare system.
First estimates from OIV show drought hitting the grape crops in countries such as Romania and Moldova, while others like Hungary and Russia managed to boost production.