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  • International Olympic Committee President Arrives on Three-Day Visit to Bulgaria

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach arrived on a three-day visit to Bulgaria on Thursday evening. Bach was welcomed by Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC) President Stefka Kostadinova at Sofia Airport, where the two had a short...

  • Agriculture Minister Warnsof "Serious Risk" ofAfrican Swine Fever

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - Bulgarian Agriculture and Food Minister Roumen Porozhanov Monday said that the country is facing a serious risk of African swine fever, which now affects almost all of Central and Eastern Europe. The Minister spoke at a news briefing after the firs...

  • Trade Union Calls for Minimum Non-taxable Income

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - The Confederation of Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) urges changes to the current taxation and the introduction of a minimum non-taxable income equal to the minimum wage in the country, said CITUB leader Plamen Dimitrov. He was speaking Friday at ...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - September 15: Sunny. Lows: 11 to 16C, in Sofia 10C. Highs: 26 to 31C, in Sofia 26C. MOUNTAINS: Mostly sunny. Moderate northerly-northwesterly wind. Highs: 21C at 1,200 m, 13C at 2,000 m. THE COAST: Mostly sunny. Moderate northwesterly win...

  • Executive Agency for Transplantation Has New Director, Forestry Agency Director Resigns

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - Dr Mihail Hristov is the new director of the Executive Agency for Transplantation, the Health Ministry said in a press release Friday. He will replace Dr Mariana Simeonova, who resigned as director on Monday for what the Health Ministry said were ...

  • International Olympic Committee President Arrives on Three-Day Visit to Bulgaria

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach arrived on a three-day visit to Bulgaria on Thursday evening. Bach was welcomed by Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC) President Stefka Kostadinova at Sofia Airport, where the two had a short...

  • Specialized Prosecution Office Investigates Organized Crime Group involved in Illegal Cigarette Production

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - The Specialized Prosecution Office is investigating an organized crime group involved in the illegal production of cigarettes and money laundering, the office said in a press release Friday. The investigation falls within the competence of the Plovd...

  • Bulgaria and Portugal Share Common View on EU's Future

    Riga, September 14 (BTA) - In the debate on the future of the European Union, Bulgaria and Portugal share the view that the bloc should strengthen its status as a community promoting growth, jobs and social and economic integration. This transpired after the two countries'...

  • January-July Revenues from Tourism Nights Grow by 9.3%, Y/Y

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - Between January and July 2018, revenues from nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in Bulgaria with 10 or more beds each amounted to 807 million leva, increasing by 9.3 per cent compared with January-July 2017, the Tourism Ministry re...

  • 7th Art Residence Opens at Haus Wittgenstein in Vienna

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - The 7th Art Residence at Haus Wittgenstein in Vienna was opened on September 13. The event involves young Bulgarians who earned a bachelor's degree from Sofia's National Academy of Art (NAA) earlier in 2018, the NAA reported. Haus Wittgenste...

  • Two Bulgarian Studies Experts in Moldova Receive Ivan Vazov Medal

    Chisinau, September 14 (BTA) - Two Bessarabian Bulgarian scholars in Moldova received the Ivan Vazov Medal and a plaquette of honor from the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, Svetlina.online reported. Dr Elena Ratseeva and Dr Ivan Duminika were honoured for their remarkable ...

  • Today's Observances: September 14

    Bulgaria: - Holiday of the Chief Directorate of Fire Safety and Civil Protection. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1881: The State Council is established as the supreme authority by princely decree during the Full Powers Regime (1881- 1883). 1905: The first national asso...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - POLITICS All of the Friday dailies have reports about the failed vote by Parliament on the persons nominated to replace three outgoing ministers, of Regional Development and Public Works Nikolai Nankov, of Interior, Valentin Radev, and of Transpo...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, September 14 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Friday, September 14: -- Latest developments with the pending appointments to replace outgoing ministers of Regional Development and Public Works Nikolai Nankov, of...

  • FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship: Bulgaria Defeated by Iran

    Varna, on the Black Sea, September 13 (BTA) - In Pool D of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, Iran defeated Bulgaria 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19), and Puerto Rico lost to Poland 0-3 (14-25, 13-25, 15-25) Results from the first-round matches played in the Bu...

  • FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship: Poland Wins in Pool D

    Varna, September 13 (BTA) - In Pool D of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, Puerto Rico lost to Poland 0-3 (14-25, 13-25, 15-25). LI/DD //

  • Presidents Radev at Arraiolos Group Meeting

    Riga/Sofia, September 13 (BTA) - Addressing the 14th meeting of the heads of State of the Arraiolos Group in Riga, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev urged the EU to focus on problems of security related to processes in the EU. Radev said the European Union needs a much more eff...

  • 36th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships - Results

    Sofia, September 13 (BTA) - Following are Thursday's results at the 36th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships: Team rankings: 1. Russia 161.325 points; 2. Bulgaria 150.975 pts; 3. Italy 147.550 pts; 4. Israel 147.200 pts; 5. Ukraine 145.225 pts; 6. Belarus 143.55...

  • European Parliament Resolution Takes Aim at Dual Standards

    Strasbourg, September 13 (BTA) - Commenting on a European Parliament resolution which says products sold with the same brand name and packaging must have the same composition in every EU country, Bulgarian MEP Momchil Nekov (S&D Group/BSP for Bulgaria) said it was high time pr...

  • Environment Ministers of Bulgaria, Poland Discuss Air Pollution and Climate Change

    Warsaw, September 13 (BTA) - Environment Minister Neno Dimov met with his Polish counterpart Henryk Kowalczyk in Warswaw on Thursday. The two discussed issues on the environment agenda including air pollution and measures to tackle it. The meeting also focused on climate chan...