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  • VMRO Names Angel Djambazki Mayoral Candidate for Sofia

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - Angel Djambazki is VMRO's mayoral candidate for Sofia. In a statement on Saturday, the party's leader, Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov, said Djambazki is a strong candidate with a considerable experience as a municipal councillor. D...

  • Bulgarian, French Law-enforcers Crack Down on Trafficking Scheme for Labour Exploitation

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - Bulgarian and French law-enforcers have cracked down on a ring trafficking in humans for labour exploitation, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. On September 17, the Specialized Prosecution Office and the Directorate General for Organized Cri...

  • President Radev Meets with U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Friedman

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev Saturday met with U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Justin Friedman, Radev's press secretariat said. The two discussed matters of shared interest, the President's upcoming working visit to New York, the fight...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events: September 14-20

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - Koprinka Dam, Central Bulgaria, September 14 The Russophiles National Movement (RNM) holds its 16th National Gathering mottoed "Europe is Stronger with Russia". The event takes place four days after the Movement's Chairman Nikolai Malinov was ...

  • Today's Observances: September 21

    The world: - International Day of Peace. Established by a UN General Assembly resolution in 2001; - National Day of Armenia. Independence Day (1991); - National Day of Malta. Independence Day (1964); - National Day of Belize. Independence Day (1981); - World Alzheimer'...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 21 (BTA) - AUSTRALIAN MURDERER'S RELEASE The Sofia Appellate Court (SAC) has granted a conditional early release to Australian national Jock Palfreeman, who is serving a 20 years' prison sentence for the stabbing murder of a student in Sofia during a...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on September 20 to 5 p.m. on September 24, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuati...

  • Bulgarian President to Pay Working Visit to US for 74th Session of UN General Assembly

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev will pay a working visit to New York from September 22 to 26, his press secretariat said Friday. He will head the Bulgarian delegation and will represent his country during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. On S...

  • Economy Minister Karanikolov Presents Bulgaria's Action Plan for Joining OECD to OECD Council

    Paris/Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria's membership in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a key priority of the country. Bulgaria seeks to receive, and expects, a decision on starting membership negotiations in 2020, Bulgarian Economy M...

  • Politicians Outraged by Court's Ruling on Early Release of Australian Serving 20 Years for Murder

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - While admitting that they do not have the right to comment on a court decision, MPs of various political forces Friday criticized the Sofia Appellate Court judges for granting a conditional early release to Australian national Jock Palfreeman, who i...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Friday, the Bulgarian Parliament transacted business as follows: Ratified an Annex to the Framework Agreement on the TRADUKI Project on support for projects in literary translations in Southeast Europe and the accession o...

  • Col. Krassimir Stanchev Appointed Head of National Service for Protection

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA)- Acting in pursuance of Article 98, Item 7 of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria, in conjunction with Article 8, Paragraph 5 and Article 7, Item 3 of the National Service for Protection Act, President Rumen Radev signed a decree appointing ...

  • Deputy Economy Minister Ivanova: Japan Interested in Investing in Production of Medical Devices in Bulgaria, in Automoti...

    Tokyo/Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - Japan is interested in investing in the production of medical apparatuses in Bulgaria, in the country's automotive and energy sector, and is ready to render full assistance to start-ups wishing to have a business in Japan, it emerged durin...

  • Bulgaria, US to Hold Joint Training Exercise "Thracian Autumn 2019", September 20 - October 7

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria will host a joint training exercise with the US codenamed "Thracian Autumn 2019," the Bulgarian Defence Ministry said in a press release on Friday. The exercise will involve up to 620 service persons of the Bulgarian Armed Forces and up to...

  • Illegal Foreign Workers from Third Countries Double from Last Year

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - The number of illegal foreign workers from third countries found to be working in Bulgaria totalled 99 this summer, increasing twice from last year, the General Labour Inspectorate (GLI) said Friday as it reported the results of checks in the seasid...

  • Greek Migration Policy Minister Koumoutsakos Visits, Confers with Bulgarian PM, Interior Minister, Deputy Foreign Minist...

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - During a working visit to Sofia, Greek Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Giorgos Koumoutsakos on Friday conferred with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov and Deputy Foreign Minister Petko Doykov. Boriss...

  • PM Borissov: Parliament Could Adopt on Its Own Initiative Resolution on EU Sanctions Against Russia

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - During Friday's Question Time in Parliament, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said that the National Assembly could adopt on its own initiative a resolution on the EU sanctions against Russia. He was taking a question by Socialist MP Anton Koutev a...

  • One Million Leva to be Provided to Programme for IT Trainings in Schools

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - Education and Science Minister Krassimir Vulchev Friday took part in an information day of a national programme for IT trainings in schools that will be provided by the IT business. The aim of the programme called, "The IT Business Teaches," is to f...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Friday, the Bulgarian Parliament transacted business as follows: Ratified an Annex to the Framework Agreement on the TRADUKI Project on support for projects in literary translations in Southeast Europe and the accession o...

  • Employer Organization Suggest Scrapping Pay for First Three Days of Sick Leave

    Sofia, September 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA) has suggested that pay for the first three days of sick leave is scrapped and that compensation is due from the fourth day onwards. This emerged from a statement by BICA Chairman Vassil Velev a...