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Why you need to visit Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2019

Every year, the European Union nominates one or more Capitals of Culture to showcase cities across the continent, promote growth and tourism, and foster the collective European identity. Athens was inaugurated first in 1985, followed by Florence, Amsterdam, Berlin, and a string of cities you’d expec


Sunny Beach In Bulgaria Has Become One Of Europe's Top Party Destinations

A peaceful getaway is all well and good, but sometimes it's nice to go on a holiday which leaves you feeling much worse off than you did to start with. There are countless resorts across Europe that fit this bill perfectly, but Sunny Beach in Bulgaria appears to be tough to top.


Small plane crashes in southern Bulgaria, 2 killed

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Authorities in Bulgaria say a small private plane has crashed in a field in a southern region, killing the pilot and the lone passenger on board. Plovdiv police chief Atanas Ilkov said the two-seat Zodiac aircraft was on a demonstration tour when one of its wings separated in fligh


Alexandra Porfirova Models Bold Beauty for Glamour Bulgaria

Photographer Olga Rubio Dalmau shoots colorful spring beauty for the pages of Glamour Bulgaria’s April 2019 issue. Model Alexandra Porfirova tries on bold eyeshadow and lip color in the spread. Styled by Laia Gomez, the redhead wears sparkling gems and statement tops. Makeup artist Lara Güell create


Rick Steves' Europe - Bulgaria

Bulgaria, so mysterious to most Americans, has a vivid identity as a crossroads of the Balkans. Rick traces the country's complex history, from ancient Thracian tombs to medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries to Soviet monuments. And he enjoys an intimate taste of contemporary culture: the...


Why won’t the Orthodox pray with Francis in Bulgaria?

On May 5, Pope Francis begins a three-day trip to Bulgaria. He will pray with members of the country’s Catholic minority (who number around 50,000), and lead an open-air prayer for peace in the presence of representatives of other religions in central Sofia. However, no official representatives of t


Total Chaos Returns to Bulgaria May 16 - 18

SOFIA, BULGARIA -- Total Chaos returns for a second year to Bulgaria this May 16 – 18, with a broad scope of new speakers and masterclasses, targeting every industry that uses 3D. Providing a shared space for 3D artists and developers to connect and grow Total Chaos facilitates the exploration of to


PRESS DIGEST – Bulgaria – April 19

SOFIA, April 19 – These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Friday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. — Prosecutors have charged seven people including former senior executives of the state road agency for failing to carry out quality o


Bulgaria police seize 200kg of cocaine recovered from sea

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Bulgarian border police have discovered and seized more than 200 kilograms (441 pounds) of cocaine in waters near the country's Black Sea coast. The District Prosecutor's Office in Dobrich said Wednesday a third cocaine haul in a week — a 16-kilogram bag of the drug — was found att


Brexit chaos stirs fears for Bulgaria seasonal farm workers

A view of Brashten, the Bulgarian locality with the largest proportion of inhabitants working abroad. [BurgasInfo]. The 960 inhabitants of the Bulgarian village of Brashten, nestled in the hills and forests on the Greek border, don’t normally pay much heed to international politics.


Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania Plan to Host World Cup

Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania on Saturday announced a joint effort to host the 2030 World Cup and 2028 Euros. “We are starting a common course, with optimism, with a smile, seriousness, awareness of reality and basically for better days for this area which usually worries the world with negat


From Bulgaria to Detroit, artist Dessi Terzieva debuts nostalgic exhibition, 'Proof of Identity'

It's been a whirlwind year for Detroit-based artist and *Paid Actor founder Dessislava Terzieva. Shortly after the debut of her Fidana exhibition last year, a multimedia exploration of the "absurd and obscure," Terzieva returned to her hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria, to fulfill an artist residency whic


Bulgaria, Hungary, and Malta shamed on press unfreedom

Press freedom in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Malta ranks among the worst in the world, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a Paris-based NGO. From journalists' murders to media take-overs by oligarchs close to state powers, the three EU states were portrayed as an embarrassment for the European


Journalists injured by police during protest in Bulgaria

On April 12, 2019, at least two journalists were injured while covering clashes between police and protesters in Gabrovo, a town in central Bulgaria, according to local media reports.


US destroyer Ross stops in Bulgaria on first Black Sea port visit

US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, April 15 for the first port visit of its Black Sea tour. The ship transited the Bosphorus Strait to enter the Black Sea on April 14.


ALSO Holding AG: ALSO acquires largest Bulgarian IT distributor

Solytron Bulgaria, with sales of EUR110 million and a market share of over 30 per cent, is one of the leading IT distributors in Bulgaria. In acquiring the company ALSO is taking the consistent expansion of its Eastern European business further forward. Solytron, founded in Sofia in 1991, trebled it


German Hotel Group opens Maritim Hotel Paradise Blue Albena in Bulgaria

The blue sails are in place and the Maritim logo welcomes guests at reception. The new Maritim Hotel Paradise Blue Albena started the season on 12 April and the first holidaymakers are already enjoying the large pool, the exclusive spa facilities and the magnificent view of the vast sandy beach.


Bulgaria expects wheat harvest to be comparable to 2018 levels

SOFIA, April 25 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's 2019 wheat harvest is expected to be similar to last year's crop of 5.8 million tonnes if the weather remains favourable in the next two and a half months, a senior official at the agriculture ministry said on Thursday.


Bulgaria's Reigning World and Euro Champ Yusein Headlines Friday Night's Finals

BUCHAREST, Romania (April 10) - Taybe YUSEIN (BUL) was one of two reigning world and European champion that competed on the fourth day of wrestling at the European Championships, but the Bulgarian was the only double defending champion who made it to Friday night’s finals. The second, Petra OLLI (FI


Exchange students reflect on Earth Day in Bulgaria, India

Earth Day is just around the corner, where millions of people around the world bring awareness to environmental issues and climate change. But just as the Earth is diverse in its environment, so too are the issues different societies face. On this Morning Interview, KCAW’s Enrique Pérez de la Rosa s