English Service Department

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Monday, September 16: -- Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva confers with her Norwegian counterpart Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide, who arrives on a visit to Sofia. Thi...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - HOME SCENE The start of the new school year is the main and most comprehensively reported topic in the Monday newspapers. "Sega" writes that the school year starts for more than 700,000 pupils in 2,367 schools. This year the first graders are 3,...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, September 15 (BTA) - Monday: Mostly sunny. Broken clouds in the afternoon in the East. Light westerly-northwesterly wind. Highs: 27C to 32C. COAST: Sunny. Broken clouds in the afternoon. Highs: 24C to 27C. Sea water temperature: 24C-25C. Sea waves: 2-3 degrees Douglas...

  • Regional Development Ministry Renovates 435 Schools and Kindergartens, 13 Universities across Bulgaria

    Sofia, September 15 (BTA) - The Regional Development and Public Works Ministry said here on Sunday that it is renovating 435 schools and kindergartens and 13 universities across 112 municipalities across this country. The renovations cost 624 million leva provided under OP R...

  • Socialists Unanimously Approve Maya Manolova's Bid to Run for Sofia Mayor

    Sofia, September 15 (BTA) - Former national ombudsman Maya Manolova's bid to run for Sofia mayor has been approved unanimously by the Bulgarian Socialist Party's (BSP) National Council here on Sunday, the Socialists' deputy leader, Kiril Dobrev, told journalists. "...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva to Receive Norwegian Counterpart

    Sofia, September 15 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will confer here on Monday with Norway's Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide, Zaharieva's Ministry reported in a press release on Sunday. This will be the first visit of...

  • Swiss Journalist: Cold War against Russia Continued Despite Fall of Communism

    Sofia, September 15 (BTA) - The Cold War against Russia continued despite the fact that communism is no longer, said here on Sunday Swiss journalist Guy Mettan at BTA's press club, where a discussion about Russophobia was held. Guy Mettan is the author of the book "Russi...

  • Parliament Speaker Karayancheva Suffers Minor Injuries in Car Accident

    Sofia, September 15 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva has been involved in a car accident and suffered a broken collarbone, Parliament's press centre told BTA on Sunday. She is to undergo further medical examinations in Sofia. Karayancheva was travellin...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 15 (BTA) - POLITICS "24 Chassa" quotes Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova that the capital is a city of young and educated people, as 50.2 per cent of its residents are under 40 years of age. The main reason behind this trend is that many young people choose t...

  • Today's Observances: September 15

    The world: - National Day of Costa Rica. Independence Day (1821); - National Day of Guatemala. Independence Day (1821); - National Day of Salvador. Independence Day (1821); - National Day of Nicaragua. Independence Day (1821); On this date in Bulgarian history: 1946: 28...

  • Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi Arrives on First Visit to Bulgaria in Past 25 Years

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will confer with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, who arrives on a visit to Sofia on September 15, Zaharieva's Ministry said in a press release on Saturday. This is the first visit to Sof...

  • Russophiles National Movement Chairman Malinov, Who Has Been Charged with Espionage, Speaks at Movement's National...

    Village of Koprinka, Southern Bulgaria, September 14 (BTA) - The Russophiles National Movement opened its 16th national gathering here on Saturday. The event is mottoed "Europe is Stronger with Russia" and is held several days after on September 10 the Movement's Chairman,...

  • Bulgarian Culture Minister Banov, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi to Open Indonesian Collection Donated to Square 5...

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - Bulgarian Culture Minister Boil Banov and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will open an Indonesian representative collection that is donated to the Square 500 national gallery in Sofia, the Culture Ministry said. The official ceremony will ...

  • Vehicular Protest March Demanding Clean Air Blocks Danube Bridge

    Rousse, on the Danube, September 14 (BTA) - Rousse residents staged a vehicular protest march on Saturday demanding clean air in the city. The march blocked a roundabout on the road to the Danube Bridge connecting Rousse and Giurgiu in Romania, and caused long waiting lines. ...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events: September 6-13

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - Sofia, September 6 Bulgaria's Unification Day is marked countrywide by a variety of events: floral tributes, rallies, memorial church services, and re-enactments of historical events. Central and local government officials, cultural figures an...

  • Today's Observances: September 14

    Bulgaria: - Holiday of the Chief Directorate of Fire Safety and Civil Protection. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1881: The State Council is established as the supreme authority by princely decree during the Full Powers Regime (1881- 1883). 1905: The first national asso...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "24 Chassa": Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) Director General Svetoslav Kostov risks a prison sentence for the unprecedented five-hour stoppage of the transmission of the Horizont Programme on Friday morning. In practice, this is an emer...

  • Bulgaria-North Macedonia Multidisciplinary Expert Commission Co-Chairs Describe Meeting as Unfruitful

    Sofia, September 13 (BTA) - The seventh meeting of the Joint Bulgaria-North Macedonia Multidisciplinary Expert Commission on historical and educational issues was described as the "least fruitful" one so far by Commission Co-chair Prof. Angel Dimitrov. "Yesterday and today we...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, September 13 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on September 13 to 5 p.m. on September 16, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuati...

  • Volunteers to Plant 3,600 Trees Near Sofia on September 14

    Sofia, September 13 (BTA) - Gorata.bg organizes a volunteer tree planting event to restore a destroyed forest in the Lokorsko village near Sofia. The plan is to plant over 3,600 trees. The event is free and open to all. It is organized by Gorata.bg, the Southwest State Forest...