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Quality of Life in Sofia Steadily Deteriorates - The Economist

The quality of life in the Bulgarian capital steadily deteriorated, recording a drop for the fifth consecutive year.

Society | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 10:11 | Viewed: 3187

Bulgaria Gives Green Light to Archaeological Research by Greek Ship Aegaeo

The Greek research ship Aegaeo will conduct an oceanographic expedition in waters under Bulgarian jurisdiction in the southwestern Black Sea from September 10 until October 14, it emerged on Wednesday.

Society » Environment | August 19, 2015, Wednesday // 21:41 | Viewed: 1649

Banking Trojan Adds 9 Bulgarian Lenders to Targets

A Trojan named Gozi/ISFB has added nine major banks in Bulgaria to its list of targets, a specialized website has said.

Society | August 19, 2015, Wednesday // 10:50 | Viewed: 1757

Road Accidents Kill 23 People in Bulgaria in Past Week

Between August 10 and 16, a total of 172 heavy road accidents took place in Bulgaria, claiming the lives of 23 people and injuring 222 people.

Society » Incidents | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 2431

Most Bulgarians Blame Greek Politicians for Crisis - Poll

Three-quarters of Bulgarians believe the crisis in Greece should be blamed on politicians, a recent Gallup poll has shown.

Society | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 12:45 | Viewed: 1699

Stevie Awards Announces Bulgarian Maxim Behar as Chairman of the Year for 2015

Leading Bulgarian PR expert Maxim Behar has scooped gold as Chairman of the Year at the 2015 International Business Awards, often dubbed "the Business Oscars".

Society | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 2858

Bulgarian 'Bungee Grandma' Jumps off Tirol Bridge

84-year-old Penka Baleva, a Bulgarian woman, is now an idol for young bungee jumpers, an Austrian daily has said.

Society | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 09:35 | Viewed: 1396

Bulgaria's Thracian Exhibition in Louvre 'among Best for 2015'

The Epic of the Thracian Kings exhibition which was hosted by the Louvre in France is considered to be one of the best exhibitions for this year, a French magazine has said.

Society » Culture | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 07:44 | Viewed: 3157

Bulgarian Population Could Drop Below Five Million in 2070 - Forecast

The population of Bulgaria could decrease by two million people, dropping to a total of five million people in 2070.

Society | August 17, 2015, Monday // 20:28 | Viewed: 2512

Sofia Boasts First Grass-Covered Tram Tracks

The Bulgarian capital already has its first grass-covered tram tracks, which are located in the sections of the rails passing through the Ruski pametnik (Russian monument) square.

Society » Environment | August 17, 2015, Monday // 17:14 | Viewed: 2748

Bulgaria to Pick Its Junior Eurovision 2015 Contender

Bulgaria is starting on Monday the choice of young girl or boy to represent the country in the 2015 Junior Eurovision song contest.

Society » Culture | August 17, 2015, Monday // 10:51 | Viewed: 2196

Code Orange Alert Issued for Bulgaria on Monday over Rain, Thunderstorms

A Code Orange warning is in force in five Bulgarian regions on Monday, with heavy downpours and thunderstorms expected after weeks of simmering heat.

Society » Environment | August 17, 2015, Monday // 08:53 | Viewed: 2463

3rd Day of Sofia Breathes to Focus on Literature

Young Bulgarian writers will be the focus of the third Sunday of the Sofia Breathes annual festival, the event's organizers have said.

Society » Culture | August 16, 2015, Sunday // 14:42 | Viewed: 1623

Large Areas of Bulgaria at Risk of Wildifires on Sunday

A Code Red alert has been issued in Bulgaria's northern and southeastern regions, meteorologists have said.

Society » Environment | August 16, 2015, Sunday // 11:27 | Viewed: 2122

Singing Fountain Launched in Bulgaria's Varna

A musical fountain was inaugurated as Bulgaria's third-biggest city celebrated its official holiday on Saturday with a concert and a 3-D show.

Society | August 16, 2015, Sunday // 10:55 | Viewed: 2800

Six Bulgarians Die in Heavy Road Accident Near Berlin

Six Bulgarian citizens – three men and three women were killed in a heavy road accident after a minibus and a truck collided near Berlin on Friday.

Society » Incidents | August 14, 2015, Friday // 23:42 | Viewed: 3239

Wildfires in Bulgaria Increase in Number and Area Affected

Wildfires have burned down 952 hectares of forest in Bulgaria in the first 14 days of August, a sharp increase over the same period of 2013 when the weather was also hot and dry, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday.

Society » Incidents | August 14, 2015, Friday // 20:01 | Viewed: 2226

Celebrations Marking Day of Varna to Feature 3-D Water Show

A 3-D water show will be among the spectacles celebrating the Day of Varna, which is marked in the Bulgarian Black Sea capital on August 15.

Society » Culture | August 14, 2015, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1875

Fuel Tanker Hangs off Bridge on Bulgaria’s Hemus Motorway

A fuel tanker has overturned on Hemus motorway near Sofia with the truck cabin hanging from the edge of a bridge over Vitinya pass, bTV station reported on Thursday.

Society » Incidents | August 13, 2015, Thursday // 19:56 | Viewed: 2936

Strong Blast at China Port City of Tianjin, Dozens Injured

A strong explosion rocked the port city of Tianjin in northern China on Wednesday night, shattering windows and sending dust dozens of metres into the air, Xinhua reported.

Society » Incidents | August 12, 2015, Wednesday // 21:53 | Viewed: 1129

Goran Bregovic to Play at Skariada Grill Festival in Bulgaria

Musician Goran Bregovic and his orchestra are coming in September to add appeal to a grill festival that involves Bulgarian food producers and master chefs from around the region, a news website has said.

Society » Culture | August 12, 2015, Wednesday // 07:48 | Viewed: 1581