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  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events, July 13-20

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - Sofia, July 13 The Euro Zone Group backs Bulgaria on its road to Euro Zone, the Finance Ministry says. At a meeting in the presence of Bulgarian Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov and central bank governor Dimiter Radev, the euro zone finance ministers...

  • Today's Observances: July 21

    The world: - National Day of Belgium. Independence Day (1831). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1879: Diplomatic relations established with Romania at diplomatic agency level. Promoted to embassy level on February 18, 1948. 1967: Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation betw...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - POLITICS - ECONOMY "Troud": "As of today, as of this moment, Bulgaria is the only country in the EU that has dealt with the migrants, has almost zero pressure and is given as an example," said Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in Parliament during the di...

  • EC Experts Support Bulgarian Authorities' Actions against Spread of Ovine Rinderpest Outbreak

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - There is no doubt about the presence of ovine rinderpest in Bulgaria and the measures undertaken by the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) are in compliance with EU legislation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry reported on Friday, quoting ...

  • Agriculture Minister, Interior Minister Acquaint MPs with Measures Against Ovine Rinderpest

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Roumen Porozhanov and Interior Ministry Valentin Radev Friday acquainted the MPs with the measures against the outbreak of ovine rinderpest (also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR)) in the country. This occu...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on July 20 to 5 p.m. on July 23, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Agriculture Minister Acquaints MPs with Measures Against Ovine Rinderpest

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Roumen Porozhanov Friday acquainted the MPs with the measures against the outbreak of ovine rinderpest (also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR)) in the country. This occurred at a hearing in the National Ass...

  • Parliament Bars Council of Ministers from Signing Bilateral Agreements on Migrants' Return to Bulgaria

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - The National Assembly on Friday barred the Council of Ministers from signing bilateral agreements on the return of migrants to Bulgaria. The resolution was proposed jointly by all parliamentary groups and approved by a unanimous vote of 177 in favour. T...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - On Friday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - The legislature barred the Council of Ministers from signing bilateral agreements on the return of migrants to Bulgaria. The resolution was proposed jointly by all parliamentary groups a...

  • Finance Ministry Proposes Revisions to Ordinance on Cash Registers

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Ministry of Finance has published for public discussion draft amendments to Ordinance No. 18 of 2016 on registering and accounting for sales at points of sale through fiscal registers. The revisions are aimed at fighting grey economy, the r...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - On Friday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - The legislature barred the Council of Ministers from signing bilateral agreements on the return of migrants to Bulgaria. The resolution was proposed jointly by all parliamentary groups a...

  • General Labour Inspectorate Reports Fewer Accidents at Work in Construction

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Official statistics reports fewer number of accidents at work in construction, despite the increased volume of construction work in the first half of 2018, the General Labour Inspectorate (GLI) said in a press release. GLI says that the downward trend is...

  • Decho Dechev Elected National Health Insurance Fund Governor

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Parliament elected Decho Dechev Governor of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) by a vote of 124 in favour, with one abstention. Dechev left his post as the executive director of Sofia's Ivan Rilski hospital to replace Kamen Plochev until the ...

  • Preventive Measures Undertaken against African Swine Fever among Wild Boars in Bulgaria

    ofia, July 20 (BTA) - The Executive Agency for Forests (EAF) has undertaken measures against entry and spreading of African swine fever among wild boars in Bulgaria, the Agriculture, Food and Forestry Ministry said in a press release Friday. One of the measures is incentives ...

  • Borissov, EBRD President Discuss Further Active Cooperation

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti Friday discussed the continued active cooperation between Bulgaria and the bank in the implementation of infrastructure projects in the Balkans, the government information service said. C...

  • United Patriots Send Letter to Turkish Ambassador in Defence of Bulgarian Border Police Officer

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - The parliamentary group of the power-sharing United Patriots coalition has sent an official letter to Turkish Ambassador in Bulgaria Hasan Ulusoy, the United Patriots said in a press release Friday. In the letter the coalition takes a categorical stand a...

  • Customs, Import VAT Revenues in First Half of 2018 Stand at 4,595.9 Million Leva

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - In the first half of 2018 the National Revenue Agency reports 4,595.9 million leva in revenues from excise duties, import VAT, customs and fines, the Agency said in a press release Friday. The amount is by 250.9 million leva, or 5.8 per cent, higher than...

  • Peter Cetera to Have First Concert in Bulgaria on November 9

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Prominent American singer Peter Cetera will have his first concert in Bulgaria on November 9, in Sofia, the organizers of the event said. Cetera is best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago (1967-1985), before launching a successfu...

  • Decho Dechev Elected National Health Insurance Fund Governor

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Parliament elected Decho Dechev Governor of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) by a vote of 124 in favour, with one abstention. Dechev left his post as the executive director of Sofia's Ivan Rilski hospital to replace Kamen Plochev until the ...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - July 21: Sunny with brief cloudy spells in the eastern parts and the mountains. Temperatures to edge up. Highs: 28C to 33C. Sunny along the Black Sea with cloudy spells. Scattered thundery showers in the northern section. Highs: 27C to 30C. Sea water te...