English Service Department

  • US State Department Highly Appreciates Bulgaria's Efforts for Eastern European Security

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The official US State Department blog, DipNote, praises Bulgaria as "an ally America can count on," according to a press release from the US Embassy in Sofia. The announcement pointed out that Bulgaria's efforts to modernize its army, as well a...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Pays Working Visit to Croatia

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov pays a two-day working visit to Croatia on Wednesday and Thursday, the government's information service said. In Zagreb Borissov is scheduled to confer with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic. On th...

  • Socialists Call for Parliamentary Hearing of Two Ministers over Water Crisis in Three Areas

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has requested that the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works and the Minister of Environment and Water speak in Parliament in connection with the water crisis in three areas of the country. Parts of the...

  • 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...

  • Bulgarian Interior Minister to Meet with Azerbaijan's President

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgarian Interior Minister Mladen Marinov departs on an official visit to Azerbaijan, Marinov's Ministry said in a press release Wednesday. In Baku Marinov is scheduled to confer with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev. During his visit Ma...

  • Bulgaria Moves Five Position Up in IMD's World Talent Ranking

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria has moved up five positions to reach the 52nd place in the 2019 World Talent Ranking which measures the ability of countries to cultivate, attract and retain a skilled workforce. It is developed annually by the International Institute for Ma...

  • Today's Observances: November 20

    The world: - Universal Children's Day; - Africa Industrialization Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1900: Red Cross Hospital opens in Sofia (predecessor of N.I. Pirogov Emergency Hospital, established 1951). 1975: Diplomatic relations established with Angola (Bu...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - The November 20 stories to be moved by BTA' External Service will include the following: -- Parliament will vote the dismissal of a member of the Personal Data Protection Commission. On the agenda is also second reading of amendments to the Corp...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - SOTIR TSATSAROV - COUNTER-CORRUPTION COMMISSION HEAD - NOMINATED The news about the incumbents' decision to nominate outgoing Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov as the new head of the Counter-corruption and Unlawfully Acquired Assets Forfei...

  • Minister Angelkova Reviews Outgoing 2019 in Tourism

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - During a meeting of the National Tourist Council in Borovets on Tuesday, Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova said that 2019 was a difficult year and full of challenges but with very good results, her ministry said. Participating in the meeting were ...

  • Deputy PM Nikolova Pays Official Visit to India

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - On the first day of an official visit to India, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Demographic Policy Mariyana Nikolova held a working meeting in New Delhi with Piyush Goyal, the Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce & Industry ...

  • Agriculture Minister Taneva: Beekeeping in Bulgaria Boasts the Largest Share of Organic Produce

    Brussels/Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva here on Tuesday attended a conference on the challenges to apiculture in the EU, organized by MEP Andrey Slabakov. Addressing the forum, Taneva said that beekeeping in Bulgaria is the sector with the hig...

  • Exchange - Rates

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

  • Sofia to Host International Conference on Literary Communication between Eastern, Southern Slavs over Centuries

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - An international conference entitled "Routes of Literary Communication of Eastern and Southern Slavs in the 11th-20th Centuries" will open at the headquarters of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) on November 21, with sessions continuing at Sofi...

  • Power-Holders Nominate Outgoing Prosecutor General to Head Anti-Corruption Commission

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - The power-holding GERB party and their junior partners of the nationalist United Patriots coalition are nominating outgoing Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov to head the anti-corruption and asset forfeiture commission. An official announcement about...

  • National Nuclear Waste Repository Must Be Completed by 2021

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - In 2021, all construction work on Bulgaria's National Repository for Low- and Intermediate-Level Radioactive Waste must be complete, Dilyan Petrov, Executive Director of State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW), said Tuesday at a seminar on "Ra...

  • President Radev Is Optimistic about Land Forces

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Addressing a ceremonial meeting at the G.S. Rakovski National Defence College in Sofia on the occasion of Land Forces Day, Bulgaria's President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Rumen Radev said he was optimistic about this large...

  • Outgoing Prosecutor General to Be Nominated to Head Anti-Corruption Commission

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Outgoing Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov will be nominated by the power-holding GERB party to head the anti-corruption and criminal asset forfeiture commission. An official announcement about the pending nomination was made by the leadership of th...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, November 20 (BTA) - Mostly cloudy, with morning fogs in lowlands. Rain will start in afternoon from West, spreading to central parts and East on night to Thursday. Easterly-southeasterly wind will pick up, especially in East. Lows: 6-11 C. Highs: 13-18 C. Mountains: Cl...

  • President Radev Is Optimistic about Land Forces

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Addressing a ceremonial meeting at the G.S. Rakovski National Defence College in Sofia on the occasion of Land Forces Day, Bulgaria's President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Rumen Radev said he was optimistic about this large...