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  • Bulgarian President Radev Starts Visit to Jordan with Tour of SESAME Laboratory

    Amman, December 15 (BTA Special Correspondent Assen Boyadjiev) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev arrived Saturday on an official visit to Jordan. The visit, which continues until December 17, is at the invitation of King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein. Radev's delegation inclu...

  • Turkish Authorities Open Two Additional Truck Lanes at Border Checkpoint with Bulgaria

    Istanbul, December 15 (BTA exclusive by Nahide Deniz) - The Turkish authorities have opened two additional truck lanes at the Kapitan Andreevo-Kapikule border checkpoint with Bulgaria, bringing the number of such lanes to ten. The measure is expected to increase the capacity o...

  • 210 Million Leva from Energy Efficiency Funding of Regions in Growth Operational Programme Transferred for School Repa...

    Sofia, December 15 (BTA) - A total of 210 million leva from the Energy Efficiency investment priority of the Regions in Growth Operational Programme will be transferred to the Educational Infrastructure priority and thus used for school repair works, the Regional Development a...

  • Security, Energy, Bilateral Relations Top Agenda of Meetings of Visiting US Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan with Bulg...

    Sofia, December 15 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred with US visiting Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, the government's information service said on Saturday. Security, energy, investments and the bilateral relations were high on the agenda of the talk...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events, December 8-14

    Sofia, December 15 (BTA) - Nanchang, China, December 8 During a visit to China's Jiangxi Province, Sofia Regional Governor Ilian Todorov confers with representatives of its Agriculture Department and of some of the largest companies in the farming sector. The participant...

  • Today's Observances: December 15

    The world: International Tea Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1880: The lighthouse on Cape Emine is unveiled. 1933: The Mountain Rescue Service is set up in Sofia. 1944: Bourgas Naval Base is established. 1969: Official relations are established with San Marino at...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, December 15 (BTA) - FIGHTER JETS DEAL "Standartnews" (online) reports that on Friday Sweden submitted to the Bulgarian Defence Ministry an improved offer in connection with a tended for the acquisition of fighter jets for the Bulgarian Air Force worth 1.8 billion lev...

  • GERB Deputy Chair Tsvetanov Confers with Turkish Ambassador Ulusoy

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - GERB Floor Leader and GERB Party Deputy Chairman Tsvetan Tsvetanov held a working meeting with Turkey's Ambassador to Bulgaria, Dr Hasan Ulusoy, GERB said in a press release on Friday. The sides discussed bilateral relations, noting the excellen...

  • Nikola Vassilev Elected as National Railway Holding's New Executive Director

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - Nikola Vassilev was elected as the new Executive Director of the national railway operator BDZ Holding by the company's Board of Directors. The election took place at a Friday meeting of new board members to which their functional duties were al...

  • President Challenges Provisions of 2019 State Budget Act before Constitutional Court

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has approached the Constitutional Court about certain provisions of the 2019 State Budget of the Republic of Bulgaria Act, which he argues, affect fundamental civil rights and are therefore at variance with the constit...

  • US Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan: It Is Bulgaria's Sovereign Right to Decide Whether Turk Stream Passes Throu...

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - To the US, Bulgaria's energy diversification is important so that there is no dependence on a single energy source. It is Bulgaria's sovereign right to decide whether Turk Stream will pass through its territory, US Deputy Secretary of State J...

  • Over 80,000 Checks Conducted in Bulgaria's Forest Territories in Last Six Weeks

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - The control in forest territories continues to be intensive, with over 80,000 checks conducted in the last six weeks alone, said Deputy Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Atanas Dobrev on Friday, as quoted by his Ministry. A total of 1,300 viola...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - Cabinet ministers answered questions during Friday's Question Time in Parliament. Taking a question, Mariana Nikolova, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Demographic Policy, said that the draft National Child Strategy 2019-2030 will be subm...

  • Exchange - Rate

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on December 14 to 5 p.m. on December 17, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation ...

  • Water Supply Network Losses Reach 61.24% in 2017

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - Water supply network losses in Bulgaria increased to 61.24 per cent in 2017 from 60.76 per cent a year earlier, according to a comparative analysis of the water and sewerage sector that Ivailo Kaschiev, Director of the Water Supply and Sewerage Servi...

  • Bulgarian President Radev to Pay Official Visit to Jordan

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev will be on an official visit to Jordan on December 15-17 at the invitation of King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, Radev's press secretariat reported Friday. Radev and his wife, Dessislava Radeva, will be received wit...

  • Child and Family Act to Be Drafted, Adopted in 2019 - Labour Minister

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - A Child and Family Act will be elaborated and adopted in 2019, as envisaged in the Cabinet's governance programme, Labour and Social Policy Minister Bisser Petkov told journalists here on Friday. He reported on his Ministry's work in 2018 and...

  • Socialists Declare Budget Surplus Redistribution as Theft of the Year

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - BSP for Bulgaria deputy floor leader Anton Koutev declared that the redistribution of this year's budget surplus will remain in history as the theft of the year. He noted that by the end of 2018, there will be a surplus of 2.8 billion leva, more...

  • New Lev Banknote Series Put into Circulation

    Sofia, December 14 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) puts into circulation a new series of lev banknotes of the same overall design and main elements as the paper currency in circulation, but using new security features. The first banknote of the new series is denomin...

  • Bulgarian Prime Minister Hopes Russia Will Release Ukrainian Sailors

    Brussels, December 14 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov expressed hope here on Friday that Russia will release at least the ordinary Ukrainian sailors who were detained in the Kerch Strait clash between the two countries. "This wou...