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  • Protesters Relocate Tent Camp, Free Up One of Three Blocked Junctions in Sofia

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - Parents of disabled children from the System Kills Us initiative who had set up a tent camp blocking a key junction in Sofia, plan to move the camp to a location in front of the building of the Council of Ministers, they told the Bulgarian National...

  • Prosecutors Chamber Slams Violation of Rule of Law, Attempts at Political Pressure

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - The Prosecutors Chamber of the Supreme Judicial Council Monday adopted a declaration against "the ongoing vicious attacks on Bulgaria's Prosecution Service, attempts at flagrant encroachment on the independence and good reputation of Bulgarian magi...

  • Big Fire in Mount Sakar Contained from Three Sides

    Vllage of Stoudena, Southern Bulgaria, August 10 (BTA) - A big fire raging in Mount Sakar on the territories of two municipalities has been contained from three sides, the Director of the Fire Safety and Civil Protection Directorate General, Chief Commissar Nikolai Nikolov...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on August 10 to 5 p.m. on August 11, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and ...

  • June Industrial Production Index Up 5.8 Per Cent M/M, Down 7.7 Per Cent Y/Y

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - Compared to May 2020, the June Industrial Production Index, seasonally adjusted, increased by 5.8 per cent, according to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute released on Monday. In June 2020 the working day adjusted Industrial Produc...

  • Banevi v. Bulgaria Case Accepted for Consideration at European Court of Human Rights

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - The case filed by the Banevi family against Bulgaria for human rights violations before the court in Strasbourg has passed the first phase, ie. it was accepted for consideration, and the concerned parties were given a time limit to possibly reach an ag...

  • Customs Inspectors Impound Undeclared Blue Jeans, Fragrances

    Haskovo, Southern Bulgaria, August 10 (BTA) - Customs inspectors at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint have intercepted 3,000 pairs of undeclared blue jeans and nearly 1,000 bottles with fragrances in attempted illegal transits, the Customs Agency said on Monday. The blue...

  • Construction Output Up by 4.8% M-M, Decreased from 2019

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - In June, the construction production index, calculated from seasonally adjusted data, was up by 4.8 per cent from a month earlier, the National Statistical Institute said on Monday. Civil engineering output rose by 5.3 per cent and production of b...

  • June 2020 Retail Trade Turnover Down 18.1 Per Cent, Y/Y

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - According to preliminary seasonally adjusted data of the National Statistical Institute released here on Monday, in June 2020 the turnover in retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles at constant prices decreased by 0.9 per cent compared ...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - August 11: Sunny. Getting cloudy in Western Bulgaria in the afternoon with scattered thundery rainshowers. Mild to moderate northwesterly wind. Highs: 31C to 36C; Sofia: 31C. The coast: Sunny. Mild to moderate to southeasterly wind. Highs: 28C to 31C....

  • Accessible Environment for Disabled People Remains Big Problem, Informal Organization Warns

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - Accessible environment for people with disabilities remains a big problem, Ivan Yanev of an informal organization called Alliance Accessibility told a BTA-hosted news conference on Monday. Yanev said that a new ordinance in support of disabled people...

  • June 2020 Overnights 87.7 Per cent Down, Year on Year

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - In June 2020, 2,030 accommodation establishments functioned in Bulgaria, including hotels, motels, camping sites, chalets and others, the National Statistical Institute said on Monday. They offered 79,200 rooms and 171,400 beds. Compared to June 2019, ...

  • Big Fire in Mount Sakar Contained from Three Sides

    Village of Stoudena, Southern Bulgaria, August 10 (BTA) - A big fire raging in Mount Sakar on the territories of two municipalities has been contained from three sides, the Director of the Fire Safety and Civil Protection Directorate General, Chief Commissar Nikolai Nikolov to...

  • Today's Observances: August 10

    The world: - National Day of Ecuador: Independence Day (1809). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1882: Bulgaria's first organized kindergarten opens in Svishtov. 1888: Bulgarian State acquires 224 km Rousse-Varna railway (Bulgaria's first and only at that time, bu...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - ECONOMY Telegraf publishes an interview with Vesselin Nalbantov of the Bulgarian association of hotel owners. According to the article, no one on the Black Sea coast wants to accommodate COVID-19 positive tourists. Nalbantov explains that most hotel...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, August 10 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Monday, August 10: -- The Bulgarian Navy is launching a competition for 171 vacant military positions until August 14. -- Istvan Szabo's film "Final Report" premi...

  • Anti-Government Protests in Sofia Go into 32nd Day

    Sofia, August 9 (BTA) - The anti-government protests in Sofia went into their 32nd day on Sunday. Protestors demanding the resignation of the Boyko Borissov Cabinet and of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev are blocking vehicular traffic in three busy junctions in the capital city...

  • Italy Keeps Quarantine Requirements for Arrivals from Bulgaria

    Sofia, August 9 (BTA) - Italy has extended until September 7 an order requiring arrivals from Bulgaria and Romania and such who have stayed in or transited the territory of the two countries during the previous 14 days to observe a 14-day quarantine, the Bulgarian Foreign Mini...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, August 9 (BTA) - August 10: Sunny. Cloudy in afternoon, with isolated rainshowers in mountains in West. Wind light (up to moderate in East), northeasterly. Highs: 30-35 C in most parts, around 30 in Sofia. Black Sea coast: Sunny. Light up to moderate, northerly-northea...

  • Tourism Minister Nikolova Confers with German Tour Operators' Representatives in Bulgaria

    Sofia, August 9 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism Minister Mariyana Nikolova held an urgent meeting with the representatives of the German tour operators in Bulgaria, after the German Government warned people against travel to the regions of Blagoevgrad (Sout...