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Plamen Dimitrov Becomes Bulgarian Labor Union Leader

The Vice President of Bulgarian labor union KNSB (Confederation of Independent Bulgarian Syndicates), Plamen Dimitrov, was elected the union's temporary President.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 16:52 | Viewed: 3030

Bulgarian Firefighter to Be Decorated by Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will decorate with state order "For Bravery" foreign firefighters who helped quench the disastrous fires that engulfed European Russia over the summer.

Society » Environment | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 1180

Bulgaria Ranked 50th in WEF Global Gender Gap Report

Scandinavian countries continue to demonstrate the greatest equality between men and women according to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2010.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 15:25 | Viewed: 3613

Bulgarian Science Academy Marks Anniversary amids Budget Cuts

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) marked Tuesday the 141st anniversary of its establishment in the grim backdrop of staff and budget cuts.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1664

Weak Earthquake Detected near Bulgaria's Sofia

A weak earthquake with a 3.

Society » Environment | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1674

Bulgaria's Plovdiv to Receive Fee for Top Archaeology Treasure

A settlement has been proposed of the recently erupted brawl over museum ownership of Bulgaria's top archaeological asset, the so-called Panagyurishte Gold Treasure.

Society » Archaeology | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 14:20 | Viewed: 3869

University in Bulgaria's Pernik Opens Doors

The European Polytechnic University has opened doors in the western Bulgarian town of Pernik.

Society » Education | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 3072

Bulgaria Capital Plans Long-Delayed Sewage Expansion

Sewage networks are scheduled to cover the whole territory of the capital Sofia by 2020 at the earliest, since nearly one third of its citizens currently do not use the equipment.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 12:49 | Viewed: 1664

Bulgaria without State-appointed Attorneys over Unpaid Fees

The attorneys in the Bulgarian capital Sofia have terminated all their participation in cases where they have been appointed by the State as defense counsel.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 11:58 | Viewed: 1175

Julio Iglesias to Sing in Sofia, Cancels Varna Gig

World-known Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will sing for his Bulgarian fans in Sofia's National Palace of Culture on Tuesday, the organizers from ME Music have announced/

Society » Culture | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 3327

Bulgaria: No Pollution of Danube from Hungary Toxic Sludge

Probes have shown that the toxic sludge spill in Hungary has not polluted the waters in the Bulgarian part of the Danube River, Bulgaria's Regional Inspectorate for Environment and Waters (RIOSV) has announced.

Society » Environment | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 10:48 | Viewed: 2616

1st Bulgarian Municipality Switches to e-Government

The small town of Ihtiman has become the first municipality in Bulgaria to work with an electronic archive for fast and convenient administrative services.

Society | October 11, 2010, Monday // 15:26 | Viewed: 4835

Canada Suggests Bulgarian Filmmaker for Oscars Nominations

A film by the Bulgarian filmmaker Theodore Ushev has been suggested by Canada's National Film Board for the 2011 Oscars nominations in the category for Best Animated Film.

Society » Culture | October 11, 2010, Monday // 13:00 | Viewed: 2638

Bulgaria's Panagyurishte Partakes in Gold Treasure Brawl

The municipal councilors from Bulgaria's Panagyurishte Town Hall declare they are outraged by the dispute between Sofia and Plovdiv about the country's most impressive archaeological gold treasure from Ancient Thrace.

Society » Archaeology | October 11, 2010, Monday // 12:14 | Viewed: 3545

Vaya Con Dios to Have Second Concert in Bulgaria

Popular Belgian band Vaya Con Dios will have a concert in Sofia's National Palace of Culture on February 19, 2011, the organizers, Loud Concerts, have annoucned.

Society » Culture | October 11, 2010, Monday // 12:04 | Viewed: 3080

EU Experts to Help Hungary with Toxic Sludge

EU pollution cleanup experts will arrive Monday in Hungary to help limit the aftermath of the toxic sludge spill, the European Commission has announced.

Society » Environment | October 11, 2010, Monday // 09:00 | Viewed: 1796

More MS Patients in Canada Pin Hopes on Bulgaria

A controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis patients, which is available in Bulgaria, is gaining popularity in Canada, all the more so after the country's major federal funding agency refused to provide money for it.

Society » Health | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 19:37 | Viewed: 4140

Bulgarian Court Dismisses ID Documents Collective Claim

Sofia City Court has refused to sit on the collective claim against the Bulgarian Interior Ministry over the bad organization for the issuing of the new identity documents.

Society | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 14:38 | Viewed: 1448

Hungary Fears New Burst of Toxic Sludge

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has announced it was "very likely" that the wall of the reservoir of the alumina plant would collapse, releasing a new wave of the red toxic sludge.

Society » Environment | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 13:49 | Viewed: 2302

Bulgarian Interior Minister: No Change in Police Social Benefits

Social benefits for employees of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry will not be changed, the Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, announced Sunday.

Society | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1407

Wind Closes Bulgaria's Port Varna

Bulgaria's Black Sea Port Varna is closed to all vessels due to strong west wind, which is blowing at a speed of 11-13 m/s, officials have announced.

Society » Environment | October 10, 2010, Sunday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1423
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