Society

Cherry Poppin' Daddies To Play In Sofia Again

The US swing ska band Cherry Poppin' Daddies will perform in Sofia on September 26 in the Terminal 1 club.

Society » Culture | August 26, 2014, Tuesday // 10:17 | Viewed: 2073

Sozopol Hosts 30-th Edition of Apollonia Art Festival

The 30-th anniversary edition of the Apollonia Art Festival will take place in Bulgaria's seaside town of Sozopol between August 28 and September 6.

Society » Culture | August 25, 2014, Monday // 21:04 | Viewed: 1776

Svetlozar Lazarov Wants Fence Along Entire Border With Turkey

It would be cheaper to build a fence along the entire border with Turkey, Bulgaria's Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Svetlozar Lazarov told the media.

Society | August 25, 2014, Monday // 20:46 | Viewed: 1543

Sofia Zoo Temporarily Closed Due to Death of Animals

The Sofia Zoo is closed temporarily, by an order of Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Society » Incidents | August 25, 2014, Monday // 18:44 | Viewed: 1500

Medieval Tavern Ruins Unearthed Near Bulgaria's Turgovishte

Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolai Ovcharov and his team unearthed the ruins of a medieval tavern in the town of Misioni, near the town of Turgovishte in north eastern Bulgaria.

Society » Archaeology | August 25, 2014, Monday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1369

564 Bulgarian Villages Had 0-9 Residents in end-2013

Out of a total of 5009 villages in Bulgaria, 564 have a population of 0-9 people, according to the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Society | August 25, 2014, Monday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1461

British Film Director Richard Attenborough Dies at 90

British film actor and director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, the BBC has reported.

Society » Obituaries | August 25, 2014, Monday // 08:44 | Viewed: 1000

Bulgarian Authorities 'Abdicated' Culture - Interim Minister

Caretaker Culture Minister Martin Ivanov said on Sunday that Bulgaria's authorities abdicated culture decades ago.

Society » Culture | August 24, 2014, Sunday // 11:32 | Viewed: 1277

Up to 200 out of 700 Houses in Flood-Hit Mizia Are Still Inhabitable

150 to 200 out of a total of 700 houses in the flood-hit northwestern town of Mizia are inhabitable, according to Mayor Violin Krushovenski.

Society » Environment | August 23, 2014, Saturday // 15:44 | Viewed: 1326

60% of Babies Born in Bulgaria in 2013 Were Out-of-Wedlock-Births

Nearly 60% of the babies born in Bulgaria in 2013, or a total of 39 375, were born out of wedlock, according to the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

Society | August 23, 2014, Saturday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1477

Bulgaria Marks 137th Anniversary of Heroic Shipka Pass Battle

Bulgaria launches Saturday celebrations for the 137th anniversary of the heroic Shipka Pass Battle during the 1877-1878 Liberation War.

Society | August 23, 2014, Saturday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1544

Sofia's Cultural Calendar Swelling with Performaces in End-August

A variety of outdoor musical and children's events will take place in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia in the last days of August.

Society » Culture | August 22, 2014, Friday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1764

5.1 Earthquake Hits Greek Chalkidiki Peninsula

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale was registered in the southern part of the Greek Kassandra peninsula, Chalkidiki at 8.29 am EEST.

Society » Environment | August 22, 2014, Friday // 09:49 | Viewed: 1604

Bulgaria's Health Minister Halts BGN 30 M of Procurement

Public procurement procedures worth BGN 30 M were launched in the healthcare sector during the last days of Plamen Oresharski's cabinet, the interim Health Minister revealed.

Society » Health | August 22, 2014, Friday // 07:33 | Viewed: 1256

Bulgaria to See Increase in Asylum Seekers – Expert

Refugee influx to Bulgaria is expected to increase amid the crisis in Iraq, State Agency for Refugees deputy chair Vasil Varbanov told the national radio.

Society | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1178

Bulgarian Govt to Allocate BGN 16M for Natural Disaster Recovery

Ministers will review and pass a decree for the approval of additional costs and transfers of BGN 16,204,360 at Wednesday's session, the press office of the government announced.

Society | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 13:33 | Viewed: 1161

Minor 2.9-Magnitude Earthquake Registered West of Bulgaria's Smolyan

A minor earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale was registered in Bulgaria, according to reports of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

Society » Environment | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 09:29 | Viewed: 1179

Fatal Elevator Collapse in Sofia Attributed to Poor-Quality Repairs

A fatal elevator collapse at a block of flats in Sofia, which left one dead and one seriously injured, was attributed to the poor quality of repair works.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 17:11 | Viewed: 1600

WWF Launches River Conservation Campaign in Bulgaria

The international environmental organization WWF launches a national campaign for the conservation of rivers in Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1325

Interim FM Warns of Risk of Refugee Influx Due to Conflict in Iraq

Iraq is not far from Bulgaria and an eventual refugee influx is an immediate threat to EU external borders, caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov told the national radio.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 14:18 | Viewed: 1216

Bulgaria 9th by Civil Society Development Out of 29 CEE Countries

Bulgaria ranks ninth in terms of civil society development among 29 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 1108