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The Bulgarian Community in Sydney

The Bulgarian Community and Culture Association "Rodina" is the focal point for Bulgarians and the Bulgarian culture in Sydney and New South Wales.  We organise regular BBQs, dances and social events as well as support the Bulgarian School in Sydney.  Our community includes people with Bulgarian heritage, partners of Bulgarians and people interested in the Bulgarian Culture.  As part of Multi-Cultural Australia we aim to contribute and enrich its diverse culture.  We also provide orientation and help for Bulgarians newly arrived in Sydney and New South Wales.

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Bulgaria’s ABV Party Backs Rumen Radev for President
Thursday, 18th August 2016

Left-wing ABV party has endorsed the nomination of Maj Gen Rumen Radev for the forthcoming presidential elections.

General Radev will be the nomination of a wide coalition of left-wing, patriotic and centrist political forces, ABV leader and former President Georgi Parvanov said at a news conference in Sofia on Thursday.

ABV’s governing body, the National Council, has given the green light to the signing of an agreement with the Socialists on the organization of Radev’s election campaign, Parvanov added.

The Bulgarian Socialist Party, the largest opposition force in the current parliament, elected Maj.  Gen.  Rumen Radev, former Bulgarian Air Force Commander, as its candidate for President in the November elections on Wednesday.   

Bulgaria Grants Refugee Status to 357 People in Jan-July 2016
Thursday, 18th August 2016

Bulgaria’s State Agency for Refugees has received 9,388 applications for protection in the first seven months of 2016, close to the 2014 total of 11,081 and nearly half of last year’s total of 20,391.

Bulgaria granted refugee status of 357 persons in 2016 through July 31, according to the latest data available from the refugee agency.

This compared with 4,708 decisions to grant refugee status issued in all of 2015 and 5,162 in 2014.

The agency denied registration as refugees to 384 foreign nationals this year through end-July.  This compared with 623 refusals in 2015.

Almost half of the foreign nationals who sought protection in Bulgaria in the first seven months of the year were from Afghanistan 4,442.  Iraq and Syria followed with 2,832 and 1,120, respectively.




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About Us

The Bulgarian Cultural and Social Association "Rodina" promotes Bulgarian culture, traditions and language among the Bulgarian community in NSW.  For over 30 years we have been fostering knowledge and understanding about the Bulgarian culture and history by organising social events, forums, exhibitions, performances and other public initiatives.  We seek to strengthen the social, economic, educational and cultural ties between Australia and Bulgaria.  Therefore, maintaining a close relationship with Australian organisations and institutions in Australia is of significant importance to us.  As part of Multi-Cultural Australia we aim to contribute and enrich its diverse culture.  Rodina collaborates and co-operates with other Bulgarian and cultural organisations in Australia.