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  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on October 22 to 5 p.m. on October 23, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Vienna Mayor Pledges Further Assistance to Sofia in Waste Management

    Vienna, October 22 (BTA) - Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig is ready to continue to cooperate with Sofia by helping to provide expert assistance in waste management. Ludwig made the pledge during a meeting with Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova in the Austrian capital on Monday, the S...

  • Hundreds Rally to Demand Resignation of Deputy PM over Disparaging Remark about Protesting Mothers of Disabled Childre...

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Hundreds of people rallied outside the government building to support the mothers of children with disabilities as they demand the resignation - or removal - of Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov over a statement in which he described them as "...

  • Businesses Resent New Ordinance Requiring Replacement of All Cash Registers in March

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Business and sectoral associations blasted the government over a new ordinance which requires the replacement of all cash registers by March 2019. They held a news conference here Monday to raise demands for revising the ordinance and postponing its e...

  • Trade Union Calls for Increasing Night Work Premium

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - The Podkrepa Confederation of Labour on Monday called for increasing the premium pay for night work by making it a percentage of the minimum wage. They proposed a premium of 0.5 per cent of the minimum monthly wage for each hour of night work. Podkrep...

  • PM Borissov Meets UAE PM Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

    Abu Dhabi, October 22 (BTA special correspondent Hristo Vodenov) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met on Monday in Dubai with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Government Press Service reported. "The relationship between ...

  • Hundreds Rally to Demand Resignation of Deputy PM over Disparaging Remark about Protesting Mothers of Disabled Childre...

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Hundreds of people rallied outside the government building to support the mothers of children with disabilities as they demand the resignation - or removal - of Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov over a statement in which he described them as "noi...

  • EC to Consider Nov. 13 Romania, Bulgaria Reports on Judicial Reform, Counter-Corruption Efforts

    Brussels, October 22 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Zhelyazkov) - On November 13, the European Commission will consider reports on the progress Bulgaria and Romania have made in reforming their judiciaries and fighting high-level corruption and organized crime, Commission Spokespe...

  • Istanbul's Iconic Bulgarian Church Hosts Exhibition by Artists from Gorna Oryahovitsa

    Istanbul, October 22 (BTA exclusive by Nahide Deniz) - A group of artists from the GOART association, based in the north-central town of Gorna Oryahovitsa, opened an exhibition at the Bulgarian St. Stephen Church on the Golden Horn in Istanbul, which will be on display for a m...

  • Finance Ministry Publishes 2019 State Budget Bill and Updated Medium-Term Budget Forecast

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - The Finance Ministry on Monday published the 2019 State Budget Bill and an updated medium-term budget forecast for the period 2019-2021, which provides the reasoning for the bill. The key objectives in the updated medium-term budget forecast are fisc...

  • Hundreds Rally to Demand Resignation of Deputy PM over Disparaging Remark about Protesting Mothers of Disabled Children...

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Hundreds of people rallied outside the government building to support the mothers of children with disabilities as they demand the resignation - or removal - of Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov over a statement in which he described them as "nois...

  • Budget for Health Insurance Fund Set to Increase by BGN 490 Mln Next Year

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - The budget of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is set to increase by 490 000 000 leva next year, NHIF Supervisory Board Chair and Deputy Health Minister Zheni Nacheva said here Monday. She was speaking to the press after a meeting of the Boar...

  • Average Bulgarian Woman Gives Birth to 1st Child at 26

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - In 2016, the average Bulgarian woman gave birth to her first child at the age of 26, compared to an EU average of 29, shows a Eurostat analysis titled "The life of women and men in Europe". The analyses of men's and women's milestones in lif...

  • Annual Maintenance Completed on Unit 6 of Kozloduy NPP

    Vratsa, Northwest Bulgaria, October 22 (BTA) - The annual maintenance session on Unit 6 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) was completed on Monday. The facility was brought back on stream at 10:48 Monday morning, says the NPP's press centre. During the annual maint...

  • Bulgaria's Debt in 2017 Stood at Lv 25,908 Mln, 25.6% of GDP

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Bulgaria's government debt in 2017 totalled 25,908 million leva, 25.6 per cent of GDP. According to final data of the National Statistical Institute, in 2017 the General Government Institutional Sector reported a surplus of 1,145 million leva, 1....

  • Positive Attitudes towards EU Continue to Dominate in Bulgarian Society

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - The positive attitudes towards the EU continue to dominate in Bulgarian society as shown by a poll done by Research Center Trend between October 1 and 9 among 1,006 people, says the agency. The poll was commissioned by the "24 Chassa" daily. A mere 1...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Mostly sunny in the afternoon. Thicker clouds in the Southeast and the mountains. Highs: 15C to 20C. Lows: 5C to 10C. COAST: Cloudy in the South, but mostly dry. Relatively sunny along the northern coast. Highs: 17C to 19C. MOUNTAINS: Cloudy. Low ...

  • Deputy PM Simeonov, Employers Are Against Raising Maximum Contributory Income to Lv 3,000

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Speaking at a news conference after a meeting with employers' organizations here on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov said he is adamantly against raising the maximum contributory monthly income level from 2,600 to 3,000 leva. Accordin...

  • NGO Demands International Audit of Sofia Town Hall

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - The Citizens for Sofia NGO demands an international audit of Sofia Municipality covering the ten year period since Bulgaria's EU accession, said here Monday Dimiter Dimitrov of the NGO during a BTA-hosted news conference. According to him, the B...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Visits Dubai Police Centre

    Abu Dhabi, October 22 (BTA special correspondent Hristo Vodenov) - On Monday during his official visit to the United Arab Emirates, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov visited the Dubai Police Command and Control Centre here. At the Command Centre Borissov examined the v...