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  • Today's Observances: June 23

    The world: - National Day of Luxembourg. Grand Duke's Official Birthday; On this date in Bulgarian history: 1882: Russian General Leonid Sobolev forms Conservative Party Government of Principality of Bulgaria (in office until September 7, 1883). 1963: Nitrogen Fertiliz...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events: June 16-22

    Sofia, June 23 (BTA) - Strumica, Macedonia, June 16 Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva confers with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in Strumica, where they attend a production of the "Iron Candlestick" by the Sofia-based Army Theatre. The two discuss the Good-neighbou...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, June 23 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Sega": The stamp duty for cassation appeal of administrative acts before the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) will be considerably upped under revisions to the Administrative Procedure Code which passed conclusively at the parliamentary ...

  • Bulgarian PM Borissov Briefs Hungarian PM Orban on Bulgaria's Position on Migration

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - In a telephone conversation on Friday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov familiarized his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban with the position which he will present at the informal working meeting on migration and asylum issues in Brussels on Sunda...

  • Healthcare Should Ensure Good Balance between Health and Trade - Minister

    Luxembourg, June 22 (BTA) - The future of healthcare at EU level topped the agenda of an EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council held in Luxembourg and chaired by Bulgarian Health Minister Kiril Ananiev, his Ministry said in a press release on Friday....

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on June 22 to 5 p.m. on June 25, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Austria Appreciates Progress Achieved on Environment during Bulgarian EU Presidency

    Vienna, June 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Environment and Water Minister Neno Dimov conferred here on Friday with Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism Elisabeth Koestinger to familiarize her with the work done during the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council, Dimo...

  • Socialists Don't Want Bulgaria to Take Back Migrants for Money

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will oppose a possible deal under which Bulgaria may be given money in exchange for accepting returned migrants, BSP leader Kornelia Ninova said in a declaration on the EU migration policy and the forthcoming EU summit...

  • Bulgarian Energy Holding Places Third Eurobond Issue, to Be Traded on Euronext Dublin

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - On Thursday, Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD (BEH) placed its third Eurobond issue in the amount of 400 million euro, to be listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (trading as Euronext Dublin), BEH said in a press release. "In the conditions of challenging fina...

  • Bulgarian Regional Development Minister Nankov Confers with Christian Democratic Union Representatives in Stuttgart

    Stuttgart, June 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Regional Development and Public Works Minister Nikolai Nankov Friday conferred with members of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) in Stuttgart Region, his Ministry said in a press release. The sides discussed the challenges to ...

  • Minimum Wage in EU Member States Should Meet Workers' Needs, Report Says

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The European Social Observatory recommends in a report that the minimum wage in EU member states should correspond to the cost of living and should be large enough to meet the people's needs. The report is based on a study commissioned by the Workers...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Friday, the Bulgarian Parliament passed conclusively amendments to the Administrative Procedure Code, according to which cases contesting individual administrative acts will be examined by the administrative court exercising jur...

  • Increased Serbian Funding for Nine Media in Bulgarian - President

    Dimitrovgrad, Southeastern Serbia, June 22 (BTA Special Correspondent Lora Metanova) - On the second day of his official visit to Serbia, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and his host, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, met with members of the Bulgarian national minority in Di...

  • Officials React to Latest Prison Escape

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The responsibility for the security of prisoners should lie with the state too and not only with employers, Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva told journalists on Friday. On Thursday a prisoner escaped from an open prison in Lovech where he was moved...

  • Minister: "Bulgarian EU Presidency Has Accomplished Priorities in Energy Sector"

    Plovdiv, South Central Bulgaria, June 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian EU Council Presidency has accomplished all its priorities in the field of energy, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova said here on Thursday, addressing the first Plovdiv Economic Forum. "We have closed a...

  • Officials React to Latest Prison Escape

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The responsibility for the security of prisoners should lie with the state too and not only with employers, Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva told journalists on Friday. On Thursday a prisoner escaped from an open prison in Lovech where he was moved a w...

  • Acquisition of Two Multi-role Patrol Ships for the Navy Delayed by a Year

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - A project to acquire two multi-role modular patrol vessels for the Bulgarian Navy has been delayed by a year, Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov said during question time in the National Assembly on Friday. Under the project, which was approved by ...

  • Socialists Don't Want Bulgaria to Take Back Migrants for Money

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will oppose a possible deal under which Bulgaria may be given money in exchange for accepting returned migrants, BSP leader Kornelia Ninova said in a declaration on the EU migration policy and the forthcoming EU summit...

  • Forum Discusses Efforts against Funding of Terrorism

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva said that the work of the judiciary is equally important in reducing the terror threat in Europe as those who fund terror should be brought to justice. She opened a forum on efforts against the funding of ter...

  • June Rains, Local Hailstorms Hit Lots of Early Fruit Harvest - Expert

    Sofia, June 22 (BTA) - The heavy rains and local hailstorms in June hit a large portion of the early fruit harvest, the Chair of the Bulgarian National Horticultural Union, Mariana Miltenova, said in an interview for BTA. The cherries were worst hit because the natural disaste...