Sat, May 25 2013
Photo: Krassimir Yuskesseliev
More than 1.2 million Bulgarians quit the country in the past 20 years, and the rate has been increasing.
Hepatitis C infections are estimated at 100 000 out of Bulgaria's population of 7.3 million.
The European report does not take into account the drastic population decline of Bulgaria over the past decade.
The UK's population is expected to reach the 79 million mark and become the union's most populous state, even surpassing Germany, while France is expected to reach 74 million.
First data from Bulgaria's census confirms shrinking population trends.
The population of Bulgaria has shrunk by 582 000 people in the last decade, according to preliminary results of the population census, released by the National Statistics Institute.
About 75 000 people have disappeared from the Plovdiv region alone, the equivalent of the entire Assenovgrad Municipality
It looks like an opening scene from the Phillip Noyce's the Bone Collector film. A small town in the northwest of Bulgaria that goes by the name of Vratsa. A police officer trains a torch down a manhole as another policeman yells down the darkness: 'come out, we won't hurt you'
Door-to-door phase of census follows online count of more than three million people
Today (February 9) is the last day for Bulgarians and foreigners to register themselves and participate in the online census.
About two million Bulgarians are expected to be counted by the online census by the end of February 8, representing about 27 per cent of the total population
Foreigners resident in Bulgaria who do not take part in the 2011 census can be fined
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.