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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: 1063

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: 657

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: 732

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: 1687

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: 1035

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: 2591

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: 872

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: 707

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: 1120

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: 886

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: 925

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: 1284

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: 946

Village near Stara Zagora Holds Sod-Turning Event for Waste Plant

A project for the construction of a regional municipal waste treatment facility near the village of Rakitnitsa, Stara Zagora district, has been launched.

Society | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 15:01 | Viewed: 636

Gela Bagpipe Contest to Take Place This Weekend

The traditional Rhodope bagpipe (kaba gaida) contest in Bulgaria's village of Gela will take place on August 2 and 3.

Society » Culture | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 960

Bulgaria's Ancient City of Perperikon Excavations Funding Trimmed

The archaeological excavations of the Thracian city of Perperikon, located in Bulgaria's Eastern Rhodopes will start on August 4, professor Nikolay Ovcharov announced.

Society » Archaeology | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 14:29 | Viewed: 1147

Dangerous WWII Bomb Found at Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast

A bomb disposal unit in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Bourgas has destroyed a dangerous WWII aerial bomb which was found by accident at the beach.

Society | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 13:38 | Viewed: 1030

Without Healthcare Reform, NZOK Budget Update Is Pointless - Datzov

A potential increase in funding for National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, will make no sense now, according to former deputy finance minister Lyubomir Datzov.

Society » Health | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1425

Number of Foreigners Granted BG Citizenship Drops

There is a drop in the number of foreigners who were granted Bulgarian citizenship, said former deputy justice minister Ilia Angelov, quoted by Sega daily.

Society | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 930

Firefighters Threaten to Stage Strike over Controversial Regulation

Bulgaria's firefighters who have been protesting countrywide for a week now, threaten to go on strike due to a 'disastrous' new draft regulation.

Society | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 12:14 | Viewed: 589

Torrential Rains Kill One Near Bulgaria's Gabrovo

A 61-year-old woman was killed and her 39-year-old son went missing after the torrential rains on Monday night, report the Bulgarian-language media.

Society | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 12:11 | Viewed: 975
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