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  • 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...

  • Ambassador Baltazhy: Ukraine Hopes to Have Crimea Back

    Sofia, March 14 (BTA) - A conference on Crimea was held in Sofia by the European Council on Foreign Policy and the Ukrainian Embassy. Prompted by the fourth anniversary of the occupation of Crimea, it brought together diplomats, politicians and political analysts for a discuss...

  • Exhibition Marking 75th Anniversary of Rescue of Bulgarian Jews Opens at Archives Agency

    Sofia, March 14 (BTA) - A documentary exhibition entitled "1943: Persecution and Defence. The Fate of the Bulgarian Jews" is opening at the Archives State Agency on March 15. To mark the 75th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews, the Agency has organized the first ...

  • Seven Swiss Ambassadors Visit Roma Neighbourhood in Plovdiv, Share Integration Experiences

    Plovdiv, southern Bulgaria, March 14 (BTA) - Seven Swiss ambassadors were on a field visit to the Roma neighbourhood of Stolipinovo in the southern city of Plovdiv Wednesday to learn firsthand about Roma integration, said the Swiss Embassy in Sofia. Stolipinovo is the largest ...

  • One Dead and One Injured in Fire in Arsenal Ordnance Factory

    Kazanluk, March 14 (BTA) - One man worker died and another one was badly burnt in a fire in the Arsenal ordnance factory on Wednesday. The company said that the incident occurred around 10:20 am in one of the plant's workshops. The victim and the injured man are identi...

  • Two-thirds of Bulgarians Worry about Air, Water Pollution - Survey

    Sofia, March 13 (BTA) - Two-thirds of Bulgarians worry about the pollution of ambient air and potable water, according to a survey by Trend Agency. The survey is representative for the adult population of this country and was conducted among 1,004 respondents between February ...

  • Bulgaria Increases Biofuels Production - Eurostat

    Sofia, March 13 (BTA) - Bulgaria is among the EU member states showing a growth in the production and use of biofuels in transport, according to Eurostat figures on use of biofuels in 2016 and compliance with Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from rene...

  • Sofia Film Fest Opens with New Bulgarian Movie

    Sofia, March 7 (BTA) - The 22nd edition of the International Sofia film Fest will open with Milko Lazarov's 'Aga' at Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture on Wednesday evening. This is the Bulgarian premiere of the film which closed Berlinale, the organisers sai...

  • Violence and Stress at Work Are Most Common in Predominantly Female Sectors

    Sofia, March 7 (BTA) - Violence and stress at work are most common in predominantly female sectors, Yanka Takeva, chair of the Union of Bulgarian Teachers with the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB), said here Wednesday. She was speaking at a confere...