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  • Sofia Hosts 54th PABSEC General Assembly

    November 20, Sofia (BTA) - The 54th general assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) opened in Sofia on Wednesday under Bulgaria's chairmanship-in-office. In her address Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva outl...

  • Sofia Hosts 54th PABSEC General Assembly

    November 20, Sofia (BTA) - The 54th general assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) opened in Sofia on Wednesday under Bulgaria's chairmanship-in-office. In her address Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva outl...

  • Bulgaria's Chief of Defence Attends EU Military Committee Autumn Session

    Brussels, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Chief of Defence, General Andrey Botsev, is taking part in the autumn session of the European Union Military Committee in Brussels between Wednesday and Thursday, the Defence Ministry reported. The EU chiefs of defence are discussi...

  • Bulgarian Electricity Trading Market Joins Single European Intraday Market

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian electricity trading market has joined the Single European Intraday Market, the Electricity System Operator (ESO) said in a press release on Wednesday. ESO Executive Director Angelin Tsachev and Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IB...

  • Socialist MPs to Demand Increase in Party Subsidy

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The MPs of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will demand an increase in the party subsidy to 8 leva from one lev per valid vote won in the latest parliamentary elections. The BSP for Bulgaria was provoked by Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov who l...

  • One Partner in Power-Sharing Nationalist Coalition Undecided about Counter-Corruption Commission Chief Nomination

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB, one of two partners in the power-sharing nationalist coalition United Patriots), has not yet made a decision whether to support or not the nomination of outgoing Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsar...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - At its weekly meeting on Wednesday, the Council of Ministers adopted decisions and approved documents as follows: -- approved up to 28 million leva in additional expenditures under the budget of State Fund Agriculture for 2019. The money will go tow...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Pays Working Visit to Croatia

    Zagreb, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is paying a two-day working visit to Croatia on Wednesday and Thursday, the Government Information Service said. In Zagreb, Borissov is scheduled to confer with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic and he...

  • Government Approves Draft Amendments to Fuels Law, Gives Up Initial Plans

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Government Wednesday approved a bill amending and supplementing the Act on Administrative Regulation of Economic Activities Involving Crude Oil and Petroleum-Derived Products (popularly known as the Fuels Law). Economy Minister Emil K...

  • Experts Predict Future of Fishery In Fish and Mussel Farms

    Varna, November 20 (BTA) - Scientific research in the Black Sea needs to be developed and intensified further, said Chairman of the Association of the Fish Products Producers "BG Fish" Dr. Yordan Gospodinov in an interview for BTA after a meeting of the Black Sea Advisory Comm...

  • Government Reports on Measures Intended to Improve Investment Conditions

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - At a regular meeting on Wednesday the Council of Ministers approved a report on the progress of implementation of an action plan of measures addressing key areas of concern that hinder investments, the government's information service said. Nine ...

  • National Art Gallery Presents Joint Exhibition with Beijing Fine Art Academy

    Sofia/Beijing, November 20 (BTA) - Teachers from the Bulgarian National Academy of Arts (NAA) and the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts are organizing a joint exhibition, titled "The Silk Road: From Tradition to Modernity." The opening will take place at the National Galler...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - November 21: Rain (heavier in central parts and East), clouds breaking in West at times. Wind easterly, moderate (strong in East and along Danube River) will bring cold air. Lows: 7-12 C. Highs: 11-16 C. Black Sea coast: Rain (heavier in afternoon)....

  • US State Department Highly Appreciates Bulgaria's Efforts for Eastern European Security

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The official US State Department blog, DipNote, praises Bulgaria as "an ally America can count on," according to a press release from the US Embassy in Sofia. The announcement pointed out that Bulgaria's efforts to modernize its army, as well a...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Pays Working Visit to Croatia

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov pays a two-day working visit to Croatia on Wednesday and Thursday, the government's information service said. In Zagreb Borissov is scheduled to confer with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic. On th...

  • Socialists Call for Parliamentary Hearing of Two Ministers over Water Crisis in Three Areas

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has requested that the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works and the Minister of Environment and Water speak in Parliament in connection with the water crisis in three areas of the country. Parts of the...

  • One Partner in Power-Sharing Nationalist Coalition Undecided about Counter-Corruption Commission Chief Nomination

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB, one of two partners in the power-sharing nationalist coalition United Patriots), has not yet made a decision whether to support or not the nomination of outgoing Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsar...

  • Bulgarian Interior Minister to Meet with Azerbaijan's President

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgarian Interior Minister Mladen Marinov departs on an official visit to Azerbaijan, Marinov's Ministry said in a press release Wednesday. In Baku Marinov is scheduled to confer with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev. During his visit Ma...

  • Bulgaria Moves Five Position Up in IMD's World Talent Ranking

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria has moved up five positions to reach the 52nd place in the 2019 World Talent Ranking which measures the ability of countries to cultivate, attract and retain a skilled workforce. It is developed annually by the International Institute for Ma...

  • Today's Observances: November 20

    The world: - Universal Children's Day; - Africa Industrialization Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1900: Red Cross Hospital opens in Sofia (predecessor of N.I. Pirogov Emergency Hospital, established 1951). 1975: Diplomatic relations established with Angola (Bu...