English Service Department

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, March 21 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Thursday, March 21: At its regular sitting, the National Assembly is expected to adopt on second reading a Trade Secret Protection Bill and first-reading amendments t...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, March 21 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Sega": According to an investigation conducted by Bivol.bg, soon after GERB floor leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov acquired a luxurious apartment at a price much below the market prices, two other key GERB persons, Justice Minister Tsetska Tsache...

  • Bulgaria Acquires New Central Election Commission

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria acquired a new Central Election Commission (CEC) on Wednesday after a vote in the National Assembly, followed by appointments by President Rumen Radev. The changeover comes at the end of the five-year term in office of the previous CEC and will...

  • Future Bulgarian-Swiss Research Centre Discussed in Sofia

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev and Swiss Ambassador to Bulgaria Muriel Berset Kohen on Wednesday discussed the establishment of a Bulgarian-Swiss Centre for Scientific and Applied Research, the President's press secretariat reported. The future centre will b...

  • Nurses to Go Ahead with Protests on Thursday

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Nurses will continue their protest on Thursday and will set up tents in front of the Health Ministry. This emerged after a meeting between representatives of the protesting nursing professionals and Health Minister Kiril Ananiev. Maya Ilieva, a spokesp...

  • Council of Ministers Decisions

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - At its weekly meeting on Wednesday, the Council of Ministers: - Authorized the Bulgarian Ambassador in Sarajevo, Avgustina Tsvetkova, to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina, approved by the Bulgarian government on June 26, 2018...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on March 20 to 5 p.m. on March 21, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remit...

  • Minister Karanikolov Discusses Boosting Economic Cooperation with Saudi Ministers of Economy, Commerce

    Riyadh/Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov on Wednesday met with Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi while on a visit to Riyadh. Karanikolov said there is untapped potential in the area of commerce and investment whi...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - March 21: Mostly overcast in West and Central Bulgaria, clearing in East. Wind light to moderate, north-northeasterly. Lows: 3-8 C. Highs: 12-17 C. Mountains: Mostly cloudy, with widespread fog. Brief afternoon rainshowers in West (snow above 1,700-1,8...

  • Mayor Probed for Faulty Soup Kitchen Project

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - The Specialized Prosecution Office said on Wednesday it is probing Mayor Danail Vulov of Cherven Bryag (North Central Bulgaria) in connection with public procurement irregularities in a soup kitchen project. The probe was initiated after Nova TV broadc...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva to Visit Japan

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will visit Japan between March 21 and 25, her ministry said. In Tokyo, Zaharieva will meet with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and will participate in the Fifth World Assembly for Wome...

  • Bulgarian Industrial Association Board Addresses Prospective Bulgarian MEPs

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - The Board of Management of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) has adopted a document entitled "Expectations of the Board, the Branch and Regional Associations and BIA-Affiliated Enterprises from the Candidates for Bulgarian Member of the Europea...

  • Prime Minister Borissov to Attend EU Council in Brussels on March 21-22

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will attend an European Council meeting in Brussels on March 21-22, the government information service said. On Thursday the state and government leaders within an EU-27 format will hold a meeting to discuss the latest dev...

  • 53-Person Briton Consents to Transfer to UK

    Bourgas, on the Black Sea, March 20 (BTA) - Briton Owen W., who used 53 different identities, appeared before a panel of the Bourgas District Court on Wednesday and declared his consent to be transferred to the UK authorities under a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Leed...

  • Volya Will Stay in Parliament after Meeting with GERB

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - The MPs from the Volya-Bulgarian Patriots group will stay in Parliament it emerged after a meeting on Wednesday between Volya leader Vesselin Mareshki and GERB floor leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov. Last week Mareshki said that Volya were leaving the Nation...

  • Parliament Head, Healthcare Committee Chair Meet with Nursing Professionals

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva and parliamentary Healthcare Committee Chair Daniela Daritkova have met with the leadership of the Bulgarian Association of Health Professionals in Nursing who presented to Karayancheva their open le...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - On Wednesday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - A new leadership of the Central Election Commission was elected. The Commission is now chaired by Stefka Stoeva, proposed for the job by the ruling GERB party. Her deputies are Silva...

  • Serbian Parliamentary Delegation on Official Visit to Bulgaria

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - The question of efficiently protecting the rights of the Bulgarian national minority in Serbia was raised by Bulgarian Vice President Iliana Iotova as she met with a delegation of the European integration committee of the Serbian Parliament, said th...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - On Wednesday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - A new leadership of the Central Election Commission was elected. The Commission is now chaired by Stefka Stoeva, proposed for the job by the ruling GERB party. Her deputies are Silva...

  • Mayor Probed for Faulty Soup Kitchen Project

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - The specialized prosecution office said Wednesday it is probing the mayor of the North-Central town of Cherven Bryag, Danail Vulov, for irregularities with public procurements in a soup kitchen project. The probe was initiated after a journalistic inves...