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Large Fire Rages Near Bulgaria's Plovdiv

A huge fire is raging near the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv on Monday, with the fire having engulfed a large area of dry grass and stubble.

Society » Incidents | July 11, 2016, Monday // 16:08 | Viewed: 2242

Problem with Long-Term Unemployment in Bulgaria Deepens

The problem with long-term unemployment in Bulgaria has deepened.

Society | July 10, 2016, Sunday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2723

Kyustendil Honours Famous Bulgarian Painter with Large-Scale Portrait on Square

The Bulgarian town of Kyustendil honoured Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora (The Master) with a large-scale portrait of him drawn on the central square.

Society » Culture | July 9, 2016, Saturday // 17:01 | Viewed: 14081

Large Queues Form at Checkpoints on Bulgaria's Border with Greece, Turkey

Large queues of vehicles formed at key checkpoints along Bulgaria's borders with Greece and Turkey on Saturday.

Society | July 9, 2016, Saturday // 14:35 | Viewed: 3596

Protesters Continue to Demand Resignation of Bulgaria's Culture Minister

A new protest demanding the resignation of Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov has been scheduled to take place on Friday in front of the building of the culture ministry.

Society » Culture | July 8, 2016, Friday // 21:13 | Viewed: 2383

Protest Calls for Resignation of Bulgaria's Culture Minister

Demonstrators on Thursday called on Bulgaria's Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov to step down after the dismissal of a long-serving National Art Gallery employee.

Society | July 8, 2016, Friday // 10:25 | Viewed: 2004

Bulgarian Prosecutors 'Increasingly under Pressure from Leadership' - Study

Prosecutors in Bulgaria are more often subjected to pressure from their institution's top officials, a recent study argues.

Society | July 7, 2016, Thursday // 11:53 | Viewed: 1645

Sofia's New Public Transport Fare 'Temporary', Mayor Says

The higher price for a single public transport ticket in Sofia is only provisional as a new smart system, based on duration or distance of travel, is to be set up, the city's mayor Yordanka Fandakova has said.

Society | July 7, 2016, Thursday // 11:26 | Viewed: 1829

Half of Bulgaria under Alert over Strong Winds

Moderate gales at a speed of 14-15 m/s are expected throughout much of Bulgaria on Thursday, the national weather services says.

Society » Environment | July 7, 2016, Thursday // 08:55 | Viewed: 11039

Pegida ex-Official, Dutch Branch Leader Boast Migrant Hunt in Bulgaria

Expelled Pegida frontwoman Tatjana Festerling was in Bulgaria to hunt down migrants seeking to cross from Turkey together with the head of the movement's Dutch offshoot, Edwin Wagenveld, her own posts show.

Society | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 2125

Sofia Breathes Festival to Change Venues This Year

The Sofia Breathes urban culture festival will surprise its guests this August as organizers say its latest edition will be held on different streets than those used before.

Society » Culture | July 6, 2016, Wednesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 183036

Bomb Scare on Israeli Plane Overflying Bulgaria Caused by Hoax Call

Bulgarian fighter jets have led an Israeli passenger aircraft out of the country's airspace amid suspicions of a bomb on board, the Defense Ministry says.

Society » Incidents | July 5, 2016, Tuesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 5840

Bulgarian Public TV Host 'Shouldn't Deride State Too Much' – Culture Min

Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov has advised the host of a culture and arts program on the public TV against “deriding the state all the time.

Society | July 5, 2016, Tuesday // 15:41 | Viewed: 2507

Bulgaria to Have Sunny Summer Weather on Sunday

The weather will be mostly sunny and dry across Bulgaria on Sunday but brief thunderstorms and rainfall can be expected in the afternoon in many regions, according to Darik radio station.

Society » Environment | July 2, 2016, Saturday // 17:52 | Viewed: 11041

Sunny Weather Forecast for Bulgaria on Saturday

Sunny weather is expected in Bulgaria on Saturday, with maximum air temperatures in a range from 30 to 35 degrees centigrade, according to Darik radio station.

Society » Environment | July 1, 2016, Friday // 21:16 | Viewed: 11267

Pro-Russian Supporters, Opponents Clash Ahead of Arrival of Night Wolves in Sofia

Clashes between pro-Russian supporters and opponents occurred in the centre of the Bulgarian capital on Friday ahead of the arrival of the procession of the “Night Wolves” motorcycle club, which is known for its close ties with Russian President Vladimir

Society » Incidents | July 1, 2016, Friday // 15:04 | Viewed: 3125

Nationalists Attack Ukrainian Anti-Night Wolves Demo in Bulgaria's Burgas

Several people have been detained in Burgas after attacking a group of Ukrainians protesting against the arrival of the Night Wolves, police say.

Society » Incidents | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 12:00 | Viewed: 3333

Rainfall, Winds Expected in Bulgaria on Wednesday

Mostly sunny in the morning, rainfall expected in the afternoon, predominantly in central and eastern Bulgaria and along the Black Sea coast.

Society » Environment | June 28, 2016, Tuesday // 21:41 | Viewed: 2780

Search Team Finds Dead Body of Missing Young Man in Bulgaria’s Maritsa River

The dead body of a 19-year old man was found in Maritsa river, in southern Bulgaria, after a six-day search, BGNES reported on Tuesday.

Society » Incidents | June 28, 2016, Tuesday // 20:43 | Viewed: 2072

Bulgarian Cabinet Provides BGN 26 M to Municipalities for Education

At its meeting on Tuesday, the Bulgarian government approved additional transfers from the budget of the education ministry to the budget of municipalities amounting to slightly over BGN 26 M.

Society » Education | June 28, 2016, Tuesday // 16:40 | Viewed: 10537

Body of Girl Found Nearly Month After She Went Missing in Danube River Near Bulgaria's Silistra

The body of the fourteen-year-old girl, who had gone missing in the Danube river near the Bulgarian town of Silistra at the beginning of June, has been found.

Society » Incidents | June 28, 2016, Tuesday // 10:07 | Viewed: 2332