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  • PM Borissov, European Commissioner Gabriel Open High-tech Forum in Sofia

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and the EU Digital Economy and Society Commissioner, Mariya Gabriel, opened Thursday an international conference on "Shaping Europe's Digital Future: HPC for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications," held i...

  • EU Energy Ministers Hold Informal Meeting in Sofia

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - The building of a stable European Energy Union is one of the highlights in the programme of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council, Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova said at the opening of an informal meeting of EU energy ministers in Sofia Thursd...

  • Vice President Calls for Establishment of International Institute of Bulgarian Language

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Presenting the 2017 Bulgarian Woman of the Year Award on April 18, Vice President Iliana Iotova urged Bulgarians abroad to help establish an international institute of the Bulgarian language, the President's press secretariat reported. Iotova said: ...

  • Flamenco Dancer Carmela Greco to Perform in Sofia

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Carmela Greco, one of the most remarkable flamenco dancers, will give a show at the Sofia Live Club in the Bulgarian capital on April 22 at 8 p.m., the Cervantes Institute said. The event has been organized by Jazz Plus Concerts and the Cervantes Instit...

  • Today's Observances: April 19

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - April 19 On this date in Bulgarian history: 1920: A conference of the Entente Powers in Sanremo, Italy, gives Bulgaria control over a free zone on the Aegean coast at Dedeagac (today's Alexandroupolis in Northeastern Greece). 1941: Bulgarian tro...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Following are some of the stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Thursday: - President Rumen Radev calls a meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security. The risks and threats to national security, the state of the Armed Forces...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - The dailies cover extensively the arrest of and bribery charges against Sofia's Mladost Borough mayor with details from the Special Prosecution Office (SPO) and the Anti-corruption Commission. "Troud" has a very detailed account of the events that ...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Following are some of the stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Thursday: - President Rumen Radev calls a meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security. The risks and threats to national security, the state of the Armed Forces...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - On Wednesday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - The duration of a parliamentary investigation into the sale of electricity distributor CEZ Bulgaria was extended until May 10. According to the leader of the probe, Zhelyo Boichev (B...

  • Sofia's Mladost Borough Mayor Charged with Bribery, Defenders See "a Setup"

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - The Special Prosecution Office (SPO) charged the Mayor of the Mladost Borough in Sofia, Dessislava Ivancheva, with gross bribery, SPO chief Ivan Geshev told journalists on Wednesday, a day after Ivancheva was arrested. Charges will also be pressed agai...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on April 18 to 5 p.m. on April 19, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remit...

  • Bulgaria and Greece Discuss LNG Terminal, Gas Interconnector

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - Bulgaria's participation in the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Greek port of Alexandroupolis is of strategic importance for the diversification and security of energy supplies, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Pet...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Cabinet adopted the following decisions and approved the following documents, as reported by the Government Information Service: -- approved the medium-term budget forecast for 2019-2021. The budget forecast for...

  • Delegation of European Affairs Committee of Macedonian Parliament Visits Sofia

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - A delegation of the European Affairs Committee of the Macedonian Parliament headed by Committee Chairman Artan Grubi will visit Sofia on Thursday, the National Assembly said in a press release. The guests are scheduled to meet with MPs on the European ...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - On Wednesday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - The duration of a parliamentary investigation into the sale of electricity distributor CEZ Bulgaria was extended until May 10. According to the leader of the probe, Zhelyo Boichev (B...

  • EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Canete to Participate in Informal Meeting of EU Energy Ministers in Sofia...

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Canete will visit Sofia on April 19 to attend an informal meeting of EU energy ministers on "Sustainable Energy Union with a Forward-looking Climate Change Policy", the Representation of the Eur...

  • EU Commissioner Thyssen: EC Will Continue to Invest in People

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - The European Commission will continue to invest in people because they are our greatest asset, said Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, at a briefing at Sofia's NDK convention centre on...

  • Prosecutor General Tsatsarov Pays Working Visit to Italy

    Rome, April 18 (BTA) - Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov is paying a two-day working visit to Italy, the prosecuting magistracy said in a press release Wednesday. On Wednesday, Tsatsarov met with the President of the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation, Dr Giovanni Mammone, ...

  • Average Annual Gross Income Per Household Member in 2017 Increases by 8.1 Per Cent Y/Y

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - In 2017 the average annual gross income per household member increased by 8.1 per cent to 5,586 leva, compared to 2016, the National Statistical Institute said on Wednesday. In the past ten years (2008-2017), the average annual gross income per househ...

  • Prosecution Refers to Court Former Road Infrastructure Agency Chair Lazarov

    Sofia, April 18 (BTA) - Following an investigation of over a year and a half, the prosecuting magistracy has referred to the court Lazar Lazarov, former chairman of the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA). Nearly a year ago, he was charged with mismanagement as a result of which ...