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Gas Leak Detected on Russian Ferry in Bulgaria's Varna

A liquid petroleum gas leak has been coming out of a 20 tonne tank on the Slavyanin ferry near Bulgaria's port city of Varna, Friday.

Society » Environment | August 1, 2014, Friday // 16:46 | Viewed: 301

Beglika Fest Returns For Sixth Time

After a one-year intermission, Beglika Fest will be held for the sixth time on the shores of the Golyam Beglik dam in Bulgaria's Rhodope mountains, August 21-24.

Society » Culture | August 1, 2014, Friday // 15:01 | Viewed: 386

Second Vicitim of Floods in Bulgaria's Vratsa Region Reported

The devastating floods which hit Bulgaria's northwestern city of Vratsa on Thursday have claimed the life of an elderly woman from Nivyanin village, BTV national station reports.

Society | August 1, 2014, Friday // 14:45 | Viewed: 470

Ticket Frenzy For 'Hamlet' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Early ticket sales for the Barbican production of “Hamlet” starring Britain's hottest actor Benedict Cumberbatch started on August 1, amid high interest, report British media.

Society » Culture | August 1, 2014, Friday // 14:23 | Viewed: 745

Bulgarian Capital Launches 5th Edition of 'Sofia Breathes' Festival

On Sunday, August 3, and on the following Sundays until the end of the month, different streets in downtown Sofia will be closed for vehicles under the 'Sofia Breathes' project.

Society » Culture | August 1, 2014, Friday // 13:07 | Viewed: 465

Sofia City Launches EUR 16.7 M Underground Railway Extension

Bulgaria’s capital Sofia is launching on Friday the construction of a new stretch of its underground railway system that will cost nearly 17 million euro.

Society | August 1, 2014, Friday // 12:13 | Viewed: 389

Bulgarian Men Are Among Average Endowed Europeans

Bulgarian men are among the average endowed men in Europe, shows a survey, published by the German weekly Focus, quoted by

Society | August 1, 2014, Friday // 12:12 | Viewed: 410

Torrential Rains In Bulgaria Claim Another Life

Torrential rains in Vratsa on Thursday claimed the life of a 25-year-old shepherd, Vratsa Mayor Nikolai Ivanov told bTV national channel.

Society | August 1, 2014, Friday // 09:43 | Viewed: 528

Bulgaria Beefs Up Police Presence to Enforce Traffic Rules

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Svetlozar Lazarov will launch major police raids on the roads countrywide every Friday and Saturday night.

Society | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 15:37 | Viewed: 713

Bulgaria's MPs Fined BGN 660 K For Non-Attendance

Bulgaria's MPs were fined BGN 663 441 for non-attendance, shows an analysis of the BGNES wire service, based on official information for June 2013 – June 2014.

Society | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 15:34 | Viewed: 456

Salaries in Bulgarian Healthcare 'Guaranteed Until December'

Deputy Health Minister and National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) Chairman Boyko Penkov announced funding in the sector could only provide salaries until December.

Society » Health | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 15:16 | Viewed: 429

Bulgaria’s Population Shrinks Further

Bulgaria’s population decreased further last year, maintaining the rate of decline from 2012, official figures showed on Thursday.

Society | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 13:59 | Viewed: 1251

Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria Reaches 11.3% in 2013

Average unemployment rates in Bulgaria in 2013 were 11.3%, and the average rate of unemployed in the country was 371 380 per month, the National Statistics Institute (NSI) reports.

Society | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 13:28 | Viewed: 802

Bulgarian Scientists Prove Beer to Be as Healthy as Fruits

Bulgarian scientists have found more evidence that the moderate drinking of beer is good for one's health thanks to the natural ingredients contained in the ale.

Society » Health | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1354

Meteorologists Issue Code Yellow Warning for Rain and Hailstorms

Meteorologists issued a code yellow warning for possible torrential rains and hailstorms for seven regions in Bulgaria.

Society | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 11:57 | Viewed: 615

Three Minor Earthquakes Hit Bulgaria’s Smolyan Region

Three minor earthquakes have been registered near the town of Smolyan, in southern Bulgaria some 150 km southeast of Sofia, Wednesday afternoon.

Society » Environment | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 10:12 | Viewed: 492

Lab Tests Show Radioactivity in Water Pipe in SW Bulgaria

Tests of the local health inspectorate in Blagoevgrad have indicated the presence of radioactive water in a drinking water pipe in the village of Krastiltsi.

Society » Environment | July 30, 2014, Wednesday // 15:44 | Viewed: 904

Lifeguards Warn Of Dangerous Swells Along Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast

Lifeguards in Bulgaria's sea resorts warn tourists to beware of the rip currents that appeared on Monday, reports bTV.

Society | July 30, 2014, Wednesday // 12:30 | Viewed: 676

Parliament Passes At First Reading NZOK Budget Update

Bulgaria's outgoing Parliament passed at first reading the update of the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK) budget on Tuesday afternoon, reports Dnes.

Society » Health | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 17:25 | Viewed: 767

August in Bulgaria: Rain in the West, Sun at the Seaside

August will be rainy in western Bulgaria and warm and sunny at the Black Sea coast, shows the monthly forecast of the Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology.

Society | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 17:09 | Viewed: 1128

Roma Protesters End Railroad Blockade in Sofia

A Roma protest action that halted train traffic along the railroad linking Sofia with the nearby town of Pernik on Tuesday morning has ended.

Society | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 15:08 | Viewed: 812
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