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  • 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...

  • Socialists Want Counter-corruption Commission Chair to Be Appointed by Country's President

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - The upcoming election of a new chairperson of the Counter-corruption and Unlawfully Acquired Assets Forfeiture Commission (CUAAFC) remained a hot topic for the parliamentary forces on Thursday. As the nomination deadline expired on Wednesday, it ...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on November 21 to 5 p.m. on November 22, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation ...

  • Socialists Want Counter-corruption Commission Chair to Be Appointed by Country's President

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - The upcoming election of a new chairperson of the Counter-corruption and Unlawfully Acquired Assets Forfeiture Commission (CUAAFC) remained a hot topic for the parliamentary forces on Thursday. As the nomination deadline expired on Wednesday, it beca...

  • Central Bank: Investment Funds' Assets at Lv 4.3715 Bln at End-September

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - The assets managed by resident and non-resident investment funds operating in Bulgaria totalled 4,371.5 million leva as of end-September, 2019, which is 3.8 per cent of the projected GDP, the Bulgarian National Bank reported here on Thursday. They ...

  • PM Borissov Slams Anti-Bulgarian Propaganda in North Macedonia after Meeting with VMRO-DPMNE Leader Micskoski

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov sharply criticized in a Facebook post Thursday the anti-Bulgarian propaganda in the Republic of North Macedonia. Borissov's remarks came after meeting with North Macedonia's politician and leader of the Internal ...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Thursday

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Thursday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: - amended conclusively revisions to the Excise Duties and Tax Warehouses Act, introducing requirements for the use of a video surveillance and contr...

  • Prosecution Seeks to Close Civil Association over Unconstitutional Activity

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - The prosecution has moved to dissolve a civil association for unconstitutional activity following an alert by the State Agency for National Security (SANS). The Civil Association for Protection of Fundamental Individual Human Rights, based in the so...

  • CERN Chief Lauds Bulgarian Scientists' Contribution to Nuclear Research

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - About 100 remarkable Bulgarian scientists contribute to the experiments at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the youngest of them being 27 years old and half of them being under 40, CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti said in ...

  • Emil Tabakov to Lead Sofia Philharmonic in Bruckner's Apocalyptic Symphony

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - Emil Tabakov will conduct the Sofia Philharmonic in a rendition of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 at Sofia's Bulgaria Hall on Thursday evening, the organizers said. This is the last symphony that the Austrian composer completed. It exists i...

  • Ombudsman Diana Kovacheva Organizes Themed Reception for Women, Victims of Violence

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - On Monday at 10 a.m., marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Ombudsman Diana Kovacheva is organizing a themed reception space at the Ombudsman's Office for citizens and NGO representatives, the institution re...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - November 22: Cloudy and rainy. Remaining almost dry in the eastern parts. Moderate northeasterly wind, strong in the eastern parts and along the Danube, will continue to bring in a cold system. Lows: 5C to 10C. Highs: 7C to 12C. Cloudy and rainy alo...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Thursday

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Thursday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: - amended conclusively revisions to the Excise Duties and Tax Warehouses Act, introducing requirements for the use of a video surveillance and contr...

  • Earth and Man National Museum Hosts Two International Cat Shows in Two Days

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - On November 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Earth and Man National Museum and the National Federation of Felinology (NFFe) are organizing two international cat exhibitions on two consecutive days. The felines competing for the "Most Beautiful ...

  • Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Croatia Meet

    Zagreb/Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic, the information service of the Bulgarian government said Thursday. Borissov heads a delegation of his GERB Party to the European People Party (...

  • Parliament Hears Deputy Regional Development Minister, Environment Minister on Disrupted Water Supply

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Parliament Thursday gave a hearing to Deputy Regional Development and Public Works Minister Nikolay Nankov and to Environment and Water Minister Neno Dimov on the disrupted water supply in various parts of the country. The hearing, mo...

  • Bulgarians Log 7.9 Per Cent Less Tourist Trips in Third Quarter of 2019, Year on Year

    Sofia, November 21 (BTA) - A total of 1,733,900 residents of Bulgaria aged 15 and over made tourist trips in the second quarter of 2019, according to preliminary data released by the National Statistical Institute on Thursday. The majority (75.6 per cent) travelled only within...

  • PM Borissov Attends EPP Congress in Zagreb

    Zagreb, November 21 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who is paying a two-day working visit to Croatia, conferred on Wednesday with Esther de Lange, deputy floor leader of the European People's Party (EPP). The two met on the sidelines of the EPP congress wh...

  • Today's Observances: November 21

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1912: In Battle of Kaliakra, Bulgarian torpedo boat "Drazki" torpedoes Ottoman protected cruiser "Hamidiye" during First Balkan War. 1967: Diplomatic relations established with Singapore. 1999: US President Bill Clinton pays official visit...