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  • GERB Proposes Suspension of Benefits for Low Income Families If Children Do Not Attend School

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - GERB has proposed legislative changes that will allow suspension of benefits for low income families whose children do not attend kindergarten or school. The proposal was made public at a news conference in Parliament Tuesday by GERB floor leader Tsveta...

  • Tourist Sector Asks Government to Provide Lv 10 Mln for Advertisement on International Markets

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - The tourist sector in Bulgaria calls on the government to provide 10 million leva or more for advertisement to try to reverse this year's negative trends, National Board of Tourism Executive Director Polina Karastoyanova said. On Tuesday she told jo...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on March 19 to 5 p.m. on March 20, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remit...

  • New Pension Calculation Rules to Be Revisited after Impact Assessment Finds They Will Lower Some Pensions

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - Following Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's meeting with the trade unions and the National Social Security Institute (NSSI) here Tuesday, steps will be taken to make sure not a single person's pension is lowered by revisions to the pension calculation ru...

  • Vezhdi Rashidov Unveils Istanbul Exhibition

    Istanbul, March 19 (BTA) - Parliamentary culture committee chair Vezhdi Rashidov on Tuesday opened an exhibition in Istanbul, organized by the Bulgarian Consulate General and the Istanbul University. Attending were the commission's deputy chair Diana Savateva and Sofia Un...

  • New Pension Calculation Rules to Be Revisited after Impact Assessment Finds They Will Lower Some Pensions

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - Following Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's meeting with the trade unions and the National Social Security Institute (NSSI) here Tuesday, steps will be taken to make sure not a single person's pension is lowered by revisions to the pension calcula...

  • 26 Performances to be Part of Sofia Theatre Salon 2019

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - Twenty-six performances and ten accompanying events will be part of the Sofia Theatre Salon in March, the Sofia City Hall said Tuesday. The Theatre Salon kicked off on March 18 with the documentary spectacle "Apart" in Azaryan Theatre. The events inclu...

  • Outgoing Central Election Commission Reports on Its Five-Year Term

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Tuesday reported on its five-year term-in-office which began on March 20 2014. During its term CEC organized five national elections, two national referendums, 119 partial elections. It assisted in the organizati...

  • Interior Minister Marinov Discusses Broader Security Cooperation with US

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray agreed that a strategic partnership has been established between Bulgarian law enforcement authorities and the FBI, which the sides are ready to expand....

  • General Labour Inspectorate Receives 541 Posted Workers Applications Since Start of 2019

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - Since the start of 2019, the General Labour Inspectorate (GLI) has received 541 applications for posting of workers to Bulgaria. As of April 1, applications will be submitted online on Bulgaria's Single National Website on Posting of Workers, Daniel...

  • Prosecutor's Office Filed Indictment against Severin Krassimirov for the Murder of Victoria Marinova

    Rousse, on the Danube, March 19 (BTA) - The Rousse Regional Prosecutors Office filed an indictment in court against Severin Krassimirov for the murder of 30-year-old Victoria Marinova, Administrative Director of TVN TV, said Tuesday Rumyana Arnaudova, spokesperson of Prosecuto...

  • Public Attitudes to NATO Are Nuanced but Idea for Bulgarian Exit Is Widely Rejected - Discussion

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - There are obvious nuances in the public attitudes to NATO in Bulgaria but there are no extremes or dramaticism and the idea for a Bulgarian exit is widely rejected, Gallup International Director Purvan Simeonov said here Tuesday as he presented poll fin...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - March 20: Cloudy, with rain in Southwestern Bulgaria. Light to moderate north-northeasterly wind to bring temperatures slightly down. Lows: 3 to 8C. Highs: 15 to 20C. THE MOUNTAINS: Mostly cloudy, with light rain in many parts and light snow above 1...

  • Number of Operations Performed in Bulgaria's Hospitals Up in 2018

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - In 2018, the number of operations performed in Bulgaria's hospitals increased despite the decreasing population, show data from Gallup International's Index of Hospitals project presented on Tuesday. The data cover neurosurgery, cardiosurgery an...

  • Serbian Parliamentary Delegation to Pay Official Visit to Bulgaria

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - A delegation of the European integration committee of the Serbian Parliament will be paying an official visit to Bulgaria March 20-21, said the parliamentary press office Tuesday. They have been invited by the chair of the Bulgarian parliamentary commit...

  • National Ombudsman Manolova Calls against Infringement on Medical Professionals' Civil Rights

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - National Ombudsman Maya Manolova will request that the prosecuting magistracy investigate whether there was pressure put on medical professionals during their recent protests. In a statement released on Tuesday, Manolova urged the Health Minister to iss...

  • Sofia Jumps to 90th Place in Worldwide Cost of Living Survey

    Tbilisi, March 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian capital Sofia has reached the 90th position in the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit on Tuesday. Sofia is among the cities with the biggest change in ranking, having gone up by 29 positions. F...

  • President Sets European Parliament Election Date on May 26

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev decreed that the elections for Bulgarian members of the European Parliament will be held on May 26, the President's Press Secretariat reported on Tuesday. RY/DS /СН/

  • Today's Observances: March 19

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - On this date in Bulgarian history: 1911: The Bulgarian Literary Society (est. October 2, 1869) in Braila, Romania, is renamed Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, with Ivan Evstratiev Geshov as its first President. 1945: The First Bulgarian Army wins а v...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - The March 19 stories to be moved by BTA's External Service will include the following: - Regional Development and Public Works Minister Petya Avramova will take part in the fourth ministerial meeting of the Regional Development Policy Committee of ...