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Bulgaria Marks World Consumer Rights Day

Bulgaria marks Sunday the annual World Consumer Rights Day, as a sign of celebration and solidarity with the international consumer movement.

Society | March 15, 2009, Sunday // 12:35 | Viewed: 3216

BGN 16 M to Be Given for Bulgarian Movies in 2009

The Bulgarian Ministry of Culture's 2009 budget foresees BGN 16 M for Bulgarian movie production.

Society » Culture | March 14, 2009, Saturday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2161

Minister Maslarova Set to Enter Bulgarian VIP Brother House

Bulgarian Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Emilia Maslarova, will enter the VIP Brother reality show.

Society | March 14, 2009, Saturday // 08:44 | Viewed: 2308

Comatosed Victim of Staviiski Crash Returns to Veliko Tarnovo

Manuela Gorsova returned to her parent's home 18 months after falling into a coma as result of the traffic accident caused by world figure skating champion Maxim Staviiski.

Society | March 13, 2009, Friday // 19:57 | Viewed: 3215

Personal Electronic Health Signature Launches in Bulgaria

A Bulgarian system for personal electronic health signature is being introduced and tested on Friday.

Society | March 13, 2009, Friday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1689

Light Earthquake Shakes Bulgaria's Pavlikeni

A light earthquake was felt Friday afternoon (2:22 pm) in Central Bulgaria, the Geophysics Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences informs.

Society | March 13, 2009, Friday // 16:24 | Viewed: 1821

Court Rules Bulgarian Byzantine Treasure Should be returned by Greece

A Bulgarian court has ruled for the confiscation of the nine Byzantine plates purchased by three Greek museums in 2004. The confiscation is possible on the basis of a special EU law, which Greece has not yet adopted, according to the Greek daily newspaper

Society » Culture | March 13, 2009, Friday // 12:42 | Viewed: 3075

Bulgaria National Opera Conductor Set for US Debut

Bulgaria's National Opera conductor, Grigor Palikarov, is set to make his US debut this weekend in Cleveland in the Opera Circle production of Pietro Mascagni's "L'Amico Fritz".

Society » Culture | March 13, 2009, Friday // 12:02 | Viewed: 3707

It Is Friday The Thirteenth Again

Today is Friday the 13th, a "fatal" date that occurs at least once a year and three times at the most.

Society | March 13, 2009, Friday // 11:36 | Viewed: 3757

Orthodox Church Requests Bulgaria European Human Rights Court Appeal

Representatives of 12 Bulgarian Orthodox Churches have supported the Patriarch Maxim, calling on the Bulgarian government to stand united with the Church in appealing against a recent decision made by the European Court of Human Rights.

Society | March 13, 2009, Friday // 10:13 | Viewed: 4362

Two Fall into a Hole in Bulgaria Capital Sofia

Two Bulgarian workers fell Thursday into a 6-meter hole while working in Sofia's "Moderno predgradie" (Modern Suburb) quarter around noon.

Society | March 12, 2009, Thursday // 19:19 | Viewed: 2038

Sofia City Hall Bans Street Begging

The Sofia Municipal Council issued Thursday an order, banning street begging in the city.

Society | March 12, 2009, Thursday // 16:00 | Viewed: 9360

Free Entrance to Picasso's Exhibition in Sofia

The National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia will welcome visitors to Bulgaria's first ever exhibition of Pablo Picasso's works free of charge starting from March 13 till its closure on March 15.

Society » Culture | March 12, 2009, Thursday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1638

Sofia Mayor: Waste Crisis Will be Settled in Days

The issue with the removal of Sofia's waste is going to be fully resolved in the next several days, the city's Mayor, Boyko Borisov, assured Thursday.

Society | March 12, 2009, Thursday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1417

Bulgarian Capital Trash Crisis Potentially Risky for Health

The garbage that litters Sofia streets poses potential risks to human health and sets the stage for an outbreak of infectious diseases, experts announced on Thursday.

Society | March 12, 2009, Thursday // 14:42 | Viewed: 1603

Bulgaria Commission Suggests Ban on Homosexual Lobbying Activities

Bulgarian MPs on the National Commission for Community and Medias have suggested forbidding gay lobbying activities, stating that they erode Bulgarian "social ethics".

Society » Culture | March 12, 2009, Thursday // 09:33 | Viewed: 6255

Bulgaria's Embassies Join Earth Hour 2009

All Bulgaria's embassies around the world will be invited to join the Earth Hour 2009 initiative, switching off lights for one hour and sending a powerful global message that action should be taken on climate change.

Society » Environment | March 11, 2009, Wednesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 1797

Overnight Snow Causes Accidents and Injuries Across Bulgaria

Overnight snow in Bulgaria caused a large amount of disruption on roads across the country Tuesday, with 16 serious accidents and 23 people injured according to the Bulgarian traffic police. The National Road Infrastructure Agency stated that no roads

Society | March 10, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1427

Majority of Bulgarians Believe in Draconian Measures for Drug Addicts

Nearly 60% of all Bulgarians believe that drug addicts should be sent to jail, data from the non-governmental "Initiative for Health" Foundation reveals. The poll has been conducted for the upcoming United Nations' (UN) summit in Vienna dedicated to dr

Society | March 9, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1236

Electricity Pylon Falls in Downtown Sofia

An electricity pylon fell in downtown Sofia Monday, miraculously causing no injuries or damages.

Society | March 9, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 928

Half of Pregnant Women in Bulgaria Active Smokers

Bulgarians are the third most active smokers among European members, and half of the pregnant women smoke. The ranking was announced Monday after a survey done by the organizers of the "Help - a life without smoking" campaign.

Society | March 9, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5375
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