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  • Astronomical Summer Begins in Bulgaria on June 21 at 13:07 Hrs Local Time

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - The astronomical summer will begin on June 21, at 1.07 pm local time, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology said. June 21 is the longest day in the year. In the summer the highest daytime temperatures in Bulgaria are in July, and in Augu...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - Parliament transacted business as follows on Wednesday: -- MPs adopted on second reading amendments to the Water Act, which create a State enterprise for the management of dams. According to the adopted texts, the enterprise will not be a commercial on...

  • President to Visit Serbia

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev will pay an official visit to Serbia on June 21 and 22 at the invitation of President Aleksandar Vucic, Radev's press secretariat reported on Wednesday. The agenda of Radev's meetings in Serbia includes Belgrade&#...

  • Bulgaria-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Groups Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - A memorandum of cooperation was signed in the National Assembly Wednesday between the friendship groups in the Parliaments of Bulgaria and Armenia, the National Assembly said in a press release. A parliamentary delegation of the Armenian Parliament led...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - Parliament transacted business as follows on Wednesday: -- MPs adopted on second reading amendments to the Water Act, which create a State enterprise for the management of dams. According to the adopted texts, the enterprise will not be a commercial one...

  • GERB Deputy Chair Tsvetanov Meets with World Jewish Congress Representatives

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - GERB Floor Leader and Deputy Chair Tsvetan Tsvetanov Wednesday met with the Director of Global Jewish Security at the World Jewish Congress (WJC), Omri Segelman, the head of the WJC representative office for Central and Eastern Europe, Ernest Herzog, chi...

  • Economics and International Relations Institute: From the Start, Bulgaria Not a Party to Macedonia Name Dispute

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - Lyubomir Kyuchukov, Director of the Economics and International Relations Institute, told a BTA-hosted news conference that ever since Bulgaria signed a Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighbourliness and Cooperation with Macedonia in August 2017, the name di...

  • President Radev Meets with Representatives of Bulgarian Community in Bratislava

    Sofia/Bratislava, June 20 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev conferred with representatives of the Bulgarian community in the Slovak capital on Wednesday. Speaking during the meeting, he described the attitude towards Bulgarians in Slovakia as being at an exceptionally high level. ...

  • Socialists File No-Confidence Motion against Government over Security

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - The group of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) for Bulgaria has filed a motion of no confidence in Boyko Borissov's government over its security policy. The group's spokesperson, Elena Yoncheva, explained on Wednesday that under the Constit...

  • President Radev Meets with Representatives of Bulgarian Community in Bratislava

    Sofia/Bratislava, June 20 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev conferred with representatives of the Bulgarian community in the Slovak capital on Wednesday. Speaking during the meeting, he described the attitude towards Bulgarians in Slovakia as being at an exceptionally high level. ...

  • Borissov Accepts Deputy Social Policy Minister's Resignation

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov accepted the resignation of Deputy Labour and Social Policy Minister Rossitsa Dimitrova, the government information service said Wednesday. Dimitrova resigned over the public reaction to her expensive trip to New York for ...

  • Socialists File No-Confidence Motion against Government over Security

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - The group of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) for Bulgaria has filed a motion of no confidence in Boyko Borissov's government over its security policy. The group's spokesperson, Elena Yoncheva, explained on Wednesday that under the Constituti...

  • Eurostat: Number of Migrants in Bulgaria Drops Almost Three-fold in Five Months

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - The number of asylum seekers in Bulgaria dropped almost three-fold in the first five months of 2018, compared to the second half of 2017, show Eurostat data on the migrant flow in the EU since the start of this year. A total of 492 migrants sought asyl...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - June 21: Sunny. Getting cloudy in the afternoon in Western Bulgaria where scattered thundery showers will be likely. Hot in the afternoon. Highs: 29C to 34C. Mostly sunny along the Black Sea coast. Highs: 29C to 32C. Sea water temperature: 23C to 26C. ...

  • Parliament Relieves of Duties Health Insurance Fund Director

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - Parliament relieved Prof. Kamen Plochev Wednesday of his duties as director of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) by a vote of 109-72, with 30 abstentions. Plochev's credentials were terminated early on the grounds of a letter in which he ...

  • Inadvertent Speeding Most Frequent Risk Behaviour of Bulgarian Drivers - Poll

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - Inadvertent speeding is the most frequent risk behaviour of Bulgarian drivers, according to a nationally representative poll conducted among 1,000 respondents in April, Boyan Koutevski of the Explica polling agency told reporters. The poll, entitled Sa...

  • Socialists File No-Confidence Motion against Government over Security

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - The group of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) for Bulgaria has filed a motion of no confidence in Boyko Borissov's government over its security policy. The group's spokesperson, Elena Yoncheva, explained on Wednesday that under the Constituti...

  • Parliament Relieves of Duties Health Insurance Fund Director

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - Parliament relieved Prof. Kamen Plochev of his duties as director of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) by a vote of 109-72, with 30 abstentions. Plochev's credentials were terminated early on the grounds of a letter in which he cited ill he...

  • Borissov Accepts Deputy Social Policy Minister's Resignation

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov accepted the resignation of Deputy Labour and Social Policy Minister Rossitsa Dimitrova, the government information service said Wednesday. Dimitrova resigned over the public reaction to her expensive trip to New York for ...

  • Current and Capital Accounts Show Surplus of EUR 289.7 Mln in April - National Bank

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - The current and capital accounts were in a surplus of 14.2 million euro in April 2018, compared with a deficit of 77.6 million euro a year earlier, the Bulgarian National Bank said on Wednesday. In the first four months of 2018 the current and capital ...