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Fewer Young People Drop out of Bulgarian Schools

The rate of young Bulgarians between 18 and 24 years who leave school before finishing is 15,3% for 2008, compared to 21,4% for 2004, the National Statistical Institute reported.

Society » Education | March 31, 2009, Tuesday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1696

A Thousand Bulgarian Students Become Managers for Day

Over 1 000 students from all over Bulgaria are taking part Tuesday in the "Manager for a Day" initiative.

Society » Education | March 31, 2009, Tuesday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1953

Baca Concert Set to Open Sofia Jazz+ Festival

The fifth edition of the Bulgarian festival JAZZ+ will open with a concert by Peruvian jazz legend Susana Baca on 24 May.

Society » Culture | March 31, 2009, Tuesday // 12:48 | Viewed: 1669

Bulgaria's Belogradchik Rocks Third in New 7 Wonders Provisional Ranking

The miraculous rock formations near the northwest Bulgarian town of Belogradchik moved down one place to third position in the global campaign to select the world's new Seven Wonders.

Society » Culture | March 30, 2009, Monday // 18:27 | Viewed: 4348

Prominent Bulgarian Weatherman Dies at 63

Prominent Bulgarian meteorologist, Latin Latinov, passed away Saturday at the age of 63.

Society » Obituaries | March 30, 2009, Monday // 15:44 | Viewed: 1693

Seat Belt Campaign Sees more than 2 200 Tickets Issued in Bulgaria

A week-long police enforcement campaign on drivers and passengers not using seat belts has resulted in the issue of more than 132 000 penalties across Europe, 2 265 of which were in Bulgaria.

Society | March 30, 2009, Monday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1678

Missing Bulgarian Businessman Kirov Calls from Abroad

The Bulgarian businessman Kiro Kirov, who was declared missing by the police on Saturday, is in fact abroad. The news was announced by Kirov's son, Ivan Kirov.

Society | March 29, 2009, Sunday // 19:57 | Viewed: 1587

Yet Another Bulgarian Train Catches Fire

No persons are reported dead or injured as the locomotive of the Pleven-Varna train caught fire Sunday afternoon.

Society | March 29, 2009, Sunday // 19:03 | Viewed: 4637

15 000 Bulgarians Visit Sofia Eros Show 2009

More than 15 000 Bulgarians are estimated to have visited the fifth annual erotic expo, Eros Show 2009.

Society | March 29, 2009, Sunday // 16:48 | Viewed: 23024

500 000 Sofia Light Bulbs Go off during Earth Hour

Twenty-two Bulgarian cities took part in the "Earth Hour", the campaign to raise awareness about global warming, Saturday night.

Society » Environment | March 29, 2009, Sunday // 12:13 | Viewed: 2481

Freak Railroad Accident Kills One near Bulgaria’s Turgovishte

An automobile went astray, filliped over and crashed on the railroad tracks not far from the city of Turgovishte.

Society | March 28, 2009, Saturday // 16:48 | Viewed: 1914

Sofia Nu Boyana Film Studio Catches Fire

Plastic sets are burning Saturday in Sofia's NU Image film studio.

Society | March 28, 2009, Saturday // 15:46 | Viewed: 3081

Bulgaria Joins Earth Hour Message against Global Warming

28 cities and towns from all over Bulgaria and 45 buildings in Sofia will join Earth Hour 2009 Saturday evening.

Society » Environment | March 28, 2009, Saturday // 10:12 | Viewed: 3664

Bulgaria School Students More Drunk Than EU Colleagues

Bulgarian students are more often drunk and smoke a lot more than the majority of their European colleagues.

Society » Education | March 27, 2009, Friday // 11:05 | Viewed: 3723

Scores of Babies Mysteriously Disappear from Sofia Maternity Hospital

The entire documentation about abandoned babies at the Sofia "Sheinovo" maternity hospital for the 2003-2008 period is missing.

Society | March 26, 2009, Thursday // 19:15 | Viewed: 3042

Bulgaria Media Council: TV Reality Show Violates Law

The TV reality show "Fear Factor" violates clauses of the Bulgarian Radio and Television Act.

Society | March 26, 2009, Thursday // 18:29 | Viewed: 2442

Bulgaria Birth Rate Catches Up with EU leaders

The National Statistical Institute has announced that the father of every fifth child born in Bulgaria is unknown.

Society | March 26, 2009, Thursday // 11:03 | Viewed: 20259

Germany Most Popular Destination for Bulgaria Emigrants

According to data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI), 16 % of the Bulgarians who left the country in 2008 headed for Germany.

Society | March 26, 2009, Thursday // 09:14 | Viewed: 2670

Hurricane Winds Kill Two Bulgarian Immigrants in Greece

Two Bulgarian immigrants died Wednesday in Greece as hurricane force winds hit the Peloponnese Peninsula.

Society | March 25, 2009, Wednesday // 17:57 | Viewed: 2415

Bulgaria Population Continues to Decline

The permanent population of Bulgaria was slightly over 7,5 million people at the end of 2008.

Society | March 25, 2009, Wednesday // 14:11 | Viewed: 5380

Bulgaria Celebrates Annunciation

All Bulgarian Christians celebrate Wednesday one of the most important Christian holidays, the Annunciation. .

Society » Culture | March 25, 2009, Wednesday // 12:16 | Viewed: 2298
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