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The Bulgaria 2011 Review: Health and Healthcare

Bulgaria's 2011 health news were marked by doctors and patients disgruntled over healthcare budget cuts and poor conditions at healthcare facilities, a large-scale flu epidemic in the first months of the year, an FDM outbreak, an E Coli scare, growing cas

Society » Health | January 6, 2012, Friday // 04:15 | Viewed: 24841

The Bulgaria 2011 Review: Culture

A number of cultural events marked Bulgaria's public life in 2011 despite severe budget cuts and raging economic crisis.

Society » Culture | January 6, 2012, Friday // 03:57 | Viewed: 6890

Amid Scandal, Bulgarian Culture Min Says He Likes Many Gays

Bulgarian Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov has said he has no opinion of gays as a group, but personally likes many gay persons, in an attempt to dispel a scandal created by an interview of his.

Society | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 20:17 | Viewed: 5275

Bulgarian Culture Minister Bashes Gay Community

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov has controversially slammed the gay community in an interview for a local magazine.

Society | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 16:31 | Viewed: 5834

Bulgaria's Sofia to Microchip Its Stray Dogs

The municipality Bulgaria's capital Sofia will implant microchips to all the stray dogs in the city in order to track them more efficiently, it was made clear on Thursday.

Society » Environment | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 15:47 | Viewed: 3163

Fox News Map Lets Bulgaria 'Conquer' Former Yugoslavia

A peculiar mistake occurred during a Fox News broadcasting program, as a map was shown that misplaced several Eastern European countries and "moved" Bulgaria to what once was Yugoslavia.

Society | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 13:58 | Viewed: 6742

Bulgarian Bishop Exposed as Tissue Bank Board Member

Stara Zagora Bishop Galaktion has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Tissue Bank "Osteocenter Bulgaria" for more than one year.

Society | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 12:39 | Viewed: 2554

Bulgaria Braces for Cold, Heavy Snow

Bulgaria is expecting inclement winter weather beginning Thursday night into Friday.

Society » Environment | January 5, 2012, Thursday // 09:33 | Viewed: 3602

Bulgarian Holy Synod Reverses In Vitro Opposition

The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is not against in vitro fertilization, according to the Lovech Bishop, Gavrail.

Society | January 4, 2012, Wednesday // 13:20 | Viewed: 3167

Bulgarian Pianist Debuts in US after YouTube Success

The Columbia County Chamber Orchestra's inaugural performance Saturday will feature a Bulgarian pianist making her first tour of America, local media reported.

Society » Culture | January 4, 2012, Wednesday // 13:11 | Viewed: 2685

Bulgaria's Sofia Marks Its 134th Liberation Anniversary

January 4th 2012 marks the 134th anniversary of the Bulgarian capital Sofia's Liberation.

Society | January 4, 2012, Wednesday // 07:59 | Viewed: 5597

Mercury in Bulgaria Breaks Four Temperature Records

Four Bulgarian locations registered record high temperatures for the beginning of January around 2 pm on Tuesday.

Society » Environment | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 20:24 | Viewed: 3426

Bulgaria Choking as Air Dust Hits New Highs

Bulgaria's executive environmental agency raised an alert on Tuesday over the high concentration of dust particles in the air in fourteen towns and cities across the country since the beginning of the year.

Society » Environment | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 19:07 | Viewed: 4489

Drivers in Bulgaria Have Month to Buy Toll Stickers for 2012

Drivers in Bulgaria have to buy by the end of January their toll stickers – the so-called vignettes - for 2012, preferably those valid for the whole year as they are the best deal.

Society | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 18:44 | Viewed: 3192

Bulgaria's Ex-Chief Mufti Sentenced for Libel

Nedim Gendzhev, the former Chief Mufti of Bulgaria's Muslim community, was sentenced for libel by the District Court in the Bulgarian city of Kardzhali on Tuesday.

Society | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 15:21 | Viewed: 3065

Italy Uses 'Bulgarian' with Derogatory Connotation

The word Bulgarian has been used in the Italian language with a very derogatory connotation and has recently entered the media slang in the country, according to a Bulgarian TV channel.

Society | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 13:29 | Viewed: 3291

Bulgarian Roma Quarters 'Moving' to Western Europe

Entire Roma quarters from the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv are moving to Germany, France, or Switzerland, according to a report.

Society | January 3, 2012, Tuesday // 08:39 | Viewed: 8061

Bulgarian Christmas Charity Campaign Raises BGN 1.2 M

The sum of BGN 1 196 511 has been raised by the charity initiative "The Bulgarian Christmas" held under the patronage of outgoing President Georgi Parvanov.

Society | January 2, 2012, Monday // 20:06 | Viewed: 2590

No Nerve-Wracking Jams as New Year Break Ends in Bulgaria

Traffic on Bulgaria's main road arteries is heavy Monday evening as the New Year holidays are coming to an end, but no nerve-wracking jams have been reported.

Society | January 2, 2012, Monday // 19:25 | Viewed: 2144

Two Bulgarian Babies Born in 2012 First Minutes

Two Bulgarian babies have been born in the first minutes of 2012, Doctor Antonya Grigorova announced on Monday.

Society | January 2, 2012, Monday // 18:38 | Viewed: 2763

Anti-Baby Pill Father Laments Bulgaria's Demographic Bust

The chemist who made possible the invention of the birth control pill has prescribed a controversial cure to reverse Bulgaria's demographic decline – Turkish migrants.

Society | January 2, 2012, Monday // 16:05 | Viewed: 4083
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