English Service Department

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, October 15 (BTA) - The October 15 stories to be moved by BTA's External Service will include the following: - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is convening the Security Council over the exacerbation of the situation in Syria. The advisory and coordinating body with th...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 15 (BTA) - POLITICS "Bulgarian Government Suddenly Alarmed by Situation in Syria," runs the main headline in Sega. The daily notes that Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has been saying for days that migrant pressure via Turkey is zero and there is no danger whats...

  • EU Commissioner Gabriel Discusses Education, Research, Innovation

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - Opening a discussion with university rectors, school principals and students here on Monday, EU Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Mariya Gabriel said universities and schools are the key drivers of the knowledge triangle: education, research an...

  • Supreme Court President Calls on Interior Minister to Immediately Enforce Appellate Court Ruling and Release Palfreeman

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - In an address circulated to the media on Monday, Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) President Lozan Panov called on Interior Minister Mladen Marinov to enforce immediately the ruling of the Sofia Appellate Court (SAC) and release Jock Palfreeman because...

  • EU's First Diplomats Discuss Syria, Eastern Mediterranean, Ukraine

    Luxembourg, October 14 (BTA) - Syria, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and Ukraine topped the agenda of Monday's Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg. The Bulgarian delegation was led by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, her...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on October 14 to 5 p.m. on October 15, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Deputy Defence Minister Zapryanov to Take Part in South-Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial Meeting in Bucharest

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - A delegation of the Bulgarian Defence Ministry led by Deputy Minister Atanas Zapryanov will participate in the South-Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM) meeting to take place in Bucharest on October 15 and 16, the Defence Ministry said Monday. ...

  • PM Borissov Calls Security Council Meeting over Syria Situation

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has called a meeting of the Security Council on October 15 over the exacerbation of the situation in Syria, the government information service said. The advisory and coordinating body with the Council of Ministers will d...

  • Pirin Folk Ensemble Celebrates 65th Birthday

    Blagoevgrad, Southwestern Bulgaria, October 14 (BTA) - "The Pirin Folk Ensemble is celebrating its 65th birthday with a meeting of generations of performers against a brilliant backdrop," the companyТs artistic director, Danislav Kehaiov, told BTA on Monday. "Many artists ha...

  • Cinemania Film Festival to Award Movies Created by Children for Second Time

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - For the second year running awards will be given to films made by children during the traditional Cinemania film festival to take place in November 14 to 28 in Sofia, the organizers of the event said. The awards will be given to short feature films a...

  • Vice President Iotova Discusses Bilateral Ties With New French Ambassador in Sofia

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - At a meeting here on Monday, Vice President Iliana Iotova and new French Ambassador to Bulgaria Florence Robine discussed the bilateral ties between their countries and the challenges facing the European Union. Ambassador Robine said that when Frenc...

  • Foreign Ministry Holds Conference of Bulgarian Honorary Consuls

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - The Foreign Ministry holds a conference of Bulgarian honorary consuls on October 14 and 15 in Sofia, the Ministry said in a press release. Attending the forum are 71, out of the total of 75, honorary consuls Bulgaria has in 45 countries. The confe...

  • Academy of Sciences Exhibition to Show First Bulgarian Elca 42 Digital Calculator

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - An exhibition titled "Technologies and materials to benefit society" is opening Monday in the foyer of Prof. Marin Drinov Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), the academy said. The exhibition is organized by the Institute of Solid State Ph...

  • Greek Church Singer Archimandrite Nikodemos Kavarnos to Give Concert in Sofia

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - Greek clergyman and church singer Archimandrite Nikodemos Kavarnos will visit Sofia on October 17, the Bulgarian Patriarchate said. With the blessing of Bulgarian Patriarch and Metropolitan of Sofia Neophyte, Archimandrite Kavarnos will give a concer...

  • Foreign Ministry Holds Conference of Bulgarian Honorary Consuls

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - The Foreign Ministry holds a conference of Bulgarian honorary consuls on October 14 and 15 in Sofia, the Ministry said in a press release. Attending the forum are 71, out of the total of 75, honorary consuls Bulgaria has in 45 countries. The confe...

  • World-known Performance Artist Stelarc to Be Guest of DA Fest in Sofia

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - The 7th edition of the international digital art festival DA Fest will take place in Sofia from October 22 to 26, the organizers from the National Art Academy said. On the programme are exhibitions, audio-visual, teatrical and VR performances, video a...

  • Exhibition Showcases Works Created during First Summer Workshop for LGBTQ Artists

    Sofia, October 10 (BTA) - More than 40 works created during CampOUT, the first summer workshop for LGBTQ artists, will be shown in an exhibition from October 17 to 25 at Sofia's One Gallery. The works include photos, choreographic videos and art collages. Among the partic...

  • September Inflation at 0.3% - Statistics

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - The monthly inflation in September was 0.3 per cent, the National Statistical Institute reported here on Monday. The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (September 2019 compared to December 2018) was 1.7 per cent and the annual inflation...

  • 2,000 Children at Risk Removed from Their Parents Since January 2019, None Was Sent to Norway - Head of Child Care Dep...

    Sofia, October 14 (BTA) - Just over 3,000 children were removed into care in 2018 including 1,058 who were abandoned, the head of the Child Protection Department of the Social Assistance Agency, Emil Georgiev, told the Bulgarian National Radio on Sunday. The like number is sli...

  • Today's Observances: October 14

    Bulgaria - The Orthodox Church marks the feast day of St Parascheva (Petka) of Epivates-Turnovo. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1870: The Bulgarian Revolutionary Central Committee publishes its first programme in the "Svoboda" ("Liberty") newspaper, stating its main pu...