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Bulgarian City Struggles as Councilors Play Farmville on Facebook

A scandal has erupted in the City Council of Bulgaria's Plovdiv as several councilors have been caught milking virtual cows on the Facebook application Farmville.

Society | March 19, 2010, Friday // 19:28 | Viewed: 36206

Oxbridge Educational Recruiters Make First Bulgaria Visit

Representatives of some of the world's largest universities are coming to Bulgaria to present their institutions, with Oxford and Cambridge making their debut visit.

Society » Education | March 19, 2010, Friday // 18:25 | Viewed: 2699

Bulgaria, Montenegro Prepare Culture Cooperation Agreement

Montenegro's Minister of Culture, Prof Branislav Micunovic heads a delegation that has arrived in the Bulgarian capital Sofia for a working visit.

Society » Culture | March 19, 2010, Friday // 13:36 | Viewed: 2354

Bulgarian Engineer Stands in Italian Regional Election

A Bulgarian lady is standing for election to the regional council of Lazio, Italy.

Society | March 19, 2010, Friday // 13:03 | Viewed: 2062

Bulgaria Anticipates Spring Solstice

Saturday evening Bulgaria will enter the March solstice hailing the coming of the astronomic springtime.

Society » Environment | March 19, 2010, Friday // 09:38 | Viewed: 1744

Bulgaria Jobless Rate Hits 10,26% in Feb

Bulgaria's unemployment rate has exceeded the threshold of 10%, which employers and economists consider to be a sign of an upcoming deterioration in the purchasing power and the labor market.

Society | March 18, 2010, Thursday // 18:23 | Viewed: 1519

Bulgaria Supreme Judges to Question Top Crime Boss

Judge Tsoni Tsonev, Head of the Ethics Commission of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) informed Thursday that the case "Panayot Genkov" has not been closed yet.

Society | March 18, 2010, Thursday // 16:17 | Viewed: 1768

Unions Slam Bulgaria Gender Inequality

The average salary of women in Bulgaria is currently 15,7% lower than that of men according to a Confederation of Independent Bulgarian Unions (KNSB) report.

Society | March 18, 2010, Thursday // 15:54 | Viewed: 3193

EU Puts Forward Divorce Rules for Bulgarians, Foreigners

The European Commission is expected next week to propose rules on divorce that would initially apply in only ten member states of the European Union, including Bulgaria, the online edition European Voice reported.

Society | March 18, 2010, Thursday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1984

Retirees from Bulgaria's Pernik Stand Firm behind President

The Retirees Union in the Bulgarian western city of Pernik begins Thursday the collection signatures in support of President, Georgi Parvanov, the Union's leader informs.

Society | March 17, 2010, Wednesday // 15:20 | Viewed: 1053

Economic Crisis Lowers Living Standard for 61% of Bulgarians

A large number of Bulgarians (61%) say their living standard has worsened in 2009, according to a poll conducted by the National Center for Study of Public Opinion (NZIOM).

Society | March 17, 2010, Wednesday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1493

Nation-wide Protests as Bulgaria Parliament Votes on GMO Act

Eight Bulgarian cities are staging protest rally Wednesday as the Parliament is expected to vote on final draft of the Genetically Modified Organisms Act later during the day.

Society | March 17, 2010, Wednesday // 08:31 | Viewed: 1864

Bulgaria Judge Refutes Colleague's Mafia Ties

Bulgarian judge Panayot Genkov and alleged mafia boss Angel Hristov never shared a table in a Sofia restaurant.

Society | March 17, 2010, Wednesday // 08:04 | Viewed: 1710

Sofia Metro Construction Stumbles upon Invaluable Archaeology Site

The construction of the second metro line in the Bulgarian capital Sofia has been stopped over the discovery of a unique archaeology site.

Society » Archaeology | March 16, 2010, Tuesday // 19:09 | Viewed: 10573

New Scandal Shakes Bulgaria Supreme Judiciary

The anti-corruption watchdog at the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) is going to question the magistrate from the Supreme Administrative Court, Panayot Genkov, over alleged ties with the underworld.

Society | March 16, 2010, Tuesday // 18:44 | Viewed: 2020

Bulgaria Reacts to Romanian Bird Flu Outbreak

Bulgaria's Minister of Agriculture has ordered the National Veterinary Service to monitor an outbreak of avian flu in neighboring Romania.

Society | March 16, 2010, Tuesday // 18:31 | Viewed: 2955

National Survey Shows 97% of Bulgarians Want GMO Ban

The vast majority of Bulgarians are against the proliferation of genetically modified organism (GMOs) in the country according to a recent survey.

Society | March 16, 2010, Tuesday // 14:40 | Viewed: 1927

World Bank: Bulgaria Has Most Aging Population in EU

Roughly one in five Bulgarians is over the age of 65, making Bulgaria the country with the most aging population in the EU, World Bank representative Florian Fichtl reported.

Society | March 16, 2010, Tuesday // 12:44 | Viewed: 2638

Bulgaria 2009 Unemployed Figure Shoots Up 19% y/y

National Statistical Institute data has shown that 238 000 Bulgarians were registered as unemployed in 2009.

Society | March 16, 2010, Tuesday // 12:07 | Viewed: 1434

Light Quake Shakes Antonovo in North Bulgaria

A 2,8 magnitude earthquake was registered Tuesday morning in North Central Bulgaria with its epicenter South of the Danube city of Ruse.

Society » Environment | March 16, 2010, Tuesday // 09:18 | Viewed: 2552

Bulgaria Transport Minister: 20 000 Driving Licenses Sold Yearly

Bulgaria Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov has stated that the official crackdown on driving test corruption will be successful.

Society | March 16, 2010, Tuesday // 09:04 | Viewed: 1871
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