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  • President Vetoes Higher Taxes on Older Motor Vehicles

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has vetoed amendments to the Local Taxes and Fees Act, passed on November 7, 2018, which increase the taxes on older motor vehicles as a measure to deal with air pollution, the head of State's Press Secretariat sai...

  • Discussion Held on Updating Bulgaria's Energy Strategy

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - A proposal for updating Bulgaria's Energy Strategy was presented Tuesday at a meeting of representatives of employers' organizations, trade unions, energy experts and other concerned parties. Deputy Energy Minister Zhecho Stankov, who attend...

  • GERB Unveils Proposed Amendments to Insurance Code

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - At a news briefing in Parliament on Tuesday, GERB unveiled a proposal for amendments to the Insurance Code concerning compensations to the relatives of victims of road accidents. The legislative initiative was unveiled after the GERB executive commit...

  • Armenian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff to Visit Bulgaria

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - The Chief of General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces, Artak Davtyan, will pay an official visit to Bulgaria on November 14 and 15 at the invitation of Bulgarian Defence Chief Andrey Botsev, the Defence Ministry said. Lieutenant General Davtyan w...

  • European Commission Releases Latest Report on Bulgaria's Progress in Fighting Organized Crime, Corruption, Reforming...

    Strasbourg, November 13 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission Tuesday adopted its latest report on steps taken by Bulgaria to meet its commitments on judicial reform, the fight against corruption and organised crime under the Cooperation and Verificat...

  • GERB Proposes Amendments to Insurance Code

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - At a parliament briefing on Tuesday, GERB announced a proposal for changes in the Insurance Code concerning compensations to the relatives of victims of road accidents. The legislative initiative was unveiled after the GERB executive committee discus...

  • Iran Favours Construction of Balkan Gas Hub in Bulgaria

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - Iran is in favour of the concept for building a Balkan Gas Hub at the Bulgarian seaport of Varna, the Energy Ministry in Sofia reported on Tuesday. The matter figured high on the agenda of talks between Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova and Iranian...

  • Interior Minister Marinov Urges Participants in Ongoing Protests to Obey the Law

    Sliven, Southeast Bulgaria, November 13 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov urged the participants in ongoing protests across the country to obey the law, avoid provocations with the police and follow police orders. Marinov, held a series of working meetings here on T...

  • President Vetoes Higher Taxes on Older Vehicles

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev vetoed amendments to the Corporate Income Tax Act which set in place higher taxes on older vehicles as a measure to deal with air pollution, said his Press Secretariat Tuesday. The President argues that the higher taxes will not...

  • Plovdiv Hosts 'Lawyers against Violence' International Forum

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - Bulgaria is hosting the Lawyers against Violence international forum, which will take place in the southern city of Plovdiv from November 16 to 18. The forum is organized as a result of the cooperation between Bulgarian and Italian lawyers, as well a...

  • EC Releases Latest Report on Bulgaria's Progress in Combatting Organized Crime and Corruption, Reforming Judiciary...

    Brussels, November 13 (BTA correspondent Nickolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission is releasing Tuesday afternoon its latest report on the progress of Bulgaria and Romania in combatting organized crime and corruption, and reforming their judicial systems. Contrary to expec...

  • Interior Minister Marinov Urges Participants in Ongoing Protests to Obey the Law

    Sliven, Southeast Bulgaria, November 13 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov urged the participants in ongoing protests across the country to obey the law, avoid provocations with the police and follow police orders. Marinov, held a series of working meetings here on T...

  • Wether - Forecast

    Sofia, November 14 (BTA) - November 15: Mostly cloudy. Broken clouds over Western Bulgaria. Rain in the evening in some areas. Light wind during the day, up to moderate in the Danubian Plain. Lows: 0C to 5C. Highs: 10C to 15C, up to 17C-18C in the westernmost regions. COAST:...

  • New Constitutional Court Judges Sworn In

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - The four newly elected Constitutional Court judges were sworn in on Tuesday. The oath-taking ceremony was attended by National Assembly Chairperson Tsveta Karayancheva, President Rumen Radev, and the presidents of the Supreme Cassation Court and of ...

  • National Electricity Company Signs Contract with Russian "Atomstroyexport" for Belene N-plant's Equipment Storage

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Electricity Company (NEK) and Russia's nuclear power equipment and service export company "Atomstroyexport" have signed a contract for the storage of the new equipment for the Belene nuclear power plant (NPP), NEK executive...

  • Interior Minister Marinov Urges Participants in Ongoing Protests to Obey the Law

    Sliven, Southeast Bulgaria, November 13 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov urged the participants in ongoing protestors across the country to obey the law, avoid provocations with the police and follow police orders. Marinov, who was holding a series of working meetings ...

  • Renowned Photographer Roger Ballen Opens Exhibition in Sofia

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - One of the most prominent art photographers of the 21st century, Roger Ballen, is coming to Bulgaria to open a retrospective exhibition of his works at the Square 500 National Art Gallery in Sofia on November 13. The exhibition includes 80 black-and-...

  • Customs Officers Confiscate Over 51 Tonnes of Undocumented Fuel

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - Customs officers have confiscated over 51 tonnes of undocumented fuel in the course of a week, the Customs Agency press office reported on Tuesday. A total of 35,495 liters of diesel fuel were confiscated during a commercial property search in the S...

  • ECB to Do Thorough Assessment of Six Bulgarian Banks

    Sofia, November 13 (BTA) - The European Central Bank (ECB) is undertaking a comprehensive assessment of six Bulgarian banks following Bulgaria's request to establish close cooperation with the ECB. ECB said in a statement Monday that the exercise comprises an asset quality...

  • Today's Observances: November 13

    November 13 Bulgaria: - Christmas Fast begins and continues until December 24 (Christmas Eve). The world: - International Day of the Blind (birthday of French teaching expert Valentin Hauy (1745-1822), who pioneered teaching of blind children when he founded the world...