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Bulgaria Recreates Start of Historic April Uprising

The eruption of the 1876 April Uprising was given its traditional re-creation as part of official festivities in Koprivshtitsa, one of the uprising's centers.

Society | May 1, 2011, Sunday // 19:57 | Viewed: 3577

Russian Bikers Honor Bulgarian History

A group of bikers from the Russian Night Wolves club laid wreaths Sunday the Shipka Memorial of the 1877-8 Russo-Turkish War that resulted in Bulgaria's liberation from the Ottoman Empire.

Society | May 1, 2011, Sunday // 19:12 | Viewed: 3485

Bulgarian Catholics Celebrate John Paul II Beatification

Catholics across Bulgaria have gathered Sunday to celebrate the beatification of Pope John Paul II, which was carried out in Rome.

Society | May 1, 2011, Sunday // 17:14 | Viewed: 2031

Prominent Bulgarian Athlete, Playboy Ivan Slavkov Dies at 70

Bulgarian athlete and highlife figure Ivan Slavkov, aka Bateto, who has gained colorful notoriety over the past decades, passed away in Sofia Sunday aged 70.

Society » Obituaries | May 1, 2011, Sunday // 15:15 | Viewed: 5843

Bulgaria Continues Commemoration of Historic April Uprising

The town of Panagyurishte in central Bulgaria will be the focal point Sunday of commemorations of the 135th anniversary of the 1876 April Uprising for the liberation of Bulgaria.

Society | May 1, 2011, Sunday // 10:15 | Viewed: 1927

Bulgarians Celebrate International Labor Day

Bulgarians are celebrating Sunday May 1, the international Labor Day marking the struggle for dignified work and the feeling of solidarity amongst laborers.

Society | May 1, 2011, Sunday // 09:57 | Viewed: 4106

Bulgarian Nationalists VMRO Set to March against Jehovah's Witnesses

Bulgarian nationalist party VMRO is going to stage a rally against the Jehovah's Witnesses in Bulgaria after the two formations have been tangled in a conflict in the recent weeks.

Society | April 30, 2011, Saturday // 19:28 | Viewed: 8587

Bulgarian Govt 'Raised' Driver's License Test Bribes

The much advertised measures of the Bulgarian government to eradicate corruption in issuing driver's licenses have backfired, according to Bulgarian auto transport experts.

Society | April 30, 2011, Saturday // 18:10 | Viewed: 7292

Bulgarian Socialists' May 1 Event to Block Downtown Sofia

There will be several changes in traffic patterns in downtown Sofia Sunday, the Sofia City Hall informs.

Society | April 30, 2011, Saturday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1955

Bulgarian Police Fail to Prevent Suicide in Downtown Sofia

Borislav Ivanov, 57, committed suicide in the Bulgarian capital Sofia after four hours of negotiations with the police and psychologists.

Society | April 30, 2011, Saturday // 10:55 | Viewed: 2794

Bulgaria Marks 135 Years of Historical April Uprising

Several Bulgarian towns and cities are marking Saturday with processions, church bells ringing and cultural events the 135th anniversary of the historical April Uprising.

Society | April 30, 2011, Saturday // 10:04 | Viewed: 2787

Bulgarian Muslims Raise Alarm over 'Provocation' by Nationalist Party Ataka

The Bulgarian Chief Mufti's Office has protested against what they describe as a ill-minded provocation on part of the nationalist party Ataka during Friday's Muslim prayer in downtown Sofia.

Society | April 29, 2011, Friday // 18:13 | Viewed: 2648

100 Russian, Romanian Rockers Cross Danube into Bulgaria

Over 100 Russian and Romanian rockers from the international club "Night Wolves" staged a gathering on the Danube bridge linking Bulgaria and Romania on their way to a Bulgarian rocker gathering.

Society | April 29, 2011, Friday // 16:23 | Viewed: 2952

Bulgarian Roma Mad at British Royal Family, Still Happy about Kate and William's Wedding

A Bulgarian Roma family from the Stolipinovo quarter in Plovdiv sends good wishes to Kate and William for their wedding even though they are deeply offended at the British royal family.

Society | April 29, 2011, Friday // 13:52 | Viewed: 4395

Bulgarian Folk Group Dedicates Song to William and Kate

The Mayor of the Bulgarian village of Zabardo in the Rhodope Mountains, Veselin Cherpokov, has sent an official invitation to British Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton, to pay a visit to the village.

Society » Culture | April 29, 2011, Friday // 12:17 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgaria's Educational Attainment Improved 2010

The educational attainment of the Bulgarian population1 aged 25 - 64 continues to improve in 2010, according to the country's National Statistical Institute.

Society | April 29, 2011, Friday // 12:04 | Viewed: 2040

Oil Spill Discovered in Bulgarian Dospat Dam

An oil spill of about 60 meters has been located in the waters of the Dospat Dam in the Rhodope Mountains.

Society » Environment | April 29, 2011, Friday // 11:59 | Viewed: 4252

Bulgarian Cabinet Unwavering in Closing Brikel Thermal Plant

The Bulgarian Brikel Thermal Power Plant is facing a sanction of BGN 119 M if it does not return quotas of BGN 18 M to the central registrar.

Society » Environment | April 29, 2011, Friday // 10:33 | Viewed: 2460

Bulgarian Protesters Blockade Downtown Sofia over Rising Fuel Prices

Several hundred protesters blockaded part of downtown Sofia Thursday rallying against what they describe as the artificially inflated prices of fuels.

Society | April 28, 2011, Thursday // 18:23 | Viewed: 2761

Bulgarian State Sentenced to Hefty Compensation for Killer Bear Victim

The District Court in Smolyan has sentenced the Bulgarian Environment Ministry to pay BGN 130 000 as a compensation to the relatives of a man murdered by a killer bear in May 2010.

Society » Environment | April 28, 2011, Thursday // 17:04 | Viewed: 2500

Bulgaria Expects Goran Bregovic in June

Goran Bregovic, the world renown composer, will perform in the Bulgarian capital Sofia June 4 2011, when he is invited for the year's Balkan Music Awards.

Society » Culture | April 28, 2011, Thursday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1875
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