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  • Court Acquits Two Men Accused for Demolition of Signature Building in Plovdiv

    Plovdiv, southern Bulgaria, October 17 (BTA) - The regional court in the southern city of Plovdiv cleared of all charges two defendants in a case over the demolition over two years ago of a signature building which was once used as a tobacco warehouse. The court said it is yet...

  • Parliament Adopts 2017 National Security Report

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - Parliament adopted the 2017 national security report. It was voted by 78 MPs with three abstentions. The report spells out the risks and threats to national security in all its aspects and analyzes the policies for protecting national security. It ...

  • Socialist Leader Talks with Russian Ambassador

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Chairperson Kornelia Ninova met with Russian Ambassador to Sofia Anatoly Makarov at the party headquarters, the BSP press office reported on Wednesday. The two discussed Bulgaria's relations with Russia and opp...

  • Deputy Economy Minister: Development of Industry 4.0 Will Strengthen Economy's Competitiveness

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - To make Bulgarian economy more competitive, it is extremely important to increase enterprises' technological potential and the digital skills on the job market, Deputy Economy Minister Luchezar Borissov said Wednesday. He was speaking at the Annua...

  • Tensions in Power-Sharing Nationalist Coalition

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - New tensions surfaced Wednesday in the power-sharing nationalist coalition United Patriots (UP) when the deputies of the National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) said they were stripping of their confidence UP floor leader and Ataka party c...

  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister Meets with EPLO Chairman

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva met Wednesday with the visiting Board Chairman of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), Prof. Spyridon Flogaitis, said the Foreign Ministry. He thanked Bulgaria...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on October 17 to 5 p.m. on October 18, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Bulgaria Expresses Outrage and Apologizes for Desecration of Hiroshima Memorial by Bulgarian Football Fans

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria expressed outrage over the desecration of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial by two Bulgarian football fans. "We are outraged by this act hooliganism at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial," the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "We condemn ...

  • Parliament Chair Karayancheva Meets with Montenegrin Parliamentary Delegation

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva Wednesday met with a delegation of Montenegro's parliamentary Committee on International Relations and Immigrants led by its Chairman Andrija Nikolic, the National Assembly said in a press release We...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Cabinet adopted the following decisions and approved the following documents, as reported by the Government Information Service: -- adopted a national programme for the eradication of measles and rubella betwe...

  • Over Half of Bulgarians See EU Membership as Good Thing

    Brussels, October 17 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Over half of Bulgarians (55 per cent) consider the country's EU membership a good thing, compared to an EU average of 62 per cent, shows an Eurobarometer survey measuring public attitudes to the EU, presented by...

  • Six Injured after Explosion in Arsenal Ordnance Factory

    Kazanluk, central Bulgaria, October 17 (BTA) - An explosion occurred in one of the plants of the Arsenal ordnance company in Kazanluk on Wednesday morning, said the press office of the company. Six workers were injured but none is in life-threatening condition. The blast occ...

  • GERB Floor Leader Says Bulgaria "Must Consider the New and Stronger Evidence in Skripal Poisoning"

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - GERB floor leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov said here Wednesday that Bulgaria "must consider the new and stronger evidence" in the Skripal poisoning case. "We could say that we need to consider what all developed European countries have done [in the wake of t...

  • Parliament Chair Karayancheva Meets with Montenegrin Parliamentary Delegation

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva Wednesday met with a delegation of Montenegro's parliamentary Committee on International Relations and Immigrants led by its Chairman Andrija Nikolic, the National Assembly said in a press release Wednes...

  • Boyko Borissov Participates in European Council October 17-19

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov participates in the European Council meeting in Brussels on October 17-19, said the Cabinet's press service on Wednesday. The EU leaders' meeting begins on Wednesday evening with a Brexit discussion in an EU27 fo...

  • Government Approves Persons with Disabilities Bill

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - The Persons with Disabilities Bill was approved by the Council of Ministers at its weekly meeting on Wednesday, Labour and Social Policy Minister Bisser Petkov told journalists. He noted that in this way the government honoured its commitment to pr...

  • Tensions in Power-Sharing Nationalist Coalition

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - New tensions surfaced Wednesday in the power-sharing nationalist coalition United Patriots (UP) when the deputies of the National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) said they were stripping of their confidence UP floor leader and Ataka party chair...

  • Deputy PM Simeonov to Visit Hungary for Bulgarian-Hungarian Friendship Day

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov will visit Hungary between October 18 and 20 on the occasion of Bulgarian-Hungarian Friendship Day, his office said Wednesday. Simeonov will hold working meetings with Miklos Soltes, State Secretary for Religi...

  • President Vetoes Part of State Property Act Amendments

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev vetoed part of the amendments to the State Property Act which were approved by the National Assembly on October 10, the President's press secretariat reported on Wednesday. Radev reasoned that the amendments challenged by hi...

  • Government Allocates 135,274 Lv to Training of Civil Servants from Western Balkans, EaP Countries

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - The Government allocates 135,274 leva to increase the qualification of civil servants from Western Balkan states and Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, the Government Information Service said Wednesday. The Council of Ministers approved amendments t...