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  • Ten Films Included in Programme of Third Festival of Italian Cinema in Bulgaria

    Sofia, June 11 (BTA) - Ten films are on the programme of the Third Festival of Italian Cinema in Bulgaria. The festival is on in Sofia between June 11 and 16, said the NDK Convention Centre which is a partner of the event. Honorary guests will be Italian actress Giuliana De...

  • Ombudsman and Parents of Disabled Children Preparing New Legislation on Care

    Sofia, June 6 (BTA) - Ombudsman Maya Manolova and the parents of disabled children are working on new legislation on personal care for disabled people. Manolova told a news conference here Wednesday that the new law will allow people with disabilities to organize and manage th...

  • Lakme opens 9th Edition of Opera in the Park Festival in Sofia

    Sofia, June 5 (BTA) - Lakme by Leo Delibes opens the 9th edition of the Opera in the Park Festival in Sofia on June 15. The other operas on the programme of the festival are Cinderella (June 16) and The Elixir of Love (June 17). All festival events will take place in the park...

  • Standard & Poor's Revises Outlook on Bulgaria from Stable to Positive

    Sofia, June 2 (BTA) - The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings agency has revised its outlook on Bulgaria from stable to positive, the Finance Ministry reported Friday. At the same time, the agency has affirmed its 'BBB-/A-3' long- and short-term foreign and local cu...

  • Fitch Affirms Bulgaria's IDRs at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

    Sofia, June 2 (BTA) - Fitch Ratings has affirmed Bulgaria's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BBB'. The Outlook is Stable and the Short-Term Foreign and Local Currency IDRs have been affirmed at F2, the Finance Ministry reporte...

  • Standard & Poor's Revises Outlook on Bulgaria from Positive to Stable

    Sofia, June 2 (BTA) - The Standard & Poor's Global Ratings agency has revised its outlook on Bulgaria to positive from stable, the Finance Ministry reported Friday. At the same time, the agency has affirmed its 'BBB-/A-3' long- and short-term foreign and local cu...

  • Eurostat: Bulgaria Is 6th Largest Cigarette Producer in EU

    Sofia, May 31 (BTA) - Bulgaria is the sixth largest cigarette producer in the EU, according to Eurostat figures for 2016. The statistics was made public on May 31, which is marked as World No Tobacco Day. In 2016, Bulgaria produced some 21 billion cigarettes placing ri...

  • Hundreds of Turkish-Arabic Toponyms in Stara Zagora Area Renamed, Grand Mufti's Office Protests

    Stara Zagora, Southeastern Bulgaria, May 31 (BTA) - The Stara Zagora Municipal Council Thursday resolved to rename 838 localities currently bearing Turkish-Arabic names, "Dnevnik" reports. The resolution was passed, 39-2 with four abstentions, the nationalist Internal Macedoni...

  • New Project Helps Schools, Parents Teach Young Children about Money

    Sofia, May 29 (Ekaterina Toteva and Valeria Dimitrova of BTA) - Teaching children to handle real money at an early age is the best way to counter the rising indebtedness among youth people, say the experts of the Association for Active Education. The Association has developed ...

  • Q1 Producer Price Index in Agriculture down 7.4% Y/Y

    Sofia, May 29 (BTA) - The producer price index in agriculture in the first quarter of 2018 decreased by 7.4 per cent year-on-year, the National Statistical Institute reported Tuesday. The crop output index decreased by 11.2 per cent, as well the animal output index - by 1.2 ...

  • Mayors of Sofia, Kiev Meet

    Sofia, May 26 (BTA) - Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, who is on Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's delegation to Ukraine, met with Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Saturday, City Hall said. The two discussed major projects and a possible exchange of expertise. Kiev is working ...

  • Zachary Baharov Gets Best Lead Actor Award for УChamkoriaФ

    Sofia, May 25 (BTA) - Zachary Baharov carried off this year's Askeer Best Leading Actor Award for his role in "Chamkoria", based on the best-selling novel by Milen Ruskov and staged by Yavor Gurdev at Theatre 199. Maria Stefanova received the Best Actress Award after retu...

  • Celebration outside National Theatre in Sofia to Mark Africa Day

    Sofia, May 25 (BTA) - A celebration in the garden outside the National Theatre in central Sofia will mark Africa Day on May 26. It will be held by African countries with diplomatic representations in Bulgaria: South Africa, the Sudan, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Palestine, Maurit...

  • German Chamber Member Companies Attracted by Low Taxes, Cheap Labour, Stability, Challenged by Corruption, Justice Syste...

    Sofia, May 5 (BTA) - The members of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DBIHK) single out the tax burden and tax framework, this country's EU membership, labour costs, access to subsidies and political and social stability as Bulgaria's advantages as...

  • Balkan Jazz Trumpets at Romania Evening under United in Art Project

    Sofia, May 3 (BTA) - Balkan Jazz Trumpets will be the sound supporting Romania's evening under the United in Art project scheduled from 7:00 pm on May 5 at the City Mark Art Centre. Admission is free, the organizers said. Mihail Yossifov will present the Big Band of th...

  • 15th Festival Italiano in Bulgaria: Italian Hospitality, Art, Business

    Sofia, May 3 (BTA) - Italian restaurants, ice cream cafes and pizza restaurants will be part of the 15th Festival Italiano in Bulgaria, traditionally held in May and June. More than 30 art and business events are scheduled, Ambassador Stefano Baldi told a news conference on Th...

  • Bulgaria in GRECO's Annual Report

    Strasbourg/Sofia, May 3 (BTA) - Bulgaria is among the country for which the Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has the most recommendations in its annual report. The report warns that new legislative initiatives in certain European countries in ...

  • May Weather Forecast

    Sofia, May 1 (BTA) - The lowest temperatures in May will be between 5 C and 10 C and the highest between 29 C and 34 C, said the National Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The average monthly temperature is expected around and above...

  • Bulgaria Continues to Fall in World Press Freedom Index, Ranking Lowest in EU

    Paris, April 25 (BTA) - Bulgaria continues to fall in the World Press Freedom Index and is ranked 111th in the world - lower than any other European Union member, says the annual report by the international NGO Reporters without Borders. Bulgaria's ranking deteriorated fro...

  • Sofia Forum to Develop Training Programme for Small Dairy Producers

    Sofia, April 24 (BTA) - Representatives of 11 countries are gathering in Sofia on April 24 and 25 to build tools useful for the dissemination of the EU Guide for Good Hygiene Practices in the production of artisan cheeses and dairy products, the organizers said. Entitled "Te...