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3,000 Contract the Flu Every Week in Bulgaria

In the height of the flu season in Bulgaria, close to 3,000 people get infected with the virus or other respiratory diseases every week, the Health Ministry has announced. The epidemic has now spread to the north of Bulgaria, covering the whole country,

Society | January 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 745

"Dental" Tourism Set to Flourish in Bulgaria

Foreign tourists, who have visited Bulgaria's old capital of Veliko Tarnovo, often stop by the local dentists to have their teeth fixed cheaper, Standart daily reported. Bulgarian tour operators have added dental services to their tourist packages, banki

Society | January 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1011

EU Tables Draft on Smoking Ban

The European Union's health chief has urged all countries in the bloc to prohibit smoking in public places, following bans in Ireland, Italy and Sweden.

Society | January 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2473

Ice-Skating World Champions' Show Sold Out in Sofia

The new ice-skating show of world champions Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski has been sold out for hours, SNA learned. Called Ice SIMpathy, the show is sponsored by mobile operator vivatel and will take place on February 4.

Society | January 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1121

Sofia Park Trees Take on "Ball Gowns"

Trees in Sofia's Southern Park "took on" balls as dresses to start a symbolic tour. The initiative running under the weird motto "Trees love traveling" kicked off last Thursday and is planned to last a week.

Society | January 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1144

Book Reveals Other Side of Bulgarian Democrats' "Father"

One of the founders of the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces in Bulgaria was remembered six years after his death with a book containing his prose. "The Labyrinth" presented Georgi Spasov in a role that Bulgarians aren't used to seeing him in - that

Society | January 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 859

Discount Frenzy in Sofia

With Christmas holidays come and gone, Sofia shops started offering discounts on all their goods. The biggest discounts can be seen in Sofia's fashion street - Vitosha Boulevard.

Society | January 28, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1046

1-Hour Quit Smoking Method Presented in Bulgaria

A new method for quitting smoking in just one hour was presented in Sofia at a Sunday conference.

Society | January 28, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1325

Da Vinci 3D Exhibition Attracts Thousands in Sofia

The unique reproductions and 3D scale models of Leonardo da Vinci's pictures continue to gather crowds in Sofia Sofia City Art Gallery. Sofia citizens, guests from other cities and countries queue up in front of the entrance and wait for hours to get in

Society | January 27, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1240

Bulgarian Designers Reap Applause on Paris Fashion Week

Two Bulgarian designers reaped the applause of fashion experts and guests of a haute couture review in Paris this week.

Society | January 27, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2341

Novinite.com's Youngest Member, Mother Leave Maternity Hospital

Novinite.com's youngest member, who came to the world on Wednesday, was released from hospital together with his mother.

Society | January 27, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1135

Forks&Corks: Quick Soda Loaf

Ingredients for two: 1 cup flour; 1 egg, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil; 250 ml yoghurt; ?? teaspoon baking soda; 100 g brined white cheese.

Society | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

To Go

SHERATON HOTEL SOFIA... ...where an exhibition of local pop and folk divas, painted without makeup on, welcomes the guests of the hotel and anyone who would wish to take a look.

Society | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 454

To Do

THINK... ...before you slide down a forbidden slope.

Society | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 557

One-Dose Anti-Flu Antibiotic Arrives in Bulgaria

Right in the midst of a flu epidemic, Pfeizer have announced that an ultra-effective antibiotic is now on the local market too. Patients only have to take one dose of the antibiotic to battle their flu, as that dose has a prolonged effect in time.

Society | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 647

UK Pop Star Smitten With Bulgarian Ice-skater

Bulgarian ice-skater Maria Fillipov has partnered up with Dunkan James from world-famous boy band "Blue" in the second season of ITV reality show "Dancing on ice".

Society | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4103

Bulgarians Not Keen on Learning Foreign Languages - Survey

Bulgarians and Swedes are the least enthusiastic about learning a second foreign language across the EU, an Italian foundation survey shows. Only 27% of their population is interested in speaking and learning more than one foreign language, says the foun

Society | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1639

Thai Delicacies at Hand in Sofia's Piccadilly Stores

Tastes and savours from all over Thailand can be found at hand in Sofia's Piccadilly chain of stores. Culinary products of sophisticated taste and creativity with exquisite taste will be offered for degustation within the Days of People's Cuisine opened

Society | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1037

Bird Flu Returns to EU through Hungary

Hungarian authorities have reported an outbreak of bird flu in the south-east of the country, the first instance of the virus in the EU since August, the European Commission said. "The European Commission has been informed by the Hungarian authorities to

Society | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1493

Ancient Songs of Wine Enchant Bulgarians

Sofia became the stage of a real wine feast on Wednesday, when ancient songs for the enchanting drink took the audience in the Altera art center on a journey through centuries of wine-praising. Starting with some of the oldest known songs in praise of wi

Society | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1288

UK's The Cure on Highest Demand for Concert in Bulgaria

UK alternative rock band The Cure organized an inquiry among their fans to find out where they are most wanted for a concert, part of their world tour.

Society | January 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 983