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Bulgarian Union of Banat Leader Nikolai Mirkovic Passes Away

“It is with profound sorrow that I announce that the leader of the Bulgarian Union of Banat and the most prominent figure in contemporary Bulgarian life in Romania General Nikolai Mirkovic passed away on Saturday night,” said Professor Plamen Pavlov from

Society » Obituaries | September 25, 2016, Sunday // 14:27 | Viewed: 742

Bulgarian PM, Azerbaijan's First Lady Unveil Renovated Historical Site

A renovated medieval fortress was inaugurated in the old Bulgarian capital, Veliko Tarnovo, on Thursday, in a project funded by an Azerbaijani foundation.

Society » Culture | September 23, 2016, Friday // 10:42 | Viewed: 1406

10% of Sofia Univeristy Places Remain Vacant After Third-Round Admission

About 10% of the places at Sofia University have remained vacant after the additional admission.

Society » Education | September 22, 2016, Thursday // 13:16 | Viewed: 1189

Free-of-Charge Entry to Sofia Municipal Museums on September 22

In order to celebrate the Independence Day of Bulgaria, municipal museums will work without an entrance fee on September 22, 2016, announced the press centre of Sofia Municipality.

Society » Culture | September 21, 2016, Wednesday // 18:18 | Viewed: 3445

Der Standard: Antiquities Traders Have Little to Fear of Bulgarian Authorities

Illegal trade in antiquities flourishes in Bulgaria, where "treasure hunters have little to fear of authorities," Austrian newspaper Der Standard says in an article.

Society » Archaeology | September 21, 2016, Wednesday // 11:26 | Viewed: 1607

Exhibition of Pulitzer-Winning Bulgarian Photographer Opens in Sofia

An exhibition of Thomson Reuters photographer Stoyan Nenov, who was among the Pulitzer winners in photography this year, can now be seen at the Czech Center in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Society » Culture | September 21, 2016, Wednesday // 09:40 | Viewed: 24730

Procedure for Recognition of EU Higher-Education Diplomas Simplified

The requirement for the certification of diplomas and academic references issued by higher-education institutions in the member-states of the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland with an apostille has been dropped.

Society » Education | September 20, 2016, Tuesday // 17:27 | Viewed: 3030

Bulgaria's Education System 'Not Ready to Work with Migrants'

A trade union official has noted that Bulgaria's education system is not ready to work with migrant children.

Society | September 20, 2016, Tuesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1476

Bulgaria Might Build 'Crisis Migrant Centers' Outside Urban Areas

New crisis accommodation centers restricting the movement of residents might be set up outside towns and cities, a deputy interior minister has indicated.

Society | September 20, 2016, Tuesday // 11:19 | Viewed: 1572

Azerbaijan's First Lady to Unveil Open-Air Museum in Veliko Tarnovo on Thursday

Mehriban Aliyeva, the First Lady of Azerbaijan, is set to arrive in Bulgaria on September 22.

Society » Culture | September 20, 2016, Tuesday // 10:03 | Viewed: 1607

Two Die in Bulgaria as Hung Glider Crashes

Two people have lost their lives in an incident with a hung glider not far from Kazanlak in central Bulgaria.

Society » Incidents | September 18, 2016, Sunday // 20:15 | Viewed: 4624

Sofia to Host Brick Roads Music Festival Again in October

Musicians from the region will be the highlight of the so-called Brick Roads Sofia Music Festival that is to take place for the third time in Sofia, Bulgaria, in October.

Society » Culture | September 18, 2016, Sunday // 10:42 | Viewed: 1929

Iraqi Girl’s Body Found in Danube River

The body of another of the victims who drowned in the Danube on September 9 was discovered in the river.

Society » Incidents | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 20:52 | Viewed: 1979

900 Fewer First-Graders in 2016

A total of 66,611 children will be first-graders in 2016.

Society » Education | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1735

Number of Protection Candidates in Bulgaria Nearly Doubled in August

Migrants who sought protection in Bulgaria have nearly doubled in numbers over the past month compared to July, statistics show.

Society | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 10:20 | Viewed: 3175

Bulgaria's Security Agency Deemed 181 Asylum Candidates 'Dangerous' in 2015

The deputy head of Bulgaria's domestic security and counter-intelligence agency has said as many as 181 asylum candidates were considered a "threat to national security" last year.

Society | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 08:02 | Viewed: 1627

Last Section of Sofia Ring Road's Western Arc to Be Officialy Launched

The Western arc of the Sofia Road will be complete as of Tuesday, with a 2 km stretch that was in construction to be unveiled and opened for use.

Society | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 07:47 | Viewed: 1914

Serbia Relaunches Extradition Trial for Bulgarian Businessman Vasilev

An appellate court in Serbia has relegated a trial on the extradition of entretreneur Tsvetan Vasilev to a lower instance, private bTV station reports.

Society | September 12, 2016, Monday // 15:53 | Viewed: 3524

Sofia to Host Charity Run in Support of Tolerance

The traditional Tole-Run is to take place in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Sunday, September 18, at 09:00 local time.

Society | September 12, 2016, Monday // 11:11 | Viewed: 42836

Maxim Behar Appointed to the Board of PR Museum in New York

ICCO President Maxim Behar has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Museum of public relations, was announced yesterday in New York.

Society | September 12, 2016, Monday // 09:00 | Viewed: 4460

Emergency Declared on Greece's Thassos Island over Wildfire

A state of emergency has been declared on the island of Thassos in Greece over a wildfire raging since Saturday, the Bulgarian National Radio reports.

Society » Incidents | September 11, 2016, Sunday // 13:31 | Viewed: 9809