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  • 2018 Investments in Bulgaria Total Lv 20 Billion

    Sofia, February 21 (BTA) - Foreign and domestic investments in Bulgaria in 2018 are expected to total 20 billion leva, Deputy Economy Minister Alexander Manolev said here Thursday. He was speaking at a forum titled "Agriculture and economy. Trends and challenges" organized by ...

  • 11.5% Decline of Cinema Attendance in 2018

    Sofia, February 21 (BTA) - Cinema viewers declined by 11.5 per cent during the entire 2018 compared to 2017, according to statistics from cinema halls across the country. The number of viewers was close to the 2013 figure, when it stood at approximately 1.76 million. The box...

  • Kornelia Ninova Reiterates BSP's Four Conditions for Returning to Parliament

    Vidin, Northwestern Bulgaria, February 21 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will not return to Parliament unless their four conditions are accepted, BSP leader Kornelia Ninova said as she attended a working meeting of the National Association of Mayoralty Mayors in V...

  • Authorities Impose Fines for Violation of Restrictions in Rila National Park During Filming of Bear Grylls Film

    Sofia, February 21 (BTA) - A Bulgarian company that organized the filming of an episode from the Bear Grylls survival skills reality television series, will be fined for violating the environment protection regimes in Rila National Park, the Environment and Water Ministry said...

  • Medicines Verification System Will Be Phased In Over Six Months

    Sofia, February 6 (BTA) - The system for verification of medicines will be phased in over at least six months, Health Minister Kiril Ananiev told journalists on Tuesday, reacting to upcoming protests by pharmacy owners. During those six months pharmacies won't be sanction...

  • Five Bulgarian Patients to Undergo Lung Transplant Surgery in Vienna Every Year

    Sofia, January 25 (BTA) - Five Bulgarian patients will undergo lung transplant surgery in Vienna every year, Health Minister Kiril Ananiev told journalists. He was speaking Friday after meeting with Prof. Walter Klepetko, President of the European Association for Cardio-Thorac...

  • Experts Take Stand against Idea for Putting Inactive Shares from Mass Privatization from 20 Years Back into Dedicated In...

    January 25 (BTA) - The Association of Directors in Charge of Investor Liaisons objects to the government's idea to nationalize the so-called dormant or inactive shares in the mass privatization from more than 20 years ago. The Finance Ministry published a concept for the administ...

  • Director of Egyptian Museum of Turin to Give Public Lecture in Sofia

    Sofia, January 25 (BTA) - The Italian Cultural Institute and the National Institute of Archaeology with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are organizing a public lecture in Sofia by the Director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin (Museo Egizio), Prof. Christian Greco, the institu...

  • 14.7 Per Cent of Young Working Bulgarians Were at Risk of Poverty in 2017

    January 22 (BTA) - The proportion of young people aged 18-24 in work and at risk of poverty in Bulgaria was 14.7 per cent in 2017, the Statistical Office of the European Union EUROSTAT reported on its website.

  • Maternity Care Network Launches Campaign for Positive Childbirth Experience

    January 21 (BTA) - An informal maternity care network is launching a campaign aimed at turning childbirth into a positive experience. The campaign will popularize the current recommendations of the World Health Organization for uncomplicated birth so as to improve the dialogue be...

  • Swedish-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce Launched

    January 18 (BTA) - A Swedish-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce (SweCham Bulgaria) was launched here on Thursday. The opening was attended by Bulgarian Deputy Economy Minister Liliya Ivanova, Swedish Ambassador here Louise Bergholm, SweCham Bulgaria Chairman Stefan Bengtsson and Sw...

  • Bulgarian Minority in Serbia To Write Female Surnames According to Bulgarian Spelling

    January 17 (BTA) - Serbian citizens from the Bulgarian minority will now be able to write out female surnames according to the Bulgarian language rules i.e. ending in the suffixes "-ova", "-eva" and "-ska", said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

  • High Flu Incidence Closes 143 Schools, Kindergartens in Many Places across Country

    January 15 (BTA) - A total of 143 schools and kindergartens have suspended classes due to a high flu incidence, the Education and Science Ministry said on Tuesday. Classes have been suspended in schools in the regions of Bourgas, Plovdiv, Kyustendil, Vidin, Stara Zagora...

  • Military Intelligence Personnel Awarded on Occasion of Service's Anniversary

    January 11 (BTA) - To mark the 111st anniversary of the establishment of the Military Intelligence Service, observed on January 12, and for outstanding performance, servicemen and civilian employees were awarded Friday by Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov, Defence Chief Gen...

  • November Revenues from Nights Spent by Bulgarians Up by 3.9% on Year

    January 11 (BTA) - The revenues from nights spent in November 2018 totalled 38.1 million leva, up by 1.9 per cent on a year earlier, the National Statistical Institute said. Revenues from Bulgarians increased by 3.9 per cent, while those from foreigners decreased by 0.7 per cent.

  • Poll Shows Mass Support for School's Role in Upbringing

    January 11 (BTA) - An Alpha Research survey on public attitudes towards education-related topics shows that 66 per cent of adult Bulgarians share the opinion that in addition to teaching, school should also upbring children. This understanding of school's role is dominant in all ...

  • Gestalt Psychotherapy Is Becoming Increasingly Popular in Bulgaria

    January 10 (Desislava Toncheva of BTA) - Psychotherapy is becoming increasingly popular in Bulgaria but people are not fully aware of the opportunities it offers, Diana Kalitsova, President of the Bulgarian Association for Gestalt Therapy (BAGT), said in a BTA interview on Wednes...

  • Heavy Duty Trucks Headed for Greece Stopped Because of Bad Weather

    January 9 (BTA) - On Wednesday noon, the Greek border police at Kulata, the Bulgarian southwestern checkpoint with Greece, suspended the passage of heavy duty trucks to Greece because of bad weather conditions. The trucks will be stopped in Blagoevgrad in order to prevent queu...

  • Highest Number of Animals Born in Sofia Zooin 2018

    January 7 (BTA) - A total of 139 animals were born in Sofia Zoo in 2018, Sofia Municipality said. This is a record-high number in the history of the zoo. There were 15 more captive animals born in the zoo compared with 2017, including jackal, antelope, fallow deer, kangaroo, E...

  • New Lev Banknote Series Put into Circulation

    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 denominat...