English Service Department

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on November 11 to 5 p.m. on November 12, 2019. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation ...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva Attends EU Council

    Sofia/Brussels, November 11 (BTA) - Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva Monday attended a Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels which focused on the situation in Afghanistan, the Sudan and security in the Persian Gulf and Iran, said Zaharieva's Ministry. The EU foreign mi...

  • Bulgarian Patriarch Visits Vienna for 50th Anniversary of Bulgarian Church Community

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Patriarch Neophyte visited Vienna to mark the 50th anniversary of the registration of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Community there, the Patriarchate said on Monday. The Bulgarian church in Vienna is a meeting point for over 10,000 Bul...

  • Interior Minister: Local Election-Related Alerts Fewer Than in 2015

    Blagoevgrad, Southwestern Bulgaria, November 11 (BTA) - Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said alerts related to the local elections in late October and early November were fewer than in 2015. This year some 1,700 alerts were received, compared to 2,500 four years ago. The pre-...

  • People in Bulgaria Are Getting Used to Market Relations but Not to Social Disparity - Analysis

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - Albeit slowly, people in Bulgaria are growing used to free market relations and capitalism but they find it hard to accept the significant social disparities, according to a survey. It was presented on Monday at the opening of a roundtable organized ...

  • September Revenues from Nights Spent by Bulgarians Up by 13.8% , Down by 1.8% for Foreigners on Year

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - The revenues from nights spent in September 2019 totalled 166.7 million leva, 1.5 per cent more than in September 2018, the National Statistical Institute said. The revenues from Bulgarians increased by 13.8 per cent, while those from foreigners drop...

  • Socialist-Backed Independent Candidate for Sofia Mayor Seeks Nullification of Elections that She Lost

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - The Socialist-backed independent candidate for Sofia mayor, Maya Manolova, has filed an application for nullification of the local elections which she lost, over multiple violations. Speaking to reporters outside the local election commission on Mond...

  • PM Borissov: Bulgaria Will Be Able to Declare Full Gas Independence in 2020

    Haskovo, Southern Bulgaria, November 11 (BTA) - Inspecting the progress of construction of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) on Monday, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said that next year Bulgaria would be entitled to say it has achieved gas independence. The route wi...

  • Probe in Four Universities Reveals 15-20 Per Cent Lecture Attendance

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - Speaking at a youth economic forum on Monday, Education and Science Minister Krasimir Vulchev said, that a recent check at four universities had revealed 15-20 per cent attendance of lecture in the regular form of education. "This means that there is...

  • German, Spanish, French, Italian and Greek Companies among Potential Concessionaires to Build New Danube-Aegean Motorway...

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - German, Spanish, French, Italian and Greek companies are among the potential concessionaires for the construction of the new Danube-Aegean motorway. This is part of the ABC+De large infrastructure project developed as the missing TEN-T Corridor in Ea...

  • National Council for Tripartite Cooperation to Discuss Tuesday Draft National Development Programme until 2030

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation will have a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the draft national development programme Bulgaria 2030, the government's information service said. The draft is submitted by Finance Minister Vladislav Gor...

  • Prosecutor General Tsatsarov Does Not Expect President Radev to Delay Signing of New Decree for Appointment of Prosecut...

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov said he does not expect President Rumen Radev to delay the signing of a new decree for the appointment of prosecutor general-elect Ivan Geshev, if the latter once again manages to secure more than 17 votes during th...

  • Court Imposes Anti-Air Pollution Measures on Sofia Municipality

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - The Sofia City Court Monday imposed on Sofia Municipality a package of anti-air pollution measures, which must be in place until the completion of a lawsuit launched in 2017 by members of the public and an NGO styling itself Group for Clean Air. The...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - November 12: Morning fog in the lowlands and around rivers. Mostly sunny in the afternoon with broken clouds. Lows: 17C to 22C. Highs: 5C-7C, up to 10C-12C in the northwest. Light to moderate southeasterly wind. Afternoon clouds in the southwest with...

  • Research Lab to Be Built on Bulgarian Antarctic Base

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - Construction of a research laboratory on the Bulgarian St. Kliment Ohridski Antarctic base will start as part of the 28th Bulgarian Antarctic expedition. The lab is expected to be completed in three years and will allow scientists to study valuable g...

  • Consumer Protection Association Warns about Fraud, Misleading Advertising during Black Friday Sales

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - Consumers must be cautious during Black Friday, because that is when the most misleading advertising and frauds happen, warned Consumer Protection Association chief Peyo Mayorski. There are many fake discounts and customers are urged to compare price...

  • Today's Observances: November 11

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - The world: - National Day of Poland: Independence Day (1918); - National Day of Angola: Independence Day (1975). On this date in Bulgarian history: 1875: Bulgarian revolutionary committee based in Giurgiu, Romania, decides to organize a revolt ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "24 Chassa": According to documentation approved by Education and Science Minister Krassimir Valchev, one has to drive 42 hours (instead of the current 31 hours) with an instructor to be allowed to take an exam for obtaining a Category ...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, November 11 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Monday, November 11: Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova inspects the progress made in the construction of the Greece-Bulgaria Gas Interconnector between the village...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, November 10 (BTA) - November 11: Mostly sunny. The southeast will have some cloud and isolated rain showers. Wind southeasterly light to moderate. Highs: 15C to 20C. Black Sea coast: Sunny, with some clouds and showers in the south. Wind southeasterly light to moderat...