Society

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: 3545

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: 2840

3 Die in Heavy Crash in Bulgarian Tunnel

A total of three people died instantly in a heavy crash in a tunnel in Bulgaria's Kresna gorge on Friday night. About 3 am a Volkswagen Toureg veered into the opposite lane and crashed headlong into a truck in the tunnel, police reported.

Society | February 16, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2328

Bulgaria Police Arrests Organizer of Milk Producers' Protest March

Bulgaria's police have arrested the organizer of the protest march of milk producers, heading for Sofia along with their cows. Adrian Tzakonski was arrested Saturday morning along with other protesting farmers from the northwest region of Vratza after th

Society | February 16, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1677

Sulphur Dioxide Chokes Bulgaria's Galabovo for Yet Another Time

Bulgaria's executive environmental agency has raised Friday a second alert in eight days over high concentration of sulphur dioxide in the air over the central Bulgarian town of Galabovo. The pollution monitoring system in the town detected levels of the

Society | February 15, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2245

Police Patrols Block Milk Producers, Cows' Way to Sofia

Police authorities did not allow the protesting Bulgarian milk producers and their animals to walk on the main road E-79, blocking their way to Sofia near the town of Mezdra on Friday. The officers ordered the protestors to find other smaller roads in th

Society | February 15, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1990

13 Injured in 13 Overnight Crashes in Bulgaria

A total of 13 passengers have been injured in 13 road accidents that occurred across Bulgaria on Thursday night. Fortunately, the hits took no lives but one of the people injured is in critical condition.

Society | February 15, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1254

Roma Squatters Make Home in English Family's House in Bulgaria

A Roma family lives illegally in the house of an English family in the village of Gostilitza, Gabrovo District. The English owners are not in Bulgaria, and have no idea what is going on with their home.

Society | February 14, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2925

Bulgarian Applicants at UK Universities Double in 2008 y/y

Applicants for university courses in the UK this year marked a 6.7% increase compared to 2007 and Bulgaria recorded the biggest percentage change among overseas applicants, BBC reported, citing official data.

Society | February 14, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1365

Bulgarians Celebrate Love of Wine and Each Other

Bulgaria has been marking two holidays on February 14 since the fall of communism in the late eighties, when the day of the sweethearts came to the country. Previously completely ignored by lovebirds in Bulgaria, St.

Society | February 14, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4386

Balkan Music Guru Goran Bregovic to Delight Bulgarian Fans

Famous film composer Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band are to thrill Bulgarian fans at a concert to be staged in Sofia's Nai Club on February 27.

Society | February 13, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4123

Protesting Milk Producers Head for Sofia with Animals

Milk producers from the region of Vratza in the northwest of Bulgaria announced Wednesday they are heading for Sofia along with their animals to protest against the government's policy in the sector. "We are to take our hungry cows in front of the parlia

Society | February 13, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1608

Experts to Train Roma IT Skills in Bulgaria

Dozens of Roma from several Bulgarian towns will undergo IT training within a pilot project, launched Tuesday by the State Agency of Information Technologies and Communications. The project, called Integration of Minority Groups, is to be developed in th

Society | February 12, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2986

Protesting Ukrainian Crew Capture Bulgarian Rescue Ship

Protesting Ukrainian sailors aboard the Bulgarian rescue ship Perun, which is currently in Dubai, refused to let another crew sail the vessel back to Bulgaria, the Maritime Administration reported Tuesday. The seamen declared that they would leave Perun

Society | February 12, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1593

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims 6 Lives Overnight

A total of six lives were claimed in 18 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 23 people were injured in the hits, as four of them are in critical condition.

Society | February 12, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1372

Minibus Falls into Gully in Bulgaria, 7 Injured

A total of seven passengers were injured after a minibus overturned into a gully near Bulgaria's town of Silistra on Monday. The vehicle was transporting workers from a local wood-processing factory.

Society | February 11, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1516

3-year-old Boy Killed in Car, Truck Crash in Bulgaria

A 3-year-old child died after being involved in a hellish hit between a car and a truck near Bulgaria's village of Tvarditsa on Monday. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital immediately after the accident but doctors did not managed to save his life

Society | February 11, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1437

Bulgaria Academics Re-Elect Yuchnovski Chair

Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences (BAS) re-elected academician Ivan Yuchnovski chair of the 138-year-old institution, despite brawls over the rights of the candidate to run for another mandate. Yuchnovski gathered about 70% of the votes of the academy's ass

Society | February 11, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1084

Bulgaria Academics Elect New Chair amid Legal Brawls

Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences (BAS) discusses Monday the candidatures for taking over the chair's position of the 138-year-old institution amidst a scandal over the legal right of the current chair to run for another mandate. The academy's assembly has

Society | February 11, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1017

Truck Topples over, Closes E80 Route in Bulgaria

A heavy truck toppled over near the southern Bulgaria's town of Haskovo, blocking the international E80 route on Monday. Police advise drivers to use by-pass roads as a long line of cars has been building up, waiting for the heavy machine to be moved out

Society | February 11, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1664
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