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  • Interpol Red Notice for Bulgarian National Zhelyaz Andreev Withdrawn

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - Speaking to journalists here on Wednesday, Zhelyaz Andreev said that he has received at the Council of Ministers an official document saying that his Interpol Red Notice has been withdrawn. Andreev found himself in the media spotlight in 2018 afte...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian Parliament transacted business as follows: -- Passed on first reading amendments to the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act. The amendments provide for the opening of specialized shelters fo...

  • Exhibition "In Belief is Power" Looks into Migration Flow through Bulgaria in Recent Years

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - An exhibition called, "In Belief is Power," opening on September 19 in the Synthesis Gallery in Sofia, shows the author's take on the migration flow that has been passing through Bulgaria in recent years. The organizers of the event say that t...

  • Today's Observances: September 18

    The world: - National Day of Chile. Independence Day (1810). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1918: Entente troops take offensive against Bulgarian army on Southern Front in World War I (1914-1918). 1944: First legal issue of "Rabotnichesko Delo" newspaper comes out,...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS Both "Troud" and "24 Chassa" have a front-page story about a cybersecurity conference in Sofia on Tuesday where Prime Minister Boyko Borissov spoke about measures to be taken against hackers. "Troud": Speaking at a forum on cybersecur...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, September 18 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Wednesday, September 18: At its regular sitting, the National Assembly is expected to adopt first-reading amendments to the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings ...

  • Parliament: "Bulgaria Is Staunch Supporter of Albania's EU Integration"

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria is a staunch supporter of Albania's EU integration and believes that it should soon get a date for starting accession negotiations. This position was expressed by Bulgarian National Assembly Foreign Policy Committee Chair Dzhema Gro...

  • Embassies of Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey Organize Conference on Tourism in Sofia

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - The Embassies of Indonesia, the Republic of Korea and Turkey in Bulgaria, as the resident Embassies of MIKTA (an informal partnership between Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia), organized a conference on "The Role of Sustainable I...

  • Service Life of Kozloduy N-plant's Unit 6 to Be Extended by Another 10 Years - Energy Minister Petkova

    Varna, on the Black Sea, September 17 (BTA) - The service life of Unit 6 of the Kozloduy N-plant's will be extended by another ten years at the beginning of October, said Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova. She was speaking to the press after taking part in the ...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on September 17 to 5 p.m. on September 18, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuati...

  • Bulgaria Condemns Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities - Foreign Ministry

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - "Bulgaria strongly condemns the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais carried out on September 14, 2019," the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on Tuesday. "The attacks further complicate the anyway tens...

  • Sole Prosecutor General Candidate Geshev Believes Protests against Him Caused by His Work Affecting Various Interests

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev, who is the only candidate for the next prosecutor general, believes that the recent protest rallies against him, are caused by his work which he says has touched political, economic and criminal interests. Anot...

  • Parliament: "Bulgaria Is Staunch Supporter of Albania's EU Integration"

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria is a staunch supporter of Albania's EU integration and believes that it should soon get a date for starting accession negotiations. This position was expressed by Bulgarian National Assembly Foreign Policy Committee Chair Dzhema Grozdan...

  • Prosecution Service: Bulgarian National Radio Broke Obligation for 24/7 Broadcasts

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - The Sofia Regional Prosecution Office said Tuesday it will look into a possible official misconduct as Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) stopped broadcasting its Horizont Programme on the morning of September 13. The reason given by BNR at the time was...

  • Deputy Justice Minister Briefs World Bank Official on Progress in Insolvency Framework Reform

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - At a working meeting, Bulgarian Deputy Justice Minister Dessislava Ahladova familiarized World Bank Country Manager for Bulgaria Fabrizio Zarcone with the measures taken to improve the insolvency framework, Ahladova's Ministry said in a press re...

  • Bill Banning Fur Farms Starting January 1, 2021 Submitted to Parliament

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - A bill banning fur farms in Bulgaria starting January 1, 2021 has been submitted to Parliament, head of animal rights organization and a civil initiative for banning fur farming, Petya Altimirska, told a BTA-hosted news conference here on Tuesday. ...

  • PM Borissov Comments on Need of Higher Pay for Cyber Security Specialists in E-Government

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Tuesday said the cap on state administration salaries is an obstacle to employing highly qualified cyber security specialists. He addressed a forum on the strategic role of public-private partnership in counteracting cy...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - September 18: Mostly sunny. Getting cloudy from the Northwest with isolated showers in the mountains in the evening. Mild to moderate northwesterly wind which will pick up in the Danubian Plain, bringing in a cold front. Highs: 29C to 34C, 24C to 29...

  • Green Balkans Organization Reports Dead Vultures in Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - The Green Balkans conservation organization reports cases of dead vultures in the Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park in a press release on Tuesday. According to the information, on September 16, transmitters used by the conservationists to monitor two ...

  • Prosecution Service: Bulgarian National Radio Broke Obligation for 24/7 Broadcasts

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - The Sofia Regional Prosecution Office will look into a possible official misconduct as Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) stopped broadcasting its Horizont Programme on the morning of September 13. The reason given by BNR at the time was scheduled tech...