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Major Roads in NE Bulgaria Open, but Conditions Remain Heavy

There are severe conditions on several key roads across northeastern Bulgaria and elsewhere in the country, outgoing Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova has said.

Society » Environment | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 11:07 | Viewed: 2086

Bus with 40 Japanese Tourists Evacuated after Being Stranded in NE Bulgaria

A bus stranded along the snowy roads of northeastern Bulgaria has been succeesfully evacuated after failing to go ahead along the road between Razgrad and Shumen.

Society » Incidents | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 10:44 | Viewed: 2011

Code Orange Warning Issued in Bulgaria's Sofia, 3 Other Regions

Bulgaria's weather authorities have issued a Code Orange alert for Sunday with low temperatures expected in four Bulgarian regions.

Society » Environment | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 09:29 | Viewed: 3409

Severe Cold in Poland, Traffic Through Bosphorus Halted

Ten people have become victim to the cold weather in Poland over the last two days when temperatures fell to -20.

Society | January 7, 2017, Saturday // 16:46 | Viewed: 1870

Over 360,000 Bulgarians Celebrate Ivanovden

The Orthodox Church honours St John the Baptist on January 7 – the last Old Testament prophet who baptised Jesus.

Society | January 7, 2017, Saturday // 09:33 | Viewed: 1456

Schools to Remain Closed by January 09

Christmas holidays of school students will continue by January 06, Friday, due to fears of a flu epidemic, Bulgaria's Education Ministry has said.

Society » Education | January 4, 2017, Wednesday // 12:05 | Viewed: 1966

Row Deepens between Bulgaria's Public Radio, Copyright Organization

The Bulgarian National Radio and copyright organization Musicautor remain at loggerheads over music fees, with officials being cautious in their reaction.

Society | January 4, 2017, Wednesday // 11:28 | Viewed: 2163

Earthquake Rocks Area of Bulgaria's Veliko Tarnovo

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Society | January 4, 2017, Wednesday // 08:45 | Viewed: 3385

Sofia's MENAR Film Festival to Feature Central Asian, Indian Productions

An enhanced presence of movies from Central Asia, the Caucasus, India and Indonesia will complement this year's Middle East and North Africa (MENAR) Film Festival beginning next week in Sofia, organizers say.

Society » Culture | January 3, 2017, Tuesday // 13:49 | Viewed: 2524

'Somali Migrant' Dies While Trying to Cross Bulgaria

Border police on Monday discovered the body of a woman, possibly of Somali origin, near the village of Ravadinovo in southern Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry says.

Society » Incidents | January 2, 2017, Monday // 17:50 | Viewed: 4467

Protest Briefly Blocks European Route near Bulgaria's Dupnitsa

Disgruntled residents of Dzherman, a village in Western Bulgaria, staged a blockade of the European route E-79 on Monday to protest against the construction of a waste storage facility near their homes.

Society | January 2, 2017, Monday // 14:08 | Viewed: 1306

Road Conditions Normal in Bulgaria as Great Return to Sofia Begins

Up to 200 000 vehicles are expected to enter Sofia through Monday as a long weekend is coming to an end, police say.

Society | January 2, 2017, Monday // 12:37 | Viewed: 1875

January 'to Be Colder Than Usual' in Bulgaria

The month of January will be colder than what has been measured in previous years, Bulgarian meteorologists say.

Society » Environment | January 2, 2017, Monday // 08:25 | Viewed: 6961

Emergency State Lifted in Bulgaria's Burgas after Chain Crashes

Authorities have lifted the state of emergency in Burgas Region following a series of crashes that left traffic paralyzed along Trakia motorway and a bypass route leading to Burgas from central Bulgaria.

Society | January 1, 2017, Sunday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1407

Trakia Motorway Reopened en Route to Burgas after Huge Traffic Jam

Part of the Trakia motorway area that had been sealed off for almost 24 hours was reopened on Saturday afternoon, the Road Infrastructure Agency has said.

Society » Incidents | December 31, 2016, Saturday // 16:28 | Viewed: 2501

Bulgaria's Media Watchdog Sides with Public Radio on Music Royalties

The Council on Electronic Media (CEM) of Bulgaria has expressed concern with the news that no contemporary music will be airead by the BNR, the country's the public radio broadcaster.

Society | December 31, 2016, Saturday // 15:57 | Viewed: 1530

Thousands of Animals to Be Culled in Bulgaria's Stara Zagora over Bird Flu

Fifteen thousand livestock birds will have to be mortified as a bird flu epidemic is raging in the area of Stara Zagora, authorities say.

Society | December 31, 2016, Saturday // 10:40 | Viewed: 2172

Bulgaria's Public Radio Stops Playing Contemporary Music over Row

The Bulgarian National Radio will only play classical music, jazz and folklore as of January 01, its Director General says.

Society | December 31, 2016, Saturday // 09:22 | Viewed: 2199

Hundreds Stranded on Roads after Chain Crashes Near Bulgaria's Burgas

Part of Trakia motorway and a bypass route leading into Burgas will remain closed at least until the afternoon on Saturday as heavy chain-reaction crashes have left the roads jammed since Friday evening.

Society » Incidents | December 31, 2016, Saturday // 08:37 | Viewed: 4041

Code Yellow Warning in Force for Half of Bulgaria

Bulgaria's weather service has issued an alert for snowfall and heavy winds in Eastern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | December 30, 2016, Friday // 08:42 | Viewed: 3871

Bulgaria Denies Registration to Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster

A Bulgarian court on Tuesday turned down the registration of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, local media reported.

Society | December 29, 2016, Thursday // 11:01 | Viewed: 3348
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