Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Bulgaria's Thracian Gold Attracts 35,000 Visitors over the Summer

27 Aug 2011 | This summer Bulgaria's second big Black sea port, Burgas, hosted an exhibition of the most important Thracian gold unearthed in the country. The objects, which were displayed in a... Full Story

Serbian-American Téa Obreht Wins Orange Price for Fiction

25 June 2011 | Téa Obreht, a Serbian American writer, has won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel The Tiger's Wife (Weidenfeld & Nicolson). Full Story

Serbian Gangster on the Run Leaves Behind Eva Peron's Stolen Jewellery

23 June 2011 | Rings, earrings and the tiara given to Eva Peron by the Dutch Royal family, were found in a hotel room in Milan. They were left behind by a member of the Serbian gang which was identified and partially arrested by police months ago. Full Story

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Literary Town to Be Constructed in Višegrad, Bosnia

22 June 2011 | A town, inspired by the historical novel The bridge on the Drina by Yugoslavian writer Ivo Andrić will be built in Višegrad in Eastern Bosnia, in Republika Srpska. Full Story

Nestle to Acquire Serbia's Centroproizvod

17 June 2011 | The Swiss chocolate giant Nestle announced it has reached agreement on the purchase of Centroproizvod, one of the leading Serbian food companies. Full Story

Croatian Scientists Discover Cure for Escherichia Coli

17 June 2011 | Croatian scientists said they have discovered a new generation of antibiotics, which fight bacteria differently and are highly efficient against Escherichia coli bacteria, which already claimed the lives of 38 people in Europe. Full Story

Short Film Festival Opens at Bulgaria’s Seaside

17 June 2011 | Over 100 films from 39 countries will be screened during the ninth edition of the international short film festival In the Palace, which opens in the northern Bulgarian Black Sea town of Balchik on Saturday. Full Story

Angelina Jolie-Mania Hits South-Central Turkey

16 June 2011 | The tourist industry of the remote Turkish province of Hatai lived through a sudden boom, when crowds of Turks filled up all the hotels in the area. Full Story

Albania Abolishes Visas for Additional Ex-Soviet Citizens

16 June 2011 | The citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine are not required any longer to obtain visas to visit Albania for periods shorter than 90 days. Full Story

Istanbulites Vote Online on City's Taxi Design

16 June 2011 | The citizens of Istanbul will be able to vote on the design on the city cabs, local media reported. An online poll, 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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