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  • 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 ...

  • May Weather Forecast

    Sofia, May 1 (BTA) - The lowest temperatures in May will be between 5 C and 10 C and the highest between 29 C and 34 C, said the National Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The average monthly temperature is expected around and above...

  • Bulgaria Continues to Fall in World Press Freedom Index, Ranking Lowest in EU

    Paris, April 25 (BTA) - Bulgaria continues to fall in the World Press Freedom Index and is ranked 111th in the world - lower than any other European Union member, says the annual report by the international NGO Reporters without Borders. Bulgaria's ranking deteriorated fro...

  • Sofia Forum to Develop Training Programme for Small Dairy Producers

    Sofia, April 24 (BTA) - Representatives of 11 countries are gathering in Sofia on April 24 and 25 to build tools useful for the dissemination of the EU Guide for Good Hygiene Practices in the production of artisan cheeses and dairy products, the organizers said. Entitled "Te...

  • Over 50 Fallow Deer Released into Wild in Eastern Rhodope Mountains

    Sofia, April 14 (BTA) - A group of 54 fallow deer were released into the special protected area of Madzharovo in Bulgaria's Eastern Rhodope mountains on Friday, as part of efforts to restore the species population in this area a century after its disappearance, the Rewildi...

  • Bulgaria to Seek EU-wide Regulation on Eastward Transfer of Dirty Diesel Vehicles as Some Countries Introduce Clean Zo...

    Sofia, April 12 (BTA) - The transfer of dirty diesel vehicles from countries which are introducing low-emission zones needs to be regulated on EU level, Bulgarian Environment Minister Neno Dimov said on Bulgarian National Television Thursday morning. He also argued that the au...

  • Renown Bulgarian Composer Toncho Roussev Dies at 85

    Sofia, April 11 (BTA) - Renowned Bulgarian composer Toncho Roussev died at the age of 85 on Tuesday. His family said his passing followed a brief illness. Roussev was one of the best known composers of Bulgarian pop music, loved much by performers and audiences alike. He was...

  • Descent of Electricity Market Prices Persists as Power Production, Consumption Go Down in Q1

    Sofia, April 11 (BTA) - The descent of the price of electricity on the Bulgarian electricity market persisted in the first quarter of 2018 as power production and consumption dived on. The production of electricity between January 1 and April 1, 2018, went down by 3.37 per cen...

  • Government Pulls out Changes in Disability Assessment Rules after Disabled People Threaten Protests

    Sofia, April 10 (BTA) - The government pulled out proposed changes to the rules for disability assessment Tuesday. The decision was announced by Health Minister Kiril Ananiev following a meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Tomisl...

  • Green Campaign Group: "Dirty Diesels Heading East"

    Brussels, April 9 (BTA) - With drivers ditching their diesel cars in view of an increasing number of city bans and low-emissions zones in Western Europe, many of these dirty cars now end up in Central and Eastern EU Member States, the Brussels-based green campaign group Transp...

  • Some 1,500 Hectares of State-Owned Woodland to Be Afforested in 2018

    April 6 (BTA) - There are plans to afforest some 1,500 hectares of State-owned woodland in 2018. Municipal-owned woodland will be afforested separately, Executive Forest Agency Executive Director Grigor Gogov told journalists in connection with th 2018 Forest Week (April 2-8).

  • Picmiller Creates New Quality Standard in Real Estate Industry

    March 29 (BTA) - Andrew Morris, CEO of The Blueprint and Picmiller, has received first prize at FIABCI World Prix D'Excellence Awards, the company said. Andrew Morris got the top prize at the FIABCI World Prix D'Excellence Awards in Cannes, France for Services to the Real Estate ...

  • Jailed Turkish Journalists Get Symbolic Accreditation for EU-Turkey Summit in Varna

    Sofia, March 23 (BTA) - The Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria (AEJ-Bulgaria) has issued symbolic accreditation badges to 95 jailed Turkish journalists for the EU-Turkey Summit in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna for March 26. The meeting is expected to bring ...

  • Unpaid VAT between 2000 and 2017 Totals LV 5.8 Bln - Revenue Agency

    Sofia, March 22 (BTA) - Unpaid VAT between 2000 and 2017 stands at 5.8 billion leva, National Revenue Agency Executive Director Galya Dimitrova told the press here Thursday denying reports about 16 billion in unpaid VAT in some media outlets. She said, however, that on the bac...

  • Over Half of Pedestrian Crossings in Bulgaria Are Flawed

    Sofia, March 22 (BTA) - Over half of pedestrian crossings in Bulgaria are flawed and the competent authorities have until the end of June to address the flaws. This transpired at a news conference held here Thursday by the Prosecutor General, the Interior Minister and the Regi...

  • Expert: 85% of Jobs Won't Exist in their Current Form in 2030

    Sofia, March 21 (BTA) - Some 85 per cent of jobs are expected to have changed by 2030 and not exist in their current form, said here Wednesday Svetlin Nakov of the SotfUni Software University during the opening of an international forum about the future of labour, organized by...

  • Most Asylum-Seekers in Bulgaria Are from Afghanistan: Eurostat

    Sofia, Mart 20 (BTA) - The largest number of asylum-seekers in Bulgaria are from Afghanistan, according to Eurostat figures on the number of first-time asylum-seekers in Europe in 2017. Afghan asylum-seekers to Bulgaria totalled 1,050. The second-largest group were from Iraq (...

  • Exhibition in Sofia Library Marks 125th Birth Anniversary of Renowned Cartoonist Rayko Alexiev

    Sofia, March 17 (BTA) - A documentary exhibition entitled "The Unknown Rayko Alexiev" opened at the Sofia City Library on March 15 to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of renowned cartoonist Rayko Alexiev. On display are drawings, cartoons and articles published in the ...

  • 58th March Music Days International Festival Opens in Rousse

    Rousse, on the Danube, March 15 (BTA) - The 58th March Music Days international festival, the oldest music festival of its kind and one of the most reputed classical music festivals in Bulgaria, will begin here with a concert of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday eveni...

  • Only 14% of Companies Are Ready to Comply with New Personal Data Rules

    Sofia, March 14 (BTA) - A survey by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has found that only 14 per cent of its members are ready to comply with the new rules for personal data protection. The survey was taken on-line between February 14 and 27 among businesse...