English Service Department

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, March 19 (BTA) - ECONOMY "Social Security Institute Describes Detriment to 31% of People as 'Neutral' Effect," runs the main headline in Sega. According to the daily, experts of the National Social Security Institute (NSSI) are expected by the end of the week ...

  • New Rules to Reduce Pensions for 31% and Increase Them for 56% of New Pensioners

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Changes in the pension legislation as of 2019 will lead to 31.3 per cent of new pensioners getting a smaller pension, 56.8 per cent getting a bigger pension, and 11.9 per cent getting the same pension as current pensioners, shows an analysis of the Nati...

  • Interior Minister Marinov on US Visit

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov is paying a visit to the United States, his Ministry said. He is accompanied by Chief Commissioner Ivailo Spiridonov, head of the Directorate General for Combating Organized Crime, and Svetlan Kichikov, head of the Bord...

  • PM Borissov Cables Condolences to Dutch Counterpart Rutte

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov cabled condolence to his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte in connection to the attack against civilians in Utrecht, the Government Information Service said Monday. "I am seriously alarmed by the tragic events in Utrecht an...

  • Interior Minister Marinov on US Visit

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov is paying a visit to the United States, his Ministry said. He is accompanied by Chief Commissioner Ivailo Spiridonov, head of the Directorate General for Combating Organized Crime, and Svetlan Kichikov, head of the Borde...

  • Cab Drivers to Protest against Uber-Style Russian-Owned Taxi Service

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Taxi drivers are preparing a protest against a Uber-style Russian-owned taxi company which has been operating in Bulgaria for several years now, says the Mediapool e-zine, among other news outlets. The organizers warn that it is going to be a loud and...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on March 18 to 5 p.m. on March 19, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remit...

  • Regional Development Minister to Participate in Athens Forum on Regional Development

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Regional Development and Public Works Minister Petya Avramova will participate in the 4th ministerial meeting of the Regional Development Policy Committee, part of the Economic Cooperation and Development Organization, her ministry said Monday. The for...

  • Audit Office of Bulgaria, Accounts Chamber of Russia Sign Renewed Agreement on Cooperation

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - The Chairman of the Bulgarian National Audit Office, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, and the Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, Alexei Kudrin, signed in Moscow a renewed agreement on cooperation between the two institutions, the Bulgarian Na...

  • Nurses Threaten Sweeping Strike Action, Warn Parties not to Use Their Protests for Political Purposes

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Nurses and other college-educated healthcare professionals threatened Monday sweeping strike actions across the country unless their demands for higher pay and adequate working conditions are met, and warned parties not to use their demands for politica...

  • Prosecution Brings Charges Against Former Deputy Health Minister, Two Hospital Directors

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - The prosecuting magistracy has brought charges against former deputy health minister Mihail Zortev and two former executive directors of the Hristo Botev hospital in Vratsa (Northwestern Bulgaria) for violations made ten years ago. The indictment has be...

  • Strategic Council Set Up with President Radev

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev has decreed the creation of a Strategic Council with the presidency, Radev's press secretariat said on Monday. The Strategic Council will be an advisory body to the President working on a pro bono principle. It will be tasked...

  • Bird Flu Culling on Farm in N Bulgaria

    Lovech, North Central Bulgaria, March 18 (BTA) - Some 12,000 birds have been culled over a bird flu outbreak on a farm in the village of Lisets near Lovech, the Regional Food Safety Directorate said on Monday. After a national diagnostic institute confirmed the H5 strain of ...

  • BSP's EP Top-list Candidate Yoncheva Recaps Suspected Corruption Cases She Has Helped Shed Light on

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Socialist MP Elena Yoncheva, who was elected here on Sunday as the Bulgarian Socialist Party's (BSP) top-of-the-list candidate for the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections in May, recapped the suspected corruption scandals she has helped shed...

  • Healthcare Professionals Tell Government They Don't Want to Be Used for Political Purposes

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - The numerous members of the Bulgarian Association of Healthcare Professionals (BAHP) proved to be "an attractive electorate," reads an open letter from the association sent to the President, the Prime Minister, the National Assembly Chairperson, the He...

  • Trade Unions Mull Having Candidate to Run in European Parliament Elections

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - The leader of the Podkrepa Labour Confederation, Dimiter Manolov, said on Monday that the trade unions should have a stronger presence in the future of Europe, and that there should be more trade unionists in the European Parliament, so that ordinary pe...

  • Interior Minister Marinov on US Visit

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov is paying a visit to the United States, his Ministry said. He is accompanied by Chief Commissioner Ivailo Spiridonov, head of the Directorate General for Combating Organized Crime, and Svetlan Kichikov, head of the B...

  • New Pension Calculation Formula to be Analyzed Soon - Bisser Petkov

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Labour and Social Policy Minister Bisser Petkov said a National Social Security Institute analysis on how the new formula for calculating pensions will affect their size, will be ready this week. He participated in the 18th annual conference of the Euro...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - March 19: Mostly sunny during the day, broken cloud and light rain in the afternoon in southern regions. Lows: 3C to 8C. Highs: 18C to 23C. THE MOUNTAINS: Mostly sunny during the day, broken cloud and light rain in the afternoon. Highs: 11C at 1,200 m,...

  • BSP's EP Top-list Candidate Yoncheva Recaps Suspected Corruption Cases She Has Helped Shed Light on

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Socialist MP Elena Yoncheva, who was elected here on Sunday as the Bulgarian Socialist Party's (BSP) top-of-the-list candidate for the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections in May, recapped the suspected corruption scandals she has helped shed...