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  • Today's Observances: January 18

    The world: - Beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25) THE ORTHODOX CHURCH marks the Feast Day of St Athanasios and St Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, and St Joachim, Patriarch of Turnovo. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1885: Parliament passe...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events, January 11-17

    Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - Brussels, January 11 Talking to Bulgarian journalists in Brussels, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva says Sofia is urging for tension in the Middle East to deescalate and for preserving the anti-ISIS coalition...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - POLITICS "Capital" covers the meeting held by President Rumen Radev with politicians and officials of the E-Government Agency and the government's Civil Registration and Administrative Services Department (CRASD) to discuss ways to improve the...

  • Central Bank to Auction Lv 200 Mln Treasury Bonds

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank will hold an auction for the sale of interest-bearing Treasury bonds maturing in ten years and six months on January 27, 2020, the central bank said in a press release on Friday. The settlement date is January 29, 2020. The...

  • Bulgarian Section at Berlin Green Week Welcomes Official Guests

    Berlin, January 17 (BTA special correspondent Lyudmila Spassova) - The Bulgarian section at the 85th International Green Week in Berlin welcomed official guests on Friday. Germany's Food and Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner congratulated her Bulgarian counterpart Dessi...

  • Central Bank to Auction Lv 200 Mln Treasury Bonds

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank will hold an auction for the sale of interest-bearing Treasury bonds maturing in ten years and six months on January 27, 2019, the central bank said in a press release on Friday. The settlement date is January 29, 2019. The...

  • Bulgarian Industrial Association Requests Meeting with Environment Minister over Potential Waste Import Ban

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) and BIA branch organizations in the area of recycling demand an urgent meeting with Environment and Water Minister Emil Dimitrov over recently stated intentions to introduce a moratorium on waste imports,...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on January 17 to 5 p.m. on January 20, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • European Commission Supports Reforms of State-owned Companies in Bulgaria

    Brussels, January 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria has made considerable progress in the area of corporate governance of state-owned enterprises, the European Commission said on Friday. The Commission and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development have been providing suppor...

  • InvestBulgaria Agency, Two Chinese Companies Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Beijing, January 17 (BTA) - InvestBulgaria Agency Executive Director Stamen Yanev signed a memorandum of understanding with two Chinese companies: Jiangsu Alfa Bus Co., Ltd. and ACN Worldwide, the Government Information Service reported on Friday. The memorandum was signed at ...

  • President Meets Political Forces and Government Agency Officials to Discuss Election Legislation, Power-Holders Boycott...

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev held a meeting with politicians and officials of the E-Government Agency and the government's Civil Registration and Administrative Services Department to discuss ways to improve the election legislation. The meeting was atte...

  • United Patriots Propose Ban on Lottery Games by Private Companies, Say Government Supports Them

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The United Patriots parliamentary group propose amendments to the Gambling Act that ban the operation of lottery games by private companies. National Assembly Deputy Chair Valeri Simeonov, who tabled the bill on Friday, said that the Prime Minister an...

  • Teachers and IT Professionals To Be Most Sought After by Employers, Shows Employment Agency Study

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Teachers and IT professionals will be among the most sought after higher education graduates over the next 12 months, indicate results of a second 2019 Labour Force Survey, organized by the Bulgarian Employment Agency (EA) jointly with the employment ...

  • National Construction Supervision Authority Carried Out Over 35,000 Checks in 2019

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Directorate for National Supervision Control said on Friday that it carried out over 35,000 checks of construction sites, construction documents and construction supplies in 2019. Some 24,000 construction permits were checked and over 70 of these...

  • Bulgarian Industrial Association Requests Meeting with Environment Minister over Potential Waste Import Ban

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) and BIA branch organizations in the area of recycling demand an urgent meeting with Environment and Water Minister Emil Dimitrov over recently stated intentions to introduce a moratorium on waste imports, the...

  • Bulgarian Military Overseas Missions, Operations in 2019 Cost Lv 20.9 Mln - Defence Minister

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The financial resources spent on the participation of Bulgarian military in overseas missions and operations in 2019 amounted to 20,932,400 leva rather than to a billion, Bulgarian Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said, addressing Parliament dur...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - On Friday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - The Bulgarian Socialist Party presented to Volya its reasoning for a planned no-confidence motion against the government over the incumbents' perceived failure in the environment ...

  • Revisions to Election Code Should Not Be Discussed Solely by Parliamentary Parties, Be Done Piecemeal - Expert

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - In a Bulgarian National Radio interview on Friday, Vanya Nousheva of Transparency International said that revisions to the election legislation should not be the outcome of a discussion including solely the parties represented in Parliament and should...

  • United Patriots Propose Ban on Lottery Games by Private Companies

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The United Patriots parliamentary group propose amendments to the Gambling Act that ban private companies from offering lottery games. National Assembly Deputy Chair Valeri Simeonov, who tabled the bill on Friday, commented for journalists that the St...

  • 2019 Consolidated Fiscal Programme Expenditures, Defence Spending Less than Planned - Finance Minister

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The 2019 expenditures under the Consolidated Fiscal Programme (CFP) and the expenditures on defence and security were lower than the amount planned, Bulgarian Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said, addressing Parliament during Question Time on Frida...