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  • President Radev Calls on Macedonian Counterpart to Restore as Quickly as Possible Dialogue between Institutions

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - President Rumen Radev Thursday called on his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov to restore as quickly as possible the important dialogue between institutions in such a critical moment for Macedonia, so as to avoid any opportunities for the country'...

  • Borissov Voices Bulgaria's Support for Positive Development of Middle East Peace Process

    Ramallah, June 14 (BTA) - Meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, here Thursday Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said: "Bulgaria supports all initiatives which would lead to a positive development of the Middle East Peace Process. All contentious issues ...

  • Bulgarian PM, FM Cancel Meeting with Macedonian President added comment 2

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - The press office of the Bulgarian government confirmed that the Thursday meetings of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva with the visiting Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov have been cancelled. "We don't want to i...

  • Bulgarian PM, FM Cancel Meeting with Macedonian President added comment

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - The press office of the Bulgarian government confirmed that the Thursday meetings of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva with the visiting Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov have been cancelled. "We don't want to i...

  • Economy Ministry to Implement New Venture Capital Fund for Equity Investments in SMEs

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov and European Investment Fund Deputy Chief Executive Roger Havenith signed here on Thursday a financing agreement on the BrightCap Ventures under the JEREMIE Holding Fund Bulgaria for equity investments in small and mediu...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - June 15: Thick cumulus cloud in many areas in Western Bulgaria. Brief, heavy rain showers, thunder and hailstorms are expected there. The east will have sunny skies in the morning but the afternoon will see cloud developing in isolated areas in that par...

  • Bulgarian PM, FM Cancel Meeting with Macedonian President

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - The press office of the Bulgarian government confirmed that the Thursday meetings of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva with the visiting Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov have been cancelled. "We don't want to i...

  • Drug Ring Busted in Sofia

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - A crime group producing and distributing illicit drugs was disrupted in a law enforcement operation conducted by the Interior Ministry and the Special Prosecution Office in Sofia on June 11, the press service of the Interior Ministry reported on Thursday...

  • Backgrounder: Bulgarian-Palestinian Relations in Politics and Economy

    Jerusalem, June 14 (BTA special correspondent Antoan Nikolov) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is visiting Ramallah Thursday in the second leg of a June 11-13 visit that has already taken him to Israel. Bulgaria has maintained official relations with the Palestine Li...

  • Japanese Puppeteer Comes to Bulgaria for Joint Project with Local Partners

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - The Japanese puppet theatre Takeda is coming to Bulgaria for a joint project with Bulgarian puppeteers, said the local partners from the Kinesthetic Project. The Bulgarian-Japanese project will be on until September. This will be the first visit to Bul...

  • Today's Observances: June 14

    The world: - Flag Day in the United States; - World Blood Donor Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1862: Turnovo Uprising against Ottoman rule breaks out. Suppressed in bloodshed across Bulgaria. 1895: Bulgarian parliamentarians leave for St Petersburg to negotiate ...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - HIGHLIGHTS "24 Chassa": Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov proposed to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu that combat drones be jointly manufactured in Bulgaria as part of a deal for the purchase of used Israeli F-16s for the Bulgarian Air...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, June 14 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service in the next few hours: Parliament will debate a 2017 administrative monitoring report on the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy (2012-2020), the 2017 ...

  • PM Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Forget How Bulgaria Saved Its Jews

    Jerusalem, June 13 (BTA special correspondent Antoan Nikolov) - Ahead of a meeting with his visiting Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov here Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will never forget how Bulgarian people saved their Jewish compat...

  • EC Proposes for Bulgaria to Get Additional EUR 63 Mln by 2027 for Decommissioning Kozloduy N-plant's Old Facilitie...

    Brussels, June 13 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - The European Commission (EC) proposed on Wednesday that the EU budget continue to ensure funds for the decommissioning of old nuclear facilities. Additional 63 million euro are planned for Bulgaria by 2027, the Commissi...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, June 13 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on June 13 to 5 p.m. on June 14, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • U.S. Donation to Bulgaria's Cyber Investigation Unit Greatly Increases Investigation Capabilities

    Sofia, June 13 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Chief Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime (CDCOC) Cyber Unit received from the United States Secret Service advanced computer equipment and storage media that will greatly increase the Cyber Unit's investigative capabilities, th...

  • Parliamentary Monitor: Wednesday

    Sofia, June 13 (BTA) - Parliament adopted conclusively revisions to the Social Insurance Code whereby the parents of cadets and trainees in high and higher military schools and colleges, who have not been in military service and have died during training shall inherit their ch...

  • Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary Vow to Cooperate in Natural Gas Supply

    Belgrade, June 13 (BTA) - Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary will work for the region's energy security by developing their cooperation in natural gas supply. The pledge was made during a meeting in Belgrade between Bulgaria's Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova, Serbia'...

  • Foreign Minister Zaharieva to Visit Macedonia

    Sofia, June 13 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva will visit Macedonia between June 15 and 16. On June 15 Zaharieva will visit a kindergarten in the municipality of Novo Selo, where she will donate computers on behalf of the Bulgarian Forei...