Bulgaria: Over 10,000 Kukeri from the Balkans Chase Away Evil at the Surva Festival in Pernik (PHOTOS)
The 29th International Festival of Masquerade Games "Surva" begins in Pernik. It is held under the patronage of President Rumen Radev and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and the National Culture Fund. The "Surva" festival is the oldest festival of masquerade games in Bulgaria and one of the largest in Europe.
Strong Wind in Sofia broke Tree Branches in Several Areas
In several places in Sofia, there are fallen branches of trees due to the strong wind. This was announced by the Ministry of the Interior for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).
The Ministry of the Interior specified that there are fallen tree branches on the tram line on the capital's "James Boucher" boulevard.
The New Year’s Speech of Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev
In his traditional New Year's address, the head of state Rumen Radev summarized the past year 2022 as full of crises and challenges, which tested the country's economy and the ability of politicians to reach an agreement.
Southeastern Bulgaria is at the Bottom in the EU of Young People with Secondary Education
The south-eastern Bulgarian region is among the 23 regions in the EU with the smallest share of young people who have completed secondary education, according to Eurostat data for 2021.
There, less than three-quarters of the 20- to 24-year-old population have a high school diploma.
Confirmed: 45 are the Dead in the Burned North Macedonian Bus
The number of victims in the severe road accident on the Struma highway with a bus with tourists from RN Macedonia is officially 45.
Human Error is the Leading Version of the Tragedy on the "Struma" Highway, Victims are 44
Mayor of Pernik: The Crashed Bus Tore about 50 meters of Guardrail in the Area of the Accident
Tragedy on "Struma" Highway: Passenger Bus Caught Fire, Leaving at least 45 Dead Including Children
The crashed bus tore about 50 meters of guardrail in the area of the accident. This was said by the mayor of Pernik Stanislav Vladimirov to journalists on the occasion of the severe bus accident in which 46 people died, a reporter told FOCUS News Agency.
Bulgarian Census 2021: 5.2 Million People or 78% of the Population have been Counted so far
The census is slow - only 78 percent of people have been counted so far, and the deadline is Sunday, October 10, said at a press conference the head of the National Statistical Institute Sergei Tsvetarski.
Another extension will not help, and the data will become out of date, he said.
Almost 200 Wild Fires in Bulgaria for Last 24 Hrs
For the past 24 hours, there has been 198 fires, that have been brought under control by firefighters, forestry workers, with the support of the Bulgarian Army and volunteers. At the moment, all fires on the territory of the country are suppressed, the Ministry of Interior announced on August 6.
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Big Fire at Pernik's Market Last Night
A fire blazed over the market in the center of Pernik in minutes last evening. No one was injured, but there was material damage.
According to the mayor of Pernik Stanislav Vladimirov, about 7-8 stalls burned down.
"Pernik municipality will try to help the affected traders as far as the law allows," Vladimirov told.
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Bulgaria: Daring Robbery on Struma Highway in Pernik Region
A cash collection car which was transporting the turnover of a restaurant near the Struma highway was robbed.
According to information from BTV and Nova TV, the stolen amount is about BGN 500,000.
The car was transporting the money from a fast food restaurant. The robbers were in two cars, which probably had stolen license plates.