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  • Total Hourly Labour Cost Up 8.5 Per Cent in Q2 of 2018 Y/Y

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - The total hourly labour cost in Bulgaria rose by 8.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the like period of 2017, show data of the National Statistical Institute released on Friday. The total hourly labour cost grew by 10 per cent in...

  • National Assembly Chair Karayancheva Meets with President of Azerbaijan

    Sofia/Baku, September 21 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva met with President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev in Baku, Parliament's press centre said Friday. Karayancheva heads a Bulgarian parliamentary delegation to Azerbaijan on the occasion of...

  • Black Hole Dance Performance of US Choreographer Shamel Pitts Comes to Sofia

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - US choreographer Shamel Pitts' Black Hole dance performance from the Black Series trilogy will be presented in Bulgaria for the first time at Sofia's Azaryan Theatre on September 24, the National Palace of Culture said. The team describe B...

  • National Assembly Chair Karayancheva Meets with President of Azerbaijan

    Sofia/Baku, September 21 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva met with President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev in Baku, Parliament's press centre said Friday. Karayancheva heads a Bulgarian parliamentary delegation to Azerbaijan on the occasion of th...

  • Bulgarian-French Production Wins Best Documentary Award at Rijeka History Film Fest

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - The Bulgarian-French production "The Bookseller" won the Best Independent Production Documentary award of the History Film Festival in Rijeka, Croatia, said Assen Vladimirov, the film's scriptwriter and director together with Catherine Bernstein...

  • Minister Zaharieva Attends Women Foreign Ministers' Meetingin Montreal

    Montreal/Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva is in Montreal, Quebec, to attend the first formal Women Foreign Ministers' Meeting on September 21 and 22, her ministry said in a press release Friday. The forum is co-hosted by Canadian F...

  • National Ombudsman Insists on Check into Spending of Resources for Hitrino Disaster Affectees

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - National Ombudsman Maya Manolova Friday turned to Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov insisting on a check into the spending of the resources provided to the population of Hitrino (Northeastern Bulgaria) after the 2016 train disaster in the village, ...

  • Today's Observances: September 21

    The world: - International Day of Peace. Established by a UN General Assembly resolution in 2001; - National Day of Armenia. Independence Day (1991); - National Day of Malta. Independence Day (1964); - National Day of Belize. Independence Day (1981); - World Alzheimer'...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - THE HOME SCENE The Friday papers report that after a nearly three-hour debate which did not touch on the essence of the matter, Parliament on Wednesday voted the changes to the cabinet. According to "Sega", the majority in Parliament deflected al...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Friday: -- Parliamentary sitting. Question Time. -- President Rumen Radev presents Gold Award Certificates to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award participants. -- D...

  • Ludogorets Upset at Europa League Start

    Razgrad, Northeastern Bulgaria, September 21 (BTA) - Bulgarian champions Ludogorets lost 2-3 to Bayer Leverkusen at the start of UEFA Europa League on Thursday after an initial lead of two goals. Scorers: Ludogorets: Keseru (8' minutes), Nascimento da Costa (31' m...

  • Bulgarian Defence Industry Encouraged to Share in Armed Forces Upgrading

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - Deputy Defence Minister Anatolii Velichkov opened a national conference with international participants entitled "The Defence Industry as a Leader of Innovation in Bulgaria," the Defence Ministry reported on Thursday. The conference was organized by...

  • Parliaments of Bulgaria, Azerbaijan Ready to Work towards Broader Bilateral Cooperation

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - The parliaments of Bulgaria and Azerbaijan are ready to work together and assist each other so as to broaden the bilateral cooperation in various areas. They play a significant role in the implementation of the declaration on strategic partnersh...

  • 6,654 Violations of Labour Regulations Detected in Summer Resorts

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - During the high tourist season between June and August, the General Labour Inspectorate (GLI) detected 6,654 violations of labour regulations. In 624 of these cases, the inspectors issued written statements of administrative offence. These were the...

  • Bulgarian Ambassador in Belgrade Hands Note of Protest to Serbian Foreign Ministry over Desecration of Bulgarian Monum...

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - Acting on orders of Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, Bulgaria's Ambassador in Belgrade Radko Vlaykov has handed a protest note to Serbia's Foreign Ministry over the desecration of the Ledena Stena military monument and ossuary near the ...

  • Revenues from Foreign Tourism Up 8.1 Per Cent in January-July 2018 Y/Y

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - The revenues from foreign tourism in Bulgaria exceeded 2 billion euro in January-July 2018, which is an increase by 8.1 per cent compared to the like period of 2017, show data of the Bulgarian National Bank as presented by the Tourism Ministry on Th...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on September 20 to 5 p.m. on September 21, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuati...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Thursday

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - At its sitting on Thursday, the National Assembly adopted first-reading amendments to the Vocational Education and Training Act aimed at further regulating dual education. The revisions create conditions for guaranteeing that vocational education an...

  • Bulgarian Defence Industry Encouraged to Share in Armed Forces Upgrading

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - Deputy Defence Minister Anatolii Velichkov opened a national conference with international participants entitled "The Defence Industry as a Leader of Innovation in Bulgaria," the Defence Ministry reported on Thursday. The conference was organized by...

  • Intermediaries of Potential Aviation Sector Investor Visit Rousse Airport

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - Intermediaries of a potential European investor from the aviation sector have visited the Airport of Rousse (on the Danube) at the invitation of Bulgarian MEP Andrey Novakov (GERB/EPP), the GERB press centre said Thursday. The name of the potential ...