EXPO 2015 - Madagascar concert

EXPO 2015 – First Impressions

Half of the EXPO 2015 Universal Exhibition in Milan has passed and we have just now managed to visit it. Unfortunately, there is no Bulgarian participation, although the exhibition’s theme – Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, does not sound alien to the ordinary Bulgarian.

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Scientists Discuss How to Fight Plagiarism

The closest synonym of plagiarism is theft. It may be an intellectual theft but it is still a theft. While in art and in literature those who have been nailed as plagiarists are despised and even sanctioned, in the scientific circles even venerated figures allow themselves to “borrow” from other persons’ publications without any negative consequences for them.

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Ambassador Biggar (left) reads an excerpt from John Sherman, in the company of Plamen Totev and Emil Minchev (right).

W. B. Yeats Celebrated at Europe House in Sofia

une 13 is the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats, winner of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature. Perseus Publishing House (Bulgaria) marked this jubilee by launching the Bulgarian-language translation of W. B. Yeats’s book John Sherman and Dhoya containing two works of prose.

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Българско хоро в Брюксел с Кристалина

Brussels dances Bulgarian Horo

A Bulgarian Horo wound around Grand Place in Brussels on April 25, exactly 10 years since the signing of Bulgaria’s EU Accession Treaty. The mass dance was organized for a third successive year on the initiative of The European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva

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1-Chiprovski kilimi

Chiprovtsi Carpets exhibited at Sofia’s Ethnographic Museum

The tradition of carpet-making in Chiprovtsi, north-eastern Bulgaria, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2014. An exhibition of traditional and modern hand-woven carpets from Chiprovtsi can be seen till October 5 at the National Ethnographic Museum (located in the former Royal Palace) in Sofia.

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