English Service Department

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, October 27 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Tuesday, October 27: At the Koren Field Training Ground near Haskovo (South Central Bulgaria), President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Rumen Rade...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 27 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Douma": The Left Daily leads on Dr Dancho Penchev's resignation under the banner headline "Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate Chief Kicked Out because of Borissov". A separate signed front-page comment argues that Penchev is "the la...

  • Bulgaria's Smeli Frigate Leaves on Long Voyage Abroad

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Smeli [''Valiant"] frigate has left the Black Sea city of Varna on a long voyage abroad, the Defence Ministry said Monday. The frigate is headed to Turkey's Aksaz Naval Base where from October 30 to November 22 the ship will...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on October 26 to 5 p.m. on October 27, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Draft Amendments to Personal Care Act Spark Protests

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - Mothers of children with disabilities staged a rally outside the Labour and Social Policy Ministry offices on Monday to protest against proposed amendments to the Personal Care Act. The mothers want Labour Minister Denitsa Sacheva and her deputy Adria...

  • COVID-19 Response: Daily Update

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - Following is a daily update of the response to the coronavirus epidemic in Bulgaria: - close to 400 million leva, part of the Economy Ministry's anti-crisis package, have already reached Bulgarian companies and citizens, the Ministry reported her...

  • Today's Observances: October 27

    The world: - National Day of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Independence Day (1979). - National Day of Turkmenistan: Independence Day (1991). - World Audiovisual Heritage Day (declared by UN and UNESCO) - World Pasta Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1889: Natu...

  • Exhibition Focuses on Intersections Between Art and Politics

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - An exhibition on the intersections between art and politics from the 1920s to the present begins at the Structura Gallery, the Goethe Institute said. Works by five of the greatest names in German art of the 20th century from the IFA collection (Germa...

  • Nearly 25% of Accommodation Establishments Tapped Support Schemes in September

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - In September, 24.4 per cent of accommodation establishments benefited from government schemes in support of employers, up by 3 per cent month-on-month, showed a survey by the National Statistical Institute among managers, published on Monday. With re...

  • Music Theatre Festival to Be Held in 2021

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - Bulgaria's first Music Theatre Festival will be held in 2021, said the organizers from the Music Theatre. The event will feature the latest in both musical and modern dance created by state-owned, municipal and independent troupes. "The Music T...

  • Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate Chief Resigns amid Quarantine Scandal

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate (SRHI) Director Dancho Penchev resigned after talking to Health Minister Kostadin Angelov, the Health Ministry said in a press release on Monday. Angelov accepted Penchev's resignation. The change came after a q...

  • President Radev Recognizes Notable Bulgarians for Their Contribution to Culture

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev on Monday conferred distinctions on notable Bulgarians in recognition of their contribution to culture at a ceremony at the Presidency. The head of state said that their professional achievements are an example for abiding by th...

  • Health Minister Angelov Tests Negative for COVID-19

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - Health Minister Kostadin Angelov's COVID-19 PCR test results came out negative, he said on his Facebook profile on Monday. Angelov said he will observe the rules and remain quarantined for ten days, effective Friday, October 23, adding that his ne...

  • COVID-19 Response: Daily Update

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - Following is a daily update of the response to the coronavirus epidemic in Bulgaria: - close to 400 million leva, part of the Economy Ministry's anti-crisis package, have already reached Bulgarian companies and citizens, the Ministry reported her...

  • Annual Maintenance of Unit 6 at Kozloduy N-plant Completed

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - The annual maintenance of Unit 6 of Kozloduy N-plant was completed on October 24. At 09:47 hrs the unit was re-connected to the national electricity grid after a check and authorisation by the Nuclear Regulatory Agency. The scheduled annual maintenan...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - October 27: Foggy or cloudy morning in East, river valleys and along the Danube. Wind northeasterly, light to moderate. Lows: 5C-10C Highs: 18C-23C. Black Sea coast: Morning fog or clouds, sunny afternoon. Wind easterly to southeasterly, light t...

  • 327 New COVID-9 Cases Confirmed, Positivity Rate at 14.49%

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - A total of 327 COVID-19 infections were confirmed in the past 24 hours through 2,257 PCR tests, according to data posted on www.coronavirus.bg on Monday.The positivity rate is 14.49 per cent. Ten persons died, bringing death toll to 1,094. There ar...

  • Today's Observances: October 26

    Bulgaria: The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of St Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer; Professional holiday of Bulgarian builders. The world: - Austrian National Day: commemorates the State Treaty which restored national sovereignty in 1955. On this date in Bulg...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Monday, October 26: -- Latest developments with the coronavirus situation in Bulgaria after Prime Minister Boyko Borissov tested positive on Sunday and restrictions w...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 26 (BTA) - PRIME MINISTER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 Predictably, the positive coronavirus test of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov receives front-page treatment in the Monday press. A headline in Mediapool.bg says that Borissov has a mild form of coronavirus ...