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  • Registry Agency Director Resigns after Week-long Crash of Commercial Register

    August 17 (BTA) - The Executive Director of the Registry Agency, Zornitsa Daskalova, has resigned. Daskalova's letter of resignation has been accepted by Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva, the Justice Ministry said on Friday. The resignation came after the Commercial Register ...

  • Bulgaria with Second Highest Annual Inflation Rate in EU in July - Eurostat

    August 17 (BTA) - The annual inflation rate in the EU was 2.2 per cent in July 2018 and in the euro area, 2.1 per cent, Eurostat said in a press release on Friday. Bulgaria's annual inflation rate stood at 3.6 per cent, the second highest annual rate in the EU last month. Bulg...

  • Maritsa East Coal Mines Operator Urges for Updated National Energy Strategy

    August 17 (BTA) - The operator of the Maritsa East coal mines Friday urged for an updated national energy strategy to ensure Bulgaria's energy independence. Mini Maritsa Iztok CEO Andon Andonov said in a BTA interview that the future strategy should map out the future of his comp...

  • Milko Lazarov's "Aga" Named Best Feature Film at Sarajevo Festival

    August 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian film "Aga," directed by Milko Lazarov, won the Heart of Sarajevo award for best feature film at the Sarajevo Film Festival, one of the most important cultural events in the Balkans, Bulgarian National Television reported on Friday. "Aga" is abou...

  • 28,603 Violations Registered in Latest Speed Enforcement Operation

    August 16 (BTA) - A total of 28,5603 violations have been registered across the country during the latest speed enforcement operation between August 6 and 12, said the Interior Ministry on Thursday. The campaign is organized by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL)...

  • PM Unhappy with Work of Commercial Register's Director, Threatens Shakeup

    August 16 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is dissatisfied with the performance of Zornitsa Daskalova, the Executive Director of the Registry Agency, whose Commercial Register has been out of order for a week due to a computer glitch. The government press service quoted Bori...

  • Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov Defeats Germany's Mischa Zverev at Cincinnati Masters

    August 16 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the third round of the 5.7 million dollar Cincinnati Masters after a hard won 7-6(5), 7-5 against Germany's Mischa Zverev in 101 minutes on Thursday. Zverev, 30, who is ranked 44th in the world, has a record of four...

  • Greece-Bulgaria Gas Link Will Be Exempt from Third-Party Access Rules

    August 15 (BTA) - The ICGB company which manages the interconnector project between Bulgaria and Greece said on Wednesday that the gas link has been exempted from the EU rules for access of third parties. Following the decision of the European Commission, the national regulato...

  • National Assembly Deputy Chair Mareshki Offers Condolences on Italian Bridge Disaster

    August 15 (BTA) - Bulgarian National Assembly Deputy Chairman and Volya Party leader Vesselin Mareshki has offered condolences to the families bereaved by Tuesday's tragic incident on the Ponte Morandi near Genoa, Volya said in a press release on Wednesday. The motorway br...

  • Commercial Register Partially Reopened after Glitch

    August 15 (BTA)- As of the morning on Wednesday, the Commercial Register and the register of NGOs are back in partial operation after a glitch shut down the system on Friday, the Registry Agency said. Company status checks have been resumed, expected to be followed by phase...

  • Bulgarian PM Borissov Cables Condolences to Italian PM on Italian Bridge Disaster

    August 14 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has cabled condolences to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in connection with the tragic incident on the Ponte Morandi near Genoa, the Government Information Service said on Tuesday.

  • Minister Nankov: Bulgaria, Romania Need More Bridges on Danube

    August 14 (BTA) - Regional Development and Public Works Minister Nikolay Nankov Tuesday said that Bulgaria and Romania need more bridges on the Danube. Given the actual traffic data and the forthcoming construction of the Rousse-Veliko Turnovo motorway, a fast connection to Pan-E...

  • National Ombudsman: Reform of Social System for People with Disabilities to Start Next January

    August 14 (BTA) - The reform of the social system for people with disabilities will start on January 1, 2019, said here on Tuesday National Ombudsman Maya Manolova, who met with citizens and protesting mothers of disabled children. She explained that the changes are made for ever...

  • NGOs Blame Environment Ministry for Bad State of Seven Rila Lakes, Law Violations

    August 14 (BTA) - For the Nature coalition of environmental organizations blames the Environment and Water Ministry for the illegal entry of a group of dancing people in one of the protected Seven Rila Lakes and for the violation of the Rila National Park Management Plan.

  • Bourgas Municipal Councilor Charged with Assisting Justice Evasion

    August 14 (BTA) - Bourgas municipal councilor Bencho Benchev has been charged with helping an accused person evade justice and with illegal possession of ammunitions, the prosecution office said Tuesday.

  • Second Quarter Unemployment at 5.5%

    August 14 (BTA) - In the second quarter of 2018, unemployment stood at 5.5 per cent, the National Statistical Institute said Tuesday. There were a total of 182,200 jobless people, including 109,800 men (60 per cent) and 72,400 women (39.7 per cent). The second-quarter...

  • GDP Goes Up by 3.4% in Second Quarter of 2018, Y/Y

    August 14 (BTA) - Bulgaria's gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2018 increased by 3.4 per cent compared with the second quarter of 2017 and by 0.8 per cent compared with the first quarter of 2018, according to seasonally adjusted data published by the Nat...

  • July Inflation at 0.7%

    August 14 (BTA) - Inflation in Bulgaria in July 2018 stood at 0.7 per cent compared to the previous month, the National Statistical Institute reported on Tuesday. It adds up to an inflation of 1.7 per cent for the period from December 2017 and 3.6 per cent from July 2017. T...

  • PM Borissov Confers with World Bank CEO Georgieva

    August 13 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred here on Monday at the Council of Ministers' building with the Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva, Cabinet's press service reported.

  • Glitch Shuts Down Commercial Register, Prosecution and Security Services Alerted

    August 13 (BTA) - The Justice Ministry has alerted the prosecution service, the State Agency for National Security and the Interior Ministry of a glitch which had shut down the Commercial Register and the register of NGOs, the Justice Ministry's Registry Agency said Sunday.