Bulgarian Trade Union to Join UK’s CWU Convoy with Aid for Refugees in Turkey

The Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) will join an initiative of the UK’s Communication Workers Union to provide humanitarian aid to refugees in Turkey ahead of the coming winther.

Society | October 24, 2015, Saturday // 14:19 | Viewed: 2167

Gas Pipeline Near Bulgaria’s Pavlikeni to Be Repaired in 48 Hours after Fire

A natural gas pipeline which exploded and caught fire on Friday morning near Pavlikeni, in north central Bulgaria, will be repaired within 48 hours, Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said.

Society » Incidents | October 23, 2015, Friday // 16:56 | Viewed: 2452

Bulgarian Students Win Four Medals at International Astronomy Olympiad

Bulgaria’s team at the 20th International Astronomy Olympiad of the Euro-Asian Astronomical Society has won one gold, two silver and one bronze medal, the Education Ministry in Sofia announced on Friday.

Society » Education | October 23, 2015, Friday // 16:05 | Viewed: 2508

Over 1000 'to Be Detained' over Vote Buying - Bulgarian PM

Police and national security agency DANS are carrying out a large-scale operation against vote-buying and other violations of electoral law, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Society » Incidents | October 23, 2015, Friday // 10:10 | Viewed: 2575

Pipeline Blast Rocks Area of Bulgaria's Pavlikeni

Nobody has been injured after an explosion of a major pipeline near the village of Nedan just a few km from Pavlikeni in north central Bulgaria, officials say.

Society » Incidents | October 23, 2015, Friday // 10:00 | Viewed: 2498

Bulgaria FinMin Downplays Fiscal Benefit of 'Junk Food' Tax Bill

Politicians should be wary of attempts to manipulate the market or direct consumer behavior to one or another kind of goods, Bulgaria's Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov has said.

Society » Health | October 23, 2015, Friday // 08:48 | Viewed: 2198

German MP Calls on Bulgarian Prosecutors to Investigate Death of Afghan Migrant

Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) MP, Dieter Dombrowski, has called on the Bulgarian prosecution to investigate the death of the Afghan migrant, which occurred near the country's border with Turkey last week.

Society » Incidents | October 22, 2015, Thursday // 11:58 | Viewed: 2414

Minor Jolts Registered in SW Bulgaria

Several earthquakes have been registered in Southwestern Bulgaria in the small hours of Wednesday, the national seismological agency says.

Society » Environment | October 21, 2015, Wednesday // 10:19 | Viewed: 2151

'Junk Food' Tax in Bulgaria Might Range from 3 to 78% - Health Min

Food containing high quantities of sugar, salt, caffeine or vegetable oil might be levied a tax ranging between 3 and 80 percent, Bulgaria's health and sports ministers said on Tuesday.

Society » Health | October 21, 2015, Wednesday // 09:24 | Viewed: 3480

BHC Disputes Official Version of Events in Migrant’s Shooting Death  

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) on Tuesday disputed the official version of last week’s incident, in which an Afghan migrant was shot by Bulgarian border police after illegally crossing into Bulgaria from Turkey and died on his way to hospital.

Society » Incidents | October 20, 2015, Tuesday // 21:45 | Viewed: 2245

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Meet Bulgaria's Neofit I on Sofia Visit

Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the Orthodox Church's Ecumenical Patriarch, is to arrive in Bulgaria on November 7, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has announced.

Society | October 20, 2015, Tuesday // 13:34 | Viewed: 1667

LinkedIn Received 2 Data Requests from Bulgaria in Q1, 2015

Bulgaria has sent two of the total 112 user data requests received by social network LinkedIn in the first six months of this year, an official report reads.

Society | October 20, 2015, Tuesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 1992

Bulgaria Border Poilice 'Ill-Prepared', Its Fmr Chief Says after Migrant Death

The quality of training and preparation of border police officers in Bulgaria has become extremely low over the past years, a former border police chief said on Tuesday.

Society » Incidents | October 20, 2015, Tuesday // 10:01 | Viewed: 2191

Bulgarian Rescuers Prevent Sinking of Turkish Ship in Black Sea

An operation to keep afloat flooded Turkish cargo ship Pazar east of Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna has ended successfully, the captain of Bulgarian tugboat Enterprise said on Monday.

Society » Incidents | October 19, 2015, Monday // 17:54 | Viewed: 1699

Bulgarian Deputy PM: Death of Afghan Migrant Near Border Occurred by Accident

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva expressed no doubt that the recent death of an Afghan migrant near the country's border with Turkey had occurred by accident.

Society » Incidents | October 19, 2015, Monday // 12:52 | Viewed: 2195

One Dance Week Features Shows from Europe, Asia, Americas

Plovdiv's One Dance Week festival began on October 17, Saturday, with performances from Spain and South Korea.

Society » Culture | October 19, 2015, Monday // 12:39 | Viewed: 3460

No Disturbing Images Found on Phones of Dead Afghan Migrant's Group

Prosecutors in the Black Sea city of Burgas said on Monday no photos or video recordings of violence had been found on the mobile devices of migrants detained after the incident in which one of them died from a gunshot wound.

Society » Incidents | October 19, 2015, Monday // 11:26 | Viewed: 1753

Results of Probe of Migrant Death in Bulgaria Due on Monday

Forensic examination results expected to establish how an Afghan migrant died near Bulgaria's border with Turkey are to be announced on Monday.

Society » Incidents | October 19, 2015, Monday // 08:27 | Viewed: 1847

Bulgarian Authorities Establish Identity of Afghan Migrant Shot Near Border

Bulgarian authorities have established the identity of the Afghan migrant, who died near the country's frontier with Turkey after a bullet fired by a border police officer ricocheted and hit him.

Society » Incidents | October 18, 2015, Sunday // 16:03 | Viewed: 2147

Tugboat Begins Towing Stranded Turkish Ship Towards Bulgaria's Varna

A tugboat started towing the Turkish Pazar ship, which has been stranded in the Black Sea off the Bulgarian coast since Saturday, towards the port of Varna minutes before midday on Sunday.

Society » Incidents | October 18, 2015, Sunday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1755

Gabriela Yordanova Unveils Bulgaria's 2015 Junior Eurovision Entry

Twelve-year-old Bulgarian singer, Gabriela Yordanova, who will be representing Bulgaria at this year's edition of the Junior Eurovision after winning the national selection in September, officially presented her song on Sunday.

Society » Culture | October 18, 2015, Sunday // 11:10 | Viewed: 3638