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Medical University in Bulgaria’s Pleven to Open Pharmacy Faculty

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian government proposed to parliament to adopt a decision on the establishment of a pharmacy faculty at the Medical University in the city of Pleven.

Society » Education | March 2, 2016, Wednesday // 13:00 | Viewed: 5310

Over 200 000 Vehicles Expected to Leave Sofia on Wednesday

More than 200 000 vehicles are expected to leave the Bulgarian capital on Wednesday as people embark on trips for the long weekend.

Society | March 2, 2016, Wednesday // 09:54 | Viewed: 5024

Protest Held in Sofia over Ban on Beach Camping

Hundreds demonstrated in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Tuesday after Parliament voted to make it illegal to put up tents on the beach.

Society » Environment | March 2, 2016, Wednesday // 08:51 | Viewed: 5574

Bulgarians Celebrate Baba Marta Holiday

Bulgarians are celebrating on Tuesday Baba Marta (Grandma March) holiday, which is observed each year on March 1.

Society | March 1, 2016, Tuesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 6881

French Soul Singer Imany to Perform in Sofia on May 14

The popular French soul singer of African descent, Imany, will perform for the first time in Bulgaria on May 14.

Society » Culture | February 25, 2016, Thursday // 15:01 | Viewed: 8073

Chairperson of Bulgaria’s Electronic Media Watchdog Resigns

Georgi Lozanov, the chairperson of Bulgaria’s media watchdog, the Council for Electronic Media (SEM), resigned on Thursday.

Society | February 25, 2016, Thursday // 14:01 | Viewed: 4349

Bulgarian Truck Driver Stuck in Border Blockade Admitted to Hospital

 A Bulgarian truck driver affected by the blockade staged at the border with Greece was admitted to hospital after feeling unwell.

Society » Incidents | February 25, 2016, Thursday // 13:00 | Viewed: 5684

Bulgarian Jews in Israel Seek Submission of Orthodox Church as Nobel Prize Candidate

Bulgarian Jews living in Sirael have proposed the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to be nominated for Nobel Piece Prize for its role in the rescue of Jews during World War II.

Society | February 25, 2016, Thursday // 12:51 | Viewed: 5327

Former Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Yordan Sokolov Dies Aged 83

The former speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament, Yordan Sokolov, died at the age of 83.

Society » Obituaries | February 24, 2016, Wednesday // 14:54 | Viewed: 5293

Record High Temperatures Were Measured in Bulgaria on Tuesday

The unusually high temperatures in Bulgaria for the month of February continued with an absolute record registered on Tuesday.

Society » Environment | February 24, 2016, Wednesday // 13:09 | Viewed: 7593

Amnesty International: Refugees, Roma Continue to be Mistreated in Bulgaria

In its annual report on the state of human rights in the world released on Wednesday, Amnesty International states that refugees and Roma continued to be mistreated in Bulgaria in 2015.

Society | February 24, 2016, Wednesday // 11:14 | Viewed: 5884

Discovery Channel to Mark Bulgaria’s National Holiday with Show Shot in Rhodopes

Discovery Channel will mark Bulgaria’s national holiday (March 3) with a special episode of the survival show “Kings of the Wild” shot in the Rhodope mountains.

Society | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 16:02 | Viewed: 6249

Bulgarian Culture Presented in Exhibition, Festival in Doha

Bulgaria's rich folklore heritage and cultural diversity will be presented as part of the Pendara Ethno Project in Qatar’s capital of Doha on March 4-5, 2016, Gulf Times announced on February 20.

Society » Culture | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 14:01 | Viewed: 6557

Fire Ignites in Protected Site in Bulgaria's Tutrakan

A fire burst out in Kalimok Brashlen protected area in the Bulgarian northeastern town of Tutrakan, the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) announced on Tuesday, citing the Ministry of Interior.

Society » Incidents | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 10:23 | Viewed: 4973

Bulgaria PM Refers Misuse of Funding at Refugee Agency to Prosecution

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said he has referred the case of reported misuse of funding by the State Agency for Refugees (SAR) to the prosecution.

Society | February 23, 2016, Tuesday // 09:41 | Viewed: 3235

Bulgaria’s Musicautor Boosts Copyright Revenue to All-time High

Bulgarian music copyright management organization Musicautor has collected the highest annual revenue in its history, BGN 7.5 M (EUR 3.8), in 2015.

Society » Culture | February 22, 2016, Monday // 19:20 | Viewed: 5013

Bulgarian Film 'Zhaleika' Awarded at Berlinale 2016

Zhaleika, a movie directed by Eliza Petkova, received a recognition award at Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival), which was held in the German capital on February 11-21, 2016.

Society » Culture | February 22, 2016, Monday // 13:49 | Viewed: 5310

Poli Genova to Represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2016

Poli Genova will represent Bulgaria at this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Stockholm between May 10 and 14.

Society » Culture | February 22, 2016, Monday // 13:40 | Viewed: 7351

Scottish Couple Run Animal Shelter in Bulgaria's Rudozem

A Scottish couple living in Bulgaria since 2007 have set up an animal shelter for stray cats and dogs, the New York Daily News  reports.

Society | February 21, 2016, Sunday // 13:06 | Viewed: 4973

Bulgaria's Parliament, Presidency Open Doors to Public on Saturday

The Parliament and Presidency building in Bulgaria's capital Sofia will be open to the public between 10:00 and 16:00 local time on Saturday.

Society | February 20, 2016, Saturday // 11:14 | Viewed: 3958

Bulgaria Urges Caution in Travel to South America over Zika, Dengue  

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has advised the country's citizens to exercise caution when visiting parts of South America afflicted by mosquito-transmitted diseases.

Society » Health | February 19, 2016, Friday // 17:23 | Viewed: 5725