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  • National Security Council: Bulgarian Army Performs Part of Its Defence Mission Tasks to Limited Extent

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Emerging from a five-hour meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security (CCNS) here on Thursday, President Rumen Radev said that it analyzed the state of the Armed Forces and their capability to implement their defence tasks. It was establish...

  • National Security Council: Bulgarian Army Performs Part of Its Defence Mission Tasks to Limited Extent

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Emerging from a five-hour meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security (CCNS) here on Thursday, President Rumen Radev said that it analyzed the state of the Armed Forces and their capability to implement their defence tasks. It was establish...

  • National Security Council: Bulgarian Army Performs Part of Its Defence Mission Tasks to Limited Extent

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Emerging from a five-hour meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security (CCNS) here on Thursday, President Rumen Radev said that it analyzed the state of the Armed Forces and their capability to implement their defence tasks. It was establish...

  • Delegation of European Affairs Committee of Macedonian Parliament Visits Sofia

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - A delegation of the European Affairs Committee of the Macedonian Parliament headed by Committee Chairman Artan Grubi is visiting Sofia. The guests conferred with Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva who offered congratulations for the EC's recommen...

  • Single Body Could Be Established to Control Disability Assessment System

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - A single control body with the National Social Security Institute (NSSI) could be established to monitor the entire disability assessment system, Deputy Labour and Social Policy Minister Sultanka Petrova said Thursday, emerging from a meeting with the n...

  • Ataka Leader Siderov Attends Fourth Yalta International Economic Forum

    Yalta, April 19 (BTA) - Ataka leader Volen Siderov and MPs Yavor Notev, Dessislav Choukolov and Margarita Nikolova are taking part in the Fourth Yalta International Economic Forum in Crimea, Siderov's party said Thursday. It is one of the major four economic forums in Ru...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on April 19 to 5 p.m. on April 20, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remit...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Thursday

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Thursday, the Bulgarian National Assembly transacted business as follows: -- passed conclusively revisions to the Tourism Act. The amendments are related to transposing the European Package Travel Directive and the alignmen...

  • EU Energy Ministers Hold Informal Meeting in Sofia

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - At an informal meeting here on Thursday, the EU energy ministers specified the Member States' positions on three legislative dossiers of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package: the Renewable, Governance, and Energy Efficiency files. This transpi...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Thursday

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Thursday, the Bulgarian Parliament transacted business as follows: -- passed conclusively revisions to the Tourism Act. The amendments are related to transposing the European Package Travel Directive and the alignment of B...

  • EU Energy Ministers Hold Informal Meeting in Sofia

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - At an informal meeting here on Thursday, the EU energy ministers specified the Member States' positions on three legislative dossiers of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package: the Renewable, Governance, and Energy Efficiency files. This transpi...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Thursday

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Thursday, the Bulgarian Parliament passed conclusively revisions to the Tourism Act. The amendments are related to transposing the European Package Travel Directive and the alignment of Bulgarian legislation with that of the ot...

  • Bulgaria Granted Protection Status Mostly to Syrian Asylum Seekers in 2017 - Eurostat

    Brussels, April 19 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Last year, 90 per cent of the asylum seekers to whom Bulgaria granted protection status were citizens of Syria, show Eurostat data released on Thursday. A total of 1,530 Syrian nationals were granted protection status...

  • European Commission: Upcoming Meeting in Sofia of Leaders of EU, Western Balkans Very Important for Future of Balkans

    Brussels, April 19 (BTA corr. Nikolai Jeliazkov) - The meeting in May in Sofia between heads of state and government of EU member states and the countries in the Western Balkans is very important for the future of the Balkans, a spokesman of the EC said on Thursday. Taking a...

  • Delegation of European Affairs Committee of Macedonian Parliament Visits Sofia

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - A delegation of the European Affairs Committee of the Macedonian Parliament headed by Committee Chairman Artan Grubi visits Sofia. The guests conferred with Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharaieva who offered congratulations for the EC's recommendati...

  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister to Confer with Kosovar Counterpart Pacolli

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will confer with her Kosovar counterpart Behgjet Pacolli here on Friday, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said Thursday. They will discuss the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency and Kosovo's EU perspective, including...

  • Bookplate Originals from All Over the World Displayed in Sofia

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Bookplate originals created by artists from all over the world went on display at Sofia's National Library on Thursday. The exhibition is called "Eclecticism: World Examples of Ex-Libris" and presents a valuable collection from the Regional Library ...

  • EC Vice President Dombrovskis to Discuss Bulgaria's Eurozone Entry during Public Debate in Sofia

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - A public debate with the European Commission Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, Valdis Dombrovskis, will be held at the Central Military Club in Sofia on April 26, the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria said on Thursday. The t...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - April 20: Rains, thunder in many parts in Central and Western Bulgaria. Mild to moderate northeasterly wind which will bring in a cooler front. Lows: 8C to 13C. Highs: 17C to 22C. Cloudy and rainy along the Black Sea coast. Moderate northwesterly wind....

  • Bulgarian MEP Novakov Elected Chief Negotiator for EU Cohesion Policy after 2020

    Strasbourg/Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian MEP Andrey Novakov (GERB/European People's Party) has been elected chief negotiator in respect of the main regulation of the EU concerning the European structural and investment funds after 2020, GERB said in a press release Thu...