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Bulgaria Braces for July's Dog Days

Bulgarians are preparing for the forthcoming three hottest days of the summer season, July 15-17.

Society | July 15, 2011, Friday // 09:51 | Viewed: 1846

UN Committee Deeply Concerned about Human Rights in Bulgaria

Bulgaria needs to address the gap between the human rights rhetoric and reality, the UN Human Rights Committee has stated reviewing the country's third periodic report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCP

Society | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 20:25 | Viewed: 1972

NGO Outraged at Police, Media over Reaction to Brutal Murder in Bulgaria

An NGO and users in Facebook groups have expresses their outrage at the ways the police and some Bulgarian media have reacted to the gruesome murder of a young Bulgarian woman.

Society | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 16:59 | Viewed: 1748

Bulgarians Drink Like Fish- Experts

Bulgarians drink 3 to 5 times more hard liquor than the average for Europe, according to experts.

Society » Health | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 14:28 | Viewed: 3171

Sofia City Hall Launches Roma Housing Project

The municipal council at the Sofia City Hall approved Thursday the latter's proposal to apply for EU funding with a "Residential Housing" project.

Society | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1641

Germany Outraged by Teen Death in Bulgarian Swimming Pool

The German media have published headlines warning about the safety of Bulgarian beach hotels and their swimming pools in particular.

Society | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 13:13 | Viewed: 8808

Over Half Million of Bulgarians Have Hepatitis

Bulgarians who have hepatitis B are 450 000, while those with hepatitis C – 100 000, according to data from the National Association against Hepatitis – "Hepassist.

Society » Health | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 10:53 | Viewed: 1821

14% of Sofia Public Transportation Buses Have Air Conditioning

Only twenty five buses used by the public transportation system in Sofia are air-conditioned, from total of 550.

Society | July 14, 2011, Thursday // 10:14 | Viewed: 1510

Bulgarian Nationalists Firmly behind 'Assailant' of Jehovah's Witnesses

The Bulgarian far-right VMRO formation has cried foul over the charges pressed again regional leader in the Black Sea city of Burgas, who has allegedly organized a violent attack against members of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Society | July 13, 2011, Wednesday // 15:22 | Viewed: 4165

MEP Slams Bulgarian Govt for Falling Behind with Cyrillic Internet Domains

Bulgaria's government is failing to facilitate the process for the introduction Internet domains in Cyrillic, Bulgarian Member of the European Parliament Ivaylo Kalfin declared after meeting the ICANN management in DC.

Society | July 13, 2011, Wednesday // 14:17 | Viewed: 2787

Bulgarian, French Archaeologists Find Apollo Coins from 4th Century BC

Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered 30 bronze coins with images of Ancient Greek god Apollo dating back to the 4th-3rd century BC.

Society » Archaeology | July 13, 2011, Wednesday // 08:54 | Viewed: 7970

Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Christian Complex during Sofia Metro Construction

A large complex of small Christian churches has been gradually unearthed by Bulgarian archaeologists in downtown Sofia during continuing excavations at the construction sites of the Sofia Metro.

Society » Archaeology | July 12, 2011, Tuesday // 20:53 | Viewed: 6172

Pool Pump Sucks In, Kills German Kid in Bulgaria's Golden Sands

A 13-year-old German girl has perished in Bulgaria's Black Sea resort Golden Sands after he was sucked in by the pump of a hotel swimming pool.

Society | July 12, 2011, Tuesday // 20:01 | Viewed: 7733

Code Red for Wildfires Declared in Bulgaria's Haskovo Region

A code red, which the highest level of alert, over the danger of wildfires has been declared Tuesday in the southern Bulgarian region of Haskovo.

Society » Environment | July 12, 2011, Tuesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1611

Turkish Cistern Causing Harmful Spill in Bulgaria without Certificate

A probe of the Bulgarian Automobile Inspection, DAI, has established that the Turkish driver, who caused a harmful spill near the northern town of Debelets did not own a certificate allowing him to transport hazardous substances.

Society » Environment | July 12, 2011, Tuesday // 14:36 | Viewed: 1590

UN Expert: Bulgaria's Roma Totally 'Marginalized',''Desperate'

Bulgaria's policies on Roma integration have been slammed by the independent UN expert on minority issues, Gay McDougall, who completed a week-long visit to the country Monday.

Society | July 12, 2011, Tuesday // 09:02 | Viewed: 1922

3 Bulgarian Towns Suffer Heat Records

Three towns in Southwestern and Northern Bulgaria have registered temperature records amidst the currently raging heat wave.

Society » Environment | July 11, 2011, Monday // 18:31 | Viewed: 2446

Turkish Driver Charged for Causing Hazardous Spill in Bulgaria

The driver of the Turkish cistern, which crashed overnight near the northern Bulgarian town of Debelets has been arrested and will be kept behind bars for 24 hours.

Society » Environment | July 11, 2011, Monday // 16:15 | Viewed: 1744

Bulgaria's 264 Municipalities Rally En Bloc against Plastic Bags

All 264 municipal mayors in Bulgaria have decided to stage a "day without plastic bags" on July 29, 2011.

Society » Environment | July 11, 2011, Monday // 14:53 | Viewed: 3763

No Injured Bulgarians after Hazardous Chemical Spill

There are no injured people in Debelets and there is no longer a threat since the concentration of the dangerous chemical in the air is down to minimal levels.

Society » Environment | July 11, 2011, Monday // 14:37 | Viewed: 1812

Death Toll Expected to Rise in Russia's Sunken 'Bulgaria' Riverboat

A total of nine bodies have been discovered since the Russian "Bulgaria" boat sank Sunday, with local authorities claiming there is little chance for survivors to be found.

Society | July 11, 2011, Monday // 09:41 | Viewed: 1810
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