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  • Today's Observances: July 18

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1332: In the Battle of Rusocastron Fortress (now in Bourgas Region), Tsar Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria defeats Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos of Byzantium. This is the last Bulgarian victory over Byzantium before both countries fall under ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Douma": Without any serious arguments, GERB defeated a motion by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) to increase the one-time benefit for school pupils in the first grade up to fourth grade, as well as that for the birth of a second or a ...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, July 18 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Wednesday, July 18: -- President Rumen Radev will visit Karlovo (Central Bulgaria), where he will participate in celebrations marking 182 years of the birth of the Apost...

  • Payment for Wild Boar Killed Trebles in Bid to Contain African Swine Fever Outbreaks

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - Forestry enterprises will pay 150 leva for each wild boar killed in the 20 km zones around the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks, three times more than the reward announced on July 10, the National Epizootic Commission decided on Wednesday. Its mee...

  • Military Intelligence Director Resigns

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - The director of the Military Information Service - the military intelligence of Bulgaria, Gen. Plamen Angelov, has asked to step down, Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov told the press here Wednesday. He asked to leave "in the interest of the servic...

  • Eurobarometer: 94% of Bulgarians Say It's Important that Same Laws Apply to Every Person, Including Public Authori...

    Brussels, July 17 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Ninety-four per cent of Bulgarians consider it essential or important that the same laws and rules should apply equally to every person, including the public authorities, irrespective of their personal circumstances, so...

  • French-German Consortium Wins 35-Year Concession for Sofia Airport

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - The French-German consortium SOF Connect has been selected to operate Sofia Airport in the next 35 years. The decision of the concession award commission was announced Wednesday by Transport Minister Rossen Zhelyazkov. He said that all five bidders place...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on July 17 to 5 p.m. on July 18, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - At its parliamentary sitting on Wednesday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: -- after more than two hours of debate, the Parliamentary Defense Committee backed a bill on the ratification of the F-16 fighter jet purchase...

  • Former President Plevneliev: Bulgaria Continues to Negotiate with Volkswagen

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - Rosen Plevneliev, board member of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB) and former Bulgarian President (2012-2017), commented on negotiations with German car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) on the establishment of a new 1.5 billion euro car factory in the regio...

  • French-German Consortium Wins 35-Year Concession for Sofia Airport

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - The French-German SOF Connect Consortium has been selected to operate Sofia Airport in the next 35 years. The decision of the concession award commission was announced Wednesday by Transport Minister Rossen Zhelyazkov. SOF Connect with Meridiam Eastern ...

  • Payment for Wild Boar Killed Trebles in Bid to Contain African Swine Fever Outbreaks

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - Forestry enterprises will pay 150 leva for each wild boar killed in the 20 km zones around the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks, three times more than the reward announced on July 10, the National Epizootic Commission decided on Wednesday. Its meeting...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Bulgaria's Council of Ministers adopted the following decisions as reported by the Government Information Service: -- adopted a decision to propose to Parliament the ratification of a framework agreement between...

  • President Radev Meets with Security Services Chiefs

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev on Wednesday held a working meeting with National Intelligence Service head Atanas Atanassov, State Agency for National Security Chairman Dimiter Georgiev, Col. Antoan Gechev, deputy director of the Defence Information Service and I...

  • Michael Bolton Arrives for Sofia Concert

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - American pop rock artist Michael Bolton arrived in Sofia on Wednesday, the management of the NDK convention centre said. The renowned ballad singer will have a concert at Hall 1 of NDK at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Due to the great interest in the show, the org...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - Ai its parliamentary sitting on Wednesday, Bulgaria's National Assembly transacted business as follows: -- adopted on first reading amendments to the Measurements Act in connection with the statutory period for the provision of services related ...

  • Economy Minister Awards 5 Certificates for Investments over 42 Mln Lv

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov awarded five investment certificates issued under the Investment Promotion Act. The projects' value is over 42 million leva and they will create 168 new jobs, the Economy Ministry said. Karanikolov awarded A-class ...

  • Parliament Rejects Socialists' Motion to Increase One-Off Benefit for Second or Third Child

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - The National Assembly on Wednesday defeated a motion by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) to increase the one-off benefit for the birth of a second or a third child in the family to 5,600 leva, the equivalent of 10 minimum monthly wages. The vote was 7...

  • Former President Plevneliev: Bulgaria Continues to Negotiate with Volkswagen

    Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - Rossen Plevneliev, board member of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB) and former Bulgarian President (2012-2017), commented on negotiations with German car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) on the establishment of a new 1.5 billion car factory in the region, a...

  • Bessarabian Bulgarians in Moldova to Receive EUR 200,000-Plus for Culture, Bulgarian Language Projects

    Taraclia, July 17 (BTA correspondent Irina Bogoeva) - Bessarabian Bulgarians in Moldova will receive over 200,000 euro from Bulgaria for culture and Bulgarian language projects. The Native Language and Culture Abroad National Programme of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education a...