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Sofia District Mayor Fined for Racist Statements against Roma

The Mayor of the Sofia Quarter Ovcha Kupel Plamen Yordanov was fined Friday by the Committee for Protection against Discrimination for making what was termed as racist remarks against representatives of the Roma minority.

Society | June 28, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3674

150 Take Part in Bulgaria's First Gay Pride Parade in Sofia

About 150 people participated Saturday afternoon in Bulgaria's first ever gay pride parade, which took place in the capital Sofia.

Society | June 28, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3831

Bulgaria Nuclear Agency Disproves Rumors of Radiation Leakage

Representatives of the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulation Agency and of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant officially disproved the rumors of radiation leakage, which appeared mostly in Internet forums around noon on Saturday.

Society | June 28, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2835

15% of Bulgaria High School Seniors to Retake School-Leaving Exams

Bulgaria's Minister of Education and Science Daniel Valchev announced Saturday in an interview for the Darik Radio that 15% of all high school seniors had done poorly on the school-leaving exams. These high school graduates would have to retake the so ca

Society | June 28, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1527

Bulgaria Foreign Minister Takes Part in Biking Promotion Initiative

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin took part Saturday in the Streets for the People initiative, which seeks to promote the use of bikes as means of transportation. Kalfin pointed out that the use of bicycles would help to

Society | June 28, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1845

Route of Sofia Gay Pride Parade Changed Once Again

The gay pride parade, which is scheduled to take place in the Bulgarian capital Sofia at 4:30 p.m.

Society | June 28, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2052

Ancient Rome Festival Recreates Legionnaires' Fights in Bulgaria's Svishtov

More than 300 participants from Bulgaria, Italy, Hungary, Germany, and France are recreating the life of ancient Roma's legionnaires in "Novae - the Eagle on the Danube" Festival, which started Friday in Bulgaria's town of Svishtov.

Society | June 28, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 13860

Bulgaria Extremists Slam Sofia Mayor for Changing Route of Gay Parade

The nationalist extremist Bulgarian National Union sent a letter to the Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov on Friday expressing their deep resent of the new location of the gay parade planned to take place in Sofia on Saturday, June 28.

Society | June 27, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2245

Bulgaria Head Mufti's Office Protests Against Gay Parade

The Office of Bulgaria's Head Mufti protested on Friday against the planned gay parade, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday in Sofia. The Head Mufti's Office sent a protest letter to the media stating it denounced homosexuality and the acts of h

Society | June 27, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1797

Advertisement Agency Asked to Return Award for Ad Mocking Bulgarians

The advertisement agency Saatchi & Saatchi Bulgaria sent Friday one finely embroidered traditional Bulgarian style shirt to the Australian advertisement agency M&C Saatchi and the Australian shirt manufacturing company Herringbone, in relation to their ad

Society | June 27, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1575

Australian Ad Mocking Bulgarians Wins Prestigious Award

An advertisement titled "Why You Should Never buy a Shirt Tailored by a Bulgarian" won the Silver Lion Award in the "Press" category at the international advertisement festival Cannes Lions, held several days ago. The ad of the Australian shirt making co

Society | June 27, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2136

2 Dead and 7 Injured in a Serious Crash on "Hemus" Highway

Two people are dead and seven injured after a serious crash on the "Hemus" Highway in the direction of Varna, right after the village of Slunchevo. The accident happened early Friday morning around 6:30 am, according to the announcement made by local tra

Society | June 27, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1878

Sofia Mayor Changes Route of Gay Parade, Vows to Remove Illegal Roma

The Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov announced Thursday he had decided to change the location of the gay parade, which is scheduled to take place in Sofia on Saturday, June 28.

Society | June 26, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2706

Bulgaria Donkeys Become Expensive, High Demand Commodity

The diesel price hike has lead to drastic price increase of donkeys, according to farmers from the village of Boshulya, near the city of Pazardzhik. Local farmer Angel Milkin states that the price of a good donkey had reached BGN 1000 while until recentl

Society | June 26, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2950

Teenage Girl Survives Jump from 53-Meter High Bridge Near Varna

Two teenage girls owe they life to their guardian angel, according to witnesses and doctors, after trying to commit suicide Wednesday by jumping from the "Asparuhov Most" (The Bridge of Asparuh) near Varna. The 17 years old Emanuela Asenova ended up only

Society | June 26, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2641

Monument of Bulgarian Liberation War Volunteers to Be Built in Sofia

The Chair of the Bulgarian Parliament Georgi Pirinski turned Wednesday in Sofia the first sod of a monument of the Opulchentsi - the Bulgarian volunteers who fought for the country's liberation in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.

Society | June 26, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1151

Sofia Mayor Bans Construction in Mladost Quarter

The Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov issued Wednesday a veto on the construction in the Mladost Quarter for one year.

Society | June 26, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1762

Sofia Looks for Traffic Management Solutions with Dutch Help

Sofia municipality declared Thursday that with the financial help of the Dutch Ministry of Transport they are to fight the horrific traffic in the Bulgarian capital, introducing an intelligent traffic management system in the city. A Dutch study team, DH

Society | June 26, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1463

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims Three Lives Overnight

Three people died as 25 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 37 people were injured in the hits, as five of them is in critical condition.

Society | June 26, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1179

Bulgaria Extremists Want Public Display of Homosexuality Incriminated

The nationalist Bulgarian National Union led by Nikolay Rasate demands that the changes in the country's legal code be made in order to incriminate the public display of homosexuality.

Society | June 25, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1974

Bulgaria Minister Opens Bas-relief of Hristo Botev in Macedonia Capital Skopje

The Bulgarian Minister of Culture Stefan Danailov opened Tuesday a bas-relief of the Bulgarian poet and revolutionary Hristo Botev in Macedonia's capital Skopje.

Society | June 25, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2894
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