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Bulgaria's Capital Celebrates St. Sofia Day

Bulgaria's capital celebrates Wednesday St Sofia Day - the date when the Orthodox world pays homage to the Holy Martyrs Sofia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love. The flag of the capital was hoisted at an official ceremony attended by President

Society | September 17, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1990

Bulgaria Milk Producers Stage Yet Another Protest

Bulgarian milk producers from all over the country are to stage yet another protest on Wednesday against the government policy in the sector. Rallies over unpaid subsidies will be held in Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Burgas, Sliven, Ruse, Haskovo, Kardz

Society | September 17, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1614

Two Die on Bulgarian Roads Overnight

Two people died as 25 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 25 people were injured in the hits, as two of them are in critical condition.

Society | September 17, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2038

New Team to Investigate Murder of Bulgarian Dissident Writer Markov

The Director of Bulgaria's National Investigation Service Boyko Naydenov announced Tuesday that the murder of the dissident writer Georgi Markov, who was assassinated on the Waterloo Bridge in London in 1978, would be investigated by a completely new team

Society | September 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1706

Bulgaria President Joins Discussion on Children, Family Protection

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov took part Tuesday in a forum dedicated to measures to be taken for protection of children and families, as well as to the gender equality. The discussion, organized by Bulgaria's Economic and Social Council, aimed at

Society | September 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1357

Cigar Lovers Enjoy New Smoke Boutique at Sofia Airport

Sofia Airport has become the third place in the capital, where cigar lovers are to enjoy the quality and variety of products offered by the luxury La Casa del Habano boutiques. Bulgaria education minister Daniel Vulchev, who is known for his passion for

Society | September 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3330

Bulgaria's Veliko Turnovo Hosts International Military Bands Festival

Exactly 360 musicians are taking part in the third International Military Bands Festival, which is starting in Bulgaria's city of Veliko Turnovo late Tuesday afternoon.

Society | September 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2071

Stereo MCs to Hit Sofia for Third Time

UK stars Stereo MCs are coming to Sofia for a third time to stage a memorable show at the Festivalna Hall in the capital. The concert will be on November 11 and tickets cost BGN 30-40, organizers said.

Society | September 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2529

People with Rare Diseases Protest in Sofia

The Bulgarian National Alliance of People with Rare Diseases are staging Tuesday a protest in front of the parliament entitled "Promises do not cure."

Society | September 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1284

One Dies, 31 Injured on Bulgarian Roads Overnight

One man died as 24 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 31 people were injured in the hits, as three of them are in critical condition.

Society | September 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1451

Bulgaria Issues 100th Independence Anniversary Commemorative Coin

Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) announced Monday it puts in circulation a commemorative coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary since the country's independence proclamation. The silver coin will be emitted in 5,000 copies as its nominal value is BGN 10 an

Society | September 15, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1598

60,000 First Grade Students Start School in Bulgaria

About 60,000 first-grade students went to school for the first time on Monday as the school year in Bulgaria started. According to statistics, there are 7,000 less first graders compared to 2007.

Society | September 15, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1929

Three Die on Bulgarian Roads Overnight

Three people died as 38 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 64 people were injured in the hits, as four of them are in critical condition.

Society | September 15, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1357

Bulgaria Firefighters Celebrate Amid Controversy and Lack of Equipment

The Bulgarian Interior Minster Mihail Mikov laid flowers at the "Unknown Soldier" Memorial in Sofia Sunday to commemorate the professional day of Bulgarian firefighters. The Minister spoke during the ceremony about his Ministry's request for funds from t

Society | September 14, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2081

Bulgaria PM Inaugurates Renovated Orthodox Church in Turkey

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev officially inaugurated Sunday the renovated "Saints Konstantin and Elena" shrine in the Turkish city of Odrin. The renovation costs over EUR 500,000 and the funds have been donated by the Bulgarian State.

Society | September 14, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2356

Christians Celebrate Holy Cross Day

Sunday, September 14 is Holy Cross Day, one of the most important and solemn religious holidays. During the reign of Constantine, first Roman Emperor to profess the Christian faith, his mother Helena went to Israel and there undertook to find the places

Society | September 14, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3576

Bulgaria Teachers to Receive Performance Based Salaries

97% of all Bulgarian teachers currently participate in the system for differentiated pay based on performance, according to Daniel Vulchev, Bulgarian Education Minister, who spoke before Darik radio Saturday. "Initially, I did not put have much hope in t

Society | September 13, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1994

Uproar in Bulgarian Schools over PM's Speech for First School Day

Some Bulgarian teachers have expressed their concern over Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev's decision to welcome all students with a speech on September 15, the day when the school year starts in the country.

Society | September 12, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4901

Bulgaria Honors Victims of September 11

The US Embassy in Sofia organized Thursday a memorial service in the Sofia shrine "Sveta Nedelya" to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The new US Ambassador to Sofia Nancy McEldowney also took part in the memorial service alo

Society | September 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2186

Bulgaria Prince Kardam to Be Taken Out of Artificial Coma

The Bulgarian Prince Kardam, the eldest son of the former Bulgarian Tsar and Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg, who remains in a Madrid hospital after a serious car accident, is going to be taken out of the artificial coma in the next few days. The news

Society | September 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5464

Bulgaria Man of the Year Competition Officially Spins Off

One of Bulgaria's most prestigious competitions "Man of the Year" officially began with 500 journalists from all over the country receiving questionnaires to nominate their top three choices for 2008. This year the competition is organized by Darik radio

Society | September 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2194
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