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  • Bulgaria Receives EUR 71 Mln for Better Emergency Care Services

    Brussels, December 12 (BTA cor. Nikolay Zhelyazkov) - The European Commission announced that a total of 71 million euro from Cohesion Policy funds will finance better equipped, more efficient and more accessible emergency healthcare services in Bulgaria. With this new EU-fund...

  • Parliament Adopts on First Reading Changes to Election Code

    Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - Parliament on Wednesday adopted on first reading two bills amending the Election Code. A bill, sponsored by Volya, was passed on 115-2 votes with 56 abstentions. A second bill, sponsored by GERB and United Patriots of the ruling coalition, was backed...

  • Ex-energy Minister Charged with Causing Detriment of Lv 24 Mln

    Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - The Specialized Prosecution Office has charged with intentional mismanagement former energy minister Roumen Ovcharov, former deputy energy minister Anna Yaneva and Plamen Stefanov, former executive director of the state-run Bobov Dol Mines. Their act...

  • Varna, Bourgas Airports Serve More than 5.5 Million Passengers in 2018

    Varna, on the Black Sea, December 12 (BTA) - In 2018 the airports in the coastal cities of Varna and Bourgas have served more than 5.5 million passengers, Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria - the concessionaire of the two airports, said here on Wednesday. The Varna Airport ...

  • Lv 248 Mln Allocated for Restoring Capacities of the Bulgarian Army

    Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - A total of 248 million leva will be allocated to the Bulgarian Army and for restoring the service life of MiG-29, Su-25 and L-39 aircraft, and for the maintenance of Cougar helicopters, Defense Minister Krassimir Karakachanov said during a briefing a...

  • Construction Companies Rally to Defend Their Industry

    Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - Construction companies are holding a protest on Wednesday to defend their industry and raise demands for rules. Building equipment is deployed for nearly 11 km alongside the centrebound lanes of Tsarigradsko Chaussee Boulevard without blocking traff...

  • Thanks to the United Patriots, Bulgaria Did Not Support Migration Pact - Volen Siderov

    Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - Ataka leader and United Patriots floor leader Volen Siderov said that thanks to the United Patriots's participation in power, Bulgaria did not support the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Migration Pact) and the Istanbul...

  • Cabinet Puts Forward Sofia Police Head Ivanov for Post of Interior Ministry Chief Secretary

    Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - The government puts forward incumbent head of the Sofia Directorate of the Interior, Senior Commissar Ivailo Ivanov, to be appointed at the post of chief secretary of the Interior Ministry, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov told reporters here on Wedn...

  • Construction Companies Rally to Defend Their Industry

    Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - Construction companies are holding a protest on Wednesday to defend their industry and raise demands for rules. Building equipment is deployed for nearly 11 km alongside the centrebound lanes of Tsarigradsko Chaussee Boulevard without blocking traffi...

  • Third Annual Tourism Awards Presented

    Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - The Tourism Ministry Tuesday presented its Third Annual Tourism Awards to winners in 16 categories selected through online voting. The competition aims to promote sites and destinations and to boost competitiveness and the quality of tourism services...

  • Today's Observances: December 12

    The world: - National Day of Kenya: Independence Day (1963). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1964: Diplomatic relations with Uruguay, established at legation level on May 21, 1958, are promoted to embassy level. 1994: Bulgaria's first McDonald's restaurant opens...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Sega": The ministries and the agencies and commissions under their jurisdiction shared up more than 118 million leva in performance bonuses during the outgoing year. Generous incentives were available to all administrations which were ...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, December 12 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service in the next few hours: At its plenary sitting, Parliament will take a first-reading vote on draft amendments to the Election Code and will pass conclusively revisions o...

  • President Radev Meets with Employer Organizations, Discusses Economic Growth Factors with Them

    Sofia, December 11 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev on Tuesday met with representatives of employer organizations and discussed the factors behind economic growth and how it could be stepped up. The head of State said that strong economic results are impossible without an adequa...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, December 11 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on December 11 to 5 p.m. on December 12, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation ...

  • President Radev Meets with Employer Organizations, Discusses Economic Growth Factors with Them

    Sofia, December 11 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev on Tuesday met with representatives of employer organizations and discussed the factors behind economic growth and how it could be stepped up. The sides discussed an idea for a forum next year under the auspices of the President...

  • Around 118 Mln Lv Distributed as Bonuses in State Administration

    Sofia, December 11 (BTA) - Around 118 million leva was distributed as bonuses for the state administration over the past year, Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) member Dragomir Stoynev said Tuesday at a news conference held by his party. The data is based on inquiries with the g...

  • Former Sofia Deputy Mayor Charged in Connection with Street Renovation

    Sofia, December 11 (BTA) - The prosecution service on Tuesday charged former Sofia deputy mayor Evgeni Kroussev with malfeasance in office. The accusation is related to a procedure for installing tramway anti-vibration pads on the city's central Graf Ignatiev Street, which...

  • Biggest Book Fair Opens in Sofia

    Sofia, December 11 (BTA) - The 46th edition of the Sofia International Book Fair opened on Tuesday with more than 160 stands with Bulgarian and foreign books. The event continues until Sunday. The accompanying programme includes numerous book launches, meetings with Bulgarian ...

  • National Art Academy, China Central Academy of Fine Arts to Stage Series of Exhibitions

    Sofia, December 11 (BTA) - The National Academy of Art (NAA) and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) will stage a series of exhibitions under the motto "Meeting on Silk Road. Bulgaria-China" within the framework of an agreement between the two schools, NAA said. Th...