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Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing at Sofia Airport

An aircraft of Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines safely made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria on Friday afternoon, BGNES reported.

Society » Incidents | 6 hours ago | Viewed: 922

Number of Cyclists in Sofia up by 140% in 3 Years

The number of cyclists in Sofia has gone up by around 140% over the past three years, according to data of the VeloEvolution Association.

Society | August 28, 2015, Friday // 10:54 | Viewed: 527

Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover 1600-Year-Old Mosaic in Downtown Sofia

Bulgarian archaeologists discovered a unique, richly decorated, 1600-year-old mosaic during excavation works in downtown Sofia at the site of the ancient Roman city of Serdica.

Society » Archaeology | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 19:05 | Viewed: 1650

Bulgaria’s Govt Adopts 2015-2016 Action Plan on Poverty

Bulgaria’s government has adopted an action plan aimed at fighting poverty in an attempt to achieve the goal of reducing the number of destitute by 260 000 by 2020.

Society | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 14:45 | Viewed: 1610

2 Bulgarian Nationals Die in Car Crash near Serbia’s Pirot

Two Bulgarian nationals have died in a car crash on the road Nis-Dimitrovgrad, southeastern Serbia.

Society » Incidents | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1528

UN: Bulgaria Faces World’s Bleakest Demographic Prospects by 2050

Bulgaria faces the bleakest demographic prospects on a global scale over the next 35 years, according to the 2015 World Population Prospects report of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

Society | August 25, 2015, Tuesday // 15:36 | Viewed: 2851

World Bank Said to Be Urging Bulgaria to Cut VAT on Drugs

The World Bank has recommended to Bulgaria to cut Value Added Vax (VAT) levied on medicines as the tax is too high and poses a heavier burden on the poorer patients, Sega news daily reported on Monday.

Society » Health | August 24, 2015, Monday // 16:36 | Viewed: 1629

Bathing Ban at Central Beach of Bulgaria's Lozenets Remains in Force

The temporary bathing ban at the central beach of the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Lozenets remains in force.

Society » Health | August 24, 2015, Monday // 13:28 | Viewed: 2236

At Least One Pilot Killed after Two Planes Collide at Swiss Airshow

At least one pilot has reportedly died after two small planes collided at an airshow in the village of Dittingen, in Switzerland’s Basel canton, on Sunday.

Society » Incidents | August 23, 2015, Sunday // 15:27 | Viewed: 1338

Bulgaria's Varna Hosting Love Is Folly Film Festival

The 23rd edition of the annual Love Is Folly film festival kicked off Friday in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna.

Society » Culture | August 22, 2015, Saturday // 11:04 | Viewed: 2050

Roma Who Built Illegally in Bulgaria's Varna 'Can't Have Housing'

Roma residents who erected illegally dozens of homes in a Varna ghetto have no right to be provided with social housing, a regional mayor has said.

Society | August 22, 2015, Saturday // 08:28 | Viewed: 2525

Bulgaria Ranks 41st Out of 152 Countries in Latest Human Freedom Index

Bulgaria occupies the 41st position in the latest edition of the Human Freedom Index - a global measurement of personal, civil and economic freedom ranking 152 countries on a scale from 0 to 10, where 10 represents more freedom.

Society | August 21, 2015, Friday // 11:19 | Viewed: 2195

More Grass to Be Sown on Tram Tracks in Downtown Sofia

The entire tram rail section between the Ruski pametnik (Russian Monument) square and the end of the line on Tsar Boris III Blvd in Knyazhevo neigborhood will be covered by grass, Chief Architect Petar Dikov has said.

Society | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 15:26 | Viewed: 1553

Health Authorities Temporarily Ban Bathing on Central Beach in Bulgaria's Lozenets

Bathing on the central beach in the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Lozenets has been temporarily forbidden due to polluted waters.

Society » Health | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 13:53 | Viewed: 2600

Code Yellow Alert Issued in Bulgaria over Heavy Downpours

Some 15-30 l/sqm of rain are expected in Bulgaria over the next 24 hours, meteorologists have warned.

Society » Environment | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 10:33 | Viewed: 1777

Quality of Life in Sofia Steadily Deteriorates - The Economist

The quality of life in the Bulgarian capital steadily deteriorated, recording a drop for the fifth consecutive year.

Society | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 10:11 | Viewed: 3180

Bulgaria Gives Green Light to Archaeological Research by Greek Ship Aegaeo

The Greek research ship Aegaeo will conduct an oceanographic expedition in waters under Bulgarian jurisdiction in the southwestern Black Sea from September 10 until October 14, it emerged on Wednesday.

Society » Environment | August 19, 2015, Wednesday // 21:41 | Viewed: 1645

Banking Trojan Adds 9 Bulgarian Lenders to Targets

A Trojan named Gozi/ISFB has added nine major banks in Bulgaria to its list of targets, a specialized website has said.

Society | August 19, 2015, Wednesday // 10:50 | Viewed: 1753

Road Accidents Kill 23 People in Bulgaria in Past Week

Between August 10 and 16, a total of 172 heavy road accidents took place in Bulgaria, claiming the lives of 23 people and injuring 222 people.

Society » Incidents | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 2423

Most Bulgarians Blame Greek Politicians for Crisis - Poll

Three-quarters of Bulgarians believe the crisis in Greece should be blamed on politicians, a recent Gallup poll has shown.

Society | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 12:45 | Viewed: 1697

Stevie Awards Announces Bulgarian Maxim Behar as Chairman of the Year for 2015

Leading Bulgarian PR expert Maxim Behar has scooped gold as Chairman of the Year at the 2015 International Business Awards, often dubbed "the Business Oscars".

Society | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 2853