English Service Department

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service in the next few hours: Parliament will hold a second-reading debate on amendments to the Water Act and amendments to the Ministry of Interior Act and will consider a draft ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, June 20 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Sega": All four defendants in the trial for the October 1, 2014 explosion at an ammunition decommissioning plant at the Village of Gorni Lom near Vidin (Northwestern Bulgaria), in which 15 people were killed: the plant's former owner V...

  • Radosvet Radev Elected Executive President of Bulgarian Industrial Association

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - The Management Board of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) Tuesday elected Radosvet Radev Executive President. Radev, who is Managing Director of Darik Radio, is replacing Bojidar Danev who died in late May. Radev was born in 1960. He graduated ...

  • In Bratislava, President Radev Calls for Uncompromising Security of EU's External Borders

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - In Bratislava, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said that from the very beginning of the migrant crisis Bulgaria has shown much more common sense than many other European countries. He said the security of the EU's external borders should be given an ...

  • In Bratislava, President Radev Calls for Uncompromising Security of EU's External Borders

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - In Bratislava, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said that from the very beginning of the migrant crisis Bulgaria has shown much more common sense than many other European countries. He said the security of the EU's external borders should be given an ...

  • Bulgaria-US Training Begins at Novo Selo Range

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - A Bulgarian-US joint training will take place at the Novo Selo Range between June 19 and October 30, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. It will involve units of the land forces, the Bulgarian Joint Forces Command and the military police. Up to 400 US...

  • National Council Rejects Personal Care Bill

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - The National Council for Integration of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday rejected a personal care bill tabled by Ombudsman Maya Manolova in response to demands for overhaul of the system. It failed to receive the approval of the nationally represent...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on June 19 to 5 p.m. on June 20, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Frans Timmermans Calls for European-Level Solutions

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - Addressing EU parliamentarians in Sofia on Tuesday, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said EU security, both internal and external, can only be addressed at the European level. "Only if we work together on matters which the member...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva to Head EU Delegation at ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly Session

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will depart for Brussels to take part in the 35th session of the Africa Caribbean Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly. Zaharieva will head the EU delegation at the s...

  • Socialists Want Borissov to Inform Parliament about Bulgarian Position on Refugees, Migration

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) wants Prime Minister Boyko Borissov to inform Parliament about the official position on refugees and migration before the European Council in Brussels on June 28-29, BSP leader Kornelia Ninova told a news conference on...

  • Bulgarian Chief of Defence to Attend Conference of US State Partnership Program

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - Chief of Defence General Andrei Botsev will take part in a conference of the countries of the United States State Partnership Program (SPP), the Defence Ministry said in a press release. The conference, organized by the United States European Command a...

  • Frans Timmermans Calls for European-Level Solutions

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - Addressing EU parliamentarians in Sofia on Tuesday, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said EU security, both internal and external, can only be addressed at the European level. "Only if we work together on matters which the member...

  • Health Ministers of Bulgaria, Moldova Discuss Healthcare Reforms

    Sofia, June 10 (BTA) - Electronic healthcare, financing of the healthcare system and health insurance were at the focus of a meeting between Health Minister Kiril Ananiev and his Moldovan counterpart Svetlana Chebotar, Ananiev's Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday....

  • Valentin Radev at Meeting of Interior Ministers from the Western Balkans

    Brussels, June 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian Interior Minister Valentin Radev is participating in a meeting of the interior ministers from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo) and of Austria, the next holder of the EU Council ...

  • National Council Considers Personal Care Bill

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - The National Council for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday held a meeting, chaired by Labour Minister Bisser Petkov, the government information service reported. The meeting considered a personal care bill submitted by the Ombudsma...

  • Formula Will Be Found to Keep Britain as EU's Closest Partner, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Says

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva is confident that a formula will be found to keep Britain as the EU's closest partner after the country leaves the bloc. "Brexit has made the other countries realize that the European project is not an i...

  • Four Persons Charged with Explosion at Ammunition Production and Disposal Plant in 2014 Acquitted

    Vidin, Northwestern Bulgaria, June 19 (BTA) - The Vidin District Court Tuesday acquitted the four persons charged with an explosion which occurred at the Midjour ammunition production and disposal plant near the northwestern village of Gorni Lom on October 1, 2014, and claimed...

  • Hauliers Union Threatens to Stage Protest to Brussels

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - The Union of International Haulers (UIH) is considering protests in Brussels if the European Parliament rejects the demands of the industry on the contentious texts in the EU Mobility Package. This transpired from a statement Tuesday by UIH Chairman Ange...

  • Bulgarian, Turkish Energy Regulators Sign Cooperation Agreement

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - The energy regulators of Bulgaria and Turkey signed a cooperation agreement, the Bulgarian energy regulator - the Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC), said on Tuesday. The document creates the institutional and legal framework for exchange...