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The second “Zdravei” Festival attracted even larger crowd than the previous year
The second “Zdravei” Festival was held on Sunday 10th of February in Adelaide with an even larger crowd that the previous year. The festival was a celebration of Bulgarian culture, food and craft with special performances from Bulgarian folk band...
Sergey Fedotov (45) may become a person of interest in the case of poisoning of the former GRU officer Sergei Skripal
Britain and Bulgaria jointly investigate the poisoning of a Bulgarian arms dealer in 2015 to determine whether it involved novichok, the nerve agent used in the poisoning of Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in...
Chinese Australians continue to visit Chinatown to connect with the culture
Most major cities around the world have a Chinatown. These are often areas where Chinese settlement first took shape outside of China. They reflect a history of hope and hardship when many migrants left their homes for a new life offshore. Let’s ...

We Can Patch Almost Everting

Vasko the Patch, is about to visit Australia
Vasil Georgiev widely known as Vasko Krupkata or Vasko The Patch is a blues-guitarist, singer and songwriter, is a front man of the Sofia rock band Podouene blues band , born June 6, 1959 in Sofia. He plays drums, harmonica, and guitar....
Specialists recommend 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week
More than half of Australian adults aged between 18 to 64 don’t meet the recommended target of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week. And the older we get, the less we tend to exercise. How about joining the gym to age better and avoid...
The Bulgarian government has issued an official statement in line with the EU and the democratic world
The President of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, has acknowledged that “the events in Venezuela are alarming and disturbing,” but has estimated that “to achieve a peaceful resolution” in that Latin American country “it is crucial to maintain a dialogue...
A recent session of the BSP 49th Congress shook the political establishment
Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev said on January 28 that an early general election seems inevitable as democracy in the country “has been losing momentum”. Speaking to journalists to mark his assessment of the first two years after taking office,...

Is your “Bucket list” ready?

Pause for a moment, pick up a pen and start uncovering your dreams
The hit movie, “Bucket list”, inspired people around the world to pursue their passions.  So what exactly is a bucket list and do you actually need one to live a meaningful life? These days, people seem to think of a bucket list as majestic trave...
The new code will not be enforced until 2020
The federal government has moved to force councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26th. It comes as a handful of municipalities voted to move events, saying it's out of respect for Indigenous people. Some have backed the move, while ot...

France and Germany Seal New Deal

Merkel warned, "Populism and nationalism are strengthening in all of our countries."
France and Germany have signed a new treaty aimed at breathing new life into their place at the centre of the European Union. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against rising nationalism in Europe and called for a revival of cross-border...
Bulgaria will start talks with US on F-16 jet deal
The Bulgarian Parliament’s defence committee approved on January 15 the government proceeding for a start of negotiations with the United States on acquiring F-16 fighter jets. The opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) did not agree to give ...

2018 - Names we won’t forget

Interview with Dr. Maria Staykova, neuroimmunologist, Australian National University, Canberra  
Many notable people in Bulgaria passed away in 2018. They come from all corners and all walks of life. Dr Maria Staykova talks about Svetlin Russev and Prof Bojidar Dimitrov.
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Calmer than expected - more alarming than desired
According to the annual survey in Bulgaria, conducted by Gallup International: At the end of 2018, 22% of Bulgarians expect 2019 to be better than 2018, 30% worse and 31% the same. 17% cannot answer. Thus, the net value of optimism in the country...
Are there moons orbiting the Moon?
Dr. Maria Staykova presents interesting and curious facts from 2018. From the celestial bodies in our Solar system to the Australian capital of the mosquitoes - Townsville.