Wednesday, 26 July 2017


Opera-ting Greece!

2 December 2013 | Greek National Opera artists abandoned this week their traditional building and took over Athens’ streets, squares and parks, even the metropolitan metro. Driven by desire to... Full Story

Macedonia: All Cab Drivers to Learn English by 2017!

21 November | Knowledge of basic English will become a requirement to obtain a taxi driver’s license in Republic of Macedonia, announced the local press today. Amendments in its Public Transport Law are about to turn this demand into obligation... Full Story

An ancient Nympheum opens for visits in Southern Bulgaria

20 November 2013 | November may not be the perfect month to open a Nympheum. But who cares? Only the name of it already rings a distant promise for pleasures, and how often do you really get to see a bathing place, consecrated to the nymphs? Full Story

Railways May Finally Connect Macedonia and Bulgaria by 2022

20 November 2013 | Intention is choice with commitment, they say. And although Macedonia and Bulgaria have been declaring for years their intentions to build the remaining kilometers of railways to connect the two countries’ infrastructure, they... Full Story

Three Bulgarian Boutique Wineries Present Wines Tomorrow in London

15 November 2013 | The wines of three Bulgarian wineries - Ivo Vurbanov Wines, Orbelus and Rossidi, can be tasted this weekend in London during Decanter’s Fine Wine Encounter.
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Over 80 Pieces of Late Antiquity Jewellery Stolen in Skopje

The precious antiques, which the Museum of Macedonia in Skopje announced missing days ago, are over 80 – predominantly golden jewellery from the period of Late Antiquity. Full Story

A Middle Ages “Casanova” unearthed in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archaeologists discovered a skeleton of a young male man, dating from the period between the IX and XII century, whom they dubbed «Medieval Casanova». Full Story

Protests escalate into violence in Sofia

12 November 2013 | More and more reports from Sofia streets confirm continuing clashes between police and protesters in the city center. Civil and policemen in a fight on the ground, cordons, pushing protestants, and even a face, covered in blood... Full Story

Macedonia says 60 precious objects vanished from its National Museum

At least 60 items, dating mainly from Antiquity, have disappeared from the treasury of Republic of Macedonia’s National Museum, its management announced. Objects from two of the important collections of the museum in Skopje – the Late Antiquity... Full Story

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia: Let’s loose 10 000 kilos!

Bosnia launches nation-wide initiative to promote healthier lifestyle Full Story


Foreign Wines Outnumbered Bulgarian Ones on Vinaria 2014 Competition

11 March 2014 | National wine tastings, preceding Bulgaria’s biggest wine fair, Vinaria 2014, started today with a surprise: foreign wines exceeded in number Bulgarian ones first time in history of the competition. Full Story

Curiosity Chest

Dimitur, who visualisеd the Bulgarian expression “Pumpkin Head!”

26 February 2014 | He is 26 and he tried to enroll in the national Fine Arts academy. Academics, though, refused to recognize his talents, and this is how he searched for consolation in food carving. Full Story

Useful Reads

In Sfakia: Passing Time in the Wilds of Crete (2008) | By Peter Trudgill

Crete has long been acknowledged as one of the most singular and unique parts of Greece. Its people keep a fierce hold on their traditions, customs and history. Practically a country of its own, this vast island looms over all others in Greece. Nevertheless, as In Sfakia author Peter Trudgill aptly notes in his preface, “some parts of Crete are more special than others, and Sfakia, on the remote south coast, is certainly one of those.” Full Story


Serbia Surprises with Choice of Little-Known Singer for Eurovision

12 March 2009 | A little-known Serbian singer and composer, Marko Kon, has surprised many by emerging as his country's representative at the 54th Eurovision in Moscow.
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