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  • Bulgaria Places Ahead of Netherlands, Czech Republic and Poland in Terms of Foreign Tourists' Nights in June-July

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria was ahead of the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark and many other destinations in terms of nights spent by foreigners in hotels and similar tourist accommodation establishments between June and July 2018, the Tourism Ministry r...

  • Bulgaria Places Ahead of Netherlands, Czech Republic and Poland in Terms of Foreign Tourists' Nights in June-July

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria was ahead of the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark and many other destinations in terms of nights spent by foreigners in hotels and similar tourist accommodation establishments between June and July 2018, the Tourism Ministry r...

  • Today's Observances: October 20

    October 20: The world: - World Osteoporosis Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1885: The Bulgarian Red Cross is recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross. 1915: The country's first aviation school is unveiled in the Sofia suburb of Bouzhourishte. ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Sega" has an opinion piece headlined "The Metastases of Lies", which takes off from a statement by the world's wealthiest doctor, Patrick Soon-Shiong. The LA Times owner said that fake news is the "cancer of our time and social medi...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, October 20 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service in the next few hours: - President Rumen Radev meets with Cao Jianming, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, for a d...

  • Mothers of Children with Disabilities Demand Deputy PM Simeonov's Resignation over "Insulting" Statement

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Mothers of children with disabilities Friday demanded the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov over a statement in which he described them as "noisy women with allegedly sick children." Simeonov responded by saying he would not take ba...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on October 19 to 5 p.m. on October 22, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Bulgarian Minister Liliyana Pavlova Meets Romanian Minister Victor Negrescu

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Liliyana Pavlova and Romanian Minister delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu discussed on Friday key topics on the agenda of the EU, Pavlova's Ministry said in a pr...

  • Parliament Debates No-Confidence Motion against Government

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Parliament on Friday debated a motion of no-confidence in the government of Boyko Borissov moved by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) over its failure in healthcare. BSP While presenting the reasons for the motion, BSP for Bulgaria Floor Leader...

  • Bulgaria's Current and Capital Account Records Surplus of EUR 1,197.2 Mln in August

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria's current and capital account recorded a surplus of 1,197.2 million euro in August 2018, compared with a surplus of 908.1 million euro in August 2017, the Bulgarian National Bank reported on Friday. In January-August 2018 the current and ...

  • Bulgaria's Current and Capital Account Records Surplus of EUR 1,197.2 Mln in August

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria's current and capital account recorded a surplus of 1,197.2 million euro in August 2018, compared with a surplus of 908.1 million euro in August 2017, the Bulgarian National Bank reported on Friday. In JanuaryЦAugust 2018 the current and ...

  • Bulgarian Deputy Prosecutor General Petrova Opens EU Consultative Forum of Prosecutors General

    The Hague/Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prosecutor General Asya Petrova welcomed in The Hague the participants in the 13th Consultative Forum of Prosecutors General of EU member states on behalf of Bulgarian Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov, Tsatsarov's off...

  • International Conference Marks 11 Years of Bulgaria's EU Membership

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - European Union membership has had a very positive impact on all sectors of the Bulgarian economy and infrastructure, Bulgarian EU Presidency Minister Liliyana Pavlova said on Friday, as quoted by her ministry. Pavlova was addressing an international s...

  • Nine People Detained after Accident between Roma, Police in Southern City of Sliven

    Sliven, Southern Bulgaria, October 19 (BTA) - Nine people were detained after a clash between Roma and police in Sliven on Thursday night, head of the Regional Directorate of the Interior Senior Commissioner Dimiter Velichkov told reporters on Friday. Four police officers we...

  • Bulgarian Minister Lilyana Pavlova Meets Romanian Minister Victor Negrescu

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Lilyana Pavlova and Romanian Minister delegate for European affairs Victor Negrescu discussed on Friday key topics from the agenda of the EU, Pavlova's Ministry said in a p...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Cabinet ministers answered questions during Friday's Question Time in Parliament: -- Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva said that all applications submitted to the Registry Agency by legal entities are being processed on time. Tsacheva said there...

  • Trade Union and Finance Minister Agree to Exempt Food Vouchers from VAT

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - The Podkrepa Confederation of Labour reached agreement with Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov to exempt food vouchers from value added tax, the Confederation's press office reported on Friday. Podkrepa President Dimiter Manolov met with Goranov ...

  • BTA Director General Issues Statement Reacting to Media Reports

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - In connection with media reports on Friday that he had been indicted for having knowingly concluded "unprofitable transactions with a company for the supply of water in 2016-2017", Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) Director General Maxim Minchev issued the ...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Addresses ASEM Summit in Brussels

    Brussels, October 19 (BTA) - Addressing the 12th ASEM Summit in Brussels on Friday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov highlighted his country's contribution to connectivity in the Balkans, viewing it in the context of connectivity between Europe and Asia, the Bulgari...

  • Holy Synod to Comment Soon on Relationship with Moscow Patriarchate - Patriarch Neophyte

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - On Friday Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte was asked about the position of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the row between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. "We haven't looked into this matter yet but we will do so soon, and w...