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  • PM Borissov Presents Bulgarian EU Presidency Priorities to European Parliament

    Brussels/Strasbourg, January 17 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov presented the priorities of the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency to the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Among the priorities he presented were a secur...

  • Another EUR 12 Mln to Go for Bulgaria-Serbia Cross-border Region

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - A second invitation for submitting project proposals worth close to 12 million euro under the INTERREG-IPA Bulgaria-Serbia Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 is to be announced by this month's end, said here Wednesday Deputy Regional Dev...

  • President Radev Addresses Bulgarians on Occasion of 140 Years since Country's Liberation

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - In an address to Bulgarians on the occasion of 140 years since the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) and Bulgaria's liberation, President Rumen Radev says that an invisible thread links the freedom won in 1878 and today's freedom of the citizens o...

  • Tourism Minister Angelkova Confers with UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili

    Madrid, January 17 (BTA) - Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova held a working meeting with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, who took office at the beginning of this year. The two conferred in Madrid within the framework o...

  • Exchange - Rates

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

  • National Assembly Delegation Meets with Head of Intelligence and Security Committee of UK Parliament

    London, January 17 (BTA) - A National Assembly delegation Wednesday held a working meeting with the head of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) of the UK Parliament , Dominic Grieve, the National Assembly's press centre reported. The visit to London takes place a...

  • Agriculture Minister to Open Bulgarian Hall at International Green Week Berlin

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Roumen Porozhanov will open the Bulgarian hall at the 83rd edition of International Green Week Berlin. Porozhanov and a business delegation left for Berlin on Wednesday. The exhibition will be open to visitors ...

  • Parliament Officials of Bulgaria and Azerbaijan Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva and the leader of the Azerbaijan-Bulgaria Friendship Group in the National Assembly of Azerbaijan, Rauf Aliyev, discussed opportunities to promote cooperation between the two countries during a mee...

  • Bulgaria Hails European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Environment Minister Neno Dimov said Bulgaria hails the adoption of the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. Discussions on the legislative and non-legislative measures planned in the strategy will be held during the Bulgarian EU Pres...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian Parliament transacted business as follows: - voted, 176-0 with two abstentions, to pass on first reading amendments moved by the United Patriots to the Act to Settle the Housing Problems of Long-stan...

  • Socialists Table No-Confidence Vote in Government

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) on Wednesday tabled a motion of no-confidence in the third Borissov cabinet 'over its failed anti-corruption policies'. The motion was signed by 80 socialist MPs. The motives, set forth over ten pages, i...

  • Sarafovo Airport Bombing Trial Starts at Specialized Criminal Court

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Bourgas Sarafovo bus bombing trial started at the Specialized Criminal Court here on Wednesday with questioning of witnesses. On July 18, 2012 a suicide bomber blew himself up near a bus carrying Israeli tourists at Sarafovo Airport in the coast...

  • Investments Added to List of Bulgarian Growth Drivers

    Vienna, January 17 (BTA special correspondent Hristo Vodenov) - Bulgaria's economic growth is now being driven not only by consumption and exports but also by investments, and this is happening against the backdrop of low inflation, UniCredit Bulbank Chief Economist Kristo...

  • Bulgaria-Turkey Trade up 17.4 Per Cent in January-September 2017

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Trade between Bulgaria and Turkey in January-Sept 2017 increased by 17.4 per cent, reaching nearly 3,000 million euro, it emerged at a meeting of Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov and Turkish Ambassador here Hasan Ulusoy, the Economy Ministry said Wed...

  • Socialists Table No-Confidence Vote in Government

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) on Wednesday tabled a motion of no-confidence in the third Borissov cabinet 'over its failed anti-corruption policies'. The motion was signed by 80 socialist MPs. The motives, set forth over ten pages, invo...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian Parliament transacted business as follows: - voted, 176-0 with two abstentions, to pass on first reading amendments moved by the United Patriots to the Act to Settle the Housing Problems of Long-stan...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian Parliament transacted business as follows: - voted, 176-0 with two abstentions, to pass on first reading amendments moved by the United Patriots to the Act to Settle the Housing Problems of Long-stan...

  • "Exhibition of the Recent Past" on Display at Sofia's Central Railway Station

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - "An Exhibition of the Recent Past" is on display on the ground floor at Sofia's Central Railway Station until January 18. Mottoed "Things Change", it features ten exhibits which illustrate change in Bulgaria in the last ten years: freedom of movem...

  • Report Describes Bulgaria as Free Country

    Washington, January 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria is one of 88 countries in the world which are described as free by the Washington-based non-governmental organization Freedom House. Free countries represent 45% of the 195 nations covered by the organization's Freedom in the World 2...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - January 18: Cloudy. Highs: 0C-5C. Lows: minus 3C-2C. THE MOUNTAINS: Cloudy, windy with snow showers. Highs: minus 5C at 1,200 m, around minus 9C at 2,000 m. THE COAST: Cloudy, with rain showers. Highs: 4C-6C. Source: National Institute for Meteorol...