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  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - OVINE RINDERPEST OUTBREAK The outbreak of ovine rinderpest in Southeastern Bulgaria, the authorities' efforts to suppress it and the tensions arising from these efforts are a leading topic in Wednesday's national dailies. It is discussed in the...

  • Exchange - Rates

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

  • Tripartite Cooperation Council Discusses Draft Changes to Medical Expert Examinations

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation (NCTC) Tuesday discussed a draft Council of Ministers decree amending and supplementing the Rules of Organization of the Work of Medical Expert Examination Bodies and Regional Registers of Medical Expert Ex...

  • Bulgaria Has 884 Dams in Need of Fixing, 450 Require Urgent Repairs

    Lovech, Northern Bulgaria, July 17 (BTA) - A total of 884 dams in Bulgaria need to be repaired, and 450 of these require urgent repairs. This transpired at an extended sitting of the staff for implementing the Disaster Protection Plan here on Tuesday. The head of the State Ag...

  • Positive Assessment of Bulgarian Role Prevail among Western Balkans Societies - Poll

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - After the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2018, people in the Western Balkan countries feel Bulgaria closer to their heart even though the EU did not give very clear accession prospects for these countries. This transpi...

  • Bulgarians Can Stay Visa-free for 30 Days on Chinese Hainan Island

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - As of May 1, 2018, the nationals of 59 countries, Bulgaria including, can stay up to 30 days without the need to obtain a visa on the Chinese Hainan Island, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said in a press release on Tuesday. The visa-free regulation is ...

  • Tripartite Cooperation Council Discusses Draft Changes to Medical Expert Examinations

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation (NCTC) Tuesday discussed a draft Council of Ministers decree amending and supplementing the Rules of Organization of the Work of Medical Expert Examination Bodies and Regional Registers of Medical Expert Ex...

  • Ovine Rinderpest Outbreak Registered in Seven Municipalities across Two Regions

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - An ovine rinderpest outbreak has been conclusively established in seven municipalities across two regions in Bulgaria, it transpired here from Tuesday's extraordinary parliamentary meeting. The emergency centre dealing with the outbreak detailed ...

  • Yet Another Security Mishap at Sofia Airport

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - A private aircraft with five persons on board was not checked by the Border Police at Sofia Airport en route to Greece. The aircraft took off in Gabrovo, Northern Bulgaria, with a stopover in Sofia, en route to Greece, Interior Minister Chief Secretary M...

  • Party of European Socialists Opens Fact-finding Missions in Bulgaria on Wednesday

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - A mission of the Party of European Socialists (PES) led by PES Secretary General Achim Post and President of PES Women Zita Gurmai arrives in Sofia on Wednesday, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) said in a press release Tuesday. The mission will see ...

  • Financial Regulator Creates Innovations Centre to Cooperate with Companies Offering Novel Financial Technologies

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - The Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) said Tuesday it has set up an innovations centre as a platform for cooperation with companies offering novel financial technologies. The centre is part of the regulator's strategy for monitoring financial te...

  • Ovine Rinderpest Outbreak Registered in Seven Municipalities across Two Regions

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - An ovine rinderpest outbreak has been conclusively established in seven municipalities across two regions in Bulgaria, it transpired here from Tuesday's extraordinary parliamentary meeting. The emergency centre dealing with the outbreak detailed ...

  • Roundtable Reviews Achievements in Home Affairs during Bulgaria's EU Presidency

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - A key achievement of the Bulgarian EU Presidency (January-June 2018) was the re-focus on the European perspective of the Western Balkans, Director General of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development Michael Spindelegger said in Sofia Tue...

  • Single Tourism Information System to Be Launched in May 2019

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - A single tourism information system (STIS) will be launched in May 2019. Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova and Ognyan Trayanov, Executive Director of TechnoLogica, Tuesday signed an agreement on the building and introduction of STIS. STIS will connect...

  • Ovine Rinderpest Outbreak Registered in Seven Municipalities across Two Regions

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - An ovine rinderpest outbreak has been conclusively established in seven municipalities across two regions in Bulgaria, it transpired here from Tuesday's extraordinary parliamentary meeting. The emergency centre dealing with the outbreak detailed the ...

  • Visitor Centre will Welcome Guests at Early Neolithic Settlement in Sofia's Slatina Housing Estate

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - A visitor centre will welcome guests at an early Neolithic settlement located in present-day Slatina housing estate in Sofia, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova said Tuesday. Fandakova and Deputy Mayor in charge of culture Todor Chobanov looked at the progre...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - July 18: Windy. Moderate to strong northwesterly wind. Changeable cloud with scattered thundery showers in the afternoon. Highs: 24C to 29C. Patchy along the Black Sea coast in the morning. Getting cloudy in the afternoon, with thundery showers. Mild to...

  • Over Half of Wheat in Dobrich Region Harvested

    Dobrich, Northeast Bulgaria, July 17 (BTA) - Close to 60 per cent of the wheat fields in the region of Dobrich have been harvested already, the Regional Agriculture Directorate reported Monday. According to the latest data, a total of 381,799 tonnes of wheat have been harveste...

  • Eurostat: Two Bulgarians Commit Suicide Per Day on Average

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - An average of two Bulgarians committed suicide per day in 2015, when a total of 682 suicides were registered across the country, 523 of them being men and 159 - women, shows a Eurostat analysis on the suicide rate in Europe for that year. The suicide rat...

  • Today's Observances: July 17

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1393: Bulgaria falls under Ottoman rule. Sultan Bayezid I's army takes Turnovo, capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, liquidating all Bulgarian institutions. 1877: Advance detachment of Russian army crosses Balkan Range to liberate t...