Bulgaria Picks 12 Eurovision Finalists

The Musical Academy and the viewers of the Bulgarian National Television, BNT, selected Saturday evening the 12 finalist to take part in the 2012 Eurovision song contest.

Society » Culture | January 15, 2012, Sunday // 12:58 | Viewed: 15800

Bulgarian PM Meets Archeologists on Hemus Hgwy

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and the Minister of Regional Development, Lilyana Pavlova are inspecting Sunday the progress of construction works on the Hemus highway in northern Bulgaria.

Society » Archaeology | January 15, 2012, Sunday // 11:15 | Viewed: 2497

8 Bulgarians on Wrecked Cruise Ship in Italy Reported Safe

All eight Bulgarian citizens, who were on board of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Tuscany in Italy Saturday, are safe and in good health.

Society | January 15, 2012, Sunday // 10:10 | Viewed: 9326

8 Bulgarians Were on Board Wrecked Cruise Ship in Italy

There were 8 Bulgarian citizens on board the Costa Concordia cruise ship that ran ashore off the Tuscany coast in Italy Saturday, and none of them was injured.

Society | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 18:51 | Viewed: 6235

Bulgaria's Rulers Promise Shale Gas Ban, Protesters Claim

Bulgarian ruling center-right GERB party has taken a political commitment to ban the exploration and production of shale gas in the country, according to an environmentalist leader.

Society » Environment | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 15:47 | Viewed: 4553

Bulgaria Braces for Wind Bringing Cold Wave

Code yellow for potentially dangerous weather has been called Saturday for all of northern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 14:52 | Viewed: 3494

Sofia Launches Bus to Mountain to Appease Skiers

Municipal authorities in Bulgarian capital Sofia have announced 2 bus lines to nearby Vitosha Mountain, after it was announced lifts and gondolas on Vitosha will not operate for the winter.

Society | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 13:09 | Viewed: 3616

Thousands Protest against Shale Gas in Bulgaria

Bulgarian citizens have rallied in capital Sofia, as well as in Varna and Shumen, to protest against the imminent exploration for shale gas in the country.

Society » Environment | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 12:17 | Viewed: 4294

Bulgarian Roma Celebrate New Year

Saturday, January 14 is New Year's Day for Bulgarian Roma, who are celebrating their traditional Bango Vassili holiday.

Society » Culture | January 14, 2012, Saturday // 10:49 | Viewed: 3526

Guard Commits Suicide in Japan’s Embassy to Bulgaria

A privately contracted security guard has committed suicide in the yard of  the Japanese embassy in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Society | January 13, 2012, Friday // 13:38 | Viewed: 3514

60% of Bulgarians Back Full Smoking Ban

60% of the Bulgarian citizens are in favor of the full smoking ban in closed public spaces that is expected to be introduced later in 2012, a poll conducted by Gallup has revealed.

Society » Health | January 13, 2012, Friday // 12:38 | Viewed: 6564

It Is Friday The 13th, 2 More to Endure in Infamous 2012

Today is Friday the 13th, a "fatal" date that will occur two more times this year, which has been filled with superstitions.

Society | January 13, 2012, Friday // 12:32 | Viewed: 2931

Last Chance to Pick Bulgaria's 2011 'Personalities in the News'! Vote Now!

Our readers from around the world are invited to vote by midnight on January 15, 2011, in the annual "Personality in the News" polls of (Sofia News Agency) and!

Society | January 13, 2012, Friday // 11:51 | Viewed: 2427

Bulgaria Roma Usher in New Year with 3-Day Celebrations

The Roma minority in Bulgaria are kicking off on Friday colorful festivities to mark the Roma New Year also known as Vassilitsa, the Day of Vassil (Basil) or Bango Vassili (the Lame Basil).

Society | January 13, 2012, Friday // 09:59 | Viewed: 2390

Bulgarian Archaeologist Discovers Ancient Thracian Relief

A ceramic relief of an Ancient Thracian horseman, a major ancient deity, has been found at the holy rock city of Perperikon by Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov.

Society » Archaeology | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 14:49 | Viewed: 10395

Hungary President Denies Plagiarizing Bulgarian Researcher

Hungarian President, Pal Schmitt, has firmly denied allegations of copying a work by a Bulgarian researcher for his doctoral thesis on modern Olympics.

Society | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 14:33 | Viewed: 3255

Vote for Bulgaria's 2011 'Personalities in the News': 4 Days Left!

Our readers from around the world are invited to vote by midnight on January 15, 2011, in the annual "Personality in the News" polls of (Sofia News Agency) and!

Society | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 12:01 | Viewed: 2308

Bulgaria's Velko Kanev to Receive Posthumous Top Award

Velko Kanev, the beloved Bulgarian actor who starred in a number of all-time favorites, will get the Icarus award, a local theatrical version of the Oscars, posthumously.

Society » Culture | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 11:11 | Viewed: 9958

HGV: Hungarian President Plagiarized Bulgarian Researcher

Over 80% of the doctoral dissertation of Hungarian President, Pal Schmitt, of 1992 modern Olympics was copied from a similar work published in 1987 by a Bulgarian researcher, according to headlines in a Hungarian magazine.

Society | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 09:23 | Viewed: 3500

Large Fire Erupts in Bulgarian Chemical Plant

A large fire has erupted overnight at the plant for alkaline paints and resins "Orgahim" in Bulgaria's Danube city of Ruse.

Society | January 12, 2012, Thursday // 08:41 | Viewed: 3711

Baby Kapka Joins Split Bulgarian 'Ataka' Family

The Bulgarian Member of the European Parliament, elected on the ballot of the far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Dimitar Stoyanov, became Wednesday the proud father of a baby girl.

Society | January 11, 2012, Wednesday // 17:47 | Viewed: 3213
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