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  • Environment Minister Dimov Signs Agreements for Improving Air Quality in Sofia, Dimitrovgrad

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - Environment Minister Neno Dimov and Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova signed a agreement to draw up a programme to improve air quality in the Sofia Municipality in 2021-2026, the Environment Ministry said on Wednesday. The programme will reduce the levels ...

  • National Electricity Company CEO Resigns

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - National Electricity Company (NEK) Executive Director Peter Iliev submitted his resignation to the records office of the Bulgarian Energy Holding, the holding company said on Wednesday. It did not specify the reason for the resignation. According to Cap...

  • Deputy PM Nikolova Confers with Indian Ambassador Kapur

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - The development of the Bulgarian-Indian relations was discussed at a meeting on Wednesday between Deputy Prime Minister Mariyana Nikolova and Indian Ambassador here Pooja Kapur, the government's information service said in a press release. The two ...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Bulgaria's Council of Ministers adopted the following decisions as reported by the Government Information Service: -- Adopted an annex to Council of Ministers Decree No.: 91 of April 9, 2001 which endorses a lis...

  • President Expects Government Will Not Downscale F-16 Aircraft Acquisition Project

    Novo Selo, Southeastern Bulgaria, June 19 (BTA) - Discussing the planned purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets for the Bulgarian Air Force, President Rumen Radev said on Wednesday: "I expect the government to guarantee that the combat capabilities will not be cut down compared t...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - At its plenary sitting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian Parliament transacted business as follows: - Approved in principle amendments to the Master Pharmacists Professional Organization Act aimed to streamline the composition of the highest collective body, ...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - June 20: Mostly sunny. Getting cloudy in the afternoon in the mountains and the northeastern parts, where scattered thundery rainshowers are likely. Highs: 29C to 34C. Sunny along the Black Sea coast. Brief cloudy spells in the afternoon. Likelihood for...

  • GERB Accept MRF's Proposal to Open Funding of Political Parties

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - GERB agreed to the idea for open funding of political parties, because they will be unable to fund their activity and campaigns after the state subsidy is reduced to 1 lev per vote, said Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) leader Mustafa Karadayi....

  • Ataka Moves Draft Resolution on Annex to Friendship Treaty with North Macedonia

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - The Ataka MPs have submitted a draft National Assembly resolution assigning the Prime Minister to draw up an annex to the Treaty of Friendship, Good-neighbourliness and Cooperation between Bulgaria and North Macedonia, Ataka Party leader and United Patri...

  • Bulgarian Parliament To Take Over Rotating Presidency of PABSEC at its 53rd General Assembly in Baku

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva will take on behalf of the Bulgarian Parliament the rotating presidency of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) at its 53rd General Assembly. The forum, hosted by Azerbaijan...

  • GERB Accept MRF's Proposal to Open Funding of Political Parties

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - GERB agreed to the idea for open funding of political parties, because they will be unable to fund their activity and campaigns after the state subsidy is reduced to 1 lev per vote, said Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) leader Mustafa Karadayi. He ...

  • Justice Minister Kirilov, Dutch Ambassador Ten Tusscher Discuss Case of Bulgarian Boy in Protection in Netherlands

    Sofia, June 18 (BTA) - On Tuesday, Bulgarian Justice Minister Danail Kirilov conferred on his initiative with the Dutch Ambassador in Sofia, Bea ten Tusscher, in connection with the case of a Bulgarian boy who is under a protection measure in The Netherlands, Kirilov's Min...

  • Blagoevgrad Music Festival Francofoli To Have Massive Stage and Free Tent Area

    Sofia, June 18 (BTA) - The Blagoevgrad Francofoli music festival will have a large-scale stage and a free area for tents, the organizers said. The event will take place for the fifth consecutive year on June 21 and 22, in the Blagoevgrad Macedonia city park and there is no ent...

  • Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Attends EU AgriFish Council Meeting in Luxembourg

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - Bulgarian Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Dessislava Taneva took part in a meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg on June 18, Taneva's Ministry said in a press release on Wednesday. The ministers discussed a Roman...

  • Today's Observances: June 19

    On this date in Bulgarian history: 1879: Diplomatic relations established with Turkey. 1984: Politburo of Bulgarian Communist Party (BCP) Central Committee adopts decision "On Further Consolidation and Enlistment of Bulgarian Turks for the Cause of Socialism, for the BCP Pol...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "Troud": Bulgaria's business and consumers will pay less for gas after the Balkan gas hub becomes operational, energy expert Atanas Tassev told the daily. In his words, Bulgaria will profit from the battle between the pipeline gas offer...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, June 19 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Wednesday, June 19: At its regular sitting, the National Assembly is scheduled to vote on first-reading amendments to the Professional Organization of Masters of Pharm...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, June 18 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on June 18 to 5 p.m. on June 19, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Bulgarian Development Bank Extends 400 Million Leva Worth of Loans in 2018 - Minister

    Sofia, June 18 (BTA) - An international economic forum organized by the Bulgarian Development Bank(BDB) to mark the 20th anniversary since its establishment was opened on Tuesday, the Economy Ministry said in a press release. Opening the event, Economy Minister Emil Karaniko...

  • EC Makes Ten Recommendations on Bulgaria's Draft Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan, 2021-2030

    Brussels, June 18 (BTA corr. Nikolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission (EC) Tuesday presented its assessments and recommendations on the draft integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of member states. NECPs are described as the first ever integrated mid-term pl...