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Anglo-American School of Sofia Turns 40

The Anglo-American School of Sofia celebrated its 40th Anniversary over the weekend.

Society | June 3, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2559

Bulgaria High School Seniors Take Second Mandatory Exit Exam Tuesday

The second round of the new high school exit exam in Bulgaria is taking place Tuesday. Like the first one, the second exam is mandatory as well, however, students can choose the school subject to be tested on.

Society | June 3, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1173

Three Professors Compete for Bulgaria's Science Academy Chair Post

Three candidates are to fight for the position of the Chair of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) as their applications were submitted Monday, which is the last day for nominations.

Society | June 2, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1298

Kool & the Gang to Thrill Bulgarian Fans

The world famous group Kool & the Gang arrived in Sofia to stage a concert to remember to the delight of their Bulgarian fans. One of the group's main members, Robert "Kool" Bell, landed in Bulgaria's capital on Monday, a day before all the others as he

Society | June 2, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2460

Bulgaria Town Predicted to Become Balkan Jerusalem

Bulgaria's southwestern town of Petrich is soon to become the Jerusalem of the Balkans according to the Standart Daily. Only in the past month the town has been visited by tourists from Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Russia, England, Germany, Italy,

Society | June 2, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2478

Bulgaria Marks Day of Botev and Others Perished in the Fight for Independence

Bulgaria marks Monday the 132 anniversary of the death of one of the most prominent Bulgarians - the publicist, poet and revolutionary Hristo Botev, who gave his life for Bulgaria's independence. The anniversary will be commemorated all over Bulgaria wit

Society | June 2, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2613

Young Man Drowns in Artificial Lake in Bulgaria

A 20-year-old man drowned in Iskar artificial lake in Bulgaria on Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred while a group of youngsters were swimming in the lake.

Society | June 1, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2312

Sofia Court Cancels Vehicle Tax Hike

Sofia Administrative Court canceled the 25-percent vehicle tax hike, currently approved by the Municipal Council of the capital city. The judges abolished the councilors' decision as it was made a week after the legally fixed term expired.

Society | June 1, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1244

Sofia Kids Enjoy Free Puppet Shows on International Children's Day

Children from Bulgaria's capital were given the joy to see several puppet shows for free in theaters across Sofia on the occasion of the International Children's Day on Sunday. "Cinderella", "Snow-white" and "The Little Prince" were among the performance

Society | June 1, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2222

Youngster Hits 3 People at Pedestrian Path in Bulgaria's Pernik

A 18-year-old girl knocked down three people at a pedestrian path in Bulgaria's town of Pernik and tried to run away from the scene. Citizens, who witnessed the incident, managed to force the driver to stop her car and she was detained.

Society | June 1, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1485

Bulgaria's Rotary Club Renovates Lily Lake Downtown Sofia

Bulgaria's Rotary Club financed the renovation of the Lily Lake in Borissova garden in downtown Sofia.

Society | June 1, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1587

76,000 Bulgarian Students Sit for First Obligatory Matriculation

A total of 76,000 students from across Bulgaria sat Sunday for the first obligatory matriculation in Bulgarian language and literature. The variant of the test the graduates had to work on was chosen by the reporter Maria Poyrazova.

Society | June 1, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1392

Bulgaria Parliament Opens Doors for Youngsters on International Children's Day

Bulgaria's Parliament is to open its doors on Sunday to welcome students and younger kids for a free visit on the occasion of the International Children's Day, June 1. The youngsters will be allowed to see two of the parliamentary halls, the library and

Society | June 1, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1538

Bulgaria Education Ministry Ready for First High School Exit Exams

The Education Ministry is fully prepared for the first high school exit-exams, which will be held Sunday. The exams will cost over BGN 5 million, according to a statement made by Daniel Vulchev, Bulgarian Education Minister in front of Darik radio's Satur

Society | May 31, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1522

100 Trucks Block Ring Road near Sofia on Protest against High Fuel Prices

About 100 truck drivers gathered Friday with their vehicles on the ring road near Bulgaria's village of Kazichene to stage yet another protest against the high fuel prices and the overall problems in the branch. The transport companies complained earlier

Society | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1868

Bulgaria's Transport Min Opens Road Safety Fest for Children

Bulgaria's transport minister Petar Mutafchiev opened Friday a sport fest for children, dedicated to the road safety, held in front of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The event was organized by the State Agency for Child Protection and the Natio

Society | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1254

Unique Book Dedicated to Trial against Templars on Display in Sofia

The unique book dedicated to the trial against templars issued by Secret Vatican City archive was presented Friday in Sofia's National Archeological Museum. The publication, called "Processus Conta Templarios", is an expensive limited edition of the proc

Society | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6855

Two Applications Submitted for Chair of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Two applications for the position of the Chair of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) were submitted Friday, which is the first day for nominations, the Chair of the General Assembly of the Academy Stefan Vodenicharov announced.

Society | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1145

Bulgaria First Lady Attends Celebration of St. Methodius in Germany

Bulgaria's First Lady Zorka Parvonova is on a two-day visit to Germany starting Friday, where she will be the patron of Bulgarian participation in the celebration of the Day of St. Methodius in the town of Ellwangen, Baden-Wuertemberg province.

Society | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1907

Women Smokers on the Rise in Bulgaria

The number of women smokers in Bulgaria is constantly rising while almost half of all Bulgarians smoke regularly, the National Center of Public Health Protection reported. The information was released in relation to the World No Tobacco Day that is marke

Society | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2202

Disastrous Oil Spill in Bulgaria Black Sea Still Unconfirmed

In connection to reports about a huge oil spill in the Black Sea, published by many media outlets Thursday, the Bulgarian Border Police has sent a ship to search for the spill, as announced by the Varna newspaper "Narodno Delo". The border police has tak

Society | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2549
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