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  • Parliamentary Parties Make Political Assessments, Forecasts

    December 27 (BTA) - Interviewed by BTA, MPs made assessments of, and forecasts for, political developments in Bulgaria. Toma Bikov, MP of GERB: The majority in Parliament showed it is real and does not depend on the opposition. The only possible governance formula is ...

  • 16th Bulgarian Christmas Campaign Raises Nearly Lv 2 Mln

    December 26 (BTA) - Since its launch in late November, the 16th Bulgarian Christmas charity campaign has raised nearly 2 million leva, the President's Press Secretariat said on Wednesday. The purpose of the 16-year-old initiative of the presidential institution is to promote p...

  • Christmas in Bulgaria

    December 25 (BTA) - In a Christmas message, read out at a festive liturgy at the St Alexander Nevsky Memorial Cathedral in Sofia on Tuesday morning, Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte and the metropolitans of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church called on Bulgarians at home ...

  • PM Borissov Receives Visiting Saudi Delegation

    December 24 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred at the Council of Ministers here on Monday with Prince Turki Bin Mohammed Bin Fahd Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, adviser at the Royal Saudi Court, and his delegation, the Government Information Service said.

  • PM Borissov: Population, GDP of Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia Should Not Be Underestimated

    December 22 (BTA Special Correspondent Hristo Vodenov) - Emerging from a high-level quadrilateral meeting here on Saturday between Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told journalists that such meetings are in conformity with the EU's mai...

  • President Radev Reacts Strongly to Proposal to Select F-16 Fighter Jets

    December 22 (BTA) - Speaking on "Darik Radio" Saturday, President Rumen Radev described the proposal to select the F-16 fighter jet as a triumph of lobbyism. His comments came in response to Friday's announcement by an interinstitutional commission that a proposal will be made to...

  • Dogan: "As of Today's Date, Society and State Do Not Need Early Parliamentary Elections"

    December 21 (BTA) - "As of today's date, society and the State do not need early parliamentary elections. On the contrary, we must even do what it takes to prevent an intra-party implosion of the incumbents," Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) Honorary Chairman Ahmed ...

  • Termination of Criminal Proceedings Will not Preclude Forfeiture Claims

    December 20 (BTA) - The National Assembly Thursday adopted conclusively draft amendments to the Counter-Corruption and Unlawfully Acquired Asset Forfeiture (CCUAAF) Act, which envisage that the CCUAAF Commission will not lose its right to a forfeiture claim in case of termination...

  • No Bulgarian Service Members Hurt in Rocket Attack on Kandahar Airport in Afghanistan

    December 20 (BTA) - No Bulgarian service members were hurt when the international coalition base at Kandahar Airport, Afghanistan, drew rocket fire at 00:10 hrs local time on Thursday, the Bulgarian Defence Ministry said.

  • Parliament Closes Down Ministry for Bulgarian EU Presidency

    December 20 (BTA) - At its regular sitting on Thursday, the National Assembly adopted a resolution to close down the Ministry for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018 and to relieve Minister Liliyana Pavlova of her duties as Cabinet member, effect...

  • Transport Ministry Will Probe Supply of Goods Contracts at Sofia Airport

    December 20 (BTA) - Transport Minister Rosen Zhelyazkov has ordered a check of contracts for supply of goods, outstanding payments of over 10,000 leva and measures for their recovery, his Ministry said The check will be carried out by an internal audit unit with the Transport ...

  • Incumbents and Opposition Clash over Who Will Bear Burden of EUR 77 Mln Fine

    December 19 (BTA) - Reading out declarations in the National Assembly on Wednesday, the parliamentary groups of the ruling GERB party and the opposition BSP For Bulgaria clashed over who will bear the burden of a 77,068,000 euro fine imposed by the European Commission on the Bulg...

  • Parliament Passes Conclusively Amendments to Spatial Development Act

    December 19 (BTA) - Parliament Wednesday passed conclusively revisions to the Spatial Development. The MPs put off by two years the enforcement of requirements for the existence of master plans as a necessary condition for changing the intended purpose of the land outside urbaniz...

  • Lv 22 Mln Saved under Bulgarian EU Council Presidency Budget

    December 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council Minister Liliyana Pavlova said here at a Wednesday Council of Ministers press conference that the expenditures saved under the Bulgarian EU Presidency's budget totalled 22 million leva. Pavlova noted that the total budget...

  • Outbreak of Avian Influenza Confirmed in Northwestern Bulgaria

    December 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency has confirmed a new outbreak of avian influenza in a private farm in the village of Kosovo, Northwestern Bulgaria.

  • Parliament Passes Amendments to Cultural Heritage Act

    December 19 (BTA) - Parliament adopted here on Wednesday amendments to the Cultural Heritage Act, according to which cultural heritage is to be identified by national and regional museums alone or jointly with other scientific or cultural institutes or universities. Municipal and...

  • President Radev Vetoes Penal Code Revisions

    December 19 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev has vetoed Penal Code amendments which revise the Criminal Procedure Code, his press secretariat said on Wednesday. The challenged provisions allow for the delay by 48 hours of the notification of the family and employer of an a...

  • Borissov at High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

    December 18 (BTA) - Addressing the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov talked about the digitalization of the economy worldwide, a process known as Industry 4.0, which experts term as the current industrial revolution. "Like every revol...

  • Prime Minister Borissov, US Secretary of State Pompeo Have Phone Talk

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov talked over the phone with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the latter's request, the government's information service said on Tuesday.

  • 10 Kg Heroin Smuggled from Turkey Confiscated at the Border

    December 18 (BTA) - District Prosecutor's Office in Haskovo has charged a 45-year-old Serbian citizen with trafficking 10.345 kilos of heroin worth 931,050 leva across the border, the Plovdiv Appellate Prosecutor's Office said.