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  • Bulgarian Video Wins New York City Drone Film Festival

    March 22 (BTA) - The 2D Run video by freerunner Ilko Iliev and photographer Marin Kafedjiiski won the New York City Drone Film Festival and the X-factor category award, dnevnik.bg reports. The video has over half a million views on YouTube, after parts of it were used in a Samsun...

  • Pink Flamingo Population Increasing in Bourgas Lake

    March 21 (BTA) - The population of pink flamigoes in the Atanassovsko Lake near the Black Sea city of Bourgas has increased to 13, which is all-times high for the region, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) said. Long years of observation so far have not regi...

  • Kristian Kostov to Represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2017

    March 13 (BTA) - Young musical idol Kristian Kostov is the Bulgarian participant in this year's edition of Eurovision 2017, the Bulgarian National Television said.

  • Bulgaria Switches to Daylight Saving Time at 3:00 a.m. on March 26

    March 8 (BTA) - Clocks in Bulgaria will be advanced one hour to daylight saving time at 3:00 a.m. local time (1:00 a.m. UTC) on Sunday, March 26, the Bulgarian Institute of Metrology said.

  • Applications Made for 3,285 Internet Names in Cyrillic Less than Month after Registration of Internationalized Domain Na...

    March 8 (BTA) - Less than a month after the registration of an internationalized domain name register .bg, a top-level domain, in Cyrillic and in Bulgarian, applications for 3,285 Internet names in Bulgarian have been made, the Transport, IT and Communications Ministry said in a ...

  • Pakistani Leaders Congratulate Bulgaria on National Day

    March 6 (BTA) - On the occasion of the 139th National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria, President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, have sent messages of congratulation to President Rumen Radev and the Prime Minister Mr. ...

  • Project Aimed to Improve Danube Navigation and Minimize Flood Hazard

    February 24 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Executive Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube River (EAEMD), in cooperation with organizations in eight other countries, has launched a 3.6 million euro project for water and sediment management and morphological studies on Europe's...

  • Six Bulgarian Wines Win Golden Rhython Awards at 2017 Vinaria

    February 23 (BTA) - Six Bulgarian wines won the Golden Rhyton award at the 2017 edition of the Vinaria exhibition of the vine-growing and wine-making industry, the National Vine and Wine Chamber said. More than 306 Bulgarian and foreign wines were entered in the competition.

  • Bulgaria Among Top Five Countries in Terms of Gender Equality in Business

    February 23 (BTA) - Bulgaria is among the top five countries in the world regarding gender equality in business. The country ranks five in the world in the share of women participating in boards of directors (22 per cent), caretaker Minister of Labour and Social Policy Galab Don...

  • Sofia City Administrative Court Repeals Ordinance on Increase of Price of Public Transport Ticket

    February 22 (BTA) - A decision of a three-member panel of the Sofia City Administrative Court repealed Wednesday as legally non-conforming the ordinance vis-a-vis the terms and conditions for travelling with Sofia's public transport and the attachments to the document, passed las...

  • 20,000-Plus Bulgarian Students Benefited from EU Erasmus Programme

    February 21 (BTA) - More than 20,000 university students and over 13,000 faculty and administrative staff of Bulgarian higher schools have taken advantage of the educational mobility opportunities offered by the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport Erasmus, caret...

  • NGO Urges to Free Children from Tobacco Advertising

    February 21 (BTA) - A non-governmental organization called Coalition for Life without Tobacco Smoke urged at a BTA-hosted news conference on Tuesday for legal amendments for total ban on the advertising of tobacco, tobacco products and related products.

  • Euxinograd Palace Enoteca Keeps Royal Wine Collection

    February 14 (BTA) - The enoteca of the Euxinograd residence, which once served as a royal palace, keeps a royal collection of wines, chief technologist of the eponymous wine cellar Nelly Todorova said Tuesday, on the occasion of St Tryphon's Day, the patron saint of vine growers ...

  • Project Finds High Cetacean Death Rate, Invasive Species In Black Sea

    February 10 (BTA) - A high death rate among cetaceans and a loggerhead turtle which entered the Black Sea from the Mediterranean are among the observations under an eco-project 'Black Sea Watch'. The project will be completed in mid-February, project head Dimiter Popov told a BTA...

  • Greenpeace Urges Bulgaria to Enforce EU Ban on Neonicotinoids

    February 6 (BTA) - The Bulgarian office of Greenpeace has called on the caretaker Minister of Agriculture and Food, Hristo Bouzoukov, and the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, Damyan Iliev, to ban even the limited and controlled use of pesticides containing...

  • Bulgarian Red Cross Distributes Donations in Hitrino in Wake of Deadly Railway Accident

    February 2 (BTA) - A public board that manages donations for the northeastern village of Hitrino after a deadline train crash in December 2016, has distributed various sums among the village residents depending on the severity of damage they suffered, said the Bulgarian Red Cros...

  • Low Temperatures in January Saved Apricot Trees from Freezing

    January 31 (BTA) - Contrary to logic, the freezing temperatures in January saved the apricot trees from freezing. There is a very scientific explanation for this: the low temperatures slow down the process of waking up from winter dormancy and budding, and thus reduce the risk of...

  • WWF Urges Caretaker Government to Protect Pirin, Vitosha and Rila Mountains

    January 29 (BTA) - The international environmental organization WWF said on Sunday that has urged the caretaker government to make efforts to protect the mountains of Pirin, Vitosha and Rila.

  • Financial Literacy Programme Launched in Ten Schools

    January 26 (BTA) - A financial literacy programme entitled "My Money" will be piloted in ten schools around the country in the second term of this school year. It will involve 300 students from grade 9 through 11. The initiative for financial literacy lessons is being implemen...

  • Eurobarometer: 72% of Bulgarians Want Cooperation and Verification Mechanism to Remain

    January 25 (BTA) - Some 72 per cent of Bulgarians believe that the European Commission (EC) Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) should continue to function for their country, according to an Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the EC and unveiled by the EC Representatio...