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  • Money Laundering Charges Brought Against MP Elena Yoncheva

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - The Specialized Prosecution Office has brought money laundering charges against Socialist MP and journalist Elena Yoncheva, the prosecuting magistracy told BTA on Tuesday. In early November 2018, Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov asked Parliamen...

  • National Ombudsman: Huge Economic Interests Are Behind Dual Quality of Products

    Brussels, January 22 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Huge economic interests are behind the dual quality of food and drinks in the EU, National Ombudsman Maya Manolova told the European Parliament's Committee on Petitions here on Tuesday. The Committee was reviewi...

  • Libya Wants Economic Contacts with Bulgaria Revitalized

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva conferred Tuesday with Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala in Brussels. The two discussed the preparations for an upcoming visit to Sofia by Libyan Prime Minister Fay...

  • 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, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Bulgarian European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Gabriel Launches Initiative for More Women in Cybersecu...

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, kicked off the Women4Cyber initiative, the Representation of the European Commission in Sofia said. The aim of the initiative is to enhance the role and positions of women with...

  • Amendments Seek to End Award of Citizenship by Investment

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - The Justice Ministry has tabled draft revisions to the Bulgarian Citizenship Act which will end the award of Bulgarian citizenship to large investors. Also, the procedure for the citizenship award will be shortened and the criteria for award of Bu...

  • Money Laundering Charges Brought Against MP Elena Yoncheva

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - The specialized prosecution office has brought money laundering charges against Socialist MP and journalist Elena Yoncheva, the prosecuting magistracy told BTA on Tuesday. In early November 2018, Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov approached Parliame...

  • Libya Wants Economic Contacts with Bulgaria Revitalized

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva Tuesday met with Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala in Brussels. The two discussed the preparations for an upcoming Sofia visit by Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, the Forei...

  • Tourism Minister Angelkova on Working Visit to Spain

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova is paying a two-day working visit to Spain for the 38th International Tourism Fair FITUR in Madrid, January 23-27, Angelkova's Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday. Angelkova will open a Bulgar...

  • Employer Organizations Present Priorities for 2019

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - Lifting of the dividend tax and reduction by 5 per cent of the income tax for sole traders are among this year's priorities in the work of the Association of the Organizations of Bulgarian Employers (AOBE), Tsvetan Simeonov, rotational AOBE pr...

  • National Ombudsman: Huge Economic Interests Are Behind Dual Quality of Products

    Brussels, January 22 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Huge economic interests are behind the dual quality of food and drinks in the EU, National Ombudsman Maya Manolova told the European Parliament's Committee on Petitions here on Tuesday. The Committee was reviewin...

  • Amendments Seek to End Award of Citizenship by Investment

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - The Justice Ministry has tabled draft revisions to the Bulgarian Citizenship Act which will end the award of Bulgarian citizenship to large investors. Also, the procedure for the citizenship award will be shortened and the criteria for award of Bulgar...

  • Bulgaria, Macedonia Sign Healthcare Cooperation Plan

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Health Minister Kiril Ananiev and his Macedonian counterpart Venko Filipce on Tuesday signed a cooperation plan, Ananiev's ministry said. The plan sets out the areas of cooperation between the two ministries for a period of three years,...

  • 14.7 Per Cent of Young Working Bulgarians Were at Risk of Poverty in 2017

    Brussels, January 22 (BTA) - The proportion of young people aged 18-24 in work and at risk of poverty in Bulgaria was 14.7 per cent in 2017, the Statistical Office of the European Union EUROSTAT reported on its website. The at-risk-of-poverty rate for the 18-24 age group in t...

  • 50,366 People with Disabilities File Applications for Financial Assistance under New People with Disabilities Act

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - Data of the Social Assistance Agency (SAA) show that as at January 21, a total of 50,366 people with disabilities have filed applications for new financial assistance provided under the new People with Disabilities Act, Labour and Social Policy Minist...

  • Amendments Seek to End Award of Citizenship by Investment

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - The Justice Ministry has tabled draft revisions to the Bulgarian Citizenship Act which will end the award of Bulgarian citizenship to large investors. Also, the procedure for the citizenship award will be shortened and the criteria for award of Bulga...

  • Employer Organizations Present Priorities for 2019

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - Lifting of the dividend tax and reduction by 5 per cent of the income tax for sole traders are among this year's priorities in the work of the Association of the Organizations of Bulgarian Employers (AOBE), Tsvetan Simeonov, rotational AOBE presid...

  • Bulgarian Electricity Export Increases 162% in Jan 1-20

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - Bulgaria's electricity export in January 1-20, 2019 was 162 per cent bigger than this time last year, according to the latest figures released by the Electricity System Operator Tuesday. During this period this country exported a total of 254,434 ...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - January 23: Cloudy, with showers. Rain mixed with snow in northwestern parts. Light to moderate wind. Lows: minus 1C and 4C. Highs: 6C-11C. THE MOUNTAINS: Cloudy with snowfall. Rain at elevations below 1,200 m. Moderate to strong wind. Highs: 3C, aro...

  • VMRO's Midterm Priorities: Gypsy Crime, Radical Islam, Poverty among Older People, Unfair Taxation

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - VMRO, one of three partners in the power-sharing nationalist United Patriots coalition, put out Tuesday its midterm priorities and said only if these are implemented their presence in the government will make sense. The priorities are four: "measures ...