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Ex Bulgarian Customs Official Warns of Staggering Contraband

There is a strong increase of cigarette and other excise goods contraband in Bulgaria, the former Deputy Director of the Customs Agency, Antoniy Strandzhev, warns.

Society | January 16, 2011, Sunday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1687

Bulgaria Braces for Strong Winds

Strong winds are expected across 19 Bulgarian regions Sunday as winter weather continues to be dynamic and warmer than usual.

Society » Environment | January 16, 2011, Sunday // 10:08 | Viewed: 1500

2000 Mummers Gather for Kukeri Festival in Southwest Bulgaria

The small southwestern town of Simitli hosted Saturday a huge festival of "kukeri", or mummers, a beloved Bulgarian folklore tradition with roots from Ancient Thrace.

Society » Culture | January 15, 2011, Saturday // 20:21 | Viewed: 8629

Bulgarian Imams Rally to Seal Off Chief Mufti's Office Building

Some 20 imams from around Bulgaria have gathered around the building of the Chief Mufti's Office in Sofia to prevent the current Chief Mufti Nedim Gendzhev from entering the building.

Society | January 15, 2011, Saturday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1890

Second Light Earthquake in Southern Bulgaria within 15 Hours

A minor earthquake with a magnitude of 3 on the Richter scale was registered close to the city of Plovdiv in Southern Bulgaria on Friday.

Society » Environment | January 14, 2011, Friday // 19:13 | Viewed: 1687

Freedom House: Bulgaria Is Free Country

Bulgaria, along with the other EU Member States has been designated as "free" on the so-called "Freedom Map," included in the annual assessment of the Washington DC-based research institute Freedom House. 

Society | January 14, 2011, Friday // 11:40 | Viewed: 1509

Bulgaria to Make Another Push for '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) turned down the proposal last year.

Society | January 14, 2011, Friday // 11:20 | Viewed: 4223

Light Tremor Shakes Southeastern Bulgaria

A light earthquake, measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale, was registered on the territory of Bulgaria in the early hours of Friday.

Society » Environment | January 14, 2011, Friday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1513

Bulgaria Roma Usher in New Year with Heart-Wrenching Songs, Pageants

The Roma minority in Bulgaria are celebrating on Friday the Roma New Year also known as Vassilitsa, the Day of Vassil (Basil) or Bango Vassili (the Lame Basil).

Society » Culture | January 14, 2011, Friday // 08:20 | Viewed: 2499

Over Half of Bulgarians Exposed to Harmful Air Dust

About 57% of the Bulgarian population is exposed to levels of fine dust exceeding the norm, according to a report of the European Environment Agency.

Society » Environment | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 18:19 | Viewed: 2374

Bulgaria Has Worst Waste Management in Europe

Bulgaria is ranked last in Europe on the waste management criteria, the Bulgarian Minister of Environment Nora Karadzhova has announced.

Society » Environment | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 18:07 | Viewed: 2732

Sea Water near Bulgaria's Varna Turns Red

Pollution from an unidentified source has turned the sea water near the port of the Black Sea city of Varna red Thursday.

Society » Environment | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 17:52 | Viewed: 3555

FMD to Cost Bulgaria BGN 1M

Some BGN 1 M is the initially estimated cost of the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Bulgaria.

Society | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 16:55 | Viewed: 1383

Bulgarian Roma Prepare for New Year's Eve

All Roma groups in Bulgaria are preparing to celebrate on January 14 the Roma New Year also known as Vassilitsa, the Day of Vassil (Basil) or Bango Vassili (the Lame Basil).

Society » Culture | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 15:33 | Viewed: 2486

Bulgarian PM Borisov Spares No Promises to Society - NGO

The Prime Minister Boyko Borisov ranks first among Bulgarian politicians in number of promises, made to the society, according to the Bulgarian website politikat.

Society | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1858

Bulgarian Health Ministry Launches 'Healthy' Bread Probe

Bulgaria's Health Ministry is launching a large-scale check of breads sold in the country with labels "diet" and "healthy.

Society » Health | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 15:03 | Viewed: 1813

Bulgaria Celebrates Cinema Day, Movie Theaters Skip

As Wednesday marks the day of Bulgarian cinema, no Bulgarian movies are being shown in the country's biggest theaters.

Society » Culture | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1860

Appellant in Bulgarian Train Fire Case Requests New Expertise

A new fire and technical expertise was requested Thursday in the Court of Appeals in the Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo for the case of the tragedy in the Sofia-Kardam night train.

Society | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 12:12 | Viewed: 2434

Nature: Bulgarian Scientists Face Bleak Future

Bulgarian scientists face a bleak future, while Romanians' prospects improve, according to Nature, one of the world's most prestigious scientific journals.

Society | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 10:22 | Viewed: 1679

Free Retro Tram Rides to Entertain Sofia Residents

Two retro trams will take for free rides passengers in Sofia as a celebration of the 110th anniversary of the vehicles in the Bulgarian capital, the Sofia Public Electrical Transport company JSC has announced.

Society | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 08:52 | Viewed: 3684

Bulgarian Appeals Court to Hear Case of Fatal Train Fire

The Court of Appeals in the Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo will hear Thursday the case for the tragedy in the Sofia-Kardam night train in February 2008, the Bulgarian private TV channel bTV reported.

Society | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 08:27 | Viewed: 1184
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