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  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on January 17 to 5 p.m. on January 18, 2022. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Record Low Unemployment at End of 2021

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Registered unemployment was a record low 4.8 per cent in December 2021, decreasing by 1.9 percentage points year on year, the Employment Agency said. The registered unemployed were 157,283, down by 964 from November. They were 63,009 fewer (down by...

  • Prime Minister Visits Skopje on Tuesday

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Prime Minister Kiril Petkov will pay a one-day official visit to the Republic of North Macedonia on Tuesday, January 18, the Government Information Service in Sofia reported. The Bulgarian delegation will include Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska, T...

  • Avtomagistrali Executive Director Hristova Removed from Office

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Regional Development and Public Works Minister Grozdan Karadjov Monday signed an order removing Avtomagistrali EAD Executive Director Desislava Hristova from office. The order also changes the State-owned road construction company's statute wher...

  • 2022 Key Year to Stepping Up Investments, Making Tangible Progress in Sofia Airport's Development

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Munich Airport President and CEO Jost Lammers and SOF Connect CEO Jesus Caballero said they were resolute to work together for the transformation of Sofia Airport. The two met in Munich, Sofia Airport said. The two teams affirmed their resolve to pool...

  • Eight New Regional Governors Appointed

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Government has adopted a decision appointing new regional governors of Gabrovo, Lovech, Montana, Pernik, Silistra, Stara Zargora, Shumen, and Yambol. The same decision removes from their posts the current governors of these eight regions, the Gove...

  • Hospital Associations Demand Sharp Increase of Healthcare Funding

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Hospital associations on Monday demanded "a sharp and rapid change" of the total amount of healthcare funding. They had a meeting with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) leadership over fears of hospital budget cuts. Bulgarian Hospital Associa...

  • Ankara-Yerevan RelationsTurnNew Leaf

    Sofia, January 17 (Nora Cholakova of BTA) - On January 14, Moscow hosted the historical first meeting of representatives of Turkey and Armenia in 13 years. ''First Contact in 13 years. Relations between Turkey and Armenia Turn New Leaf'' was the headline the Milliyet carri...

  • Head of Counter-Corruption Commission Tsatsarov Resigns

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Sotir Tsatsarov resigned as Chairman of the Counter-Corruption and Unlawfully Acquired Assets Forfeiture Commission (CCUAAFC) on Monday morning, the commission told BTA. He submitted his resignation to the National Assembly. On January 13, Tsatsarov...

  • Goethe Institut BulgariaOrganizes Philosophical Evenings

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Goethe Institut in Sofia continues organizing a series of discussions, titled "Philosophical Evenings at the Library" in 2022. The first discussion this year will take place on January 27 on the topic of Weberian social diagnosis. The first meeti...

  • Unions in Education DemandExtended School Holiday

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - On Monday the Union of Employers in the Public Education System (SRSNPB) and the Education Trade Union with the Podkrepa Confederation of Labour submitted independently to the Ministry of Education and Science requests to have an extended holiday bet...

  • Culture Minister Presents Team

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Culture Minister Atanas Atanasov introduced his team on Monday. He said he would rely above all on "the contagious good", as well as on common sense, and the ability of each member of his team "to conquer their ego in the name of the greater common ca...

  • Winter Tourist Season to End If Non-EU Citizens of Red Zone Countries Are Banned on January 19 from Entering Bulgaria, A...

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The winter tourist season will immediately end if non-EU citizens of COVID-19 red zone countries are banned from entering Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association (BHRA) said in a press release here on Monday. Commenting on a Health M...

  • EC Approves EUR 15.3 Mln in State Aid for Bulgarian Tourism

    Brussels, January 17 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission Monday said it has approved a 15.3 million euro Bulgarian scheme to support companies active in the tourism sector affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure was approved under the State a...

  • Serbians Vote in Favour of Constitutional Amendments

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Serbians voted in favour of the constitutional amendments, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said after Sunday's referendum on amendments to the Serbian constitution related to the judiciary, the Tanjug agency reported. Based on results from 97....

  • Head of Counter-Corruption Commission Tsatsarov Resigns

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Chairman of the Counter-Corruption and Unlawfully Acquired Assets Forfeiture Commission (CCUAAFC), Sotir Tsatsarov, resigned Monday morning, CCUAAFC told BTA. Tsatsarov submitted his resignation to the National Assembly. On January 13, he announ...

  • Ruling Coalition to Discuss Judicial Reform on Monday

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The ruling coalition will meet to discuss the judicial reform at 4 pm on Monday. The meeting will be held online and will be closed to the media, the Government Information Service reported. RY/YV /ЙВ/

  • PM Petkov Congratulates Dimitar Kovacevski on Inauguration as North Macedonia's New PM, Wishing His Cabinet in Skop...

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov congratulated Dimitar Kovacevski on his inauguration as the Republic of North Macedonia's new Prime Minister and wished his new Cabinet in Skopje success. "I expect that we will work together towards new con...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - January 18: Moderate to strong northwesterly wind. A cold front will sweep through the country, bringing snow from North to South. Partly cloudy morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Highs: 1C to 6C, in Sofia around 1C. Lows: minus 3C to 2C. Black Sea c...

  • Head of Counter-Corruption CommissionSotir Tsatsarov Resigns

    Sofia, January 17 (BTA) - The Counter-Corruption and Unlawfully Acquired Assets Forfeiture Commission (CCUAA) Chairman, Sotir Tsatsarov, resigned Monday morning, CCUAA told BTA. Tsatsarov has submitted his resignation before the National Assembly. RY/KK MORE