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  • WWF Board Game Raises Funds to Save Bulgaria's Brown Bears

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - The environment protection organization WWF has developed a board game to raise funds for saving Bulgaria's brown bear. The organization says it is its first project for social entrepreneurship in Bulgaria. WheelVille is an educational game presentin...

  • Economy Ministry to Implement Measures in Support of Business Worth Lv 1.8 Bln

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - Economy Minister Lachezar Borisov Tuesday presented the Government's new socio-economic measures against the consequences of COVID-19. He explained that these measures are divided into two groups: the first will be financed entirely by the budget wit...

  • Exchange - Rates

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - The Bulgarian National Bank sets the rates of foreign currencies against the Bulgarian lev applicable from 5 p.m. on July 28 to 5 p.m. on July 29, 2020. The central rates are used for the purposes of accounting, statistics, customs valuation and remittan...

  • Bulgarian Teodora Georgieva Joins European Prosecutor's Office

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - The Council of the EU has appointed the European prosecutors of the European Public Prosecutor's Office and among them is Bulgarian Teodora Georgieva. The list of the 22 prosecutors was published by the Council Monday evening. The prosecutors will ...

  • Pollution Cuts Water Supply to 51 Settlements in Haskovo Region, Nearby Chemical Plant Suspected

    Haskovo, Southeast Bulgaria, July 28 (BTA) - The water supply to 51 settlements in the southeastern region of Haskovo has been stopped after a canal of the Maritsa River was found to be polluted with a toxic substance, said here Fire Safety and Civil Protection chief Nikol...

  • Bourgas Municipality Takes Back Notorious Road to Rossenets Beach

    Sofia, July 29 (BTA) - The road to the notorious Rossenets beach became public property again after the Bourgas Municipal Council Tuesday retracted a decision whereby the public road became private property, reported Darik Radio. The retraction was proposed by the ruling GERB ...

  • Cyprus Changes Entry Rules for Bulgarians

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - Cyprus is changing its entry rules for Bulgarian nationals, the Foreign Ministry press service informed on Tuesday. According to information from the Bulgarian embassy in Nicosia, as of August 1 of 2020, only Bulgarian nationals, holders of permanent re...

  • Bulgarian Tourism Minister Talks with Russian Ambassador Makarov

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism Minister Mariyana Nikolova Tuesday had a conference call with Russian Ambassador to Bulgaria Anatoly Makarov, the Tourism Ministry said in a press release. During the talks, Nikolova expressed the hope that in the coming...

  • August Weather Forecast

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - The lowest temperatures in August will be between 9C and 14C and the highest, between 33C and 38C, meteorologist Krassimir Stoev of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology told BTA. The mean monthly temperature in August is expected to be...

  • Sofia City Court Allows Review of Statement of Claim for De-registration of BNU-Edelweiss

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - The Sofia City Court (SCC) has allowed the review of a prosecution service's statement of claim for the termination of the registration of Bulgarian National Union - Edelweiss (BNU), the court said Tuesday. The SCC recalled that Prosecutor General I...

  • Tourism Sector Representatives Protest in Sofia, Demand Meeting with Prime Minister

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - Representatives of the tourism sector, organized by the Future for Tourism association, gathered to protest in Sofia's Independence Square on Tuesday. "We want a meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, because for a fifth month now we have b...

  • Weather - Forecast

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - July 29: Sunny with mild, mainly easterly wind. Highs: 31C-36C. The Black Sea coast: Sunny with breeze. Highs: 31C-33C, seawater: 27C. The mountains: Sunny with mild northerly wind. Highs: 26C at 1,200m above sea level, 17C at 2,000m. Source: National...

  • Prosecutor General Geshev: Fight against Petty Crime, High-level Corruption a Priority

    Veliki Preslav, Northeast Bulgaria, July 28 (BTA) - Speaking here on Tuesday, Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev said that people are mainly interested in petty crime, which is a priority for the prosecuting magistracy together with the fight against high-level corruption. Geshev ...

  • Household of Four Needs Lv 2,504 a Month - Trade Union

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - A four-member household (two adults and two children) needs 2,504 leva a month for a normal life, according to a June study conducted by the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB), whose results were presented here on Tuesday by CI...

  • NSI: Trips to and from Bulgaria Shrink in June

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - In June 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 286.1 thousand, or 60.1 per cent under the registered in June 2019, according to the National Statistical Institute. In June...

  • Tourism Sector Representatives Protest in Sofia, Demand Meeting with Prime Minister

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - Representatives of the tourism sector, organized by the Future for Tourism association, gathered to protest in Sofia's Independence Square on Tuesday. "We want a meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, because for a fifth month now we have been...

  • Bulgaria's Import of Electricity Increases by 22.73% in First Half of 2020

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - Bulgaria's import of electrical energy since the beginning of 2020 has increased by 22.73 per cent, according to a report by the Electricity System Operator (ESO) on the energy balance of this country for the period January 1 - July 27, 2020, compare...

  • Depressurization Caused Monday's Gas Main Rupture - Interior Ministry

    Blagoevgrad, Southwest Bulgaria, July 28 (BTA) - The cause of the Monday accident involving the gas main to Greece was depressurization, the Interior Ministry's Blagoevgrad Regional Directorate reported here on Tuesday. Around 13 metres of the pipeline have been damaged. ...

  • Medical Staff Working with COVID-19 Patients to Get 30% Pay Raise

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - The wages of over 6,000 medical staff working on the front line of the COVID-19 epidemic will be increased by 30 per cent, Health Minister Kostadin Angelov told journalists here on Tuesday. Over 100 million leva will be allocated additionally by this ye...

  • Household of Four Needs Lv 2,504 a Month - Trade Union

    Sofia, July 28 (BTA) - A four-member household (two adults and two children) needs 2,504 leva a month for a normal life, according to a June study conducted by the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB), whose results were presented here on Tuesday by CI...