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Bulgaria's Greatest Mosque Vandalized

The greatest mosque in Bulgaria, Shumen's Tombul Cami, was vandalized overnight, it was reported Thursday.

Society | August 26, 2010, Thursday // 15:08 | Viewed: 3284

Scandal Breaks upon Deported Roma Arrival in Bulgaria's Varna

A taxi cab driver stirred a huge scandal Thursday at the airport in Bulgaria's Black Sea capital Varna by accusing a Roma family of stealing his wallet.

Society | August 26, 2010, Thursday // 13:59 | Viewed: 2577

Education Minister: Bulgaria in Dire Need of Reform

Bulgaria urgently needs a fundamental reform in higher education and science, Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov, said Thursday.

Society » Education | August 26, 2010, Thursday // 13:30 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgarian Doctors Ready for Countrywide Strike

All medical professionals in Bulgaria are getting ready to go on strike in mid-September, the Chair of the Bulgarian Doctors' Union, Tsvetan Raychinov, informs.

Society » Health | August 26, 2010, Thursday // 10:46 | Viewed: 1576

Bulgarian Archeologists Uncover Trojan War Burial Sites

A burial site with three funeral mounds is researched by Bulgarian archeologists near the southern city of Yambol.

Society » Archaeology | August 26, 2010, Thursday // 10:18 | Viewed: 3801

Sofia Chief Architect Denies Plans to Destroy Protected Area

Petar Dikov, the chief architect of Sofia, has denied reports of plans to finance the construction of a summer village, threatening a unique spot on the Bulgarian coast, the site of Irakli.

Society » Environment | August 25, 2010, Wednesday // 16:52 | Viewed: 2005

US Republican Party to Honor Bulgarian Doctor

The Chair of the Americans of Bulgarian Descent Federation (ABDF), Rumen Hitchev, was the first Bulgarian in the US history to receive Order of Merit form the US Republican National Committee.

Society | August 25, 2010, Wednesday // 16:39 | Viewed: 2166

Bulgarian Police to Check Meat Products for Violations

The Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov has announced the beginning of a new police operation, which will check whether meat producers use raw materials intended for disposal.

Society » Health | August 25, 2010, Wednesday // 15:47 | Viewed: 2345

Bulgaria Govt Case for John the Baptist Relics Dealt Heavy Blow

A German historian has denied his comments on the relics recently unearthed in Bulgaria and purported to be John the Baptist, were made on behalf of the Vatican, discrediting the euphoric government.

Society » Archaeology | August 25, 2010, Wednesday // 14:19 | Viewed: 3202

UK Expert on Bulgaria's John the Baptist Relicts: Saints Don't Have DNA Profiles

The relics, recently unearthed off Sozopol on Bulgaria's southern coast and purported to be John the Baptist, had been acquired by the island's early monastic settlers in the genuine belief they were holy, a British expert said.

Society » Archaeology | August 25, 2010, Wednesday // 13:43 | Viewed: 3425

Bulgaria's Sofia to Renovate Schools, Kindergartens

173 kindergartens and schools in the Bulgarian capital Sofia will be renovated by the fall, Sofia's Deputy Mayor for investments and construction, Irina Savina, has announced.

Society » Education | August 25, 2010, Wednesday // 12:44 | Viewed: 2269

Number of Bulgarian Passport Offices Report New Problems

The regional passport offices in the Bulgarian cities of Gabrovo, Razgrad and Ruse inform Wednesday they are experiencing serious problems with the issuing of the new biometric passports.

Society | August 25, 2010, Wednesday // 11:32 | Viewed: 3967

Greek Archaeologists Claim They Discovered Odysseus' Palace

Greek archaeologists have claimed they have found the palace of Odysseus during excavations on the Ithaca island in the Ionian Sea.

Society » Archaeology | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 16:24 | Viewed: 18792

Sofia University President: Bulgaria Doomed by Cabinet’s Education Policy

The rector of Sofia University Prof. Ivan Ilchev has expressed dim views of Bulgaria’s overall future should what he sees as non-commitment of the state to education continue.

Society » Education | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 16:17 | Viewed: 1909

Bulgaria to Perform Trial Online Census

The Bulgarian nation will undergo an online census for the first time in September 2010, the National Statistics Institute has announced.

Society | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 15:30 | Viewed: 1722

US-Funded Program Offers New Opportunities to Bulgaria's Youth

Bulgarian youth from around the country will have a new opportunity to develop computer and English language skills thanks to the launch of a new Educational Public-Private Partnership named "Pathways".

Society » Education | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1928

5 Dead, 116 Infected with West Nile Virus in Russia

Five people have died and at least 116 have been infected with the West Nile virus in Russia.

Society » Health | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 2316

Veterinary Service Confirms Anthrax Case in Northern Bulgaria

The Bulgarian National Veterinary-Medical Service confirmed Tuesday that the anthrax sample from the village of Brestovene was positive.

Society » Health | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 13:39 | Viewed: 3030

Bulgaria Late Banker Wife, Sofia Architect Eye Protected Area

The wife of a late Bulgarian top banker and Sofia chief architect plan to build a tourist complex on the beach of Irakli, a protected coastal area, which has turned over the last few years into an emblem of Bulgaria's nascent environmental movement.

Society » Environment | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 10:49 | Viewed: 2874

Bulgarian Eco Activists Clean up Seven Rila Lakes

Bulgarian environmental activists are launching on August 24 a cleanup of trash in the area of the famous Seven Lakes in the southwestern Bulgarian mountain of Rila, which will continue by the end of the week.

Society » Environment | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 08:27 | Viewed: 1556

Bulgarian Deputy PM Teaches Leadership to European Union of Jewish Students

Bulgaria's Interior Minister and Deputy PM Tsvetan Tsvetanov has opened the Summer University of the European Union of Jewish Students.

Society | August 23, 2010, Monday // 21:15 | Viewed: 1990
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