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Tram, Bus Collide in Downtown Sofia

A collision of tram # 10 and bus #72 occurred Monday morning at the intersection of the Evlogi Georgiev Boulevard and Graf Ignatiev Street in downtown Sofia.

Society | November 10, 2014, Monday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1197

Sofia Self-Immolator Lidiya Petrova Dies in Hospital

The woman who set herself ablaze in front of Bulgaria's presidency last week has died, doctors say.

Society » Incidents | November 10, 2014, Monday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1259

Bulgaria’s New Health Minister Pledges Electronic Services by end-2015

Petar Moskov, Bulgaria’s new Health Minister, has vowed to make everything possible to make sure that Bulgarians have electronic medical records, electronic health insurance account, and electronic prescription forms by end-2015.

Society » Health | November 10, 2014, Monday // 10:37 | Viewed: 985

94% of Bulgarians Aged 16-30 Admit They Know Nothing about Communist Era

25 years after the democratic turn in Bulgaria, the collective memory for the socialist period continues to fade away, according to a survey of polling agency Alpha Research.

Society | November 9, 2014, Sunday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1512

Bulgaria’s Environment Minister: Shale Gas Moratorium Will Remain in Place

Bulgaria’s new Environment Minister, Ivelina Vasileva, has vowed to keep the 2012 moratorium on the exploration and production of shale gas through hydraulic fracturing.

Society » Environment | November 9, 2014, Sunday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1277

German Activists to Stage Symbolic Demolition of Bulgaria-Turkey Border Fence

A group of German activists, who arrived Saturday in Bulgaria for a commemorative ceremony on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, are to stage a symbolic performance at the Lesovo border crossing point on Sunday.

Society | November 9, 2014, Sunday // 10:46 | Viewed: 1936

Code Red Issued over Rains in Regions near Bulgaria-Greece Border

Rains and high waters of rivers expected in the south of Bulgaria and the north of Greece have prompted the Environment Ministry in Sofia to issue a warning for Saturday.

Society » Environment | November 8, 2014, Saturday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1469

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Celebrate Michaelmas

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors on Thursday Michaelmas, the feast of St Michael the Archangel, or the feast of Michael and All Angels.

Society » Culture | November 8, 2014, Saturday // 11:12 | Viewed: 1429

Truck Drivers Face Queues at Kapitan Andreevo, Lesovo Border Crossing Points

A 5km queue of TIR trucks has accumulated at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point, with twice as many TIR trucks waiting at the Lesovo border crossing point.

Society | November 7, 2014, Friday // 18:52 | Viewed: 1172

Flood Damage in Bulgaria’s Burgas Estimated at BGN 13 M

Burgas District Governor Pavel Marinov has informed that a total of over BGN 13 M is necessary to cover flood damage in the region.

Society » Environment | November 7, 2014, Friday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1087

'Freedom Run' To Mark Berlin Wall Fall In Sofia, Varna

The 25-th anniversary of the fall of the Beriln Wall on November 9 will be marked by a “Freedom Run” in Sofia and Varna, organised by the German embassy to Bulgaria.

Society | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1210

Archaeologists Uncover Veliki Preslav's Eastern Gate

The team of archaeologist Georgi Maystorski uncovered the eastern gate of Veliki Preslav - the second capital of the First Bulgarian Kingdom, reports the BTA wire service.

Society » Archaeology | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 20:43 | Viewed: 4034

Half Of Bulgaria's Journalists Under Economic and Political Pressure – Survey

Every other journalist in Bulgaria is subjected to political and economic pressure, shows a survey of the “Reporter” and the “Konrad-Adenauer” foundations, quoted by the Union of Bulgarian Journalists.

Society | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 19:54 | Viewed: 1303

20% Of BG Teenagers Believe Drinking Improves Driving Skills

Almost 20% of Bulgaria's teenagers between 16 and 18 years think that drinking alcoholic beverages improves one's driving skills, reports Mediapool.

Society | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 18:43 | Viewed: 1269

Government Declares 5 Days Off For Christmas, For New Year

Bulgaria's caretaker government declared five days off for Christmas and five days off for New Year.

Society | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 18:03 | Viewed: 1645

UNICEF: Bulgaria Has Highest Child Poverty Rate in Europe

Bulgaria has the highest child poverty rate in Europe, according to Tanya Radocaj, UNICEF Representative for Bulgaria.

Society | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 17:20 | Viewed: 1606

Wine Exhibition DiVino.Taste Starts On Nov. 14

The wine exhibition DiVino.Taste starts on November 14 in Hall 3 of Sofia's National Palace of Culture (NDK).

Society » Culture | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 17:20 | Viewed: 1702

The Last Battle Of The King

The Last Battle Of the King historical reenactment event will take place on November 8 in the Asparuhov park in Bulgaria's coast city of Varna.

Society » Culture | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 16:52 | Viewed: 1423

Four Taken To Hospital After Brawl at Bulgarian Refugee Camp

Four foreign citizens have been taken to hospital following a brawl that involved Syrian and Afghan nationals in a refugee camp in Bulgaria, bTV channel reported on Wednesday.

Society » Incidents | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 14:07 | Viewed: 1029

'Early Bird' Festival For Student Film Starts In Sofia

The tenth edition of the “Early Bird” international festival for student films starts in Sofia on November 6.

Society » Culture | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 18:35 | Viewed: 1407

Man Sets Himself Ablaze in Bulgaria's Sandanski

The life of a 48-year-old is in danger after the second self-immolation in Bulgaria within slightly over 24 hours, officials say.

Society » Incidents | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 18:35 | Viewed: 1518