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Migration from the city to rural areas as a way of survival

At the beginning of the new millennium, movement of people from the city to rural areas began to take shape as a trend in Bulgaria. The reasons were mostly economic – about 20% of the businesses in the country preferred to operate in the..

published on 4/1/20 2:07 PM

Bulgarian Red Cross volunteers – the humane “soldiers” with a mission to serve society

Volunteering is our organization’s greatest strength, says Academician Hristo Georgiev, chairman of the Bulgarian Red Cross, BCR. Despite the quarantine, we are currently feeding 320,000 Bulgarians with funds from a European programme. We do..

published on 3/31/20 11:20 AM

Coronavirus crisis awakens sympathy and kindness in people’s hearts

Usually being a ccustomed to daily lives characterized by lack of compassion towards those in need, intolerance and nervous strain , now in these days of crisis we have been showing our humane side more often . After..

published on 3/30/20 11:36 AM

Wild colony of lesser kestrel settles in Bulgaria after more than 50 years of absence

The lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni)has returned to Bulgaria at a difficult time, the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Team has reported. Strictly observing the current state of emergency in Bulgaria, environmentalists are taking care of the rare..

published on 3/29/20 10:00 AM

Social distancing during coronavirus crisis rearranges our values

A state of emergency was declared in Bulgaria on March 13 over the risk of a rapid spread of the new coronavirus. Some employers adjusted the rhythm of their business to the new conditions and allowed their staff to work from home before..

updated on 3/28/20 9:00 AM

American-born Eric Alexiev returns to his Bulgarian roots

The number of Bulgarians rediscovering the charm of their homeland and deciding to turn a new page in their lives after years of living abroad is on the rise. One of them is 25-year-old Eric Alexiev, whose return to his roots is also linked to a..

published on 3/27/20 1:31 PM

Which disinfectants are effective against Covid-19

As soon as the information about the deepening coronavirus crisis spread, people began buying various detergents and gels for disinfection. The antibacterial gels we use to clean our hands when we are outdoors sold out in many shops...

published on 3/27/20 12:52 PM

Speleologist Atanas Rusev: We must be united in order to overcome the crisis when it knocks on our door

The town of Pernik (southwest Bulgaria) has been under a water regime since November 18, 2019. According to the latest schedule, water supply has been restricted to ten hours a day. The water level of Studena dam which supplies the..

updated on 3/25/20 9:55 AM

Bulgaria to fight fears of COVID-19 with reliable information

Sixty-two percent of Bulgarians are afraid of becoming infected with COVID-19, according to a poll by Gallup International. 58% of people succumb to conspiracy theories, believing that someone intentionally caused the spread of the..

published on 3/24/20 11:59 AM

Shortage of protective masks, disinfectants nation-wide, small municipalities face serious challenges

Doctors, municipal officials and people from the social patronage service ring the alarm over the danger of contamination due to the lack of basic hygiene products. "The supply of protective equipment and disinfectants is our biggest problem,"..

published on 3/23/20 6:50 PM