English Service Department

  • Senior Chinese Legislator Says at 16+1 Meeting that His Country Supports European Integration

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - A senior Chinese legislator said his country is supportive of European integration. "We believe that a prosperous European Union is a very important component of global cooperation," said Cao Jianming, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of Chi...

  • 10-Fold Increase of Bulgaria-China Trade in Past Ten Years

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - In the past ten years, trade between Bulgaria and China has increased ten fold and the increase for the first half of 2018 alone is 10 per cent to a total of 366.7 million US dollars, Bulgarian Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov said here Saturday. He...

  • President Radev Calls for Stepping Up Investment Cooperation with China

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Economic partnership and investment cooperation between Bulgaria and China featured high on the agenda of a meeting Saturday between President Rumen Radev and Cao Jianming, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of China's National People'...

  • PM Borissov Goes on Official Visit to UAE and Egypt

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is going on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt between October 20 and 23, said the government press office Saturday. He will be meeting with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Z...

  • At 16+1 Meeting, PM Borissov Speaks of Damage to Business by Sanctions

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Opening the Fourth 16+1 Local Leaders' Meeting of the Central and East European Countries and China, which was held in Sofia on Saturday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov spoke of the damage to business where sanctions exist and stressed th...

  • President Radev Calls for Stepping Up Investment Cooperation with China

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Economic partnership and investment cooperation between Bulgaria and China featured high on the agenda of a meeting Saturday between President Rumen Radev and Cao Jianming, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of China's National People'...

  • Bulgaria Hails Name Change Vote in Macedonian Parliament

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria hailed Friday's decision of the Macedonian Parliament that paved the way to renaming the country North Macedonia. Statements to that effect were issued by the Foreign Ministry in Sofia and the President's Office. Foreign Minister Eka...

  • Bulgaria Places Ahead of Netherlands, Czech Republic and Poland in Terms of Foreign Tourists' Nights in June-July

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria was ahead of the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark and many other destinations in terms of nights spent by foreigners in hotels and similar tourist accommodation establishments between June and July 2018, the Tourism Ministry r...

  • Bulgaria Places Ahead of Netherlands, Czech Republic and Poland in Terms of Foreign Tourists' Nights in June-July

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria was ahead of the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark and many other destinations in terms of nights spent by foreigners in hotels and similar tourist accommodation establishments between June and July 2018, the Tourism Ministry r...

  • Today's Observances: October 20

    October 20: The world: - World Osteoporosis Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1885: The Bulgarian Red Cross is recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross. 1915: The country's first aviation school is unveiled in the Sofia suburb of Bouzhourishte. ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Sega" has an opinion piece headlined "The Metastases of Lies", which takes off from a statement by the world's wealthiest doctor, Patrick Soon-Shiong. The LA Times owner said that fake news is the "cancer of our time and social medi...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service in the next few hours: - President Rumen Radev meets with Cao Jianming, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, for a d...

  • Mothers of Children with Disabilities Demand Deputy PM Simeonov's Resignation over "Insulting" Statement

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Mothers of children with disabilities Friday demanded the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov over a statement in which he described them as "noisy women with allegedly sick children." Simeonov responded by saying he would not take ba...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on October 19 to 5 p.m. on October 22, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Bulgarian Minister Liliyana Pavlova Meets Romanian Minister Victor Negrescu

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Liliyana Pavlova and Romanian Minister delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu discussed on Friday key topics on the agenda of the EU, Pavlova's Ministry said in a pr...

  • Parliament Debates No-Confidence Motion against Government

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Parliament on Friday debated a motion of no-confidence in the government of Boyko Borissov moved by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) over its failure in healthcare. BSP While presenting the reasons for the motion, BSP for Bulgaria Floor Leader...

  • Bulgaria's Current and Capital Account Records Surplus of EUR 1,197.2 Mln in August

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria's current and capital account recorded a surplus of 1,197.2 million euro in August 2018, compared with a surplus of 908.1 million euro in August 2017, the Bulgarian National Bank reported on Friday. In January-August 2018 the current and ...

  • Bulgaria's Current and Capital Account Records Surplus of EUR 1,197.2 Mln in August

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria's current and capital account recorded a surplus of 1,197.2 million euro in August 2018, compared with a surplus of 908.1 million euro in August 2017, the Bulgarian National Bank reported on Friday. In JanuaryЦAugust 2018 the current and ...

  • Bulgarian Deputy Prosecutor General Petrova Opens EU Consultative Forum of Prosecutors General

    The Hague/Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prosecutor General Asya Petrova welcomed in The Hague the participants in the 13th Consultative Forum of Prosecutors General of EU member states on behalf of Bulgarian Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov, Tsatsarov's off...

  • International Conference Marks 11 Years of Bulgaria's EU Membership

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - European Union membership has had a very positive impact on all sectors of the Bulgarian economy and infrastructure, Bulgarian EU Presidency Minister Liliyana Pavlova said on Friday, as quoted by her ministry. Pavlova was addressing an international s...