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  • 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...

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    The Police Officer of the Year 2018 awards are presented at Sofia's NDK Convention Center. The awards were initiated and developed by the Interior Ministry and the Doverie i Zakrila (Trust and Protection) Foundation. Police officers and teams who have achieved exemplary p...

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    The National History Museum presents at a special exhibition the archeological finds of 2018. In photo: the treasure discovered in the Kaliakra Fortress, which consists of a small earthen pot hidden under the floor of a room that was burned in the late 14th century. The find c...

  • Vice President Iotova Meets with Bulgarian-Kazakh Chamber of Commerce Representatives

    Sofia, December 13 (BTA) - Bulgarian Vice President Iliyana Iotova conferred with representatives of the Bulgarian-Kazakh Chamber of Commerce here on Thursday. On behalf of the Bulgarian Ethno-Cultural Centre Zlata in Astana, they informed Iotova of the Bulgarian community in ...

  • Pope Francis to Visit Bulgaria May 5-7

    Sofia, December 13 (BTA) - Pope Francis will make an apostolic journey to Bulgaria between May 5 and 7, 2019. The news was announced by Bulgaria's Council of Ministers and the President's Press Secretariat, quoting an official press release by the Holy See. Accepting ...

  • Bulgaria Invited to Join World Free Zones Organization

    Sofia, December 13 (BTA) - Bulgaria has been invited to join the World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) during a meeting between Deputy Economy Minister Alexander Manolev and Samir Hamrouni, World FZO Chief Executive Officer, the Economy Ministry said in a press release on ...

  • Around 118 Mln Lv Distributed as Bonuses in State Administration

    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 government ...

  • Bulgarian Women Spend 20 Years More in Employment Compared to Three Decades Ago - Expert

    December 11 (BTA) - In the last two to three decades, the retirement age for Bulgarian women has increased by ten years and, when you add another ten years for the postponement of their first childbirth, it turns out that they spend by 20 years more in employment. This deprives B...

  • Bulgaria Last in EU for Material Living Standard - Economists

    December 10 (BTA) - Bulgaria is at the bottom of the EU for material standard of living: between 2010 and 2017 the quality of life indicators for Bulgaria were by four- to sixfold lower than those in the EU28, shows a study by Prof. Vassil Tsanov and Prof. Georgi Shopov f...

  • NSI Survey: Quarter of Bulgarians Have Never Used Internet

    December 7 (BTA) - Despite the dynamic development of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Bulgaria, more than a quarter (26.7 per cent) of people have never used the Internet, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) reported Friday. More than half of Bulgarians a...

  • Parliament Passes Conclusively Personal Care Act

    December 6 (BTA) - Parliament Thursday passed conclusively the Personal Care Act, which is part of the new regulatory framework concerning people with disabilities. The passage of the bill, along with the passage on Thursday of a new People with Disabilities Act, came aft...