The Covid-19 crisis continues, as Bulgaria marks another day with more than 6,000 new infections, more than 8,000 hospitalized and a further 145 deaths. The Military Medical Academy called for volunteers to help struggling medical staff, while hospitals in Burgas announced a halt to all planned operations due to the current burden imposed by Covid. Meanwhile, restaurateurs continue to rail against the effects of the Green Certificates; owners say that they have recorded an 80 percent drop in turnover since its introduction.
OneCoin founder Ruzha Ignatova owns a 13.5 billion GBP apartment in London: BBC
The so-called "Missing Cryptoqueen," as per the title of the popular BBC Radio 4 podcasts, has been exposed as owning a luxurious apartment in the British capital during a money laundering trial in Germany against her local lawyer, the BBC announced on Wednesday. Ms Ignatova, alongside her brother Konstantin, have been indicted of fraud and for organizing a pyramid scheme under the guise of a crypto currency called OneCoin in several countries worldwide, including Germany and the USA. Konstantin Ignatov is currently serving a sentence in the USA, while his sister has been missing since 2017. At its height, the scheme controlled over 4 billion USD. Read Kapital Insights' piece on OneCoin from 2020.
Ex-Lukoil-Bulgaria CEO Valentin Zlatev to build 72 mln USD hotel in Tanzania
According to the local Tanzanian branch of the specialized tourism publication eTN News, the former Lukoil-Bulgaria president who holds significant interests in the hotel business in Bulgaria, has discussed the construction of a 72-million USD resort under the banner of the German Kempinski Hotel Group. As visible from the photos, former Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova (GERB) also attended the meeting in an undisclosed capacity. The construction of the new Kempinski resort is due to start at the beginning of 2022 in Tarangire, Northern Tanzania.
Bulgartransgaz says gas deliveries to Serbia, Hungary restarted after Monday's incident
Natural gas transit via the TurkStream (Balkan Stream in Bulgaria) gas pipeline has recommenced since midnight of 2 November, the national gas transportation company announced on Wednesday morning. The repairs of the pipeline that burst at 3AM on Monday near Vetrino have been completed and deliveries halted in the directions of Serbia and Hungary have been relaunched, the company added.