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  • Bulgarian Parliament Ratifies F-16 Deal

    On first and second reading on Friday, the Bulgarian National Assembly ratified 2.1 billion leva worth of contracts on the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft from the United States for the Bulgarian Air Force and the provision of related equipment and technical supp...

  • Six Persons Are Accused of Extortion, Money Laundering

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The specialized prosecution has accused six persons of racketeering the owner of a large-scale business, including overseas operations. They were part of an organized crime group set up with the aim of receiving income through extortion, embezzlement, fo...

  • State Fund Agriculture Has New Management

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Governing Board of the State Fund Agriculture (SFA) elected a new management of the Fund at a meeting on Friday, SAF said in a press release. Vassil Groudev was elected Executive Director, replacing Zhivko Zhivkov who resigned. Ivan Kapitanov wa...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on July 19 to 5 p.m. on July 22, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Bulgarian Parliament Ratifies F-16 Deal

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - On first and second reading on Thursday, the Bulgarian National Assembly ratified 2.1 billion leva worth of contracts on the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft from the United States for the Bulgarian Air Force and the provision of related ...

  • Embezzlement Case of Zlatitsa Mayor Goes to Court

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The prosecution has brought to court the case of Zlatitsa (southern Bulgaria) Mayor, Magdalena Ivanova, and the chief accountant of the municipality. The two are charged with documentary fraud and grave embezzlement. In the course of the investigation c...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - During Parliament's regular sitting on Friday, it was announced that Alexander Nenkov has been elected deputy floor leader of the ruling GERB party. *** The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) asked the President to convoke a meeting of the Nationa...

  • State Fund Agriculture Has New Management

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Governing Board of the State Fund Agriculture (SFA) elected a new management of the Fund at a meeting on Friday, SAF said in a press release. Vassil Groudev was elected Executive Director, replacing Zhivko Zhivkov who resigned. Ivan Kapitanov was e...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - During Parliament's regular sitting on Friday, it was announced that Alexander Nenkov has been elected deputy floor leader of the ruling GERB party. *** The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) asked the President to convoke a meeting of the National S...

  • Trade Unions Reiterate Suggestions for Changes to Tax System

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) Chair Plamen Dimitrov reiterated on Friday suggestions for nine measures that would change the Bulgarian tax system. He took part in a round table, titled "The Tax System in Bulgaria: Trends, ...

  • National Library Shows Original of Personal Notes of Major Bulgarian Revival Figure

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The Sts Cyril and Methodius National Library is showing the original of the personal notes of Vasil Aprilov (1789-1847), a major Bulgarian Revival figure and enlightener on Friday. Called by Aprilov himself "Spiritual Testament", the original document i...

  • Family Income Taxation Could Be Considered Measure Against Demographic Crisis - Employers Organization

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Vassil Velev, Chairman of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association's (BICA) Governing Board, told journalists on Friday that the proposal for family income taxation should be taken into consideration by the government. Velev took part in a round ...

  • All Five Officials Detained During Operation at Agriculture Fund Are Released on Bail

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The prosecution service on Friday released on bail the two State Agriculture Fund officials who were in custody since Wednesday. The other three were released on Thursday. Four have been charged with complicity to misconduct in office and one for parti...

  • PM Hopes Deal for New Patrol Vessels for Navy Will Be Finalized in Three-Four Months

    Varna, on the Black Sea, July 19 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, As he observed the Bulgarian Navy Exercise Breeze 2019, expressed hope that a deal for new patrol vessels for the Bulgarian Navy will be finalized within the next three or four months. He noted that noth...

  • Bulgarian Art and Culture to Be Shown in Largest Italian Museums

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria and Italy will work to promote museum exchange, the Ministry of Culture said. The Minister of Culture of Bulgaria, Boil Banov, and the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Alberto Bonisoli, have discussed during a working meeting in Rom...

  • Bulgaria Continues to Experience Regional Disparities - Deputy Prime Minister

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev Friday attended a meeting of the parliamentary European Affairs Committee devoted to the future of the EU Cohesion Policy in the new programming period. At the meeting Donchev said that the sheer pouring of money in...

  • Prime Minister Borissov: New Fleet Ships Will be Completed within a Few Months

    Varna, on the Black Sea, July 19 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who is observing parts of the Bulgarian Navy Exercise Breeze 2018, expressed hope that the new ships ordered for the Bulgarian fleet will be completed within the next three or four months. He noted that no...

  • Finance Minister: Two Billion Leva for F-16 Fighter Jets Is A Lot for Bulgaria, But It Can Afford It

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said to journalists, in connection to the F-16 Block 70 fighter jet purchase deal with the US, that two billion leva is a significant fiscal effort, but Bulgaria can afford it without breaking neither its own legislatio...

  • BDZ Train Timetable Now Available on Google Maps

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - For the convenience of travellers, the train timetable of Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) is now accessible through Google Maps as well, the national railway company said on Friday. If you enter a domestic travel route into the Internet platform, you can...

  • State Institutions Urged to Introduce Internal Traffic Safety Management Systems

    Sofia, 19 July (BTA) - The State Agency for Road Safety (SARS) calls on all ministries, government agencies and municipalities to implement road safety management systems with specific measures that it prescribes, the Agency said on Thursday. The prescribed measures include ...