BNB launches silver coin to mark 150 anniversary of bridge built by Kolyu Ficheto

The Bulgarian National Bank has launched in circulation a silver commemorative coin to mark the 150 th anniversary since the completion of the bridge near Byala designed and built by the great master Nikola Fichev (Kolyu Ficheto, 1800-1881)...

published on 11/30/17 1:30 PM

Balkan Developments

Hague tribunal confirms joint criminal enterprise headed by Franjo Tudjman against Bosnian Muslims The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has confirmed the conviction for complicity in a joint criminal enterprise against..

published on 11/30/17 12:50 PM

Scale models of 45 heritage sites in Bulgaria, Romania on show

The University of Rusehas organized a display of scale models featuring 45 emblematic heritage sitesin the cross-border zone of Bulgaria and Romania. In the exhibition the City of Ruse dubbed the Little Vienna for its wonderful architecture is..

published on 11/29/17 1:29 PM

Bulgarian mathematicians successful at Beijing Mathematics Competition

The students from St. Patriarch Euthimius High School in Plovdiv snatched five silver and one bronze medals at the 8 th Mathematics Competition in Beijing. The Bulgarians were among the youngest contestants and had had only one month to train..

published on 11/29/17 1:26 PM

Martin Kadinov: Computer games make happiness-seekers out of children

Computer games are more than just a bit of fun. To someone entirely dedicated to game culture, gaming is a universe that is developing, growing and pervading every stratum of the modern world. What computer games are all about and how to turn..

published on 11/29/17 11:12 AM
Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte among the gathering for the silent march of supporters before the Synod Palace

Normalization of political relations with Macedonia followed by warmer ecumenical ties

Sofia’s Holy Synod has promised full cooperation and support for the establishment of a canonical status of the Macedonian Orthodox Church /MOC/ – this is the response to the MOC request for establishing unity with the Bulgarian Orthodox..

published on 11/28/17 1:49 PM

Balkan Developments

Thousands in anti-government street protests in Romania 15,000 to 25,000 poured into the streets of Bucharest on Sunday night in chilly temperatures, and thousands in other towns across the country, to protest against the left-wing government...

published on 11/27/17 11:36 AM

Penka Apostolova, the Bulgarian woman who created chess yoga in Canada

Penka Apostolova emigrated to Canada in 1990 following the will of her husband. Back at that time when the communist regime of Todor Zhivkov collapsed, Bulgaria embarked on the road to democracy and pluralism in a truly turbulent environment...

published on 11/25/17 8:00 AM
Premiers of Bulgaria and Macedonia Boyko Borissov and Nikola Gruevski at the monument of King Samuil in Sofia

Bulgarians, Macedonians the same nation, 51% of Bulgarians believe

51% of Bulgarians believe that Macedonians are very close to them in ethnic terms, or even the same nation. This is according to a poll conducted by the Institute of Politics. A substantial part of the respondents in the poll are aged from 26..

published on 11/24/17 5:30 PM
Zlatina Staykova, Radoslava Stancheva and Yordana Vakrilova

Three Bulgarian women teach children at pediatric clinic in Plovdiv for free

Three Bulgarian women filled with renaissance fervor have been teaching for months sick children accommodated at the Plovdiv Clinic of Pediatrics and Genetic Diseases free of charge. In the beginning of 2017 the state authorities closed the..

published on 11/24/17 9:05 AM