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Trade unions and Standart seek to preserve the Damascene Rose

Trade unions and Standart seek to preserve the Damascene Rose

04:13 | 18.07.2018 | by Standart
Trade unions and media have for the first time joined efforts in a campaign to save the Bulgarian production of the legendary Damascene Rose (known also under names like Damask rose, rose of Castile and others). It is now included in the list of more than 200 varieties threatened with extinction. It is a recognized fact that this rose has some unrivalled qualities. Legends say that it was brought in Bulgaria (in and around the town of Kazanlak) from Tunisia by a Turkish judge who planted...
Vidin worships in two churches from the early 1600s

Vidin worships in two churches from the early 1600s

06:22 | 17.07.2018 | by Parvoleta Tsvetkova
The city of Vidin on the Danube has six churches and two of them have survived since the times of the Ottoman rule. They were built in the early 17th century and are still functioning. True believers prefer to attend prayer services in these two churches. The oldest temple in the city is Sveta Petka (named after a popular Bulgarian-born saint from the middle ages). Vidin just couldn't afford not to have a temple with this saint as its patron, says archimandrite Antim, coadjutor to the Vidin...
Faith tourism route departs from Graovo

Faith tourism route departs from Graovo

13:53 | 16.07.2018 | by editor
Authorities, clergymen, business and academics discuss the Wonders of Bulgaria   The first local faith tourism route in Bulgaria begins at the ethnographic area of Graovo. It is in Pernik Region and comprises 139 churches, 29 monasteries, 70 consecrated sites and more than 65 springs of healing mineral waters. This was announced at a discussion entitled "Development of Cultural, Historic and Faith Tourism around Pernik" that took place at the Tsarnogorski Monastery. The forum was...
The Sun: Bulgaria is the cheapest destination in Europe for a family vacation

The Sun: Bulgaria is the cheapest destination in Europe for a family vacation

19:17 | 14.07.2018 | by editor
The best value place to take a break in Europe is Bulgaria - and even it's even cheaper than last year, the Sun said. Research by M&S Bank has shown that holidays for families are cheaper by 1.4 per cent this year than in 2017, a saving of £56, with Sunny Beach in Bulgaria coming out on top. A holiday for a family of four there will cost £3,136 all in, which works out at £734pp for flights, accommodation, food, drink and activities for seven nights. Turkey is hot on...
Subsidies for the 1.5 billion rural program were approved

Subsidies for the 1.5 billion rural program were approved

23:00 | 23.02.2018
To date, the six measures launched by the Rural Development Program (RDP) have approved a subsidy worth over BGN 1.5 billion. Approximately 5000 candidates have been awarded contracts, which is one third of the total number of applications submitted. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Mrs. Lausana Vassileva at the meeting with the farmers in Pazardzhik. She and experts from the department presented the information campaign of the ministry in the...
Tree Ruins the Façade of a Hotel in Hisarya

Tree Ruins the Façade of a Hotel in Hisarya

11:44 | 19.10.2017 | by Standartnews
(October 19, 2017 Sofia) a dead tree that was estimated to be about a century old split apart and fell onto the façade of a four-star hotel in the spa resort of Hisarya, causing significant damages to the rooms' balconies. The signal about the accident was received at 3 am today. All guests of the hotel were immediately evacuated. Luckily, no motor vehicles were damaged although the hotel's parking was full. Hotel manager Nadezhda Manolova said she had sent many signals to the...
Over 300 Runners Attack Cherni Vrah on August 26

Over 300 Runners Attack Cherni Vrah on August 26

17:32 | 24.08.2017 | by Standartnews
Over 200 runners have so far enrolled online in the eleventh edition of annual mountain running race Vitosha Run. The start is at 9 am on August 26th in front of the Contemporary Art Museum in Sofia's South Park and the race finishes on Cherni Vrah at 2,290 m above sea level. The event is organized by the Sofia Municipality, Sofia – European Capital of Sports Foundation and the Marathon Association. The event includes men's and women's races, U-20 men and U-20 women, as...
Firefighters Pull Horse Out of Well

Firefighters Pull Horse Out of Well

17:09 | 18.08.2017 | by Standartnews
(August 18, 2017, Sofia) Yesterday a team of firefighters from the local fire service in the northeastern Bulgarian town of Targovishte rescued a horse that had fallen into a well. The distress call was received at 9 am. The mayor of the Ralitsa village, near Targovishte, called the local fire department to send over some of their guys to help a horse out of a ten-meter deep well, about a third of it full of water. Using special belts and an auto crane, the firefighters managed to pull...
Bulgaria’s Per Capita Net Income Up by 9.4%

Bulgaria’s Per Capita Net Income Up by 9.4%

12:34 | 15.08.2017 | by Standartnews
(August 15, 2017 Sofia) The average natural person's total net income in Q2 2017 in Bulgaria is BGN 1.355, which is a 9.4% increase y/y, the national statistics institute has reported. By item, monthly salary accounts for 56.7% of the average Bulgarian's total income (it has increased by 1.9% y/y) followed by pensions (26.3% here there is a three-percent decrease y/y), payments for freelance work (6.8%) and social benefits (3.4%).
Kristalina Georgieva: Happy birthday, Standart! Your “Wonders of Bulgaria” is a great inspiration of everybody!

Kristalina Georgieva: Happy birthday, Standart! Your “Wonders of Bulgaria” is a great inspiration of everybody!

12:30 | 10.08.2017 | by Standartnews
"Happy 25th birthday to The Standrat daily! I am glad that I have the chance to congratulate the devoted team of Standart on the 25th anniversary of the media. For me, The Standart is particularly valuable for its numerous social campaigns and initiatives such as The Wonders of Bulgaria, for example. This campaign has taught many young Bulgarians to love their country and I am sure they will grow up to become true patriots!" Kristalina Georgieva, CEO World Bank
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