English Service Department

  • New Pension Calculation Formula to be Analyzed Soon - Bisser Petkov

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Labour and Social Policy Minister Bisser Petkov said a National Social Security Institute analysis on how the new formula for calculating pensions will affect their size, will be ready this week. He participated in the 18th annual conference of the Euro...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - March 19: Mostly sunny during the day, broken cloud and light rain in the afternoon in southern regions. Lows: 3C to 8C. Highs: 18C to 23C. THE MOUNTAINS: Mostly sunny during the day, broken cloud and light rain in the afternoon. Highs: 11C at 1,200 m,...

  • BSP's EP Top-list Candidate Yoncheva Recaps Suspected Corruption Cases She Has Helped Shed Light on

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Socialist MP Elena Yoncheva, who was elected here on Sunday as the Bulgarian Socialist Party's (BSP) top-of-the-list candidate for the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections in May, recapped the suspected corruption scandals she has helped shed...

  • Soccer Scores and Standings: Round 26

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Following are scores of the games played in Round 26 of Bulgaria's Division A National Soccer Championship: Sunday: Dunav Ruse 1, Cherno More Varna 1 Vitosha Bistritsa 0, Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3 Slavia Sofia 0, Etar Veliko Turnovo 1 Saturday: Ludog...

  • Interior Minister Marinov on US Visit

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov is paying a visit to the United States, his Ministry said. He is accompanied by Chief Commissioner Ivailo Spiridonov, head of the Directorate General for Combating Organized Crime, and Svetlan Kichikov, head of the Borde...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on March 18: -- Education Minister Krassimir Valchev pays a two-day visit to Silistra Region. He will visit local kindergartens and schools and will take part in a discus...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, March 18 (BTA) - THE HOME SCENE "Douma" writes that Elena Yoncheva will top the list of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) in the European elections with a lead of 20 votes over her opponent Sergei Stanishev. Debates at the National Council meeting of the socialist ...

  • WorldТs Largest Gathering of Ski, Snowboard Instructors, Interski Congress 2019, Opens in Pamporovo Winter Resort

    Sofia, March 17 (BTA) - The the worldТs largest gathering of ski and snowboard instructors, Interski 2019, opened Sunday in the Pamporovo winter resort in Southern Bulgaria. The event continues until March 22. The opening ceremony was attended by Youth and Sports Minister Kra...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, March 17 (BTA) - March 18: Sunny with brief cloudy spells in the afternoon in Western Bulgaria. Poor visibility in the morning in Eastern Bulgaria. Mild southerly wind, moderate in the eastern parts, which will bring in a warmer front. Highs: 20C to 25C, lower along the...

  • Opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party Spokesperson Yoncheva Elected to Top Socialists' List for European Parliament ...

    Sofia, March 17 (BTA)- The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) elected BSP Spokesperson and MP Elena Yoncheva to top BSP's list of candidates for the May elections for European Parliament. Yoncheva was elected at a plenum closed to the media after debates that went...

  • Twenty-eight Illegal Migrants Detained on Train in Southern City of Plovdiv

    Sofia, March 17 (BTA) - Twenty-seven illegal migrants were found on a train at a railway station in the southern city of Plovdiv, the Bulgarian National radio said on Sunday. The train was travelling from Turkey to Bulgaria, via Svilengrad (on the border with Turkey) to Sofia....

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, March 17 (BTA) - POLITICS Speculations about who will be elected to lead the list of candidates in the May European elections of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) are one of the main topics in the Sunday press. The BSP's National Council holds a plen...

  • Today's Observances: March 17

    The world: - National Day of Ireland: St Patrick's Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1922: Parliament adopts Universal Bulgarian Spelling Act (repealed in 1923). 1935: Bulgarian state shipping on the Danube starts with scheduled passenger and cargo service betw...

  • European Environmental Organizations Urge EC Vice President Timmermans to Open Infringement Procedure over Motorway Pro...

    Sofia, March 16 (BTA) - Several environment protection organizations operating Europe-wide sent a letter on Friday to EC Vice President Frans Timmermans urging him to intervene and urgently launch an infringement case to protect the Kresna Gorge in Bulgaria, where an EU-funded...

  • Non-EU Citizens Represent 1% of Bulgaria's Population

    Sofia, March 16 (BTA) - As at January 1, 2018, some 71,000 people with citizenship of a non-EU country were residing in Bulgaria, representing about 1 per cent of Bulgaria's population of 7,050,000, the Statistical Office of the European Commission (Eurostat) says in an an...

  • TIBEI Consortium Selected as Owner's Engineer for Building Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector

    Sofia, March 16 (BTA) - The TIBEI consortium has been selected as the owner's engineer for the building of the Greece-Bulgaria natural gas interconnector, the ICGB project company said on Saturday. The owner's engineer is key for management and control of the realiza...

  • Weekly Roundup of Political Events March 9-15

    Sofia, March 16 (BTA) - Sofia, March 9 The Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) holds an international meeting on "Europe's Future: Traditionalism, Christian values, Patriotism" organized by VMRO Deputy Leader Angel Dzhambazki MEP. Participating are ...

  • Today's Observances: March 16

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1923: Protocol signed with Inter-Allied Commission to relax war reparations imposed on Bulgaria under 1919 Treaty of Neuilly. 1936: Statutory Ordinance on Protection of Nature is gazetted, pioneering Bulgarian nature conservation and envir...

  • 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...