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  • Today's Observances: June 16

    The world: - International Day of the African Child. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1913: By order of King Ferdinand I, Bulgaria declares war on Serbia and Greece. The Second Balkan War breaks out between Bulgaria and its former allies Serbia, Greece and Montenegro. 19...

  • Association of European Journalists: Prosecuting Magistrates Must Rule Out Any Doubt of Retaliation against Journalist...

    Sofia, June 15 (BTA) - The Association of European Journalists (AEJ) - Bulgaria has called on the Supreme Cassation Prosecution Office to give details of a probe on two journalists of Bivol, the investigative journalism website. In recent months, Bivol has published numerous s...

  • President Radev to Confer Bulgaria's Highest Honour on German Ambassador

    Sofia, June 15 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev will confer the Order of the Balkan Range, First Class, on German Ambassador Herbert Salber on Monday in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the strengthening and development of Bulgarian-German relations, the President&#...

  • Over Lv 1 Bln Invested in School, Kindergarten Improvements since 2007

    Varna, on the Black Sea, June 15 (BTA) - Deputy Regional Development Minister Denitsa Nikolova said here on Saturday that over one billion leva had been invested in improving the school and kindergarten education environment since 2007. Most of the money was invested between ...

  • Today's Observances: June 15

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1963: Diplomatic relations established with Kuwait. 1965: Diplomatic relations established with Pakistan. 1976: Diplomatic relations established with Madagascar. 2004: The EU membership negotiations with Bulgaria come to an end as all 31 ...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events June 8-14

    Sofia, June 15 (BTA) - Sofia, June 8 The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) decides in favour of reducing party subsidies, though not to 1 lev per valid vote as proposed. The decision follows a June 5 motion by the Council of Ministers to Parliament to reduce to 1 lev per valid...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, June 15 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS Sega.bg: School leavers have record low marks in the matriculation exam in Bulgarian, and in 8 out of the 13 subjects for the second exam grades have dropped more than in previous years. Most school leavers hardly reached 50 points out of a...

  • Financing, Fake News and AI on the Agenda of Day Two of Sixth News Agencies World Congress

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - Financing, fake news and artificial intellifence (AI) dominated the agenda on the second say of the Sixth News Agencies World Congress. The forum was held in Sofia June 13-14 under the motto "The Future of News". The Congress was organized by BTA and th...

  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Government Leader Confer with UAE Foreign Minister Al Nahyan

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva and United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in the area of economy, security, high tech...

  • Bulgarian Health Minister Attends EU Council Meeting in Luxembourg

    Luxembourg, June 14 (BTA) - At a meeting of the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (Health Issues) Council in Luxembourg, Bulgarian Health Minister Kiril Ananiev stressed the need to keep the opportunities for financing healthcare with resources from the...

  • President Radev Meets with Hungarian Counterpart Ader, PM Orban, Bulgarian Community in Budapest

    Budapest, June 14 (BTA special correspondent Lora Metanova) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev Friday held a one-to-one meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Janos Ader. Radev arrived on a two-day official visit to Hungary on Thursday. After meeting with Ader, Radev said: "...

  • President Radev Meets with Hungarian Counterpart Ader, PM Orban, Bulgarian Community in Budapest

    Budapest, June 14 (BTA special correspondent Lora Metanova) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev Friday held a one-to-one meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Janos Ader. Radev arrived on a two-day official visit to Hungary on Thursday. After meeting with Ader, Radev said: "...

  • Nearly EUR 3 Bln Invested in Bulgarian Regions in 2014-2020 - Minister

    Bucharest/Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - Nearly 3,000 million euro are being invested under Operational Programme Regions in Growth and several programmes for European territorial cooperation in the 2014-2020 programme period. Funds are being invested to ensure well-connected, safe an...

  • Law-enforcers Raid Offices of Small Cable TV Operators on Suspicions of Intellectual Piracy

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - Law-enforcers have launched a widescale operation against small cable TV operators on suspicions of copyright piracy. It transpired from remarks by Interior Minister Mladen Marinov in Parliament Friday that the operation has been on for several days now ...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on June 14 to 5 p.m. on June 17, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Sofia Hosts Meeting of World Federation of Consuls Board

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva was a guest at a formal dinner on Thursday evening on the occasion of the Central and East European Meeting of the World Federation of Consuls (FICAC), which is taking place in Sofi...

  • Bulgarian Employers Will Need 327,000 Workers and Professionals over Next 12 Months - Poll

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - In the next 12 months, employers will need 327,000 workers and specialists, of whom slightly over 179,000 are skilled labourers, shows an Employment Agency survey, carried out in February and March. This is the third survey on labour demand and the first...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - June 15: After sunny start, cloudy afternoon with isolated brief rainshowers and thunder. Highs: 29-34 C in most parts. Mountains: Mostly sunny. Cloudy afternoon, with isolated thundery rainshowers. Highs: around 23 C at 1,200 m, around 16 C at 1,200 m....

  • PM Borissov Confers with UAE Foreign Minister Al Nahyan

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred here on Friday with United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Government Information Service said. Borissov said during the meeti...

  • Sofia Hosts Meeting of World Federation of Consuls Board

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rosen Zhelyazkov, has taken part in the meeting of the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Consuls (FICAC) organized in Sofia June 14, his Ministry said on Friday. Address...