English Service Department

  • Court Declares as Unconstitutional Customs Act Provision

    Sofia, September 19 (BTA) - The Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional a provision in the Customs Act, said National Assembly Deputy Speaker Emil Hristov at the beginning of Thursday's plenary sitting. The ruling was reached unanimously by all 11 judges. The ...

  • Bulgarian Defence Chief Meets with Serbian Army Commander

    Sofia, September 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian Defence Chief Gen. Andrey Botsev met with Serbian Army Commander Milosav Simovic here on Wednesday, the Defence Ministry said. Gen. Botsev expressed confidence that the advanced level of bilateral relations in the area of defence will fur...

  • Today's Observances: September 19

    The world: - National Day of Saint Kitts and Nevis: Independence Day (1983). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1903: John B. Jackson, the first US diplomat accredited to Bulgaria, presents his credentials to Prince Ferdinand I (Bulgarian-US diplomatic relations established...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, September 19 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Thursday, September 19: -- At a closed-door meeting, the MPs will hear the annual reports of the State Agency for National Security, the Intelligence Agency, the Mi...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 19 (BTA) - POLITICS Sega: The latest poll by Alfa Research shows an increase of disapproval for the government and the way it is running the country but finds no clear alternative. 46.9 per cent are determined to vote in the October local elections; 40.9 pe...

  • Prosecutor General Backs Proposal against Sentence Reduction by One Third in Case of Confession

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov Wednesday said he was in favour of disqualifying from summary proceedings offenders who commit intentional murder or cause grievous bodily injury because confession automatically reduces the sentence by one third. ...

  • PM Borissov, President Radev Hold Meetings with Russian Trade and Industry Minister Manturov

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred here on Wednesday with Russia's Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov. Speaking to journalists after the signing of an agreement between Bulgartransgaz and the Arcad consortium about expanding ...

  • Prosecutor General Proposes Oversight Mechanism for Investor Citizenship

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov proposed an oversight mechanism for applicants awarded Bulgarian citizenship by investment. It will monitor whether investments are maintained during the two-year period set out in the law. He also called for recon...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - At its weekly meeting on Wednesday, Bulgaria's Council of Ministers: - approved a draft Memorandum of Agreement between Bulgaria and the Republic of Korea. The memorandum covers exchange of technologies and experience in the field of transport ...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on September 18 to 5 p.m. on September 19, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuati...

  • President Radev: Next Month Could be Pivotal for Development of Bulgaria-North Macedonia Relations

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - The next month could turn out to be pivotal for the development of relations between Bulgaria and North Macedonia, because the Council of the EU may decide to start negotiations on the Republic of North Macedonia's (EU) membership, said here on ...

  • President Radev to Head Bulgarian Delegation at UN General Assembly's 74th Session

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - The Council of Ministers approved here on Wednesday the composition of the Bulgarian delegation for the 74th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, Cabinet's press service reported. President Rumen Radev will head t...

  • Study Suggests Bulgarians Support Anything that Will Improve School Discipline

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - Gallup International published an opinion research poll here on Wednesday on the occasion of the new school year, which suggests that Bulgarians would support anything related to the improvement of school discipline. Generational worldview differenc...

  • Bulgartransgaz, Arkad Consortium Sign Contract to Expand Network from Turkish-Bulgarian to Bulgarian-Serbian Border

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - Bulgartransgaz EAD and Arkad Consortium Wednesday signed a contract for the delivery of materials, investment project design, development and putting into operation of the extended gas transmission network infrastructure from the Turkish-Bulgarian ...

  • Bulgaria among Top EU Countries in Attracting Investments under Juncker Plan

    Brussels, September 18 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Bulgaria ranks fourth in the EU in terms of the amount of investments tapped under the Juncker Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), show data of the European Commission released on Wednesday. ...

  • January-August New Passenger Car Registrations Down by 3.2% in EU, Up Nearly 3% in Bulgaria

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - New-car demand in the EU went down by 3.2 per cent in the first eight months of 2019 compared to a year earlier, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association said Wednesday. New passenger car registrations between January and August tota...

  • PM Borissov Confers with Russian Trade and Industry Minister Manturov

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred here on Wednesday with Russia's Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov. Speaking to journalists after the signing of an agreement between Bulgartransgaz and the Arcad consortium about expanding the ...

  • Parliament Adopts Report on Interministerial Commission for Export Control and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass De...

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - The National Assembly adopted on Wednesday a report of the Interministerial Commission for Export Control and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction with the Minister of Economy. Of the 102 MPs who voted, 101 were in favor and one abstaine...

  • Head of National Centre for Blood Transfusion and Haematology Urges for More Funding to Sector

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - The Director of the National Centre for Blood Transfusion and Haematology, Dr Nikolai Nikolov, urged Parliament for more funding to such facilities. A blood donation campaign took place in Parliament on Wednesday. Nikolov said that the of quality ...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - September 19: Cloudy and rainy. Heavier rains in the afternoon in Mts Rila and Rhodope, where thunders are forecast as well. Moderate northwesterly wind which will continue to bring in a cold front. Daytime temperatures to drop tangibly. Highs: 15C ...