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  • Today's Observances: August 4

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1889: A Princely Natural History Museum is established in Sofia (stand-alone National Museum of Natural History with Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1974). 1903: Bulgarian Workers' Social Democratic Party (BWSDP) splits into BWSDP (...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, August 4 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Troud": For a seventh day now, 50 people are terrorizing Sofia by blocking three key traffic junctions, which is absolutely against the law, while the police does not apply the Ministry of Interior Act which clearly states that police aut...

  • One in Four Medics Suffers High Blood Pressure, Study Shows

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - One in four medics suffer from high blood pressure, while half the doctors in Bulgaria have been victim to some form of aggression. This was announced by the Bulgarian Medical Association (BMA) on Monday, citing data from a study into the health issues ...

  • Planned Shooting Exercises to Be Held at Batmish Shooting Range near Sliven in August

    Sliven, August 3 (BTA) - Planned shooting exercises will be held at the Batmish shooting range complex near Sliven in August, said the Security and Crisis Management Department at the Sliven Municipality on Monday. The exercises will begin on August 4 and will continue on the...

  • Belgium Introduces Compulsory Quarantine for Arrivals from Two Bulgarian Regions

    Brussels, August 3 (BTA) - The Belgian Foreign Ministry has updated the regulations concerning international arrivals. The new rules introduce a compulsory 14-day quarantine for arrivals from two regions in Bulgaria, the Northeastern and the Southwestern. Arrivals from the...

  • Lv 500,000-Plus Extended as Loans to Beekeepers

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - The State Fund Agriculture has approved all loan applications submitted by beneficiaries under the National Apiculture Programme. Financing worth 523,000 leva will be extended to 125 beneficiaries who will implement their projects with loans. The loan ...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on August 3 to 5 p.m. on August 4, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remit...

  • Belgium Introduces Compulsory Quarantine for Arrivals from Two Bulgarian Regions

    Brussels, August 3 (BTA) - The Belgian Foreign Ministry has updated the regulations concerning international arrivals. The new rules introduce a compulsory 14-day quarantine for arrivals from two regions in Bulgaria, the Northeastern and the Southwestern. Arrivals from the...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on August 3 to 5 p.m. on August 4, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remit...

  • Parliament Adopts 72 laws, 92 Decisions, 2 Appeals and Declarations Since Year's Start

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - A report of the Plenary Sessions, Parliamentary Control and Final Texts Directorate shows that since the beginning of the year, the 44th National Assembly has adopted 72 laws, 92 decisions and two appeals and declarations, said Parliament's press ce...

  • Farmers to Receve Lv 55-Plus Mln in Liquid Assistance

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said that the government will extend 56.5 million leva to farmers. Borissov met with livestock breeders at the Council of Ministers on Monday. The meeting was attended by Agriculture Minister Dessislava Taneva, the governme...

  • Justice Ministry Hires Additional 200 Prison Guards

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - After the Trade Union of Prison Employees in Bulgaria (TUPE) threatened to go on strike, the Ministry of Justice announced on Monday that it will provide funds to hire an additional 200 prison guards. On Friday, TUPE declared in a press release that wh...

  • Travel Agents, Tour Operators Can Apply for Funding Under Lv 10 Mln Pilot Project

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - Travel agents and tour operators will be able to apply for funding of about 10 million leva under a pilot project, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Mariyana Nikolova said here Monday during a briefing at her ministry. She said that this amo...

  • 18th Competition for Short Film Script, Project Seeks New Talent

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - The 18th competition for short film script and film project aims to discover new talents and support them in their professional development, including young script writers and directors in the implementation of their works. "Witness" is the subject of t...

  • New Hope Union Calls for Discontinuation of Party Model

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - The aim of the New Hope Union is to put an end to the party model, Ivailo Frantz, who chairs the steering committee for the establishment of the party, told a BTA-hosted news conference here on Monday. He said that a constituent meeting took place on A...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - August 4: Sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon in Western Bulgaria. Mild to moderate southeasterly wind. Highs: 31C to 36C, lower along the seaside. The coast: Mostly sunny. Mild to moderate southeasterly wind. Highs: 27C to 29C. Sea water tempera...

  • Today's Observances: August 3

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1903: Krushevo Republic proclaimed (Old Style July 21) during Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising against Ottoman rule, organized and led by Internal Macedonian- Adrianopolitan Revolutionary Organization. 1904: General Workers' Trade Union ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, August 3 (BTA) - COVID-19: HIGHLIGHTS The youngest person who has lost his life to COVID-19 in Bulgaria did not actually go to that prom at which 60 per cent of attendees got infected with coronavirus, 24 Chassa reports in its main story. Local people in the 19-year-o...

  • Labour Minister: Money for Disabled People Doubled in Two Years

    Sofia, August 2 (BTA) - Labour Minister Denitsa Sacheva told a news briefing on Sunday that the allocation under the Labour Ministry's budget for policies for the disabled has doubled in two years, In 2009, the allocation was 245,351,247 leva, compared with 458,141,835 lev...

  • Anti-government Protest Rally Continues to Block Key Junctions in Capital As Police Reduces Number of Officers Guarding ...

    Sofia, August 2 (BTA) - The anti-government protests entered their 25th day on Sunday. The two key demands of the protesters are resignation of the Boyko Borissov government and of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev. The protesters continue to block a key junction in downtown ...