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  • 8th Graphic Art Triennial brings together over 300 Artists from 36 Countries

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - The 8th edition of the International Triennial of Graphic Arts in Sofia will bring together over 300 artists from 36 countries, said the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA) on Tuesday. The Triennial opens at the UBA gallery in central Sofia on November ...

  • Defence Minister Karakachanov Alerts Prosecutor General About Attempts to Create Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria

    November 19 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov has alerted the Prosecutor General to what he sees as attempts by two non-governmental organizations to create a Macedonian minority in Bulgaria, his party IMRO said in a press release on Tu...

  • September Balance on Goods Shows EUR 67 Mln Surplus

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Bulgaria's balance on goods in September showed a surplus of 67 million euro, compared to a deficit of 62.3 million euro a year earlier. In January-September 2019 the balance on goods was in a deficit of 316.1 million euro (0.5 per cent of GDP), ...

  • Cypriot Film Director Pantzis Stages MozartТs "Apollo et Hyacinthus" at Sofia Opera

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Cypriot film director Andreas Pantzis will stage Mozart's "Apollo et Hyacinthus" at Sofia Opera. The production will open on November 22 and is based on Ovid's "Metamorphoses", the opera house said. "Apollo et Hyacinthus" was the first opera...

  • Turkish Companies Study Investment Opportunities in Bulgaria

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Turkish investments in Bulgaria total nearly 1 billion euro and in the first half of the year alone Turkish companies invested 23 million euro, said Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov on Tuesday. He spoke at the opening of a forum on investment condit...

  • President Radev Will Decide on Prosecutor General Elect in Foreseeable Time, Rejects Any Ultimatums

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev told journalists on Tuesday that he will rule on the appointment of prosecutor general elect Ivan Geshev "within a foreseeable time" and will not bow to ultimatums. Geshev, the only candidate for the job, was elected ...

  • Education Ministry, Sofia University, Bulgarian Academy of Science Mark 20 Years with CERN

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Bulgaria's full-fledged membership with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia University and the Bulgarian Academy of Science (BAS), wit...

  • Institute of Market Economics Calls for Lower Taxes and Surplus in 2020 Budget

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - The Institute of Market Economics (IME) released Tuesday an alternative to the draft national budget for 2020 that the government has prepared. It is based on stopping the upward trend for taxes and insurance contributions, and scrapping some taxes i...

  • Police Busts Criminal Group Producing Counterfeit Documents

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - A police operation uncovered a criminal group involved in the production of counterfeit documents in Sofia, Varna and Kyustendil on November 15, said Prosecutor's Office spokesman Siika Mileva and General Directorate Combating Organized Crime Dep...

  • PM Borissov Comments on Motorway-Related Construction Works

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - After inspecting the construction of the Hemus Motorway on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Facebook that there is no technology helping to complete large-scale projects within a short time. At present, 175 km of the 420-km motorway tha...

  • President Radev Will Decide on Prosecutor General Elect in Foreseeable Time, Rejects Any Ultimatums

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev told journalists on Tuesday that he will rule on the appointment of prosecutor general elect Ivan Geshev "within a foreseeable time" and will not bow to ultimatums. Geshev, the only candidate for the job, was elected ...

  • Sick Pay Proposal Will Not be Tabled in National Assembly, Says PM Borissov

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - The proposal by the government coalition that the first day of sick leave be left unpaid by employers, which was met with much resistance from the Trade Unions and other organizations, will not be submitted to the National Assembly. Prime Minister Bo...

  • National Arts Academy Opens Photo Exhibition

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - The National Academy of Arts (NAA) in Sofia has arranged an exhibition of 40 photographs by 20 of its students and teachers in various fields of art. The exhibition will open in Academia Gallery on November 25 at 6.00 p.m., the NAA said. The selectio...

  • President Radev Will Decide on Prosecutor General Elect in Foreseeable Time, Rejects Any Ultimatums

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev told journalists on Tuesday that he will rule on the appointment of prosecutor general elect Ivan Geshev "withing a foreseeable time" and does not accept ultimatums. Geshev, the only candidate for the job, was elected...

  • National Nuclear Waste Repository Must Be Finished by 2021

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - In 2021, all construction work on Bulgaria's National Repository for Low- and Intermediate-Level Radioactive Waste (NRRW) must be complete, said executive director of the state-run enterprise "Radioactive Wastes" (RW) Dilyan Petrov Tuesday at a s...

  • Sick Pay Proposal Will Not be Tabled in National Assembly, Says PM Borissov

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - The proposal by the government coalition that the first day of sick leave be left unpaid by employers, which was met with much resistance from the Trade Unions and other organizations, will not be submitted to the National Assembly. Prime Minister Bo...

  • Author Jamal Ouariachi to Arrive in Sofia for Bulgarian premiere of His Novel "A Hunger"

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - Dutch writer Jamal Ouariachi will arrive in Sofia for the Bulgarian premiere of his novel " A Hunger". The event will take place at Casa Libri on November 20 at 7 pm, said the novel's publishers. Jamal Ouariachi was born in Amsterdam in 1978 and...

  • Bulgarian Foundation Aims to Cut Down Food Waste

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - A newly-set up foundation, called "Mate Kitchen", is aiming to prevent food waste in Bulgaria. On the occasion of Food Industry Day, the organization urged people to "Sit Down Together" and stop discarding consumable food, its representatives told BT...

  • Today's Observances: November 19

    The world: - World Toilet Day; - National Day of Monaco: Saint Rainier's Day (1857). Bulgaria: - Ground Forces Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1869: The first issue of the "Svoboda" ("Freedom") newspaper is published in Bucharest (old style date: November 7). ...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, November 19 (BTA) - The November 19 stories to be moved by BTA's External Service will include the following: - The strike committees of the Podkrepa Confederation of Labour and the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria will discuss future joint act...