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  • European Heritage Days Celebrations Themed "Arts and Entertainment"

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - The common theme of the 2019 European Heritage Days celebrated on September 21-22 is Arts and Entertainment, the French Institute said. This annual event aims to focus the public's attention on various aspects of the cultural heritage and to pr...

  • Today's Observances: September 17

    Orthodox Church celebrates Feast of St Sophia and her daughters Faith, Hope and Charity. Bulgaria: - Day of the City of Sofia. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1794: Priest Stoyko Vladislavov (1739-1813) ordained as Bishop Sofronii of Vratsa. Prominent figure of Bulgaria...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - THE HOME SCENE "24 Chassa" frontpages a picture from the unveiling of a plant for pharmaceutical products and feed additives built under the Juncker plan in the town of Peshtera. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov attended the ceremony. The new facil...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Tuesday: -- A delegation of the Albanian Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, led by its chair Mimi Kodheli, pays an official visit to Bulgaria on September...

  • Supreme Administrative Court Closes Case against Selection of Contractor in Bulgaria Extension of TurkStream

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - The Supreme Administrative Court Monday said that it has closed a case against a decision by the competition protection regulator concerning the selection of a contractor for the construction of a Bulgaria extension of the TurkStream gas pipeline pr...

  • Days of Chinese Culture, Tourism to Be Launched with Open-Air Show

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - The Days of Chinese Culture and Tourism here will e launched by an open-air show, "Learn about Ningbo", the organizers of the China Cultural Centre in Sofia said. The event is organized in conjunction with the Ningbo Culture, Radio, Television and T...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on September 16 to 5 p.m. on September 17, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuati...

  • Defence Minister Karakachanov: Bulgaria Ready to React If Refugee Pressure from Turkey Increases

    Varna, on the Black Sea, September 16 (BTA) - Approached by journalists here on Monday, Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov said that Bulgaria is ready to react if the refugee pressure on the border with Turkey increases. In his words, after Turkish President Recep Erdogan...

  • Pupils of Sofia's School Rank Second in ISLP Statistical Literacy Project Competition

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - Bulgaria's National Statistical Institute (NSI) President Sergei Tsvetarski presented NSI memorial diplomas to four pupils of the Prof. Konstantin Jirecek School No. 56 in Sofia for their second place in the International Statistical Literacy Co...

  • Bulgarian School Grows, Sells Own Truffles

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - A school in Veliko Turnovo (North Central Bulgaria) earns money by growing truffles in its courtyard and selling them, Nova TV reported on Monday. The idea for the project came around the end of the 2019 school year, when pupils found three truffle...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva, PM Borissov: Bulgaria Views Indonesia as High-priority Partner in Southeast Asia

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - Bulgaria values its friendly relations with Indonesia, which is Bulgaria's high-priority partner in Southeast Asia, said here on Monday Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during his meeting with visiting Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi,...

  • Foreign Ministers of Bulgaria, Norway Agree to Support Western Balkan Countries

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - The Foreign Ministers of Bulgaria and Norway, Ekaterina Zaharieva and Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide, agreed to work in support of Western Balkan countries, they said after their meeting here on Monday. Soreide is paying a visit to Bulgaria, the first of...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva, PM Borissov: Bulgaria Views Indonesia as High-priority Partner in Southeast Asia

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - Bulgaria values its friendly relations with Indonesia, which is Bulgaria's high-priority partner in Southeast Asia, said here on Monday Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during his meeting with visiting Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, the...

  • Albanian Parliamentary Delegation to Visit Bulgaria on September 17-18

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - A delegation of the Albanian Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, led by its Chair Mimi Kodheli, will pay an official visit to Bulgaria on September 17 and 18, the Bulgarian National Assembly's press centre said Monday. On September 17, ...

  • Female Cast to Perform Play Based on Real-Life Abuse Stories

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - A documentary theatre production titled "Tell Me, So I Can Share", based on the stories of three real female abuse victims, will be presented at Sofia's Cinema House on September 18. The play is a co-production of the University Theater of New...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva: Bulgaria Views Indonesia as High-priority Partner in Southeast Asia

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - Bulgaria views Indonesia as a high-priority partner in Southeast Asia, with growing economic and political weight and a good example of different religious communities living together in understanding, peace and tolerance, said here late on Sunday F...

  • Youth and Sports Ministry Organizes European Sport Week for Fifth Year in a Row

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Ministry of Youth and Sports is organizing the #BEactive European Week of Sport for a fifth year in a row. From September 23 to 30, people of all ages will be able to get familiar with over 50 types of sport and practise them freely. ...

  • August Inflation at 0.1% - Statistics

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - The consumer price index (CPI) in August 2019 stood at 100.1 per cent, compared to July, meaning that the monthly inflation in August was 0.1 per cent, the National Statistical Institute reported here on Monday. The inflation rate since the begin...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - September 17: Sunny in morning, partly cloudy in afternoon, mainly in North. Wind westerly-northwesterly, light (at times moderate in Danubian Plain). Highs: 29-34 C, around 30 C in Sofia. Black Sea coast: Sunny. Wind westerly, light to moderate. H...

  • Parliament Chair Tsveta Karayancheva Undergoes Surgery after Sunday Car Crash

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva, who was injured in a car crash on Sunday morning, has undergone shoulder surgery, Sofia's Lozenets University Hospital reported here on Monday. The patient is recovering, the hospital said, adding t...