Society

Bulgaria's President Welcomes F1 Star

Formula 1 superstar Juan Pablo Montoya arrived for a brief stay in Bulgaria on Monday and will meet with the President. Georgi Parvanov welcomed the racer at his office later in the day.

Society | May 25, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 685

Major Prize for Bulgarian Actor Slabakov

Bulgarian actor Petar Slabakov enjoyed an all-round recognition at the country's movie and theater awarding ceremony. He received an Askeer prize for his entire creative work.

Society | May 24, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1709

Potter Stars and Fans Flock at Premiere

The movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, packed with incredible wizardry, has hit the screen. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third film in the blockbuster children's series.

Society | May 24, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1472

Bulgaria Celebrates Day of Letters, Education and Culture

On May 24, Bulgaria celebrates the creation of Slavonic letters, education and culture. The feast is closely related to the lives and deeds of the two missionary brothers Sts.

Society | May 24, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1399

High Honor for Bulgarian Public Figures

Ten of Bulgaria's most prominent public figures were handed the state's top order, for contributing to cultural progress. The Stara Planina orders were handed by President Georgi Parvanov.

Society | May 23, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 615

Anti-Bush Film Sweeps Cannes

A controversial anti-Bush documentary by Michael Moore won the top prize at the Cannes festival. Fahrenheit 9/11 landed the Palme d'Or best film award.

Society | May 23, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1756

Spanish Crown Prince Weds His Ex-TV Anchor Bride

Spanish Crown Prince Felipe is marrying Letizia Ortiz in the Madrid Almudena Cathedral, packed with royal celebrities from all over the world. The former anchorwoman and divorcee Letizia Ortiz is the first commoner woman to marry a Spanish heir to the th

Society | May 22, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2916

Spain Looks Forward to Royal Wedding

Jubilant Spaniards will flock into the streets of Madrid on Saturday to celebrate Crown Prince Felipe's marriage to former television anchorwoman Letizia Ortiz.

Society | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2163

Top Manager 2004 Awarded for Virgin Brand

The Deva (Virgin) brand of Bulgarian cosmetics company Rubella won the Brand Manager 2004 Award for its branding manager. Vessela Kalchishkova shared her team's ambition to make Virgin the best Bulgarian cosmetics brand and promote it on the internationa

Society | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 785

Sofia Subway Goes Posh

A Sofia metro station turned into fashion stage for one night. The special Ulpia Serdika fashion awards were handed out at the homonymous Serdika station.

Society | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 936

Science: Claim Made for New Form of Life

BBC By Paul Rincon

Society | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 600

Forks and Corks: Broiled Pork Chops

Ingredients: 3/4 cup ketchup

Society | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Pets: Cure Dog's Separation Anxiety

The difference between separation anxiety and just plain bad behaviour is easy to spot: pets with separation anxiety only act out when they are unable to get to their owners. Common ways of acting out include destructive behavior, excessive barking, hous

Society | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 693

Fashion: Swimwear Trends

Trends Surf inspired: From movie chicks in teensy bikinis to sleek wetsuit-type maillots on the runway, fashion and Hollywood are trumpeting surfer girl style right now.

Society | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 722

Health: Is Your Diet Healthy

The trouble is, the advice about healthy eating isn't negated by the need to lose weight. The guidelines about sensible eating still apply.

Society | May 21, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 485

Sofia Braces for World Refugee Day Concert

An open-air concert in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov will mark the World Refugee Day, on June 20. This year's celebrations focus on voluntary repatriation within the framework of permanent solutions for preserving refugees' "safety and dignity

Society | May 20, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 576

Ancient Amphitheatre Takes Shelter at Sofia's Coliseum Hotel

The ancient amphitheatre recently unearthed in center Sofia will coexist with the Coliseum hotel, which is under construction on the site. An excavator machine dragged on the ancient ruins, while digging up for the fundamentals of an eight-storey hotel l

Society | May 20, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3150

Customs in Search for Young Writers

Bulgaria's Customs mark their 125th Anniversary by launching an essay contest. The competition goes under the title "Bulgaria's Customs - Barrier or Bridge to EU.

Society | May 20, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 496

Sofia Awaits Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon

The French cinema stars Brigitte Bardot and Alain Delon are coming to Sofia on June 5. According to local municipal officials, they are invited on the occasion of celebrating the Days of Vitosha Mountain.

Society | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1541

Bulgarian Tops Everest Again

Bulgarian climber Petko Totev reached the world's highest peak of Mount Everest. His ascent to the 8,848-metre summit was completed May 18 from the dangerous Northern Ridge route, which is done for the first time this year.

Society | May 19, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 964

Tango Passion Sweeps over Sofia

One of world's most popular tango dancers performed in Sofia Sunday night, leaving Bulgaria's music and dance lovers fascinated.

Society | May 17, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1653
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