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Bulgaria's Border Checkpoint Kulata Blocked Again over Protests in Greece

Bulgaria's border checkpoint Kulata was completely closed on Tuesday because of the protests of Greek agricultural producers.

Society | December 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2228

Sepultura Live in Sofia in February

Legendary Brazilian trash metal band Sepultura are coming to Sofia on February 6 to stage a brutal show in Blue Box club as part of their promotional tour for the new "A-lex" album. Tangra Mega Rock and Re-Act Music are organizers of the concert and tic

Society | December 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2862

Picasso's First Exhibition in Bulgaria Opens in Sofia

Bulgaria's first ever exhibition of Pablo Picasso's works was opened in the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia Tuesday evening.

Society | December 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3018

Greek Strike Closes Briefly Bulgaria's Kulata Border Checkpoint

The major checkpoint on Bulgaria's border with Greece "Kulata" was closed briefly Monday night for heavy trucks and buses because of a strike of Greek agricultural producers, the Border Police announced.

Society | December 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6125

100 Young Bulgarian Entrepreurs Compete in Skills@Work Challenge

Bulgaria hosted Sunday for the first time an initiative, which is part of international enterprise competition for young people from vocational schools, Skills@Work Challenge. It is part of the global project of the British Council and Junior Achievement

Society | December 15, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1784

New Asteroid Discovered by Bulgarian Astronomers

Bulgarian scientists have discovered a new asteroid in the Taurus constellation, the Space Research Centre of the Sofia University announced. The object is 2 km in diameter and presently situated in the inner parts of the main asteroid belt, making its f

Society | December 14, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4393

Bulgaria's Sliven Stages Mourning Rally on 9th Day since Student's Murder

More than 1,500 citizens of Bulgaria's town of Sliven staged Saturday a mourning rally to mark the ninth day since the murder of the 20-year-old pharmacy student, who was beaten to death by his coevals in Sofia's Studentski grad quarter. Family, relative

Society | December 13, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2922

Strong Winds Close Bulgaria's Varna Port

Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna has been closed Saturday because of strong winds from east blowing in the region. The ships are not being served since Friday afternoon because of the bad meteorological conditions.

Society | December 13, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1709

Syndicates Defend Existence of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Bulgarian trade unionists defended Friday the existence of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) after the worthiness and structure of Bulgaria's major scientific institution was recently questioned in public forums by sociologists.

Society | December 12, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1754

1 000 Bulgarian Students, Professors Rally to Protest against Youth Violence

More than 1 000 Bulgarian university students and professors gathered at a peaceful rally in Sofia's quarter Studentski Grad to protest against the murder of the 20-year-old pharmacy student Stoyan Baltov.

Society | December 12, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2688

Bulgaria Historical Symbols on Display at National History Museum

Unique Bulgarian treasures including gold necklaces and rings, orders and coins, and the Rayna Knyaginya flag are on display at the National History Museum in Sofia. The items are part of the exhibit dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Bulgaria's Indep

Society | December 12, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1706

Sofia Mayor Meets Witness of Beaten Student's Death

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov met Friday a friend of the student, who was brutally killed in a drunkard's fight, at the day when a mourning rally in his memory was held in the capital city. Stanimir Todorov shared with Borissov details about the last minute

Society | December 12, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1874

Brutal Student's Murder Triggers Protest Rally in Sofia

Professors, students and medical officials are to stage Friday a protest rally in Sofia against violence among youngsters, which has recently brought to the brutal murder of the 20-year-old pharmacy student Stoyan Baltov. The demonstration has been organ

Society | December 12, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1895

Bulgaria Pharmacy Student Murder Triggers Heated Death Penalty Discussions

A heated discussion about reintroducing the dead penalty has began on the internet in Bulgaria since Wednesday. The discussion was triggered by the December 5 murder of 20-year-old pharmacy student Stoyan Baltov, who was killed in a drunken fight in fron

Society | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2983

Sofia to Participate in Earth Hour's 2009 Message against Global Warning

The Bulgarian capital Sofia is included among the cities participants in Earth Hour 2009, Konstantin Ivanov, coordinator for the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) reported. Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach more than 1 billion people in 1000 cities around the

Society | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1593

Professors, Students Rally against Violence after Pharmacy Student's Murder

The Medical University in Sofia are to stage Friday a protest rally against violence among youngsters, which has recently brought to the murder of the 20-year-old pharmacy student Stoyan Baltov. He was killed in a drunkard's fight in front of a disco clu

Society | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1719

Sofia Starts Second Metro Line Construction

Sofia Municipality announced Thursday it begins the construction of the second underground line in Bulgaria's capital. For that purpose, the officials informed section of the central Maria Luiza Boulevard will remain closed since September 1 2011.

Society | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1723

Sofia Bus Drivers Get 25% Wage Hike, Cancel Strike

Sofia public transport workers are to receive 25% higher salaries since December 1 2008, which made them cancel the strike planned. The decision over the wage increase was made during the Wednesday's meeting between Sofia Municipality officials and the t

Society | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1684

Sofia Mayor Plays Himself in Bulgarian Soap Opera

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov appeared in the role of himself in the soap opera "Forbidden Love". In the series, aired at the private Nova TV channel, Borissov is the special guest at a charity ball but is late for the event.

Society | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3419

French Embassy in Sofia Mark World Human Rights Day with Photo Exhibition

French Ambassador to Bulgaria Etienne de Poncins opened a photo exhibition at the embassy in Sofia to mark Wednesday the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN. The exhibition includes 30 photos representing the 3

Society | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1668

Bulgaria Impounds 100 Tons of Irish Pork in Dioxin Scare

Veterinary inspectors have impounded a total of 100 tons of pork imported from Ireland on fears that the meat may contain a high level of dioxin. After 60 tons of Irish pork were found at storage facilities in Sofia and Plovdiv on Monday, 40 tons more we

Society | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1751
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