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We quickly got to talking about how Bulgaria saved its roughly 50,000 Jewish citizens from extermination during the Holocaust. Impossibly ... In Jaffa, a picturesque Israeli city on the Mediterranean Sea, a white-stone monument stands in the Garden of the Bulgarian People as a tribute to a nation's ...
The 11th International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance Antistatic will take place in Sofia from April 20 to 30 2018. On April 2, Antistatic's international programme kicks off with four solos, constituting "Hommages" of the legendary dancer, choreographer, singer and teacher Mark ...

Bulgaria wanted more evidence on the Skripal case and would not expel Russian diplomats for now, the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said here ... Britain in the poisoning of the former Russian spy and British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British city of Salisbury on March ...
Bulgaria's prime minister says his country won't expel Russian diplomats as a response to the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy in Britain. Boyko Borissov has said after a meeting of the government security council that his government was looking forward to more proof about the attack on ex-spy ...
Given the geographic position of Bulgaria, the biggest challenge are the growing tensions with Russia, against the background of the Skripal case. Another challenge is the destabilising potential of Turkey's military excursions abroad against the Kurds. With his EU counterparts, Bulgarian Prime ...

New buildings in Bulgaria's capital city Sofia may be no more than 75 metres high, except in the centre, where the limit will be 50 metres, the National Assembly decided on March ... The changes were voted with the second reading of amendments to the Structures and Construction Act of Sofia Municipality.
There is one place near Lovech, which will take you back in time and will provide you an escape from the city life. It will shelter you among high hills, ... This enchanting village - Stefanovo, is situated at the foot of the Central Forebalkan, 20 km southeast of the town of Lovech. In 1982, it was declared ...
Plovdiv City Guide: 48 Hours in Bulgaria's Cultural Capital ... Bulgaria's second-largest city is one of the oldest in Europe: people have lived here since at least 6000 BCE. It is also ... The city centre is focused on the main thoroughfare, Knyaz Alexander I, closed to traffic, and the Old Town directly to the east.
Bulgarian capital city Sofia is holding a two-day exercise on March 26 and 27 to test the response of emergency services to a simulated earthquake of six on the Richter scale that, in the exercise's scenario, causes significant damage to four areas of the city. The object of the exercise is to test the ...
The denizens of Bulgaria's urbanized areas are among the most likely to be impoverished or socially disenfranchised. The information was released by Eurostat and included the period of 2016. During that year, 31% of the urban population in Bulgaria was at risk of poverty. The only European country with ...
Included on the list are the Fatih Mehmed Mosque, located in the western city of Kyustendil, the Karaca Pasha Mosque in the southern town of Gotze ... Underlining that mosques in cities such as Kyustendil and Razgrad are a common cultural heritage, the mufti urged Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko ...
A European Union-Turkey summit will be held on March 26 in the Bulgarian port city of Varna with the attendance of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, an EU spokesman said Tuesday, amid efforts to improve strained ties. EU Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude ...
Bulgaria: Fortress Tower of Odessos Found by Chance in Bulgaria's Varna Affirms Data about Odd Part of a U-shape fortress tower from the Late Antiquity fortress wall of ancient Odessos (Odessus) has been discovered in the cellar of a house in Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna. Photo: Varna Museum of ...
The 27th edition of Surva, the international festival of masquerade games, took place in the small western Bulgarian town of Pernik over the last weekend of January, welcoming more than 7,400 costumed participants to partake in the annual event upholding an ancient ritual of banishing bad spirits and ...
The communist regime of Bulgaria started thinking about a Metro network for Sofia in the mid-1960s. This was not so much about fighting a ... In fact, it was so sexy that one of the most popular Bulgarian bands at the time, Grupa TE, used it for its video for the tune “Има ли цветя?” (“Are there Flowers?”.
At the intersection of Boulevard Pencho Slavejkov and Boulevard Praga, in the centre of Sofia, a huge billboard suddenly appeared in 2006, when today's Prime Minister Boiko Borissov was Mayor of the city. That heavy billboard frame was about 10 metres high and held by a huge stand, which slashed the ...

Nzhdeh was born in the village of Kznout, in Nakhijevan, the youngest of four children. His father was the village priest. Nzhdeh received his early education at a Russian school in the city of Nakhijevan. He continued his education at the Tiflis Russian Gymnasium (high school), then attended St. Petersburg ...
Juncker joked of once holding the fate of Bulgaria's EU ascension in his hands, but promised Sofia would find its place in the Eurozone and the Schengen ... US, Canada, Norway, and Austria) warn "the pervasive sense of lawlessness and impunity eroding Bulgarian society… contributes to Bulgaria largely ...
So far, the measures taken by Sofia Municipality to combat the dangerous breathing air in the city has not changed anything. The air in the Bulgarian capital was so thick today, it could almost be cut with a knife. The concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) in the air the 1.3 million Sofia inhabitants breathe, ...
Elsewhere in Bulgaria, schools are closed from January 29 to 31 in the municipalities of Haskovo, Lyubimets, Simeonovgrad, Harmanli and Stambolovo. A flu epidemic earlier was declared in the municipality of Gabrovo. In the Sofia region, which does not include Sofia City itself, schools are closed from ...
“In Sofia and many other Bulgarian cities it's impossible to breathe, and now they want to destroy the lungs of the country,” said Nadia Esen, the main ... Pirin National park is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Bulgaria, spreading around 40,000 hectares and covering over 70 glacial lakes, alpine ...
The cost of living continues to be very low in Bulgaria, but so does the purchasing power. In a ranking by numbeo.com, which includes a total of 193 European cities, the four largest Bulgarian ones, Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Bourgas, are within the lowest fifth. On the continent, all five cities with the highest ...
She sits alone eating sunflower seeds on a stone bench in Banitsa, the village in north-west Bulgaria she has called home for 58 of her 82 years. Once upon a time, ... Every year the nearby city of Vratsa, a former industrial hub fallen on hard times, shrinks by around 2,000 people. Employers say they ...
There were elevated concentrations of Particulate Matter in two quarters of the Bulgarian capital only: In Orlandovtsi, there were 62µg/m³, ... Sofia Municipality has been under pressure from NGOs and the EU Commission for years, because of the air quality in the capital with 1.3 million inhabitants.
In introducing a “blue zone” paid parking system, Varna, Bulgaria's third-largest city, is following the lead of other large cities in Bulgaria such as Sofia and Plovdiv. There will be a residents' ... The precise area to be covered by the “blue zone” will be announced officially by the municipality at a later stage.
A flu epidemic has been declared in Bulgaria's Sofia region – though not in the capital city itself – and in the Bourgas region, the Ministry of Health said ... as well as two in Dupnitsa, one in the village of Nevestino and a school in the village of Rajdavitsa in Kyustendil municipality are closed until January 26.
The main point is to increase the number of American tourists in Bulgaria, a country which has about as many inhabitants as New York City, and to boost investments in the small country. For that purpose, Bulgaria's Minister of Tourism, Nikolina Angelkova, welcomed an important guest at her office shortly ...
The Bulgarian Parliament gives its final approval to the 2018 Budget Act after a marathon of two late-night sittings, but not without a drama. The sitting was adjourned to resolve a legal problem over measures approved at the sitting the night before, when a contradiction was created over a large sum voted ...
They will discover that Bulgaria, a small and beautiful country on the south-eastern edge of Europe, once had a secretive city, with streets very similar to those in London and New York. The difference is that neither of those cities gives residents a view of a huge, snow-covered mountain. In this city of cities, ...
The refusal to extend the Schengen area to Bulgaria and Romania is a blatant example of a lack of solidarity, disrespect for commitments and disregard for the EU's own decision-making process, writes Sergei Stanishev. Sergei Stanishev is a Bulgarian MEP and president of the Party of European Socialists ...
Plovdiv is said to be one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in Europe. Researchers from the Plovdiv Medical University have joined the archaeological team to find out whether the burial person was killed by the arrow found in their chest. Their anthropological study is also supposed to establish the ...
Mr Čeferin and senior UEFA representatives held talks on Monday with officials from the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) on a variety of topics, including the development of professional, amateur and youth football, as well as football infrastructures in Bulgarian municipalities. The UEFA President also met ...
Father Paolo Cortese, a Roman Catholic priest who lives and works in the Bulgarian town of Belene, is “Human of the Year 2017”. He received the award from the NGO 'Bulgarian Helsinki Committee' (BHC), at an event on Monday in Sofia. The Director and founder of the BHC, Krassimir Kanev, presented ...
On February 18, 2017, it goes ahead, even though it is banned. During that march in honour of a Nazi criminal in Sofia's city centre, police even escort the participating Nazis from Bulgaria, Sweden, Germany and other countries. Xenophobia is being demonstrated in the Bulgarian municipality of Elin Pelin.
David Christian Bongartz was born in the Western German town of Aachen in 1980. When he was four years old, his brother received a violin, but David was the one who used it more. Within a year, the child prodigy was already becoming a master on that instrument and won a competition. Once David ...
The budgets of the Bulgarian families have undergone significant metamorphoses in recent years. There is a clear trend - the burden on food costs is decreasing, but the burden of tax and social security increases, says an analysis of the Institute for Market Economics (IME). It turns out that in this respect we ...
The first single of the upcoming new album "Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices" titled "Pora Sotunda" is officially released on the music market in the world today. ... The video is produced by director Ivan Moskov and is shot in Bulgaria and some of the frames are made in a completely deserted village in the ...
In a joint operation of the Spanish Civil Guard and Europol, 18 people were arrested by a criminal group operating an illegal cigarette factory in the Spanish city of Granada, TASS reported. The authorities of Bulgaria, Greece, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine have been cooperating to carry out the operation, ...
AC21213Credits Coming Dimchev has recently sold out shows in Bulgaria, Berlin and London.PHOTO: ProvidedIvo Dimchev comes to the Contemporary Arts Center on Wednesday almost an unknown here. Elsewhere, especially in Europe, the Bulgarian performance ...
Thus, over 5000 Bulgarian cities and villages, where there is no free access to a public internet network, will be able to apply for funding to the European ... participated in the preparation of an initiative for free internet access over the past year and has helped to achieve a favorable allocation for Bulgaria.
We do not consider that the city meets the conditions under which we would rate a local or regional government (LRG) higher than the related sovereign. We consequently cap the long-term rating on Sofia at the level of our long-term rating on Bulgaria. In our opinion, Bulgarian cities, including Sofia, are not ...
The village is gloomy, unsightly. There is perspective for those living in it. It is currently the richest in the Chech region (southwest parts of the Rhodopes), consisting of about 60 Bulgarian and Greek villages. On Saturday, some of the inhabitants of Brashten saw for the first time the Englishman who changed ...
An exhibition entitled “The Icon – A Symbol and an Image in Modern Bulgarian Art” opens at Sofia City Art Gallery on December 5 and continues until ... The earliest artworks include creations by foreign-born artists Joseph Oberbauer, Josef Pitter, and Ivan Mrkvička, who arrived in Bulgaria soon after the ...
The team chose Varna, a charming coastal city on the east coast, as the setting for their project. “Varna is located on the seaside, and is often called the 'marine capital of Bulgaria'. That's the main reason why the chosen concept shape of the library resembles the shell of a sea snail; the design was inspired ...
Situated between two vast mountain ranges along what in centuries past was a crucial inland route from Western Europe to Constantinople (Istanbul) and Asia Minor, Bulgaria's second city has been held over the centuries by Thracians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. Remnants of these ...
The situation in the most affected areas in Bulgaria is normalizing after heavy rainfall, Bulgaria's Ministry of Interior announced. At this point, the situation in the ... At this point, the level of the Bistritza river in the area between the villages of Garliano and Dolno Selo is decreasing. Firefighters and rescuers ...
Rousse, Bulgaria's main Danube River city, is set to open the evening with fog at 6pm, followed by cloudy skies with rain at about 2am. Among Bulgaria's major cities, the best place to be to see the Super Moon would be Bulgaria's second-largest Black Sea city Bourgas, which is forecast to have clear skies ...
Code Yellow alerts, of potentially dangerous weather, are valid in Gabrovo, Haskovo, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pernik, Plovdiv, Sofia (city), Sofia (region) and Vratsa on ... Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported that the river in the village of Malo Buchino had flooded the one bridge there was.
Bulgaria's second city Plovdiv ranked 162nd out of 178 cities in Europe in terms of cost of living, according to an index posted by Numbeo, the world's largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Capital city Sofia was 10 places higher, at 152nd. Among European cities ...


 

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