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  • COVID-19 in the Balkans

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - Most Balkan countries have reported a surge in new coronavirus cases in the past week, an increased spread of the more infectious British variant, and the start of the third wave of the epidemic. Meanwhile, some countries are tightening restrictions whil...

  • Sofia Paper Art Fest Prepares Way for 11th International Edition

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - This year's Sofia Paper Art Fest 2021 was launched on March 2 with the exhibition "Emotions" of Belgian artist Jeannine de Raeymaeker. The event, opened at San Stefano Gallery by the Belgian Ambassador here Frederic Meurice, will continue until March...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - March 6: Mostly cloudy, light rainfall in the Eastern part of the country and the mountains. Possible snowfall in the northeastern regions and the Forebalkan. Wind will gradually subside, down to moderate, northwesterly in the western part of the count...

  • 70%-Plus of Bulgarians Think Government Should Prioritize Climate Action - Survey

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - A nationally representative survey found that 70 per cent of Bulgarians think that the country's government should prioritize measures mitigating climate change. The survey, commissioned by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), was conduc...

  • Head of State: US Senate Criticizes Bulgaria Because Government Ignores President's, Protesters' Positions

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev was approached by journalists here on Friday for comment on a position issued earlier in the day by two US Senators at the start of the Bulgarian parliamentary election campaign. "I am not an opponent to the Government. I...

  • Patriarch Neophyte Commiserates with Ieronymos II in Wake of Recent Earthquakes in Greece

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte has sent a letter to His Beatitude Ieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, in relation to the recent earthquakes in Greece, the Bulgarian Patriarchate said on Friday. "Your Beatitude, it is with concern that w...

  • COVID-19 in the Balkans

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - Most Balkan countries have reported a surge in new coronavirus cases in the past week, an increased spread of the more infectious British variant, and the start of the third wave of the epidemic. Meanwhile, some countries are tightening restrictions and ...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on March 5 to 5 p.m. on March 8, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • COVID-19 in the Balkans

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - Most Balkan countries have reported a surge in new coronavirus cases in the past week, an increased spread of the more infectious British variant, and the start of the third wave of the epidemic. Meanwhile, some countries are tightening restrictions and ...

  • All Hospitals in Sofia Suspend Non-Emergency Surgery, Scheduled Admissions, Visits to Patients from March 8

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - All hospitals and complex oncology centres in Sofia will suspend non-emergency surgery, scheduled admissions and visits to patients, effective March 8, by order of Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate Director Dancho Penchev. Exceptions apply to organ, t...

  • European Parliament in Bulgaria Stages Online Exhibition to Mark International Women's Day

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - The European Parliament (EP) in Bulgaria will stage an online exhibition, entitled 'Equality Is Strength', to mark March 8, International Women's Day. Twelve works will be displayed on the front of the House of Europe in Sofia between March 6...

  • Defence Minister: Project to Procure Armoured Combat Vehicles for Land Forces Not Terminated, Options to Be Explored

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Bulgarian Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov denied that the modernization project for the procurement of armoured combat vehicles for the Land Forces has been terminated. ''I proposed to the Council of...

  • Head of State: US Senate Criticizes Bulgaria Because Government Ignores President's, Protesters' Positions

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev was approached by journalists here on Friday for comment on a position issued earlier in the day by two US Senators at the start of the Bulgarian parliamentary election campaign. "I am not an opponent to the Government. ...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting here on Friday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: - passed on second reading amendments to the Road Traffic Act, specifying that the vehicle owner or user will be held responsible for incorrectly dec...

  • Sofia University Moves Up to 551st Place in 2021 International Ranking

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - The Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia has climbed to the 551st place among world universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2021.Announcing its new ranking, this university said that for yet another year, its achievements place it...

  • Parliament Tasks Government to Explore Options for Purchase of Non-EU Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - The National Assembly on Friday tasked the Government to hold consultations with the European Commission in order to explore the options for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines authorized outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. The propos...

  • Photo Exhibition Showcases Antarctic Cooperation between Bulgaria and Spain

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - The National Centre of Polar Research and the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute (BAI) are staging a photo exhibition, entitled "Bulgaria and Spain: Neighbours and Friends in the Antarctic", said BAI Director Prof Hristo Pimpirev. The exhibition will go on di...

  • Excessive Fine Particulate Matter in Ambient Air Recorded by Eight Measuring Stations

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - Excessive content of fine particulate matter (FPM) was recorded by eight measuring stations in Bulgaria on Thursday, said the Executive Environment Agency. The highest exceedance, 1.6-fold, was recorded in Plovdiv's Trakiya residential district. The...

  • Bulgarian Navy Officers Participate in NATO Maritime Exercise

    Varna, on the Black Sea, March 5 (BTA) - Officers of the Bulgarian Navy took part in NATO's Dynamic Manta anti-submarine warfare exercise which took place in the Mediterranean Sea between February 25 and March 5, the Navy Staff said. Participating in the exercise were patr...

  • Candidates for April 4 Bulgarian General Elections Open Campaign

    Sofia, March 5 (BTA) - The campaign for the April 4 general elections in Bulgaria opens Friday. Thirty political parties and coalitions competing for the 240 seats in the legislature will be campaigning until midnight on April 2. April 3 is a day of reflection. The elections ...