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Light Tremor Shakes Southeastern Bulgaria

A light earthquake with a 1.9 magnitude on the Richter scale was registered on the territory of Bulgaria Monday morning.

Society » Environment | June 28, 2010, Monday // 09:44 | Viewed: 1815

Bulgarian Researchers, Helsinki Committee Lash out at Academy Reform

Researchers from a number of institutes of the Bulgaran Academy of Sciences (BAS) spoke out against reforms under way in the Academy at a press conference Sunday.

Society » Education | June 27, 2010, Sunday // 17:31 | Viewed: 1640

1 Dead, 7 Injured in Chain Crash in Bulgaria

One man has died and another seven have been injured in a heavy chain crash in Northern Bulgaria, near the village of Lukovit.

Society | June 27, 2010, Sunday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1817

Bulgaria Closes 7 Hotels, Restaurants along the Coast

Seven tourist sites along Bulgaria's Black Sea coast will be closed following the state body for consumer protection inspections at hotels, restaurants, and places of entertainment for violations of clients' rights.

Society | June 27, 2010, Sunday // 12:52 | Viewed: 2120

700 Rally for Bulgaria's 3rd Gay Parade, Police Foil Provocations

Bulgaria's 3rd annual gay parade "Sofia Pride" went without violent incidents largely thanks to the decisive actions of the 300 police officers guarding the rally.

Society | June 26, 2010, Saturday // 18:38 | Viewed: 5082

New Thracian Tomb Archaeology Complex Opens for Visitors in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's newest archaeological complex consisting of a tomb of an Ancient Thrace aristocrat and displaying a uniquely preserved Thracian chariot has been opened in the village of Karanovo Saturday.

Society » Archaeology | June 26, 2010, Saturday // 17:15 | Viewed: 17793

Bulgarian Bishop: Gay Parade Stands for Depravity, Shame

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is praying for the "repentance" and "sobering up" of the participants in the Sofia Pride gay parade, said Saturday in a sermon Plovdiv Bishop Nikolay.

Society | June 26, 2010, Saturday // 16:32 | Viewed: 4490

Anti-Gay Bulgarian Nationalists Want to Send 'All Queers to Uganda'

Around 100 Bulgarian nationalists have gathered to protest against the "Sofia Pride" gay parade Saturday.

Society | June 26, 2010, Saturday // 14:10 | Viewed: 5150

4th Bulgarian Art Festival 'Water Tower' Gathers International Artists

The fourth edition of the Bulgarian independent art festival "Water Tower" will take place at three different locations starting Saturday at the Water Tower in Sofia.

Society » Culture | June 26, 2010, Saturday // 11:46 | Viewed: 1935

3rd Annual Gay Parade Takes Place in Bulgaria

The third "Sofia Pride" gay parade will take place on Saturday under the motto "Love equality, embrace diversity".

Society | June 26, 2010, Saturday // 11:31 | Viewed: 2173

Bulgarian Man Survives Coma Caused by Shocking Blood Alcohol Content

The life of a Bulgarian man with a blood alcohol content of 0.566% was saved in the Pirogov Hospital in Sofia overnight.

Society | June 26, 2010, Saturday // 11:04 | Viewed: 2049

Bulgaria Moves 2011 Population Census Earlier

The census taking of the Bulgarian population will be performed in January 2011, instead of March 2011.

Society | June 26, 2010, Saturday // 10:29 | Viewed: 2678

Experts Predict Boom in Amphetamines Use in Bulgaria

Kids in Bulgaria are starting to take drugs at an increasingly lower age and are resorting to new types of narcotics, according to experts.

Society » Health | June 25, 2010, Friday // 19:26 | Viewed: 3071

Bulgarian Oncology Doctor Raises Alarm over Lack of Cancer Screening

Bulgaria is the only country in the EU that does not have a screening program for cancer, the Director of the National Oncology Hospital, Zdravka Valerianova announced.

Society » Health | June 25, 2010, Friday // 17:57 | Viewed: 2958

Bulgarian Anti-Gay Parade NGO Turns to Prosecution

One of the organizations who announced themselves against the "Sofia Pride" initiative has approached the Sofia's Prosecution's Office in a move to hinder Bulgaria's 3rd gay parade.

Society | June 25, 2010, Friday // 17:17 | Viewed: 2618

Bulgaria's 'Sofia Pride' Gay Parade Hopes for Best, Expects Worst

A day before the 3rd Sofia Pride gay parade, the organizers said they hope for a peaceful procession but are also prepared for potential incidents.

Society | June 25, 2010, Friday // 15:55 | Viewed: 5653

Bulgaria Snubs ECHR Ruling in Favor of Alternative Orthodox Church

The Bulgarian government refuses to pay compensations to the Inokentii synod, which has sued the country last year in the European Court of Human Rights, on charges of violated rights to religious freedom.

Society | June 25, 2010, Friday // 14:33 | Viewed: 1793

Bulgaria Social Security Institute Faces Swelling Budget Gap

Bulgaria's National Social Security Institute has voiced an alarm over the decreasing levels of collectability and the threat of a widening budget gap.

Society | June 25, 2010, Friday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1413

Bulgaria Marks Midsummer Day

Bulgarians celebrate on Thursday Midsummer Day, widely known as Enyovden, a holiday related to traditional beliefs about herbs and their healing power.

Society | June 24, 2010, Thursday // 07:34 | Viewed: 1098

Bulgarians, Greeks Feel Most Acutely Poverty in Europe

People in Bulgaria, France and Greece feel most acutely that poverty has increased in their country over the past year, shows a new Eurobarometer survey on social impacts of the economic crisis.

Society | June 23, 2010, Wednesday // 16:57 | Viewed: 2075

Bulgaria's Sofia, Plovdiv Suffer Worst Air Pollution in Europe

Bulgaria is experiencing excessive and permanent air pollution across its territory, with the amount of dust in the air exceeding all environmental standards, a survey by the Italian Statistics Institute shows.

Society » Environment | June 23, 2010, Wednesday // 13:59 | Viewed: 11854
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