Saturday, 29 April 2017

News


Archeologists Enter Odrysian ruler Teres II's Private Apartments

6 June 2011 | Bulgarian archaeologists start excavating the area within the walls of an ancient residence near Starosel, which they believe belonged to the Odrysian ruler Teres II. Dated 351-341... Full Story



Croatia
Pope Supports Croatia to Boost Christian Values in the EU

4 June 2011 | Pope Benedict XVI arrived today in Croatia, which is the only predominantly Catholic country in the Balkans, with Catholics making around 90% of its population. Croatian government expressed hopes that the visit will boost its... Full Story


Bulgaria
7,000-Years-Old Prototype of European Towns Found in Bulgaria

4 June 2011 | Bulgarian archaeologists discovered what they believe to be the oldest town in Europe, local media reported. Dubbed a 'proto-town', the site is situated near the town of Pazardzhic, in the center of the country. Full Story


Croatia
Croatian Art Deco on Display in Zagreb

01 June 2011 | Art déco in Croatian art between the two world wars is on display till the 28th of August in Zagreb. Over 750 paintings, pieces of furniture, photographs, applied arts objects are presented to illustrate the strong influence of... Full Story


Bulgaria
New Chance for Survival of Danube Sturgeons

6 May 2011 | Bulgarian state banned fishing of sturgeons in Danube for a period of one year, announced national media. Full Story


Bulgaria
Environmentalists Greet Return of Egyptian Vultures to Bulgaria

25 April 2011 | First Egyptian Vultures, globally endangered species, have returned to Bulgaria's Rhodopi Mountains this spring, provoking cheering amongst nature protection activists in the country. Full Story


Serbia
100 Serbian Icons on Display in Belgrade

23 April 2011 | Orthodox icons, which have always presented a striking illustration of the division lines between Orthodox and Catholic Christianity, now come again under the limelight in a new exhibition, opened this week in Belgrade. Full Story


Bulgaria
Ski Legend Girardelli Put Name on 1,000 Bottles of Bulgarian Wine

17 December 2010 | Austrian alpine ski racer Marc Girardelli, a five time World Cup champion, ordered 1000 bottles of Solitair Merlot 2007 with his name on the label. The producer, the Bulgarian winery Domain Boyar, announced that the sports... Full Story


Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Albania Celebrate Non-Visa Travel to the EU

16 December 2010 | Happy celebrations in Albania and Bosnia marked the lifting of EU visas for their citizens – a situation, new for the youngest generation in the former Yugoslavian republic, and unknown to any Albanian living in his country so... Full Story


Greece
Greece Reports 150% Increase of Russian Tourists

14 December 2010 | In 2010 Greece received 150% more Russian tourists compared to the previous year, reported Greek tourism deputy minister George Nikitiadis while on visit in Moscow. Their number in the past 12 months reached 320... Full Story




Epicure


Bulgaria
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


Bulgaria
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


Greece
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




Music


Serbia
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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