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Bulgarian Education Minister Annuls Middle School State Exams

Bulgarian students in grades five and six will no longer undergo State-administered exams at the end of the school year, per an order of Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov.

Society » Education | September 15, 2010, Wednesday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1506

School Year 2010-2011 Kicks off in Bulgaria

September 15 is the traditional first school day for primary and secondary schools in Bulgaria and Wednesday marks the start of school year 2010-2011.

Society » Education | September 15, 2010, Wednesday // 08:18 | Viewed: 2248

Bulgarian Health Minister Sacks Director of Varna Hospital

The member of the Board of Directors of the Varna hospital "St. Marina," Krasimir Ivanov, has been released from his duties by an order of Health Minister, Anna-Maria Borisova.

Society | September 14, 2010, Tuesday // 18:01 | Viewed: 3063

Bulgarian PM Appoints Deputy Education Minister

Milena Damyanova was named Tuesday Bulgaria's new Deputy Minister of Education, appointed with an order of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

Society » Education | September 14, 2010, Tuesday // 16:42 | Viewed: 2071

Holy Cross Day Spells End of Summer in Bulgaria

Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria celebrate the day of the Holy Cross on September 14, which is said to spell the end of the summer and the settling of the autumn.

Society | September 14, 2010, Tuesday // 07:49 | Viewed: 1384

Bulgarian Firemen Celebrate Professional Holiday

Bulgaria's firemen mark their professional holiday on September 14.

Society | September 14, 2010, Tuesday // 07:30 | Viewed: 1291

Another Death from West Nile Virus in Romania

The West Nile virus has taken its third victim in Romania, the country's Health Ministry has announced.

Society » Health | September 13, 2010, Monday // 14:09 | Viewed: 2577

Bulgarian Designer to Gather Politicians at Fashion Show

A fashion show of the popular Bulgarian designer Zheni Zhivkova is expected to gather the political elite from the country, as well as representatives of diplomatic missions.

Society » Culture | September 13, 2010, Monday // 13:48 | Viewed: 2423

World Bank: Bulgaria Can Have Top Education in SE Europe

Bulgaria has all chances to become the leader in education in Southeastern Europe, according to Alberto Rodriguez, Senior Education Specialist with the World Bank, cited by Darik radio.

Society » Education | September 13, 2010, Monday // 12:44 | Viewed: 1867

Irish Couples to Adopt from Bulgaria Too - Report

Irish couples will be able to adopt children from Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand through administrative agreements being discussed by the Adoption Board under the new Adoption Act, The Irish Times has learned.

Society | September 13, 2010, Monday // 11:31 | Viewed: 3497

Bulgaria Fourth Highest Lottery Jackpot Hit

One of the countless candidate millionaires, who bade for the fourth highest state lottery jackpot ever in Bulgaria, hit the right numbers Sunday evening and pocketed BGN 4 855 307.

Society | September 13, 2010, Monday // 09:10 | Viewed: 1838

Bessarabia Bulgarians Plan 1st National Fair in Sofia

Bulgarians from Bessarabia, the historic region of today's Moldova and southwest Ukraine containing a large Bulgarian community, are going to hold their first "National Fair" in Sofia.

Society | September 12, 2010, Sunday // 14:53 | Viewed: 3018

Press Slams Bulgarian Officials for Hanging Out at Shanghai Expo

A large number of Bulgarian government officials have visited their country's pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010 getting much criticism by local Bulgarian press for spending state money on trips.

Society | September 12, 2010, Sunday // 11:55 | Viewed: 1968

Minister Assures of Robustness of Bulgarian Buildings against Earthquakes

Buildings in Bulgaria are fit to withstand an earthquake with a magnitude of up to 7.5 on the Richter scale, according to Regional Development Minister Rosen Plevneliev.

Society | September 12, 2010, Sunday // 11:28 | Viewed: 1813

Bulgaria Celebrates 120th Years of Opera Tradition

Bulgaria is set to mark the 120th anniversary since the establishment of operatic art in the country with a series of events.

Society » Culture | September 12, 2010, Sunday // 10:43 | Viewed: 2056

Light Earthquake in Bulgaria-Greece Border Region

An earthquake with magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter scale shook a region along the central section of the border between Bulgaria an Greece overnight.

Society » Environment | September 12, 2010, Sunday // 10:11 | Viewed: 1748

Pharma Association: Bulgarians Pay Big for Medicines

Bulgarians are paying too much for their medicines, stated Saturday representatives of the Bulgarian Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.

Society » Health | September 11, 2010, Saturday // 19:35 | Viewed: 4056

Bulgarian Neo-Nazis to Rally under Anti-Communist Guise

Bulgarian Neo-Nazis are organizing a rally Saturday evening in downtown Sofia under the seemly guise of a commemoration for the victims of the communist regime in Bulgaria.

Society | September 11, 2010, Saturday // 14:03 | Viewed: 11417

Bulgarian Karakachani Gather for National Convention

Members of the Karakachani community in Bulgaria are convening for their 19th national get-together Saturday in Karandila nearby Sliven.

Society | September 11, 2010, Saturday // 10:58 | Viewed: 3237

Bulgarian Gay Rights Activists Insist on Prosecutor's Apology

Bulgarian gay rights youth NGO "LGBT in Action" has appealed to the Supreme Judicial Council in order to receive an apology from a notorious prosecutor involved in anti-gay policies.

Society | September 10, 2010, Friday // 15:52 | Viewed: 2571

Calm Urged as Quake Rattles Homes and Nerves in Sofia

Bulgarian seismologists have called for patience and calm after a 3.5 magnitude earthquake shook the capital Sofia on Friday, throwing many people into panic.

Society » Environment | September 10, 2010, Friday // 13:13 | Viewed: 2909
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