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  • Bulgaria Receives Annual Award at Vienna Economic Forum

    November 20 (BTA) - On Monday, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU Liliyana Pavlova received the prestigious Annual Award of the Vienna Economic Forum for Bulgaria's partnership at the forum and for contributing to the development of regional economic c...

  • Authorities Find Lv 427,000 in SABA Chief Secretary's Safe Deposit Box

    November 20 (BTA) - The Specialized Prosecution Office (SPO) has seized Bulgarian leva and foreign currency worth 427,000 leva from a safe deposit box belonging to the Chief Secretary of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad (SABA), Krassimir Tomov, SPO reported Tuesday.

  • Bulgaria Elected to Executive Council of Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

    November 20 (BTA) - At its 23rd annual conference, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Monday unanimously elected Bulgaria to its Executive Council for the 2019-2021 period, said the Foreign Ministry press office.

  • Bulgarian Parliament Chair Meets with Japanese Counterpart

    November 20 (BTA) - On the second day of an official two-day visit to Japan, Bulgarian Parliament leader Tsveta Karayancheva met here Tuesday with Chuichi Date, President of the House of Councillor (the upper house of the National Diet) and with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said th...

  • Bulgaria's Current and Capital Account Records Surplus of EUR 369.9 Mln in September

    November 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria's current and capital account recorded a surplus of 369.9 million euro in September 2018, compared with a surplus of 585.9 million euro in September 2017, the Bulgarian National Bank reported on Monday. In January-September 2018 the current and capita...

  • BSP Demands Government's Resignation, Early Parliamentary Elections

    November 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) demands the government's resignation and early parliamentary elections, leader Kornelia Ninova told reporters on Monday after a meeting of the party's Executive Bureau and the leadership of the parliamentary group.

  • PM Borissov Orders Check Covering Past Five Yearsinto Bulgarian Passports Issued toForeign Nationals

    November 19 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov assigned a check by the Interior Ministry and the State Agency for National Security into Bulgarian documents issued to foreign nationals over the past five years, the government's information service said in a press release Monda...

  • PM Borissov, Turkish Trade Minister Pekcan Discuss Boosting Bilateral Cooperation

    November 19 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Turkish Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan discussed the opportunities for expanding cooperation in bilateral trade relations, the government information service said on Monday. The meeting focused on the development and...

  • National Assembly Chair Karayancheva Meets with Japanese Emperor Akihito

    November 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva is on a working visit in Tokyo, the National Assembly's press centre reported Monday. At her audience with Emperor Akihito, Karayancheva said that Bulgarian-Japanese relations are a priority in this...

  • Forum in Sofia Launches Informal Network of Balkan Ombudsmen

    November 19 (BTA) - National Ombudsman Maya Manolova Monday opened a forum here that marked the launch of an informal network for cooperation between ombudsmen from Balkan countries. Public defenders from 12 Balkan states are taking part in the event, which focuses on hum...

  • Parliament Chair to Pay Official Visit to Japan

    November 18 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva will lead a Bulgarian parliamentary delegation on an official visit to Japan between November 19 and 20 at the invitation of Chuichi Date, President of the House of Councillors (the upper house of the Japanese Parlia...

  • Nationwide Protests Continue on Sunday

    November 18 (BTA) - Nationwide protests against high fuel prices, the rising cost of living, poverty and corruption continued in Bulgaria on Sunday. Demonstrations were also held in Rousse, Shoumen, Turgovishte, Silistra, Sliven, Lovech, Troyan, Teteven, Montana, Berkovitsa, Vurs...

  • Disabled Children's Mothers to Keep Protesting until Parliament Accepts Deputy PM Simeonov's Resignation

    November 17 (BTA) - The protesting mothers of disabled children Saturday told a briefing that they will continue their protests until Parliament accepts the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov.

  • Agency for Cadastre Given Two Extra Years to Improve Administrative E-Services

    November 17 (BTA) - The Agency for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (AGCC) is given two additional years to improve its electronic administrative services, the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works said on Saturday.

  • Fitch Ratings Affirms Bulgaria's IDRs at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

    November 17 (BTA) - Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bulgaria's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BBB', with a stable outlook. The Short-Term Foreign and Local Currency IDRs have been affirmed at 'F2', the Finance Ministry said, citing a Fitch repo...

  • Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov Resigns

    November 16 (BTA) - At an extraordinary news briefing at the Council of Ministers on Friday evening, Valeri Simeonov announced his "personal decision" to resign as Deputy Prime Minister in Bulgaria's GERB/United Patriots coalition Cabinet. He specified that his decision ...

  • Europe of Nations and Freedoms Vows Support for Bulgaria's Volya

    November 16 (BTA) - Visiting Sofia, French nationalist leader Marine le Pen vowed support for Bulgaria's Volya party. "The French patriots support you and your struggle for the right of the nations," she said. Representatives of le Pen's National Rally party are in Sofi...

  • Vice President Iotova Meets with Iranian Counterpart in Sofia

    November 16 (BTA) - Vice President Iliana Iotova met with her Iranian counterpart Ali Asghar Mounesan here on Friday, the head of State's press secretariat reported. They discussed ways to deepen the bilateral contacts in the areas of tourism, cultural heritage and tradit...

  • President Radev: Bulgaria Needs Modern and Combatworthy Army

    November 16 (BTA) - "The world is dynamic and full of contradictions which means that Bulgaria needs a modern and combatworthy army interoperable with those of its allies," said President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Rumen Radev on Friday. He addressed a formal meeting at the G...

  • Borissov at 3rd Thessaloniki Summit: "Our Connectivity Is Geostrategic"

    November 16 (BTA) - Addressing the 3rd Thessaloniki Summit on Thursday, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said: "There is no better place than the EU. When Greece was going through a crisis, it was the EU that stood by it. If there is a problem, it is NATO and the EU that will help u...