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: 2193

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: 1706

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: 2197

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: 3539

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: 1755

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: 1848

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: 2150

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: 1757

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: 3719

FT Ranks Bulgarian Building among World's 'Most Inhuman' Edifices

The National Palace of Culture in Bulgaria's capital Sofia has been placed among the world's most "impractical" buildings, according to a Financial Times article.

Society | October 17, 2015, Saturday // 13:31 | Viewed: 2872

Bulgarian Police Detain 79 Illegal Migrants in Sofia

Bulgarian police have detained in Sofia 79 foreign nationals illegally residing in the country over the past 24 hours, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

Society » Incidents | October 16, 2015, Friday // 16:20 | Viewed: 2075

From France with Love: French Days in Sofia

Bulgaria's capital Sofia is celebrating days of France from Friday through Sunday (October 16-18).

Society | October 16, 2015, Friday // 13:59 | Viewed: 1545

Bullet That Killed Migrant in Bulgaria 'Rebounded off Bridge'

A bullet fired in a warning shot to a group of migrants near Bulgaria's border with Turkey has ricocheted off a bridge, claiming the life of one of the migrants hiding under the structure, sources say.

Society » Incidents | October 16, 2015, Friday // 12:31 | Viewed: 2856

Pussy Riot in Bulgaria for Documentary Shooting

Members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are in Bulgaria for several days, media outlets report.

Society | October 16, 2015, Friday // 11:58 | Viewed: 2097

Afghan Migrant Shot Dead in Bulgaria near Border with Turkey

A man died while crossing into Bulgaria from Turkey after being indirectly hit by a bullet of border police on Thursday, authorities say.

Society » Incidents | October 16, 2015, Friday // 11:28 | Viewed: 6684

UNHCR Condemns Incident with Migrant near Bulgaria's Border

The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR has strongly condemned the shooting which resulted in the death of a migrant near Bulgaria's border with Turkey, its local spokesperson, Boris Cheshirkov, has announced.

Society » Incidents | October 16, 2015, Friday // 10:32 | Viewed: 2036

Bulgaria Politicians Divided over Migrant Death at Border w/ Turkey

An incident which claimed the life of an Afghan migrant near the Bulgaria-Turkey on Thursday evening is already leaving politicians in Bulgaria divided over what actually happened.

Society » Incidents | October 16, 2015, Friday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1660

Officer Who Fired Not Detained over Bulgaria Migrant Death

The police officer whose actions resulted in the death of an Afghan man crossing into Bulgaria from Turkey has not been taken into custody, a prosecution official has said.

Society » Incidents | October 16, 2015, Friday // 09:31 | Viewed: 1913

Bulgaria Exhibits 7000-Year-Old Golden Treasure in EU Parliament

The exhibition "Varna - The Oldest Gold Treasure", which shows golden objects discovered in Bulgaria, was unveiled in the building of the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday.

Society » Culture | October 15, 2015, Thursday // 08:00 | Viewed: 3702

Bulgarian Vasil Kolev Wins World Cocktail Championship

Vasil Kolev has scooped for the third time the big prize in the "Bartender's Choice" category, the most hardly contested at an international championship held in Bulgaria.

Society | October 14, 2015, Wednesday // 13:14 | Viewed: 1714

Hindi Zahra to Perform in Sofia on October 16

Franco-Moroccan singer and actress Hindi Zahra, will perform in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Friday.

Society » Culture | October 14, 2015, Wednesday // 08:47 | Viewed: 3250