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Bulgaria Changes Holiday Legislation Again

Bulgarian lawmakers have amended recently adopted rules on how public holidays will be celebrated when they fall on weekends.

Society | December 21, 2016, Wednesday // 10:17 | Viewed: 1691

Bulgaria's Transport Min Names Hitrino Blast Cause

It was a draw-bar hook that punctured one of the gas tanks that derailed, cause a gas leakage in Hitrino village, Bulgarian authorities say.

Society » Incidents | December 20, 2016, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 2812

Vignette Stickers for 2017 on Sale in Bulgaria as of Tuesday

Vignette stickers for next year can be purchased across Bulgaria as of Tuesday, December 20, the Road Infrastructure Agency has said.

Society | December 20, 2016, Tuesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 2620

Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast: Two Train Drivers Indicted

Two of the three drivers on the cargo train whose gas tanks derailed, triggering an explosion that killed seven people, have been indicted, Bulgarian prosecuting authorities say.

Society » Incidents | December 19, 2016, Monday // 22:00 | Viewed: 2507

Deep Purple's Farewell Tour to Include Sofia

Legendary rock band Deep Purple will perform in Bulgaria's capital Sofia as part of its last tour, the Long Goodbye, next year, organizers of the concert say.

Society » Culture | December 19, 2016, Monday // 15:59 | Viewed: 4467

Removal of 'Most Dangerous' Gas Tanks Goes on in Bulgaria's Hitrino

The two "most dangerous" gas tanks among the dozen that derailed in the village of Hitrino earlier in December are yet to be defueled and and erected, Bulgaria's outgoing Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Society » Incidents | December 19, 2016, Monday // 10:27 | Viewed: 2249

Bulgarian Security Agent Indicted on 2 Counts

A security agent with the State Agency for National Security (DANS) has been arrested over document fraud and promulgation of state secrets, prosecutors say.

Society | December 16, 2016, Friday // 17:44 | Viewed: 1442

Afghan Migrants Make Up Half of Status Applicants in Bulgaria in Q3

The number of migrants who sought protection in Bulgaria between July and September bubbled to nearly half of all applicants, Eurostat data shows.

Society | December 16, 2016, Friday // 16:03 | Viewed: 1449

Bulgaria's Education Ministry, It Sector Sign Cooperation Deal

Bulgaria's Education Ministry and the country's software companies associations signed Thursday a deal hoping to boost the links between the education and market needs in the ever growing IT industry.

Society » Education | December 16, 2016, Friday // 11:01 | Viewed: 2606

Fewer Migrants Applied for Status in Bulgaria Last Month

The number of migrants seeking protection from Bulgaria is 1755 for October 2016, according to data from the State Agency for Refugees.

Society | December 15, 2016, Thursday // 14:37 | Viewed: 2098

Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast: Cisterns' Removal to Begin on Thursday

The removal of cisterns which derailed on Saturday in the village of Hitrino, killing seven, is to start on Thursday, authorities say.

Society » Incidents | December 15, 2016, Thursday // 10:14 | Viewed: 2873

Car Crashes Onto Line 7 Tram Track in Bulgaria's Sofia

A car has bumped into the tracks of tramway line 7 in Bulgaria, municipal officials have said.

Society » Incidents | December 15, 2016, Thursday // 09:32 | Viewed: 2804

One Man Party's 4th Edition to Feature Foreign D&B Guru

Bulgaria's capital Sofia is to host the One Man Party musical marathon for the fourth time on Friday, with iconic D&B musician Limewax to join the 7-h-long performance, organizers say.

Society » Culture | December 12, 2016, Monday // 22:00 | Viewed: 3036

Despite IT Boom, 1/3 of Bulgarian Households Lack Internet Access

More than a third of Bulgarian households still have no internet access at home, national statistics reveal.

Society | December 12, 2016, Monday // 17:08 | Viewed: 1593

Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast: Derailed Train Went Beyond Speed Limit

The freight train that caused a deadly explosion after a derailment of tanks in the Bulgarian village of Hitrino was moving at an excessively high speed at the time of the incident, a probe shows.

Society » Incidents | December 12, 2016, Monday // 16:43 | Viewed: 2843

Bulgaria Mourns Hitrino Blast Victims

Bulgaria observes on Monday a day of national mourning over the incident in the northeastern village of Hitrino where seven people died after a gas explosion caused by a train derailment.

Society » Incidents | December 12, 2016, Monday // 10:42 | Viewed: 2579

Nobody Hurt as Tram Derails in Bulgaria's Sofia

A tram derailment has the Bulgarian capital Sofia, not far from the city center.

Society » Incidents | December 12, 2016, Monday // 10:14 | Viewed: 2606

Maxim Behar Urges Fundraising Campaign for Bulgaria's Hitrino

Bulgarian PR expert and Novinite founder Maxim Behar has called on businesses in Bulgaria to launch together a "Donate 1000 for Hitrino" campaign, in the aftermath of an incident that left seven people dead and several dozen injured.

Society | December 12, 2016, Monday // 10:05 | Viewed: 1240

Hitrino Incident: Derailed Tank 'Did Not Explode'

There was no explosion of the cistern loaded with liquefied petroleum gas that derailed on Saturday, causing a blast that killed 7 people and left 29 injured, Bulgarian firefighters' chief Nikolay Nikolov has said.

Society » Incidents | December 12, 2016, Monday // 08:38 | Viewed: 3119

Death Toll of Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast Reversed to 7

Seven and not eight people died in the explosion following a train derailment in Hitrino, northeastern Bulgaria, Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Society » Incidents | December 12, 2016, Monday // 08:16 | Viewed: 3344

Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast Claims 8th Victim

The death toll of Saturday's train explosion in the Bulgarian village of Hitrino has increased to 8, outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Society » Incidents | December 11, 2016, Sunday // 17:00 | Viewed: 2973
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