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Bulgaria's Dobrich in Panic after Sofia-Kardam Train's Delay

Many of the residents of the northeaster Bulgarian city of Dobrich panicked after the Sofia-Kardam train did not arrive on time, apparently fearing a repeat of the train fire tragedy in which nine persons perished on February 28.

Society | March 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4120

Turkish Citizen Dies, 2 in Coma after Minibus Breaks in Half in Bulgaria

A 58-year-old Turkish citizen died on spot and two other were injured after the minibus they were riding in overturned in a gutter and broke in half on a road near Bulgaria's city of Plovdiv on Thursday. The vehicle was driven by a woman, aged 52, who ha

Society | March 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1557

Bulgaria Meets Vernal Equinox With Snow, Sun Gleams

Bulgaria welcomed Thursday the first day of spring of 2008 covered with a snow blanket but still enjoying sunny gleams. This year's vernal equinox is observed at 07:48 a.

Society | March 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3216

3 Killed in Crashes on Bulgaria Roads Overnight

Three lives were claimed in 26 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 30 people were injured in the hits, as two of them are in critical condition.

Society | March 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1184

Bulgarian Young Professionals Face Career Chances at Nationwide Forum

Bulgaria's State Administration Minister Nikolay Vassilev opened Wednesday a forum to give young professionals better chances for career development. The event is simultaneously held in eight towns and cities across the country and aims at revealing more

Society | March 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1353

Bulgaria Judge Fired over Drunkenness and Violations

The Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council fired Wednesday the head of the District Court in Bulgaria's Pleven over abuses of power, and over several incidents in which he was caught driving drunk.

Society | March 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1300

Body of Last Missing Vanessa Sailor Washed Ashore

The body of the last missing Bulgarian sailor, who was aboard Vanessa cargo vessel that shipwrecked in the Sea of Azov, washed ashore on Wednesday.

Society | March 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1035

Snowfalls Surprise Bulgaria, Disrupt Traffic in Capital City

Surprising snowfalls managed to disrupt the traffic across Bulgaria and especially in its capital city of Sofia for yet another time on Wednesday. The roads across Sofia are wet and slippery.

Society | March 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1927

3 Die in Hellish Car, Lorry Crash in Bulgaria

A heavy car-truck crash claimed the lives of three men on the road between Bulgaria's towns of Simeonovgrad and Harmanli in the early hours of Wednesday. The accident occurred as a result of the extremely high speed the car was driven by.

Society | March 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1917

Students Take Bulgarian Administration, Business' Helm for a Day

Bulgaria's Finance and Administration Ministers handed down their posts on Tuesday allowing students to step in for a day. The unusual events were part of the international initiative "Manager For a Day", which is annually organized by "Junior Achievemen

Society | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1360

Bulgarian, Slovak Ships Crash in Danube River

A Bulgarian and Slovak ships have crashed in the waters of the Danube River near Russe port, Transport Ministry reported Tuesday. The two-barge Bulgarian vessel, transporting containers and trucks hit against the Slovakian one, loaded with metals and cok

Society | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1312

Sofia Municipality Buys Eye Ultrasound Apparatus for First City Hospital

Sofia Municipality has bought First City Hospital in the capital a modern ultrasound machine for ophthalmologic examinations, officials announced. The apparatus will be presented to the hospital on Tuesday as the event will be attended by Mayor Boyko Bor

Society | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1525

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims 3 Lives Overnight

Three lives were claimed in 24 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 28 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 845

Bulgaria Civic Organization Raises Alarm over Construction in Rila Mountain

The ski lift to the Seven Rila Lakes in the Rila Mountain was completed in flagrant violation of Bulgarian and EU laws. This was announced Monday by the civic organization "Let Nature Remain in Bulgaria" (LNRB).

Society | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1681

Sofia Opens Renovated Opera House

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov invited reporters to see Monday the renovated Opera House in Sofia. It is the first time when the main hall has been renovated since 1953 to see its seats reupholstered, curtain changed and distance between the

Society | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2999

Inspectors Snap Cars Parked on Sidewalks in Sofia, High Fines Introduced

Vehicles, parked on sidewalks in Sofia will be shot by the Capital Inspectorate employees and the owners are to pay a BGN 30 fine for violating the rules, the body's head Veska Georgieva announced Monday. The pictures, taken by digital cameras, will be s

Society | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1853

64 Percent Unsatisfied with Medical Care in Bulgaria - Survey

About 64 percent of the Bulgarians are not satisfied with the medical care provided by the hospitals in the country, the results of a national survey of Citizens for Healthcare Reform show. Nearly 53,000 Bulgarians took part in the study, chair of the pa

Society | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1241

Bodies of Bulgarian Cargo Ship Vanessa's Captain, 4 More Sailors Identified

Authorities managed to establish the identities of five more maritime officials, whose bodies were found close to the Sea of Azov shore after Bulgaria's vessel Vanessa shipwrecked in the beginning of January. The ship's captain Miroslav Dimitrov, the mec

Society | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1278

2 Bulgarians Die, Macedonian Injured in Truck, Minibus Hit

Two men were killed and two more injured after a truck hit against a minibus on a road near Bulgaria's village of Radanovo in the early hours of Monday. The victims are the drivers of the two vehicles as one of them died on spot and the other - on his wa

Society | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1481

Bulgaria to Face Severe Teacher Shortage - Experts

Bulgaria is to face a severe shortage of teachers within the next three years, the chair of the Union of Education Employers, Samuil Sheinin announced Monday. According to the organisations, teachers quit their jobs on a mass scale due to the low wages,

Society | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1758

Bulgaria MPs Take Ride on Ill-Fated Train

Bulgarian MPs along with the Transport Minister Petar Mutafchiev and the management of the state-owned railways take Monday a ride on the train on the Sofia - Kardam line, a trip that claimed the lives of nine people at the end of February.

Society | March 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1214
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