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Bulgaria Names New Health Minister

Bulgaria's prime minister has nominated Stefan Konstantinov for new health minister to replace Anna-Maria Borisova, who quit Wednesday over a funding row that has put hospitals in debt, the governmental press office announced.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 11:41 | Viewed: 2339

Bulgarian Highway Builders Dig Out Unknown Fish Fossil

A fossil of an unknown predator fish species, which is believed to be 200 million years old, has been found by workers during the construction of Bulgaria's Lyulin Highway.

Society » Archaeology | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 09:01 | Viewed: 3443

Bulgarian PM: Copay Better Than Bribes to Doctors

Bulgarian have been paying bribes to get health care services so the introduction of a legal copay should be discussed seriously, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov believes.

Society » Health | September 30, 2010, Thursday // 08:39 | Viewed: 1667

Construction Workers Dig Precious Find on Bulgarian Highway

Workers building the Lyulin highway near Bulgaria's capital Sofia excavated a unique find Wednesday – a fish fossil whose age is estimated at 200 million years.

Society » Archaeology | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 20:31 | Viewed: 1744

Sofia University Probed on Corruption Allegations

The Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office is probing the country's oldest institution of higher education, the Sofia University "St.

Society » Education | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 19:12 | Viewed: 1809

Minister's Hate for Spinach Throws Bulgarians into Confusion

Bulgarian agriculture minister's dislike for spinach has funnily led the public to believe wrongly that food in Bulgarian kindergartens is bad, according to Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

Society | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 19:02 | Viewed: 2389

Bulgarian Doctors Blame FinMin for Health Care Collapse

The Bulgarian Doctors Union declared Wednesday cautious support for the ousted Health Minister, Anna-Maria Borisova, saying her resignation is an act that deserves respect.

Society » Health | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 1527

Roth Enchanted by Tsvetanov, Slams Borisov's 'Murky Past'

The murky past of the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is preventing him from acting to crack down on large-scale criminal structures, according to German journalist Jurgen Roth.

Society | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 13:54 | Viewed: 1596

Bulgaria's Health Minister Resigns Unexpectedly

Bulgaria's Health Minister Anna-Maria Borisova has resigned unexpectedly, amidst heated public debates on the fate of health care reforms in the country.

Society » Health | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1920

Portugal TV Crew to Shoot Documentary in Bulgaria's Bansko

A TV crew from a Portuguese media company is coming to Bulgaria to shoot a documentary.

Society » Culture | September 29, 2010, Wednesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1888

Jurgen Roth: Bulgaria Fails in Countering White Collar Crime

The Bulgarian cabinet failed to counter organized crime groups and the so-called oligarchs known to be connected to power circles around now Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov," German journalist Jurgen Roth, says.

Society | September 28, 2010, Tuesday // 12:27 | Viewed: 1837

Bulgarian Universities Forced to Close Down over Winter

A number of leading Bulgarian universities will be forced to substantially extend their winter breaks in an effort to cut spending in the wake of drastically decreased state support.

Society » Education | September 27, 2010, Monday // 18:55 | Viewed: 2486

Roma Unrest Threatens Mayor of Bulgaria's Yambol

Roma from the Bulgarian southern city of Yambol, who lived in the notorious apartment building 20, formed a spontaneous protest Monday in front of the city's municipality.

Society | September 27, 2010, Monday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1841

Dictionary Presents New Words in Bulgarian Language

The Institute for Bulgarian language at the National Academy of Sciences has developed a dictionary for the new words in the Bulgarian language.

Society | September 27, 2010, Monday // 16:13 | Viewed: 2797

Bulgaria's Govt to Force Additional Payments by Patients

The Bulgarian government is planning changes, which envision that patients should make additional payments for treatment in hospital, according to a report.

Society » Health | September 27, 2010, Monday // 12:56 | Viewed: 1460

Pressure Piles Up on Bulgaria President over Escort Crash

The driver of a vehicle, which was smashed in a crash, allegedly caused by the automobiles from the escort of Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, claims they are the true culprits.

Society | September 26, 2010, Sunday // 18:24 | Viewed: 3627

Archaeologists Mull Displaying St. John Relics in Sofia

The relics of St. John the Baptist, which were found in July near the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol, might be lying in state in Sofia on November 21.

Society » Archaeology | September 26, 2010, Sunday // 14:09 | Viewed: 3063

Bulgaria's Sofia to Celebrate European Day of Languages

Foreign culture institutions in Bulgaria will gather Sunday for the first time to celebrate in Sofia the European Day of Languages.

Society » Culture | September 26, 2010, Sunday // 10:26 | Viewed: 1876

Bulgarian Driver's License Costs EUR 650

Bulgarians who fail their driver's license tests usually purchase the licenses for about EUR 650, or BGN 1300, revealed a senior driving instructor.

Society | September 25, 2010, Saturday // 19:48 | Viewed: 11262

Bulgaria, Macedonia Come Closer on Culture

The culture ministers of Bulgaria and Macedonia have sealed a new cooperation program for the period 2010-2012.

Society » Culture | September 25, 2010, Saturday // 19:27 | Viewed: 2798

Bulgarian Nationalists Rally against 'Roma Terror'

Some 150 people rallied in Sofia on Saturday in protest against what they described as the lack of punishment for crimes committed by ethnic Roma.

Society | September 25, 2010, Saturday // 19:09 | Viewed: 1838
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