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Bulgaria's Environment Minister Calls for Imposing Stricter Fines on Oil Spills

Bulgarian Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva called on Friday for tightening fines imposed on oil spills.

Society » Environment | June 19, 2015, Friday // 13:49 | Viewed: 4444

Sofia Isn't Short of Festival Options This Weekend

An art fest, a music fest, and a colors fest - here are three major events taking place in and around Sofia this weekend.

Society » Culture | June 19, 2015, Friday // 13:29 | Viewed: 1956

Sofia to Mark Spanish Language Day on June 20

Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Saturday will be part of worldwide events marking the Spanish Language Day (Día E).

Society » Culture | June 19, 2015, Friday // 11:49 | Viewed: 4501

Bulgarian Village Uses Same Van to Carry Bread and Dead

A neighborhood located several km away from a northern Bulgarian village has its bread delivered by a van also used to transport the bodies of deceased residents.

Society | June 19, 2015, Friday // 10:05 | Viewed: 4777

Perperikon Festival to Highlight New Discoveries

For a 14th year running, the Perperikon Festival is to take place at the site of the ancient Thracian city in the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria.

Society » Culture | June 19, 2015, Friday // 08:36 | Viewed: 4300

Southern Bulgaria Submerged in Floods Caused by Torrential Rains

Hundreds of houses have been affected and many hectares of crops have been destroyed by torrential rains and hailstorms in Bulgaria's south.

Society » Environment | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 21:40 | Viewed: 4957

Pope's Climate Change Encyclical Leaves Politicians, Businesses Divided

Climate change has far-reaching consequences for both the nature and society and it is the poor who are mostly left suffering, Pope Francis wrote in his 184-page encyclical published Thursday.

Society » Environment | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 17:58 | Viewed: 3972

45-Year Old British Tourist Survives After Falling from Hotel Room in Burgas

A 45-year old British citizen was in need of urgent reanimation after he fell off from his hotel room in the seaside resort of Slanchev Bryag.

Society » Incidents | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 15:07 | Viewed: 2700

BGN 270,000 Allocated to Football Fields in Roma Neighborhood

Five months prior to the local elections, the Sofia municipality of Krasno Selo decided to construct two mini football fields in the heart of the Roma neighborhood Fakulteta.

Society | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 09:58 | Viewed: 1634

Turkey Gives 100,000 Vaccines to Bulgaria

Turkey will be donating 100,000 vaccines to Bulgaria in order to ensure that the preventative procedures will b uphold according to the schedule outlined by the Healthcare Ministry.

Society » Health | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 21:25 | Viewed: 4826

Close to 30 Tons of Fuel Spilled Near Burgas

Between 10 and 30 tons of fuel have flown out of a broken pipe of Lukoil Neftohim along the Dolno Ezerovo-Bratovo road.

Society » Incidents | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 21:17 | Viewed: 4623

Bulgaria's Square 500 Museum Renamed to 'Bulgarian LOVER'

The back yard of the museum complex Square 500 has been painted early Wednesday morning.

Society » Culture | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 18:54 | Viewed: 4616

Thunderstorms, Possible Hails Expected Across Bulgaria

Thunderstorms and prolific rains are expected in the early evening hours of Wednesday evening across Southern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 18:06 | Viewed: 5024

Bulgaria to Set Up 6 Regional Centers for Crisis, Disaster Management

A total of nearly BGN 40 M under operational program “Environment” 2014-2020 will go to the creation of six regional centers for crisis and disaster management, according to Bulgaria’s Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva.

Society » Environment | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 16:57 | Viewed: 4149

Bulgaria Ranks 32nd in 2015 Global Peace Index

Bulgaria ranked 32nd in the 2015 Global Peace Index with a score of 1.607, with the state of peace in the country identified as “high”.

Society | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 12:00 | Viewed: 2130

Growth of Newborn Egyptian Vulture in Bulgaria Can Be Watched Online

A hatchling was born into a family of Egyptian vultures living in Bulgaria this week, helping preserve a species whose numbers are rapidly declining across the region, a non-profit has said.

Society » Environment | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 09:51 | Viewed: 1836

Former Turkish President, PM Demirel Dies at 90

Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel died early on Wednesday morning at the age of 90.

Society » Obituaries | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 07:41 | Viewed: 1699

Survey Shows Half of Bulgarians Support Compulsory, Electronic Voting

The latest opinion poll of Gallup International, which was released on Tuesday, shows that half of all Bulgarians of age of majority would vote in favour of compulsory voting, while slightly below one third would vote against its introduction.

Society | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 19:01 | Viewed: 1373

Sofia-Varna Train Stuck in Iskar River Valley

The Sofia-Varna train got stuck somewhere along the valley of the Iskar River on Tuesday afternoon.

Society » Incidents | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 15:41 | Viewed: 1945

Airplane Makes Emergency Landing at Sofia Airport Due to Broken Cockpit Window

An airplane made an emergency landing at Bulgaria's Sofia Airport on Tuesday afternoon due to a broken window.

Society » Incidents | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 15:36 | Viewed: 2785

False Alarm on New Ethnic Tensions in Sofia

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry has revoked the information that police specialized teams have been sent urgently near Sofia’s Novi Han.

Society | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1575