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  • September Revenues from Nights Spent by Bulgarians Up by 13.8% , Down by 1.8% for Foreigners on Year

    November 11 (BTA) - The revenues from nights spent in September 2019 totalled 166.7 million leva, 1.5 per cent more than in September 2018, the National Statistical Institute said. The revenues from Bulgarians increased by 13.8 per cent, while those from foreigners droppe...

  • Tax Law Amendments Approved on First Reading

    November 6 (BTA) - The National Assembly on Wednesday granted first-reading approval for government-sponsored amendments to the Corporate Income Tax Act by a vote of 104-81, with 3 abstentions. If adopted conclusively, the amendments will also entail changes to other tax ...

  • 55.7% of Medics Work in Stressful Environment

    November 5 (BTA) - Bulgarian health workers are subjected to strong stress and even psychological abuse while doing their job. Their workplace climate is often not good, which is one of the reasons, especially for younger people, to look for a job abroad, the Confederatio...

  • Construction Permits for Residential Buildings Up 2.5% in Q3 of 2019

    November 4 (BTA) - In July-September 2019, local administrations issued construction permits for 1,630 residential buildings with 9,018 dwellings in them and a gross building area of 1,110,322 sq m, show data released by the National Statistical Institute on Monday. Compa...

  • Master Bagpipe Maker Says Demand for the Instrument Is Rising

    October 31 (BTA) - The demand for the local Rhodope version of large bagpipes called "kaba" bagpipes is increasing, Hristo Topchiev who has been making them for many years said in a BTA interview. Orders for the typical Rhodope instrument have been coming from across this country...

  • Chiprovtsi Fire in Balkan Range Reported Extinguished

    October 30 (BTA) - A fire which has been burning for three days at an altitude of 1,800 m in the western Balkan Range, has been put down. There are still flames nearby, across the border in Serbian territory, but the fire there has been localized, said the head of the nat...

  • Business Climate in Industry, Construction, Retail Trade Worsens in October

    October 29 (BTA) - In October 2019, the total business climate indicator dropped by 1.4 percentage points compared to September, reflecting the more unfavourable situation in industry, construction and retail trade. The Business Climate in Industry composite indicator f...

  • Varna Airport Announces Direct Flights to 17 Destinations This Winter

    October 28 (BTA) - This winter the airport in the Black Sea port of Varna will have direct flights to 17 destinations, including five new ones, Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD reported. The winter schedule for Varna and Bourgas will be valid until the end of March...

  • First Lung Transplantation in Bulgaria

    October 27 (BTA) - The first lung transplantation in Bulgaria was completed in the early hours on Sunday by a team of the Lozenets University Hospital in Sofia, led by Doctor Igor Todorache of the University Hospital in Hanover, and Doctor Lyubomir Spassov from the Lozene...

  • Planned Annual Repair of Kozloduy N-Plant's Unit 6 Ends

    October 24 (BTA) - The planned annual repair of the Kozloduy N-plant's Unit 6 has been completed, and the 1000 MW unit was connected to the national electricity system on Thursday following a check and subsequent approval by the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency, the pl...

  • 2018 Final Output Produced in Agriculture Stands at BGN 8,457.6 Million - Statistics

    October 21 (BTA) - The value of the final output produced in agriculture in 2018 (preliminary data at current prices) amounted to BGN 8,457.6 million, which was 2.7 per cent more than the previous year, the National Statistical Institute said in a press release Monday. Th...

  • Japan Lifts Ban on Bulgarian Chicken

    October 18 (BTA) - Japan has lifted a ban on the import of chicken from Bulgaria, said the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency Friday. The ban is scrapped as of October 18. The ban has been in place since the end of 2017 in the wake of a bird flu outbreak in Bulgaria. Once the...

  • Industrial Zone Project Put under Way in Blagoevgrad Municipality

    October 17 (BTA) - Blagoevgrad Municipality has signed a memorandum on setting up an industrial zone. This large-scale project is expected to attract Bulgarian and foreign investors to the town, the municipal administration said. The industrial zone will be built on an 11.5-hecta...

  • Bulgarians Stick to Traditions in Everyday Life, Survey Shows

    October 16 (BTA) - Bulgarians are sticklers for traditions, and nearly two-thirds of adults remain just a finger away from anything related to land and nature, Gallup International found in a survey intended to identify features of contemporary Bulgarian lifestyle 30 year...

  • September Inflation at 0.3% - Statistics

    October 14 (BTA) - The monthly inflation in September was 0.3 per cent, the National Statistical Institute reported here on Monday. The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (September 2019 compared to December 2018) was 1.7 per cent and the annual inflation...

  • Agriculture Minister Taneva Visits Russia

    October 11 (BTA) - Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Dessislava Taneva and her Russian counterpart Dmitry Patrushev discussed restrictions imposed on Bulgarian plant imports to Russia, her Ministry said Friday. Taneva is paying an official visit to Russia. Experts of the ...

  • Study Shows 14,000 Stand to Lose Jobs If Bulgaria's Position on Mobility Package 1 Is Not Respected

    October 10 (BTA) - Fifty-three per cent of all trips of Bulgaria's international road hauliers would be without freight and thus without profit for the companies, and 14,000 of those directly affected in the sector would lose their jobs, if the EU's Mobility Package 1 is ...

  • Industrial Production Down 1.3% in August 2019, Y/Y

    October 9 (BTA) - According to preliminary data released by the National Statistical Institute on Wednesday, the seasonally adjusted Industrial Production Index this August decreased by 0.1 per cent compared to July of 2019. The working day adjusted Industrial Production ...

  • Bulgarian-Vietnamese Business Forum Held in Sofia

    October 7 (BTA) - Twenty Vietnamese companies and more than 30 Bulgarian ones took part in a Bulgarian-Vietnamese Business Forum held Monday in the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). Speaking at the event, BCCI Chief Secretary Vassil Todorov singled out the foo...

  • EnEffect Center for Energy Efficiency: 40 % of Bulgarians Struggle to Pay Their Energy Bills

    October 4 (BTA) - The Executive Director of the EnEffect Center for Energy Efficiency, Dragomir Tsanev, said at a BTA press conference on Friday that nearly 40 per cent of Bulgarians are not able to keep their homes comfortably warm in the winter. Tsanev presented a r...