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  • 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...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The November 20 stories to be moved by BTA' External Service will include the following: -- Parliament will vote the dismissal of a member of the Personal Data Protection Commission. On the agenda is also second reading of amendments to the Corp...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - SOTIR TSATSAROV - COUNTER-CORRUPTION COMMISSION HEAD - NOMINATED The news about the incumbents' decision to nominate outgoing Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov as the new head of the Counter-corruption and Unlawfully Acquired Assets Forfei...

  • Minister Angelkova Reviews Outgoing 2019 in Tourism

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - During a meeting of the National Tourist Council in Borovets on Tuesday, Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova said that 2019 was a difficult year and full of challenges but with very good results, her ministry said. Participating in the meeting were ...

  • Deputy PM Nikolova Pays Official Visit to India

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - On the first day of an official visit to India, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Demographic Policy Mariyana Nikolova held a working meeting in New Delhi with Piyush Goyal, the Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce & Industry ...

  • Agriculture Minister Taneva: Beekeeping in Bulgaria Boasts the Largest Share of Organic Produce

    Brussels/Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva here on Tuesday attended a conference on the challenges to apiculture in the EU, organized by MEP Andrey Slabakov. Addressing the forum, Taneva said that beekeeping in Bulgaria is the sector with the hig...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on November 19 to 5 p.m. on November 20, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation ...

  • Sofia to Host International Conference on Literary Communication between Eastern, Southern Slavs over Centuries

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - An international conference entitled "Routes of Literary Communication of Eastern and Southern Slavs in the 11th-20th Centuries" will open at the headquarters of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) on November 21, with sessions continuing at Sofi...

  • Power-Holders Nominate Outgoing Prosecutor General to Head Anti-Corruption Commission

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - The power-holding GERB party and their junior partners of the nationalist United Patriots coalition are nominating outgoing Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov to head the anti-corruption and asset forfeiture commission. An official announcement about...

  • National Nuclear Waste Repository Must Be Completed by 2021

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - In 2021, all construction work on Bulgaria's National Repository for Low- and Intermediate-Level Radioactive Waste must be complete, Dilyan Petrov, Executive Director of State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW), said Tuesday at a seminar on "Ra...

  • President Radev Is Optimistic about Land Forces

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Addressing a ceremonial meeting at the G.S. Rakovski National Defence College in Sofia on the occasion of Land Forces Day, Bulgaria's President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Rumen Radev said he was optimistic about this large...

  • Outgoing Prosecutor General to Be Nominated to Head Anti-Corruption Commission

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Outgoing Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov will be nominated by the power-holding GERB party to head the anti-corruption and criminal asset forfeiture commission. An official announcement about the pending nomination was made by the leadership of th...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Mostly cloudy, with morning fogs in lowlands. Rain will start in afternoon from West, spreading to central parts and East on night to Thursday. Easterly-southeasterly wind will pick up, especially in East. Lows: 6-11 C. Highs: 13-18 C. Mountains: Cl...

  • President Radev Is Optimistic about Land Forces

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Addressing a ceremonial meeting at the G.S. Rakovski National Defence College in Sofia on the occasion of Land Forces Day, Bulgaria's President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Rumen Radev said he was optimistic about this large...

  • 8th Graphic Art Triennial brings together over 300 Artists from 36 Countries

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - The 8th edition of the International Triennial of Graphic Arts in Sofia will bring together over 300 artists from 36 countries, said the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA) on Tuesday. The Triennial opens at the UBA gallery in central Sofia on November ...

  • Defence Minister Karakachanov Alerts Prosecutor General About Attempts to Create Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria

    November 19 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov has alerted the Prosecutor General to what he sees as attempts by two non-governmental organizations to create a Macedonian minority in Bulgaria, his party IMRO said in a press release on Tu...

  • September Balance on Goods Shows EUR 67 Mln Surplus

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria's balance on goods in September showed a surplus of 67 million euro, compared to a deficit of 62.3 million euro a year earlier. In January-September 2019 the balance on goods was in a deficit of 316.1 million euro (0.5 per cent of GDP), ...

  • Cypriot Film Director Pantzis Stages MozartТs "Apollo et Hyacinthus" at Sofia Opera

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Cypriot film director Andreas Pantzis will stage Mozart's "Apollo et Hyacinthus" at Sofia Opera. The production will open on November 22 and is based on Ovid's "Metamorphoses", the opera house said. "Apollo et Hyacinthus" was the first opera...

  • Turkish Companies Study Investment Opportunities in Bulgaria

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Turkish investments in Bulgaria total nearly 1 billion euro and in the first half of the year alone Turkish companies invested 23 million euro, said Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov on Tuesday. He spoke at the opening of a forum on investment condit...

  • President Radev Will Decide on Prosecutor General Elect in Foreseeable Time, Rejects Any Ultimatums

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev told journalists on Tuesday that he will rule on the appointment of prosecutor general elect Ivan Geshev "within a foreseeable time" and will not bow to ultimatums. Geshev, the only candidate for the job, was elected ...