English Service Department

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, July 30 (BTA) - The July 30 stories to be moved by BTA's External Service will include the following: -- Parliament is expected to vote conclusively revisions to the Local Taxes and Fees Act to turn into law a lowering of VAT for beer and wine to 9 per cent from 20...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on July 29 to 5 p.m. on July 30, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Water Pollution in Maritsa Tributary 360 Times Over Allowable Levels

    Haskovo, Southern Bulgaria, July 29, (BTA) - The samples taken from the canal flowing into the Maritsa River on Tuesday were found to contain large quantities of nitrates, nitrites and ammonium nitrogen, said Health Minister Kostadin Angelov at a briefing in Haskovo on Wed...

  • National Council for Tripartite Cooperation Holds Extraordinary Online Sitting

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation Wednesday held an extraordinary online sitting convened by Deputy Prime Minister Mariyana Nikolova, the Government Information Service reported. The Government and the social partners discussed a bill to am...

  • National Assembly Passes Conclusively Revisions to Social Services Act

    Sofia. July 29 (BTA) - The National Assembly passed conclusively revisions to the Social Services Act here on Wednesday. These unite the revisions tabled by the United Patriots and GERB changing some deadlines and specifically noting that social services are not services in th...

  • Social Minister Sacheva: "Investments in Early Childhood Development Are Among the Most Valuable for a State"

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - Investments in early childhood development are among the most valuable for a State, because early childhood development and quality childcare improve by over 25 per cent children's chance for professional realization and future prospects, Labour and ...

  • President Radev Appoints Col Emil Tonev as Acting National Service for Protection Chief

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev has designated by decree Colonel Emil Tonev as the acting head of the National Service for Protection (NSP), after dismissing by another decree Brigadier General Krassimir Stanchev from the post, the President's Press Secretaria...

  • Lt Gen Dimitar Iliev Meets Outgoing Polish Defence Attache and Successor

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - Deputy Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Dimitar Iliev expressed gratitude on behalf of the General Staff and the Ministry of Defence to Poland's outgoing military defence attache to Bulgaria Colonel Marek Warmisnki for his personal contribution i...

  • Counterfeit Products Seized at Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint

    Haskovo, Southeast Bulgaria, July 29 (BTA) - Customs officers from the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint on the border with Turkey have seized 26,556 items suspected to be counterfeit, the Customs Agency reported here on Wednesday. The products, consisting of clothing apparel, per...

  • Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office Gathers Data on 28 Privatization Deals

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - The Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office (SCPO) has received the findings of another 14 privatization deal checks performed by the State Agency for National Security (SANS). Thus, the total number of checked privatization deals reached 28, SCPO info...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - Thursday: Sunny and hot in the afternoon in lowlands. Highs: 34C-39C across most of the country. COAST: Sunny. Light to moderate easterly-southeasterly wind. Highs: 30C-33C. Sea water temperature around 27C. Sea waves: 1-2 degrees Douglas. MOUNTAINS:...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Wednesday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: - Adopted on first reading amendments to the Asylum and Refugees Act. The most significant change relates to the representation of unaccompanied minors...

  • Natural Gas Transmission to Greece Restored

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - After the depressurization accident on July 27 that caused damage to the pipeline carrying natural gas to Greece in the vicinity of Kulata border checkpoint, gas operator Bulgartransgaz carried out the necessary repairs, and the gas supply to Greece is r...

  • Water Pollution in Maritsa Tributary 360 Times Over Allowable Levels

    Haskovo, southern Bulgaria, July 29, (BTA) - The samples taken from the canal flowing into the Maritsa River on Tuesday were found to contain large quantities of nitrates, nitrites and ammonium nitrogen, announced Health Minister Kostadin Angelov at a briefing in Haskovo on We...

  • 250 New Cases of COVID-19 Over Past 24 Hours

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria rose by 250 since yesterday, out of 5,330 PCR tests, according to data published on the national coronavirus information portal. The most new cases were confirmed in Sofia - 55, Plovdiv - 24, and Blagoev...

  • Today's Observances: July 29

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1014: Byzantine troops defeat the Bulgarian army at the Battle of Belassitsa. By order of Emperor Basil II, some 15,000 Bulgarian soldiers are blinded; one in every 100 men is left with one eye to lead the rest to Tsar Samuel. 1967: A Guild...

  • Today's Observances: July 29

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1014: Byzantine troops defeat the Bulgarian army at the Battle of Belassitsa. By order of Emperor Basil II, some 15,000 Bulgarian soldiers are blinded; one in every 100 men is left with one eye to lead the rest to Tsar Samuel. 1967: Guild o...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - The July 29 stories to be moved by BTA's External Service will include the following: - The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation will hold an extraordinary video conference to discuss a bill to amend the Ministry of Interior Act, sponsored by...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - MARITSA RIVER POLLUTED "Death Flows into the Maritsa," runs the main headline in Troud. The story covers the pollution of the Maritsa River near Dimitrovgrad with a toxic substance which killed a herd of cows. It says that the cows seem to have died al...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - At a video conference on Tuesday, the Council of Ministers adopted the following decisions, as reported by the Government Information Service: - Decided to extend the emergency epidemic situation in Bulgaria by one month to August 31, 2020; - Adopted a...