Today's Observances: May 31
The world: - World No Tobacco Day. On this date in Bulgarian history: 1902: Russo-Bulgarian Military Convention signed in St. Petersburg to provide mutual military aid in case Bulgaria or Russia is attacked by Austria-Hungary, Romania
Upcoming First Interactive Augmented Reality Exhibition to Open in Sofia
The fantastical world of The Time Machine author Herbert Wells, deep space and the ocean, as well as various moments from human history are part of the interactive augmented reality exhibition The Multiverse. It arrives in Sofia on June 3 and can be
CC-DB's Konstantinova: Interior Minister's Statements Regarding Refugee Crisis in Bulgaria Are Untenable
„The statements made by caretaker Interior Minister Ivan Demerdzhiev about the refugee crisis in Bulgaria are untenable,“ Continue the Change – Demoratic Bulgaria Deputy Chair Kalina Konstantinova wrote on her Facebook account on Tuesday.
Final Court Judgment Upholds Refugee Status Refusal to Putin Opponent
By an unappealable judgment, Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) has upheld a State Agency for Refugees decision rejecting a refugee status application by Russian national Alexander Stotsky.
Mayors: Without State Budget Municipalities Could Return to Situation of Delayed Wages and Social Programmes
Bulgaria's Business Climate Improving in May
In May 2023, the total business climate indicator increased by 4 percentage points compared to April, a growth being registered in all observed sectors: industry, construction, retail trade, and services, the National Statistical Institute reported
New Equipment to Help Danube Hydrographic Survey
The Executive Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube River (EAEMDR) is procuring new hydrographic equipment in a bid to improve the navigation situation on the river.
Bulgaria Natgas Supplies Secure until End-2023, Public Supplier Says
The underground gas storage facility at Chiren is over 85% full, Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) Chairman Ivan Ivanov said Monday. Speaking at an open meeting of the energy regulator, he added that it would be no less than 95% full by
Bulgaria, Pakistan Sign Maritime Cooperation Memo
On behalf of their respective countries, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Transport and Communications Minister Hristo Aleksiev and Pakistani Ambassador in Sofia Mariam Aftab signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime Cooperation here on Monday.
Golden Gadulka Music Festival to Gather 600 Performers from Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania
Some 600 performers from Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania will participate in the 53rd edition of the Golden Gadulka folklore music festival (gadulka is a traditional Bulgarian bowed string instrument). The event will take place on June 4 in the Youth Park in Ruse, Ruse Deputy Mayor Encho Enchev said on Tuesday.
UPDATED Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Calls for Protection of Bulgarian Language
The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) expressed concern over the state of public speech and called for the protection of the richness, beauty and sonority of the Bulgarian language, as this appeal was presented by BAS scientists at a press conference on Monday.
Vice President Iotova to Take Part in Marking of Africa Day in Sofia
Africa Day will be marked in the garden in front of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre with a music programme and a bazaar with traditional food, drinks, clothes, handmade accessories, and authentic gifts, the organizers said.
Bulgarian Postage Stamp Launched as Part of EU Support for Ukraine
A set of two Bulgarian postage stamps and an illustrated stamped envelope, demonstrating the country's solidarity with Ukraine during a time of war, was launched into circulation at Sofia's General Post Office on Friday.
Bulgarian Diplomats Pay Tribute to Colonel Boris Drangov
Representatives of Bulgaria’s diplomatic mission to North Macedonia and Bulgarian Cultural and Information Centre in Skopje paid tribute to Bulgarian colonel Boris Drangov by laying wreaths and flowers at his grave in Skopje.
CYRIZA Leader Tsipras Declines Cabinet-Forming Mandate
The leader of the left-wing Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras appeared Tuesday before Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, but refused to accept a government-forming mandate, the country's media
Association of Bulgarians Around the World to Donate Monuments to Compatriots in Taraclia
The Association of Bulgarians Around the World (ABAW) will donate monuments of Bulgarian freedom-fighters and revolutionaries Vassil Levski and Hristo Botev to Bulgarians in Taraclia, Moldova, the deputy chairman of the organization, archaeologist Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov, said at a press conference here on Monday.
Timisoara Offers Visitors Unusual Tram Ride, with Black Butterflies
European Capital of Culture Timisoara is offering visitors and residents of the city the chance of a rather unusual tram ride. Mexican artist Carlos Amorales has contributed his idea of a tour of the city in an old tram whose interior is covered