English Service Department

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting here on Friday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: -- adopted unanimously by 96 votes a bill to ratify an agreement authorizing the European Commission to conclude, on behalf of the EU Member States, ...

  • Active Enterprises Numbered 352,592 in 2018, Up by 1,4 Per Cent from 2017

    Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - In 2018 the active enterprises in Bulgaria numbered 352,592, by 1.4 per cent more than in 2017, the National Statistical Institute said on Friday. The enterprises with zero employees over the entire period of 2014-2018 account for the largest relative sh...

  • European Commission Reports Growing Number of Unfinished Infringement Cases against Bulgaria

    Brussels, July 31 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission's 2019 Annual Report on Monitoring the Application of European Union Law, published on Friday, says that the number of unfinished infringement cases against Bulgaria instituted by the Commiss...

  • Economy Ministry Opens Hotline in Response to Reported Bribery

    Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - The Economy Ministry is opening a hotline where corruption can be reported, said here in Parliament on Friday Economy Minister Lachezar Borisov. The hotline is being launched in response to reported solicitation of bribes for EU-funded business project...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting here on Friday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: -- adopted unanimously by 96 votes a bill to ratify an agreement authorizing the European Commission to conclude, on behalf of the EU Member States, ...

  • Health Minister Allows Bulgaria to Host International Sporting Events

    Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - The Health Minister Friday issued an order allowing the stay in Bulgaria of foreign nationals who are taking part in or organizing international sporting events. Regardless of their country of origin, they will not be placed in a 14-day quarantine upon a...

  • Parliament Elects Three New Members of Energy Regulator

    Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - Parliament elected three new members of the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission on Friday. A new chairman and one more commissioner remain to be elected at a new selection procedure. The new members - Vladko Vladimirov, Dimiter Kochkov and Georgi Do...

  • Parliament Passes First-reading Revisions to Interior Ministry Act

    Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Friday, Parliament passed first-reading revisions to the Interior Ministry Act whereby the work of civil servants at the Interior Ministry done outside of the regular working hours up to 70 hours in a three-month period and 280 ...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - August 1: Mostly sunny in the morning. Overcast with brief showers which may be torrential in western and central Bulgaria. Some likelihood of hail storms. Moderate northeasterly wind. Highs: 31C to 36C. COAST: Rain the monging, thunder is likely in som...

  • Bulgaria to Host International Football Tournament for Homeless People

    Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - Bulgaria will be hosting an international football tournament for the homeless September 14 through 18, said Viktor Kirkov, founder and manager of the Team of Hope. The matches will be played in the southern town of Peroushtitsa. Invitations to partici...

  • Today's Observances: July 31

    The world: - African Women's Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1877: The town of Stara Zagora is recaptured and razed to the ground by Suleyman Pasha's troops during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, a few days after its liberation by the Russian forces. 19...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Thursday: -- Parliament will discuss at first reading changes to the Ministry of the Interior Act. Later, Ministers Kostadin Angelov, Hristo Terziyski, Petya Avramova, D...

  • Press-Review

    Sofia, July 31 - (BTA) HOME AFFAIRS Monitor.bg and Telegraph.bg write that on Thursday evening the Monitor.bg website was hacked. The publications argue that the culprit is none other than disgraced oligarch Vassil Bojkov, who was charged on 11 counts and is currently h...

  • President Radev: Protests Open Path to Bulgaria's Future

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - These protests are opening the path to Bulgaria's future, said here on Thursday President Rumen Radev during a briefing before taking part in "Capital's" award ceremony recognizing the 100 biggest companies in Bulgaria. "This is our chance here...

  • President Radev Appoints Kiril Atanassov as Media Relations Secretary

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev appointed by a decree Kiril Atanassov as his Media Relations Secretary, the President's Press Secretariat reported here on Thursday. Atanassov's work experience in the President's administration spans back to 2008. RI/M...

  • U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Pays Visit to Bulgaria

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva expressed Bulgaria's support for the efforts for peace in Afghanistan and for women's active inclusion in the internal political talks during a meeting here on Thursday with U.S. ...

  • Irrigation Water for Farming Season Will Be Provided

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - The irrigation water needs of farmers this season will be met, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Desislava Taneva told a briefing at her ministry on Thursday, adding that the current level of irrigation dams is the same as it was in 2017. Snezh...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - At a video conference on Thursday, the Council of Ministers adopted the following decisions, as reported by the Government Information Service: - Approved a programme for building and reconstructing creches, kindergartens and schools for the 2020-2022 p...

  • Irrigation Water For Farming Season Will Be Provided

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - The irrigation water needs of farmers this season will be met, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Desislava Taneva told a briefing at her ministry on Thursday, adding that the current level of irrigation dams is the same as it was in 2017. Snezh...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva Insists on Active Inclusion of Women in Afghanistan Peace Process

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva expressed Bulgaria's support for the efforts for peace in Afghanistan and for women's active inclusion in the internal political talks during a meeting here on Thursday with U.S. Spec...