Bulgarian News Agency

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The Bulgarian News Agency (Bulgarian: Българска телеграфна агенция "Bulgarian Telegraph Agency"; abbreviated БТА, BTA) is the national news agency of Bulgaria.

History and profile[edit]

The BTA was founded in 1898[1] through a decree of Knyaz Ferdinand of Bulgaria during the government of Konstantin Stoilov.

It is the main source of information for the Bulgarian media and the country's governmental institutions. The agency's latest statute, regulating its activity, was adopted in 1994. The agency is a member of the European Alliance of News Agencies and of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies.[1] In addition, it is the founding member of the Balkan News Agencies.[1]

The BTA issues Daily News, the only English-language Bulgarian daily,[1] as well as the weekly Bulgarian Economic Outlook, also in English. In Bulgarian, the agency issues the established weekly magazine Paraleli, the monthly culture-related magazine LIK, and 100%.


  1. ^ a b c d "Members". BSANNA. Archived from the original on 11 February 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • BTA website offering regular news (in Bulgarian)/(in English)