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Uncertainty over Cause of Shooting Near Central Sofia

A man was detained on Monday evening after a shootout in a boulevard not far from the center of Bulgaria's capital Sofia left two people injured.

Society » Incidents | December 8, 2015, Tuesday // 06:46 | Viewed: 2858

Construction of Sofia Metro's Third Line to Begin in Spring

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova has announced that work on the third subway line of Bulgaria's capital is to start in the spring of 2016.

Society | December 6, 2015, Sunday // 16:22 | Viewed: 1985

New Protests against Rise in Vignette Stickers' Prices Held in Bulgaria

Bulgarian citizens took to the streets on  Saturday to demonstrate against plans to rise prices for motorway vignette stickers.

Society | December 6, 2015, Sunday // 12:49 | Viewed: 1977

St Nicholas Day Celebrated in Bulgaria on Sunday

The Days of St Nicholas (Nikola), the patron of fisherman, sailors, merchants and bankers, is being marked nationwide in Bulgaria on Sunday, December 06.

Society » Culture | December 6, 2015, Sunday // 12:00 | Viewed: 2902

Code Yellow Issued in 22 Bulgarian Regions over Dense Fog

A code yellow warning has been issued for 22 of Bulgaria's 28 regions over dense fog across the country, meteorogical authorities have said.

Society » Environment | December 6, 2015, Sunday // 09:53 | Viewed: 2326

Former Bulgarian PM Dimitar Popov Dies at 88

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Dimitar Popov died at the age of 88.

Society » Obituaries | December 5, 2015, Saturday // 21:29 | Viewed: 3967

Jews among Berbers: a Moroccan Exhibition

A photo exhibition titled Jews among Berbers was officially opened at the Bulgarian Academy of Science in Sofia on Thursday.

Society » Culture | December 4, 2015, Friday // 13:38 | Viewed: 4884

Owner of Bus That Triggered Bomb Scare at Sofia Airport Released

Bulgarian police have released an Armenian man who took off from Sofia Airport Terminal 1 leaving his minivan parked in front and fueling bomb suspicions.

Society » Incidents | December 4, 2015, Friday // 07:50 | Viewed: 2939

Bulgaria’s Surva Folk Feast Joins UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

A UNESCO committee has inscribed Bulgaria’s Surova folk feast on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, UNESCO announced on Wednesday.

Society » Culture | December 2, 2015, Wednesday // 19:29 | Viewed: 3865

Number of Live Births, Life Expectancy Record Increase in Bulgaria

The increasing number of live births and the growing average life expectancy are the positive trends in the demographic development of the Bulgarian population.

Society | December 2, 2015, Wednesday // 15:15 | Viewed: 2461

Suspicious Luggage at Sofia Airport Might Have Been in Contact with Explosives

Chief Secretary of the Interior Ministry Georgi Kostov did not exclude the possibility that the suspicious luggage found in a minibus parked outside terminal 1 of the airport in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday had been in contact with explosives.

Society » Incidents | December 2, 2015, Wednesday // 10:12 | Viewed: 3006

Terminal 1 of Sofia Airport Restores Normal Operation after False Bomb Threat

Terminal 1 of the airport in the Bulgarian capital is again functioning as normal after it remained closed for hours on Tuesday due to a false bomb threat.

Society » Incidents | December 2, 2015, Wednesday // 08:53 | Viewed: 2756

Sofia Airport: No Bomb Found after Security Check, Bulgaria PM 'Furious'

Specialized anti-terror squads have found no explosive device inside a minivan parked in front of Sofia Airport Terminal 1 building, the Interior Ministry says.

Society » Incidents | December 1, 2015, Tuesday // 19:29 | Viewed: 4371

Sofia Airport Terminal 1 Evacuated over Suspected Bomb Threat

Authorities in Bulgaria were on high alert after a bomb was reportedly discovered an explosive device inside a minibus parked outside Sofia Airport Terminal 1.

Society » Incidents | December 1, 2015, Tuesday // 15:10 | Viewed: 8495

Christmas Tree Lights in Sofia to be Illuminated on Tuesday

The lights of the Christmas tree in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia will be illuminated on Tuesday evening.

Society | December 1, 2015, Tuesday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1601

Bulgaria's Plovdiv Hosts Documentary, Animation Film Festival

The second largest city of Bulgaria will host the 22nd edition of the Golden Rhyton documentary and animation film festival between November 30 and December 5.

Society » Culture | November 30, 2015, Monday // 21:24 | Viewed: 2942

Bulgarian President – Fighting Climate Change Could Have Economic Benefits

According to Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, the fight against climate change is not only a moral duty, but also necessitates rethinking of the approaches towards achieving economic growth.

Society » Environment | November 30, 2015, Monday // 20:06 | Viewed: 2615

Bulgaria Confirms Participation in 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

Bulgaria will return to the Eurovision Song Contest next year after it did not participate in the last two editions in 2014 and 2015.

Society » Culture | November 27, 2015, Friday // 14:11 | Viewed: 3343

Second Edition of Morocco Days in Bulgaria Begins in Sofia on November 30

The second edition of the “Morocco Days in Bulgaria” begins on November 30 and will last for two weeks until December 13.

Society » Culture | November 27, 2015, Friday // 11:11 | Viewed: 4015

First Snow Falls in Bulgaria's Northwest

The first snow for the season fell in parts of Bulgaria, while rain is expected to fall in most of the country on Thursday.

Society » Environment | November 26, 2015, Thursday // 08:42 | Viewed: 3561

Bulgaria 'Should Accept More Migrants' to Overcome Demographic Crisis

The Bulgarian Academy of Science has suggested the arrival of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, but also from EU accession countries can be used to tackle the demographic crisis Bulgaria has plundged into.

Society | November 25, 2015, Wednesday // 08:00 | Viewed: 2860