Bulgaria Education Ministry Mandates Literary Language Use

Bulgaria's Education Minister, Daniel Valchev signed Monday the order for mandatory study and usage of the literary Bulgarian language in the country's public schools.

Society » Education | May 18, 2009, Monday // 16:32 | Viewed: 1940

65 US Peace Corps Volunteers to Arrive in Bulgaria

65 US Peace Corps volunteers will arrive in Bulgaria on May 20 to join the organization's mission in the Balkan country.

Society | May 18, 2009, Monday // 13:54 | Viewed: 2663

8 Kidnapped Sailors to Avoid Media upon Arrival in Bulgaria

Eight of the kidnapped in the Gulf of Aden and recently released Bulgarian sailors will return home Tuesday.

Society | May 18, 2009, Monday // 11:26 | Viewed: 2187

Bulgaria Govt Gives up Plans to Shut down Sofia Dumpsite by 2010

The Bulgarian government has unexpectedly abandoned plans for the shut-down of Sofia only operational landfill by 2010, it emerged on Sunday.

Society | May 17, 2009, Sunday // 18:42 | Viewed: 1407

Bulgarian Actor Petar Slabakov Dies at 86

Petar Slabakov, one of Bulgaria's most prominent actors and fighters for democracy, passed away on May 17, his relatives announced.

Society » Obituaries | May 17, 2009, Sunday // 18:29 | Viewed: 4228

Sofia Closes Streets despite Cancellation of Depeche Mode Gig

After Bulgarian fans of the popular UK new wave band Depeche Mode received the disheartening news of their concert cancellation, Sofia drivers will also have reasons to be crestfallen.

Society | May 17, 2009, Sunday // 15:24 | Viewed: 2984

Renowned Bulgarian, German Doctors Check Sheltered Bears

Highly professional doctors from Bulgaria and Germany will make this year's thorough medical checkups of the bears in the Bulgarian reserve in Belitsa.

Society | May 17, 2009, Sunday // 14:05 | Viewed: 3847

Sofia Hosts Fifth World Meeting of Bulgarian Media

The Fifth World Meeting of Bulgarian Media was opened on May 17 in Sofia by the head of the Bulgarian News Agency BTA Maxim Minchev.

Society | May 17, 2009, Sunday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1763

Bulgaria's Pomorie Says No to Oil Pipeline

A total of 99% of the residents of the coastal town of Pomorie, who took part in a local referedum on Saturday, have voted against plans for an oil pipeline passing through the municipality.

Society | May 17, 2009, Sunday // 10:25 | Viewed: 1981

Night of Museums Events Taking Place across Bulgaria

Dozens of Bulgarian museums and galleries have joined the Night of the Museums initiative dedicated to the International Day of Museums, May 18.

Society » Culture | May 16, 2009, Saturday // 19:32 | Viewed: 2165

Bulgaria's Pomorie Active in Referendum on Burgas-Alexandroupolis Oil Pipeline

Almost 30% of the eligible voters of Bulgaria's Black Sea municipality of Pomorie have voted in the local referendum on the construction of the Burgas-Alexandoupolis oil pipeline by the early afternoon.

Society | May 16, 2009, Saturday // 16:30 | Viewed: 2383

1000 Bulgarians, US Ambassador Take Part in Volunteer Day

More than a thousand people participated Thursday in Volunteer Day in Bulgaria by cleaning parks and helping out in nursing homes and orphanages.

Society | May 16, 2009, Saturday // 15:13 | Viewed: 3071

Piano Virtuoso George Duke to Perform in Bulgaria

Virtuoso piano player George Duke will perform for the first time in Bulgaria on May 17 in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture (NDK).

Society » Culture | May 16, 2009, Saturday // 13:26 | Viewed: 2223

Bulgarians Get Free Emergency Medical Services in Macedonia

Health insured Bulgarians traveling to Macedonia can now use free emergency medical services after showing European health insurance card (EHIC).

Society | May 16, 2009, Saturday // 11:16 | Viewed: 1756

Agrolink Director: Bulgaria Agriculture Media Supports GM Crops

Svetla Nikolova, the Director of AGROLINK, has stated that none of Bulgaria's specialized agriculture media want to publish any critical publications on GMOs.

Society » Environment | May 15, 2009, Friday // 23:37 | Viewed: 2972

Light Earthquake Felt in Bulgaria Tundja Municipality

A light earthquake measuring 2,5 on the Richter scale was registered Friday around 2 pm in Bulgaria's South-East Tundja Municipality, Yambol district.

Society | May 15, 2009, Friday // 16:36 | Viewed: 1537

No Smoking in Bulgaria Indoor Public Spaces after June 2010

The Bulgarian MPs approved Friday a smoking ban in indoor public spaces, effective June 1, 2010.

Society | May 15, 2009, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 4802

Eurovision 2009 Picks Its 25 Finalists

The Eurovision 2009 song contest held the second semi-final on Thursday night to determine another ten countries of the 25 finalists to compete on Saturday night.

Society » Culture | May 15, 2009, Friday // 08:23 | Viewed: 4307

Western Media Make Bulgaria Eurovision Runner Laughing Stock

Bulgaria's runner in the Eurovision contest this year sang out of tune from the beginning to the end of his performance, German and Swiss newspapers argued.

Society » Culture | May 14, 2009, Thursday // 17:08 | Viewed: 3601

Bulgarian Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Tel Aviv

A Bulgarian plane taking off from the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv had to turn back after a crack was discovered in once of its windows, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported.

Society | May 14, 2009, Thursday // 16:08 | Viewed: 6445

Over 1 M Bulgarians Live without Health Insurance

Over 1 M Bulgarians don't have health insurance, data from the "Open Society" Foundation reveals.

Society | May 14, 2009, Thursday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1539
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