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  • Press - Review

    Sofia, March 16 (BTA) - NEW ZEALAND TERROR ATTACK - PERPETRATOR - BULGARIA VISIT The mass shooting in New Zealand, in which a gunman who had visited Bulgaria in 2018, killed dozens in two mosques in the city of Christchurch on Friday, is extensively covered by the Saturday...

  • PM Borissov Convenes Meeting with Security Services over New Zealand Terror Attack

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov, Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva and senior representatives of the security services conferred here late on Friday at the Council of Ministers in co...

  • Socialist-Led Coalition's Political Council Meets

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) leader Kornelia Ninova convened the Political Council of the BSP for Bulgaria Coalition before the BSP National Council session on Sunday, the party said in a press release on Friday. Participants discussed the political...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Friday, Bulgaria's Parliament transacted business as follows: - elected Boyko Atanassov Chairman of the Financial Supervision Commission (FSC). Atanassov, who has been nominated by Ataka leader Volen Siderov and a group of...

  • Parliament Chair Karayancheva: "2019 Should See Armed Forces' Modernization"

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - Bulgarian National Assembly Chairperson Tsveta Karayancheva Friday opened a roundtable in Parliament on "NATO' Future: Civilian Aspects of Security", marking the 15th anniversary of Bulgaria's NATO accession. Karayancheva said that 2018 and 201...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on March 15 to 5 p.m. on March 18, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remit...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Friday, Bulgaria's Parliament transacted business as follows: - elected Boyko Atanassov Chairman of the Financial Supervision Commission (FSC). Atanassov, who has been nominated by Ataka leader Volen Siderov and a group of...

  • Socialists Submit Second Letter to Road Infrastructure Agency for Motorways Analysis

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Friday submitted a second letter to the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) with a request for an analysis of motorways sections by a licensed European laboratory. After submitting the letter, BSP leader Kornelia Ninova ...

  • Public Procurement Process to Be Completely Digitized by Year's End

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - The public procurement process will be completely digitized by the end of this year, Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev said on Friday, speaking at a conference on "European Solidarity in the EU Investment Policy Implemented in Bulgaria." According...

  • Parliament Chair Karayancheva: 2019 Should See Armed Forces' Modernization

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - National Assembly Chairperson Tsveta Karayancheva Friday opened a roundtable in Parliament on "NATO's Future: Civilian Aspects of Security" devoted to the 15th anniversary of Bulgaria's NATO accession. Karayancheva said that 2018 and 2019 shoul...

  • 17 Municipalities Had Serious Financial Problems at End-2018

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - A Finance Ministry analysis shows that 17 of Bulgaria's 265 municipalities had serious financial problems at the end of 2018, the ministry's press office reported on Friday. This compares to 13 hard-up municipalities at the end of 2017. Four mu...

  • 120,000 Pupils, 10,500 Teachers to Share in New Support for Success Project

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - Some 1,500 schools with about 120,000 pupils and nearly 10,500 teachers will be covered by a new 30-month project of Bulgaria's Ministry of Education and Science, entitled "Support for Success" and funded with 127,759,360 leva under Operational Prog...

  • Bulgaria Launches Official Webpage for Pope Francis's Apostolic Journey in May

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - An official webpage for the Apostolic Journey to Bulgaria of His Holiness Pope Francis was launched on Friday, the Government Information Service and the head of State's press secretariat said. The visit will take place from May 5 to 7. On http://...

  • Volya Party MPs Enter Plenary after Thursday's Declared Quitting

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - Regardless of the intention to leave Parliament declared on Thursday, on Friday Volya party MPs came into plenary. At the beginning of the sitting, Parliament did not have a quorum as only 119 MPs registered. After the unsuccessful first registration...

  • Bulgarian Statespersons Cable Condolences to New Zealand

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - Bulgarian statespersons Friday cabled condolences to New Zealand in connection with the mosque shootings in Christchurch. President Rumen Radev offered condolences to Governor-General Patsy Reddy, the presidential press secretariat said. "Racist hate ...

  • Culture Minister Banov Attends Unveiling of Skopje Exhibition

    Skopje/Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - An exhibition, '100 Years of Trebenista', was unveiled by Bulgarian Culture Minister Boil Banov, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Culture Minister Asaf Ademi of North Macedonia and Asja Draca Muntean, Serbia's Assistant Minister of Cultu...

  • Unemployment Decreased in 2018

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - The number of registered unemployed people in labour offices went down to 205,013 in February, the Employment Agency said Friday. Unemployment went down by 2.1 per cent compared to January, and the number of unemployed in February 2018 was down by 25,60...

  • EU Commissioner Gabriel Proposes New Digital Europe Programme with Budget of EUR 9 Bln

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel took part in a meeting on "Educated Young People: Capital for Europe" at Sofia's University of National and World Economy on Friday. Addressing the students, she proposed a new pro...

  • Deputy Prosecutor General Geshev Confers with FBI Deputy Director Bowdich

    Washington, D.C., March 15 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev, who is paying an official visit to the US, conferred in Washington with Federal Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, the Bulgarian prosecution service said in a press relea...

  • Personal Physicians Firmly Opposed to Giving Tax Authorities Access to Patients' Dossiers

    Sofia, March 15 (BTA) - Personal physicians are firmly opposed to the idea to give the National Revenue Agency (NRA) access to patients' health dossiers, the National Association of General Practitioners in Bulgaria (NAGPB) said in a statement Friday. Written copies of th...