International Day of Yoga marked today

The International Day of Yoga is to be marked for a 4 th  year in a row. The holiday was established end-2014 by the UN General Assembly after a proposal of India’s PM Sri Narendra Modi and the longest day of the year – the one of the summer..

published on 6/21/18 1:06 PM

Balkan developments

Macedonian parliament ratifies agreement with Greece With 69 votes “for” and without the participation of the opposition, the parliament in Macedonia ratified the agreement with Greece, which is expected to settle the long-standing Macedonia..

published on 6/21/18 11:28 AM

Alexandr Alexandrov: ‘Spacemen are different fusion’

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences /BAS/ marks the 30 th anniversary of second Bulgarian spaceman Alexandr Alexandrov’s flight with an exhibition of the original appliances used onboard of the Mir space station. The space suit of the cosmonaut,..

published on 6/20/18 12:36 PM

Bulgarians most active reporting crimes across EU

About 25 percent of Bulgarians or close to one in four persons was ready to report to the competent authorities about a committed crime or vandalism, a major Eurostat survey on the topic of crime in 2016 suggests, as quoted by BTA. The..

published on 6/20/18 11:26 AM

Donator’s Day at Earth and Man National Museum

The Earth and Man National Museum in Sofia was established in 1986 thanks to the generous donations of 90 Bulgarian and foreign scientists, intellectuals, collectors and 65 companies and institutions. The whole thing had started a year earlier..

published on 6/19/18 1:56 PM

Balkan Developments

Agreement on name of Macedonia – welcomed by some, fiercely protested by others The Foreign Ministers of Macedonia and Greece Nikos Kotzias and Nikola Dimitrov signed an agreement on the new name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - the..

published on 6/18/18 12:19 PM

Rakia workshop or what we /don’t/ know about Bulgarian brandy

Bulgarian rakia /brandy/ is a traditional strong alcoholic beverage that is prepared via the distillation of fermented fruit, typical for other Balkan states as well. However, do Bulgarians themselves know how to combine the different kinds of..

published on 6/17/18 10:35 AM

Adelina Banakieva: It is about time the Bulgarian civil society started monitoring the social institutions

They call Adelina Banakieva the woman with a cause for a reason. She always gives a helping hand to children in need – when they cannot go to school, because they have no shoes, or live in abandoned old vehicles in the streets. Adelina..

published on 6/16/18 8:00 AM

Lyubomila Krivoshieva and her fight to save wild animals

“How about this fawn? You can have it for EUR 2.5 only!” That was the unexpected offer which a man received upon his visit to the market, looking for mushrooms. The man reached out his hand to the nylon bag and saw a terrified newly-born deer..

published on 6/14/18 2:24 PM

Balkan Developments

President Gjorge Ivanov refuses to sign agreement on Macedonia’s name I will neither support nor sign such a harmful text, Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov said in an address to the nation on occasion of the agreement between Macedonia’s..

published on 6/14/18 12:13 PM