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  • Consumer Association Introduces Quality Assurance Sign for E-Shops

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Active Consumers Association and the European Consumer Association (BEUC) announced Friday that they are introducing a quality assurance sign for e-shops. Representatives of the two organizations told a news briefing that the e-nadejden ...

  • Green Week 2018 in Berlin to Focus on Common Agricultural Policy - Minister

    Berlin, January 19 (BTA Special Correspondent Lyudmila Spassova) - Bulgaria has taken over the Presidency of the Council оf the European Union at a very important time when the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its budget for the new programme period are being...

  • Bulgaria to Offer Balkan Corridor for 5G High-Speed Internet Infrastructure

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria will propose the creation of a Balkan corridor for 5G high-speed Internet infrastructure which can be built hand-in-hand with the road connections being constructed between the countries in the region, Transport, IT and Communications Ministe...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - January 20: Cloudy. Rain to begin around noon from the northwest and will spread across the country. Temperatures will drop and rain will turn to snow in northern and western parts. Lows: between minus 3C and 2C. Highs: 4C-9C. THE MOUNTAINS: Cloudy a...

  • EU Commissioner Gabriel: Gender Equality Matter of Values

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - Gender equality is a matter of values, said here Friday EU Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Mariya Gabriel at a forum, dedicated to the fight against domestic violence and the problem's dimensions in the region of Sofia. "I believe in dial...

  • Jazz and Folk Music in New Project of Angel Zaberski Jr.

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - Jazz and folk music from international and Bulgarian composers are included in the new project of renowned Bulgarian composer and pianist Angel Zaberski Jr. Symphony - Jazz will premiere on April 24 in the largest Hall 1 of the NDK convention centre i...

  • Deputy Chief of Bureau on Surveillance Control Bureau Takes to Strasbourg Court Revocation of His Security Clearance

    Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - Following a decision by the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) to reject an application by the deputy chief of the Bureau on Surveillance Control, Georgi Gatev, over the revocation of his security clearance, he said Friday that he is taking the matter...

  • PMs of Bulgaria, Luxembourg Discuss Single Digital Market in Phone Call

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov spoke over the phone to his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel on Thursday and the two discussed the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council with a focus on digitalization and the single digit...

  • Today's Observances: January 19

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1932: New DAR-6 trainer aircraft, designed by Tsvetan Lazarov, performs its first flight, taking off from Bozhourishte airfield near Sofia. Featured in Britain's "Airplane" journal and German army's annual journal on aviation. 1989:...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - The January 19 stories to be moved by BTA's External Service will include the following: - France's European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau will talk with Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva in Sofia. The two will discuss t...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, January 19 (BTA) - MAIN STORIES "Standart": Hurricane Closes 60 Schools. - A hurricane and a flu outbreak have closed 60 schools in Bulgaria. Thursday's storms ripped off the roofs of schools, hospitals and houses. Metal roofing sheets tumbled down and blocked the...

  • President Radev, German Investors Discuss Opportunities, Difficulties for Doing Business in Bulgaria

    Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev Thursday discussed with members of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry the opportunities and difficulties facing foreign investors in Bulgaria, Radev's press secretariat reported. "Germany is a strategic p...

  • Prosecution Office Will Not Open Case over SANS Report on Excise Information System's Work

    Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - The Sofia City Prosecution Office will not open a case over a State Agency for National Security (SANS) report on the work of the Bulgarian Centralized Excise Information System (BCEIS), Roumyana Arnaudova, Spokesperson of the Prosecutor General, said...

  • Private Security Firms Allowed to Guard Public Events, Use Physical Force to Detain Persons

    Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - At its regular sitting on Thursday, Parliament passed conclusively a new Private Security Business Act moved by the Council of Ministers. The law allows private security firms to guard short public events and mass gatherings for safety purposes, and t...

  • Exchange - Rates

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

  • Deputy PM Zaharieva Will Receive French European Affairs Minister Loiseau

    Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister in charge of judicial reform and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will receive at her Ministry here on Friday France's Minister for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau, who will be paying a brief working visit to Bulgaria, ...

  • EU Presidency Minister Pavlova Confers with European Investment Bank President Hoyer in Luxembourg

    Luxembourg/Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - Bulgarian EU Presidency Minister Liliyana Pavlova met with Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) on Wednesday evening in Luxembourg, Pavlova's Ministry said in a press release Thursday. At the meeting Hoyer f...

  • EU Presidency Minister Pavlova Confers with European Investment Bank President Hoyer in Luxembourg

    Luxembourg/Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - Bulgarian EU Presidency Minister Liliyana Pavlova met with Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) on Wednesday evening in Luxembourg, Pavlova's Ministry said in a press release Thursday. At the meeting Hoyer f...

  • Tourism Ministers of Bulgaria, Argentina Discuss Possible Joint Initiatives

    Madrid/Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova and her Argentine counterpart Jose Gustavo Santos Wednesday discussed possible joint initiatives to promote tourism contacts between the two countries. They met at the FITUR International Tourism F...

  • Over 500 Convicts Have Avoided Serving their Sentences, Shows Prosecuting Magistracy Analysis

    Sofia, January 18 (BTA) - A little over 500 convicted persons have avoided serving their sentences, the Prosecutor General's Spokesperson Roumyana Arnaoudova quoted an analysis of the prosecuting magistracy during a news conference on Thursday. She explained that the data ...