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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: 1332

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: 2164

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: 2419

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: 1243

Bulgaria’s Weather Service Warns of Risk of Ice on Roads

Bulgaria’s national weather service has issued yellow code alert for the country’s entire territory over a potential risk of ice on the roads and strong winds along the Black Sea coast on Sunday.

Society | January 3, 2016, Sunday // 13:22 | Viewed: 2922

Abundant Snowfall, Heavy Traffic Expected Across Bulgaria on Sunday

Abundant snowfall and heavy traffic are expected across Bulgaria on Sunday as the worsening of the weather conditions will coincide with the last day of the festive period when many people will be returning from their holidays.

Society | January 2, 2016, Saturday // 17:04 | Viewed: 4398

False Bomb Threat Targeted New Year’s Concert in Downtown Sofia

A false bomb threat targeted the traditional concert on New Year’s Eve on the Alexander Battenberg square in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.

Society » Incidents | January 2, 2016, Saturday // 14:54 | Viewed: 2152

Competition Fails to Select Director of Bulgaria’s National Theatre

The competition for the appointment of a new director of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia failed to select one of the two participating candidates.

Society » Culture | January 2, 2016, Saturday // 14:04 | Viewed: 3730

680 People Became Victims of Road Accidents in Bulgaria in 2015

Road accidents in Bulgaria claimed the lives of 680 people in 2015, with the number of victims increasing compared to 2014.

Society » Incidents | January 2, 2016, Saturday // 12:07 | Viewed: 4084

Thousands of Bulgarians Welcomed New Year Outside Despite Cold Weather

Thousands of Bulgarians chose to attend New Year’s celebrations outside despite the cold weather.

Society | January 1, 2016, Friday // 15:57 | Viewed: 3111

Gallup Ranks Bulgaria among World's Most Unhappy Countries

More than a third of Bulgarians have said they consider themselves to be "happy" with life, but the country lags behind in terms of "net happiness", a Gallup International poll has showed.

Society | December 31, 2015, Thursday // 15:22 | Viewed: 3092

Russia's Patriarch Kiril to Visit Sofia Early Next Year

Russian Patriarch Kiril is due to travel to Bulgaria's capital Sofia in February of next year, Russian church officials have said.

Society | December 31, 2015, Thursday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1524

Some Public Transport Lines, Sofia Metro to Run All Night on January 1

A number of buses will remain in service in Bulgaria's capital Sofia both late on New Year's eve and in the small hours of January 1 to help people celebrating the New Year move around the city.

Society | December 31, 2015, Thursday // 10:26 | Viewed: 1827

Code Yellow Warning Issued in 12 Bulgarian Regions over Bad Weather

Strong winds and sub-zero temperatures are expected in 12 of Bulgaria's 28 regions, with a Code Yellow alert issued by the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).

Society » Environment | December 30, 2015, Wednesday // 08:32 | Viewed: 2792

Number of Road Traffic Victims in Bulgaria Continued to Increase in 2015

The number of road traffic victims in Bulgaria registered an increase in 2015.

Society » Incidents | December 29, 2015, Tuesday // 17:31 | Viewed: 2675

Low Water Levels Hamper Sailing in Bulgarian Section of Danube

The Executive Agency for Maritime Administration's Directorate River Supervision – Ruse informed on Monday that low water levels are hampering sailing in the Bulgarian section of the Danube river.

Society » Environment | December 28, 2015, Monday // 21:13 | Viewed: 3699

Bulgarians Spent BGN 6 M per Hour in Last Four Days Before Christmas

According to preliminary estimates, Bulgarians spent more than BGN 6 M per hour in the last four days before Christmas.

Society | December 28, 2015, Monday // 20:52 | Viewed: 1054

Wildfire Raging near Bulgaria's Zlatograd

Equipment and personnel of the Bulgarian Armed Forces are to join operations to put out a wildfire that broke on Sunday evening in the municipality of Zlatograd, Southern Bulgaria.

Society » Incidents | December 28, 2015, Monday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1926

Four Die after Drinking Fake Alcohol in Southern Bulgaria

Four young men have died and other two are in critical conditions after drinking counterfeit alcohol during celebrations, media outlets report.

Society » Incidents | December 28, 2015, Monday // 09:22 | Viewed: 4600