Winning 'Bulgarian Louvre' Project Shrouded in Mystery

Even though the authorities have revealed the name of the architect picked to construct the "Bulgarian Louvre" Museum in Sofia, no information whatsoever about the winning project has been made available.

Society » Culture | September 17, 2010, Friday // 16:59 | Viewed: 2750

New York-Based Architect Picked to Design Bulgarian Louvre

Yanko Apostolov, a Bulgarian architect, living in New York, has been selected as winner in the public tender for the new museum complex in the capital Sofia, known as the Bulgarian Louvre, the culture ministry announced.

Society » Culture | September 17, 2010, Friday // 16:02 | Viewed: 6606

Bulgarian Hospitals to Receive Additional Funding

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has announced it will provide BGN 80 M for hospitals every month until the end of the year.

Society » Health | September 17, 2010, Friday // 14:40 | Viewed: 1516

Berlin Awards Bulgarian-Born Artist Christo

Bulgarian-born artist Christo sprang a nice surprise in Berlin when he turned up at the Goldene Henne Media Awards ceremony at the Friedrichstadt Palace.

Society » Culture | September 17, 2010, Friday // 14:21 | Viewed: 2669

Roma Tensions Escalate in Bulgaria's Yambol

The authorities will begin installing a fence around the notorious apartment building 20 in the "Rayna Knyaginya" district of the southern city of Yambol.

Society | September 17, 2010, Friday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1972

Bulgarian Doctors to Decide on Protest

The Bulgarian Doctors' Union is expected to have an emergency meeting Friday to decide how to protest against the government.

Society » Health | September 17, 2010, Friday // 09:25 | Viewed: 1478

Bulgarian Grabs Triumph Lingerie Design Award

Bulgarian Nikolay Bozhilov became the winner of this year's global final of the Triumph Inspiration Award with the design "Morphology".

Society | September 17, 2010, Friday // 08:34 | Viewed: 2600

Bulgaria's Capital Celebrates St. Sofia Day

Bulgaria's capital celebrates Friday St. Sofia Day - the date when the Orthodox world pays homage to the Holy Martyrs Sofia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love.

Society | September 17, 2010, Friday // 08:18 | Viewed: 4899

Strasbourg Court Issues Second Ruling in Favor of Bulgaria's Alternative Synod

The Strasbourg European Court of Human Rights mandated that Bulgaria must pay EUR 50,000 damages to the so-called 'alternative' or 'Inokentii' church synod.

Society | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 17:00 | Viewed: 2341

Bulgarian History Museum Reveals Early Christian Tombs

The Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov has stated that the early Christian tombs from the necropolis of the ancient Roman city of Serdica, which is today's Sofia, are a new tourist attraction.

Society » Archaeology | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 14:02 | Viewed: 2667

Sofia Imposes Stricter Monitoring of Illegal Driving

The Sofia City Hall and the traffic police are launching a trial camera monitoring in an attempt to eliminate the problem with drivers who park illegally on public transportation stops.

Society | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 13:27 | Viewed: 1537

Bulgarian Wine Mundial Todoroff 2010 Presents Last Events

The last events for the year of the first edition of the Wine Fest Todoroff 2010 will be held September 17-19.

Society | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 13:12 | Viewed: 1359

3 More Bulgarian Stats Experts Sacked over Ethnic Blunder

The Director of Bulgaria's National Statistics Institute (NSI), Mariana Kotseva, fired the head of the "Demographic and Social Statistics" Directorate, a department head within the latter and an expert.

Society | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1338

40% Bulgarians Do Not Approve of Euro - Survey

A little more than 40% of the Bulgarians think that the introduction of the euro would be bad for the country's economy, a poll showed.

Society | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 12:41 | Viewed: 1511

Bulgarian MPs Divided on Preschool Education Act

The Bulgarian Members of the Parliament failed to reach an agreement on the Education Act, just one day after the official start of the school year.

Society » Education | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 11:55 | Viewed: 1471

Roma Unrest Reported in Bulgaria's Yambol

The Mayor of the Bulgarian southern city of Yambol, Georgi Slavov, issued an order declaring an emergency situation in the city over Roma unrest.

Society | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 09:50 | Viewed: 2925

Bulgarian Labor Unions Launch Protest Campaign

Bulgaria's labor union Confederation of Bulgarian Independent Syndicates, KNSB, campaign against the proposals for amendments to the Social Insurance Act is given a start Thursday.

Society | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 08:17 | Viewed: 1392

57% Romanians Have 'Very Bad' Opinion of Roma - Survey

Many Romanian citizens have condemned France's expulsion of Bulgarian and Romanian Roma to their homelands and have expressed concerns about the safety of their families, a poll showed.

Society | September 15, 2010, Wednesday // 20:04 | Viewed: 1833

Bulgaria Keeps the Faith over 'бг' Cyrillic Web Domain

Bulgaria will push ahead with its efforts to get a domain name in Cyrillic with a "бг" suffix approved even though the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) already turned down the proposal.

Society | September 15, 2010, Wednesday // 18:21 | Viewed: 2948

Bulgarian Culture Festival to Take Over London in November

A major festival of the Bulgarian culture will be held in London in November.

Society » Culture | September 15, 2010, Wednesday // 17:35 | Viewed: 2032

Bulgarian Labor Union Leader Dies at 62

Dr. Zhelyazko Hristov, President of Bulgaria's labor union Confederation of Bulgarian Independent Syndicates, KNSB, has passed away.

Society » Obituaries | September 15, 2010, Wednesday // 14:37 | Viewed: 2270
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