English Service Department

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, November 24 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Tuesday: - In Parliament: second reading of the 2021 Public Social Insurance Budget Act, the 2021 National Health Insurance Fund Budget Act and the 2021 State Budget...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, November 24 (BTA) - TIGHTER RESTRICTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED The print and online media report that Health Minister Kostadin Angelov and the national coronavirus task force proposed tighter restrictions, which may take effect on Friday after the government discusses the...

  • Health Minister Suggests Extension of Epidemic Emergency by March 31, Tougher Measures

    Sofia, November 23 (BTA) - Health Minister Kostadin Angelov has suggested an extension of the epidemic emergency by March 31, 2021 and tougher anti-COVID-9 measures. The measures will be discussed by the government on Wednesday and are expected to take effects from Friday, Nov...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, November 23 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on November 23 to 5 p.m. on November 24, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation ...

  • Bulgarian Foreign Ministry Issues Advisory for Bulgarians Travelling to Britain after January 1, 2021

    Sofia, November 23 (BTA) - Starting on January 1, 2021, Bulgaria will be able to travel and stay in Britain without a visa for a short-term stay of up to six months, for tourism, attendance of events and conferences, and short trainings, but not for permanent residence, work, ...

  • European Research Council Encourages Novel Ideas By Bulgarian Researchers

    Sofia, November 23 (BTA) - The European Research Council (ERC) aims to strengthen high achievements by supporting the best scientific projects through flexible and longterm funding which allows researchers to develop their potential and creativity, said EU Commissioner for Inn...

  • President Rumen Radev Welcomes Session of Committee of Plenipotentiaries of the Joint Nuclear Research Institute

    Sofia, November 23 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev welcomed the participants in the Session of the Committee of Plenipotentiaries of the Joint Nuclear Research Institute in Dubna, Russia, which is being held on the eve of the 65th anniversary of its establishment, the press offi...

  • Bulgaria Is Among EU countries that Exceeded Air Pollution Limit, EC Report Finds

    Brussels/Sofia, 23 November (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - In 2018, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czechia, Italy, Poland and Romania exceeded the European Union's limit value for fine particulate matter (PM2.5), said a report presented on Monday by the European Commissio...

  • General Insurance Market Reaches LV 1,632 Mln Despite Crisis

    Sofia, November 23 (BTA) - Despite the crisis, the general insurance market in Bulgaria has reached 1,632 million leva in January-August this year. The effect of the coronavirus pandemic is seen in a slow-down of the growth of the market, which has remained close to last year&...

  • EC Launches Infringement Procedure Against Bulgaria over Failure to Enact Media Rules

    Brussels/Sofia, November 23 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission (EC) Monday said it has launched infringement procedures against Bulgaria, 22 other Member States and the United Kingdom for failing to enact the new rules governing EU-wide coordinatio...

  • Private Bus Carriers, Taxi Drivers to Protest after Parliament Fails to Defeat Presidential Veto on Legislation against...

    Sofia, November 23 (BTA) - Private bus carriers and taxi drivers will be protesting on November 25 after Parliament failed to defeat a presidential veto on legislative revisions aimed agaist unauthorized carriage of passengers. The revisions were moved by the ruling GERB party...

  • Monument to Founder of First Administrative Unit of Taraclia District Berov Unveiled in City of Taraclia

    Taraclia, November 23 (BTA) - A monument was unveiled here on Monday dedicated to Ivan Berov, the founder of the first administrative unit of the Taraclia District, whose population are mostly ethnic Bulgarians. The monument also marks a triple anniversary of the Taraclia Dist...

  • 17th Edition of Format 30/30 Exhibition Features Works of Five Foreign and Over 100 Bulgarian Painters

    Sofia, November 23 (BTA) - The 17th edition of the Format 30/30 annual exhibition of paintings will be on at Sofia's Astry Gallery from November 29 to January 29, the organizers said. Exhibited are the works of over 100 Bulgarian painters in various styles and from various...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, November 23 (BTA) - November 24: Partly cloudy. Getting clear in the afternoon, starting from the north. Mild northeasterly wind, moderate in Eastern Bulgaria. Lows: minus 2C to 3C. Highs: 7C to 12C. The coast: Partly cloudy. Getting clear in the afternoon, from the n...

  • Today's Observances: November 23

    Bulgaria: - Patronal Feast Day of St Alexander Nevsky Memorial Cathedral in Sofia On this date in Bulgarian history: 1921: Alexander Stamboliiski's Government sets up Russian Refugees Committee, chaired by Metropolitan Stefan of Sofia. 1935: Georgi Kiosseivanoff forms ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, November 23 (BTA) - COVID-19 The expectation of an anti-COVID vaccine is a sad hope, Troud says in its main story. The daily notes that scientists are more skeptical than world leaders. "A real vaccine against COVID-19 will not be available until the middle or the end...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events: November 14-20

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - Sofia, November 16 Checking on the construction of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), Prime Minister Boyko Borissov says this country would achieve full diversification of its energy sources as of January 1, 2021, adding that 100 per cen...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - November 23: Cloudy morning. Wind light to moderate, westerly-southwesterly. Highs: 9-14 C. Black Sea coast: Cloudy. Wind light, westerly-southwesterly. Highs: 10-11 C. Seawater temperature: 13-14 C. Mountains: Cloudy. Light moderate, northwesterly...

  • 5,729 PCR Tests Confirm 2,279 New COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Bulgaria's Total to 120,697

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 120,697 after PCR tests identified 2,279 new infections in the 24 hours until Saturday midnight, according to data posted on www.coronavirus.bg. The test positivity rate now stands at 39.78 p...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, November 22 (BTA) - "Telegraph" (the only print daily that comes out on Sunday) leads on a surge of interest in the services of clairvoyants, astrologers and psychics, who are inundated with requests for help against the pandemic and lockdown-impaired family relations...