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Wildfire near Sofia Fully Tamed on Day 7

The extinguishing of the wildfire that engulfed the Bistrishko Branishte natural reserve in the Vitosha Mountain near the Bulgarian capital Sofia is near conclusion on the 7th day of the effort.

Society » Environment | July 7, 2012, Saturday // 12:41 | Viewed: 840

Bulgarian Capital Anticipates Sofia Rocks Fest

The now-famous Sofia Rocks festival starts Saturday, gathering a string of heavyweights from the international rock scene.

Society » Culture | July 7, 2012, Saturday // 11:07 | Viewed: 2184

Dangerous Scorcher Pushes Mercury Up to 38C in Bulgaria

Code yellow has been declared for nearly entire Bulgaria for Saturday over the forecast of dangerous heat.

Society » Environment | July 7, 2012, Saturday // 10:35 | Viewed: 1692

Currency Exchange ATMs to Be Launched in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency (NRA) has announced amendments to an ordinance authorizing currency exchange outside banks and currency exchange offices.

Society | July 6, 2012, Friday // 20:47 | Viewed: 1534

Sofia Changes Venue of RHCP Gig over Weak Interest

Legendary rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will have its first ever gig in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on September 1 2012 staged at a hall, not a stadium.

Society » Culture | July 6, 2012, Friday // 16:07 | Viewed: 1607

Old Bulgarian Capital Marks 135 Years of Independence

The old capital of Veliko Tarnovo, located in central Bulgaria, marks Friday the 135th anniversary of its liberation from Ottoman rule with a number of festivities.

Society » Culture | July 6, 2012, Friday // 14:03 | Viewed: 1643

Bulgarian Local Mayor Involved in Hit-and-Run

The Mayor of the Yuzhen (Southern) district in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv, Pavlinka Katsarova, 51, a former Head of the Regional Education Inspectorate, has hit with her car two girls on a sidewalk and has then escaped on foot.

Society | July 6, 2012, Friday // 12:47 | Viewed: 952

Miracle of Bulgaria Vote Launched at Belogradchik Rocks

The official start of the national vote to select the Miracle of Bulgaria was given Friday in the town of Belogradchik.

Society » Culture | July 6, 2012, Friday // 12:08 | Viewed: 2230

Wildfire Taming Effort near Sofia Enters Day 6

The extinguishing of the wildfire that engulfed the Bistrishko Branishte natural reserve in the Vitosha Mountain near the Bulgarian capital Sofia entered its sixth day Friday.

Society » Environment | July 6, 2012, Friday // 11:29 | Viewed: 845

Bulgaria's Varna Rallies again to Protect Sea Garden

Scores of citizens and environmentalists rallied again Thursday evening in Bulgaria's Black Sea capital Varna with demands to ban all construction in one of the city's top landmarks, the beautiful Sea Garden.

Society » Environment | July 6, 2012, Friday // 09:20 | Viewed: 1429

17 Bulgarian Regions under Code Yellow over Scorching Heat

Code yellow has been declared for 17 Bulgarian regions for Friday over the forecast for dangerous heat.

Society » Environment | July 6, 2012, Friday // 08:47 | Viewed: 702

Thousands Rally in Sofia to Protect Vitosha Mountain

About 2 000 people gathered in downtown Sofia Thursday evening to rally against the notorious Vitosha Ski company, concessionaire of the ski lifts and other equipment in the nearby Vitosha mountain.

Society | July 6, 2012, Friday // 08:20 | Viewed: 1215

Steve Vai to Delight Bulgarian Fans in October

Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai is to have a concert in Bulgarian capital Sofia's National Palace of Culture on October 31, according to Sofia Music Enterprises.

Society » Culture | July 5, 2012, Thursday // 17:06 | Viewed: 1412

State Budget Use of Insurance Funds Ruled Illegal in Bulgaria

Redirecting health insurance funds to the State budget violates the Constitution of Bulgaria, the Constitutional Court has ruled.

Society » Health | July 5, 2012, Thursday // 15:25 | Viewed: 1095

Dangerous Scorcher Pushes Mercury Up to 38C in Bulgaria

Code yellow has been declared for 20 Bulgarian regions for Thursday over the forecast for dangerous heat.

Society » Environment | July 5, 2012, Thursday // 14:18 | Viewed: 964

Bulgaria PM Declares Vitosha Wildfire 'Under Control'

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov and Defense Minister Anyu Angelov  arrived Thursday at the site of fire in Bulgaria's Vitosha Mountain to declare the blaze "under control" in front of cameras and journalists.

Society » Environment | July 5, 2012, Thursday // 12:37 | Viewed: 1510

Bulgaria's Varna Sees Mass Rallies against Park Construction

Protest rallies of citizens and environmentalists are shacking Bulgaria's Black Sea capital Varna with demands to ban all construction in one of the city's top landmarks, the beautiful Sea Garden.

Society » Environment | July 5, 2012, Thursday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1726

Bulgarian Scientists Bring to Sofia Elusive Higgs Boson

A team of 30 Bulgarian CERN scientists, who took part in what may prove to be the biggest scientific discovery of the century - the elusive Higgs boson particle – are in Sofia to explain what that means and where to from here.

Society | July 5, 2012, Thursday // 08:26 | Viewed: 1239

Environmentalists Ask Sofia Mayor to Undo Privatization of Ski Lifts in Vitosha

Bulgarian environmental activists have urged Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova to terminate the privatization contract for the ski lifts in the Vitosha Mountain with the notorious Vitosha Ski company.

Society » Environment | July 4, 2012, Wednesday // 16:24 | Viewed: 1282

Bulgarian Wildfire Advancing towards Sofia, Greens Claim

The large-scale wildfire in the Vitosha Mountain near Sofia has not been contained, and is actually advancing towards the suburbs of the Bulgarian capital, according to the Bulgarian Greens.

Society » Environment | July 4, 2012, Wednesday // 15:21 | Viewed: 1472

Firefighting Operation in Bulgaria's Vitosha Well-Organized - Chief

Nikolay Nikolov, head of Bulgaria's Fire Brigade and Civil Protection Directorate, has rejected allegations that the efforts to put out the wildfire raging in the Vitosha Mountain since Sunday are chaotic.

Society » Environment | July 4, 2012, Wednesday // 13:44 | Viewed: 1508
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