Monthly Archives: May 2012

Obama to Bulgaria’s Plevneliev: You Are Doing Great!

US President Barack Obama has praised Bulgaria with few, but strong words of encouragement to counterpart Rosen Plevneliev at the NATO summit in Chicago. “You are doing great, the latest data I received is spectacular and I wish you success. This is what US President Barack Obama told me at the NATO summit in Chicago,” President Rosen Plevneliev told Bulgarian journalists after attending the high-level talks of the Alliance. Plevneliev made it clear it is not realistic to expect that the US will lift the visa regime for Bulgaria in the short term as the country first must meet a … Continue reading

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Western Bulgaria Earthquake Strongest for Sofia since 1858

The earthquake that the Bulgarian capital Sofia experienced at 3 am on Tuesday has been the strongest in its history since 1858, i.e. in 154 years, historical records indicate. On Tuesday, Bulgaria’s territory saw over 60 weak aftershocks after the 5.8-5.9-magnitude it experienced early Tuesday morning, according to the Geophysics Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. All of the 60 aftershocks had magnitudes of over 1 on the Richter scale, and their epicenters were around the western Bulgarian city of Pernik, where the initial earthquake hit at about 2:58 am on Tuesday. Some of the major aftershocks had a … Continue reading

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