Bulgarian MPs have moved to parliament a proposal to ease the full smoking ban in closed public spaces that was imposed on June 1.
If the proposal is accepted the ban will be lifted for smoking in bars and night clubs after 10 p.m., local news daily Standart reported.
Individual lawmakers from all parties in parliament have declared support for the move. The ruling centre-right party GERB, however, has said it is opposed to relaxing the regulations.
Last month, Bulgarian business representatives and regular citizens staged a protest in front of parliament demanding that the full smoking ban in closed public spaces is lifted.