Bulgaria Celebrates St. Elijah's Day

Bulgaria marks on July 20 Ilinden - the Day of St. Elijah or Iliya and the Name Day of Iliya, Iliyan and Iliyana.

Society | July 20, 2010, Tuesday // 10:26 | Viewed: 2162

Bulgaria to Up Retirement Requirement, Trade Unions Wrathful

The retirement requirement for work experience in Bulgaria is to be raised with 3 years, according to amendments to the Social Security Code proposed Monday by Bulgaria's National Social Security Institute.

Society | July 19, 2010, Monday // 20:42 | Viewed: 1793

Bulgaria's Plovdiv, Ruse Protest Local Operas Cut

Municipal authorities in Bulgarian cities of Plovdiv and Russe have stood Monday in support of local operas and philharmonic societies, which are facing a cut-down as a part of reforms advanced by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.

Society » Culture | July 19, 2010, Monday // 17:59 | Viewed: 2356

Bulgaria's Latest TV Series to Air in Turkey

The latest Bulgarian TV series "Staklen Dom" ("The Glass House") will air in Turkey from July 25.

Society | July 19, 2010, Monday // 17:42 | Viewed: 2988

Closure Looms for Bulgaria's Polluting Thermal Plants

All Thermal Power Plants (TPP) in Bulgaria that pollute the environment will be closed by the end of 2012, Eco Minister, Nona Kardzhova, informs Monday.

Society » Environment | July 19, 2010, Monday // 17:21 | Viewed: 1726

1 Million Bulgarians Enjoy New Biometric ID Cards

More than 1 million Bulgarians have already received their new biometric data passports.

Society | July 19, 2010, Monday // 16:41 | Viewed: 3491

Bulgarian Minister: Early Education Prevents School Dropout

Bulgaria's Minister of Education, Sergey Ignatov, informed Monday that he is starting negotiations with the EU to provide funds for salaries of preschool teachers.

Society » Education | July 19, 2010, Monday // 13:13 | Viewed: 1687

Bulgarian Traffic Police Sanction 1 Million Yearly

The Bulgarian traffic police have announced that they have established more than 1 million violations on the road per year.

Society | July 19, 2010, Monday // 12:04 | Viewed: 1619

Bulgarians Protest against Arrest of Alleged Neo-Nazi Attackers

About 200 people gathered Sunday for a protest procession against the arrest of six alleged "neo-Nazi" who have been arrested for attacking youngsters in a tram in the Bulgarian capital.

Society | July 18, 2010, Sunday // 19:58 | Viewed: 2734

Labor Minister Finds Minors Working in Bulgaria's Burgas

Under aged people are working in public places in the Bulgarian city of Burgas, the city's municipality has announced.

Society | July 18, 2010, Sunday // 17:42 | Viewed: 1682

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Bulgaria

Ecumenical Patriarch and Archbishop of Constantinople Bartholomew I is on an official visit to Bulgaria this weekend to meet Bulgarian believers and official leaders.

Society » Culture | July 18, 2010, Sunday // 15:17 | Viewed: 8656

Greece Wildfire Restrained - Report

The great forest fire that broke out Saturday evening north-east of the Greek capital Athens has been restrained, report local firefighing authorities.

Society » Environment | July 18, 2010, Sunday // 14:23 | Viewed: 1955

Bulgaria Celebrates Life of National Hero Vassil Levski

Bulgarians are celebrating Sunday the 173th anniversary of the birth of Vassil Levski - the fighter for national and civic freedom who holds central place in Bulgarian historical consciousness - with a number of events throughout the country.

Society | July 18, 2010, Sunday // 10:40 | Viewed: 3332

Bulgarian Orthodox Honor St Marina

The Orthodox world, including the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, mark Saturday the Day of Saint Marina.

Society » Culture | July 17, 2010, Saturday // 12:55 | Viewed: 2327

Culture Events Held at Bulgaria-Greece Border

A temporary cross border point is open Saturday on the Bulgarian-Greece border, near the Bulgarian village of Slaveevo.

Society » Culture | July 17, 2010, Saturday // 10:07 | Viewed: 2693

Illegal Extraction Pollutes Bulgarian Nature Park - Report

Illegal extraction of sand and other raw materials for construction is polluting Bulgaria Strandzha Nature Park, alerted park authorities quoted by Bulgarian daily Dnevnik.

Society » Environment | July 16, 2010, Friday // 20:28 | Viewed: 4508

Bulgarian Theaters Indignant at Looming 'Reform'

A number of representatives of Bulgarian theaters have voiced staunch opposition to proposed reforms on the part of Bulgarian Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov.

Society » Culture | July 16, 2010, Friday // 19:10 | Viewed: 2585

Bulgarian Eco Ministry Stops Controversial Ski Lift Repair

The Bulgarian Ministry of Environment announced Friday that it has enforced a halting of all repair activities on the controversial repair of a ski lift in Bulgarian ski resort Bansko.

Society » Environment | July 16, 2010, Friday // 18:15 | Viewed: 2717

Sofia Hosts Traditional Balkan Foods Forum

Villagers from Cherni Vit, presenting their unique green cheese, are among 160 participants that gathered Friday in Sofia for Terra Madre Balkans, an event devoted to traditional food from across the region of the Balkans.

Society » Culture | July 16, 2010, Friday // 15:23 | Viewed: 4510

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister: Turkish NGO Poll Not Threatening

The Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has announced that the survey by the organization of Bulgarian immigrants in Turkey, "Bulturk", has not been conducted yet.

Society | July 16, 2010, Friday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1626

New Bulgarian Bestseller Intrigues Politicians, Intellectuals

The premiere of the latest novel by Bulgarian author, Dimitar Nedkov, "The Bulgarian's Sign," gathered over 200 of Sofia's intellectuals at the National Palace of Culture, eager to learn more about the intriguing plot.

Society » Culture | July 16, 2010, Friday // 13:22 | Viewed: 4028
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