Wildfire near Bulgaria’s Smolyan Contained

A wildfire that raged in the Rhodope mountains above the city of Smolyan, in southern Bulgaria, has been contained, bTV reported on Thursday evening.

Society » Incidents | November 12, 2015, Thursday // 20:36 | Viewed: 1739

Mountain Wildfire Rages near Bulgaria’s Smolyan

Firefighters, army servicemen and volunteers are trying to contain a forest fire which broke out between two neighbourhoods of Smolyan city, in southern Bulgaria, on Thursday afternoon, bTV reported.

Society » Incidents | November 12, 2015, Thursday // 19:00 | Viewed: 1699

29th Edition of Kinomania Cinema Festival to Take Place in Sofia on November 12-29

The 29th edition of the annual cinema festival Kinomania will take place at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia between November 12 and 29.

Society » Culture | November 11, 2015, Wednesday // 15:16 | Viewed: 1780

Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Dies at 96

Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt passed away at the age of 96 in his home city of Hamburg on Tuesday.

Society » Obituaries | November 10, 2015, Tuesday // 18:50 | Viewed: 1924

Fourteen People Injured as Two Trams Collide in Sofia

Fourteen people were injured as two trams collided in the Bulgarian capital on Monday.

Society » Incidents | November 9, 2015, Monday // 11:31 | Viewed: 2182

Victims of Krushuna Waterfalls Landslide Identified as British Male, Bulgarian Female

The dead bodies of two tourists killed by a landlside at Krushuna waterfalls in Bulgaria have been identified as those of a 45-year old Bulgarian female and a 57-year old British male, BTA news agency reported on Sunday.

Society » Incidents | November 8, 2015, Sunday // 15:04 | Viewed: 4052

Bulgarian Rescuers Find Two Tourists Killed by Landslide at Krushuna Waterfalls

Rescuers have found the dead bodies of two tourists buried by a landslide at Krushuna waterfalls in Lovech region, in central northern Bulgaria, BNT TV channel reported on Sunday, citing a municipal official.

Society » Incidents | November 8, 2015, Sunday // 12:37 | Viewed: 3147

Ecumenical Patriarch Arrives to Bulgaria on Four-Day Visit

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is expected to arrive on his four-day visit to Bulgaria on Saturday.

Society | November 7, 2015, Saturday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1605

Bulgarian Rescuers Continue Search for Tourists Buried by Landslide in Lovech Region

Bulgarian rescuers are continuing to search for two tourists, who were buried by a landslide, which occurred in the area of the Krushuna waterfalls near the town of Letnitsa in the region of Lovech on Friday.

Society » Incidents | November 7, 2015, Saturday // 10:04 | Viewed: 2337

Bulgaria Ranks among Europe's Worst Healthcare Spenders

Bulgaria has ranked low in terms of smart healthcare spending, recent data shows.

Society » Health | November 6, 2015, Friday // 14:19 | Viewed: 2714

Israeli Author Ellis Shuman's 2nd Novel to Have World Premiere in Bulgarian

The Burgas Affair, the second novel of Israeli writer Ellis Shuman, will be published in Bulgarian before the original, English-language version appears, the author has announced on his blog.

Society » Culture | November 6, 2015, Friday // 12:57 | Viewed: 2342

'Mummified Alien' to Be Studied at Bulgaria UFO Conference

A 50-cm "mummified alien" with big eyes and no ears discovered inside a Mayan tomb in Mexico will be on display during an international conference bringing together UFO scientists from Europe and the Americas in Sofia, Bulgaria, this week.

Society | November 6, 2015, Friday // 12:16 | Viewed: 4440

More Bulgarians Working Abroad Than in Bulgaria

The total number of Bulgarians working abroad is bigger than their homeland's entire workforce at the moment, new data suggests.

Society | November 6, 2015, Friday // 08:33 | Viewed: 3209

Police Officers Protest across Bulgaria over Proposed Pay Cuts

Police offers took to the streets across Bulgaria on Wednesday, in a second night of protests against planned cuts in their social benefits as part of cost-saving measures in the 2016 budget draft.

Society | November 5, 2015, Thursday // 08:19 | Viewed: 2478

Hans Zimmer to Perform in Sofia on May 16

German composer Hans Zimmer is coming to Sofia on May 16 for what the organizers from Sofia Music Enterprises have described as a "half-rock, half-classical" concert.

Society » Culture | November 3, 2015, Tuesday // 14:06 | Viewed: 2545

Bulgarian Police Officers to Protest Wednesday against Spending Cuts

Some 20 000 police officers are taking to the streets of Bulgarian towns and cities on Wednesday over plans of the government to slash spending and reduce retirement compensations for Interior Ministry employees.

Society | November 3, 2015, Tuesday // 13:02 | Viewed: 1974

Bulgaria's Plovdiv Hosts Jazz Festival on November 2-6

The second largest city in Bulgaria - Plovdiv, which has been designated as one of the 2019 European Capitals of Culture, will host a jazz festival between November 2 and 6.

Society » Culture | November 2, 2015, Monday // 15:49 | Viewed: 4685

Bomb Threat Evacuates Palace of Justice in Sofia

A bomb threat caused evacuation of citizens, magistrates and judicial officials from the Palace of Justice in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Monday.

Society » Incidents | November 2, 2015, Monday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1952

Bulgaria Marking National Enlighteners Day

Bulgaria is honouring on Sunday all the people who helped develop and preserve its culture and pass it on to other generations, along with those who fought for its liberty under Ottoman rule.

Society » Culture | November 1, 2015, Sunday // 10:51 | Viewed: 1884

Special Effects to Illuminate National Palace of Culture in Sofia on Saturday

Special effects and lights will illuminate the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia at 19:15 EET on Saturday evening.

Society » Culture | October 31, 2015, Saturday // 16:41 | Viewed: 2303

Grenade Launcher Shooting: Sofia Police Find Car of Attackers

The vehicle used by the attackers who fired at ex-security agent Alexei Petrov using grenade launchers has been found, police say.

Society » Incidents | October 30, 2015, Friday // 12:05 | Viewed: 2476