English Service Department

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, December 19 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Wednesday, December 19: At its regular sitting, the National Assembly votes on second-reading amendments to the Act on Allied and Foreign Armed Forces' Passage...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, December 19 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS Both "Troud" and "Monitor" have a front-page story about draft legislative changes on farmland, put to public discussion by the Agriculture, Food and Forestry Ministry. "Troud": Under a new bill on property, land relations and protecti...

  • EU Ambassadors Congratulate Minister Pavlova on EU Presidency Trio Work

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - The ambassadors of EU Member States in Bulgaria congratulated EU Presidency Minister Liliyana Pavlova on Bulgaria's excellent work within the EU Presidency trio, Pavlova's Ministry reported Tuesday. The EU ambassadors and Pavlova conferred ...

  • Environment Minister Discusses Air Pollution with Sofia Residents

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - Environment Minister Neno Dimov Tuesday met with residents of two Sofia boroughs who have repeatedly complained about air pollution in the capital, his Ministry said. The residents of Krasna Polyana and Ovcha Koupel suggested ways to stop people bur...

  • Socialists Have No Confidence in EWRC's Decisions, Want Hearing before Energy Committee

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - The Socialists do not have even a speck of confidence in the decisions of the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC), Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Chair Kornelia Ninova said during a briefing at her party's headquarters following a Tues...

  • EC: Bulgarian Energy Holding's Illegal Actions Should not Be Repeated

    Brussels, December 18 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) -It is important that Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) does not repeat its actions because they were illegal, said European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager at a press conference here on Tuesday in respon...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on December 18 to 5 p.m. on December 19, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation ...

  • Borissov at High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

    Vienna/Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - Addressing the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov talked about the digitalization of the economy worldwide, a process known as Industry 4.0, which experts term as the current industrial revolution. "Like ev...

  • EC: Bulgarian Energy Holding's Illegal Actions Should not Be Repeated

    Brussels, December 18 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) -It is important that Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) does not repeat its actions because they were illegal, said European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager at a press conference here on Tuesday in respon...

  • Government, Employers, Trade Unions Discuss Changes to Orphan's Benefits

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation (NCTC) on Tuesday discussed a draft ordinance of the Council of Ministers to amend an ordinance on pensions and contributory service. Under the changes, a new orphan's allowance will be receiv...

  • Prime Minister Borissov, US Secretary of State Pompeo Have Phone Talk

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov talked over the phone with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the latter's request, the government's information service said on Tuesday. Borissov and Pompeo discussed the cooperation in security and defence,...

  • 650,000 Bulgarians Plan Mountain Holiday This Winter

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - More than 650,000 Bulgarians are planning to go on holiday in the mountains this winter, according to Research Centre Trend which polled 1,007 people aged 18 or over about the upcoming tourist season. The poll was taken between November 30 and Decem...

  • National Health Insurance Fund May Stop Paying Pharmacies for Processing Expensive Medication Reports

    Sofia, December 2018 (BTA) - The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is considering not paying pharmacies for processing expensive medication reports, said Zheni Nacheva, Deputy Health Minister and NHIF Supervisory Board Chair, after a board meeting. The change affects med...

  • Supporters of Former Mayor of Sofia Borough Charged with Corruption Demand Resignations of Deputy Prosecutor General, He...

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - Representatives of an informal organization called Green Mladost Tuesday demanded the resignations of Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev and the Chairman of the Counter-Corruption and Unlawfully Acquired Asset Forfeiture Commission, Plamen Georgie...

  • Government, Employers, Trade Unions Discuss Changes to Orphan's Benefits

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation (NCTC) on Tuesday discussed a draft ordinance of the Council of Ministers to amend an ordinance on pensions and contributory service. Under the changes, a new orphan's allowance will be received...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - December 19: Cloudy with light snow in Eastern Bulgaria. Likelihood for snowstorms in the southeastern parts. Clear in Western Bulgaria. Lows: minus 5C to 0C. Highs: minus 2C in Northeastern Bulgaria, 6C in Southwestern Bulgaria. Sofia, 0C. Cloudy w...

  • 10 Kg Heroin Smuggled from Turkey Confiscated at the Border

    Haskovo, Southern Bulgaria, December 18 (BTA) - District Prosecutor's Office in Haskovo has charged a 45-year-old Serbian citizen with trafficking 10.345 kilos of heroin worth 931,050 leva across the border, the Plovdiv Appellate Prosecutor's Office said. The drugs we...

  • Exhibition of Works by Artist Atanas Patsev (1926-1999) Opens at Sofia City Art Gallery

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - An exhibition of works by Bulgarian artist Atanas Patsev (1926-1999), titled "Artworks and Reflections", opened at Sofia City Art Gallery (SAG) on Tuesday, the organizers said. One of the artist's compositions is made up of nine squares, which...

  • 37th Bulgarian Military Contingent Starts Participation in NATO-Led Mission Resolute Support in Afghanistan

    Sofia/Kandahar, December 18 (BTA) - Bulgaria's 37th military contingent took over from the 36th contingent participating in the NATO-led train, advise and assist Mission Resolute Support in Afghanistan at a formal ceremony at Kandahar Airport on Monday, the Bulgarian Defen...

  • Sofia Region to Cooperate with Liege Province

    Sofia, December 18 (BTA) - Sofia Regional Governor Ilian Todorov and Catherine Delcourt, governor of the Belgian province Liege signed a cooperation agreement. This is the first cooperation agreement signed between two regions of Bulgaria and Belgium. Cooperation will be in t...