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  • Maternity Care Network Launches Campaign for Positive Childbirth Experience

    Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - An informal maternity care network is launching a campaign aimed at turning childbirth into a positive experience. The campaign will popularize the current recommendations of the World Health Organization for uncomplicated birth so as to improve the d...

  • Today's Observances: January 21

    Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - Bulgaria: - Day of Delivery Care, observed since 1951. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1880: Statistical Division of Justice Ministry is established (today's National Statistical Institute). 1945: Metropolitan Stefan of Sofia is elected B...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service in the next few hours: In Dublin, Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva will attend observances of the Centenary of the first meeting of the Dail Eireann...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Douma": Twenty-six billionaires own the same as half the world, poverty-fighting nonprofit Oxfam revealed in a report ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos. "Sega" and "24 Chassa" cover the story on an inside page. "Sega": After 1...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - January 21: Morning fog in valleys. Cold air to settle in in the afternoon. Snowfall to begin in the northwest during the night. Lows: minus 2C-3C. Highs: 1C-11C. THE MOUNTAINS: Mainly cloudy, dry. Moderate west-northwesterly wind. Highs: around 2C ...

  • Unknown Attacker Stones Sofia's Central Synagogue

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - An unknown attacker threw stones and smashed a window of the big preyer room of Sofia's central synagogue on January 19. The incident took place in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon. "The incident in itself is extremely alarming, but the indi...

  • National Assembly Chair Karayancheva Attends Centenary Celebrations of Irish Parliament's First Meeting

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva will attend observances of the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the Irish Parliament on January 21, Karayancheva will attend the ceremony at Mansion House, now the official residence of the Lord Ma...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva Departs for Brussels to Attend Foreign Affairs Council, EU-ASEAN Ministerial

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will visit Brussels to take part in a EU Foreign Affairs Council and a EU-ASEAN Ministerial on January 21 and a EU-African Union Ministerial on January 21-22, the Foreign Ministry said. The Foreign Affairs C...

  • PM Borissov Reprimands GERB for Weakened Resistance to Criticism

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - At a national pre-election meeting Sunday of GERB activists and leaders, leader and Prime Minister Boyko Borissov reprimanded fellow GERB members over their weakened resistance to criticism. Borissov warned than the Bulgarian Socialist Party is making...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, January 20 (BTA) - THE HOME SCENE Quoting government sources, "24 Chassa" writes that the power-sharing coalition United Patriots will manage to avert a crisis over its candidate list for the European elections. The rivalry between the parties within the smaller coal...

  • Today's Observances: January 20

    The Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of Saint Euthymius the Great. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1912: The first Bulgarian airplane, "Prince Boris of Turnovo," performs a flight near St Petersburg, Russia. 1965: The first issue of "The World in Photos and Cartoons"...

  • Bulgaria Accuses Six Persons of Financing International Terrorism - Focus

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - Five out of 43 people who were arrested on January 18 in Bulgaria on suspicions of making money transfers to an international criminal group, have been charged with financing terrorism, the Spokesperson of the Prosecutor General, Roumyana Arnaudova, t...

  • New Strategy Seeks to Address Adverse Trends in Life of Bulgaria's Older People

    Sofia, January 19 (Valeria Dimitrova and Ekaterina Toteva of BTA) - A new strategy for active living aims to address the adverse trends in various aspects of life of older people in Bulgaria: inadequate participation on the labour market, poor health status and social life. Th...

  • International Tourism Revenue Up by 6.6% in January-November 2018 Y/Y

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - International tourism revenue amounted to 3.6 billion euro in January-November 2018, up by 6.6 per cent compared to the like period of 2017, the Tourism Ministry reported, quoting data of the Bulgarian National Bank. Foreign tourists' visits num...

  • Russian National Extradited to US on Charges of Wire Fraud Conspiracy - TASS

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - Russian national Alexander Zhukov has been extradited to the United States from Bulgaria after being charged with wire fraud conspiracy, Russia's TASS news agency said on Saturday quoting a tweet by the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. The sto...

  • Ex-President Purvanov: Bulgaria Needs New Energy Strategy

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - Founder of the ABV party and former president (2002-2012) Georgi Purvanov Saturday said that Bulgaria needs a new energy strategy that should be more long-term oriented, more comprehensive, based on real problems and aimed at solving them. Purvanov w...

  • Today's Observances: January 19

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1932: New DAR-6 trainer aircraft, designed by Tsvetan Lazarov, performs its first flight, taking off from Bozhourishte airfield near Sofia. Featured in Britain's "Airplane" journal and German army's annual journal on aviation. 1989:...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events, January 12-18

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - Sofia, January 12 Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov sends thank-you letters to Prime Ministers Viorica Dancila of Romania, Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland, Saulius Skvernelis of Lithuania, Viktor Orban of Hungary and Pedro Sanchez of Spain for the...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - POLITICS Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov, leader of VMRO, complained that the other two parties of the power-sharing United Patriots coalition differed from him on important issues, "Standart News" says. They voted against the government'...

  • Nuclear Regulatory Agency Authorized 34 Modifications of Kozloduy N-Plant in 2018

    Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - In 2018 Bulgaria's Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA) granted 38 authorizations for modifications of structures, systems and components of significance for the safety of nuclear facilities and internal operation rules, commissioning of a nuclear faci...