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  • Press - Review

    Sofia, May 25 (BTA) - POLITICS - EP ELECTIONS "Dnevnik.bg" quotes the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) as warning in an article about the danger that, if European politics continue like this, with parties only focused only on their existing voters, it will becom...

  • Today's Observances: May 25

    May 25 The world: - National Day of Argentina: May Revolution Day (1810); - National Day of Jordan: Independence Day (1946). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1880: The National Assembly adopts the country's first law on the organization of the courts. The law introd...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events, May 18-24

    Sofia, May 25 (BTA) - Sofia, May 19 At a key campaign rally, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov warns GERB members and supporters of possible provocations from their opponents, especially in the days before the May 26 European elections. Borissov accuses small Right-wing formation...

  • Bulgarians to Elect Their European Parliament Members on Sunday

    Sofia, May 24 (Lyubomir Gigov of BTA) - After a month-long campaign and a day of reflection, Bulgarians will elect their 17 Members of the 751-seat European Parliament on Sunday. These will be the country's fourth European elections since joining the EU on January 1, 2007 ...

  • Bulgarian PM Borissov Confers with Bavarian PM Soeder

    Munich, May 24 (BTA) - Bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Germany are excellent and of strategic importance, and relations with Bavaria are the most active and dynamically developing among the German federal states, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said here Frida...

  • Bulgaria Celebrates Education, Culture, Slav Letters Day

    Sofia, May 24 (BTA) - "Literature and spirituality are engraved deep within the foundations of our state system," Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said here Friday in his address to Bulgarians on the occasion of the Bulgarian Education, Culture and Slav Letters Day, May 24. "W...

  • Pope Francis to Bulgarian National Assembly Chair: "Be Ambassadors of Peace"

    Rome, May 24 (BTA Special Correspondent Nelly Zheleva) - On Friday, Pope Francis addressed Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva with the words "be ambassadors to peace" during his audience in the Vatican with the Bulgarian delegation, led by Karayancheva. With...

  • Deputy Youth, Sports Minister Participates in EU Education, Youth, Culture, Sport Council

    Sofia, May 24 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Stoyan Andonov participated Friday in a session of the EU Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council, which takes place in Brussels. Andonov spoke within a public debate on increasing the participation of childr...

  • Bulgarian Prime Minister Confers with UNESCO Director-General

    Sofia, May 24 (BTA) - Bulgaria will prioritize education in the draft of the National Development Programme 2030, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said during his meeting with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay on Friday, quoted by the Council of Ministers in a pres...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, May 24 (BTA) - POLITICS With European elections in Bulgaria due May 26, "24 Chassa" sums up several opinion polls on voters' attitudes released Thursday on time to make it into the Friday papers ahead of the campaign silence day, May 25. It says that five polling...

  • President Radev: Cooperation with UNESCO Is Matter of Priority for Bulgaria

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - Cooperation with UNESCO is a matter of priority for Bulgaria because the country has a rich cultural heritage, President Rumen Radev told journalists in Sofia on Thursday, emerging from a meeting with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. Azoulay starte...

  • Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Meets with Italian Senate President, Anticipates Audience with Pope Francis

    Rome, May 23 (BTA) - Bulgarian National Assembly Chairperson Tsveta Karayancheva met with the President of the Italian Senate, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, in Rome on Thursday, the Bulgarian legislature reported in a press release. The meeting came on the eve of Friday...

  • Bulgarian Transport Minister Demands 25 Per Cent Increase in Quota of ECMT/CEMT Permits for Road Hauliers

    Leipzig/Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - Bulgarian Transport, Information Technology and Communications Minister Rossen Jeliazkov said that the basic quota of ECMT/CEMT permits for Bulgarian road hauliers should be increased by 25 per cent. Jeliazkov made the demand at the Informal Meeti...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on May 23 to 5 p.m. on May 24, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittances...

  • Bulgarian Transport Minister Attends Summit in Leipzig

    Leipzig, May 23 (BTA) - "We, the like-minded, remain intransigent," Bulgarian Transport, Information Technology and Communications Minister Rossen Jeliazkov said at the International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit here on Thursday, referring to the European Commission's Mobi...

  • Transport Minister Petkov: "Over 50,700 People Receive Warm Lunch Yearly"

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - Over 50,700 people in 211 municipalities receive warm lunch all year round under the Operational Programme for Food and/or basic Material Assistance, Labour and Social Policy Minister Bisser Petkov told journalists during his visit to Bansko (Southwestern...

  • MP Borissov to Attend Final Event Promoting Manfred Weber as EPP's Candidate for European Commission President

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - On May 24, GERB Chairman Boyko Borissov will participate in the final campaign event promoting Manfred Weber as future President of the European Commission, GERB said in a press release. Borissov will be accompanied by Mariya Gabriel, who tops the GERB an...

  • "Digitization, Innovation Will Bolster Danube Region Development" - Deputy Minister

    Bucharest, May 23 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Regional Development and Public Works Minister Denitsa Nikolova took part in a working meeting in Bucharest at which the national coordinators for the implementation of the Danube macro-regional strategy discussed the development of t...

  • Deposits of Non-government Sector Reach Lv 79 Bln at End-April 2019

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - At the end of April 2019, deposits of Bulgaria's non-government sector amounted to 79,414 billion leva (68.7 per cent of GDP), increasing annually by 10 per cent, the Bulgarian National Bank reported on Thursday. At the end of April 2019, the deposit...

  • Bulgarian Posts First Introduce New European Platform Empowering Financial Services

    Bucharest/Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - Bulgarian Posts EAD is the first operator to introduce the new Eurogiro Financial Supermarket open payment platform. This was announced at the annual meeting of the Eurogiro community held in Bucharest, Bulgarian Posts told BTA on Thursday. The...