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  • July Inflation Up to 0.8%

    August 14 (BTA) - Inflation in July compared to June went up to 0.8 per cent, the National Statistical Institute said Wednesday. Inflation from the beginning of the year (July 2019 compared to December 2018) added up to 2 per cent, and the annual inflation for July 201...

  • Fire in Haskovo Region Spreads Over 800 ha

    August 13 (BTA) - A fire has spread over an area of 800 ha, half of which are forests, near the southeastern villages of Bryagovo, Lyubenovo and Rodopi, the head of the Fire Safety and Civil Protection General Directorate, Chief Commissioner Nikolay Nikolov said Tuesday.

  • Japan's Foreign Minister Kono Meets with Bulgarian Counterpart Zaharieva, PM Borissov

    August 13 (BTA) - Emerging from talks with Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono here on Tuesday, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said that Bulgaria would like to see more Japanese investments and tourists in this country. Kono is paying a two-day visit to Bulgaria at...

  • Overnight Stay Revenues in Tourism Up By 2.9% in January-June Y/Y

    August 12 (BTA) - A growth of 2.9 per cent was reported in revenues from overnight stays in accommodation places with 10 beds and more, as well as in the total number of people who spent a night there. The information comes from data published by the National Statistical Institut...

  • Prime Ministers Borissov of Bulgaria, Medvedev of Russia Confer at Economic Forum in Turkmenistan

    August 12 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred here on Monday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev within the framework of the First Caspian Economic Forum, the Government Information Service said. Borissov stressed the importance of top-leve...

  • Average Gross Monthly Wage Reaches LV 1,260 in Q2/2019

    August 12 (BTA) - In the second quarter of 2019, the average gross monthly wage in Bulgaria was 1,260 leva, increasing by 4.3 per cent compared with the first quarter of 2019, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Monday, publishing early estimates. Compared...

  • Revenue from Nights Spent Reaches Lv 205.4 Mln in June, Up by 2.6 Per Cent, Y/Y

    August 12 (BTA) - The total revenue from nights spent at accommodation establishments across Bulgaria in June 2019 reached 205.4 million leva, which was 2.6 per cent up from June 2018, the National Statistical Institute reported here on Monday. Revenue from Bulgarian ...

  • Bulgarian PM Borissov Holds Bilateral Meetings at Caspian Forum

    August 12 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred here on Monday with Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and with Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov within the framework of the First Caspian Economic Forum, the Government Information Service s...

  • Bulgarian Prime Minister Borissov Confers with Turkmen President Berdimuhamedow

    August 11 (BTA special correspondent Hristo Vodenov) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow at the Avaza resort on Sunday. "Relations between Bulgaria and Turkmenistan are important and promising. I am convi...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Visits Turkmenistan

    August 10 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov arrived Saturday in Turkmenistan, where the delegation led by him is on a three-day-long visit. As part of the visit, the Prime Minister will participate in the First Caspian Economic Forum, which will take place i...

  • Consumer Confidence Improved in July

    August 9 (BTA) - In July 2019, the total consumer confidence indicator increased by 0.8 percentage points compared to its level from 3 months ago, said the National Statistical Institute on Friday. This is due entirely to the increased confidence among the urban population.

  • Bulgaria Joins FOEDUS-EOEO Platform for Managing Cross-border Organ Exchanges

    August 9 (BTA) - Bulgaria has conducted successful negotiations and joins the FOEDUS-EOEO IT platform which provides an important tool for managing cross border organ exchanges, the Bulgarian Health Ministry said in a press release on Thursday.

  • Alleged Instigator of Revenue Agency Hack Sent Back into Custody

    August 8 (BTA) - The owner of cyber security company TAD Group, Ivan Todorov, was sent back into custody on Thursday after the Specialized Appellate Court concluded that his alleged part in a massive data breach at the National Revenue Agency (NRA) posed a serious public danger.

  • Industrial Output Down in June M-M

    August 8 (BTA) - In June, the Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, decreased by 1.9 per cent compared with May 2019, according to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute released on Thursday. In June, the working-day adjusted Industrial Product...

  • Prosecution to Probe Food Safety Agency amid ASF Outbreak

    August 8 (BTA) - Prosecutor-General Sotir Tsatsarov has ordered the specialized prosecution to carry out a check at the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) for possible malfeasance in office and conclusion of detrimental contracts in connection with animal waste disposal ...

  • Deputy Prime Minister Donchev to Coordinate Local Elections Planning

    August 7 (BTA) - The Council of Ministers adopted a decision on the planning and conduct of nationwide elections for municipal councillors and mayors on October 27, the government press service reported on Wednesday. Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev will be in char...

  • Law Enforcers Halt Rights-Infringing Online Distribution of Trendy Films

    August 7 (BTA) - A 44-year-old resident of Sofia was arrested on Tuesday after law enforcers of the Cybercrime Department of the General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime (GDCOC) identified him as the creator and administrator of over 40 online pages on which he distribut...

  • Sofia Authorities Bust State-of-the-art Cannabis Plantation

    August 6 (BTA) - Sofia Regional Police busted a state-of-the-art marijuana plantation, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. In the courtyard of the former Iskrets Labor Cooperative Agricultural Farms (TKZS), authorities discovered a massive greenhouse, equipped with ...

  • Maintenance of Newly Purchased Eight F-16 Jet Fighters Expected to be Done in Partnership between Bulgaria Air Force, Av...

    August 6 (BTA) - The maintenance of the eight F-16 Block 70 jet fighters Bulgaria is to receive is expected to be done in partnership between the Bulgarian Air Force and the Avionams aircraft repair plant, Lockheed Martin International Business Development Senior Manager ...

  • President Radev Vetoes Amendments to Military Intelligence Act

    August 5 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev vetoed and returned for further consideration the law amending the Military Intelligence Act, his Press Secretariat said Monday. The head of State does not agree with the revisions that would allow for a civilian to head the Defence...