English Service Department

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - November 23: Cloudy. Brief clear spells in Southwestern Bulgaria. Rains in the eastern parts. Northeasterly wind to ease. Lows: 2C to 7C. Highs: 8C to 13C. Source: The National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology.//

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on November 22 to 5 p.m. on November 25, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation ...

  • Czech Senator Alerts Prosecution about Varna TPP Deal

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - On November 21 2019, Czech senator Lukas Wagenknecht alerted the Sofia city prosecutor's office about the unfavourable sale of Varna TPP by CEZ Group at the end of 2017, the Anti-Corruption Fund (ACF) said on Friday. Earlier this year the Fund i...

  • Mothers of Disabled Children Hold Protest Rally against Election of Parliament Deputy Chairman

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - Mothers of children with disabilities held a protest rally in Sofia on Friday against the election of Valeri Simeonov as Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly. Simeonov described the protest against his election as "interference in the parliamen...

  • "Numerous Scandals in Recent Years Marred Image of Sport," Bulgarian Minister Tells Colleagues in Brussels

    Brussels, November 22 (BTA) - "Bulgaria believes that good governance in sport is a central priority for both our governments and sports movements. Governments and public authorities have an important role in applying and promoting good governance in sport while respecting...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - On Friday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - granted lifelong State monetary awards to eminent Bulgarian artists for extraordinary contribution to Bulgaria and its people. Among the winners are film director Angel Wagenstein an...

  • Sofia Conference Takes Stock of Wine Making Sector

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - Preliminary data show that 126,820,000 kg of grapes have been processed this year and approximately 90,820,000 l of wine have been produced, Deputy Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Lozana Vasileva said. She was speaking at Friday's nationa...

  • Government to Provide 2.7 Million Leva to Pernik Municipality for Reconstruction of Tailings Ponds of Drinking Water Tre...

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - The Council of Ministers will make available 2.7 million leva to the Pernik Municipality in Western Bulgaria for a project for reconstruction of the tailings ponds of the drinking water treatment plant, the government's information service said o...

  • Deputy PMs Dismiss Serbian MP's Allegations about Bulgarian Involvement in Spy Scandal in Serbia

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prime Ministers Ekaterina Zaharieva (who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Krassimir Karakachanov (who is also Minister of Defence) Friday dismissed allegations by a Serbian member of parliament which implicated Bulgaria in a ...

  • "Numerous Scandals in Recent Years Marred Image of Sport," Bulgarian Minister Tells Colleagues in Brussels

    Brussels, November 22 (BTA) - "Bulgaria believes that good governance in sport is a central priority for both our governments and sports movements. Governments and public authorities have an important role in applying and promoting good governance in sport while respecting its...

  • US Ambassador: Bulgaria Has Potential to Be Robust Gas and Electricity Market

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - "Bulgaria has the potential to be a robust gas and electricity market for the region," US Ambassador Herro Mustafa said at a business breakfast in Sofia on Friday. "Let's build a Bulgaria that is a true energy hub," she urged. The business break...

  • 15 Nabbed, Charged in Crackdown on Drug Dealing Ring in Sofia

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - Fifteen persons were detained in Sofia on November 18 in an operation against drug distribution, mounted by law enforcers of the General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and the Sofia Directorate of the Interior Ministry under the supervisio...

  • Fund Manager Begins Market Consultations for Loans Targeted at SMEs

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - The Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria (Fund of Funds) said on Friday that it has begun preparations for the launch of a new product for funding of small businesses. The first stage involves market consultations which aim to streamlin...

  • Focus on France, 100-Plus Participants, Nearly 50 Events at 7th Sofia International Literary Festival

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - The 7th Sofia International Literary Festival will take place between December 9 and 15, involving over 100 participants and featuring some 50 events, the organizers said Friday. This year's edition will focus on French literature, with popular ...

  • "Numerous Scandals in Recent Years Marred Image of Sport," Bulgarian Minister Tells Colleagues in Brussels

    Brussels, November 22 (BTA) - "Bulgaria believes that good governance in sport is a central priority for both our governments and sports movements. Governments and public authorities have an important role in applying and promoting good governance in sport while respecting its...

  • Today's Observances: November 22

    The world: - National Day of Lebanon. Independence Day (from France, 1943). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1888: Parliament passes Bulgaria's first Bar Act. 1897: First trade agreement with France is gazetted. 1919: Parliament adopts Act on Trial and Punishment of...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Friday, November 22: - Parliament's Question Time. - Bulgarian Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, Parliament Chairperson Tsveta Karayancheva and heads of parliamenta...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - UPCOMING ELECTION OF HEAD OF COUNTER-CORRUPTION COMMISSION The dailies have reports and commentaries on the two candidates to head the counter-corruption commission: outgoing Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov, nominated by GERB and the power-shar...

  • Interior Minister Talks with Azerbaijan Leaders

    Baku, November 21 (BTA) - Bulgarian Interior Minister Mladen Marinov met with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev and Internal Affairs Minister Vilayat Eyvazov during an official visit to Baku, Marinov's ministry reported on Thursday. The visiting delegation also incl...

  • Bulgaria Asks for Dialogue, Cooperation with All European Countries in Fight against Cultural Property Trafficking

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - Minister of Culture Boil Banov presented Bulgaria's position in the "Culture and Audio-vision" section at the regular session of the EU Commission on Education, Youth, Culture and Sports in Brussels on Thursday, Banov's Ministry reported. In...