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Bulgaria's Interior Faces Opposition Ire over Police Brutality

Bulgaria's parliament will hear on Wednesday Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov in connection with an incident in the southern town of Kurdzhali, in which plainclothes police officers beat up by mistake a family during an operation.

Society | July 28, 2010, Wednesday // 08:37 | Viewed: 1373

Victim of Bulgarian Police Mistake: They Crushed My Family

The family of Aysel Mustafova, which was thrashed by mistake by plainclothes Bulgarian policemen, is still in shock despite the apology of the Interior Minister.

Society | July 27, 2010, Tuesday // 20:25 | Viewed: 1966

Bulgarian Archaeologists Carry Out 'Rescue' Digs Close to Greek Border

Four teams of Bulgarian archaeologists are taking up "rescue excavations" of a large area in the Rhodope Mountains slated for the construction of an international road.

Society » Archaeology | July 27, 2010, Tuesday // 18:38 | Viewed: 5321

Julio Iglesias to Stage 2 Concerts in Bulgaria

The popular Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will have two concerts in Bulgaria during his "Starry Night" tour, the organizers from ME Music have announced.

Society » Culture | July 27, 2010, Tuesday // 18:23 | Viewed: 4969

Bulgaria's Population Crisis Worsens Despite Rising Birth Rate

Bulgaria's population growth is not improving despite the rise of its birth rate largely due to migration, according to latest Eurostat data about the population of the EU.

Society | July 27, 2010, Tuesday // 18:03 | Viewed: 5381

Muslims in Bulgaria Cook Another Protest

The Chief Mufti's Office in Bulgaria is preparing to gather 4 000 Muslims in Sofia for another mass protest on July 29.

Society | July 27, 2010, Tuesday // 17:49 | Viewed: 2863

Extinct Plant Species to Come Back to Bulgaria

Extinct and rare plant species will be brought back to four protected areas in Bulgaria, under the framework of a new environmental project of the EK Life+ program.

Society » Environment | July 27, 2010, Tuesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 4761

Bulgarian Cabinet Kicks Off Controversial Theater Reform

The Bulgarian government adopted a degree to merge a number of theaters and related institutions at its Tuesday sitting, thus starting its recently announced reform of state-funded theaters and music troupes in the country.

Society » Culture | July 27, 2010, Tuesday // 14:25 | Viewed: 2675

Agriculture Minister: Bulgaria's Grain Crop Big Enough

Bulgarian agriculture has yielded enough grain to amply satisfy local demand through the time next year's crop is due, announced agriculture minister Miroslav Naydenov Monday.

Society | July 26, 2010, Monday // 20:03 | Viewed: 2004

Bulgaria's Pazardzhik District Declares Emergency over Floods

An emergency situation was declared in Pazardzhik district, central southern Bulgaria, after heavy rains caused extensive flooding in the area.

Society » Environment | July 26, 2010, Monday // 19:40 | Viewed: 1795

Bulgarian Parents Against Obligatory Pre-School

Bulgarian non-government parental organizations (NPO) have announced they are against the amendments to the Education Act because, which will oblige children to start pre-school at the age of 5.

Society » Education | July 26, 2010, Monday // 17:09 | Viewed: 1815

Floods Hit Southern Bulgaria

The town of Saedinenie near Plovdiv announced state of emergency after torrential rains fell down Sunday night.

Society » Environment | July 26, 2010, Monday // 17:03 | Viewed: 2113

Danube Level Declines Drastically in Bulgarian Section

The level of the Danube River near Bulgaria's Ruse has declined by 5 meters in 20 days.

Society » Environment | July 26, 2010, Monday // 10:16 | Viewed: 1550

Bulgarian President Celebrates Son's Wedding

Bulgaria's first couple celebrated Sunday afternoon the wedding of their elder son.

Society | July 26, 2010, Monday // 06:35 | Viewed: 2910

Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Wealthy Prehistoric Settlement

Bulgarian archaeologists have found what has been described as a "wealthy" 8000-year-old town close to the Danube city of Ruse.

Society » Archaeology | July 25, 2010, Sunday // 18:32 | Viewed: 6207

Bulgaria Anticipates Anxiously UNESCO Decisions on World Heritage

The Bulgarian authorities and society are anxious about the results of a UNESCO meeting taking place in Brazil's capital Brasilia which could have important impact on the status of the country's recognized World Heritage sites.

Society » Culture | July 25, 2010, Sunday // 17:03 | Viewed: 2583

Most of Bulgaria Declares Alert over Torrential Rains

A total of 17 of the 28 Bulgarian districts have declared a third-degree alert order because of the forecasts for torrential rains and thunderstorms.

Society » Environment | July 25, 2010, Sunday // 11:28 | Viewed: 2327

Angry Imams Curse Bulgarian Leadership

The Bulgarian police have prevented about 100 imams from blockading a major in Southwestern Bulgaria in protest against the reinstatement of Nedim Gendzhev as Chief Mufti.

Society | July 23, 2010, Friday // 20:02 | Viewed: 2573

Bulgarian Muslims to Block Sofia-Thessaloniki Road in Protest

More than 150 Imams and Muslims are expected to block the main road E79 as a protest against the reinstatement of Nedim Gendzhev as the Muslim religious leader in Bulgaria.

Society | July 23, 2010, Friday // 17:52 | Viewed: 3519

Sofia's Spartak Swimming Pool Awaits Seizure by Bulgarian Police

Uncertainty about its future hovers around Sofia's Spartak swimming pool a day before it is to be handed to the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior Saturday, reported the Bulgarian National Radio.

Society | July 23, 2010, Friday // 16:27 | Viewed: 6820

Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Critically Ill in Paris Hospital

Jazz legend Al Jarreau has been admitted in a "critical" condition to a French hospital after falling ill just before he was due to go on stage, health officials said.

Society » Culture | July 23, 2010, Friday // 15:43 | Viewed: 2443
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