English Service Department

  • Holy Synod to Comment Soon on Relationship with Moscow Patriarchate - Patriarch Neophyte

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - On Friday Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte was asked about the position of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the row between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. "We haven't looked into this matter yet but we will do so soon, and w...

  • Bulgarian, Russian PMs Confer in Brussels

    Brussels, October 19 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said here on Friday that he had held a bilateral meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit. "We noted the increase of R...

  • Parliament Debates No-Confidence Motion in Government

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Parliament on Friday debated a motion of no-confidence in the government of Boyko Borissov moved by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) over its failure in healthcare. BSP While presenting the reasons for the vote, BSP for Bulgaria Floor Leader K...

  • Interior Minister Marinov Confers with Romanian Parliamentarians

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov Friday conferred with Romanian MPs, members of the Committee for Defence, Public Order and National Security of the Romanian Parliament, who are paying a working visit to Bulgaria, Marinov's Ministry said in a ...

  • Interior Minister Marinov Confers with Romanian Parliamentarians

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov Friday conferred with Romanian MPs, members of the Committee for Defence, Public Order and National Security of the Romanian Parliament, who are paying a working visit to Bulgaria, Marinov's Ministry said in a pres...

  • Rousse Court Leaves TV Show Host Murder Suspect in Indefinite Custody

    Rousse, on the Danube, October 19 (BTA) - Severin Krassimirov, charged with the October 6, 2018 rape and brutal murder of 30-year-old local TV show host Viktoria Marinova, was left in indefinite custody by the Rousse District Court on Friday, which granted the prosecution moti...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - October 20: Considerable clouds. Light showers in the afternoon. Light to moderate northwesterly wind. Lows: 7 to 12C. Highs: 17 to 22C. MOUNTAINS: Mostly cloudy with light showers, snow at 2,200 m. Moderate north-northwesterly wind. Highs: 11C at 1...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - October 20: Considerable clouds. Light showers in the afternoon. Light to moderate northwestern wind. Lows: 7 to 12C. Highs: 17 to 22C. MOUNTAINS: Mostly cloudy with light showers, snow at 2,200 m. Moderate north-northwestern wind. Highs: 11C at 1,2...

  • President Radev Urges Transformation of EU Security Model

    London, October 19 (BTA special correspondent Lora Metanova) - "Europe should make its security model more ambitious and proactive integrating economy, diplomacy, intelligence and military power," said President Rumen Radev in a lecture at the Oxford Union Club on Thursday eve...

  • Bulgaria Ranks 33rd in 2018 Summer Youth Olympics Medals Table

    Buenos Aires, October 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria ranked 33rd in the unofficial medal table of the 93-nation III Summer Youth Olympic Games, held in Buenos Aires between October 6 and 18, 2018. The Bulgarian Olympians took home a total of 6 medals: 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medal...

  • Culture and Religion Continue to Keep Close Bulgarian Community in Hungary

    Budapest, October 19 (BTA) - Bulgarians living in Hungary are doing everything to keep alive the relations with their native land and are doing so though the church, schools and cultural centres, the Bulgarian Republican Self-government in Budapest told BTA on Friday. Today, ...

  • Parliament Debates No-Confidence Motion in Government

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Parliament on Friday is debating a motion of no-confidence in the government of Boyko Borissov moved by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) over its failure in healthcare. While presenting the reasons for the vote, BSP for Bulgaria Floor Leader Korne...

  • Today's Observances: October 19

    The Orthodox Church marks the feast day of St John of Rila the Miracle Worker. Bulgaria: - Day of Pernik; - Day of Doupnitsa; - Day of Kresna; - Day of the St John of Rila University of Mining and Geology; - Day of Bulgarian-Hungarian Friendship; - National Doctors' Day....

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Capital" leads with an editorial entitled "Borissov is Shaken but Remains Standing". It goes through all challenges undermining the government's stability: various protests, patients dying while waiting for transplant surgery, u...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, October 19 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service in the next few hours: -- Parliament debates a motion for a no-confidence vote against the government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov over its health care reform plans....

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, October 18 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Capital" leads with an editorial entitled "Borissov is Shaken but Remains Standing". It goes through all challenges undermining the government's stability: various protests, patients dying while waiting for transplant surgery, unpre...

  • Bulgarian Customs Seize Nearly Four Million Ukrainian Excise Stamps for Alcohol

    Haskovo, Southern Bulgaria, October 18 (BTA) - Bulgarian customs officers seized nearly four million Ukrainian excise stamps for alcohol from a Turkish-registered truck entering this country through the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint, the Customs Agency said Thursday. The ...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, October 18 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on October 18 to 5 p.m. on October 19, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, October 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on October 18 to 5 p.m. on October 19, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Two Outbreaks of Avian Influenza Established in Southern Bulgaria

    Sofia, October 18 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) has established two outbreaks of avian influenza in a duck farm and a chicken farm in the village of Voivodovo, Haskovo Region, Southern Bulgaria, BFSA said in a press release Thursday. The outbreaks were confi...