Bulgaria 'Should Accept More Migrants' to Overcome Demographic Crisis

The Bulgarian Academy of Science has suggested the arrival of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, but also from EU accession countries can be used to tackle the demographic crisis Bulgaria has plundged into.

Society | 8 hours ago | Viewed: 1314

Sofia Hosts Third International Literary Festival Between November 25-December 13

The Bulgarian capital of Sofia will host for a third consecutive year the Sofia International Literary Festival, which starts on November 25 and will continue until December 13.

Society » Culture | November 24, 2015, Tuesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 905

Passengers Wait for Hours on Planes at Plovdiv Airport

Staff shortage at the airport of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, has caused passengers of two WizzAir flights had to wait for hours stranded on board.

Society » Incidents | November 22, 2015, Sunday // 13:11 | Viewed: 2408

Strong Winds Cause Power Failure across W Bulgaria

Thousands of Bulgarian households have been experiencing power outages since Saturday due to gale-force winds causing disruptions along the power grid, an electricity network operator has said.

Society » Incidents | November 22, 2015, Sunday // 12:57 | Viewed: 2331

Anti-Migrant Rally Held in Bulgaria's Sofia

A demonstration calling for the government's resignation over its "failure" to deal with the influx of migrants was held in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Society | November 22, 2015, Sunday // 12:15 | Viewed: 3215

Malta Wins 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest Hosted by Bulgaria

Malta won the the thirteenth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which was held at the Arena Armeec hall in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Saturday evening.

Society » Culture | November 21, 2015, Saturday // 22:58 | Viewed: 2503

100-200 People Apply Daily for Certificates Proving Their Bulgarian Descent

Between 100 and 200 people are applying on a daily basis for certificates proving their Bulgarian descent.

Society | November 21, 2015, Saturday // 17:04 | Viewed: 2489

Bulgaria Hosts Final of 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday

Bulgaria will host the thirteenth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the Arena Armeec hall in Sofia on Saturday evening at 20:30 EET.

Society » Culture | November 21, 2015, Saturday // 14:02 | Viewed: 2034

Polish Man Facing Up to 15 Years in Jail over Plane Bomb 'Joke'

The man who caused a Hurghada-bound Polish plane to perform an emergency landing in Burgas, Bulgaria and admitted to having joked about a bomb on board may be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison, Bulgarian authorities say.

Society » Incidents | November 19, 2015, Thursday // 18:42 | Viewed: 3225

Lack of Transparency, Pluralism Contribute to Bulgaria's Declining Media Freedom

The lack of transparency of media ownership and the decreasing media pluralism are among the main factors contributing to Bulgaria's declining media freedom.

Society | November 19, 2015, Thursday // 17:47 | Viewed: 2362

Postponed Junior Eurovision Opening Ceremony Due on November 17

The postponed Opening Ceremony of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will take place this Tuesday in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, after having been postponed over the Paris attacks of last week.

Society » Culture | November 17, 2015, Tuesday // 11:55 | Viewed: 1590

Bulgarian Theatre Night Kicks Off on November 21

For a third year in a row Bulgaria will host an event celebrated in 11 European countries which aims to remove barriers between the audience and theatre and performing art.

Society » Culture | November 17, 2015, Tuesday // 11:19 | Viewed: 2493

Wildfire Breaks out in Bulgaria’s Gabrovo Region

A forest fire has broken out in Gabrovo Region, in central Bulgaria, BGNES reported on Sunday.

Society » Incidents | November 15, 2015, Sunday // 16:23 | Viewed: 1841

Junior Eurovision Opening Ceremony Postponed over Paris Attacks

Bulgarian public TV broadcaster BNT, host of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has postponed the Opening Ceremony to next week to honour the three days of mourning in France called over the deadly attacks in Paris.

Society » Culture | November 15, 2015, Sunday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1703

Bulgarians Commemorate Victims of Paris Attacks in Front of French Embassy

Bulgarian citizens and officials commemorated the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris by laying flowers and expressing their condolences in front of the French embassy in Sofia on Saturday.

Society | November 14, 2015, Saturday // 16:01 | Viewed: 2353

Wildfire near Bulgaria’s Smolyan Contained

A wildfire that raged in the Rhodope mountains above the city of Smolyan, in southern Bulgaria, has been contained, bTV reported on Thursday evening.

Society » Incidents | November 12, 2015, Thursday // 20:36 | Viewed: 1741

Mountain Wildfire Rages near Bulgaria’s Smolyan

Firefighters, army servicemen and volunteers are trying to contain a forest fire which broke out between two neighbourhoods of Smolyan city, in southern Bulgaria, on Thursday afternoon, bTV reported.

Society » Incidents | November 12, 2015, Thursday // 19:00 | Viewed: 1700

29th Edition of Kinomania Cinema Festival to Take Place in Sofia on November 12-29

The 29th edition of the annual cinema festival Kinomania will take place at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia between November 12 and 29.

Society » Culture | November 11, 2015, Wednesday // 15:16 | Viewed: 1781

Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Dies at 96

Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt passed away at the age of 96 in his home city of Hamburg on Tuesday.

Society » Obituaries | November 10, 2015, Tuesday // 18:50 | Viewed: 1927

Fourteen People Injured as Two Trams Collide in Sofia

Fourteen people were injured as two trams collided in the Bulgarian capital on Monday.

Society » Incidents | November 9, 2015, Monday // 11:31 | Viewed: 2183

Victims of Krushuna Waterfalls Landslide Identified as British Male, Bulgarian Female

The dead bodies of two tourists killed by a landlside at Krushuna waterfalls in Bulgaria have been identified as those of a 45-year old Bulgarian female and a 57-year old British male, BTA news agency reported on Sunday.

Society » Incidents | November 8, 2015, Sunday // 15:04 | Viewed: 4053