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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: 1790

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: 4406

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: 2933

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: 1713

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: 1763

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: 2711

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: 1710

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: 1879

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: 1897

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: 2993

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: 1596

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: 1731

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: 1730

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: 1688

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: 3437

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: 1670

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: 1759

NGO: Bulgaria President Must Apologize for Hunting Wild Goat in Uzbekistan

The Bulgarian NGO "For the Nature" has launched an initiative demanding that President Georgi Parvanov apologize for shooting protected animal during his visit to Uzbekistan in early November. The news that the Bulgarian President had shot a wild mounta

Society | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3100

Bulgarians to Express Solidarity with Greek Protesters

A meeting to express solidarity with the Greek protesters over the police shooting that killed a 15-year-old schoolboy will be staged Wednesday evening in Sofia in front of the Greek embassy. In a letter to media "a group of citizens" say that at 8 pm at

Society | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2882

Bulgarian Clergy Lifts Ban on Building on Church Lands

The delegates from the sixth national convention of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church have decided Tuesday to allow construction works on church and monastery lands. During the previous session of the convention held in October such activities have been bann

Society | December 9, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1535

Bulgaria Education Minister Introduces Long-Term Science Strategy

The Bulgarian Education Minister Daniel Vulchev invited political analysts, economists and sociologists to take part in preparing the country's science strategy for the next 10 years. Vulchev spoke on Tuesday, during a round-table discussion.

Society | December 9, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1801
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