English Service Department

  • COVID-19 Response: Daily Update

    Sofia, April 10 (BTA) - Here is a daily update of the response to the coronavirus epidemic in Bulgaria: Zemen Municipality (Western Bulgaria) has received 10,000 protective masks from its Chinese friend Tommy Li, Zemen Mayor Dimiter Sotirov said Friday. Over 8,000 of the mask...

  • Bulgarian Exports to EU Up 4.4% in January Y/Y

    Sofia, April 10 (BTA) - Bulgaria's exports to the EU have increased by 4.4 per cent this January compared to January of last year, amounting to 3.3147 billion leva, show preliminary data released by the National Statistical Institute here on Friday. Bulgarian imports fro...

  • Revenues from Overnights in February Up by 18.4% Y-Y

    Sofia, April 10 (BTA) - In February 2020, the total revenues from overnights reached 60.9 million leva or up by 18.4 per cent year-on-year, the National Statistical Institute said on Friday. An increase in revenues for both Bulgarians (25.8 per cent) and foreigners (12 per ce...

  • 72,000 Register with Job Centres since Start of State of Emergency, More than 11,000 Find Work

    Sofia, April 10 (BTA) - The newly registered jobless people in job centres since the start of the state of emergency nearly a month ago number 72,000 people but 11,033 have found work, Labour and Social Policy Minister Denitsa Sacheva told a briefing on Friday. With 4,670 peop...

  • Today's Observances: April 10

    The world: 1710: The Statute of Anne, also known as the Copyright Act, enters into force in England, the first country to adopt such a law. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1866: A Bulgarian chitalishte community centre set up in Constantinople by prominent representative...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, April 10 (BTA) - Following is one of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External News Service on Friday: Culture Minister Boil Banov presents the government's measures in support of culture during the coronavirus crisis. DD //

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, April 10 (BTA) - CORONAVIRUS' IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY The cover story in the Capital weekly, headlined "Whither after the Peak?", calls for an effective plan for lifting the restrictions once the COVID-19 cases start decreasing. However, the lockdown measures can b...

  • Measures in Support of Bulgarian Culture Presented to EU

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - Culture Minister Boil Banov participated in a video conference with his EU counterparts to discuss the impact of the coronavirus crisis on culture, his Ministry said on Thursday. The meeting was initiated by the Croatian EU Council Presidency and was att...

  • Audit Found No Successful Breach of Court Case Random Allocation System

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - An audit of the court case random allocation system found a single attempt to breach the system in 2016, which was unsuccessful, Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) member Atanaska Dishlieva said on Thursday. She addressed a meeting of the SJC Plenum at which...

  • 618 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bulgaria

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria have increased to 618, the Health Ministry said in a press release on Thursday afternoon, citing information from the national coronavirus task force. Seven new cases were added to the record on Thursday. Of the t...

  • Foreign Ministry Condemns Desecration of Soviet Army Monument in Dobrich

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said in a position published on its website that it strongly condemns the desecration of the Soviet Army Monument in Dobrich (Northeastern Bulgaria). "We expect the competent authorities to detect the perpetrators of this ...

  • COVID-19 Response: Daily Update

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - Here is a daily update of the response to the coronavirus epidemic in Bulgaria: Local communities, which have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, will receive 800,000 leva by the United against COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund comprises the Bulga...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on April 9 to 5 p.m. on April 10, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remitta...

  • Holy Fire Flight to Tel Aviv Cancelled National TV Airs Live Palm Sunday, Easter Services

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - The Holy Synod decided on Thursday to cancel the traditional flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, for the Holy Fire, and redirect the funds for it toward the fight against the coronavirus. This was announced by Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech at a briefing in the ...

  • 17th Bulgarian Christmas Campaign Helps Another 201 Children

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - Another 201 children in need of treatment, rehabilitation, medical and assistive devices have received aid within the 17th Bulgarian Christmas charity campaign, the President's Press Secretariat said on Thursday. The children, who have various neurol...

  • Teach for Bulgaria Programme Reports Record Number of Teacher Applicants

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - The Teach for Bulgaria Foundation reports huge interest in the teaching profession this year. The deadline for applying to the organization's professional and leadership development programme is April 15. So far, more than 5,500 people have shown int...

  • Trade Unions: 81 Medium and Large-Sized Enterprises with over 44,215 Workers Affected by COVID-19 Crisis

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - According to data of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) published on Thursday, 81 medium- and large-sized enterprises employing over 44,215 persons have been affected by the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic aro...

  • COVID-19 Response: Daily Update

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - Here is a daily update of the response to the coronavirus epidemic in Bulgaria: -- Local communities, which have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, will receive 800,000 leva by the United against COVID-19 Response Fund. The fund comprises the Bu...

  • February 2020 Industrial Production Up by 1.1% Compared with January 2020

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - In February 2020, the seasonally adjusted Industrial Production Index grew by 1.1 per cent compared with January 2020, according to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute released on Thursday. In February 2020, the working day adjusted ...

  • February Retail Trade Turnover Up 5.5% Y/Y

    Sofia, April 9 (BTA) - According to preliminary seasonally adjusted data of the National Statistical Institute released on Thursday, in February 2020 the turnover in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles at constant prices increased by 0.9 per cent compared t...