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  • Prime Minister Borissov Visits Dubai Police Centre

    Abu Dhabi, October 22 (BTA special correspondent Hristo Vodenov) - On Monday during his official visit to the United Arab Emirates, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov visited the Dubai Police Command and Control Centre here. At the Command Centre Borissov examined the v...

  • Bulgaria Wins 7 Medals at WAKO Kickboxing European Championship; Sitnilska Wins Gold at Tatami

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian national kickboxing team has returned from Bratislava, where competitions at the WAKO Kickboxing European Championships 2018 were held for K-1, Low Kick and Kick Light. The Bulgarian competitors won one gold, three silver and three bronz...

  • Bulgaria Posts 7.2% Increase in January-August International Tourism Revenues Y/Y

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Bulgaria's international tourism revenues in the first eight months of 2018 increased by 7.2 per cent year on year to over 2,800 million euro, the Tourism Ministry said, quoting Bulgarian National Bank data. Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova co...

  • Today's Observances: October 22

    The world: - International Stuttering Awareness Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1879: First Provincial Assembly of Eastern Rumelia opens in Plovdiv, sits until December 22, 1884. 1944: Yerevan Cultural and Educational Organization of Armenians in Bulgaria opens con...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Monday, October 22: -- Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates. On Monday he travels to Dubai to meet with the UAE Prime Min...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 22 (BTA) - HOME SCENE "24 Chassa" runs the results of an opinion poll of the Trend polling agency which show that the positive attitudes to the EU continue to dominate in Bulgaria. In the event of a hypothetical referendum about Bulgaria's membership in t...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events: October 13 - 21

    Sofia, October 21 (BTA) - Troyan, North Central Bulgaria, October 14 President Rumen Radev says in a comment for the press that the recent murder of TV anchor Viktoria Marinova in Rousse revealed the "huge deficit of trust in Bulgarian institutions, both at home and abroad" ...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Makes Official Visit to UAE

    Abu Dhabi, October 21 (BTA special correspondent Hristo Vodenov) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) October 20 and 21. He met with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and with the Deputy Prime ...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, October 21 (BTA) - Overcast with showers, predominantly in the west and Central Bulgaria. Weak wind, moderate in the East, to bring temperatures further down. Lows: between 8 and 13 C. Highs: between 14 and 19 C. Cloudy on the coast with scattered showers. Weak to mod...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Makes Official Visit to UAE

    Abu Dhabi, October 21 (BTA special correspondent Hristo Vodenov) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) October 20 and 21. He met with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and with the Deputy Prime ...

  • Bulgarian Metropolitan Says Pan-Orthodox Council Can Settle Ukrainian Church Dispute

    Lovech, North Central Bulgaria, October 21 (BTA) - Metropolitan Gavriil of Lovech, who is a member of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, said only a Pan-Orthodox Council, being the supreme body of the Orthodox Churches, can make a decision on the quest of the Ukr...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Makes Official Visit to UAE

    Abu Dhabi, October 21 (BTA special correspondent Hristo Vodenov) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is on an official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) October 20 and 21. He met with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and with the Deputy Prime ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 21 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "24 Chassa" frontpages a proposal by members of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) that interference in the magistrates' work including vicious attacks, threats and pressure should be criminalized. The SJC judges college will discuss ...

  • Today's Observances: October 21

    Bulgaria: - Day of Smolyan Municipality; - Day of Kurdjali. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1879: First Ordinary National Assembly of Principality of Bulgaria holds first sitting. 1912: Bourgas Stock Exchange is set up. 1930: Bulgarian Sugar Factory opens in Dolna Mitr...

  • 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'...