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Bulgarian Transport Ministry Launches Operation 'Smoke'

The first of a series of checks of passenger and cargo vehicles, carried out by the Bulgarian Transport Ministry, is launched Thursday under the codename "Smoke.

Society » Environment | October 14, 2010, Thursday // 08:38 | Viewed: 1565

WWF: Average Bulgarian Uses 1.8 Times Planet's Resources

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has calculated the impact of each country by measuring the amount of carbon, water and other natural resources consumed by an average person in a year.

Society » Environment | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 17:36 | Viewed: 3413

Hungarian Alumina Plant to Reopen by Weekend

The Hungarian alumina plant that flooded part of the country and the Danube River with toxic red sludge will restart production by this weekend, officials announced Wednesday.

Society » Environment | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 1520

Yambol Completes Demolition of Notorious Building

The notorious apartment building 20, which used to accommodate Roma in the Bulgarian city of Yambol, have been completely demolished, sliveninfo.

Society | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 15:09 | Viewed: 3753

Bulgaria's 'Minister of Fun" No Longer Jolly

The notorious businessman from the town of Svilengrad in southern Bulgaria, Pavlin Parishev, says he no longer has as much money as others believe.

Society | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 12:15 | Viewed: 1827

Bomb Threat Closes Railroad Station in Bulgaria's Capital

A bomb threat closed the Central Railroad Station if Bulgaria's capital Sofia Monday evening, the national company "Railroad Infrastructure" reports.

Society | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 11:40 | Viewed: 1565

Bulgarian Scientists Stage 'Budget of Ignorance' Rally

Bulgarian scientists and researchers are staging Wednesday a protest rally under the motto "Budget 2011 – the Budget of Ignorance.

Society | October 13, 2010, Wednesday // 09:15 | Viewed: 1693

Bulgarian 'Social System Reform' Reaches Stalemate

The tweaks in the Bulgarian welfare system recently proposed by cabinet in a bid to boost security funds are facing failure after government, trade unions and employers came out of Tuesday's negotiations in discord.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 19:11 | Viewed: 2140

Plamen Dimitrov Becomes Bulgarian Labor Union Leader

The Vice President of Bulgarian labor union KNSB (Confederation of Independent Bulgarian Syndicates), Plamen Dimitrov, was elected the union's temporary President.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 16:52 | Viewed: 3110

Bulgarian Firefighter to Be Decorated by Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will decorate with state order "For Bravery" foreign firefighters who helped quench the disastrous fires that engulfed European Russia over the summer.

Society » Environment | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 16:48 | Viewed: 1190

Bulgaria Ranked 50th in WEF Global Gender Gap Report

Scandinavian countries continue to demonstrate the greatest equality between men and women according to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2010.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 15:25 | Viewed: 3669

Bulgarian Science Academy Marks Anniversary amids Budget Cuts

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) marked Tuesday the 141st anniversary of its establishment in the grim backdrop of staff and budget cuts.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1673

Weak Earthquake Detected near Bulgaria's Sofia

A weak earthquake with a 3.

Society » Environment | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1680

Bulgaria's Plovdiv to Receive Fee for Top Archaeology Treasure

A settlement has been proposed of the recently erupted brawl over museum ownership of Bulgaria's top archaeological asset, the so-called Panagyurishte Gold Treasure.

Society » Archaeology | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 14:20 | Viewed: 3931

University in Bulgaria's Pernik Opens Doors

The European Polytechnic University has opened doors in the western Bulgarian town of Pernik.

Society » Education | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 3087

Bulgaria Capital Plans Long-Delayed Sewage Expansion

Sewage networks are scheduled to cover the whole territory of the capital Sofia by 2020 at the earliest, since nearly one third of its citizens currently do not use the equipment.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 12:49 | Viewed: 1669

Bulgaria without State-appointed Attorneys over Unpaid Fees

The attorneys in the Bulgarian capital Sofia have terminated all their participation in cases where they have been appointed by the State as defense counsel.

Society | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 11:58 | Viewed: 1177

Julio Iglesias to Sing in Sofia, Cancels Varna Gig

World-known Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will sing for his Bulgarian fans in Sofia's National Palace of Culture on Tuesday, the organizers from ME Music have announced/

Society » Culture | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 3418

Bulgaria: No Pollution of Danube from Hungary Toxic Sludge

Probes have shown that the toxic sludge spill in Hungary has not polluted the waters in the Bulgarian part of the Danube River, Bulgaria's Regional Inspectorate for Environment and Waters (RIOSV) has announced.

Society » Environment | October 12, 2010, Tuesday // 10:48 | Viewed: 2652

1st Bulgarian Municipality Switches to e-Government

The small town of Ihtiman has become the first municipality in Bulgaria to work with an electronic archive for fast and convenient administrative services.

Society | October 11, 2010, Monday // 15:26 | Viewed: 4951

Canada Suggests Bulgarian Filmmaker for Oscars Nominations

A film by the Bulgarian filmmaker Theodore Ushev has been suggested by Canada's National Film Board for the 2011 Oscars nominations in the category for Best Animated Film.

Society » Culture | October 11, 2010, Monday // 13:00 | Viewed: 2652
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