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  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva Insists on Active Inclusion of Women in Afghanistan Peace Process

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva expressed Bulgaria's support for the efforts for peace in Afghanistan and for women's active inclusion in the internal political talks during a meeting here on Thursday with U.S. Spec...

  • Water Supply in Haskovo Region Restored after Maritsa River Pollution Incident

    Haskovo, Southern Bulgaria, July 30 (BTA) - Water supply to all five municipalities in Haskovo Region which use water from the Maritsa River basin was restored by Wednesday evening after it was suspended due to pollution from the Neochim fertilizer plant near Dimitrovgrad,...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on July 30 to 5 p.m. on July 31, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Pernik District Heating Company Fined for Sludge Repository Leak

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - The district heating company in the western city of Pernik has been fined for a sludge repository accident, the prosecuting magistracy reported here on Thursday. There was a leak in the "September 7" sludge repository of Pernik's Republica thermal ...

  • Tourism Minister: Rents in Sunny Beach Reduced by Half

    Sunny Beach on the Black Sea, July 30 (BTA) - The rents for businesses in the Sunny Beach resort on the Black Sea coast will be reduced by half. About half of local businesses have declared they are not opening this season, Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism Mariyana Nikol...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Thursday

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Thursday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: - adopted second-reading amendments to the Local Taxes and Fees Act that reduce to 9 per cent the VAT on beer and wine served at establishments and on a...

  • Bulgaria Will Take Part in EU Joint Procurement of COVID-19 Vaccine

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - Bulgaria will take part in the joint European procurement of a COVID-19 vaccine, said here on Thursday in Parliament GERB Floor Leader Dr. Daniela Daritkova. She was speaking after an extraordinary meeting of the Parliamentary Healthcare Committee, durin...

  • Constitutional Court: President Cannot Be Subject to Checks, Investigations During Term in Office

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - The Constitutional Court Thursday issued a decision that during their term in office, the President and Vice President cannot be subject to checks and investigations, nor can charges be brought against them. The decision was adopted unanimously. Accordi...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Thursday

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Thursday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: - adopted second-reading amendments to the Local Taxes and Fees Act that reduce to 9 per cent the VAT on beer and wine served at establishments and on a...

  • Majority of Proceedings Launched by Competition Protection Commission in 2019 Were for Public Procurement

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - Last year, 983 out of the 1060 proceedings launched by the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC), were initiated under the Public Procurement Act, shows the CPC's annual report for 2019 that Parliament approved on a 73-16 vote Thursday. A to...

  • Bulgaria Extends Lv 353,000 for Development, Preservation of Bulgarian Language and Culture in Moldova

    Taraclia, Moldova, July 30 (BTA) - Bulgaria has extended 350,000 leva to support the development and preservation of the Bulgarian language and culture in Moldova in 2020. The money has been approved by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science under a module for support...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Thursday

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Thursday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: - adopted second-reading amendments to the Local Taxes and Fees Act that reduce to 9 per cent the VAT on beer and wine served at establishments and on a...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - July 31: Mostly sunny and hot. Light northwesterly wind. Thundery showers in separate parts of Western and Central Bulgaria late in the evening. Highs: 35C to 40C. THE COAST: Sunny. Light southeasterly wind. Highs: 30C to 34C. Sea water temperature: 27...

  • Parliament Adopts Annual Report of Communications Regulation Commission

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - The National Assembly on Thursday adopted the annual report of the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) for 2019 by a vote of 80-4, with 9 abstentions. CRC register data show that 1,122 enterprises intended to provide public electronic communicati...

  • President Vetoes Subsurface Resources Act Amendments

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev returned recent Subsurface Resources Act amendments to the National Assembly for further consideration, the President's press secretariat reported on Thursday. The amendments were adopted by the Assembly on second reading on Jul...

  • Anti-Government Protests Block Two Sofia Intersections Thursday Morning

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - Two major intersections in downtown Sofia were blocked by protestors on Thursday morning as anti-government demonstrations went into a 22nd day, the Interior Ministry reported. Police patrols were diverting vehicular traffic at the two spots: Eagles Brid...

  • Water Supply in Haskovo Region Restored after Maritsa River Pollution Incident

    Haskovo, Southern Bulgaria, July 30 (BTA) - Water supply to all five municipalities in Haskovo Region which use water from the Maritsa River basin was restored by Wednesday evening after it was suspended due to pollution from the Neochim fertilizer plant near Dimitrovgrad, the...

  • 284 New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Bulgaria

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - The healthcare authorities confirmed 284 new cases of COVID-19 in Bulgaria in the last 24 hours after 6,395 PCR tests, according to data published on the national coronavirus web portal on Thursday morning. The largest number of new cases were diagnosed...

  • Today's Observances: July 30

    The world: -- System Administrator Appreciation Day, marked since 1999 -- National day of Vanuatu. Independence Day (1980) -- National Day of Morocco: Throne Day (1999) On this day in Bulgarian history: 1964 - A Higher General Technical Extramural Institute established, r...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - POLITICS Sega reports of "a big row" between the power-holders and the opposition on Wednesday over the reluctance of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov to report to the legislature the actions of the executive after it unveiled a major crisis relief pack...