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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: 995

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: 1483

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: 1100

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: 2972

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: 1119

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: 1130

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: 1020

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: 1133

Number of Unemployed for over 1 Year Increases

The number of people who cannot find a job for over a year, has increased, shows data of the National Statistics Institute (NSI).

Society | November 14, 2014, Friday // 12:53 | Viewed: 1089

Regional Development Minister Warns Of Winter Road Woes

Bulgaria's Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova warned that certain regions in the country are totally unprepared for winter.

Society | November 14, 2014, Friday // 10:48 | Viewed: 1132

Quarter of Bulgarian MPs to Donate Their First Salaries

As many as 62 out of Bulgaria's 240 lawmakers have promised to donate their October salaries for a cause at the end of a campaign to save a child's life.

Society | November 14, 2014, Friday // 08:07 | Viewed: 882

Car Accident Casualties Increase

In 2014 the number of casualties in traffic accidents in Bulgaria will most likely exceed 600, the chairperson of the Association of car accident victims Vladimir Todorov told the Focus news agency.

Society | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 19:52 | Viewed: 1232

Bulgaria's Rhodope Mountains Become Part Of Rewilding Europe Initiative

Bulgaria's Rhodope Mountaines became the seventh area, part of the Rewilding Europe initiative.

Society » Environment | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 16:58 | Viewed: 2036

Bulgaria's GERB Party Calls for Anti-Defamation Media Law

GERB, the biggest partner in Bulgaria's minority coalition government, on Thursday urged print media publishers to draft anti-defamation legislation.

Society | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1244

Bulgaria Warns of Rising River Levels

The environment ministry on Thursday warned of an expected rise in river levels as rain started to fall in many Bulgarian regions.

Society » Incidents | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 13:13 | Viewed: 990

Budget Committee Passes Update of Health Fund's Expenditure

The temporary Budget and Finance Committee at Bulgaria's Parliament has approved the allocation of BGN 100 M more to the National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK).

Society » Health | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 11:51 | Viewed: 920

Sofia Synagogue Ranked Among World's Most Beautiful Temples

The Sofia synagogue is ranked among the 19 most beautiful houses of worship in the world by the Architectural Digest magazine.

Society » Culture | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 17:30 | Viewed: 2469

Number Of Bulgarians, Romanians In UK Reaches New High

The number of Bulgarians and Romanians working in Britain has reached a new high, reports The Telegraph, quoting data of UK's Office For National Statistics.

Society | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1566

Varna Introduces Stiff Fines For Parking Violations

The municipal council of Bulgaria's coast city of Varna introduced stiff fines for parking violations in the city, reports the Varna Utre website.

Society | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1384

Bulgaria’s Border Police: Illegal Immigration Reached Critical Rate in 2013

For the first time since Bulgaria’s EU accession, the level of illegal immigration reached a critical rate in 2013, according to a report of the Border Police Chief Directorate of the Interior Ministry.

Society | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 11:57 | Viewed: 1140