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Snowfalls until Weekend in Bulgaria - Forecasts

Snow will continue falling over Bulgaria until the weekend, weather forecasters said on Wednesday. In western Bulgaria, the snowfalls are expected to die down in the early hours of Thursday, but will continue strongly in the east of the country, especial

Society | January 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2029

195 Villages in Bulgaria without Electricity

Heavy snowfalls in Bulgaria over the past 24 hours have resulted in power grid failures that have left 195 villages without electricity, a civil defence official said on Wednesday. In some parts of the country, especially in northern and southern Bulgari

Society | January 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1959

Sofia Mayor Threatens to Sue Snow-cleaners

Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov has threatened to sue the firms responsible for keeping the city clean, which includes cleaning the snow, if they fail to meet their contractual obligations and clean the city's roads by Thursday morning. The firms said 250 mac

Society | January 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2728

Bulgarian Road Carnage Claims 3 Victims Overnight

A total of three lives were claimed in 18 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 22 people were injured in the hits, fortunately none of them in critical condition.

Society | January 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1221

Bulgaria's Burgas Port Closed over Strong Winds

Bulgaria's Burgas port was closed late on Tuesday because of the strong winds that came along with the heavy snowfalls across the country. The speed of the wind in the seaside city is 20 m/sec and it is expected to increase.

Society | January 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1258

Bulgarian Sailor Falls off Ship, Presumed Dead

A Bulgarian sailor working on the Breeze gas tanker ship has been missing since Monday, the Ministry of Transport reported. The ship was heading for the Ukrainian port of Kerch when about 2 p.

Society | January 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1488

Russian Skier Crushed by Snowcat in Bulgaria

A Russian skier died crushed by a snow grooming machine on New Year's Eve in Bulgaria's Bansko resort. The tragic incident happened about 6 p.

Society | January 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2280

Happy New 2008 Year!

Bulgarians said goodbye to the first year of EU membership and welcomed the new 2008 with colorful celebrations and lots of smiles. Thousands of people celebrated at the central Batenberg square in Sofia despite the cold weather.

Society | January 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2238

100 000 Bulgarians Celebrate New Year's Eve Abroad

More than 100 000 Bulgarians will celebrate New Year's Eve outside Bulgaria, the country's national tourist board said on Monday. The top pick is neighbouring Greece, followed by the Caribbean islands, despite the fact that travellers to the Americas fac

Society | December 31, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1974

Kavarna in Bulgaria Celebrates New Year's Eve with Heavy Metal

The town of Kavarna on Bulgaria's Black Sea will celebrate New Year's Eve with a heavy metal concert, as has become traditional in recent years, featuring Bulgarian rock band BTR, US power metal band Holyhell and British heavy metal band Saxon. Manowar v

Society | December 31, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3335

6 Injured in Car, Bus Crash in Bulgaria

A total of six passengers have been injured after car bumped into a bus on the road between Bulgaria's towns of Dolni Dabnik and Iskar on Sunday. The crash has reportedly occurred after the car tried to overcome another vehicle, hitting the bus that was

Society | December 31, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2357

Bulgaria Ends 2007 with 1,003 Road Accidents Victims

A total of 1,003 people were killed in about 8,000 car crashes that occurred since the beginning of the year on roads across Bulgaria, data of the country's Interior Ministry show. The victims are 30 less in comparison to 2006 but it could rise as the co

Society | December 31, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1395

Bulgaria Bids Farewell to First Year of EU Membership

Concerts, fireworks, and snowfalls are to herald the New 2008 Year in Bulgaria when the country is to say goodbye to the first year of EU membership.

Society | December 31, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1952

Sofia Prepares for New Year's Eve

Sofia city makes final preparations for the New Year celebrations and the traditional concert held on the Batenberg Square. The capital's municipality has already finished construction of the scene, on which dozens of Bulgarian stars will entertain the c

Society | December 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2911

Bulgarian Road Carnage Claims No Victims Overnight

No lives were claimed in 9 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 12 people were injured in the hits, one of them in critical condition.

Society | December 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1277

Skiing Conditions Perfect in Bulgaria

Skiing conditions in Bulgaria's winter resorts are great day before New Year, the Mountain Rescue Service reports. There is a meter of snow on the slopes of Vitosha mountain near the capital Sofia, while in the resorts of Bansko and Borovets the snow cov

Society | December 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2463

Hundreds of Cars Queue at Bulgaria - Greece Border

Hundreds of cars are lining up in a kilometer-long queue at the Kulata checkpoint on Bulgaria's border with Greece, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The checkpoint is working at full capacity, but still failing to deal with the large number of Bul

Society | December 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3514

2 Killed in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

Two people died as 16 heavy car crashes were reported overnight on Saturday in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 19 people were injured in the hits, including one who is in critical condition.

Society | December 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1440

The News as It Was: Bulgarian Lifestyle

Elitza & Stundzhi Bring Bulgaria's Success at Eurovision 2007 Finals True, the Eurovision experience tends to be either sloppy or dire.

Society | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4144

The News as It Was: Bulgarian Society

Bulgarian Students out of Classrooms over 6-Week Teachers' Strike Bulgaria's teachers welcomed students back to the classrooms on November 6 after being off the job for six weeks in protest against low wages.

Society | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1591

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Blesses First 2008 Baby

Culture Minister Stefan Danailov and EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva are to bless Bulgaria's first and last babies born on the threshold of the New Year. Data about the new-born children from across the country will be collected from midnight on December

Society | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2292
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