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  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - October 23: Rain starting from West in morning, spreading to East on night to Tuesday. Wind southeasterly in East will pick up, moderate northwesterly wind will bring in cold air in evening. Lows: 8-13 C in most parts, around 9 C in Sofia. Highs: 13-1...

  • Bulgarian Chief of Defence to Attend Conference on Countering Violent Extremism in Washington

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Andrei Botsev, will attend a Chiefs of Defence Conference on Countering Violent Extremism, organized by the US Defence Department in Washington, D.C., on October 23 and 24, the Bulgarian Defence Mini...

  • Bulgarian Interior Ministry Secretary General, National Police Chief Attend International Conference in US

    Philadelphia, October 22 (BTA) - The Secretary General of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry, Chief Commissioner Mladen Marinov, and the Director of the National Police General Directorate, Chief Commissioner Hristo Terziiski, are taking part in the 124th Annual Conference of the...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva to Pay Two-Day Visit to France

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will pay a two-day visit to France on October 23 and 24, Zaharieva's Ministry said on Sunday. On the first day of her stay in Paris, Zaharieva will confe...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "24 Chassa": President Rumen Radev wants Lieutenant General Angel Antonov to be dismissed as chief of the National Service for Protection (NSP), the daily learnt from several sources. The head of State has already discussed the replaceme...

  • Today's Observances: October 22

    October 22 The world: - International Stuttering Awareness Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1879: First Provincial Assembly of Eastern Rumelia opens in Plovdiv, sits until December 22, 1884. 1928: Sofia Municipal Museum with library and archives is established (now...

  • Energy Minister Petkova Inspects Site of Scrapped Belene Nuclear Power Plant Project

    Sofia, October 21 (BTA) - Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova Saturday inspected the site where the equipment for the scrapped Belene nuclear power plant project is being stored. Speaking to reporters after the inspection, Petkova once again said that the equipment that has ar...

  • Expansion of Universities, Opening of Untraditional Subjects Ends

    Varna, on the Black Sea, October 21 (BTA) - Expansion of universities with branches in different cities stops, as well as the opening of subjects that are not typical for the profile of the respective university, Prof. Lyuben Totev, Chairman of the Rectors' Council, said h...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events October 14-20

    Sofia, October 21 (BTA) - Tirana, October 14 Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva thanks Albania's Parliament, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister for the adoption of a national minorities protection act which formally recognizes the Bulgarian minority in the country. Th...

  • Today's Observances: October 21

    October 21 Bulgaria: - Day of Smolyan Municipality; - Day of Kurdzhali. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1879: First Ordinary National Assembly of Principality of Bulgaria holds first sitting. 1912: Bourgas Stock Exchange is set up. 1930: Bulgarian Sugar Factory opens ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 21 (BTA) - THE HOME SCENE "Sega": The government is willing to withdraw a controversial idea to reduce compensation for the first three days of sick leave, it transpired from a statement by Labour Minister Bisser Petkov. The 2018 draft budget of the public ...

  • GERB Leader Boyko Borissov Signs Socialist Leader Ninova's Letter Requesting Public Disclosure of Irregular Corpbank...

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - GERB Party Chairman Boyko Borissov has signed a letter proposed by Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) leader Kornelia Ninova on public disclosure of the names of politicians who have irregularly benefited from money of Corpbank, GERB said in a press rele...

  • National Ombudsman's Institution Helped 62,012 People Since October 2015

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - A total of 62,012 citizens have received assistance from the Ombudsman's institution and 22,607 complaints and alerts have been received during the two years since National Ombudsman Maya Manolova took office on October 20, 2015, the Ombudsman'...

  • Judicial Reform Council Opposes Bonuses for Magistrates in Specialized Courts, Prosecution Offices

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - At an extraordinary meeting on Friday, called by Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva, the Council for the Implementation of the Updated Strategy to Continue the Reform of the Judicial System decided that it does not object to MPs' proposals for a ch...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on October 20 to 5 p.m. on October 23, 2017. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • PM Borissov: Bulgaria Will Be Solidary Participant in EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

    Brussels, October 20 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said here Friday he will suggest that Bulgaria participate in the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa with 500,000 euro in an expression of solidarity. The fund, which aims to limit the r...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Friday, Bulgaria's Parliament transacted business as follows: - voted, 74-70 with 17 abstentions, to defeat on first reading amendments to the Agricultural Producers Support Act moved by GERB MPs which proposed that proc...

  • Theodosii Spassov and Sofia Philharmonic to Go "Off the Stave"

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria's most famous kaval flute player Theodosii Spassov and the Sofia Philharmonic will give a concert of the cycle "Off the Stave" at Sofia's Bulgaria Hall on October 22, the orchestra said. Boris Dinev (percussion) and Ivailo Kovachev (p...

  • Fight against Human Trafficking to Feature among Bulgarian EU Presidency's Priorities - Deputy Foreign Minister

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Yuri Sterk opened here on Friday an expert forum titled "Internet and Human Trafficking: Mechanisms, Counteraction and Prevention", organized by the National Commission for Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings jointly with th...

  • Five Japanese Films to be Screened during 2017 Edition of Days of Japanese Culture in Bulgaria

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Five films are to be screened during the 2017 edition of the Days of Japanese Culture in Bulgaria organized by the Japanese Embassy and the Japanese Foundation. The screenings are from 23 to 29 October in the House of Cinema in Sofia. They start at 6....