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  • Two Defence Information Service Chiefs Charged with Leaking Classified Information

    July 8 (BTA) - The Military District Prosecution Office in Sofia has charged the former and the current chiefs of the Defence Information Service with malfeasance in office. The investigation was initiated following a check by the State Agency for National Security and a subseque...

  • Prime Minister Talks with Football Club Owners

    July 8 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met with the owners of Bulgaria's top three football clubs Ludogorets, CSKA-Sofia and Levski on Monday to discuss television rights, alleged pressure on referees, and football hooliganism. The meeting at the Council of Minister...

  • PM Borissov Confers with Bank for International Settlements Head Carstens

    July 8 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred here on Monday with the General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Agustin Carstens, Cabinet's press service reported. The meeting, which was also attended by Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) Go...

  • National Meeting of GERB Changes Party's Statute

    July 7 (BTA) - At a national meeting at Sofia's NDK convention centre on Sunday, the ruling GERB party amended its Statute and made changes to its Executive Commission. The event was attended by 1,067 delegates of GERB from across Bulgaria, making the decisions legitimate...

  • Leader of Opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party Notifies European Institutions, Ambassadors about Cut State Subsidy to Po...

    July 6 (BTA) - The Chairperson of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), Kornelia Ninova, has sent a letter to European institutions and diplomats in Bulgaria about the cut amount of the state subsidy paid to political formations, BSP said in a press release Satu...

  • Memorandum of Cooperation Framework on South East European International Institute for Sustainable Technologies Signed d...

    July 6 (BTA) - A Memorandum of Cooperation Framework on the South East European International Institute for Sustainable Technologies was signed at the Western Balkan Summit of the Berlin Process held in Poznan. On behalf of Bulgaria the memorandum was signed by Prime Mini...

  • Bulgarian PM Borissov at Western Balkans Summit in Poznan: "Keyword is Trust"

    July 5 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Friday addressed the Western Balkans Summit of the Berlin Process initiative. Borissov said, quoted by the information service of the Bulgarian government, that the keyword is trust, this is what the countries partici...

  • Bulgarian Socialists Distance Themselves from PES President's Approval of PM Borissov

    July 5 (BTA) - The Executive Bureau of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) does not support the words of Party of European Socialists (PES) President Sergei Stanishev that Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is acting like a statesman, not as a politician, the BSP information service s...

  • Bulgarian National Television Has New Director

    July 5 (BTA) - The Council for Electronic Media (CEM) Friday elected in a 3-2 vote Emil Koshloukov as director general of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT). So far Koshloukov was BNT's programme director and served as the TV's acting director general after its previous h...

  • No Conditions for Mafia-Type Groups in Bulgaria - Interior Minister

    July 5 (BTA) - The security environment in Bulgaria is relatively settled and stable, and there are no signs and conditions for the existence of major crime groups at the national level, mafia-type groupings and criminal activity of great public concern, Interior Minister Mladen ...

  • EC Infringement Proceedings Against Bulgaria Decreased in 2018

    July 4 (BTA corr. Nikolay Zhelyazkov) - The number of newly opened infringement proceedings by the European Commission (EC) against Bulgaria decreased in 2018, according to the annual report for applying European legislation, presented on Thursday. In 2018, a total of 18 new proc...

  • Parliament Slashes Party Subsidies to One Lev per Vote, Local Elections in Focus of Debate

    July 4 (BTA) - During Thursday's parliamentary second-reading debate on a proposed cut of state subsidies for political parties from 11 leva to 1 lev per valid vote won at the latest parliamentary elections, the BSP for Bulgaria parliamentary group accused the incumbents of tryin...

  • Electronics, Electrical Engineering Dominate Bulgarian Exports

    July 4 (BTA) - Electronics and electrical engineering take the first place in Bulgarian exports, as the sector totals nearly 7 billion leva or a little over 12 per cent of the total export for 2018, according to data from the National Statistical Institute and the Bulgarian Assoc...

  • Bulgaria, China Establish Strategic Partnership Relations

    July 3 (BTA special correspondent Asen Boyadjiev) - Bulgaria and China are establishing relations of strategic partnership, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping said Wednesday at the start of the plenary talks in Beijing. President Xi ...

  • Deputy PM Nikolova Addresses Ukraine Reform Conference in Toronto

    July 3 (BTA) - "Now, more than ever before, it is important for the Ukrainian leadership to make more reforms, particularly in the spheres of justice, the state of law and the fight against corruption," Deputy Prime Minister responsible for economic and demographic policy...

  • Transport Minster Zhelyazkov Meets with EASA Director General

    July 3 (BTA) - Transport Minister Rossen Zhelyazkov met with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Director General Patrick Ky, Zhelyazkov's ministry said. The meeting took place at Zhelyazkov's invitation as part of measures to ensure safety and environmental protectio...

  • 109 ECONOMY - CIGARETTES - ILLEGAL TRADE

    July 3 (BTA) - Since the beginning of the year, the Bulgarian border police have seized 11.5 tonnes of chopped tobacco, said Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during a report on combating illegal cigarette trade on Wednesday. Data gathered by collecting and analyzing empty cigarette ...

  • PM Borissov Hails Agreement on Top EU Jobs

    July 3 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov expressed satisfaction after the European Council picked its candidates for the top EU jobs on Tuesday - especially because his European People's Party preserves the European Commission Preside...

  • Start of Finnish EU Presidency Discussed at Sofia Meeting

    July 2 (BTA) - Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva Tuesday expressed hope that the launch of EU accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia is not postponed again in October. "Reaching a compromise is not easy, but I hope that, for the sake of the EU's rep...

  • International Expedition to Prove Ancient Trade Connection Between Black Sea, Egypt

    July 2 (BTA) - An international expedition will leave from the coastal city of Varna in July on a voyage to prove Herodotus' claim that there was a trade connection between the people of Ancient Egypt and the Black Sea, and more specifically that the Egyptian pyramids con...