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  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on January 23 to 5 p.m. on January 24, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Parliament Debates Bulgarian Socialist Party's No Confidence Motion against Government

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - At an extraordinary sitting on Tuesday, Bulgaria's Parliament debated a no confidence motion entered by the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) against the third Boyko Borissov Government over what the Socialists see as the Government's...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Confers with Macedonian Counterpart Zaev

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov talked over the phone with his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev and spoke about intensifying the work on the transport infrastructure on the Balkans, Government Information Service said on Tuesday. Borissov said that du...

  • Prime Ministers Borissov, Brnabic Discuss by Phone Infrastructure Development as Prerequisite for Western Balkans Integr...

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - During a telephone conversation, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov briefed Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic on the discussions he has held in recent days on encouraging the integration of the Western Balkan countries, the Government Informatio...

  • Finance Ministry Auctions 25-Year Government Securities, Does Not Approve Subscription

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - On Monday, the Finance Ministry held an auction for the sale of 25-year leva-denominated government securities with a volume of 100 million leva and maturing on January 24, 2043. Market participants submitted bids totalling a nominal value of 139.9 m...

  • Poll: 40% of Austrian Businesses in Bulgaria See Economic Improvement

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - Fourty per cent of Austrian companies in Bulgaria report an improvement of the economic situation in this country, show data from a poll conducted in 2017 by Advantage Austria - the official web portal of the Austrian economy abroad, the organization ...

  • Bulgarian, Scottish Water Regulators Conclude Cooperation Agreement

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) and the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) have concluded a cooperation agreement, the EWRC said in a press release on Tuesday. The agreement was signed by EWRC Chairman Ivan Iva...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - January 24: Clear. Cloudy in Northwestern Bulgaria. A foggy morning in the western parts of the Danubian Plain. Mild northeasterly wind, moderate in the eastern parts. Lows: minus 9C to minus 5C. Highs: minus 2C to 3C. Clear with brief cloudy spells ...

  • Bulgaria Climbs 7 Notches Up in Best Countries Ranking

    Washington, January 23 (BTA) - Bulgaria has climbed from 63rd to 56th place in the Best Countries Ranking of the American media company U.S. News & World Report. The 2018 ranking measures public perceptions of 80 nations on a variety of metrics. The overall Best Countries ran...

  • Corpbank Trial Fails to Start for Second Time

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - The specialized court on Tuesday did not go ahead with the trial for the failed Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) for the second time, again due to procedural faults in summonsing Corpbank majority owner Tsvetan Vassilev. Vassilev, who is living in...

  • Urban Art Exhibition to Be Staged at Sofia's Red Dot Gallery

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - The organizers of an international urban art festival called We All Write will stage an exhibition at Sofia's Red Dot Gallery between January 25 and February 10. The show will feature the artists who have famously graced the seaside resort of Ahto...

  • PM Borissov Confers with Turkish Ambassador Ulusoy

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA)- Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred with Turkish Ambassador to Sofia Hasan Ulusoy, the government's information service said on Tuesday. During the talks, Ambassador Ulusoy congratulated Borissov on Bulgaria's taking over the rotating EU Pr...

  • Police Arrest Two Men Suspected of Blowing Up ATM in Sapareva Banya

    Pernik, Southwestern Bulgaria, January 23 (BTA) - Police in Pernik arrested two suspects in a November 2017 case in which an automated teller machine was blown up in the southwestern town of Sapareva Banya, the Interior Ministry's regional spokesman Ventsislav Alexov said ...

  • Ballet Arabesque to Tour Bulgaria with Their Show "Siddhartha"

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - Ballet Arabesque will tour Bulgaria in February with their show "Siddhartha," which is inspired by Hermann Hesse's philosophical and poetic novel. The dates are: February 3, Music Theatre, Sofia; February 6, Opera House, Stara Zagora; February 7, ...

  • Today's Observances: January 23

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1904: Sofia's Higher School renamed Brothers Evlogi and Hristo Georgiev Bulgarian University after its founders (today's St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia). Opened October 1, 1888. 1990: Union of Commissioned and Noncommission...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - The following stories will be moved by BTA's External Service on Tuesday: -- At an extraordinary sitting beginning at 13:00 hrs, Parliament is to debate a motion by the Socialist party for a vote of no-confidence against the government of Prime M...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, January 23 (BTA) - BREACHES IN EXCISE GOODS CONTROL SYSTEM "Sega" and "Douma" have on their front pages the latest development in the saga with the breaches in the excise goods control system of the Customs Agency and the National Revenue Agency. "Sega" writes that ...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva Calls for Common EU Approach to Middle East

    Brussels, January 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva on Monday urged the EU to apply a common approach to the Middle East peace process and to play an active part in it, including in the effort for intra-Palestinian reconciliation. Zaharieva was speaking...

  • Bulgaria and Turkey Working on Joint Tourist Products for Distant Markets

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - Bulgaria and Turkey are working together to create joint tourist products for distant but promising markets, Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova told Turkish Ambassador Hasan Ulusoy during a working meeting on Monday, as quoted by her minist...

  • Exchange - Rates

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