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Bulgaria Won't Introduce Education Standards for Roma Kids

Bulgaria's Education Minister Sergey Ignatov has stated he is against the idea of introducing "education standards" for children from the Roma minority in the country, as a labor confederation has suggested.

Society » Education | September 28, 2011, Wednesday // 17:07 | Viewed: 1970

Free Internet Launched in Sofia National Theater Park

Bulgaria's Ministry of Transport, IT, and Communications launched Tuesday free witless internet in the park in front of the National Ivan Vazov Theater in downtown Sofia.

Society | September 27, 2011, Tuesday // 18:24 | Viewed: 1609

Career Day for Disabled People in Bulgaria Held for 7th Year in a Row

This year's Career Day for Disabled People in Bulgaria brought together a wide variety of employers, among which call centers, IT companies, fast-food restaurants, accounting firms, translation agencies and a dental laboratory.

Society | September 27, 2011, Tuesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 1819

Bulgarian Team Ranks Second at 23rd EU Contest for Young Scientists

Three Bulgarians have won second place at the 23rd EU Contest for Young Scientists held in Helsinki from 23-28 September.

Society » Education | September 27, 2011, Tuesday // 16:18 | Viewed: 1726

All Emergency Calls in Bulgaria to be Redirected to 112 from October

All emergency calls will be redirected to 112 starting October 03, 2011, according to Stoyan Gramatikov, Head of Directorate "National 112 system".

Society | September 27, 2011, Tuesday // 15:17 | Viewed: 3236

NGO Alarmed by Mishandling of Journalists during Bulgarian-Roma Tensions

The Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria, a non-government organization, has expressed its deep concern regarding what they perceive as violence against journalists during the recent protest in the southern village of Katunitsa.

Society | September 27, 2011, Tuesday // 11:32 | Viewed: 11688

Armed Roma Rally in Sofia over Provocative Rumor

As riot police was dispersing protesters in downtown Sofia Monday night, tensions escalated in the Hristo Botev quarter, which has large Roma population.

Society | September 26, 2011, Monday // 22:00 | Viewed: 1909

Chaos in Downtown Sofia, Protesters Target Mosque

The clashes between protesters and riot police in downtown Sofia have gotten out of hand as close to a thousand protesters have tried to target the Sofia mosque.

Society | September 26, 2011, Monday // 21:20 | Viewed: 3455

Clashes between Protesters, Police Break Out in Sofia

Protesters have clashed with gendarmerie and riot police in Sofia Sunday night, as tensions escalated during protests against the murder of 19-year-old Angel Petrov in the village of Katunitsa but also because of problems associated with Bulgaria's Roma m

Society | September 26, 2011, Monday // 20:57 | Viewed: 1446

Protesters Clash with Riot Police in Bulgaria's Plovdiv, Tensions Explode

Protesters have clashed with gendarmerie and riot police in Bulgaria's Plovdiv as local tensions escalate during protests against the murder of 19-year-old Angel Petrov in the village of Katunitsa but also because of problems associated with Bulgaria's Ro

Society | September 26, 2011, Monday // 20:47 | Viewed: 1644

'Roma Issue' Protests Escalate in Major Bulgarian Cities

Bulgaria's capital Sofia as well as the cities of Plovdiv and Blagoevgrad saw escalating rallies Monday night protesting against the murder of 19-year-old Angel Petrov in the village of Katunitsa but also because of problems associated with Bulgaria's Rom

Society | September 26, 2011, Monday // 20:32 | Viewed: 2360

Thousands Rally Anew in Sofia, Plovdiv over Katunitsa Murder

New rallies protesting against the murder of 19-year-old Angel Petrov in the village of Katunitsa were started in the Bulgarian capital Sofia and Plovdiv Sunday night.

Society | September 26, 2011, Monday // 19:40 | Viewed: 1808

Ethnic Roma, Turkish Leaders in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Speak Out for Tolerance

Informal leaders of the four quarters in Bulgaria's Plovdiv with minority population have spoken out in defense of ethnic peace and tolerance in the aftermath of outbursts that threatened to turn into ethnic clashes over the weekend.

Society | September 26, 2011, Monday // 19:23 | Viewed: 2498

Bulgarian Roma Tsar Hiding in Borovets Mountain Resort

The family of notorious Roma boss Kiril Rashkov, aka Tsar Kiro, has been in hiding in the top Bulgarian mountain resort Borovets since Friday when an associate of his killed murdered a Bulgarian boy, a crime that nearly generated ethnic clashes.

Society | September 26, 2011, Monday // 18:54 | Viewed: 4831

Shooting of Star-Packed 'The Expendables 2' Underway in Bulgaria

The shooting of the much anticipated sequel to "The Expendables" is underway in Bulgaria, it has been announced.

Society » Culture | September 26, 2011, Monday // 15:56 | Viewed: 9875

Bulgarian Roma 'Meshere' Sentences Tsar Kiro to 'Death'

The Roma popular court, Kris Romani, also known as meshere, has issued a "death sentence" for notorious Roma boss, Kiril Rashkov AKA Tsar Kiro.

Society | September 26, 2011, Monday // 13:47 | Viewed: 4830

Bulgarian School Becomes 1st in Europe to Introduce Chess as Obligatory Subject

Bulgaria's "Eurostandard" English language highschool has become the first school in Europe to introduce chess as an obligatory subject for all its students, according to a local news report.

Society » Education | September 26, 2011, Monday // 12:11 | Viewed: 3091

Bulgarian-Roma Tensions in Katunitsa Village Subside

Tensions in the village of Katunitsa, located in southern Bulgaria, near the second largest city of Plovdiv, are slowly subsiding and the situation remained calm Sunday night into Monday.

Society | September 26, 2011, Monday // 08:05 | Viewed: 6854

Special Riot Police Deployed in Roma Quarters in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

Several hundred of special riot police officers have been brought from Sofia to Plovdiv's Roma quarters in order to guard the peace overnight.

Society | September 25, 2011, Sunday // 21:18 | Viewed: 2446

Tensions in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Subside, Provoked by Roma Boss - Report

The tensions in the Roma-populated districts in Bulgaria's Plovdiv have subsided Sunday night after a rumor has been exposed as false, according to local media.

Society | September 25, 2011, Sunday // 19:38 | Viewed: 2997

Bulgaria's Largest Roma Quarter Up In Arms as Tensions in Plovdiv Escalate

The Roma living in the Stolipinovo quarter in Bulgaria's Plovdiv has started to arm themselves amidst escalating ethnic tensions, Plovdiv media report.

Society | September 25, 2011, Sunday // 18:39 | Viewed: 3452
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