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Bulgaria's Health Minister Halts BGN 30 M of Procurement

Public procurement procedures worth BGN 30 M were launched in the healthcare sector during the last days of Plamen Oresharski's cabinet, the interim Health Minister revealed.

Society » Health | August 22, 2014, Friday // 07:33 | Viewed: 1257

Bulgaria to See Increase in Asylum Seekers – Expert

Refugee influx to Bulgaria is expected to increase amid the crisis in Iraq, State Agency for Refugees deputy chair Vasil Varbanov told the national radio.

Society | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1178

Bulgarian Govt to Allocate BGN 16M for Natural Disaster Recovery

Ministers will review and pass a decree for the approval of additional costs and transfers of BGN 16,204,360 at Wednesday's session, the press office of the government announced.

Society | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 13:33 | Viewed: 1161

Minor 2.9-Magnitude Earthquake Registered West of Bulgaria's Smolyan

A minor earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale was registered in Bulgaria, according to reports of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

Society » Environment | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 09:29 | Viewed: 1185

Fatal Elevator Collapse in Sofia Attributed to Poor-Quality Repairs

A fatal elevator collapse at a block of flats in Sofia, which left one dead and one seriously injured, was attributed to the poor quality of repair works.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 17:11 | Viewed: 1607

WWF Launches River Conservation Campaign in Bulgaria

The international environmental organization WWF launches a national campaign for the conservation of rivers in Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1325

Interim FM Warns of Risk of Refugee Influx Due to Conflict in Iraq

Iraq is not far from Bulgaria and an eventual refugee influx is an immediate threat to EU external borders, caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov told the national radio.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 14:18 | Viewed: 1216

Bulgaria 9th by Civil Society Development Out of 29 CEE Countries

Bulgaria ranks ninth in terms of civil society development among 29 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 1108

Elevator Collapse in Sofia Leaves 1 Dead, 1 in Critical Condition

A 46-year-old woman has died and another one has suffered injuries in an elevator accident in Sofia.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 11:34 | Viewed: 1291

Young Bulgarian Doctors Stage Symbolic Protest Carrying Suitcases

Some 80% of young Bulgarian doctors and medical graduates seek job opportunities abroad, according to the alarming results of a patient organizations survey.

Society » Health | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 1246

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Honor St. Ivan Rilski

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Monday, August 18, the assumption of Saint Ivan Rilski, honored as the patron of the Bulgarian people.

Society » Culture | August 18, 2014, Monday // 10:40 | Viewed: 1269

Bulgarian Rescued While Trying to Sail from UK to US

British charity workers have rescued a Bulgarian man as he was trying to reach the US in a dingy, according to UK media sources.

Society | August 18, 2014, Monday // 09:13 | Viewed: 1886

63 Refugees Arrive in Bulgaria’s Varna by Ship

63 refugees, including 18 women and 16 children, have arrived in Bulgaria’s Varna on a ship.

Society | August 17, 2014, Sunday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1887

Minor 2.4-Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Southern Bulgaria

A weak earthquake measuring 2.4 on the Richter scale was registered between the southern Bulgarian city of Pazardzhik and the town of Septemvri in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Society » Environment | August 17, 2014, Sunday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1487

Over 1000 People in Bulgaria’s Flood-Hit Mizia to Move to Caravans

A total of 1165 people, or 1/3 of the population of the flood-hit northwestern town of Mizia, will have to use temporary caravan accommodation.

Society | August 17, 2014, Sunday // 10:35 | Viewed: 1477

Experts Ponder Setting Up Of Disaster Insurance Scheme

Economists and NGOs ponder the setting up of a mandatory disaster insurance scheme in Bulgaria, reports bTV.

Society | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 16:43 | Viewed: 2455

Refugee From Syria Helps Flood Stricken Mizia

Shadi Martini, a Syrian who came to Bulgaria a year after the start of the civil war in his country, is among the volunteers helping the residents of flood stricken Mizia.

Society | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 16:15 | Viewed: 2376

Sofia Mayor Pleads For Conservation Of Ancient Serdika Ruins

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova sent a letter to Culture Ministry pleading for urgent measures for the protection of the ruins of the ancient town of Serdika, report the media.

Society » Archaeology | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 14:20 | Viewed: 1827

Fire Destroys Part Of International Children's Kranevo Summer Camp

A large fire on Thrusday evening destroyed part of the International Children's Kranevo Summer Camp, north of Bulgaria's Varna.

Society » Incidents | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 10:45 | Viewed: 1401

Parts Of Sofia To Have No Hot Water Due to Renovations

Hot water supply in parts of Bulgaria's Sofia will be temporarily suspended between August 16 and 18 for equipment repairs, said the central heating utility Toplofikatsia Sofia.

Society | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 10:33 | Viewed: 1161

Photo Exhibition Of Sofia's Old Public Baths To Be Set Up

An open air photo exhibition of Sofia's old public baths will be set up in front of the National Theatre “Ivan Vazov”, starting August 28.

Society » Culture | August 15, 2014, Friday // 15:40 | Viewed: 4014