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  • Rossen Zhelyazkov Nominated as Transport Minister

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - A coalition council on Monday between GERB and the United Patriots, nominated Rossen Zhelyazkov as transport minister, Ataka leader Volen Siderov told journalists. Currently, Zhelyazkov chairs the Communications Regulation Commission. The previous...

  • Politicians Greet Teachers, Students, Parents on Beginning of School Year

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - In a Facebook post on Monday Prime Minister Boyko Borissov greeted teachers, their students and parents on the beginning of the new school year, wishing them health, success, patience and wisdom. In a special message National Assembly Chair Tsv...

  • Politicians Greet Teachers, Students, Parents on Beginning of School Year

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - In a Facebook post on Monday Prime Minister Boyko Borissov greeted teachers, their students and parents on the beginning of the new school year, wishing them health, success, patience and wisdom. In a special message National Assembly Chair Tsv...

  • Football: Results and Standings after Round 8 in First Division

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - Following are the results and standings after Round 8 of First Division matches played in the Bulgarian National Football Championship: Slavia 0, Botev Plovdiv 0 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1, Levski 0 Saturday: Dunav Rousse 2, Etur 4 Beroe 1, Septemvri...

  • Prime Minister Borissov and Politicians Greet Teachers, Students, Parents on Beginning of School Year

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - In a Facebook post on Monday Prime Minister Boyko Borissov greeted teachers, their students and parents on the beginning of the new school year, wishing them health, success, patience and wisdom. Ombudsman Maya Manolova participated in a ceremony a...

  • Today's Observances: September 17

    September 17 Orthodox Church celebrates Feast of St Sophia and her daughters Faith, Hope and Charity. Bulgaria: - Day of the city of Sofia. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1912: King Ferdinand decrees establishment of Third Bulgarian Army. 1932: Union of Artists'...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Monday, September 17: President Rumen Radev will take part in the Three Seas Initiative summit in Bucharest on Monday and Tuesday. The Initiative aims to promote th...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 17 (BTA) - ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTEST "Bulgarians Abroad Also Want the Resignation of Borissov's Third Cabinet," reads a "Douma" front-page headline. Thousands of Bulgarians from across the country and abroad protested in front of Parliament demanding the G...

  • Bulgaria Defeats Cuba 3-0 in 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Pool D Match

    Sofia/Varna, on the Black Sea, September 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria defeated Cuba 3-0 in a 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship match late on Sunday, played in Varna. Following are the results of the Saturday and Sunday matches in Pool B and Pool D of the 2018 FIVB Vo...

  • Bulgarian Group Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Wins Gold for Hoops Routine

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - The Bulgarian group rhythmic gymnastics team won the gold medal for its hoops routine at the 36th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships which ended in Sofia on Sunday. The team placed sixth in the three balls and two ropes final. The final ...

  • Protest Rally in Sofia Demands Resignation of Government, Change of Governance System

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - A protest rally was held in front of the Parliament building in Sofia on Sunday with demands for resignation of the government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and for changing the system of governance. The participants in the rally shouted "Mafia" ...

  • Bulgarian Official Delegation Led by Deputy PM Simeonov Participates in Eighth Bulgarian Gathering in Ukraine

    Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, September 16 (BTA corr. Irina Bogoeva) - A Bulgarian official delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov participated in the Eighth Bulgarian Gathering held on Saturday at the Akkerman Fortress near Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Odessa ...

  • President Radev Confers with FIG President Watanabe

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev conferred with International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) President Morinari Watanabe, Radev's press secretariat said on Sunday. At the meeting the Bulgarian head of State said that the three world championships hosted by Bu...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - September 17: Sunny. Brief cloudy spells in the afternoon without rain. Mild to moderate northeasterly wind. Lows: 10C to 12C in Western Bulgaria, 17C in the eastern parts. Highs: 24C to 29C. Mostly sunny with brief cloudy spells along the Black Se...

  • Prime Minister Borissov Confers with Russian Sports Minister Kolobkov

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov conferred with Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov who paid an official visit to Bulgaria, the government's information service said on Sunday. Borissov and Kolobkov noted the long-term friendly relations betwe...

  • President Radev to Attend Three Seas Summit Meeting in Bucharest

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev will attend a summit meeting of the Three Seas Initiative on September 17 and 18 in Bucharest, Radev's press secretariat said. The Three Seas - the Baltic, Adriatic, and Black Sea, Initiative is intended to promote the tr...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 16 (BTA) - Two national newspapers come out on Sunday, "24 Chassa" and "Telegraph". The front-page story in "24 Chassa" says that the Interior Ministry has become aware that armed persons will attempt to enter the building of the President's Office on ...

  • Today's Observances: September 16

    September 16 The world: - International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer; - International Coastal Cleanup Day; - National Day of Mexico: Declaration of Independence (from Spain, 1810); - National Day of Papua New Guinea: Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)....

  • Vice President Iotova, Chairman of Parliamentary Culture and Media Committee Rashidov Attend Celebration of Anniversarie...

    Edirne/Sofia, September 15 (BTA) - Bulgarian Vice President Iliana Iotova Saturday attended celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the restoration of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Edirne and the establishment of a Bulgarian community centre in the Turkish city, the Presid...

  • President Radev Confers with International Olympic Committee President Bach

    Sofia, September 15 (BTA) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, who is paying a three-day visit to Bulgaria, Saturday conferred with President Rumen Radev, Radev's press secretariat said. Bach said that Bulgaria is a highly respected partner in the...