English Service Department

  • "Bulgaria Will Not Take Migrants Back from Western Europe" - Prime Minister

    Brussels, June 25 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is adamant that Bulgaria will not readmit the migrants who have left the country to reach Western Europe. He specified this, replying to Bulgarian journalists' questions in Br...

  • PM Borissov Congratulates Erdogan on Election Victory

    Sofia, June 25 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has phoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on the victory in the early presidential and parliamentary elections in his country, the Government Information Service said on Monday. "I am c...

  • Today's Observances: June 25

    June 25 The world: - National Day of Mozambique. Independence Day (1975); - National Day of Slovenia. Statehood Day (1991). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1887: The 3rd Grand National Assembly (1886-1887) elects Ferdinand Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Prince of Bulgaria (Tsar sin...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, June 25 (BTA) - The June 25 stories to be moved by BTA's External Service will include the following: - The Digital Assembly Europa will open in Sofia. The two-day event will be attended by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, European Commissioner for Digital ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, June 25 (BTA) - MAIN STORIES "Troud": Borissov Wants Refugee Camps outside EU. - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov had three conditions to set at a meeting in Brussels which discussed migration. He insisted on urgent protection of the EU's external borders a...

  • PM Borissov Outlines Three Conditions for Solving Migrant Problem

    Brussels, June 24 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who arrived Sunday in Brussels to attend the extraordinary meeting at the European Commission on migration, proposed that three urgent actions are taken: protecting the EU external borders...

  • GERB Rejects Socialists' Criticism against Cabinet's Security Policy

    Sofia, June 24 (BTA) - Interior Minister Valentin Radev and Chair of the Parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee Danail Kirilov (GERB) gave a news conference here on Sunday to comment the motion of no confidence in Boyko Borissov's government, filed by the Socialists over ...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, June 24 (BTA) - June 25: Temporary clouds in the West, with scattered showers and thunder in places. Mostly sunny in the East. Light to moderate easterly-northeasterly wind. Highs: 24C to 29C, around 24C in Sofia. MOUNTAINS: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunder i...

  • Prison Escapee Boris Ivanov Caught Near Town of Letnitsa after Attempting to Hold Woman Hostage

    Lovech, North Bulgaria, June 24 (BTA) - Prison escapee Boris Ivanov has been caught near the northern town of Letnitsa, after trying to take an elderly woman hostage, Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Mladen Marinov said at a news conference late on Saturday. Ivanov was caug...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, June 24 (BTA) - PRISON ESCAPEE - CAUGHT The Sunday press covers the capture of prison escapee Boris Ivanov on Saturday, who was on the run since Thursday after escaping from a dairy farm, where he was allowed to work outside prison. "Troud" reports that Ivanov was...

  • Today' Observances: June 24

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1919: Eight-hour working day and 48-hour working week are introduced by royal decree. Six-hour day is approved for workers aged under 16 and for those working night shifts and in health-hazardous conditions. 1925: National Assembly adopts L...

  • Bulgaria's Milka Maneva Receives Silver Medal for Lifting 233 Kg at 2012 London Olympics

    Sofia, June 23 (BTA) - On behalf of the International Olympic Committee and the Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC), BOC President Stefka Kostadinova Saturday presented the silver medal for the women's 63 kg weightlifting event in the 2012 London Olympics to Bulgarian compet...

  • Socialist Party Wants Strict EU External Border Control, Financial Support for Front-Line Countries

    Sofia, June 23 (BTA) - Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) leader Kornelia Ninova has sent a letter to EU leaders declaring herself in favour of more rigorous control of the EU external borders and continuous monitoring of all routes used by irregular migrants and human trafficker...

  • Today's Observances: June 23

    The world: - National Day of Luxembourg. Grand Duke's Official Birthday; On this date in Bulgarian history: 1882: Russian General Leonid Sobolev forms Conservative Party Government of Principality of Bulgaria (in office until September 7, 1883). 1963: Nitrogen Fertiliz...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events: June 16-22

    Sofia, June 23 (BTA) - Strumica, Macedonia, June 16 Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva confers with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Strumica, where they attend a production of the "Iron Candlestick" by the Sofia-based Army Theatre. The two discuss the Good-neighbou...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, June 23 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Sega": The stamp duty for cassation appeal of administrative acts before the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) will be considerably upped under revisions to the Administrative Procedure Code which passed conclusively at the parliamentary ...

  • Bulgarian PM Borissov Briefs Hungarian PM Orban on Bulgaria's Position on Migration

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - In a telephone conversation on Friday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov familiarized his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban with the position which he will present at the informal working meeting on migration and asylum issues in Brussels on Sunda...

  • Healthcare Should Ensure Good Balance between Health and Trade - Minister

    Luxembourg, June 22 (BTA) - The future of healthcare at EU level topped the agenda of an EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council held in Luxembourg and chaired by Bulgarian Health Minister Kiril Ananiev, his Ministry said in a press release on Friday....

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on June 22 to 5 p.m. on June 25, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Austria Appreciates Progress Achieved on Environment during Bulgarian EU Presidency

    Vienna, June 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Environment and Water Minister Neno Dimov conferred here on Friday with Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism Elisabeth Koestinger to familiarize her with the work done during the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council, Dimo...