English Service Department

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Friday

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - On Friday, the National Assembly transacted business as follows: - ratified the Reimbursable Advisory Services Agreement Accelerating Resilience to Disaster Risks between the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria and the International Ban...

  • Animal Output Price Index Up by 12.6% in 2019 Q4

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - In the fourth quarter of 2019 the producer price index in agriculture increased by 2.8 per cent in comparison with the same quarter of 2018, the National Statistical Institute said. The crop output index increased by 0.9 per cent and the anima...

  • Bulgarian Trade Unions Declare Readiness to Protests against European Green Deal

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) and the Podkrepa Confederation of Labour declared readiness to start a series of protests against the so called European Green Deal, the two trade unions' presidents, Plamen Dimitr...

  • PM Borissov Attends 56th Munich Security Conference

    Munich/Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva arrived in Munich on Friday to take part in the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC), the government's information service said. Upon arrival Borissov was met by a tea...

  • January Inflation at 0.9%

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - In January, the monthly inflation was 0.9 per cent, showed preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute on Friday. The annual inflation in January was 4.2 per cent. Between February 2019 and January 2020 the average annual inflation was 3...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - February 15: Rain will stop. Cloud will break and clear from the west. Wind will subside. Lows: 0C-5C. Highs: 7C-12C. THE MOUNTAINS: Considerable cloud with snow showers. Moderate northerly-northeasterly wind. Highs: 0C at 1,200 m, around minus 4C a...

  • Bulgarians among the Optimists about EU's Future

    Sofia, February 14 (Lora Metanova of BTA) - Bulgarians are once again among the optimists regarding the future of the European Union, according to a Eurobarometer survey presented at the European Council Representation in Bulgaria on Friday. One in two Bulgarians thinks that ...

  • Bulgaria's Economy Grew by 3.5% in Q4 Y/Y

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 3.5 per cent compared to the like period in 2018, and by 0.7 per cent from Q3 in 2019, according to seasonally adjusted data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) rele...

  • Agriculture Minister Taneva: Bulgaria's Viticulture Is Growing

    Village of Nissovo, Rousse Region, February 14 (BTA) - Viticulture in Bulgaria is growing, said Agriculture Minister Dessislava Taneva who took part in a traditional grape cutting ceremony. She said that a little over 60,000 hectares in Bulgaria are put under vines. In 2019, ...

  • RSF Condemns Verbal Attacks against Journalists by Senior Bulgarian Politicians

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Bulgarian authorities to stop trying to intimidate the country's journalists. In a statement on Thursday the organization said that journalists have been subjected to a series of verbal attacks an...

  • PM Borissov Attends 56th Munich Security Conference

    Munich/Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva arrived in Munich on Friday to take part in the 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC), the government's information service said. Upon arrival Borissov was met by a tea...

  • National Tourism Board Holds Annual Meeting

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - The National Tourism Board holds its seventh annual meeting on Friday. Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova attended the event, and urged the businesses in the sector to avail themselves from the Innovations and Competitiveness Operational Programme f...

  • Exhibition Showcases Works by Prominent Artist Uzunov Done in China

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - An exhibition entitled, "A Trip to China" opens on February 20 in the Dechko Uzunov Gallery in Sofia. On display are more than 20 drawings and paintings by prominent Bulgarian artist Dechko Uzunov done during a three-month stay in China in 1958, wh...

  • Today's Observances: February 14

    Bulgaria: - Vine-growers' Day; - Bulgarian Archaeologists' Day. - Demise of St Constantine Cyril the Philosopher, inventor of the Slavic alphabet. The world: - St Valentine's Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1941: Sofia's first trolley bus service...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Standart News": Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev unlocked the purgatory of the transition, ordering the largest-scale perusal of privatization in Bulgaria. Geshev thus started implementing the key priority he declared when he took office:...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service in the next few hours: Parliament will ratify the Reimbursable Advisory Services Agreement on increasing disaster risk resilience, signed between Bulgaria's Interio...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Thursday

    Sofia, February 13 (BTA) - At its regular sitting on Thursday, Bulgaria's National Assembly adopted second-reading amendments to the Social and Solidarity Economy Enterprises Act that regulate the Labour and Social Policy Ministry's right of access to the Registry Info...

  • Prosecutor General Geshev: Pre-Trial Proceedings Found Coal-Mixed Waste Being Burned at Bobov Dol TPP

    Bob Dol, Southwestern Bulgaria, February 13 (BTA) - After meeting with Bobov Dol regional administration, Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev said that pre-trial proceedings have established the illegal burning of waste mixed with coal at the Bobov Dol TPP. Investigations reveale...

  • Prosecutor General Geshev: Pre-Trial Proceedings Found Coal-Mixed Waste Being Burned at Bobov Dol TPP

    Bob Dol, Southwestern Bulgaria, February 13 (BTA) - After meeting with Bobov Dol regional administration, Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev said that pre-trial proceedings have established the illegal burning of waste mixed with coal at the Bobov Dol TPP. Investigations reveale...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, February 13 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on February 13 to 5 p.m. on February 14, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation ...