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Bulgaria to Restrict Tobacco Products Advertising

Advertisement of tobacco products in Bulgaria will be strongly restricted, according to the new National Program for Limiting Smoking in 2011-2015, prepared by the Health Ministry.

Society » Health | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 13:52 | Viewed: 3598

Bulgaria Last in EU Recycling, Composting

Bulgaria is the only EU member state which neither recycles nor composts any of its municipal waste, according to Eurostat data for 2009 published Tuesday.

Society | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 12:34 | Viewed: 2376

Eastern Bulgaria under Gusty Wind Warning

The three eastern Bulgarian regions of Varna, Dobrich and Burgas remain under code orange Tuesday over strong winds deemed potentially dangerous for people.

Society » Environment | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 1965

Bulgarian Medics Freed from Libya to Inspire Hollywood Movie

The dramatic story of the 6 Bulgarian medics who were tortured by the Libyan regime to confess having deliberately infected 400 children with HIV will enter the movie screen, Hollywood producers have confirmed.

Society » Culture | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 11:43 | Viewed: 2416

Sofia Mayor: Stray Dogs Problem Solvable in 2-3 Years

The problem with stray dogs could be solved in 2-3 years, but only if measures are implemented in all Bulgarian municipalities, according to the mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova.

Society | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 11:18 | Viewed: 2672

Bulgaria Celebrates International Women's Day

Bulgarian women celebrate International Women's Day – a holiday that celebrates ladies' economic, political and social achievements.

Society | March 8, 2011, Tuesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 2310

BGN 50 M for Bulgarian Patients Spent on Salaries 2006-2009

Nearly BGN 50 M, provided for expensive and life-saving medicines for treatment of cancer and other serious diseases, have not reached the patients, but were used for other purposes, showed a check by the Bulgarian National Audit Office.

Society » Health | March 7, 2011, Monday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1983

'Fatal' Bulgarian Actress Paid EUR 100 000 for Stay in Venice Hotel

Bulgarian-born scandalous actress Michelle Bonev stayed in Venice's luxurious Cipriani hotel for as much as EUR 97 000 together with two other guests back in September 2010.

Society | March 7, 2011, Monday // 12:47 | Viewed: 2985

Christo Endorses 'Bulgarian Louvre' Project

Christo Yavashev-Christo, the world renown avant-guard artist, will donate several of his works to the future Bulgarian national museum complex in downtown, nicknamed 'the Bulgarian Louvre'.

Society » Culture | March 7, 2011, Monday // 12:00 | Viewed: 4386

Novinite.com to Award EU Commissioner Georgieva at Its 10th Birthday

Bulgaria's largest English-language media Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) is celebrating its 10th birthday at a special event in Sofia on Monday with EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva being an honorary guest.

Society | March 6, 2011, Sunday // 20:11 | Viewed: 1829

Icy Winds to Blast Bulgaria as Winter Comes Back

The national weather service has declared code orange for dangerous weather due to winds expected to blast eastern Bulgaria Monday.

Society » Environment | March 6, 2011, Sunday // 19:54 | Viewed: 3156

Winter Musters Comeback to Bulgaria

Temperatures will drop considerably Sunday evening and overnight over the whole of Bulgaria, setting the stage for a comeback of winter after a stint of warm days.

Society » Environment | March 6, 2011, Sunday // 14:52 | Viewed: 2060

Bulgarians Say Sorry on Forgiveness Day

Bulgarians observe Sunday a self-styled traditional 'Forgiveness Day' on which everyone asks everyone to forgive his or her misdeeds over the passed year.

Society | March 6, 2011, Sunday // 12:12 | Viewed: 9587

Bulgaria Detains 8 Random Aliens Trying to Enter from Turkey

Bulgarian border authorities have detained overnight eight persons attempting to illegally enter the country from Turkey in three separate cases.

Society | March 6, 2011, Sunday // 11:32 | Viewed: 2087

Thousands Flock to Bulgaria's Rhodope for Rite of Spring

The tiny Rhodope Mountains village of Shiroka Laka in southern Bulgaria expects some 6,000 guests for its traditional Kukeri dance Sunday.

Society » Culture | March 6, 2011, Sunday // 11:06 | Viewed: 1996

WHO Ranks Bulgaria 30th in Europe by Use of Alcohol

Bulgaria ranks 30th in Europe by alcohol consumption, according to a study of the World Health Organization (WHO), cited by Darik radio.

Society » Health | March 5, 2011, Saturday // 14:06 | Viewed: 3033

Census Data Keeps Plovdiv as Bulgaria's 2nd Largest City

According to preliminary data from the Census, carried out in Bulgaria in February, Plovdiv keeps its place as the second largest city in Bulgaria, beating the Black Sea capital Varna by nearly 19 000 residents.

Society | March 5, 2011, Saturday // 13:21 | Viewed: 2728

Sofia Film Fest Opens with Oscar Hit 'Black Swan'

The 15th anniversary edition of the Sofia Film Fest opened Friday evening at the National Palace of Culture in downtown Sofia.

Society » Culture | March 5, 2011, Saturday // 12:51 | Viewed: 3828

Humboldt Penguins Feel at Home in Sofia's Zoo

The eight Humboldt penguins which are housed in the Sofia Zoo for the third day now, are adapting normally and are in great condition.

Society » Environment | March 5, 2011, Saturday // 12:17 | Viewed: 3578

Chicago Expats Celebrate Bulgarian National Holiday, Announce Event of Year

The Bulgarian national flag has been once again hoisted in downtown Chicago to mark Bulgaria's National Holiday, March 3.

Society | March 5, 2011, Saturday // 10:56 | Viewed: 4001

Missing Bulgarian Para-Pilot Found Alive, Healthy in Nepal

Bulgarian paragliding pilot Kamen Kumanov, who has been missing since Monday in Nepal, was found alive and healthy on Friday by local military.

Society | March 4, 2011, Friday // 18:04 | Viewed: 2785
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