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  • 748.1 Hospital Beds per 100,000 Population in 2017

    June 15 (BTA) - The number of hospital beds at the end of 2017 was 748.1 per 100, 000 persons of the total population, the National Statistical Institute said. The highest values of that indicator were registered in districts Plovdiv (970.7 per 100, 000 persons of the population)...

  • Prosecutor General Says Ulen Overused Bansko Skiing Concession Area, Recommends Changes to Concession Contract

    Sofia, June 12 (BTA) - Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov has recommended to the government to change promptly the contract with concessionaire Ulen in Pirin nature park, including the concession fee. Making public this and other recommendations about the Ulen concession by th...

  • Bulgarian-Greek Team Develops New Crypto Currency Which Offers Guarantees for Investor Interests and Eliminates Possibil...

    June 12 (BTA) - A Bulgarian-Greek team has developed a new crypto currency which guarantees the interests of investors and eliminates the possibility for theft in the system. Stefi Della, the Executive Director of the project for the new crypto currency, anti-derivative token (AD...

  • 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 ...