1/4 Bulgarians Work Illegally in Hotels, Restaurants

About 25% of the people employed in hotels and restaurants work without contracts, a survey by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry showed.

Society | October 7, 2010, Thursday // 14:08 | Viewed: 1505

Hungary's Toxic Sludge Reaches Danube River

The toxic sludge that flowed after an alumina plant exploded in Hungary has reached the Danube River, officials have announced.

Society » Environment | October 7, 2010, Thursday // 12:20 | Viewed: 4163

Bulgarian Labor Union Stages Mass Rally despite PM Vows

The Bulgarian labor union KNSB is organizing Thursday a protest rally against the cabinet's silence regarding intentions to increase the years of service required for retirement.

Society | October 7, 2010, Thursday // 08:39 | Viewed: 1440

Bulgaria's Sofia to Launch Live Web Streaming of Weddings

The wedding ceremonies in the Bulgarian capital Sofia are to be shown online with live video streaming by the end of the year.

Society | October 6, 2010, Wednesday // 09:26 | Viewed: 3451

Bulgarian Constitutional Court Mauls Academic Degrees 'Reform'

The Bulgarian Constitutional Court has repealed a dozen key provisions of the controversial academic degree system reform bill much vaunted by education minister Sergei Ignatov.

Society » Education | October 6, 2010, Wednesday // 00:08 | Viewed: 1563

Bulgarian Archaeologist Comes Across Ancient Rock Stove

Leading Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov has completed his four-month summer excavations at the Ancient Thracian city of Perperikon.

Society » Archaeology | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 20:14 | Viewed: 9922

Bulgarian Pirin National Park Director Quits over Foul Play

The director of the Pirin National Park in Bulgaria resigned and was dismissed from the Ministry of Environment over concerns that he is in a strong conflict of interests and thus unfit to manage the protection of the park.

Society » Environment | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 19:41 | Viewed: 2170

Bulgarian Doctors Keep Strike Alert

The Bulgarian Medical Association passed a resolution Tuesday it is still ready to strike should the government fail to take up resolute actions to restore failing finances of the health care system.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 19:15 | Viewed: 1461

Bulgarian Education Minister Begs Cabinet for More Funds

Bulgarian Eduction Minister, Sergey Ignatov, vows to insist on receiving an additional BGN 110 M from budget 2011 for education so the system can function, at least, near to normal.

Society » Education | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 19:11 | Viewed: 1447

German Theaters Outraged at Bulgarian 'Reform'

The German Theater Union has issued a strong-worded letter of alarm against Bulgarian government-imposed self-styled "reforms" of theaters, which has seen funds drastically cut and institutions disbanded.

Society » Culture | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 18:11 | Viewed: 2630

Roma Families Evicted in Bulgaria's Haskovo

The City Hall in Bulgaria's southern city of Haskovo began evicting Tuesday Roma families from municipal housing.

Society | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 16:14 | Viewed: 1844

Bulgarian Hospitals Sue State Massively

The majority of Bulgarian hospitals have filed court claims against the National Health Insurance Fund over blatant and overspread delay of payments.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 2182

Bulgarian Right Wing Hesitant on Backing New Health Minister

The Bulgarian right-wing Blue Coalition might steer away from supporting the nomination of Dr. Stefan Konstantinov for health minister.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 14:37 | Viewed: 1296

Bulgaria Under Threat of Hungary Sludge Flood

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine might be affected by the deadly sludge escape from an alumina plant, which killed four people and injured 120 more in Western Hungary.

Society » Environment | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 13:51 | Viewed: 7290

4 Sacked over Head-on Train Collision in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Transport Minister, Aleksander Tsvetkov, issued an order Tuesday to dismiss the Executive Director of the Railroad Administration Agency, Simeon Ananiev.

Society | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 13:14 | Viewed: 1660

Bulgarian Cops Mull Joint Protests with Serbia, Romania

The looming protest rallies of Bulgarian policemen can be way more radical than previous ones, the Deputy Chair of the Managing Board of the Police Labor Union Federation, Borislav Maznev, warns.

Society | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 12:34 | Viewed: 2297

6 Injured in Bulgaria's Dragoman Train Crash Still in Hospital

Six of the injured people in the crash between the two trains at Dragoil station, near the Bulgarian town of Dragoman, have been left in hospital.

Society | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 10:28 | Viewed: 2465

Bulgarian Doctors: Protest Depends on PM Borisov

Bulgarian doctors have announced they would not protest if the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov makes a written promise for more funding for health care and for removal of delegated budgets for hospitals.

Society » Health | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 08:59 | Viewed: 1645

Bulgarian Dies in Fire in France

A Bulgarian citizen has died in a fire in a house in the French city of Limoges, the French TV channel France 3 reported.

Society | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 08:39 | Viewed: 1420

Bulgarian Filmmakers Protest against Govt Attitude

The protest of the Bulgarian directors is based not only on the lack of state funding, but mostly on the government's attitude towards culture, director Dimitar Mitovski has announced.

Society » Culture | October 4, 2010, Monday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1718

Bulgaria to Ban Child Abandonment

Child abandonment will be forbidden by Bulgarian law within the next three years, the country's Deputy Social Minister Valentina Simeonova has announced.

Society | October 4, 2010, Monday // 15:32 | Viewed: 4240
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