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: 3693

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: 1713

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: 3243

American English Academy in Sofia Opens Doors to Visiting Students

The American English Academy in Sofia will admit visiting students in the current 2015/2016 academic year.

Society » Education | October 13, 2015, Tuesday // 20:57 | Viewed: 2061

Bulgarian Govt Halts Restoration of Ancient Serdica Site in Sofia

Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov on Tuesday moved to stop restoration works at the site of Serdica, an ancient city whose remains lie beneath Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Society » Archaeology | October 13, 2015, Tuesday // 13:56 | Viewed: 2211

Tickets for 2015 Junior Eurovision Go on Sale in Bulgaria

The tickets for the 2015 Junior Eurovision, which is scheduled to take place at the Arena Armeec hall in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on November 21, went on sale on Monday.

Society » Culture | October 13, 2015, Tuesday // 11:49 | Viewed: 1750

Minor 2.8-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Southwestern Bulgaria

A minor earthquake of magnitude 2.8 on the Richter scale rocked southwestern Bulgaria half an hour past midnight on Tuesday.

Society » Environment | October 13, 2015, Tuesday // 08:46 | Viewed: 1875

Bulgarian Steam Locomotive to Pull Its First Train after Restoration

A steam locomotive built more than 80 years ago will pull a train for the first time after its restoration in Bulgaria next weekend, the country’s state railways company BDZ announced on Sunday.

Society | October 11, 2015, Sunday // 15:15 | Viewed: 3330

Bulgaria's Oscar Entry 'Unexpectedly Timely'

The Judgement, Bulgaria's foreign-language Oscar submission which tells, a story about people smuggling, is timely as Europe is trying to deal with the migrant crisis, according to a cinema and TV entertainment website.

Society » Culture | October 10, 2015, Saturday // 13:29 | Viewed: 4176

Pretrial Proceedings Launched over Bulgaria Nationalist Party Brawl

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office is launching pretrial proceedings into the events of Friday evening when a brawl broke out between nationalist party leader Volen Siderov and MPs from his Ataka party.

Society » Incidents | October 10, 2015, Saturday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1759

Bulgarian Nationalist Party Leader Embroiled in Fight with Shop Owners

Nationalist ATAKA party leader Volen Siderov and MP Desislav Chukolov took part in a brawl with the owners of a tobacco and alcohol shop, media outlets report.

Society » Incidents | October 10, 2015, Saturday // 10:26 | Viewed: 2244

Queen's Legendary Guitarist Brian May to Perform in Bulgaria in March 2016

One of the founders and lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, will perform for the fist time in Bulgaria on 16 March 2016.

Society » Culture | October 9, 2015, Friday // 15:01 | Viewed: 5880

Bulgaria ex-FinMin Quits as Rector of Russia University

Simeon Djankov, a former Bulgarian Finance Minister, has stepped down as rector of the New Economic School in Moscow, RBC Daily reports.

Society | October 9, 2015, Friday // 09:39 | Viewed: 1692

'I Lived 152 Lives,' Claudia Cardinale Says in Bulgaria's Sofia

Italian actress Claudia Cardinale on Thursday was awarded an honorary degree by the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts (NATFA) in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Society » Culture | October 9, 2015, Friday // 08:25 | Viewed: 3567

Probe Launched into Pile-Up on Bulgaria's Hemus Motorway

Prosecutors have started an investigation into the deadly pile-up that left 3 people dead and 14 injured (10 seriously) in a tunnel o the Hemus Motorway in Bulgaria.

Society » Incidents | October 9, 2015, Friday // 07:39 | Viewed: 2771

At Least Three Dead, Two Heavily Injured in Pile-up on Bulgaria's Hemus Motorway

At least two people died and two other were heavily injured after a multiple vehicle collision occurred in one of the tunnels of Hemus motorway on Thursday.

Society » Incidents | October 8, 2015, Thursday // 14:37 | Viewed: 2864

Average Life Expectancy in Bulgaria: 74 Years

The average life expectancy in Bulgaria is 74 years, with women living seven years longer than men, Nova TV reported on Thursday.

Society | October 8, 2015, Thursday // 13:49 | Viewed: 1554

Bulgarian Trumpeter Mihail Yossifov to Join Pink Martini at Sofia Concert

US band Pink Martini is to sing its most beloved songs together with Bulgarian trumpeter Mihail Yossifov on October 21, when the group is to perform in Sofia, the organizers have said.

Society » Culture | October 7, 2015, Wednesday // 15:07 | Viewed: 2233