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  • CEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria Secures Its Network to Protect Bird Life, Habitat

    Sofia, June 10 (BTA) - At a recent workshop in Ostrava, the Czech Republic, CEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria AD presented its biodiversity conservation policy, the technical measures it is applying and the implementation of activities under the Life Birds on Power Lines Project, the...

  • Centralized Access to Information Request Platform to Be Launched in July

    June 7 (BTA) - A centralized web-based platform for filing access to information requests will be launched in July, said Krassimir Bozhanov, head of the Modernization of the Administration Department with the Council of Minsters here on Friday. Bozhanov said that the ...

  • Construction Starts of Waste Composting Facility in Southern City of Pazardjik

    June 6 (BTA) - Environment and Water Minister Neno Dimov and Pazardjik Mayor Todor Popov Thursday gave the start of the construction works for a waste separation and composting facility in the city. The facility will process household waste from Pazardjik and six othe...

  • Central Census Commission Adopts Census Programme 2021

    June 5 (BTA) - The President of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), Sergey Tsvetarsky, opened the first meeting of the Central Census Commission (CCC) in the NSI building on Tuesday, said the NSI. The Commission includes representatives of government departments, th...

  • Competition Watchdog Orders Shared Ride Platform Maxim to End Operation

    June 3 (BTA) - The Commission for the Protection of Competition has ordered the Taxi Maxim platform for shared rides to suspend operation and pay a fine equal to 8 per cent of its annual revenue. The decision of May 30 says that Maxim broke the competition law by offering transpo...

  • 7,000 Tonnes of Staple Foods Distributed to 500,000 People in Need

    June 3 (BTA) - Over 500,000 people in need have received 7,000 tonnes of staple foods under the Operational Programme for Food and Material Assistance, the Social Assistance Agency said. The programme is co-financed by the Fund for the European Aid for the Most Deprived. ...

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    Units of the Bulgarian Navy and of the Border Police Regional Directorate carried out joint training on the River Danube near Rousse (North Central Bulgaria). The exercise was watched by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov, the Chief of Defence, G...

  • First Shipment of 90 Mln Cu M of Liquefied Natural Gas for Bulgaria Arrives from US

    Sofia, May 31 (BTA) Ц A ship carrying 90 million cu m of liquefied natural gas for Bulgaria from the US in Greece late Thursday night, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova told journalists on Friday. The price of the fuel is competitive and is lower than that of the n...

  • 96% of Bulgarian Territory to Be Covered by Cadastral Map by End of Year

    May 31 (BTA) - It is expected that by the end of the year 96 per cent of the country's territory would be covered by a cadastral map, said Valentin Yovev, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, during a General Assembly of the National Real Estate Assoc...

  • Exhibition in Veliko Tаrnovo Traces 200 Years of Bulgaria's Kilim-weaving Tradition

    Sofia, May 30 (Zhechka Dimitrova of BTA) - An exhibition entitled, "Colours, Design, Ornaments: 200 Years Bulgarian Kilim Tradition" opens in Veliko Tаrnovo, North Central Bulgaria on June 14. Two aspects of the exhibition make it unique: its scale and its organizer. The exh...

  • EC Presents Assessment on Bulgaria's Bid to Host European Labour Authority

    May 29 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission (EC) presented on Wednesday its assessment on the four offers to host the seat of the future European Labour Authority (ELA). Bulgaria is among the four EU countries that have sent bids to host the ELA. The co...

  • Fund of Funds Signs Agreement on Support of 1.5 to 7 Million Leva for High-Tech Companies

    May 29 (BTA) - The Fund of Funds (FoF) has signed an operational agreement with the financial intermediary selected for the management of the Venture Capital Fund with resources under the Innovation and Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014-2020, co-financed by the European ...

  • UEFA Gives Levski Green Light for European Tournaments

    May 29 (BTA) - UEFA gave the green light for Levski to take part in European tournaments after the Bulgarian football club paid off a 1.04 million euro debt to the tax authorities, players, employees and other clubs.

  • Association of Small and Medium-sized Exporters Reports Increased Exports to Germany

    Sofia, May 27 (BTA) - Export volumes to Germany have increased but imports are still larger, a market research of the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Exporters shows. The research, focused on machine-building and the production of spare parts under Operational Programme ...

  • Association of Small and Medium-sized Exporters Reports Increased Exports to Germany

    May 27 (BTA) - Export volumes to Germany have increased but imports are still larger, a market research of the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Exporters shows. The research, focused on machine-building and the production of spare parts under Operational Programme Innovation...

  • Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Greece Launch Construction of Gas Interconnector

    Sofia, May 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras launched the construction of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) on Wednesday by turning the first sod and signing their names on a pipeline segment near Kirkovo, on...

  • 95% of All Traffic Accidents in Bulgaria Caused by Human Error

    Sofia, May 21 (BTA) - There are close to 2.5 million active drivers in Bulgaria and the human factor is among the leading causes of traffic accidents, according to a national survey. This is why it is very important to study the different groups of drivers, the main mistakes t...

  • Tourism Minister Suggests MeasuresLengthening Summer TouristSeason

    Sofia, May 17 (BTA) - Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova Friday met with representatives of the tourism sector in the seaside village of Obzor, Angelkova's Ministry said in a press release. Angelkova said that the Ministry will allow no compromises for failure to comply with...

  • May 18 is Bulgaria's Tax Freedom Day in 2019

    Sofia, May 17 (BTA) - Saturday, May 18, is Tax Freedom Day in Bulgaria, the Institute for Market Economics (IME) said. The public purse is expected to collect record large revenues of 43.9 billion leva this year, meaning that to pay the nation's tax and social insurance...

  • Transport Sector Associations Insist on Six-Month Test Period for Electronic Road Tolls

    Sofia, May 14 (BTA) - Seven associations in the transport and freight-forwarding sectors have come up with a joint position insisting on a six-month test period for the electronic road toll system for vehicles heavier than 3.5 tonnes gross weight. The system is due to go into...