English Service Department

  • Executive Agency for Forests, Environmentalist NGOs to Pool Efforts for Cracking Down on Illegal Logging in Bulgaria

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The participants in a meeting on Wednesday of the Executive Agency for Forests /EAF/ and of WWF Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and the Association of Parks in Bulgaria agreed that the entities will pool their efforts for impr...

  • Today's Observances: July 19

    Bulgaria: - Diplomatic Service Day (since 1999). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1907: Bulgaria's first forensic science laboratory is set up as predecessor of the Research Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology (established March 11, 1968). 1974: Diplomatic ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS Both "Douma" and "Standard News" have a front-page story on Wednesday's protests of farmers in Sofia over the large-scale culling of livestock in the areas affected by the ovine rinderpest outbreak. "Douma": Scared by the escalating pr...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Thursday, July 19: At its regular sitting, the National Assembly will elect members of the Commission for Public Supervision of Registered Auditors, in accordance with t...

  • Trade Union Demands over Lv 1 Bln More for Public Sector Wages in 2019

    Blagoevgrad, Southwestern Bulgaria, July 18 (BTA) - Plamen Dimitrov, leader of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB), told a news conference Wednesday that the union wants wages in Bulgaria to reach 60 per cent of the EU average income in 2022. To t...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Parliament approved on first reading amendments to the Excise Duty and Tax Warehouses Act raising the excise duty on heated tobacco units. The revision was proposed by the head of the parliamentary Budget Committee, Menda Stoyanova. 101 MPs from GERB, th...

  • Two Lebanese Nationals Receive Conditional Sentences for Crossing Border Illegally

    Dobrich, Northeast Bulgaria, July 18 (BTA) - A man and a woman from Lebanon each received six month conditional sentences with a three year probation period and a 200 leva for illegally crossing the Bulgarian border, the Dobrich District Court reported Wednesday. The sentenc...

  • Exchange - Rates

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

  • GERB Accused of Lobbyist Amendments by MPs of NFSB

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Reacting to the adoption of amendments to the Privatization and Post-Privatization Control Act, Valentin Kassabov MP of the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria (NFSB, part of the power-sharing United Patriots coalition) said GERB sold the State ...

  • PM Tells Ministers to Do All It Takes to Deal with Ovine Rinderpest Outbreak

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - At the opening of the government's weekly meeting Wednesday, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov instructed the government ministers to do all it takes to deal with the outbreak of ovine rinderpest (also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR)). Agricult...

  • Council of Ministers Decisions

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - At its weekly meeting on Wednesday, Bulgaria's Council of Ministers: - approved a draft Cultural Cooperation Programme between the culture ministries of Bulgaria and Croatia for 2018-2021; - approved the Bulgarian position for the COREPER II meeti...

  • PM Tells Ministers to Do All It Takes to Deal with Ovine Rinderpest Outbreak

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - At the opening of the government's weekly meeting Wednesday, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov instructed the government ministers to do all it takes to deal with the outbreak of ovine rinderpest (also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR)). Agricult...

  • Parliament Supports Sofia Airport Concession

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Parliament rejected the Bulgarian Socialist Party's (BSP) draft motion to terminate the activities for awarding Sofia Airport under concession with 59 to 95 against and seven abstentions. BSP and Volya voted in favour of terminating the procedure. ...

  • Bulgaria Officially Asks to Establish Close Cooperation with ECB on Road to Euro Zone

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - The Bulgarian government has mandated the Finance Minister to officially apply for establishing close cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB) in keeping with Regulation 1024 relating to the prudential supervision of credit institutions. The mand...

  • Lawyer Vladislav Yanev Warns that Bar Act Contradicts EU Law, Constitution

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - The Bar Act contradicts the main principles of EU law and constitutional provisions, said here on Wednesday lawyer Vladislav Yanev during a discussion on the problems in the bar community, held at BTA's National Press Club. According to Yanev, the c...

  • PM Tells Ministers to Do All It Takes to Deal with Ovine Rinderpest Outbreak

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - At the opening of the government's weekly meeting Wednesday, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov instructed the government ministers to do all it takes to deal with the outbreak of ovine rinderpest (also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR)). Agricult...

  • Defence Minister Karakachanov Adamant that Bulgarian Military Airports Not Used for Illegal Bringing of Imigrants

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov once again refuted as fake news reports published on many websites that migrants are secretly being transported into Bulgaria on military aircraft. "Only Bulgarian and ally countries&...

  • Bulgaria's EU Presidency Gets Predominantly Positive Assessments among Bulgarians - Poll

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2018 is assessed as "rather successful" by 46.2 per cent of Bulgarians and 24.3 per cent see it as totally successful, according to a poll by the Centre for Analyses and Marketing. It...

  • Parliament Supports Sofia Airport Concession

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Parliament rejected the Bulgarian Socialist Party's (BSP) draft motion to terminate the activities for awarding Sofia Airport under concession with 59 to 95 against and seven abstentions. BSP and Volya voted in favour of terminating the procedure....

  • Defence Minister Karakachanov Adamant that Bulgarian Military Airports Not Used for Illegal Bringing of Imigrants

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov once again refuted as fake news reports published on many websites that migrants are secretly being transported into Bulgaria on military aircraft. "Only Bulgarian and ally countries'...