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Protesting Kremikovtzi Workers Now Block Roads

Protesting workers of Bulgaria's troubled steel-maker Kremikovtzi have briefly blocked roads outside Sofia, obstructing the traffic going towards the Hemus motorway.

Society | November 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1266

Drunk Ambulance Driver Causes Crash in Bulgaria's Lovech

A drunk ambulance driver caused a crash in the northern Bulgarian town of Lovech, but luckily no one was injured in the incident, police reported. The man who drove the ambulance into the opposite lane, thus hitting a car, was steering with blood alcohol

Society | November 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2453

Sofia City Bus Crashes into Car, One Injured

A public transport bus crashed Tuesday evening into a car on the Sofia ring road and a passenger traveling in the car was injured, police reported. The injured woman is in hospital but her life is out of danger.

Society | November 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1270

Kremikovtzi Workers' Bus Protest Causes Apocalyptic Traffic Jams in Sofia

2000 workers from the insolvent steel-maker Kremikovtzi arrived in downtown Sofia with about 70 buses Wednesday morning to continue their protests over the unclear future of the factory causing enormous traffic jams in the Bulgarian capital. The bus rall

Society | November 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2270

Bulgaria Historical Museum Aquires Saint Joseph's Relics

The Bulgarian National Historical Museum (NIM) in Sofia has received an offer to purchase the relics of Saint Joseph, the Director of the museum reported. The relics lie in an oval silver casket with gold incrustations, sealed with a small red wax seal a

Society | November 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2326

Bulgaria Trade Unions Call Companies Tied to Kremikovtzi on Effective Strike

The National Strike Committee at the Independent Trade Unions Confederation in Bulgaria (KNSB) has issued an appeal to all their structures in companies bound with Bulgaria's largest steel mill "Kremikovtzi" to prepare for effective solidarity strike. Th

Society | November 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1620

Bulgaria Commemorates 90th Anniversary since End of World War I

A remembrance ceremony on the occasion of the 90th anniversary since the end of the World War I was held Tuesday in Sofia. Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova along with the French Ambassador to the country Etienne de Poncins laid wreaths

Society | November 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1642

Continuous Protests Cause Traffic Chaos in Sofia

Everyday rallies downtown Sofia block further the congested traffic in the Bulgarian capital, frenzied drivers complain, hoping the government would soon fulfill the demands of the protesters. On Tuesday, many of the citizens in Sofia have been desperate

Society | November 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1446

Postmen in Bulgaria's Russe to Deliver Mail by Eco Car

An electricity-driven eco car will be used by the post office in Bulgaria's Danube town of Russe for delivering the mail to their clients, authorities reported Tuesday. The vehicle, which is a prototype of the Free Duck car, was produced by the Italian D

Society | November 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2154

Thousands of Kremikovtzi Workers Hit Sofia Streets Again

More than 2000 workers of Bulgaria's largest steel-maker Kremikovtzi blocked part of the downtown of the capital Sofia on Tuesday continuing their protests over the future of the troubled plant.

Society | November 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1301

Bulgaria History Museum Receives Contraband Roman Antique

The Customs Intelligence Service of the Sofia Airport presented Monday to the Bulgaria's National History Museum the marble head of a Roman emperor.

Society | November 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2482

Disabled People on Protest against Low Pensions

About 300 disabled people gathered Monday to stage protest in front of the Council of Ministers' building in downtown Sofia, demanding higher pensions. The protesters insist on forming their integration allowances on the base of the officially fixed mini

Society | November 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1273

Captain of Bulgaria's Men's Volleyball Team Voted "Man of the Year"

The captain of the Bulgarian national men's volleyball team Plamen Konstantinov has been selected Bulgaria's "Man of the Year 2008" through an online voting campaign with the participation of some 20 000 people.

Society | November 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3116

2000 Kremikovtzi Workers Block Downtown Sofia over Delayed Salaries

Over 2000 workers of Bulgaria's largest steel-maker Kremikovtzi blocked part of the downtown of the capital Sofia on Monday continuing their protests over the future of the troubled plant.

Society | November 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2469

Parents of Kidnapped Bulgarian Meet "Action against Hunger" Representative

The parents of the Bulgarian Humanitarian aid worker, who was kidnapped in Somalia, met on Sunday with Florence Donis, operational Director of the French "Action against Hunger" organization for which Danka Panchova was working at the time of the abductio

Society | November 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1673

Photography Exhibit "My City in Europe" Opens in Sofia

A photography exhibit with 20 award winning pictures officially opened on Sunday at the Sofia "Serdica" metro station. The exhibit is also going to be displayed in the Italian capital Rome at the end of November.

Society | November 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2694

Bulgaria Traveling Library Begins Tour in Country

The tour of the "traveling library", which is part of the "Big Read" campaign in Bulgaria is beginning at noon on Sunday in front of the National "Saints Cyril and Methodius" Library in Sofia. From November 9 to the 17th, the "traveling library" is going

Society | November 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1877

Bulgarian Police Celebrate Professional Holiday

The Bulgarian Police celebrate on Saturday - the day of Archangel Michael or Michaelmas, their professional holiday and the 129th anniversary of the establishment of police force in the country. The official ceremony takes place in front of the Tomb of t

Society | November 8, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1661

Bulgaria Orthodox Church Honors Michaelmas

The Bulgarian Church honors on Saturday Michaelmas, the feast of St Michael the Archangel (also the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael) or the Feast of Michael and All Angels. In the Christian Orthodox calendar Michaelmas falls on November 8.

Society | November 8, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2145

13 Injured for a Year in Stone Attacks against Bulgarian Trains

Thirteen people have been injured during the past year by stones thrown against trains across Bulgaria, director of the security department of the state railways BDZ, Geno Genov, reported. In 90 percent of the cases, the attackers are children below 16,

Society | November 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1684

Snow Blanket to Cover Sofia in 10 Days

Sofia braces up for the first snowfall this season, which is to be seen in about ten days after the cold spell has already come. The authorities in Bulgaria's capital and its neighbouring district are taking the necessary measures to improve the conditio

Society | November 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2331
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