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Spain’s Duchess of Alba Dies at 88

The most colorful aristocrat of Spain and one of the wealthiest and most titled nobles in the world, the 18th Duchess of Alba, known colloquially as Cayetana, died at the age of 88, after suffering a short illness.

Society » Obituaries | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 15:48 | Viewed: 649

Bulgaria’s Health Minister to Submit Reform Plan by end-November

Bulgaria’s Health Minister Petar Moskov has vowed to present a plan for reform in the sector by end-November.

Society » Health | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 15:18 | Viewed: 624

Ralitsa Vassileva Leaving CNN International

CNN anchor Ralitsa Vassileva, known as the most successful Bulgarian journalist on an international level, is leaving the news channel.

Society | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 08:44 | Viewed: 983

US Braces for New Heavy Snowfall after Storm Leaves Seven Dead

Over a meter of snow could fall in the area of Buffalo in the north-west of New York, meteorologists say.

Society » Environment | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 08:03 | Viewed: 621

Bulgaria's Varna Wins European Youth Capital 2017 Bid

The Black Sea city of Varna is to be the European Youth Capital (EYC) in 2017, a jury panel announced Wednesday evening.

Society | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 07:36 | Viewed: 1294

Bulgarian Imams Curse Sofia Appellate Court Head Nominee

The former Bulgarian Chief Mufti Nedim Gendzhev and a group of imams cursed Stefan Grozdev, one of the two candidates for the position of head of the Sofia Appellate Court, reports the bTV national channel.

Society | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 15:59 | Viewed: 957

Four Paws Foundation Unveils Photo Exhibition Of Stray Animals

The Four Paws foundation unveiled an open-air exhibition of photos of stray cats and dogs, said the foundation on its website.

Society » Culture | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 15:20 | Viewed: 955

Four Immigrants Found Dead Near Bulgarian-Serbian Border

The bodies of four immigrants were found near the Bulgarian-Serbian border, near the villages of Rakovitsa and Kireevo, north-western Bulgaria, said the Interior Ministry press office.

Society | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 10:48 | Viewed: 1204

Days of Morocco: Event Calendar

Those interested in the program of Days of Morocco (November 19-30) may find the full list of events below.

Society » Culture | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 08:24 | Viewed: 1177

7 Bulgarian Districts under Code Orange Weather Alert over Heavy Rain

The National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has issued code orange weather alert over heavy rain and thunder for the districts of Targovishte, Razgrad, Shumen, Silistra, Burgas, Yambol, and Sliven.

Society » Environment | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 07:33 | Viewed: 967

Bulgarian MPs Pass Overhaul of Healthcare Budget

Lawmakers have approved the allocation of additional BGN 100 M to the budget of Bulgaria's health fund for 2014.

Society » Health | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 15:29 | Viewed: 678

Bulgaria's Environment Ministry Warns Of Rising Water Levels In Rivers

Bulgaria's Environment Ministry warns of expected rise of water levels in the rivers, reports Dnevnik.

Society » Environment | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 13:24 | Viewed: 836

Number of Illegal Immigrants Entering Bulgaria Via Greece Increases

The number of illegal immigrants entering Bulgaria through the border with Greece, continues to rise, Interior Ministry sources tell Dnevnik.

Society | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 08:20 | Viewed: 978

Bulgaria Losing BGN 500 M/Year from Illegal Trading in Archaeological Artifacts

Bulgaria is losing an estimated BGN 500 M (EUR 250 M) a year from illegal trading in archaeological artifacts due to inconsistent legislation, a local NGO announced on Monday.

Society » Culture | November 17, 2014, Monday // 21:14 | Viewed: 1449

Bulgaria May Lose EU Funds of EUR 100 M in Healthcare

Bulgaria is highly likely to lose EU funds of EUR 100 million in the sphere of healthcare as the deadline for wrapping up public procurement procedures by December 10 is too short, according to Health Minister Petar Moskov.

Society » Health | November 17, 2014, Monday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1080

Bulgaria Wins 2nd Place at Junior Eurovision 2014

Bulgaria has ranked second at the Junior Eurovision contest in Malta, winning 147 points with a song titled Planet of the Children.

Society » Culture | November 15, 2014, Saturday // 22:38 | Viewed: 2957

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov Becomes Dad

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov became father of a boy on Saturday.

Society | November 15, 2014, Saturday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1002

Household Income Drops by 3.7% Y/Y in Q3, 2014

In the third quarter of 2014, the average total income per household member amounted to BGN 1195, down by 3.7% from Q3, 2013, according to Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Society | November 14, 2014, Friday // 19:51 | Viewed: 1118

Debts of Bulgarian State-Owned, Municipal Hospitals Reach BGN 410 M

Debts of Bulgarian state-owned and municipally owned hospitals amounted to BGN 410.23 million by September 30, 2014, up by 8%, or BGN 31 million, year-on-year.

Society » Health | November 14, 2014, Friday // 17:54 | Viewed: 1125

Jury for European Youth Capital 2017 to Meet in Brussels

The 11-member jury that is to award the title European Youth Capital 2017 is to meet in Brussels today.

Society | November 14, 2014, Friday // 17:10 | Viewed: 1011

EU’s Finance Ministers to Approve Flood Aid of EUR 10 M for Bulgaria

The EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council is expected to approve the proposal of the European Commission for granting Bulgaria EUR 10 million in aid for flood damage.

Society » Environment | November 14, 2014, Friday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1129