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  • Today's Observances: August 17

    The world: - National Day of Gabon: Independence Day (1960); - National Day of Indonesia: Independence Day (1945). On this date in Bulgarian history: 986: The Bulgarian army, led by King Samuel, defeats the invading Byzantine troops of Emperor Basil II in the Battle of the...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, August 17 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Friday, August 17: -- Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova will participate in the discussion of a project for 12 food and wine destinations. The meeting will take pla...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, August 17 (BTA) - COMMERCIAL REGISTER - COLLAPSE The press widely covers the Commercial Register's collapse, which has not been resolved in a week now. "Capital Daily": A check has started, on the orders of Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva, into the way the th...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on August 16 to 5 p.m. on August 17, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and re...

  • Large Quantity of Ecstasy Found in Razgrad, Two Men Arrested

    Razgrad, Northeastern Bulgaria, August 16 (BTA) - A large amount of amphetamines was found in a police operation in the northeastern town of Razgrad, police said Thursday. Two local men aged 34 and 43 were arrested, both of them with a police record for prior offences. T...

  • 28,603 Violations Registered in Latest Speed Enforcement Operation

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - A total of 28,5603 violations have been registered across the country during the latest speed enforcement operation between August 6 and 12, said the Interior Ministry on Thursday. The campaign is organized by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPO...

  • Working Group for Drafting Amendments in Care for People with Disabilities Holds Meeting

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - The working group tasked with drafting amendments in the care for people with disabilities holds a meeting on Thursday expected to reach final solutions. The meeting is to agree on a final draft of the bill for people with disabilities. The group compr...

  • 28,603 Violations Registered in Latest Speed Enforcement Operation

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - A total of 28,5603 violations have been registered across the country during the latest speed enforcement operation between August 6 and 12, said the Interior Police on Thursday. The campaign is organized by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL)...

  • As at End-June, 4,637,594 Persons Insured in Pension Funds

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - A total of 4,637,594 persons were insured in the four types of pension funds by the end of June, 2.45 per cent more than in the same period of 2017, the Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) reported. Net assets worth 13,107,047,000 leva were accumul...

  • PM Unhappy with Work of Commercial Register's Director, Threatens Shakeup

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is dissatisfied with the performance of Zornitsa Daskalova, the Executive Director of the Registry Agency, whose Commercial Register has been out of order for a week due to a computer glitch. The government press service q...

  • Borissov: "We Should Be Very United for Bulgaria to Outperform All in the Region"

    Turgovishte, Northeastern Bulgaria, August 16 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who turned the first sod for the new section of the Hemus Motorway on the border between the regions of Turgovishte and Shoumen, said: "We should be very united for Bulgaria to outperform all ...

  • Fence along Border with Romania Being Built as Prevention against African Swine Fever Expected to Be Completed Next Week...

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - More than 101 kilometres of the 133-km wire fence along the land border with Romania have been built as prevention against the possible spreading of African swine fever by wild boars from Romania crossing over to Bulgaria, Deputy Agriculture, Food and ...

  • Lending Corporations' Loan Claims Down 8.5 Per Cent, Year on Year, to Lv 2,429 Mln by End-June

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - At the end of June 2018 the total amount of loan claims of corporations specializing in lending was 2,429 million leva (2.4 per cent of GDP), compared to 2,655 million leva (2.7 per cent of GDP) at the end of June 2017. It decreased by 8.5 per cent (22...

  • Civic Organization Calls for Fully Automated Kindergarten Admission System

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - A civic organization on Thursday called for a fully automated system for applying and admission to nursery schools and kindergartens and an electronic system for applying to first grade in schools. The National Citizens' Initiative Committee for a ...

  • Divers Find Dead One of Two Boys Swept into Sea near Varna's Passenger Terminal

    Varna, on the Black Sea, August 16 (BTA) - The body of one of two boys, who fell into the sea from a breakwater near Varna's Passenger Terminal late Wednesday afternoon, was salvaged by divers, who joined the search and rescue operation earlier in the day, the Interior Min...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - August 17: Sunny, with cloudy spells in afternoon and brief showers in West. Wind up to moderate, northeasterly. Highs: 30-35 C in most parts. Black Sea coast: Sunny. Wind up to moderate, northeasterly. Highs: 29-31 C. Seawater temperature: 26-27 C. ...

  • Divers Searching for Two Boys Swept into Sea near Varna's Passenger Terminal

    Varna, on the Black Sea, August 16 (BTA) - On early Thursday morning, divers joined a search and rescue operation for two boys, aged 12 and 13, who fell into the sea from a breakwater near Varna's Passenger Terminal late Wednesday afternoon, the Interior Ministry said in a...

  • Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov Defeats Germany's Mischa Zverev at Cincinnati Masters

    Cincinnati, Ohio, August 16 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the third round of the 5.7 million dollar Cincinnati Masters after a hard won 7-6(5), 7-5 against Germany's Mischa Zverev in 101 minutes on Thursday. Zverev, 30, who is ranked 44th in the world...

  • Today's Observances: August 16

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1878: First Edinstvo [Unity] Committee is established in Plovdiv (South Central Bulgaria) to organize drive for union of Principality of Bulgaria with Ottoman vassal Eastern Rumelia. Edinstvo Committees start Bulgaria's irredentist movem...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, August 16 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Thursday, August 16: Regional Development and Public Works Minister Nikolay Nankov attends the sod-turning ceremony for 16.3 km of Hemus motorway between Bouhovtsi an...