English Service Department

  • President Radev Rejects Accusations of Not Upholding Bulgaria's European Integration

    Montana, Northwestern Bulgaria, April 20 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev Friday categorically rejected the accusations that he does not uphold Bulgaria's European integration. Radev said also that Bulgaria should not mislead its Euro-Atlantic partners that it is moderniz...

  • Considerable Progress Achieved in Respect of New Children's Justice Law

    Sofia, April 20 (BTA) - Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva and MEP Emil Radev opened Friday here a conference on juvenile justice. Speaking to reporters, Deputy Justice Minister Evgeni Stoyanov, who too participated in the conference, said that considerable programmes was made ...

  • President Radev Rejects Accusations of Not Upholding Bulgaria's European Integration

    Montana, Northwestern Bulgaria, April 20 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev Friday categorically rejected the accusations that he does not uphold Bulgaria's European integration. Radev said also that Bulgaria should not mislead its Euro-Atlantic partners that it is modernizing ...

  • Sofia Airport Should Become Hub for Connecting Flights - Expert

    Sofia, April 20 (BTA) - The need of a general long-term strategy for Bulgarian civil aviation for the next 20-30 years has grown in the last decade. This strategy should follow the Aviation Strategy for Europe, published in late 2015, Bulgarian Airlines Association (ABA) Presi...

  • Mini Maritsa Iztok to Hold Protest for Higher Coal Prices on April 24

    Sofia, April 20 (BTA) - The Podkrepa trade union said Bulgaria's largest coal mining company, Mini Maritsa Iztok, would stage a protest in front of the Energy Ministry on April 24, demanding a 15 per cent price rise per tonne of fuel equivalent. Back in January, miners ca...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, April 20 (BTA) - April 21: Sunny with brief cloudy spells in the eastern parts. Lows: 5C to 10C. Highs: 18C to 23C. Sunny along the Black Sea coast. Highs: 15C to 17C. Mostly sunny in the mountains. Highs: 13C at 1200 m, 6C at 2000 m. Sunny on Sunday. Lows: 6C to 11C...

  • Young Bulgarians, Business Representatives Meet in Berlin

    Sofia, April 20 (BTA) - The fourth edition of a job fair is bringing together young Bulgarians who live in Germany and Bulgarian business representatives, said the organizers, Bulgarian Careers Fair. Its mission is to show Bulgarians abroad that it is worth pursuing a career i...

  • International Tourism Revenues Rise over 11% between December 2017 and February 2018

    Sofia, April 20 (BTA) - The Tourism Ministry reported over 11 per cent growth in international tourism revenues between December 2017 and February 2018. The revenues in most of the winter season stood at nearly 796 million leva, the Ministry's press office said Friday, quo...

  • BTA Interview: Ambassador Irit Lillian on Israel's 70th Anniversary

    Sofia, April 20 (BTA) - Interviewed by BTA, Ambassador Irit Lillian said peace was the greatest blessing Israel could wish for on its 70th anniversary, marked on April 19. The celebrations will span the whole year, said the Ambassador, giving details of the Embassy's ini...

  • Eurostat: Nearly One Million Bulgarians Reported Health Issues Impacting Daily Life in 2016

    Sofia, April 20 (BTA) - About 960,000 Bulgarians, 16 per cent of slightly over 6 million people aged 16 and over, reported long-standing limitations to their daily lives due to health problems in 2016, according to a Eurostat analysis. About 12.5 per cent of Bulgarians aged 1...

  • Today's Observances: April 20

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1846 - The first issue of the "Bulgarski Orel" ("Bulgarian Eagle") newspaper is published in Leipzig, Germany under the editorship of Ivan Bogorov. 1906 - A 37-member air force is set up within the Engineer Troops. 1918 - Diplomatic relati...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, April 20 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS There is no single issue to dominate the front pages of the Friday papers. "Troud" leads with the Thursday meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security (CCNS) and says in a headline that "an army without soldiers and armament...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, April 20 (BTA) - Following are some of the stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Friday: -- Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva meets with her Kosovar counterpart Behgjet Pacolli to discuss the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency and Kosovo's EU perspec...

  • National Security Council: Bulgarian Army Performs Part of Its Defence Mission Tasks to Limited Extent

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Emerging from a five-hour meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security (CCNS) here on Thursday, President Rumen Radev said that it analyzed the state of the Armed Forces and their capability to implement their defence tasks. It was establish...

  • National Security Council: Bulgarian Army Performs Part of Its Defence Mission Tasks to Limited Extent

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Emerging from a five-hour meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security (CCNS) here on Thursday, President Rumen Radev said that it analyzed the state of the Armed Forces and their capability to implement their defence tasks. It was establish...

  • National Security Council: Bulgarian Army Performs Part of Its Defence Mission Tasks to Limited Extent

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Emerging from a five-hour meeting of the Consultative Council on National Security (CCNS) here on Thursday, President Rumen Radev said that it analyzed the state of the Armed Forces and their capability to implement their defence tasks. It was establish...

  • Delegation of European Affairs Committee of Macedonian Parliament Visits Sofia

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - A delegation of the European Affairs Committee of the Macedonian Parliament headed by Committee Chairman Artan Grubi is visiting Sofia. The guests conferred with Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva who offered congratulations for the EC's recommen...

  • Single Body Could Be Established to Control Disability Assessment System

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - A single control body with the National Social Security Institute (NSSI) could be established to monitor the entire disability assessment system, Deputy Labour and Social Policy Minister Sultanka Petrova said Thursday, emerging from a meeting with the n...

  • Ataka Leader Siderov Attends Fourth Yalta International Economic Forum

    Yalta, April 19 (BTA) - Ataka leader Volen Siderov and MPs Yavor Notev, Dessislav Choukolov and Margarita Nikolova are taking part in the Fourth Yalta International Economic Forum in Crimea, Siderov's party said Thursday. It is one of the major four economic forums in Ru...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on April 19 to 5 p.m. on April 20, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remit...