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Bulgaria’s Sports Minister Elected WADA Board Member

Bulgaria’s Sports Minister Elected WADA Board Member

09:05 | 31.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 31, 2017 Sofia) Bulgaria's Youth and Sports Minister, Krasen Kralev, has been elected a member of the WADA Managing Board through a direct vote held during the latest regular sitting of the Working Group for Sports in Brussels. Kralev's runner-up is Estonia's Culture and Sports Minister Indrek Saar, who garnered ten votes against thirteen for Kralev. This has been the first time in WADA's history that a sports minister of a EU member state is elected member of the board...
Pernik Authorities Probe into Poisoned Dogs Cases

Pernik Authorities Probe into Poisoned Dogs Cases

08:43 | 31.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 31, 2017 Sofia) The Prosecutor's Office in the town of Pernik is probing into two cases of stray dog poisoning. At the end of last week, the local police department received signals that the dead bodies of nineteen stray dogs had been found along Vardar Street and in the Daratsite residential district. The dog corpses have been collected for autopsy. Citizens have told the police that some of the nineteen poisoned dogs were not strays, but pets. They are also worried that...
Bulgarian Govt. Approves Budget 2018

Bulgarian Govt. Approves Budget 2018

11:17 | 30.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 30, 2017 Sofia) The regular session of the government begins at 10 am today. The first point on the agenda is the approval of a draft bill of the State Budget of the Republic of Bulgaria Act for 2018. In addition, ministers will be discussing. The ministers will also be mulling amendments the Safe Use of Nuclear Energy Act. Changes in the Regulations on the Application of the Social Assistance Act are also considered. A long-term investment policy is going to be adopted...
Cold Spell Grips Bulgaria

Cold Spell Grips Bulgaria

08:47 | 30.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 30, 2017 Sofia) The weather today will be cold and windy – the gusts of the northwesterly wind will be particularly strong at the seaside and in the eastern regions of the country. There will be some broken clouds all over the country and showers are hardly likely. The lows will be between 4 and C and the highs will not exceed 14 C. The atmospheric pressure is going up.
Borisov Calls for Partnership and Understanding on the Balkans

Borisov Calls for Partnership and Understanding on the Balkans

15:57 | 27.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(Sofia October 27, 2017) -Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is on a working visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina today. In Sarajevo, Borisov has been holding talks with the President of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdic, with the presidents and vice-presidents of the two Chambers of Parliament as well as with the member of the Presidency Bakir Izetbegovic. "No one can help us unless we all understand that the past should remain in the story and we have to...
CITUB Launches Rally in Sofia, Calls for Higher Wages

CITUB Launches Rally in Sofia, Calls for Higher Wages

12:41 | 27.10.2017 | by Standartnews
October 27, 2017 Sofia) – A rally organized by the Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) is taking place in front of the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia right now. The CITUB leadership are calling for an increase of the current minimum monthly salary by at least BGN 100 and preservation of the length-of-service allowance. Their demands also include a minimum starting salary of BGN 700 per month for every young employee with a college degree,...
Robbers Blast 2 ATMs in Sofia

Robbers Blast 2 ATMs in Sofia

11:28 | 27.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 27, 2017 Sofia) – Unidentified robbers have blasted two ATMs in Sofia in the wee hours today, the press office of the Ministry of Interior has told Nova TV. One of the attacked ATMs is located in the nearby resort town of Bankya and the other – in Levski R. D. The ATMs are in free-access, self-service areas and the robbers used compressed air to break them open. Reportedly, the ATM in Levski R. D. was empty. The police think the perpetrators are the same...
Warm and Sunny

Warm and Sunny

08:45 | 27.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 27, 2017 Sofia) The weather today will be warm and sunny, although the morning temperatures will be between 1 and 6 C and fog will be spreading over the lowlands and along the river beds. The highs during the day are expected to reach 16-21 C. The highest expected temperature in Sofia is 17 C. Clouds will form over the northwestern regions in the afternoon and there may be some gentle southerly wind. The atmospheric pressure is below the average for October.
Bulgarian Parliament Bans Ads of GMO Foods

Bulgarian Parliament Bans Ads of GMO Foods

13:38 | 26.10.2017 | by Standartnews
Bulgarian Parliament Bans Ads of GMO Foods (October 26, 2017 Sofia) The prohibition of GMO food ads has been approved by the Bulgarian MPs at a first reading today, the national radio has informed. The new law provides that the producers and vendors of genetically modified food or such ingredients for use in foods, shall be punished with a fine of up to BGN 70,000 in case of a repeated violation. There is an explicit ban on advertising GMOs and foods for which there are statutory...
Gypsyes Beat Down Pensioners in Shivachevo

Gypsyes Beat Down Pensioners in Shivachevo

11:24 | 25.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 25, 2017 Sofia) A 68-year-old man from the small town of Shivachevo in Sliven Province and his wife have been mercilessly beaten down by two gypsy men aged 25 and eighteen, who were trying to steal the couple's heating wood, the police directorate in Sliven has reported. The accident occurred shortly after 2 am on October 20th, when 68-year-old Mihal Dukov caught the two men trying to steal the wood from his yard. "I got up to take a piss in the loo, and on my way back to the house...
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