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Research Ship Pelagia to Study Climate Change in Black Sea Region

Bulgaria’s government has given the green light to Dutch-flagged research vessel Pelagia to conduct an oceanograpic expedition in the country’s territorial sea and exclusive economic zone from 28 January to 5 February 2016.

Society » Environment | January 13, 2016, Wednesday // 19:55 | Viewed: 2550

Eurydice Study Shows Bulgarian Teachers Get Lowest Wages Across Europe

Bulgarian teachers are paid the lowest salaries among European countries.

Society » Education | January 11, 2016, Monday // 21:43 | Viewed: 2344

Musician David Bowie Dies Aged 69

Legendary pop musician David Bowie has died in his sleep after fighting cancer for 18 months.

Society » Obituaries | January 11, 2016, Monday // 09:09 | Viewed: 2113

MENAR Film Festival Kicks Off in Sofia on January 14

Movies by female directors from around the Middle East and North Africa will be the focus of this year's MENAR Festival, the organizers have said.

Society » Culture | January 9, 2016, Saturday // 13:30 | Viewed: 2193

Bulgarian Writer to Have First Novel Published in English

Bulgarian writer Bogdan Rusev will have his first novel, A Tourist, He Thought, published at the end of the month, London-based Austin Macauley Publishers has said.

Society » Culture | January 8, 2016, Friday // 16:25 | Viewed: 4154

La Traviata Conducted by Ljubka Biagioni to Debut in Sofia on February 14

Giuseppe Verdi's opera “La Traviata” with conductor Ljubka Biagioni will be performed for the first time in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on February 14.

Society » Culture | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 16:12 | Viewed: 5344

Book Sales in Bulgaria Rise 7% in 2015

According to the chairperson of the Bulgarian Book Association, Veselin Todorov, book sales in Bulgaria registered 7 % increase in 2015.

Society | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 15:14 | Viewed: 1345

BGN 0.6 M Fines for Bulgarian Capital Renovation Contractors

Sofia Municipality imposes BGN 600 000 fines on the contractors of the project for the renovation of the area around the National Palace of Culture (NDK), said Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia in an interview for bTV.

Society | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1343

Many Bulgarians Celebrate St John the Baptist on Thursday

Bulgarians with the name Ivan (and its derivatives) are celebrating St John the Baptist, or Ivanovden as it is locally known, on January 7.

Society » Culture | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 10:52 | Viewed: 2150

Code Yellow Issued in 15 Bulgarian Regions over Strong Winds, Ice on Roads

Bulgaria's weather service has issued a Code Yellow warning for fifteen of the 28 regions of the country due to expected heavy winds and ice.

Society » Environment | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 08:14 | Viewed: 2571

Bulgaria Weather Service Warns of Strong Winds on Thursday

Bulgaria’s weather forecast service NIMH has issued a warning about strong winds in northeastern and eastern Bulgaria on Thursday.

Society » Environment | January 6, 2016, Wednesday // 16:42 | Viewed: 2204

Ten Contemporary Bulgarian Movies to be Shown in Barcelona from January 5 to 29

Ten contemporary Bulgarian movies will be shown at the Filmoteca de Catalunya in Barcelona between January 5 and 29 as part of the thematic cycle “Bulgaria, the invisible Europe”.

Society » Culture | January 6, 2016, Wednesday // 15:22 | Viewed: 2539

BGN 170 000 Stolen in Tuesday's Bank Robbery in Sofia

A total of BGN 170 000 were stolen in the armed robbery targeting the UniCredit Bulbank branch located in the Lyulin 7 neighbourhood of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Tuesday.

Society » Incidents | January 6, 2016, Wednesday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1925

Bulgaria's Kalofer Celebrates Epiphany with Traditional Male River Dance

The Bulgarian town of Kalofer celebrated on Wednesday the feast day of Epiphany with a traditional dance performed by local men in the icy waters of the river Tundzha.

Society | January 6, 2016, Wednesday // 12:26 | Viewed: 4147

Mass Fight Between Migrants in Downtown Sofia Leaves Three Injured

A mass fight in the centre of the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday evening left three Afghan citizens lightly injured.

Society » Incidents | January 6, 2016, Wednesday // 09:03 | Viewed: 3039

Sofia Police Fines 37,000 Drivers for Speeding in 2015

More than 37,000 car drivers have been fined for violating speed limits in Sofia over the past 12 months, Nova TV reported on Tuesday.

Society | January 5, 2016, Tuesday // 22:15 | Viewed: 1333

Ice on Roads Possible in NW Bulgaria Wednesday, Authorities Warn

Bulgarian authorities on Tuesday warned drivers of potentially hazardous winter weather conditions in the country’s northwestern regions on Wednesday.

Society » Environment | January 5, 2016, Tuesday // 18:48 | Viewed: 2172

Georgi, Maria Continued to be Most Common Bulgarian Names in 2015

According to preliminary figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) released on Tuesday, Georgi and Maria continued to be most common Bulgarian names in 2015.

Society | January 5, 2016, Tuesday // 12:05 | Viewed: 1373

Bulgarian Rock Monastery Is in Urgent Need of Renovation to Avoid Closure

The Aladzha rock monastery situated along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast is in need of an urgent renovation in order to avoid being closed to visitors in 2016.

Society » Culture | January 5, 2016, Tuesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 2431

Roads in Bulgaria's Silistra Region to be Closed to All Traffic Due to Severe Weather

Bulgarian Regional Minister Lilyana Pavlova stated that the roads in the region of Silistra will be closed to all traffic as the situation there remains most critical.

Society » Environment | January 5, 2016, Tuesday // 10:08 | Viewed: 3334

Bulgarian Capital Celebrates 138th Liberation Anniversary

The Bulgarian capital of Sofia celebrated on Monday the 138th anniversary of its liberation from Ottoman rule.

Society | January 4, 2016, Monday // 18:18 | Viewed: 1245