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    Participants in the anti-government protests in Varna put up tents again to block the intersection in front of City Hall (pictured). The demonstrations caused changes to seven public transport routes in the seaside city. In the capital Sofia, two intersections remained blocked...

  • Social Policy Minister, Parents Discuss Support for Families with Quarantined Children

    Sofia, August 11 (BTA) - Labour and Social Policy Minister Denitsa Sacheva and the Parents Association Tuesday discussed possible ways to support families whose children will be quarantined for COVID-19 in the new school year. Sacheva said parents who have used up their leave...

  • Large Retail Chains Report 11% Average Decline in Revenue due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Sofia, August 11 (BTA) - The crisis caused by COVID-19 has led to a decline in customers in large retail chains, according to a survey titled "How Did Quarantine Affect Modern Trade?", in which eight members of the Association of Modern Trade (AMT) took part. The results of th...

  • Minister Wants Dobrich Hospital Executive Director Replaced

    Dobrich, Northeastern Bulgaria, August 11 (BTA) - The Health Ministry will initiate a general meeting at the Multi-profile Hospital for Active Treatment in Dobrich to replace its Executive Director, Health Minister Kostadin Angelov told a news conference on Tuesday after visit...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, August 11 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on August 11 to 5 p.m. on August 12, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and ...

  • 116 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In 24 Hours

    Sofia, August 11 (BTA) - Some 116 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours in Bulgaria, according to data on the national coronavirus portal on Tuesday morning. Some 3,667 tests were carried out, with 12 fatalities. Two hundred and eight people have recovered....

  • Minister Wants Dobrich Hospital Executive Director Replaced

    Dobrich, Northeastern Bulgaria, August 11 (BTA) - The Health Ministry will initiate a general meeting at the Multi-profile Hospital for Active Treatment in Dobrich to replace its Executive Director, Health Minister Kostadin Angelov told a news conference on Tuesday after visit...

  • Electricity Consumption Down by 3.83% in 2020

    Sofia, August 11 (BTA) - Between January 1 and August 9, electricity consumption went down by 3.83 per cent from the like period in 2019, according to data by the Electricity System Operator (ESO) published on its website on Tuesday. Until August 8, electricity consumption tot...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, August 11 (BTA) - August 12: Mainly sunny before noon. Cloudy in the afternoon with isolated brief thundery showers. Highs: 29C-34C. THE COAST: Mainly sunny, with cloudy spells in the afternoon, dry. Light northeasterly wind. Highs: 27C-31C. Seawater temperature: 26C-2...

  • 116 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In 24 Hours

    Sofia, August 11 (BTA) - Some 116 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours in Bulgaria, according to data on the national coronavirus portal on Tuesday morning. Some 3,667 tests were carried out, with 12 fatalities. Two hundred and eight people have recovered. ...

  • Today's Observances: August 11

    The world: - National Day of Chad: Independence Day (1960). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1846: A school play in Shoumen (Northeastern Bulgaria) marks the birth of amateur performing arts in Bulgaria. 1877: On the decisive third day of the Battle of Shipka in the Rus...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, August 11 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Douma": AFIS found in a national telephone poll, conducted in early August among 1,200 respondents, that one in two Bulgarians wants a resignation of the Cabinet and early parliamentary elections as a way out of the present crisis. Just ...

  • Protesters Relocate Tent Camp, Free Up One of Three Blocked Junctions in Sofia

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - Parents of disabled children from the System Kills Us initiative who had set up a tent camp blocking a key junction in Sofia, plan to move the camp to a location in front of the building of the Council of Ministers, they told the Bulgarian National...

  • Prosecutors Chamber Slams Violation of Rule of Law, Attempts at Political Pressure

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - The Prosecutors Chamber of the Supreme Judicial Council Monday adopted a declaration against "the ongoing vicious attacks on Bulgaria's Prosecution Service, attempts at flagrant encroachment on the independence and good reputation of Bulgarian magi...

  • Big Fire in Mount Sakar Contained from Three Sides

    Vllage of Stoudena, Southern Bulgaria, August 10 (BTA) - A big fire raging in Mount Sakar on the territories of two municipalities has been contained from three sides, the Director of the Fire Safety and Civil Protection Directorate General, Chief Commissar Nikolai Nikolov...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on August 10 to 5 p.m. on August 11, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and ...

  • June Industrial Production Index Up 5.8 Per Cent M/M, Down 7.7 Per Cent Y/Y

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - Compared to May 2020, the June Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 5.8 per cent, according to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute released on Monday. In June 2020 the working day adjusted Industrial Produc...

  • Banevi v. Bulgaria Case Accepted for Consideration at European Court of Human Rights

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - The case filed by the Banevi family against Bulgaria for human rights violations before the court in Strasbourg has passed the first phase, ie. it was accepted for consideration, and the concerned parties were given a time limit to possibly reach an ag...

  • Customs Inspectors Impound Undeclared Blue Jeans, Fragrances

    Haskovo, Southern Bulgaria, August 10 (BTA) - Customs inspectors at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint have intercepted 3,000 pairs of undeclared blue jeans and nearly 1,000 bottles with fragrances in attempted illegal transits, the Customs Agency said on Monday. The blue...

  • Construction Output Up by 4.8% M-M, Decreased from 2019

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - In June, the construction production index, calculated from seasonally adjusted data, was up by 4.8 per cent from a month earlier, the National Statistical Institute said on Monday. Civil engineering output rose by 5.3 per cent and production of b...