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  • Bulgarian Electricity Trading Market Joins Single European Intraday Market

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian electricity trading market has joined the Single European Intraday Market, the Electricity System Operator (ESO) said in a press release on Wednesday. ESO Executive Director Angelin Tsachev and Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IB...

  • Bulgaria Moves Five Position Up in IMD's World Talent Ranking

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria has moved up five positions to reach the 52nd place in the 2019 World Talent Ranking which measures the ability of countries to cultivate, attract and retain a skilled workforce. It is developed annually by the International Institute for Ma...

  • Coca-Cola unites Bulgarian football fans with a #TogetherAgainstRacism campaign

    Video-messages from fans supporting tolerance in football were aired at the national stadium during the Bulgaria – Czech Republic match

  • National Construction Control Directorate Suspends Licences of Six Construction Control Companies

    November 17 (BTA) - By order of the National Construction Control Directorate (DNCC), the certificates of six construction supervision companies have been terminated. The measure relates to three penalty decrees that have been enforced for a period of two years, imposing ...

  • Ten-Year Programme Ends after Supporting Reforms and Changing Lives in Bulgaria

    November 14 (BTA) - Thousands of tonnes of pesticides produced before 1990 have been sitting for years in warehouses across the country posing a health hazard to people and the environment. Now 4,300 t will be repackaged and shipped for safe disposal in incinerators in France, Sw...

  • Ten-Year Programme Ends after Supporting Reforms and Changing Lives in Bulgaria

    Sofia, November 14 (BTA) - Thousands of tonnes of pesticides produced before 1990 have been sitting for years in warehouses across the country posing a health hazard to people and the environment. Now 4,300 t will be repackaged and shipped for safe disposal in incinerators in ...

  • Concession for Plovdiv Airport to Be Announced by the End of the Year: Tourism Minister

    November 14 (BTA) - Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova said Thursday in Plovdiv that a concession for Plovdiv Airport will be announced by the end of the year. Angelkova is in town for the opening of the 11th international meeting of tour operators, which is being held a...

  • September 2019 Industrial Production Up by 0.2% in EU, 0.3% in Bulgaria, Month on Month

    November 13 (BTA) - In September 2019 compared with August 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.2 per cent in the EU, according to estimates from Eurostat published on Wednesday. The growth rate for Bulgaria was 0.3 per cent. In September 2019 com...

  • September Revenues from Nights Spent by Bulgarians Up by 13.8% , Down by 1.8% for Foreigners on Year

    November 11 (BTA) - The revenues from nights spent in September 2019 totalled 166.7 million leva, 1.5 per cent more than in September 2018, the National Statistical Institute said. The revenues from Bulgarians increased by 13.8 per cent, while those from foreigners droppe...

  • Tax Law Amendments Approved on First Reading

    November 6 (BTA) - The National Assembly on Wednesday granted first-reading approval for government-sponsored amendments to the Corporate Income Tax Act by a vote of 104-81, with 3 abstentions. If adopted conclusively, the amendments will also entail changes to other tax ...

  • 55.7% of Medics Work in Stressful Environment

    November 5 (BTA) - Bulgarian health workers are subjected to strong stress and even psychological abuse while doing their job. Their workplace climate is often not good, which is one of the reasons, especially for younger people, to look for a job abroad, the Confederatio...

  • Construction Permits for Residential Buildings Up 2.5% in Q3 of 2019

    November 4 (BTA) - In July-September 2019, local administrations issued construction permits for 1,630 residential buildings with 9,018 dwellings in them and a gross building area of 1,110,322 sq m, show data released by the National Statistical Institute on Monday. Compa...

  • Master Bagpipe Maker Says Demand for the Instrument Is Rising

    October 31 (BTA) - The demand for the local Rhodope version of large bagpipes called "kaba" bagpipes is increasing, Hristo Topchiev who has been making them for many years said in a BTA interview. Orders for the typical Rhodope instrument have been coming from across this country...

  • Chiprovtsi Fire in Balkan Range Reported Extinguished

    October 30 (BTA) - A fire which has been burning for three days at an altitude of 1,800 m in the western Balkan Range, has been put down. There are still flames nearby, across the border in Serbian territory, but the fire there has been localized, said the head of the nat...

  • Business Climate in Industry, Construction, Retail Trade Worsens in October

    October 29 (BTA) - In October 2019, the total business climate indicator dropped by 1.4 percentage points compared to September, reflecting the more unfavourable situation in industry, construction and retail trade. The Business Climate in Industry composite indicator f...

  • Varna Airport Announces Direct Flights to 17 Destinations This Winter

    October 28 (BTA) - This winter the airport in the Black Sea port of Varna will have direct flights to 17 destinations, including five new ones, Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD reported. The winter schedule for Varna and Bourgas will be valid until the end of March...

  • First Lung Transplantation in Bulgaria

    October 27 (BTA) - The first lung transplantation in Bulgaria was completed in the early hours on Sunday by a team of the Lozenets University Hospital in Sofia, led by Doctor Igor Todorache of the University Hospital in Hanover, and Doctor Lyubomir Spassov from the Lozene...

  • Planned Annual Repair of Kozloduy N-Plant's Unit 6 Ends

    October 24 (BTA) - The planned annual repair of the Kozloduy N-plant's Unit 6 has been completed, and the 1000 MW unit was connected to the national electricity system on Thursday following a check and subsequent approval by the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency, the pl...

  • 2018 Final Output Produced in Agriculture Stands at BGN 8,457.6 Million - Statistics

    October 21 (BTA) - The value of the final output produced in agriculture in 2018 (preliminary data at current prices) amounted to BGN 8,457.6 million, which was 2.7 per cent more than the previous year, the National Statistical Institute said in a press release Monday. Th...

  • Japan Lifts Ban on Bulgarian Chicken

    October 18 (BTA) - Japan has lifted a ban on the import of chicken from Bulgaria, said the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency Friday. The ban is scrapped as of October 18. The ban has been in place since the end of 2017 in the wake of a bird flu outbreak in Bulgaria. Once the...