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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: 4363

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: 9361

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: 1643

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: 1419

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: 6261

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: 5376

Bulgarian Capital Trash Crisis Risky for Health?

A probe of the Bulgarian prosecutor's office will seek to find out whether the garbage that littered Sofia streets over the weekend posed a risk to human health.

Society » Environment | March 9, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2257

Sofia District up in Arms Again over Waste

Residents of Suhodol district in Sofia renewed their initiatives against the decision to reopen the nearby dumpsite on the western outskirts of Bulgaria's capital.

Society | March 8, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1396

Sofia Rallies to Back Acid Victim in Athens

A rally in support of a Bulgarian immigrant in Greece, who became a victim of an acid attack just before Christmas, took place in Sofia on March 8, the International Women's Day.

Society | March 8, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1315

Bulgaria Prince Kardam Battles with Coma

There have been no signs to show when the Bulgarian Prince Kardam, who fell into a coma following a serious car accident near the Spanish capital Madrid on August 15, will regain consciousness, a local report said.

Society | March 8, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2326

Bulgaria City Mourns Hellish Car Crash Victims

People in the city of Stara Zagora, Southern Bulgaria, mourned on Sunday the tragic death of four local teenagers, who died in a horrific car accident Friday night. Flags are flying at half mast throughout the city and all entertainment initiatives hav

Society | March 8, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1788

Bulgaria Women Celebrate Rights and Rites

Bulgarian men faced a challenging day on Sunday with flower prices rocketing sky high and women eagerly expecting a colorful March 8 gift for their holiday. Internationally recognized as Women's Day, the holiday celebrates their economic, political an

Society | March 8, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2573

First Flock of White Storks Announces Spring's Arrival in Burgas

The ornithologists from the Center for Nature Protection "Poda" near the Black Sea city of Burgas have noticed Saturday morning the first white storks in the area. The news was announced by Dimcho Dimchev, Manager of the Center, which belongs to the Bu

Society » Environment | March 7, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3017

Bulgaria MEP Raeva to Rally for Belogradchik Rocks at EP

The Bulgarian MEP, Bilyana Raeva, will present the Belogradchik Rocks at an EP exhibit dedicated to Bulgaria's cultural and historic heritage. The exhibit will be on display at the European parliament (EP) from March 31 to April 2.

Society | March 7, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1256
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