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  • Black Sea Submarine Archaeology: History and Present-Day Successes

    Varna, on the Black Sea, August 16 (BTA) - Submarine archaeology in Bulgaria is marking its 60th anniversary this year. Assoc. Prof. Preslav Peev, head of the Marine Geology and Archaeology Department of the Varna-based Institute of Oceanology with the Bulgarian Academy of Sci...

  • Archaeologists Unearth Rich Burial of Aristocrat at Cape Kaliakra

    Sofia, August 15 (BTA) - Archaeologists have found a rich 14th century burial of a hitherto unknown aristocrat, Master George Palaiologos, at Cape Kaliakra on the northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, the National Museum of History said. The excavations are headed by the Directo...

  • Education Minister Approves Revised Texts on Communism in History Schoolbooks

    August 15 (BTA) - Education Minister Krassimir Vulchev has approved the new history schoolbooks for 10th grade on Wednesday after the publishers made considerable revisions to controversial texts related to communism in Bulgaria. The revisions were required by the ministry, the d...

  • Bulgaria Joins FOEDUS-EOEO Platform for Managing Cross-border Organ Exchanges

    August 8 (BTA) - Bulgaria has conducted successful negotiations and joins the FOEDUS-EOEO IT platform which provides an important tool for managing cross border organ exchanges, the Bulgarian Health Ministry said in a press release on Thursday. Ten EU member states ar...

  • State E-Government Agency, Expatriates to Work for Fast Introduction of Remote E-Voting

    Sofia, August 2 (BTA) - Experts of the State E-Government Agency (SEGA) and Bulgarians living abroad will work for the fast introduction of remote electronic voting, as agreed by SEGA head Alexander Temelkov and members of the Vote without Borders steering committee at a meeti...

  • Bulgarian Organizations Invited to Participate in Common EU Consultation on Investment in Digital Economy

    Sofia, July 26 (BTA) - The Transport, IT and Communications Ministry calls on Bulgarian organizations and citizens to participate in the European Commission's public consultation on the Digital Europe programme in the 2021-2027 period, the Ministry said in a press release ...

  • Bulgarian Organizations Invited to Participate in Common EU Consultation on Investment in Digital Economy

    July 26 (BTA) - The Transport, IT and Communications Ministry calls on Bulgarian organizations and citizens to participate in the European Commission's public consultation on the Digital Europe programme in the 2021-2027 period, the Ministry said in a press release Friday.

  • Eurostat: Bulgaria with Highest Income Inequality in EU in 2017

    Brussels, July 18 (BTA) - Eurostat released its report on income inequality in EU Member States on Thursday, according to which Bulgaria had the highest income inequality in the EU in 2017. The way income and wealth are distributed across society determines the extent to whi...

  • Bulgarian Swimmer Sets New Black Sea Marathon Record

    Bourgas, June 18 (BTA) - Thirty-one-year-old Tsanko Tsankov swam the 45-km Bourgas Bay on Wednesday becoming the first man to cross the Bay and swim this distance in the Black Sea. Tsankov crosses from Cape Emine to Cape Maslen Nos in 14 hours, 24 minutes and 34 seconds. The ...

  • Cinema for Travellers Festival Shows Unknown Distant Places

    Sofia, July 15 (BTA) - Nearly 30 films about unknown distant places from all over the world where only the bravest travellers dare to go will be shown during a festival called Cinema for Travellers which will be held in Sofia in August 1 to 15, the organizers of the event said...

  • Mongolian Throat Singing to Be Presented in Sofia's Azaryan Theatre

    Sofia, July 12 (BTA) - The typical Mongolian throat singing (khoomei) will be presented at Sofia's Azaryan Theatre on July 24, the National Palace of Culture (NDK) said. The special singing technique will be performed by the Chor ensemble. The ensemble's members grew...

  • Labour Market Is Dominated by Workers Hired under Employment Contracts - Survey

    Sofia, July 9 (BTA) - Bulgaria's labour market is dominated by workers hired under a standard employment contract, said Maria Prohaska of the Centre for Economic Development. At a BTA-hosted news conference on Tuesday she unveiled data from an international survey carried...

  • PM Borissov Confers with Bank for International Settlements Head Carstens

    Sofia, July 8 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred here on Monday with the General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Agustin Carstens, Cabinet's press service reported. The meeting, which was also attended by Bulgarian National Bank (BNB...

  • In March 2019, Monthly Wage Averaged Lv 1,247 - Statistics

    Sofia, July 5 (BTA) - In the first quarter of 2019, the employer persons aged 15 and over in Bulgaria totalled 3,147,800 (1,681,400 men and 1,466,400 women), the National Statistical Institute (NSI) reported on Friday. The share of employed persons in the total population aged...

  • Central Sofia Park Hosts Dog Adoption Event

    Sofia, July 4 (BTA) - The Ekoravnovesie municipal dog shelter in Gorni Bogrov is organizing a dog adoption event on Saturday at Zaimov Park in downtown Sofia, the press center of Sofia Municipality said Friday. The initiative is mottoed "Adopt, Don't Shop" and is part of ...

  • Road Accidents Increase 20% in Summer, Survey Shows

    Sofia, July 3 (BTA) - Average statistics show that road accidents increase by 20 per cent in the summer months of July and August compared to the other months of the year. That is why it is important to warn people they should be more careful and tolerant on the road, the Chai...

  • International Expedition to Prove Ancient Trade Connection Between Black Sea, Egypt

    Varna, on the Black Sea, July 2 (BTA) - An international expedition will leave from the coastal city of Varna in July on a voyage to prove Herodotus' claim that there was a trade connection between the people of Ancient Egypt and the Black Sea, and more specifically that t...

  • A1 Mobile Operator Launches Bulgaria's First 5G Base Station

    Sofia, July 1 (BTA) - One of Bulgaria's three mobile operators, A1, released on Monday this country's first 5G base station. The company recently received authorization from the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) to test out a 5G network and apps over a six-mo...

  • A1 Mobile Operator Launches Bulgaria's First 5G Base Station

    July 1 (BTA) - One of Bulgaria's three mobile operators, A1, released on Monday this country's first 5G base station. The company recently received authorization from the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) to test out a 5G network and apps over a six-month period...

  • PM Borissov Opens Plovdiv Economic Forum

    Plovdiv, South Central Bulgaria, June 26 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Wednesday opened the Plovdiv Economic Forum II, organized by Greece's Delphi Economic Forum and the Sofia-based Centre for Liberal Strategies. Borissov stated: "During Bulgaria's EU Council...