English Service Department

  • No Economic Logic in Re-nationalizing Electricity-distribution Companies - Energy Minister

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova argued here Tuesday that there is no economic logic for the state to take back the ownership of the country's electricity distribution companies. She was answering questions on the second day of the Youth Economic...

  • Sofia Mladost Borough Mayor Arrested

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - The Mayor of the Mladost Borough in Sofia, Dessislava Ivancheva, was arrested on Tuesday, BTA learned from sources in the prosecuting magistracy. Investigators said that Ivancheva was detained with 70,000 euro on her, suspected to be bribe money. Two ...

  • Ivailo Kalfin Hopes PM Borissov Will Support His Nomination for OLAF Director - Mediapool

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Ivailo Kalfin is one of two candidates for the post of Director of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). This emerged on Tuesday after the European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control gave a hearing to the Commission's sh...

  • Bulgaria Supports UNICEF's Mission to Guarantee Equal Access to Quality Education of Each Child

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria and UNICEF share a common position about the need to achieve sustainability in the teaching and learning process of all children and guaranteeing inclusive education for children with disabilities, it emerged after a meeting here Tuesday betwee...

  • Bulgarian Academy Scientists, Students Develop Cognitive Teaming Technology

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) researchers and school students from Pravets (Western Bulgaria) are developing a human-robot cognitive teaming technology. This was shown at an innovative forum titled "Bulgarian Robotics of Tomorrow" at the BAS Insti...

  • Sofia Mladost Borough Mayor Arrested

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - The Mayor of the Mladost Borough in Sofia, Dessislava Ivancheva, was arrested on Tuesday, BTA learned from sources in the prosecuting magistracy. Investigators said that Ivancheva was detained with 70,000 euro on her, suspected to be bribe money. Two ...

  • No Economic Logic in State Taking Back Ownership in Electricity-distribution Companies - Energy Minister

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Taking a question during the second day of the Youth Economic Forum 2018 at the University of National and World Economy here Tuesday, Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova said that there is no economic logic for the state to take back ownership in the e...

  • EU Informal Social Ministerial in Sofia

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Improving workforce qualifications as a means to fight long-term unemployment is the focus of a two-day informal meeting of EU employment and social policy ministers unveiled at the NDK convention centre in Sofia on Tuesday. Marianne Thyssen, European...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - April 18: Mostly sunny. Cloudy with scattered showers in Western Bulgaria. Mild northeasterly wind. Lows: 7C to 12C. Highs: 20C to 25C, lower on the coast. Mostly sunny along the Black Sea coast. Mild to moderate northeasterly wind. Highs: 13C to 17C....

  • Conference in Sofia Discusses Regional Connectivity

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov and Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) Director Stoyan Mavrodiev Tuesday opened a conference on "Infrastructure for Development", organized by the BDB in Sofia. Mavrodiev said they would like to hold this conference ann...

  • National Assembly Chair Karayancheva Speaks at Global Parliamentary Conference in Washington, D. C.

    Washington, D. C./Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Bulgarian National Assembly Chairperson Tsveta Karayancheva spoke at the Global Parliamentary Conference taking place in Washington, D.C., the Bulgarian National Assembly said in a press release Tuesday. The event is co-organized by t...

  • Goethe Institute-Sofia Presents Contemporary German Art Through Eyes of Bulgarian Artists

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - As part of its new programme "1+1: Art Scene Germany", Goethe Institute - Sofia presents contemporary German art through the eyes and experience of Bulgarian artists. As part of the programme, each time a different Bulgarian artist living and working ...

  • Turkish President Thanks Prime Minister Borissov for EU-Turkey Meeting in Varna

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent a letter to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov to express gratitude for the organization of the EU-Turkey Leaders' Meeting in the coastal city of Varna on March 26, the Government Information Serv...

  • Presidents of Bulgaria, Austria, Romania to Meet in Rousse

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Rousse (on the Danube) will host an informal meeting of the presidents of Bulgaria, Austria and Romania on May 4, the Bulgarian head of State's press secretariat said Tuesday. The meeting will take place at the invitation of President Rumen Radev. ...

  • Sofia's Academia Gallery Hosts Exhibition of Montenegrin Artists

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - An exhibition of professors and assistants from the University of Montenegro's Faculty of Fine Arts will be unveiled at Sofia's Academia Gallery on Wednesday evening, the National Academy of Art (NAA) said. The show will be on until May 7. The...

  • Bulgaria Second in EU for Share of Births Outside Marriage - Eurostat

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria is second in the EU for the share of live births outside marriage, 59 per cent of all births, with a EU-average share of 35 per cent, show Eurostat birth statistics for 2016. The share of live births outside marriage in Bulgaria increased by ...

  • Today's Observances: April 17

    The world: - National Day of Syria: Independence Day (1946). On this date in Bulgarian history: On this date in Bulgarian history: 1879: The First Grand National Assembly is convened in Veliko Turnovo and elects Alexander of Battenberg Prince of Bulgaria. 1931: Diplomatic...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - The April 17 stories to be moved by BTA's External Service will include the following: - NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, will be in Sofia for talks with President Rumen Radev, Defence Minister Krassimir Karakach...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - MAIN STORIES "Douma": Rumen Radev: People May Want New Parties. - "The president is president of all Bulgarians and may not establish political parties. But if the disillusionment of the people with the political status-quo continues to increase, we w...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva: Political Settlement of Syrian Conflict is Only Possible One

    Luxembourg, April 16 (BTA) - Syria, Russia, Iran and the Western Balkans topped the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg on Monday. Bulgaria was represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, her Ministry said. Zaharieva ...