If you are a parent here, you probably already know that the nationwide exit exam after middle school produced the best results in 3 years. Whether it is due to COVID or not is unclear but here is another piece of good news:
Bulgaria registers 0 COVID-19 fatalities in one day
Sunday was the first day for nine months on which there were no-COVID-related deaths. And even the number of registered transmissions was low - just 16. This wave of the pandemic is - perhaps predictably - on the wane now that summer's here. The trouble is the disease will probably rear its head again in the autumn since too few people have been vaccinated or actually caught COVID.
State-owned coal plant gets 125 million euro subsidy through electricity billsInstead of thinking about how to close down the mine and the plant of "Maritza-Iztok 2" complex, the government is ensuring it gets an annual quota from the electricity market. This means the whole country is going to pay 2% more for their bills just to keep the plant open.
The sole motivation for the decision is political - there are 2300 people working in the plant.
Slavi Trifonov's party wins the first leg of mayoral electionsIn a vote seen as the precursor to national elections, There is such a people's party emerged top in the first round of elections in Blagoevgrad. The southwestern city had mayoral elections after the previous mayor was removed from office by a court order. He is, however, still in the race, winning second place.
Previous ruling party GERB's candidate came third and will not reach the second round.
This was also the first full machine-voting election and, to everyone's delight, no tangible problems accompanied the procedure.