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  • GERB: Socialist Leader Ninova Is Behind Provocations in SE Bulgaria

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - Speaking at a briefing here on Saturday, Anton Todorov and Toma Bikov of the ruling GERB party said that "the provocations in Southeastern Bulgaria and the area of Sharkovo village, in the form of sabotages of the institutions' actions against th...

  • Three Persons Detained after Attempted Smuggling of Eight Foreigners

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - Three Bulgarian nationals attempting to smuggle foreigners out of the country were detained in the area of the Iskur Gorge (Western Bulgaria) on Friday as part of an operation of the National Police Chief Directorate of the Interior and the Svoge Region...

  • Yambol Regional Governor Calls on Sheep Farm Owners to Allow Vets to Test for PPR

    Yambol, Southeastern Bulgaria, July 21 (BTA) - Yambol Regional Governor Dimiter Ivanov, who heads the Regional Task Force for coordinating the measures against the oubreak of ovine rinderpest (also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR)), on Saturday called on the owners of...

  • GERB: Socialist Leader Ninova Is Behind Provocations in SE Bulgaria

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - Speaking at a briefing here on Saturday, Anton Todorov and Toma Bikov of the ruling GERB party said that "the provocations in Southeastern Bulgaria and the area of Sharkovo village, in the form of sabotages of the institutions' actions against the ov...

  • Socialists Present Vision for Country's Governance, Alternative to Present System

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - A national meeting of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) here on Saturday presented a Vision for Bulgaria project for the development of the country in four priority areas: economy and incomes, regional development, healthcare, and education....

  • Socialists Present Vision for Country's Governance, Alternative to Present System

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - A national meeting of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) here on Sunday presented a Vision for Bulgaria project for the development of the country in four priority areas: economy and incomes, regional development, healthcare, and education. T...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events, July 13-20

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - Sofia, July 13 The Euro Zone Group backs Bulgaria on its road to Euro Zone, the Finance Ministry says. At a meeting in the presence of Bulgarian Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov and central bank governor Dimiter Radev, the euro zone finance ministers...

  • Today's Observances: July 21

    The world: - National Day of Belgium. Independence Day (1831). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1879: Diplomatic relations established with Romania at diplomatic agency level. Promoted to embassy level on February 18, 1948. 1967: Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation betw...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - POLITICS - ECONOMY "Troud": "As of today, as of this moment, Bulgaria is the only country in the EU that has dealt with the migrants, has almost zero pressure and is given as an example," said Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in Parliament during the di...

  • EC Experts Support Bulgarian Authorities' Actions against Spread of Ovine Rinderpest Outbreak

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - There is no doubt about the presence of ovine rinderpest in Bulgaria and the measures undertaken by the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) are in compliance with EU legislation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry reported on Friday, quoting ...

  • Agriculture Minister, Interior Minister Acquaint MPs with Measures Against Ovine Rinderpest

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Roumen Porozhanov and Interior Ministry Valentin Radev Friday acquainted the MPs with the measures against the outbreak of ovine rinderpest (also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR)) in the country. This occu...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on July 20 to 5 p.m. on July 23, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Agriculture Minister Acquaints MPs with Measures Against Ovine Rinderpest

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Roumen Porozhanov Friday acquainted the MPs with the measures against the outbreak of ovine rinderpest (also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR)) in the country. This occurred at a hearing in the National Ass...

  • Parliament Bars Council of Ministers from Signing Bilateral Agreements on Migrants' Return to Bulgaria

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - The National Assembly on Friday barred the Council of Ministers from signing bilateral agreements on the return of migrants to Bulgaria. The resolution was proposed jointly by all parliamentary groups and approved by a unanimous vote of 177 in favour. T...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - On Friday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - The legislature barred the Council of Ministers from signing bilateral agreements on the return of migrants to Bulgaria. The resolution was proposed jointly by all parliamentary groups a...

  • Finance Ministry Proposes Revisions to Ordinance on Cash Registers

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Ministry of Finance has published for public discussion draft amendments to Ordinance No. 18 of 2016 on registering and accounting for sales at points of sale through fiscal registers. The revisions are aimed at fighting grey economy, the r...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - On Friday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - The legislature barred the Council of Ministers from signing bilateral agreements on the return of migrants to Bulgaria. The resolution was proposed jointly by all parliamentary groups a...

  • General Labour Inspectorate Reports Fewer Accidents at Work in Construction

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Official statistics reports fewer number of accidents at work in construction, despite the increased volume of construction work in the first half of 2018, the General Labour Inspectorate (GLI) said in a press release. GLI says that the downward trend is...

  • Decho Dechev Elected National Health Insurance Fund Governor

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Parliament elected Decho Dechev Governor of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) by a vote of 124 in favour, with one abstention. Dechev left his post as the executive director of Sofia's Ivan Rilski hospital to replace Kamen Plochev until the ...

  • Preventive Measures Undertaken against African Swine Fever among Wild Boars in Bulgaria

    ofia, July 20 (BTA) - The Executive Agency for Forests (EAF) has undertaken measures against entry and spreading of African swine fever among wild boars in Bulgaria, the Agriculture, Food and Forestry Ministry said in a press release Friday. One of the measures is incentives ...