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Heavy Traffic Across Bulgaria as People Embark on Trips for Easter

There will be heavy traffic and heightened police presence on Bulgaria's motorways and main roads on Thursday afternoon as most people are embarking on their trips for the forthcoming Easter holiday, which will last between April 29 and May 2.

Society | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 16:10 | Viewed: 2697

Bulgarian Media 'Partly Free' - Freedom House Report

Media outlets in Bulgaria are partly free along with most countries in Southern and Southeast Europe, the 2016 Freedom of the Press report shows.

Society | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 12:24 | Viewed: 2180

Bulgaria MPs Revoke Beach Camping Ban in 2nd Reading

Lawmakers have reversed a ban on beach camping out of specially designated place which was voted earlier this spring, but sparked protests.

Society » Environment | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 11:55 | Viewed: 3266

Soilwork Also Joins Kavarna Rock Fest 2016

Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork is also joining Kavarna Rock music festival this year, organizers have said.

Society » Culture | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 09:31 | Viewed: 7537

Kavarna Rock Fest 2016: First 3 Bands Confirmed

The annual rock & metal festival in the seaside town of Kavarna will take place despite fears Kavarna's new administration was considering an end to a decade-old tradition.

Society » Culture | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 11:28 | Viewed: 7942

Al Di Meola to Play at Sofia Guitar Festival in May

Legendary jazz musician Al Di Meola is to perform in Bulgaria for another time at the end of May.

Society » Culture | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 10:59 | Viewed: 6220

Bulgaria's Weather Service Warns of Strong Wind Throughout Bulgaria

A Code Yellow warning has been declared over gale-force winds in Bulgaria for April 26, Tuesday, the national weather service has said.

Society » Environment | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 08:29 | Viewed: 4768

Sofia's Renovated Central Railway Station to Be Unveiled Tuesday

An official ceremony is due at the Sofia Central Station to mark the end of a two-year renovation process, the Transport Ministry says.

Society | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 07:58 | Viewed: 3949

Incident at Arms Manufacturing Plant Kills Two in Bulgaria's Kazanlak

Incident at the Arsenal arms manufacturing plant in the Bulgarian town of Kazanlak claimed the lives of two workers on Monday.

Society » Incidents | April 25, 2016, Monday // 11:58 | Viewed: 7385

Protesters in Sofia Demand Legalisation of Cannabis

The participants in a procession held in the centre of the Bulgarian capital on Sunday demanded the legalisation of cannabis.

Society | April 24, 2016, Sunday // 17:04 | Viewed: 5208

Bulgaria's Varna Sets Guinness World Record for Largest Human DNA Helix

A total of 4000 people gathered on the southern beach in the Bulgarian city of Varna on Saturday, setting a Guinness World Record for the largest human DNA helix.

Society | April 24, 2016, Sunday // 13:56 | Viewed: 6111

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday

Orthodox Christians are celebrating Palm Sunday this Sunday, marking a week before the celebration of Orthodox Easter.

Society | April 24, 2016, Sunday // 12:55 | Viewed: 4956

Bulgaria Celebrates St Lazar's Day on Saturday

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks Saturday the traditional St.

Society » Culture | April 23, 2016, Saturday // 16:03 | Viewed: 2966

Fire Engulfs Petrol Station on Bulgaria’s Trakia Motorway

Fire has broken out at a petrol station on Bulgaria’s Trakia Motorway near the city of Plovdiv after a truck hit one of the pumps, the Ministry of the Interior said on Friday.

Society » Incidents | April 22, 2016, Friday // 14:27 | Viewed: 4881

Fingerprint Identification to be Introduced in Bulgarian Hospitals by September 25

Fingerprint identification in Bulgarian hospitals will be introduced by September 25 at the latest.

Society » Health | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 5801

Bulgaria Granted Protection to 5 320 Syrians in 2015

The vast share of asylum seekers granted protection last year in Bulgaria were Syrians, a Eurostat report shows.

Society | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 08:29 | Viewed: 4045

Most Medicine Graduates in Bulgaria's Sofia Willing to Leave Country

Three-quarters of people who graduated the Medical University of Sofia in 2015 seek to leave the country, a survey cited by private bTV station shows.

Society » Health | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 21:48 | Viewed: 5204

Contemporary Art Glass Exhibition to Be Unveiled in Sofia

An exhibition of 25 art glass objects from the Czech Republic is to open its doors to the public in Sofia on April 21, Thursday.

Society » Culture | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 19:44 | Viewed: 4617

Cannabis Decriminalization Protest Due in Sofia This Weekend

Thousands are expected to attend a protest for the decriminalization of the use of marijuana this Sunday.

Society | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 16:49 | Viewed: 4443

Cabinet Allocates BGN 300 000 to Global Libraries – Bulgaria Project

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian government approved additional expenses under the budget of the culture ministry amounting to BGN 300 000.

Society » Education | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 13:24 | Viewed: 4827

Bulgaria Falls in 2016 World Press Freedom Index

Bulgaria has fallen seven positions in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index unveiled by Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday.

Society | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 12:21 | Viewed: 3661