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  • Association of Turkish Travel Agencies Asks for Cooperation

    July 22 - The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) would like to hereby take the opportunity to express that а 3 months State of Emergency has been declared upon the decision taken bу the Turkish Government as of 20th July 2016 in accordance with the recent unfortunate...

  • Per Capita Beer Consumption at 73.4 L in 2015

    July 19 (BTA) - In 2015, per capita beer consumption increased to 73.5 l, said Ivana Radomirova, Executive Director of the Union of Brewers in Bulgaria at a news conference marking the union's 25th anniversary. She said that the average per capita beer consumption was 72 litres o...

  • Sofia Ring Mall Signs with Lidl for 1st in Bulgaria ‘New Concept’ Store

    July 18 (BTA) - Sofia Ring Mall makes a bold move around its supermarket offering by signing with Lidl for their ‘new concept’ store in Bulgaria. The store will open in Fall 2016 and it will be the first Lidl store in a shopping center in the greater Sofia region. The rented area...

  • Children's Choir from Rousse Wins First Prize in Italy

    July 17 (BTA) - The Danube Waves choir has won the first prize at the 12th Guiseppe Zelioli festival of youth choirs in the Italian town of Lecco. The children's choir from Rousse performed 24 works of Eastern orthodox and Western European religious and polyphonic music. Some ...

  • Sofia Opera Receives Annual Foreign Ministry Diplomatic Institute Award for Cultural Diplomacy

    July 15 (BTA) - This year's Annual Honorary Award of the Diplomatic Institute with the Minister of Foreign Affairs for a Bulgarian institution goes to the Sofia Opera and Ballet, the institute said Friday. The award goes for popularizing Bulgaria's positive image through the inst...

  • Bulgarian Pupils Win 6 Medals at International Mathematical Olympiad in Hong Kong

    July 15 (BTA) - Bulgarian pupils won six medals at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad in Hong Kong, the Leaders of the Natural Sciences Olympic Teams Association said Friday.

  • Rhodope Bagpipes Launch Rozhen National Folklore Festival

    July 15 (BTA) - A three-day Rozhen National Festival of Folklore and Livestock Breeding 2016 opened on the meadows near the Rozhen Pass in the Western Rhodope Mountains under the sound of hundreds of bagpipes.

  • Bulgaria's Forest Area Has Increased by 300,000 ha in Past Decade

    The forest area in Bulgaria has increased by 300,000 ha in the past ten years, the head of the Executive Forest Agency, Toni Krastev, told BTA in an interview. According to him, the increase is due to insufficient measurement and the spreading of forests to deserted neighbouring ...

  • First Internet Address in Cyrillic Domain "bg" Registered

    July 12 (BTA) - The first address in Imena.bg [Names.bg], an internationalized domain name register .bg, a top-level domain in Cyrillic and in Bulgarian, is already a reality, the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication said Tuesday.

  • Representatives of NGOs Establish Debtor Protection Association

    July 12 (BTA) - Representatives of non-governmental organizations have established an association for protections of debtors. It will protect the rights of victims of private enforcement agents, Nikolai Kolev told a BTA-hosted news conference on Tuesday. The association will o...

  • Former Finance Minister Says Budget 2017 Is More Important for Bulgaria Than Brexit

    July 12 (BTA) - Brexit will not be a catastrophe for Europe, but it will be well for the Community to consider whether not to reduce some regulations and launch a policy with clear-cut ideas, former finance minister Hristina Voucheva said in an interview for BTA.

  • Total Peach Harvest in Bulgaria Expected 25-30% Less This Year -Expert

    July 7 (BTA) - The total peach harvest in Bulgaria is expected to be by 25-30 per cent less than last year's, the Chairman of the Bulgarian Peach Association in Sliven, Kosta Petrov, said in an interview for BTA. Nearly 70 per cent of the peach orchards of Southeast Bulgaria a...

  • Bee Keepers in SW Bulgaria Protest over Spraying against Nodular Dermatitis

    July 6 (BTA) - For two days in a row, bee keepers from Gotse Delchev (South Western Bulgaria) protested over the aerial spraying against nodular dermatitis in the region. On Tuesday they prevented the aircraft conducting the spraying from taking off, but on Wednesday the protesto...

  • Rock Concert on Musala Peak Kicks Off Major Cleaning Campaign

    July 6 (BTA) - A rock concert 40 m below Musala Peak in Mount Rila - the highest peak in the Balkan Peninsula, standing at 2,925 m, will mark the start of a major campaign to clean the area from construction waste, the organizers of the event: Tangra Mega Rock Radio and the Insti...

  • Bio Agriculture on the Rise -Expert

    June 29 (BTA) - Bio agriculture has been on the rise in recent years, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Tsvetan Dimitrov said. He was speaking at Wednesday's opening of a seminar on the subject of "Prospects for the Promotion of Bio Agriculture in SE European Countries", hi...

  • Bulgarian Math School Students Win Six Medals at Balkan Math Olympiad in Romania

    June 28 (BTA) - Six Bulgarian students won medals at the 20th Balkan Youth Olympiad which was held in Romania. Teams from 19 countries took part in the competition where the Bulgarians won one gold, three silver and two bronze medals, the Bulgarian Science and Education Ministry ...

  • Bulgarian Municipalities Absorbed EU 4,000 Mln-Plus under EU Programmes in 2007-2013

    June 28 (BTA) - The Bulgarian municipalities absorbed more than 4,000 million euro during the first programming period of the EU Structural Funds (2007-2013), National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB) Executive Director Ginka Chavdarova said here...

  • Cruise Ships along Danube River Increase Every Year

    June 28 (BTA) - Cruise ships travelling along the Danube River increase every year. There are 170 of them at present, compared with just about 100 in the year 2000, according to data of the Danube Commission. The figures were unveiled by Ivan Zhekov, head of the River Monitoring ...

  • Survey: 72% of Bulgarians Own Personal Computer

    June 27 (BTA) - Seventy-two percent of Bulgarians own a personal computer, shows a survey commissioned by Intel in May among 1,000 respondents. Ninety-six per cent of Bulgarians aged 30-39 have a computer at home.

  • Volunteers More Successful on Labour Market - Study

    June 23 (BTA) - Volunteering plays a role for young people's success on the labour market, show the results of the first of its kind study conducted in Bulgaria on the correlation between volunteering and young people's professional success. The study was conducted between May...