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  • Valeri Simeonov Elected Parliament Deputy Chairman

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Parliament Wednesday elected, 118-6 with six abstentions, National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria leader Valeri Simeonov as National Assembly Deputy Chairman on a proposal of the United Patriots parliamentary group. Simeonov is to replace Ataka ...

  • US-Bulgarian Joint Commission on Defence Cooperation Meets

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The Joint Commission to Implement the US-Bulgaria Defense Cooperation Agreement, Wednesday held its 20th regular meeting at the Defence Ministry in Sofia. Deputy Defence Minister Atanas Zapryanov and Vice Admiral Emil Eftimov, Deputy Chief of Defence...

  • Deputy PM Nikolova Attends Delhi Business Forum

    Delhi/Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic and demographic policy Mariyana Nikolova attended the 5th India-Europe 29 business forum in Delhi on Wednesday. Addressing the forum, she said that new global economic tendencies, innovations and poss...

  • Foreign Minister: Bulgaria's Defence Spending Hits 3% of GDP in 2019

    Brussels, November 20 (BTA corespondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Talking to reporters before the NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting on Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said this year Bulgaria's defence spending has reached 3 per cent o...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on November 20 to 5 p.m. on November 21, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation ...

  • Whirling Dervishes to Present Sufi Sema Dance in Sofia

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Turkey's famous whirling dervishes will present their Sufi Sema dance at Hall 3 of Sofia's National Palace of Culture on November 23. The event is organized by the Cultural and Information Office of the Turkish Embassy in Bulgaria and Turkish...

  • Parliament Amends Conclusively Three Tax Laws

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Parliament Wednesday passed conclusively amendments to three tax laws. Most of the revisions will enter into force on January 1, 2020. The second reading of the changes will continue on Thursday. The amendments to the Corporate Income...

  • Sofia Hosts 54th PABSEC General Assembly

    November 20, Sofia (BTA) - The 54th general assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) opened in Sofia on Wednesday under Bulgaria's chairmanship-in-office. In her address Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva outl...

  • Sofia Hosts 54th PABSEC General Assembly

    November 20, Sofia (BTA) - The 54th general assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) opened in Sofia on Wednesday under Bulgaria's chairmanship-in-office. In her address Bulgarian National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva outl...

  • Bulgaria's Chief of Defence Attends EU Military Committee Autumn Session

    Brussels, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Chief of Defence, General Andrey Botsev, is taking part in the autumn session of the European Union Military Committee in Brussels between Wednesday and Thursday, the Defence Ministry reported. The EU chiefs of defence are discussi...

  • Bulgarian Electricity Trading Market Joins Single European Intraday Market

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian electricity trading market has joined the Single European Intraday Market, the Electricity System Operator (ESO) said in a press release on Wednesday. ESO Executive Director Angelin Tsachev and Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IB...

  • Socialist MPs to Demand Increase in Party Subsidy

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The MPs of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) will demand an increase in the party subsidy to 8 leva from one lev per valid vote won in the latest parliamentary elections. The BSP for Bulgaria was provoked by Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov who l...

  • One Partner in Power-Sharing Nationalist Coalition Undecided about Counter-Corruption Commission Chief Nomination

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB, one of two partners in the power-sharing nationalist coalition United Patriots), has not yet made a decision whether to support or not the nomination of outgoing Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsar...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - At its weekly meeting on Wednesday, the Council of Ministers adopted decisions and approved documents as follows: -- approved up to 28 million leva in additional expenditures under the budget of State Fund Agriculture for 2019. The money will go tow...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Pays Working Visit to Croatia

    Zagreb, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is paying a two-day working visit to Croatia on Wednesday and Thursday, the Government Information Service said. In Zagreb, Borissov is scheduled to confer with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic and he...

  • Government Approves Draft Amendments to Fuels Law, Gives Up Initial Plans

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Government Wednesday approved a bill amending and supplementing the Act on Administrative Regulation of Economic Activities Involving Crude Oil and Petroleum-Derived Products (popularly known as the Fuels Law). Economy Minister Emil K...

  • Experts Predict Future of Fishery In Fish and Mussel Farms

    Varna, November 20 (BTA) - Scientific research in the Black Sea needs to be developed and intensified further, said Chairman of the Association of the Fish Products Producers "BG Fish" Dr. Yordan Gospodinov in an interview for BTA after a meeting of the Black Sea Advisory Comm...

  • Government Reports on Measures Intended to Improve Investment Conditions

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - At a regular meeting on Wednesday the Council of Ministers approved a report on the progress of implementation of an action plan of measures addressing key areas of concern that hinder investments, the government's information service said. Nine ...

  • National Art Gallery Presents Joint Exhibition with Beijing Fine Art Academy

    Sofia/Beijing, November 20 (BTA) - Teachers from the Bulgarian National Academy of Arts (NAA) and the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts are organizing a joint exhibition, titled "The Silk Road: From Tradition to Modernity." The opening will take place at the National Galler...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - November 21: Rain (heavier in central parts and East), clouds breaking in West at times. Wind easterly, moderate (strong in East and along Danube River) will bring cold air. Lows: 7-12 C. Highs: 11-16 C. Black Sea coast: Rain (heavier in afternoon)....