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Parliament Unanimously Adopts BTA Annual Reports for 2020, 2021, 2022

At its plenary sitting on Wednesday, Parliament unanimously adopted the annual activity reports of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA) for 2020, 2021 and 2022, including BTA’s financial reports. BTA Director General Kiril Valchev attended the sitting.

The Agency’s activity reports were tabled in accordance with the Bulgarian Agency Act. They provide information on BTA’s activities, role in the media market, international contacts, financial situation, as well as the on the functioning of the BTA National Press Club and the Agency’s network of regional press clubs, the report of the National Assembly Culture and Media Committee reads.

The report for 2020 is for the last year under the late director general Maxim Minchev was adopted with 109 votes in favour, none against, and one abstention. The 2021 and 2022 reports were presented in a new format in which the content is arranged in tables clearly showing the concrete steps taken in each activity toward each goal. The steps were geared to pursue five strategic goals: freedom, truth, knowledge, community and memory. BTA’s reports for 2021 and 2022 were adopted unanimously with 120 votes in favour.

BTA now has correspondents in every regional capital in Bulgaria. Until recently, outside Bulgaria the Аgency had only one correspondent in Brussels, and now it has correspondents and press clubs in Skopje, Ankara and Bucharest. The plan is to add Belgrade and Athens to the list. The opening of a press club in Belgrade has been postponed in order to open one in Odessa. Thanks to the BTA correspondent in Ukraine there is information about what is happening to the Bulgarians there. The Agency’s aim is to have correspondents in places abroad where large Bulgarian communities live, the committee’s report further reads.

BTA’s financial reports presents information on the assets, liabilities, income and expenses, prepared in accordance with regulatory requirements and accounting policies, and present the Agency’s asset and financial position.