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Former Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov Dies

Kiro Gligorov, the first democratically elected president of the Republic of Macedonia, has died at the age of 94.

Society » Obituaries | January 2, 2012, Monday // 13:45 | Viewed: 7035

New Year Brings Home for Parrots Seized by Bulgarian Border Police

The parrots which were seized at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point on December 26 have made it safely to the Sofia Zoo.

Society » Environment | January 2, 2012, Monday // 10:19 | Viewed: 3305

Neon Sign Sets Bulgaria's First Shopping Mall on Fire

Fire has destroyed much of the roof of the Mall of Sofia, the first ever shopping mall in Bulgaria.

Society | January 1, 2012, Sunday // 11:08 | Viewed: 3903

Drifts Snow Under Bulgarian Ski Resort

One-meter high drifts have formed on the first day of 2012 in the Pamporovo Pass in Southern Bulgaria leading to the popular ski resort with the same name.

Society » Environment | January 1, 2012, Sunday // 10:19 | Viewed: 3773

Thousands Welcome 2012 in Downtown Squares across Bulgaria

Thousands of people in Bulgaria have celebrated New Year's with events at downtown squares organized by local communities and authorities.

Society | January 1, 2012, Sunday // 08:47 | Viewed: 1361

Elderly Fisherman First Celebrates New Year's in Bulgaria

A 70-year-old fisherman has his home in the easternmost location in Bulgaria, and is the first to celebrate New Year's on the country's territory.

Society | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 19:30 | Viewed: 3369

Heavy Snowfall Hurdles Traffic in Southern Bulgaria

Vehicles have been stranded in Southern Bulgaria near Plovdiv as a result of surprisingly heavy snowfall in the afternoon on Saturday, the last day of 2011.

Society » Environment | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1834

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Slams In Vitro Fertilization, Surrogacy

The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has declared “reservations” against in vitro fertilization and surrogacy, viewing them as a “human interference that is counter to God’s will in the existential foundations of life.

Society | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 14:52 | Viewed: 3410

Sailor Crew to Be First Bulgarians to Hail 2012

The crew of the newest ship of Bulgaria's Navigation Maritime Bulgare, NAVIBULGAR, the 30 700-ton "Belasitza," will be the first Bulgarians to great the new 2012.

Society | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 12:40 | Viewed: 1289

Safety Violations Sunk Russian Oil Platform

The towing operation of the oil platform "Kolskaya," which capsized on December 18 in the sea of Okhotsk, had been carried out with large-scale safety violations, which caused the fatal sinking.

Society | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 11:34 | Viewed: 2173

Bulgaria Greets New Year with Downtown Parties

Most cities and towns across Bulgaria will meet the New Year with fireworks and open air concerts.

Society | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 10:08 | Viewed: 3512

2 Bulgarians, 5 Romanians Rescued from Mountain Snow

Two Bulgarian and five Romanian tourists have been rescued from the Varbishki mountain pass in eastern Bulgaria near the village of Beronovo in the Burgas Region.

Society | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 09:35 | Viewed: 1339

Bulgaria Under Code Yellow over Snow

Code yellow has been declared for almost all Bulgarian regions (26 out of 28) Saturday over the forecast for snow and icy roads.

Society » Environment | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 09:10 | Viewed: 3432

Teenagers Have 11% of Abortions in Bulgaria - EU Data

A total of 10.7% of all abortions in Bulgaria are carried out by girls under the age of 20, according to a major report based on EU data.

Society » Health | December 31, 2011, Saturday // 08:12 | Viewed: 2023

Distinguished Bulgarian Director Andonov Dies at 77

Ivan Andonov, one of Bulgaria's most influential actors and movie directors passed away on Friday at the age of 77.

Society » Obituaries | December 30, 2011, Friday // 13:06 | Viewed: 1738

Jurgen Roth: Bulgarians Must Revolt against Corruption

Jurgen Roth, a top German journalist, investigating organized crime and mafia in Bulgaria, in his end-of-year analysis, says that not much positive happened in the country in 2011.

Society | December 29, 2011, Thursday // 13:51 | Viewed: 2932

Bulgarian Interior Announces Police Officer of 2011

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry bestowed for the 18th consecutive time the annual "Police Officer of the Year" awards.

Society | December 29, 2011, Thursday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1723

Bulgarian Archeologists Discover Apollonia's Eastern Gate

Bulgarian archeologists made a breakthrough discovery in the ancient Black Sea town of Sozopol – they found the long-sought East Gate of Apollonia Pontica.

Society » Archaeology | December 29, 2011, Thursday // 09:50 | Viewed: 8132

Bulgaria Cracks Down on Poor Quality Rakia, Wine

Bulgarian producers and sellers of alcoholic drinks of suspicious origin will face hefty fines, the government decided on Wednesday, bringing local laws in line with EU legislation.

Society » Health | December 28, 2011, Wednesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 3784

Bulgaria Ranks 16th in EU by Population

Bulgaria ranks 16th among the 27 European Union Member States by its population, according to the National Statistics Institute, NSI.

Society | December 28, 2011, Wednesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1898

Bulgarian Women Advised to Check Risky Breast Implants

Bulgarian doctors have asked 3,000 women who received faulty silicone breast implants supplied by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) to undergo regular checks or have them removed.

Society » Health | December 27, 2011, Tuesday // 17:49 | Viewed: 2027
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