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Bulgaria's Universities to Admit Students with High School Ending Exams

Many Bulgarian universities have decided to adopt the new mandatory high school ending exams to the regret of those protesting their introduction.

Society | January 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1635

Mild Quake Shakes Southeastern Bulgaria

A mild earthquake struck at midday on Friday in the region of the town of Yambol, Southeastern Bulgaria.

Society | January 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1588

Truck on Fire Blocks Hemus Highway in Bulgaria

A heavy truck that burst into flames on the northern Hemus highway in Bulgaria blocks the traffic towards the capital city of Sofia on Friday morning, officials reported. A long line of hundreds of cars and trucks formed near the town of Pravetz, the pol

Society | January 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1282

No Lives Claimed in 22 Heavy Crashes across Bulgaria Overnight

No lives were claimed in 22 hellish car crashes that occurred overnight on roads across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 24 passengers suffered injuries in the hits as one of them remains in critical conditio

Society | January 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1004

Bulgaria's Milk Producers Insist on Renegotiating Subsidies with Brussels

In the wake of their massive protests, Bulgaria's milk producers insisted that Bulgaria should strike a new deal with the EU over milk subsidies.

Society | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1455

Another Bulgarian Town on Alert over High Dust Levels

Dust levels in the air in the town of Pernik, twenty kilometres south of Sofia, have hit record highs over the last four days, the executive environmental agency said on Thursday. Readings of harmful particles levels at specific points in Pernik beat the

Society | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1546

More than 300 Killer-Buildings to be Demolished in Sofia

A total of 306 crumbling buildings in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia have to be demolished, because they pose a danger to passers-by, Building Control head Vladi Kalinov explained on Thursday. Experts estimated that the number of the dangerous construc

Society | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1684

House Roof Collapses under Heavy Show in Bulgaria, No Victims

The roof of a house in Bulgaria's village of Petarnitsa collapsed Thursday because of the heavy snow-drifts that covered it. No victims were claimed as a result of the accident.

Society | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1230

Poor Weather Conditions Cause 16 Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria, 3 Die

A total of three lives were claimed in 16 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 15 people were injured in the hits, as several of them are still in critical condition.

Society | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1457

Elderly Passenger Dies as 2 Heavy-loaded Trucks Hit in Bulgaria

A 75-year-old man was killed in a hellish crash between two heavy-loaded trucks that occurred on the main road E-79 near Bulgaria's town of Blagoevgrad on Thursday. The hit was most probably caused by one of the drivers, who fell asleep behind the wheel.

Society | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1120

Thousands Protest against Construction in Bulgarian Mountain

More than 2000 eco-activists protested Wednesday in Sofia over the ongoing construction works in Bulgaria's natural park Rila Mountain. The rally was staged one year after thousands of protesters signed a petition calling the parliament to accept the ini

Society | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2608

Bulgaria's Justice Min Gives New Cars to Regional Courts

Bulgaria's Justice Ministry placed Wednesday a total of 28 new cars at the disposal of the representatives of regional administrative courts across the country. The inauguration ceremony took place at Sofia's central Alexander Nevski Square early in the

Society | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1422

3 Cars Crash near UK Ambassador's Residency in Sofia

A total of three cars have been involved in a chain crash in front of the residency of the British ambassador in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia late on Tuesday. The first hit occurred between two vehicles.

Society | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1499

Bulgaria's Darik Radio Awarded President's Badge of Honour on 15th Birthday

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov awarded Wednesday the private national radio broadcaster Darik a badge of honour on the occasion of the 15th anniversary since the media's founding. The solemn ceremony, which took place in the Presidency building, wa

Society | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1522

Milk Producers, Doctors Protests Sweep Bulgaria

In a repeat of last week's massive protest in Sofia, milk producers from across Bulgaria hit the streets on Wednesday. The key demand of the protestors is the introduction of a BGN 0,20 per litre subsidy for the milk placed on the market and a one-off fi

Society | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1547

Bulgaria Darik Radio Awards Sofia Mayor for Topping Politician of 2007 Ranking

Bulgaria's private national Darik Radio awarded Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov its annual prize for Politician of the Year at the special celebration of the media's 15th anniversary on Monday evening. Mayor Borissov won the award for the second time after ga

Society | January 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1502

Bulgaria Reveals Black List of Road Accidents Victims for 2007

A total of 1,006 people were killed in accidents in 2007 on roads across Bulgaria, marking drop in the number of the victims in comparison to 2006, Deputy Interior Minister Kamen Penkov announced Tuesday. The passengers injured in crashes during the last

Society | January 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4001

Sofia Choking as Air Dust Hits Record-High Levels

Bulgaria's executive environmental agency has raised an alert on Tuesday over the record-high concentration of dust particles in the air in the capital city of Sofia since the beginning of the year.

Society | January 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2017

Flu Epidemic Closes Schools in Bulgaria

The flu epidemic that doctors warn is spreading across Bulgaria has started to close schools in several towns in the country. A total of 20 schools in the Northern Bulgarian town of Montana, as well as one school in Southern Kardzhali were closed on Mond

Society | January 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2973

Pregnant Woman Injured in Heavy Crash in Bulgaria

A pregnant woman was injured in a heavy car crash near the Eastern Bulgarian town of Karnobat on Monday. The 33-year-old woman is in a hospital and doctors reported her life is in danger.

Society | January 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1698

Bulgaria's Darik Radio Marks 15th Birthday with Special Programme

Bulgaria's private national Darik Radio celebrates its 15th birthday with a special festive programme and many surprises for its audience on Monday. The celebrations in the popular media go under the motto "We are airing history.

Society | January 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1960
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