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  • Mobile Operators Ask for More Reasonable Radio Frequency Fees

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Setting more reasonable fees for the use of radio frequencies is an important precondition for increasing investments in mobile communications, Bulgaria's three major telecom operators Vivacom (the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company), Telenor and A1...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on May 20 to 5 p.m. on May 21, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittances...

  • Prosecutor General Tsatsarov Dismisses Allegations He Sought to Conceal Old Apartment Deal, Says He Has Nothing to Hid...

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov Monday denied reports that he tried to conceal a controversial 12-year-old purchase of an apartment by making sure it is removed from the Property Register while it was taken offline over the weekend. Tsatsarov issued a ...

  • Prosecutor General Tsatsarov Dismisses Allegations He Sought to Conceal Old Apartment Deal, Says He Has Nothing to Hid...

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov Monday denied reports that he tried to conceal a controversial 12-year-old purchase of an apartment by making sure it is removed from the Property Register while it was taken offline over the weekend. Tsatsarov issued a ...

  • Chavdar Marinov Appointed Deputy Agriculture MInister

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Chavdar Marinov has been appointed Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry by order of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, the Government information service said on Monday. Marinov graduated in livestock husbandry from the Thracian University in St...

  • Energy Minister Petkova: "Kozloduy NPP in Perfect Financial State"

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - During an inspection of the repairs of Unit 5 of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant (NPP), Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova told journalists that the power plant is in a perfect financial state. Petkova reported that up to this moment, profits from the K...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva Meets with German Counterpart Maas

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva Monday met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who is paying an official visit to Bulgaria at her invitation. Zaharieva said Germany has always been Bulgaria's strategic ally and maj...

  • Bulgaria Exports 10,361 Tonnes of Honey to Other EU Countries in 2018

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria exported 10,361,200 kg of natural honey to other EU countries in 2018 and 392,500 kg to non-EU countries, the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) reported on May 20, which is World Bee Day. At the same time, Bulgaria imported 366...

  • International Cigarette Production Ring Broken up by Bulgarian, Spanish Law Enforcers

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - An international crime ring producing illegally cigarettes in Spain and distributing them across the EU, has been broken up by the Spanish and Bulgarian law-enforcers, the Bulgarian Interior Ministry said Monday. The illegal plant has capacity to produ...

  • Relations between Bulgaria and Ukraine Rest on Solid Foundation - Deputy PM Nikolova

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - The traditionally good relations between Bulgaria and Ukraine rest on a solid foundation and have deep roots, Bulgaria Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Demographic Policy Mariyana Nikolova told Ukraine's newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensk...

  • Owners of Small RES Power Plants Deny Being Oversubsidized, Threaten to Close Roads and Border Crossings

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Owners of small power plants using renewable energy sources (RES) Monday held a news conference in Sofia to deny accusations that they had been oversubsidized. They said that oversubsidizing existed but was applied selectively and only benefited large RE...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva Meets with German Counterpart Maas

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva Monday met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who is paying an official visit to Bulgaria at her invitation. Zaharieva said Germany has always been Bulgaria's strategic ally and maj...

  • Consumer Protection Association: Small Loans for Up to Lv 1,000 on the Rise

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Smaller loans for up to 1,000 leva are becoming more prevalent, having increased by over 10 per cent in the past five years, shows an analysis by the National Association for Consumer Protection (NACP), based on central bank data. More than half of all ...

  • Rose Producers Concerned with Overproduction and Low Prices, Again

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Overproduction is the main problem in the rose growing and rose oil business in Bulgaria, and the crisis lavender farming is sure to exacerbate, too, Filip Lisicharov, a rose producer who chairs the Bulgarian Rose Oil Association, told the Bulgarian Natio...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - May 21: Mostly sunny, broken cloud over eastern and mountain regions in the afternoon, and isolated short rainfall. Light to moderate west-southwesterly wind. Highs: 22C to 27C. THE MOUNTAINS: Mostly sunny, broken cloud in the afternoon, isolated short r...

  • Bulgarian Chief of Defence to Participate in Meetings of EU Military Committee

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Bulgarian Chief of Defence Andrei Botsev will be participating May 21 in the spring sessions of the EU Military Committee in Brussels, the Defence Ministry said Monday. The meeting will be held at the level of EU Chiefs of Defence. EU Chiefs of Defence ...

  • Sofia Music Weeks Festival to Mark 50th Anniversary

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - The international music festival Sofia Music Weeks will mark its 50th anniversary on May 24. Programme coordinator Momchil Georgiev told journalists that the festival continues to uphold its main aim, which is to give young performers in Bulgaria an oppor...

  • PM Borissov Talks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov late on Sunday met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who is paying an official visit to Bulgaria. They discussed bilateral matters of current relevance and topics on the EU agenda, the government information service sa...

  • Prosecution Service, EIB Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Sofia, May 20 (BTA) - Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov has signed a memorandum of understanding between the Bulgarian prosecution service and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on strengthening and enhancing cooperation and information exchange between the two, the prosecuti...

  • Today's Observances: May 20

    The world: - National Day of Cameroon: Republic Day (1972). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1878: In Plovdiv, Prince Alexander Dondukov-Korsakov takes office as Russian Imperial Commissioner in Bulgaria (until June 10, 1879). 1992: Diplomatic relations established with ...