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Bulgarian Motorcyclists Protest over Increased Vehicle Taxes

About a hundred Bulgarian motorcyclists protested Monday in Sofia against the 25% vehicle tax hike planned by the capital's municipality. According to protesters, the hike is not logical, as motorcycles are more ecological than cars and do not cause traf

Society | February 25, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1674

Bulgarian Truck, Tourist Bus Crash in Austria, 16 Hurt

A total of 16 people have been injured in a heavy crash between a Bulgarian truck and a tourist bus that occurred Sunday night in Vienna. According to immediate reports the bus was transporting Romanian tourists.

Society | February 25, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1457

1 Dead, 34 Injured in Overnight Road Hits in Bulgaria

One passenger died as 21 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 34 people were injured in the hits, as three of them are in critical condition.

Society | February 25, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 849

Electronic Sound Picked for Bulgaria's Eurovision 2008 Bid

An electronic dance song was surprisingly picked to represent Bulgaria at the Eurovision 2008 contest in Belgrade.

Society | February 24, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4605

4 Bulgarian Lose Their Lives in 21 Overnight Crashes

A total of four passengers died as 21 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 22 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | February 22, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1387

Hundreds of Bulgarian, Foreign Companies Join Spa Expo in Sofia

More than 320 companies from 20 countries are to present their products at the international spa expo that has been opened Thursday in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. "Bulgaria could delight each and every tourist, who decides to visit it," the

Society | February 21, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2208

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims Another Life Overnight

One passenger died as 11 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 13 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | February 21, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1089

Bulgaria Issues Coin Commemorating Liberation War

Bulgaria's National Bank is to emit Thursday a new coin commemorating the 130th anniversary since Bulgaria's liberation from the Ottoman Empire after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-8. The coin will be issued in 10,000 copies with a nominal value of BGN 10

Society | February 20, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1529

12 Handsome Bulgarians Vie for Mr. Manhunt Title

A total of 12 handsome Bulgarian men will take part in the most prestigious male models contest Mr. Manhunt, which is to be held in Sofia's club Dali on Thursday.

Society | February 20, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 15080

Yet Another Life Claimed in Overnight Crashes in Bulgaria

One person died in eight heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other nine passengers were injured in the hits, as several of them are in critical condition.

Society | February 20, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1264

Bulgaria Restores Symbol of Russo-Turkish War End

A monument to Russian Generals Vassiliy Kataley and Dimitriy Filossofov, which symbolizes the end of the Russo-Turkish War, was unveiled Tuesday with a special ceremony in Sofia. The sight took its original condition in connection with the 130th annivers

Society | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1792

Bulgaria Village Mayor Helpless against Roma Squatters in English Family's Home

Several months after a Roma family moved illegally into an English-owned house in the village of Gostilitza in central Bulgaria, local authorities are still unable to cope with the situation.

Society | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 11137

Bulgaria Sees Warm Spell, Mercury Zooms up to 15C

The temperatures in Bulgaria are expected to rise to 15C in the next few days to bring the long-awaited warm spell after weeks of cold and snowy weather. The mercury will zoom up by several degrees every day until Saturday as on Sunday it is to drop slig

Society | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1295

Bulgaria Commemorates the Apostle of Freedom

Commemorative ceremonies on the occasion of the 135th sad anniversary from the hanging of Bulgaria's Apostle of Freedom Vassil Levski are held across the country on Tuesday. A ceremony, which will force changes in traffic, is to start at 6 pm in downtown

Society | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2650

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims 3 Lives Overnight

A total of three lives were claimed in 11 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 12 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 962

Hurricane Winds Close Bulgaria's Varna Port

Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna has been closed because of strong winds on Monday. The ships cannot perform their maneuvers in a safety manner because of the hurricane winds that continue blowing in the region.

Society | February 18, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1298

Sofia Hosts UNESCO Committee Session on Cultural Heritage

Bulgaria's capital is to host an extraordinary session of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee over cultural heritage preservation. The event, which will be held under the patronage of President Georgi Parvanov, is to be opened Monday at the National Pal

Society | February 18, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1262

Overnight Crashes on Bulgarian Roads Kill 1, Injure 8

One passenger died and eight more have been injured in seven heavy road accidents that occurred across Bulgaria on Sunday night. Fortunately, the lives of those hurt in the hits are out of danger.

Society | February 18, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1089

Sofia Hosts Vienna Ball, Raises Money for Mogilino Orphanage

Sofia's waltz lovers gathered on February 16 for a night of glamour in a local rendition of Vienna's Opera ball in the Sheraton Hotel to donate money from tickets to the children from Mogilino village orphanage. The eight edition of the charity event gat

Society | February 17, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3548

PM Stanishev: Bulgaria to Spend More on Diaspora Policy

Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev, who is on an official visit to Moldova, declared the government's policy concerning the Bulgarians abroad will be better financed. Stanishev promised the Bulgarian community in the Moldavian town of Taraklia that the effor

Society | February 16, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1721

4 Bulgarians Die in Crash in Romania

Four Bulgarian nationals died in a heavy car crash in Romania Friday night, authorities reported. The accident took place about 2 am on a road near Sibiu in central Romania.

Society | February 16, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2841
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