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Russian President Putin Refuses To Visit France
Oct11

Russian President Putin Refuses To Visit France

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled his visit to France for a meeting with his French counter-part François Hollande, reported Reuters. Earlier, the French President questioned the expediency of a meeting with Putin after Russia rejected in the Security Council of the UN the draft resolution of France and Italy for the creation of a...

Katya Popova Laureate Days – emotional pinnacle in Pleven’s cultural life
Oct10

Katya Popova Laureate Days – emotional pinnacle in Pleven’s cultural life

This year the Katya Popova Laureate Days festival marked half a century since its founding. Created at the idea of great opera singer Katya Popova (born in Pleven), the festival takes place every two years. The forum presents young artists who received awards from prestigious international competitions. The thirtieth edition started with...

Bulgaria’s Trade with Third Countries Dipped in Jan-Aug
Oct10

Bulgaria’s Trade with Third Countries Dipped in Jan-Aug

Both exports and imports of Bulgaria to third countries fell in the first eight months of this year, compared to the same period of 2015, statistics show. Exports amounted to BGN 9.5161 B. The main trade partners included Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, China, Russia, and the United States, accounting for 49.7% of the exports to non-EU countries.The...

Diversity of foreign languages from across the world in Sofia
Oct08

Diversity of foreign languages from across the world in Sofia

Sofia has been a city at the crossroads since ancient times and various languages ​​and cultures meet here. Today the Bulgarian capital is even more colourful. It is enough to take a day for a walk in the historic centre of the city or in one of the largest shopping centres to hear a variety of languages. In the city streets one can often hear...

The Yellow Paving Stones 2016, a mosaic of diverse music traditions
Oct06

The Yellow Paving Stones 2016, a mosaic of diverse music traditions

The festival The Yellow Paving Stones will remain faithful to the spirit of jazz and world music. Just to remind you that the yellow paving stones are characteristic of Sofia’s central part and are the synonym of the city’s historical center. This year’s third edition of the event represents a dialogue in which diverse...

‘I Will Work to Amplify Voice of Goodness’, Bulgaria’s Georgieva Tells UN
Oct03

‘I Will Work to Amplify Voice of Goodness’, Bulgaria’s Georgieva Tells UN

Bulgaria’s UN top job candidate Kristalina Georgieva asserted on Monday she would “work to amplify the voice of goodness in our world” if she became the next Secretary General. “Goodness is universal, but quiet. Hate is loud,” she said at the informal dialogue at the United Nations General Assembly General,...

Bulgarian President Gets Scolded for Being ‘too Hawkish’ on Russia
Oct03

Bulgarian President Gets Scolded for Being ‘too Hawkish’ on Russia

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said President Rosen Plevneliev made a mistake by “playing the hawk” on Russia and straining Sofia-Moscow relations. Borisov has told reporters, quoted by the government’s press service, that the current cabinet has managed to normalize ties.”His mistake was that, by playing the...

Russia Takes Over UN Security Council Presidency
Oct01

Russia Takes Over UN Security Council Presidency

As of October 1, Russia will take over the UN Security Council Presidency. This is the month when the process of selection of a new Secretary General of the UN may end. “The Council will continue but it may also finish the process of preparing a proposal for the General Assembly regarding the nomination of a new UN Secretary General,” announced...

Russia, Ukraine Oppose Georgieva’s Nomination for UN Secretary General
Sep30

Russia, Ukraine Oppose Georgieva’s Nomination for UN Secretary General

Russia and Ukraine are among a few of the countries that have raised questions regarding the Bulgarian nomination of European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva for UN Secretary General, announced Radio Free Europe. Russia, Angola and Malaysia – all members of the Security Council asked Sofia for clarifications after it proposed Georgieva as...

Bulgaria Ranks 46th in Bloomberg’s Healthcare System Index
Sep29

Bulgaria Ranks 46th in Bloomberg’s Healthcare System Index

Bulgaria is among the countries with the least efficient healthcare systems in the world, data published by Bloomberg shows.Out of 55 countries studied by the Bloomberg index, Bulgaria has dropped by three spots compared to its results in 2009 (the index ranks countries as of 2014).Two years ago it had the 46th most efficient healthcare system,...

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