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Hellish Traffic Clogs Sofia Major Thoroughfare

The capital's busiest thoroughfare Tsarigradsko Shosse, which links Sofia downtown to the residential districts in the southeast of the city, was blocked since the earliest hours on Friday by long lines of cars. In the morning rush a drive from the resid

Society | December 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2391

Bulgaria's Medics Protest over Low Payment

Bulgaria's medics from several hospitals in the country go out Friday on a silent protest against low salaries. Nurses, assistants and obstetricians from Alexandrovska and Tsaritsa Yoanna hospitals in Sofia are to protest for an hour at noon.

Society | December 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 954

No Victims Claimed in 25 Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

No lives have been claimed in 25 severe car crashes that were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 27 people were injured in the hits, including one, whose condition is critical.

Society | December 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 938

Weather, Trucks Blamed for Highway Hell in Bulgaria

Poor weather and poorly equipped trucks have caused the hellish traffic jam on Hemus highway on Wednesday that stranded thousands of passengers, according to the heads of the bodies in charge.

Society | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1513

Officials Unruffled over Winter Hellish Traffic

The traffic disruption that stranded thousands of passengers on Hemus highway following a light snowfall failed to move those in charge, who say that is normal for this time of the year.

Society | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1287

Coastal Varna Crowned the Best Town to Live in Bulgaria

The town of Varna, located on the Northern Black Sea coast and often referred to as the summer capital of Bulgaria, is the best town to live in, according to a survey.

Society | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2623

Bulgaria's Pamporovo Resort Brings in Ski Patrol

Ski patrol team is to watch over the runs of Pamporovo this season, officials of the resort announced Thursday. The team is planned to be comprised of skiers from the local ski schools who will look for dangerous or drunk riders on the slopes.

Society | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1484

Hundreds Blocked after Heavy Snowfalls in Bulgaria

The heavy snowfalls blocked railways near Bulgaria's towns of Tryavna and Gabrovo, forcing hundreds of passengers to remain stuck for hours. Two fast trains could not continue moving after broken branches and fallen trees damaged the power wires.

Society | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1597

Bulgaria Welcomes Crew Members of Sunk Antarctic Cruiser

The two Bulgarian nationals who were among the crew aboard the ship that sank after hitting an iceberg off Antarctica returned back home late Wednesday welcomed by their relatives. Stanko Mihalev and his wife Svetlana, who were together on board of the 2

Society | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1763

Another 3 Lives Lost Overnight on Roads across Bulgaria

Three passengers died as 20 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 18 people were injured in the hits, as some of them are still in critical condition.

Society | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 882

2 Bulgarians Killed in Bus, Tank Truck Crash in Serbia

A total of two Bulgarian nationals died on spot and three other have been injured in a hellish crash between a bus and a tank truck that occurred late on Wednesday on Belgarde-Nis highway in Serbia. The victims, Nayden Naydenov and Emil Tergakov, were th

Society | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3623

Bulgaria's Fishermen, Bankers Celebrate Holiday

Bulgarian fishermen, sailors and bankers are celebrating Wednesday their common patron, Christian St Nicholas. The seaside city of Burgas also marked its holiday along with the day of the Miracle-Worker saint.

Society | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1800

Last Harry Potter Book to Be Published on Eco Paper in Bulgaria

The last book of the Harry Potter series will hit the shelves in Bulgaria on December 13 as it will be published on eco paper. "About 500 trees have been saved by printing all 40,000 copies of on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on such paper," the

Society | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2842

Police Tows away Trucks Stuck on Bulgaria's Highway

Trucks that blocked early Wednesday Bulgaria's Hemus highway because of the heavy snowfall are already being towed away. Police reports that the 18 trucks that were stuck in the snow near the Vitinya tunnel towards Sofia are currently being moved out of

Society | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1552

Bulgarian Internet Provider Decorates Christmas Tree with Mice

Bulgarian Internet provider bol.bg decorated Wednesday a Christmas tree with computer mice on the eve of the new Chinese year of the rat.

Society | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1382

Bulgaria's PM Opens Largest Book Fair in Sofia

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev appeared more than pleased to inaugurate on Wednesday the international Sofia book fair, the largest in the country.

Society | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1589

Trucks Block Bulgaria's Highway, Heavy Snowfall

Trucks block the Hemus highway between the town of Botevgrad and Sofia because of the heavy snowfall, police reports early Wednesday. About 18 heavy trucks are stuck in the snow near the Vitinya tunnel towards Sofia and police are currently trying to unc

Society | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1969

2 Killed in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

Two passengers died as 24 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 28 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1093

Bulgarians Shrink by 40,000 a Year

Bulgaria's population is expected to go down by nearly 40,000 or 0.05 % at the end of 2007 over the previous year, when it numbered 7 679 230, official data shows.

Society | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2132

Bulgaria Braces for Fall in Temperatures, Snowfalls

Bulgarians living in the North-eastern and South-eastern part of the country will wake up Wednesday morning in a snowy fairytale, the mercury falling below zero. The snowfall, accompanied by high north-western winds, comes on the heels of scattered rain

Society | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1559

Sofia Moves Biggest Christmas Tree Due to Underground Construction Works

This year's biggest Christmas tree in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia does not stands on its usual place near the Presidency building because of the underground construction works. The15-meter high tree has been placed in front of Rila Hotel.

Society | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1488
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