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  • Bulgarian Transport Minister Demands 25 Per Cent Increase in Quota of ECMT/CEMT Permits for Road Hauliers

    Leipzig/Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - Bulgarian Transport, Information Technology and Communications Minister Rossen Jeliazkov said that the basic quota of ECMT/CEMT permits for Bulgarian road hauliers should be increased by 25 per cent. Jeliazkov made the demand at the Informal Meeti...

  • Bulgarian Vice President Congratulates Azerbaijan for Republic Day

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - Bulgarian Vice President Iliana Iotova congratulated Azerbaijan for Republic Day (May 28), her Press Secretariat said Thursday. Iotova was a special guest at the celebration of the holiday in Sofia, which was organized by the Azerbaijani Embassy. With a ...

  • Alpha Research Poll: GERB Regains Lead on Socialists at End of Election Campaign

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - Alpha Research's latest nationally representative survey on the May 26 European Parliament elections shows a return of the ruling GERB party at the lead with a drop in the support for the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) at the end of the election camp...

  • GERB 1.3 Per Cent Ahead of Socialists in European Elections - Mediana Poll

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - It is sociologically impossible to forecast whether the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) or GERB will win the May 26 European Parliament elections, as GERB takes a mere 1.3 per cent lead over the Socialists - a difference that falls within the stochastic e...

  • Transportation, Storage, Post Turnover Up by 6.3% in First Quarter of 2019

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - In the first quarter of 2019, the seasonally adjusted total turnover index in the transportation, storage and post sector went up by 6.3 per cent compared to the last quarter of 2018, according to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute pub...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - May 24: Cloudy with thundery rains. Heavy rain is forecast in the eastern parts. Northwesterly wind to pick up, especially in the western Danubian Plain which will remain dry. Highs: 19C to 24C. Cloudy with thundery rains along the Black Sea coast. Mild ...

  • Exacta Polling Agency Survey: Four Political Formations Expected to Send Representatives in European Parliament

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - Two days before voting day in the European elections in Bulgaria, four political formations look certain to have representatives in the next European Parliament: GERB, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) For Bulgaria coalition, the Movement for Rights and...

  • Bulgarian Parliamentary Delegation to be Received by Pope Francis on May 24, Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and...

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - A Bulgarian parliamentary delegation led by National Assembly Chairperson Tsveta Karayancheva will have an audience with Pope Francis on May 24, the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slav Letters, the National Assembly said in a press release on ...

  • World's Best Swing Dancers Expected at Sofia Swing Dance Festival

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - The fifth edition of the Sofia Swing Dance Festival, to be held in various venues in the city between May 31 and June 2, will bring together some of the world's best swing dancers and instructors, the organizers of the festival said. The programme o...

  • Justice Minister Sets Out Measures to Improve Work of Registry Agency

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - The Registry Agency is working on methodological guidelines for the work of the registry clerks which are expected to be published on June 17. The guidelines will be defined on the basis of an analysis that is being conducted at the moment, it emerged fro...

  • Today's Observances: May 23

    Bulgaria: - Holiday of the National Intelligence Service. The world: - International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1879: The Bulgarian National Bank formally inaugurated in Sofia. 1880: The National Assembly passes the first Act on the...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Thursday, May 23: - UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay pays an official visit to Bulgaria on May 23-24 at the invitation of President Rumen Radev. Azoulay will conf...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, May 23 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Troud" leads with a story on a probe into the subsidies for political parties prompted by a talk show on bTV. The daily found that the parties have been paid money over and above the amount set in the State Budget Act every year since 2002 w...

  • Setting Up Effective Trade Corridor in Black Sea Region Faces BSEC with Major Challenge

    Leipzig, May 22 (BTA) - "Setting up an effective trade corridor in the region faces the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) with a major challenge and can only be achieved with the joint efforts of all Member States," Bulgarian Transport, Information Tech...

  • UNESCO Director-General Azoulay to Take Part in Celebrations of Day of Bulgarian Culture and Slavonic Writing May 24

    Sofia, May 22 (BTA) - UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay will pay an official visit to Bulgaria on May 23 and 24 at the invitation of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, the President's press secretariat said. On the agenda of the meetings during the guest's visit a...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, May 22 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on May 22 to 5 p.m. on May 23, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittances...

  • Hundreds of Bulgarian Intellectuals Call for Unity in Defence of Liberal Democratic Values, Human Rights

    Sofia, May 22 (BTA) - In an open letter released May 22, hundreds of Bulgarian intellectuals call on Bulgarians to firmly support the principles of democracy and liberal values embedded in the founding treaties of the European Union such as freedom, equality, respect for human...

  • Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Greece Launch Construction of Gas Interconnector

    Sofia, May 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras launched the construction of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) on Wednesday by turning the first sod and signing their names on a pipeline segment near Kirkovo, on...

  • Bulgaria to Receive LV 33 Mln for New Programme for Energy Efficiency, Security

    Sofia, May 22 (BTA) - Bulgaria will receive a total of 33 million euro, including 28 million in grants, under a new programme for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security. The programme was officially launched on Wednesday. The Energy Ministry is programme ope...

  • Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Greece Launch Construction of Gas Interconnector

    Sofia, May 22 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras launched the construction of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) on Wednesday by turning the first sod and signing their names on a pipeline segment near Kirkovo, on...