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  • Employers Join Sofia Mayor's Call to Ban Use of Sulphur-Rich Coal for Heating

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - Representatives of major employer organizations who sit on the Business Council functioning under Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova supported the Mayor's call to ban the use of coal and briquettes with high sulphur content for heating, City Hall repo...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on December 5 to 5 p.m. on December 6, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Bulgarian Foreign MInister: "No One Wants to Terminate INF Treaty"

    Brussels, December 5 (BTA correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Commenting on the US warning that it will withdraw from its 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with the USSR, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said here on Wednesday that no one wants t...

  • Parliament Passes New People with Disabilities Act

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Parliament Wednesday passed conclusively a new People with Disabilities Act. A major new element of the law is an individual approach and a comprehensive individual assessment of disabled people's needs, which will be made by a spe...

  • Investment Certificates Awarded for Five Projects Totalling 32 Million Leva

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov Wednesday handed out five certificates for investments for projects totalling more than 32 million leva, where 116 new jobs will be opened, Karanikolov's Ministry said in a press release. Three of the certificates...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Council of Ministers adopted the following decisions as reported by the Government Information Service: -- designated Deputy Prime Minister for economic and demographic policy Mariyana Nikolova as Chair of the...

  • There Is No Shortage of Staff in Bulgaria, Expert Report Says

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - There is no shortage of staff in Bulgaria. Most of the listed vacant jobs are for people with low education, offer low pay and no training, Solidarity Bulgaria Association Chair Vanya Grigorova said. Grigorova, who is also an economic adviser of the P...

  • Cabinet Decides Bulgaria Will Refrain from Joining UN Global Migration Pact

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - The Council of Ministers Wednesday decided that Bulgaria will refrain from joining the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the Government Information Service (GIS) said. Bulgaria will not have official representatives to the In...

  • Council of Ministers' Decisions

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Council of Ministers adopted the following decisions as reported by the Government Information Service: -- designated Deputy Prime Minister for economic and demographic policy Mariyana Nikolova as Chair of the...

  • Afis Survey: 56% of Bulgarians Believe Lower Electricity Prices Will Reduce Air Pollution

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - Data from an Afis nationally representative survey released on Wednesday suggests that 56 percent of Bulgarians believe lower electricity prices will stop air pollution. Restricting car traffic is another possible solution, according to 39 per cent of...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - December 6: Mostly sunny. Moderate north-northeasterly, northwesterly in Western Bulgaria, wind to bring temperatures slightly down. Lows: minus 4C to 1C. Highs: 2 to 7C. THE MOUNTAINS: Snowy in the morning, mostly sunny in the afternoon. Moderate t...

  • Large Amount of Weapons Seized during Raid in Sofia, Gabarevo

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - A large amount of weapons was seized during a police raid on Wednesday in Sofia and the village of Gabarevo, located near the south-central town of Pavel Banya. During the search, which started several days ago, the police found Kalashnikov automati...

  • Varna Designated European City of Sport 2019, Albena Becomes First Ever European Resort of Sport

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - The Bulgarian coastal city of Varna has been designated European City of Sport 2019, and the Albena sea resort is now the first ever European Resort of Sport. This transpired at the annual ceremony of the European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federati...

  • Electricity Export Grows, Consumption Drops - Electricity System Operator

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - Between January 1 and December 2, 2018, Bulgaria exported 7,216,263 MWh of electricity, which is by 40.89 per cent more compared to the same period of 2017, show data of the country's Electricity System Operator. Electricity production grew by 1....

  • Today's Observances: December 5

    The world: - International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1916: Bulgarian troops march into Bucharest during World War I. 1918: First standing operetta theatre, Free Theatre, is inaugurated in Sofia with performance of...

  • Press - Review

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - The Wednesday papers cover the outcome of Monday's Transport Council of the EU which adopted a general approach to key reforms in the transport sector. The changes are seen as protectionist by a number of Central and East European countries incl...

  • Advisory to BTA's External Service Subscribers

    Sofia, December 5 (BTA) - Following are some of the main stories to be moved by BTA's External Service on Wednesday: -- Parliamentary sitting. MPs to vote in principle changes to the Forestry Act and conclusively a personal care bill and a people with disabilities bill. ...

  • Transport Minister: Bulgaria Is Calculated Casualty of Change in EU Road Haulage Rules

    Brussels, December 4 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) - Commenting on Monday's agreement of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council of the EU on its general approach to a key reform of the road transport sector, Bulgarian Transport, IT and Communications ...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, December 4 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on December 4 to 5 p.m. on December 5, 2018. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and...

  • Socialists Urge Creation of Public Register of Voters

    Sofia, December 4 (BTA) - The BSP For Bulgaria parliamentary group on Tuesday urged the Central Election Commission (CEC) to set up a public register of voters for the upcoming European elections in Bulgaria, based on the data about the latest parliamentary elections which wer...