English Service Department

  • Protected Lake Drained after It Floods Buildings, PM Sends Off Environment Minister on Inspection

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has sent off the Environment Minister Wednesday to check reports that the protected Shabla Lake in Northeastern Bulgaria has been drained. This transpired from a press release by the Environment Ministry. The Prime Minister...

  • Hourly Labour Costs Up by 5.1% in 2018 Q4

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Between October and December 2018, the total hourly labour costs rose by 5.1 per cent year-on-year, according to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute released on Wednesday. Total hourly labour costs grew by 7.7 per cent in industry, ...

  • BOETS Civil Movement Says Purchase of Luxury Home by GERB Floor Leader Was below Market Prices

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - The BOETS Civil Movement has alerted the prosecution about a recent acquisition of a luxurious apartment by GERB floor leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov at a price much below the market prices, Prosecutor General spokesperson Roumyana Arnaudova said on Wednesday. ...

  • Serbian Parliamentary Delegation on Official Visit to Bulgaria

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - The question of efficiently protecting the rights of the Bulgarian national minority in Serbia was raised by Bulgarian Vice President Iliana Iotova as she met with a delegation of the European integration committee of the Serbian Parliament, said the Vi...

  • Socialist MPs Petition Constitutional Court about Personal Data Protection Act Amendments

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - MPs of the opposition BSP for Bulgaria Wednesday submitted a petition to the Constitutional Court, arguing that amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act, passed by Parliament in late January, create conditions for censorship and self-censorship of...

  • GERB and Volya Meet in Parliament to Discuss Governance Policies

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - GERB and Volya met in Parliament on Wednesday to discuss the policies of the ruling majority. The beginning of the meeting was open to the media. GERB floor leader Tsvetan Tsvetanov invited to the meeting socialist MP Dragomir Stoynev who suggested tha...

  • Government's Security Council Holds Extraordinary Meeting

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called an extraordinary meeting of the Security Council with the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, the Government Information Service said. The situation following the terrorist acts in New Zealand and the Nether...

  • CEZ Bulgarian Assets Attract New Prospective Buyer - SeeNews

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Czech energy group CEZ has a new prospective buyer for its assets in Bulgaria, Sofia-based business news provider SeeNews reported Wednesday. CEZ press officer Alice Horakova told SeeNews that the new bidder was not among those which submitted a bindin...

  • A Third of Capital Investment by Breweries Is in Green Projects

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Between 25 and 30 per cent of capital investment by breweries in Bulgaria goes in green projects, said the Union of Brewers in Bulgaria. In 2018, the breweries which are affiliated with the Union, invested 46 million leva adding up to 130 million leva d...

  • World-famous Japanese Pianist Kotaro Fukuma Comes to Bulgaria for "ppIANISSIMO" Fest

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - World-famous Japanese pianist Kotaro Fukuma is coming to Bulgaria for the 22nd edition of the "ppIANISSIMO" International Festival of Contemporary Piano Music, the organizers told BTA. The fest offers a varied programme of ten concerts in Sofia and Plov...

  • GERB and UDF to Run Together in European Elections

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) The ruling GERB party and the non-parliamentary Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) will run together in the upcoming European elections. This transpired after a meeting of representatives of the two parties. Prime Minister and GERB leader Boyko Borissov is ...

  • Mayor Probed for Faulty Soup Kitchen Project

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - The specialized prosecution office said Wednesday it is probing the mayor of the North-Central town of Cherven Bryag, Danail Vulov, for irregularities with public procurements in a soup kitchen project. The probe was initiated after a journalistic inves...

  • GERB and UDF to Run Together in European Elections

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - The ruling GERB party and the non-parliamentary Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) will run together in the upcoming European elections. This transpired after a meeting of representatives of the two parties and was reported by the Mediapool e-zine. Prime ...

  • Two Bids Placed for Building Smart Transport System on Trakia Motorway

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - Two companies have placed bids for building a smart transport system on Trakia Motorway, said the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA). The project aims to improve safety on one of the busiest Bulgarian motorways. Its indicative value is 7.2 million le...

  • Two Bids Placed for Building Smart Transport System on Trakia Motorway

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - Two companies have placed bids for building a smart transport system on Trakia Motorway, said the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA). The project aims to improve safety on one of the busiest Bulgarian motorways. Its indicative value is 7.2 million leva p...

  • Today's Observances: March 20

    The world: - International Francophonie Day (since 1988); - National day of Tunisia: Independence Day (1956); - Earth Day (since 1971); - World Social Work Day; - International Astronomy Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1914: First sitting of the 17th National Assemb...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Wednesday, March 20: -- Parliament elects chair, deputy chair and secretary of the Central Election Commission. -- A delegation of the European Integration Committee ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, March 20 (BTA) - HOME SCENE The decision to revise the pension calculation rules that have been in effect since the start of 2019, made at a meeting of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov with the trade unions and the National Social Security Institute (NSSI) on Tuesday, i...

  • President Radev Meets with Academie Francaise Perpetual Secretary D'Encausse

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev on Tuesday met with Helene Carrere d'Encausse, Perpetual Secretary of the Academie Francaise. The two rallied around the idea that the future of united Europe requires strong cultural presence and the preservation of the cultur...

  • Few People Link Air Pollution to Solid Fuel Heating

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - Although air pollution is increasingly widely recognized as a problem, few people link it to domestic solid fuel heating, according to a report published by the For the Nature Association. Its findings are based on a nationally representative poll commi...