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  • Finance Minister: Two Billion Leva for F-16 Fighter Jets Is A Lot for Bulgaria, But It Can Afford It

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said to journalists, in connection to the F-16 Block 70 fighter jet purchase deal with the US, that two billion leva is a significant fiscal effort, but Bulgaria can afford it without breaking neither its own legislatio...

  • BDZ Train Timetable Now Available on Google Maps

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - For the convenience of travellers, the train timetable of Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) is now accessible through Google Maps as well, the national railway company said on Friday. If you enter a domestic travel route into the Internet platform, you can...

  • State Institutions Urged to Introduce Internal Traffic Safety Management Systems

    Sofia, 19 July (BTA) - The State Agency for Road Safety (SARS) calls on all ministries, government agencies and municipalities to implement road safety management systems with specific measures that it prescribes, the Agency said on Thursday. The prescribed measures include ...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - July 20: Sunny in the morning. Cumulus cloud will develop in the afternoon, bringing rain and thunder, mainly in the mountains of Western and Central Bulgaria. Wind easterly, light. Highs: 29 to 34 C, in Sofia 29 C. The atmospheric pressure will remain ...

  • New Film by Stephan Komandarev in Main Competition Programme of Sarajevo Film Festival

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - The new film of Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev, "Rounds", enters the main competition programme of the Sarajevo Film Festival, said the production crew. "Rounds" will premiere during the 25th edition to the film festival, which will be held betwee...

  • Energy Minister Petkova Makes Changes in Bulgarian Energy Holding Leadership

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova dismissed three members of the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) Board of Directors from their positions due to the end of their term. The members in question are Petyo Ivanov, Petar Iliev and Zhivko Dinchev and, the Ener...

  • Energy Minister Petkova Makes Changes in Bulgarian Energy Holding Leadership

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova dismissed three members of the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) Board of Directors from their positions. The members in question are Petyo Ivanov, Petar Iliev and Zhivko Dinchev, the Energy Ministry press centre said on ...

  • Finance Minister Goranov: To Billion Leva Is A Significant Fiscal Effort for Bulgaria, But It Can Afford It

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said to journalists, in connection to the F-16 Block 70 fighter jet purchase deal with the US, that two billion leva is a significant fiscal effort, but Bulgaria can afford it without breaking neither its own legislatio...

  • Over 70 Companies To Participate In Dobrich Agriculture Fair

    Dobrich, Northeastern Bulgaria, July 19 (BTA) - More than 70 companies, including ones from Greece, Romania and Turkey, have confirmed their participation in the Dobrich International Fair, titled "Agriculture and Everything for It". The 27th edition of the forum will take pla...

  • Vola Open Air Festival To Include Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Circus and Yoga

    Sofia, July 16 (BTA) - The green electronic music festival Vola Open Air will include a lot of hip hop, drum & bass, a circus and yoga. The even will be held at the Okolchitsa peak and for the first time this year it will last for three full days, from July 26 to July 28, the ...

  • Today's Observances: July 19

    Bulgaria: - Diplomatic Service Day (since 1999). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1880: First Bulgarian medal, "For the Liberation of 1877-1878", is instituted. It is conferred on all members of the Bulgarian Volunteer Corps who fought in the Russo-Turkish War battles of ...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Friday, July 19: - In Parliament: A debate on the ratification of the F-16 Block 70 purchase agreement and an update of the 2019 State Budget Act associated with it. Que...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 19 (BTA) - CYBERSECURITY BREACH: COMMENTS The cover story of the "Capital" weekly, headlined "NRA: Nothing Personal", claims Bulgaria's worst data leak has affected practically the entire economically active population. The author argues that anyone born befo...

  • Soccer: Levski Beat Ruzomberok in UEFA Europa League 1st Qualifying Round Match

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Levski Sofia beat Slovakia's MFK Ruzomberok 2-0 in a 2nd leg match of the Europa League first qualifying round at the Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov Stadium. Scorers: D. Mariani 33', D. Alar 90'+2. Aggregate score: 4-0. DD //

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva, PM Borissov Address Bulgarian Ambassadors at Annual Conference

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva opened the annual conference of Bulgaria' ambassadors and permanent representatives at Sofia's Central Military Club here on Thursday. Addressing the diplomats, the Deputy ...

  • PM Borissov, Foreign Minister Zaharieva Cable Condolences to Japanese Counterparts Over Deadly Fire in Kyoto

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has cabled condolences to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe over the deadly fire in an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto, which killed dozens, the Council of Ministers reported late on Thursday. Borissov has...

  • President Radev Insists that Head of Military Information Service Should Be Military Official

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev Thursday took a stand against a legal amendment in the making which would allow that the head of the Military Information Service - the military intelligence of Bulgaria could be a military official, as well as a civilian. Approa...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on July 18 to 5 p.m. on July 19, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Expert: State Needs to Consider External Cyber Security Audit of Its Institutions

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - The state should consider an external verification of cyber security in every state institution that handles information databases on Bulgarian citizens, expert Lyubomir Tulev told BTA. Internal audits are not superfluous, but it would be beneficial to...

  • Suspect in Revenue Agency Leak Is Released

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - A 20-year-old man who was arrested on suspicions of hacking a National Revenue Agency (NRA) server, was released Thursday on recognizance not to leave, said the prosecution magistracy. It said that the decision to release Kristian Boykov was made after N...