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  • Sofia Hosts Meeting of Heads of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - A meeting in Sofia Monday of the heads of the Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) marked the start of the parliamentary dimension of the Bulgarian EU Presidency. Opening the forum, Bulgarian Nationa...

  • Today's Observances: January 22

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1873: Death sentence of revolutionary and freedom fighter Vassil Levski (1837-1873) is confirmed by Ottoman Sultan's firman. 1905: National Assembly passes Bulgaria's first law on protection of women and children workers at industr...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - The January 22 stories to be moved by BTA's External Service will include the following: -- President Rumen Radev will confer with visiting Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis. -- Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will have a working meeting with Cze...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, January 22 (BTA) - HOME SCENE - POLITICS "24 Chassa" writes about Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis's Monday visit, during which he will confer with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. In addition to the officially announced agenda of the talks, the two are also expe...

  • IMRO to Greece: "Don't Arm-Twist in Macedonia's Name Negotiations"

    Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - The Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Movement - Bulgarian National Movement (IMRO-BNM) has issued a press release in connection with a long-standing dispute between Athens and Skopje over the name of Macedonia. "We Bulgarians naturally back our brot...

  • National Library Exhibits 13th - 19th c. Maps of Europe

    Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - An exhibition entitled "Old Maps of Europe" will open at the SS Cyril and Methodius National Library at 5 p.m. on Monday, the Library said in a press release. The exhibits, spanning the period between the 13th and the 19th century, are part of a prec...

  • Unions Press for Broader Regulatory Powers to Probe Energy Market Speculation

    Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - In a joint position circulated to the media on Saturday, the Confederation for Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) and the Podkrepa Confederation of Labour urged the Energy Ministry to initiate legislation broadening the functions of the Ener...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - January 22: Snow in Northwest, rain in Southeast, especially heavy in North and East. Snow cover will form. Rain will stop in Southwest before noon, and clouds will clear. Wind moderate and strong, northeasterly and, later, north-northwesterly (at tim...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva to Participate in EU Foreign Affairs Council Meeting in Brussels on Monday

    Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will take part in a EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting in Brussels on January 22, Zaharieva's Ministry said in a press release. The meeting will be preceded by an info...

  • Bulgarian, Czech Prime Ministers to Hold Working Meeting in Sofia on Monday

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis will hold a working meeting in Sofia on Monday, January 22, the Government Information Service said on Sunday. They will discuss subjects of shared interest for the two co...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "24 Chassa" and "Standart News": Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will organize a reconciliatory summit meeting in March in Varna between Presidents Donald Tusk of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commissi...

  • Today's Observances: January 21

    Bulgaria: - Day of Delivery Care, observed since 1951. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1880: Statistical Division of Justice Ministry is established (today's National Statistical Institute). 1945: Metropolitan Stefan of Sofia is elected Bulgarian Exarch. 1993: Firs...

  • Angela Merkel: Bulgaria Can Help with Western Balkan Countries' European Integration

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - With its geographic location, Bulgaria can achieve much for the goodneighbourly relations and help with the European integration of countries from the Western Balkans, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told journalists here on Saturday during a working ...

  • Food Market Index Drops by 0.87% in a Week

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - The food wholesale market index dropped by 0.87 per cent to 1.486 points this week. Shortly before Christmas last month it reached the record-high 1,500 points, which had not happened in the previous two and a half years, the State Commission on Commo...

  • French European Affairs Minister Loiseau Confers with Bulgarian EU Presidency Minister Pavlova

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria can count on France's full support during its first Presidency of the EU Council, it transpired from a meeting held here between France's European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau and Bulgarian EU Presidency Minister Liliyana Pavlova...

  • EC Delegation Praises Anti-organized Crime Unit's Work in Countering Cybercrime

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - The leadership of the Chief Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime (CDCOC) held a working meeting here with a European Commission (EC) delegation, the Interior Ministry reported Saturday. The meeting was attended by Juhan Lepassaar, head of EC Vic...

  • German Chancellor Merkel Arrives in Sofia

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived on a working visit here on Saturday, Cabinet's press service reported. She was welcomed by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at Sofia Airport. The talks between the two will be held in Sofia's Boyana gover...

  • Today's Observances: January 20

    THE ORTHODOX CHURCH celebrates the feast of Saint Euthymius the Great. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1912: The first Bulgarian airplane, "Prince Boris of Turnovo," performs a flight near St Petersburg, Russia; 1965: The first issue of "The World in Photos and Cartoons"...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events: January 13-19

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - Sofia, January 14-15 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pays a two-day official visit to Bulgaria, the first ever by a Japanese head of government. He is accompanied by a delegation of representatives of over 30 Japanese companies. After a session ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Troud": Bulgaria's Specialized Prosecution Office Friday took part in an international operation for busting an international criminal organization involved in money laundering using the OneCoin cryptocurrency. The operation was con...