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  • 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...

  • Interior Ministry's Criminology Research Institute, Norway's National Criminal Investigation Service Sign Agree...

    Sofia, June 25 (BTA) - The Criminology Research Institute with the Interior Ministry and Norway's National Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) signed a partnership agreement connected to a project that starts to be implemented under the Norway Grants mechanism 2014-2021....

  • Financial Regulator Is Checking CEZ' Deal with Eurohold Bulgaria

    Sofia, June 24 (BTA) - The Financial Supervision Commission said Monday that it is checking the buyer of the Bulgarian assets of Czech energy group CEZ. The findings of the check are due by June 28. On June 20, Eurohold Bulgaria AD said it had signed an agreement with CEZ on...

  • Energy Regulator Ready to Check CEZ Deal Despite Lack of Criteria for This

    Sofia, June 21 (BTA) - The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) is following the developments in the deal for the acquisition of the CEZ energy group's assets in Bulgaria by Eurohold Bulgaria AD, and will conduct a check in case the deal is finalized, EWRC head Iv...

  • Bulgarian Employers Will Need 327,000 Workers and Professionals over Next 12 Months - Poll

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - In the next 12 months, employers will need 327,000 workers and specialists, of whom slightly over 179,000 are skilled labourers, shows an Employment Agency survey, carried out in February and March. This is the third survey on labour demand and the first...

  • News Agencies from Around the World Hold Congress in Sofia to Discuss Future of Newsmaking

    Sofia, June 13 (BTA) - News agencies from around the world are meeting in Sofia Thursday for their sixth congress to discuss the future of news-making. In his opening remarks, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said that the Congress offers a chance to discuss the current trends...

  • UNICEF: Bulgaria Has Third Longest Full-Pay Parental Leave among OECD and EU Countries

    June 13 (BTA) - Bulgaria ranks third among the members of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union in terms of the duration of parental leave at full pay, a UNICEF report says. Produced by UNICEF's Office of Research Innocenti...

  • Government Is Determined to Press Ahead with Dual Education in Bulgaria

    Sofia, June 12 (BTA) - A conference was held in Sofia Wednesday to outline a vision for the further development of dual education in Bulgaria after the completion of the Swiss-supported Domino project for apprenticeship during school education. Education Minister Krassimir Vul...

  • Bozhourishte Riding Centre Hosts FEI World Cup Show Jumping Competition CSIO2*-W

    June 12 (BTA) - A total of 241 horses and riders from eleven countries are entered to compete in a FEI World Cup show jumping competition CSIO2*-W taking place in June 13 to 16 and hosted by the Bozhourishte Riding Centre, the organizer of the event said.

  • General Labour Inspectorate Reports Rising Trend of Child Labour in Bulgaria

    Sofia, June 11 (BTA) - In connection with June 12, World Day Against Child Labour, the Bulgarian General Labour Inspectorate (GLI) reported Tuesday in a press release that there is a constant increase of child labour in Bulgaria in the past years. The International Labour Orga...