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  • Bulgaria, North Macedonia to Sign Cooperation Protocol on Fighting Human Trafficking

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister for Public Order and Security and Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov will sign a Protocol on Cooperation between the Governments of Bulgaria and North Macedonia in the Fight against Human Trafficking in Ohrid on July 23, the go...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - July 22: Sunny, with some cloud but few showers in the afternoon. The East will have moderate southerly-southeasterly wind in the morning. Highs: 32 to 37 C. Black Sea coast: Sunny and hot, with some cloud in the afternoon. Wind light southerly. Highs: ...

  • Revenue Agency Faces Hefty Fine for Personal Data Leak

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - The National Revenue Agency (NRA) faces a hefty fine for a massive leak of personal data after its information system was hacked on July 15. This transpired in a Nova TV interview with the head of the Personal Data Protection Agency (PDPA), Ventsislav K...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 21 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "24 Chassa" frontpages a story on Bulgaria's pledge to support Romania's Laura Kovesi in her bid to head the European Public Prosecutor's Office, which should be launched in 2020. The daily quotes Prime Minister Boyko Borissov as...

  • Sofia Zoo Aims to Constantly Improve Conditions for Animals, Get Increasingly Involved with Conservation - Director

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Sofia Zoos aims to constantly improve the conditions for animals and get increasingly involved with conservation work, Zoo director Dobromir Borislavov said in a BTA interview. It is in a process of constantly expanding and merging the animals' encl...

  • Sofia City Art Gallery Presents Contemporary Art Award Nominees

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - The Sofia City Art Gallery will display works by nominees for the BAZA Contemporary Art Award between July 23 and August 18. Featured will be works by Alexander Alexandrov, Veneta Androva, Milena Georgieva, Nevena Ekimova, Maria Nalbantova, Radostin Sed...

  • Bulgaria Will Back Laura Kovesi for European Chief Prosecutor

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria will support Romania's Laura Kovesi in her bid to become European Chief Prosecutor, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told "24 Chassa" Borissov said: "Kovesi has our support but it was unnecessary to declare it in advance as the opposition does...

  • Today's Observances: July 20, 21

    Today's Observances: July 20 THE ORTHODOX CHURCH marks the feast day of the Glorious Prophet Elijah. The world: - National Day of Colombia: Independence Day (1810). On this date in Bulgarian history: 792: Khan Kardam defeats the Byzantine army at the frontier stro...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events: July 13-19

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Sofia, July 14 National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) leader Valeri Simeonov leads a group of MPs to a series of meetings with members of the Bulgarian community in the Western Outlands (territories in southeastern Serbia ceded by Bulgaria...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - F-16 FIGHTERS - PARLIAMENT'S RATIFICATION Parliament's ratification of the deal for acquiring eight F-16 fighter jets is covered by the Saturday newspapers extensively. "Capital": The deal for acquiring eight F-16 Block 70 fighter jets for...

  • State Fund Agriculture Has New Management

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Governing Board of the State Fund Agriculture (SFA) elected a new management of the Fund at a meeting on Friday, SFA said in a press release. Vassil Groudev was elected Executive Director, replacing Zhivko Zhivkov who resigned. Ivan Kapitanov wa...

  • Green Light Given for Bidding Procedure for Ground Forces Modernization Contract

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - During a meeting of Bulgaria's Defence Council on July 18, Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov endorsed a decision to send out requests for proposals (RFPs) for a project to supply new combat vehicles for the Ground Forces, the Defence Ministry s...

  • Sports Minister Kralev Meets with Moldovan Ambassador

    Sofia, July (BTA) - Sports and Youth Minister Krasen Kralev held a working meeting with Moldovan Ambassador Stefan Gorda here on Friday. The two discussed renewing a 2004 cooperation agreement on youth activities and sports between Bulgaria and Moldova. It aims to expand ties...

  • Bulgarian Parliament Ratifies F-16 Deal, Updates Budget Increasing Deficit to 2.228 Billion Leva

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - On first and second reading on Friday, the Bulgarian National Assembly ratified 2.1 billion leva worth of contracts on the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft from the United States for the Bulgarian Air Force and the provision of relate...

  • Bulgarian Art and Culture to Be Shown in Largest Italian Museums

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria and Italy will work to promote museum exchange, the Ministry of Culture said. The Minister of Culture of Bulgaria, Boil Banov, and the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Alberto Bonisoli, have discussed during a working meeting in ...

  • Bulgarian Parliament Ratifies F-16 Deal

    On first and second reading on Friday, the Bulgarian National Assembly ratified 2.1 billion leva worth of contracts on the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft from the United States for the Bulgarian Air Force and the provision of related equipment and technical supp...

  • Six Persons Are Accused of Extortion, Money Laundering

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The specialized prosecution has accused six persons of racketeering the owner of a large-scale business, including overseas operations. They were part of an organized crime group set up with the aim of receiving income through extortion, embezzlement, fo...

  • State Fund Agriculture Has New Management

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Governing Board of the State Fund Agriculture (SFA) elected a new management of the Fund at a meeting on Friday, SAF said in a press release. Vassil Groudev was elected Executive Director, replacing Zhivko Zhivkov who resigned. Ivan Kapitanov wa...

  • Bulgarian Parliament Ratifies F-16 Deal

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - On first and second reading on Thursday, the Bulgarian National Assembly ratified 2.1 billion leva worth of contracts on the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft from the United States for the Bulgarian Air Force and the provision of related ...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on July 19 to 5 p.m. on July 22, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...