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Up to 200 out of 700 Houses in Flood-Hit Mizia Are Still Inhabitable

150 to 200 out of a total of 700 houses in the flood-hit northwestern town of Mizia are inhabitable, according to Mayor Violin Krushovenski.

Society » Environment | August 23, 2014, Saturday // 15:44 | Viewed: 924

60% of Babies Born in Bulgaria in 2013 Were Out-of-Wedlock-Births

Nearly 60% of the babies born in Bulgaria in 2013, or a total of 39 375, were born out of wedlock, according to the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Society | August 23, 2014, Saturday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1119

Bulgaria Marks 137th Anniversary of Heroic Shipka Pass Battle

Bulgaria launches Saturday celebrations for the 137th anniversary of the heroic Shipka Pass Battle during the 1877-1878 Liberation War.

Society | August 23, 2014, Saturday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1175

Sofia's Cultural Calendar Swelling with Performaces in End-August

A variety of outdoor musical and children's events will take place in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia in the last days of August.

Society » Culture | August 22, 2014, Friday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1382

5.1 Earthquake Hits Greek Chalkidiki Peninsula

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale was registered in the southern part of the Greek Kassandra peninsula, Chalkidiki at 8.29 am EEST.

Society » Environment | August 22, 2014, Friday // 09:49 | Viewed: 1479

Bulgaria's Health Minister Halts BGN 30 M of Procurement

Public procurement procedures worth BGN 30 M were launched in the healthcare sector during the last days of Plamen Oresharski's cabinet, the interim Health Minister revealed.

Society » Health | August 22, 2014, Friday // 07:33 | Viewed: 1152

Bulgaria to See Increase in Asylum Seekers – Expert

Refugee influx to Bulgaria is expected to increase amid the crisis in Iraq, State Agency for Refugees deputy chair Vasil Varbanov told the national radio.

Society | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1144

Bulgarian Govt to Allocate BGN 16M for Natural Disaster Recovery

Ministers will review and pass a decree for the approval of additional costs and transfers of BGN 16,204,360 at Wednesday's session, the press office of the government announced.

Society | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 13:33 | Viewed: 1092

Minor 2.9-Magnitude Earthquake Registered West of Bulgaria's Smolyan

A minor earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale was registered in Bulgaria, according to reports of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

Society » Environment | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 09:29 | Viewed: 1084

Fatal Elevator Collapse in Sofia Attributed to Poor-Quality Repairs

A fatal elevator collapse at a block of flats in Sofia, which left one dead and one seriously injured, was attributed to the poor quality of repair works.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 17:11 | Viewed: 1545

WWF Launches River Conservation Campaign in Bulgaria

The international environmental organization WWF launches a national campaign for the conservation of rivers in Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1279

Interim FM Warns of Risk of Refugee Influx Due to Conflict in Iraq

Iraq is not far from Bulgaria and an eventual refugee influx is an immediate threat to EU external borders, caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov told the national radio.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 14:18 | Viewed: 1198

Bulgaria 9th by Civil Society Development Out of 29 CEE Countries

Bulgaria ranks ninth in terms of civil society development among 29 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 1070

Elevator Collapse in Sofia Leaves 1 Dead, 1 in Critical Condition

A 46-year-old woman has died and another one has suffered injuries in an elevator accident in Sofia.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 11:34 | Viewed: 1258

Young Bulgarian Doctors Stage Symbolic Protest Carrying Suitcases

Some 80% of young Bulgarian doctors and medical graduates seek job opportunities abroad, according to the alarming results of a patient organizations survey.

Society » Health | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 1171

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Honor St. Ivan Rilski

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Monday, August 18, the assumption of Saint Ivan Rilski, honored as the patron of the Bulgarian people.

Society » Culture | August 18, 2014, Monday // 10:40 | Viewed: 1226

Bulgarian Rescued While Trying to Sail from UK to US

British charity workers have rescued a Bulgarian man as he was trying to reach the US in a dingy, according to UK media sources.

Society | August 18, 2014, Monday // 09:13 | Viewed: 1825

63 Refugees Arrive in Bulgaria’s Varna by Ship

63 refugees, including 18 women and 16 children, have arrived in Bulgaria’s Varna on a ship.

Society | August 17, 2014, Sunday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1796

Minor 2.4-Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Southern Bulgaria

A weak earthquake measuring 2.4 on the Richter scale was registered between the southern Bulgarian city of Pazardzhik and the town of Septemvri in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Society » Environment | August 17, 2014, Sunday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1473

Over 1000 People in Bulgaria’s Flood-Hit Mizia to Move to Caravans

A total of 1165 people, or 1/3 of the population of the flood-hit northwestern town of Mizia, will have to use temporary caravan accommodation.

Society | August 17, 2014, Sunday // 10:35 | Viewed: 1428

Experts Ponder Setting Up Of Disaster Insurance Scheme

Economists and NGOs ponder the setting up of a mandatory disaster insurance scheme in Bulgaria, reports bTV.

Society | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 16:43 | Viewed: 1758
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