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  • Socialists Don't Want Bulgaria to Take Back Migrants for Money

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will oppose a possible deal under which Bulgaria may be given money in exchange for accepting returned migrants, BSP leader Kornelia Ninova said in a declaration on the EU migration policy and the forthcoming EU summit...

  • Bulgarian Energy Holding Places Third Eurobond Issue, to Be Traded on Euronext Dublin

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - On Thursday, Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD (BEH) placed its third Eurobond issue in the amount of 400 million euro, to be listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (trading as Euronext Dublin), BEH said in a press release. "In the conditions of challenging fina...

  • Bulgarian Regional Development Minister Nankov Confers with Christian Democratic Union Representatives in Stuttgart

    Stuttgart, June 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Regional Development and Public Works Minister Nikolai Nankov Friday conferred with members of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) in Stuttgart Region, his Ministry said in a press release. The sides discussed the challenges to ...

  • Minimum Wage in EU Member States Should Meet Workers' Needs, Report Says

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The European Social Observatory recommends in a report that the minimum wage in EU member states should correspond to the cost of living and should be large enough to meet the people's needs. The report is based on a study commissioned by the Workers...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Friday, the Bulgarian Parliament passed conclusively amendments to the Administrative Procedure Code, according to which cases contesting individual administrative acts will be examined by the administrative court exercising jur...

  • Increased Serbian Funding for Nine Media in Bulgarian - President

    Dimitrovgrad, Southeastern Serbia, June 22 (BTA Special Correspondent Lora Metanova) - On the second day of his official visit to Serbia, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and his host, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, met with members of the Bulgarian national minority in Di...

  • Officials React to Latest Prison Escape

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The responsibility for the security of prisoners should lie with the state too and not only with employers, Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva told journalists on Friday. On Thursday a prisoner escaped from an open prison in Lovech where he was moved...

  • Minister: "Bulgarian EU Presidency Has Accomplished Priorities in Energy Sector"

    Plovdiv, South Central Bulgaria, June 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian EU Council Presidency has accomplished all its priorities in the field of energy, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova said here on Thursday, addressing the first Plovdiv Economic Forum. "We have closed a...

  • Officials React to Latest Prison Escape

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The responsibility for the security of prisoners should lie with the state too and not only with employers, Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva told journalists on Friday. On Thursday a prisoner escaped from an open prison in Lovech where he was moved a w...

  • Acquisition of Two Multi-role Patrol Ships for the Navy Delayed by a Year

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - A project to acquire two multi-role modular patrol vessels for the Bulgarian Navy has been delayed by a year, Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov said during question time in the National Assembly on Friday. Under the project, which was approved by ...

  • Socialists Don't Want Bulgaria to Take Back Migrants for Money

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will oppose a possible deal under which Bulgaria may be given money in exchange for accepting returned migrants, BSP leader Kornelia Ninova said in a declaration on the EU migration policy and the forthcoming EU summit...

  • Forum Discusses Efforts against Funding of Terrorism

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva said that the work of the judiciary is equally important in reducing the terror threat in Europe as those who fund terror should be brought to justice. She opened a forum on efforts against the funding of ter...

  • June Rains, Local Hailstorms Hit Lots of Early Fruit Harvest - Expert

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The heavy rains and local hailstorms in June hit a large portion of the early fruit harvest, the Chair of the Bulgarian National Horticultural Union, Mariana Miltenova, said in an interview for BTA. The cherries were worst hit because the natural disaste...

  • National Police Service Chief Attends UN Conference

    New York, June 22 (BTA) - A Bulgarian delegation, led by Chief Commissioner Hristo Terziiski, took part in the second United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS II) in New York on June 20 and 21, the Interior Ministry said. Attending the meeting were police chiefs from 1...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - June 23: Brief rain showers and thunders in the eastern and southern areas. Clouds to disperse from the northwest. Highs: 20C-25C. THE COAST: Mainly cloudy with showers. Highs: 20C-23C. Seawater temperature: 23C-25C. THE MOUNTAINS: Cloudy, with brief s...

  • Minister: Bulgarian EU Presidency Has Accomplished Priorities in Energy Sector

    Plovdiv, Southern Bulgaria, June 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian EU Presidency has accomplished all of its priorities in the field of energy, said Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova on Thursday, addressing the first Plovdiv Economic Forum. "We have closed all dossiers. We managed t...

  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to Give First Ever Concert in Bulgaria on June 30

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will perform for the first time in its 130 years in Sofia on June 30 as part of the 'RCO meets Europe; concert tour, which takes the orchestra to all 28 member states of the European Union. In each country, one op...

  • Directors General in Charge of Fisheries Meet in Burgas

    Burgas, on the Black Sea, June 22 (BTA) - Burgas Mayor Dimiter Nikolov on Thursday opened here an informal meeting of directors general and attaches in charge of fisheries within the Bulgarian EU Presidency. The participants exchanged opinions on the new proposals by the Europ...

  • Today's Observances: June 22

    The world: - Day of Remembrance and Mourning in Russia (marks day in 1941 when Hitler invaded Soviet Union during World War II). On this date in Bulgarian history: 813: In Battle of Versinikia (near present-day Malamirovo Village, Yambol Region, Southeastern Bulgaria), Bul...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Friday, June 22: -- Day two of the official visit to Serbia of President Rumen Radev. -- The Workers Group of the European Economic and Social Committee continues its e...