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  • Tension among United Patriots over Privatization and Post-Privatization Control Act Amendments

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Ataka leader Volen Siderov accused National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) leader Valeri Simeonov of committing destructive acts against the United Patriots power-sharing coalition (NFSB, Ataka and the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organi...

  • Prosecution Makes Fourth Attempt to Bring Ex-Judge Roumyana Chenalova to Court

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Specialized Prosecution Office has submitted an indictment against former judge Roumyana Chenalova for the fourth time. The Office said in a press release on Thursday it has fulfilled all instructions of the court which had returned the case. The cas...

  • Anti-Trust Commission Bars Inercom Bulgaria from Gaining Control of CEZ Assets in Bulgaria

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) has barred Inercom Bulgaria EAD from gaining control of CEZ Bulgaria EAD, CEZ Distribution Bulgaria AD, CEZ Electro Bulgaria AD, CEZ Trade Bulgaria EAD, Free Energy Project Oreshets EAD and Bara Group EO...

  • Tension among United Patriots over Privatization and Post-Privatization Control Act Amendments

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Ataka leader Volen Siderov accused National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB) leader Valeri Simeonov of committing destructive acts against the United Patriots power-sharing coalition (NFSB, Ataka and the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organi...

  • EC Asks Bulgaria to Improve Implementation of EU Nature Legislation

    Brussels, July 10 (BTA corr. Nikolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission is sending an additional letter of formal notice to Bulgaria over systemic failings in its implementation of EU nature legislation, the EC said in a press release Thursday. The EU Birds Directive (Dire...

  • Anti-Trust Commission Bars Inercom Bulgaria from Buying CEZ Assets in Bulgaria

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) has barred Inercom Bulgaria EAD from gaining control of CEZ Bulgaria EAD, CEZ Electro Bulgaria AD, CEZ Distribution Bulgaria AD, CEZ Trade Bulgaria EAD, Free Energy Project Oreshets EAD and Bara Group EO...

  • Three Wardens in Varna Prison Arrested

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Three wardens of the prison in Varna, on the Black Sea, have been arrested for 72 hours, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday. The operation was launched on an alert of the prison director. Varna District Prosecutor Vladimir Chavdarov said that the t...

  • Parliament Adopts Updated Project to Acquire Two Multi-role Patrol Vessels for Navy

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Parliament adopted here on Thursday the updated project to acquire multi-role modular patrol ships for the Navy with 135 votes to 9 against and 1 abstention. The decision was supported by all parliamentary groups except Volya. Deputy Prime Minister and D...

  • Culling of Animals in Areas Affected by Ovine Rinderpest Temporarily Halted

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Meeting on Wednesday, the ovine rinderpest task force postponed planned euthanasia on Thursday of animals in areas affected by ovine rinderpest (also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR)), the Interior Ministry said in a press release. The Agricul...

  • Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association Urges President to Veto Fuels Act

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA) has issued a position expressing its dissatisfaction with the Administrative Regulation of Economic Activities Involving Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Act Parliament passed conclusively last week. Th...

  • Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association Urges President to Veto Fuels Act

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA) has issued a position expressing its dissatisfaction with the Administrative Regulation of Economic Activities Involving Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Act Parliament passed conclusively last week. Th...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - July 20: Mostly sunny. Getting cloudy in the afternoon with scattered thundery showers in Central and Eastern Bulgaria. Mild to moderate northwesterly wind. Highs: 26C to 31C; Sofia, 26C. Mostly sunny along the Black Sea. Getting cloudy in the afternoon...

  • Beginning in December 2018, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Resumes News Services in Bulgaria, Romania

    Washington D.C., July 18 (BTA) - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has announced plans to launch news services in Bulgaria and Romania in a bid to strengthen the media landscape in both countries, says a report in the website of the Broadcasting Board of Governorss, an ...

  • Bulgaria Lags Behind in Having Roof-top Solar Panels - Environmentalists

    Pernik, Southwestern Bulgaria, July 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria lags behind in the practice of having roof-top solar panels on residential buildings, experts of Greenpeace say. According to a Greenpeace study, in the EU about five million households have such solar panels. Germany and...

  • Executive Agency for Forests, Environmentalist NGOs to Pool Efforts for Cracking Down on Illegal Logging in Bulgaria

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The participants in a meeting on Wednesday of the Executive Agency for Forests /EAF/ and of WWF Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and the Association of Parks in Bulgaria agreed that the entities will pool their efforts for impr...

  • Today's Observances: July 19

    Bulgaria: - Diplomatic Service Day (since 1999). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1907: Bulgaria's first forensic science laboratory is set up as predecessor of the Research Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology (established March 11, 1968). 1974: Diplomatic ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS Both "Douma" and "Standard News" have a front-page story on Wednesday's protests of farmers in Sofia over the large-scale culling of livestock in the areas affected by the ovine rinderpest outbreak. "Douma": Scared by the escalating pr...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Thursday, July 19: At its regular sitting, the National Assembly will elect members of the Commission for Public Supervision of Registered Auditors, in accordance with t...

  • Trade Union Demands over Lv 1 Bln More for Public Sector Wages in 2019

    Blagoevgrad, Southwestern Bulgaria, July 18 (BTA) - Plamen Dimitrov, leader of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB), told a news conference Wednesday that the union wants wages in Bulgaria to reach 60 per cent of the EU average income in 2022. To t...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Parliament approved on first reading amendments to the Excise Duty and Tax Warehouses Act raising the excise duty on heated tobacco units. The revision was proposed by the head of the parliamentary Budget Committee, Menda Stoyanova. 101 MPs from GERB, th...