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Bulgarian Youths Study with Reluctance

Just 42% of Bulgarians aged 19-24 are interested in continuing and finishing their studies, according to official national statistics revealed Saturday.

Society » Education | May 12, 2012, Saturday // 10:34 | Viewed: 1268

Bulgarians to Rally against Full Smoking Ban Sunday

Tobacco-addicted Bulgarians will protest on Sunday against the ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces, due to be enforced as of June 1.

Society » Health | May 11, 2012, Friday // 12:06 | Viewed: 1919

Light Earthquake Registered in Bulgaria's Eastern Rhodope Mountains

A light earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 on the Richter scale has been registered 250 kilometers southeast of Sofia and 20 kilometers south of Krumovgrad, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center.

Society » Environment | May 11, 2012, Friday // 07:57 | Viewed: 1762

Bulgaria Shies Away from Smoking Ban in Open Public Spaces

Bulgaria's parliamentary health committee voted on Thursday against the proposed ban on smoking in open public spaces, such as stadiums and bus stations.

Society » Health | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 19:52 | Viewed: 1216

Report Offers Bad News for Bulgarian Moms

Bulgaria ranks 37th in the annual Save The Children State of the World's Mothers report, lagging behind Belarus, Romania and Serbia.

Society | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1327

Bulgaria Not Likely to Ban Smoking in Open Public Spaces

Bulgaria's ruling centrist-right GERB party has dropped its plan to propose a stricter smoking ban in the country by abolishing smoking in open public spaces, such as stadiums and bus stations.

Society » Health | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 10:20 | Viewed: 1441

Hundreds Protest Construction Plans in Bulgaria's Varna Sea Garden

Hundreds of residents of the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna have rallied to protest against construction plans of a powerful murky business group for the city's Sea Garden.

Society | May 9, 2012, Wednesday // 20:51 | Viewed: 2504

Days of Bulgarian Cinema in Rome to Feature Hit TV Series, Movies

Hit Bulgarian crime TV series "Pod Prikritie" (i.e. "Undercover") will be featured in the 2012 edition of the Days of Bulgarian Cinema in Rome, an annual film forum, the Bulgarian National Television announced.

Society » Culture | May 9, 2012, Wednesday // 16:23 | Viewed: 2805

Bulgaria's Villages with Zero Inhabitants Grow to 183

A little more than a year after the census carried out in February 2011, demographic data indicates that the number of villages with zero inhabitants has increased by two.

Society | May 8, 2012, Tuesday // 17:50 | Viewed: 2263

Bulgarian Policeman Breaks Down, Crashes Car, Takes Hostage

A Bulgarian police officer crashed his private car and took a hostage in a random turn of events apparently caused by a mental breakdown.

Society | May 8, 2012, Tuesday // 13:11 | Viewed: 1088

Soviet Army Monument Painted in Bulgarian National Colors

The monument of the Soviet Army in downtown Bulgarian capital Sofia "woke up" Tuesday morning painted once again, this time in the colors of the country's national flag – white, green and red.

Society | May 8, 2012, Tuesday // 12:13 | Viewed: 3281

Divers Stumble upon Bronze Statue in Bulgarian Black Sea

Two divers, father and son, from Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Burgas, found in the waters near the historical town of Sozopol an utterly intriguing statue.

Society » Archaeology | May 8, 2012, Tuesday // 11:50 | Viewed: 12427

Bulgaria's Villages Continue to Die Off

The number of Bulgarian villages with no inhabitants has grown by 2 during the last 10 months of 2011, strengthening the picture of a pervasive depopulation of Bulgaria's rural areas.

Society | May 8, 2012, Tuesday // 09:59 | Viewed: 1184

Code Yellow Declared for Half Bulgaria over Thunderstorms

A shifting weather bringing strong thunderstorms will set in Tuesday in large parts of Bulgaria, with the national weather service calling code yellow for potentially dangerous weather.

Society » Environment | May 8, 2012, Tuesday // 08:19 | Viewed: 1169

Bulgaria's Full Smoking Ban to Fuel Smuggling - Analyst

Bulgaria's organized crime will see their old favorite - illegal cigarette sales - boom after smoking is banned in all enclosed public spaces as of June 1, an expert has warned.

Society » Health | May 7, 2012, Monday // 16:49 | Viewed: 1655

Bulgarian Doctors Union Fined for Setting Minimum Tariff for Paid Check-Ups

The Bulgarian Doctors Union (BDU) has been penalized for the anti-competitive move of setting a minimum price for a private medical examination.

Society » Health | May 7, 2012, Monday // 16:36 | Viewed: 1306

Bulgaria Enchanted by 3 Cute Bear Cubs

The three brown bear cubs born in the Stara Zagora Zoo in January have become celebrities in Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | May 7, 2012, Monday // 15:49 | Viewed: 5713

Bulgaria to Broil in July, August, Mercury Up to over 40C

Bulgarians and visitors to the country are in for a sizzling hot summer, which was already heralded by the record-highs at the beginning of May.

Society » Environment | May 7, 2012, Monday // 15:44 | Viewed: 1701

Bulgarian Archaeology Museum Gets Unique Thracian Statue

A Bulgarian businessman has donated an absolutely unique Ancient Thracian statue to the Archaeology Museum in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna.

Society » Archaeology | May 7, 2012, Monday // 13:12 | Viewed: 6592

Bulgarian Oligarch's Defunct Facility Causes Toxic Spill

A large reservoir for storing chemical substances has caused a toxic leak Saturday afternoon in the industrial town of Devnya, near the northern Black Sea coast.

Society » Environment | May 6, 2012, Sunday // 13:52 | Viewed: 2747

Bulgarian Movie Tilt with New US Award

Bulgarian movie "Tilt" was bestowed the Best International Feature award at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase in Los Angeles, California.

Society » Culture | May 6, 2012, Sunday // 12:00 | Viewed: 2940
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