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  March 30, 2015 

Rodina Sydney - the Bulgarian Community and Culture Association

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 Needs New Body to Fight Graft Among Politicians - Audit Office Chief
Monday, 30th March 2015

The newly appointed Chairman of Bulgaria’s National Audit Office Tsvetan Tsvetkov has backed a suggestion to set up a new body specifically charged with looking into the wealth of politicians.

In an interview with BNR radio Tsvetkov said on Sunday a change to existing legislation might be needed to enable inspection of the sources of funds and properties owned by politicians.

It is outside the powers of the National Audit Office now to check whether politicians own or use properties registered in someone else’s name, or stay at posh hotels while on trips abroad.

“Maybe a specialized body should be set up as is the case in Romania, for example,” said Tsvetkov.

Bulgaria to Grant 10 000 People with Refugee Status by End of Year
Sunday, 29th March 2015

The chairperson of the State Agency for Refugees (DAB) Nikola Kazakov stated on Saturday that Bulgaria should grant over 10 000 people with refugee status by the end of the year.

Kazakov said that most of the refugees in Bulgaria were Kurds from Syria and Iraq and nearly half of the newcomers in 2015 were illiterate.

In his words, a completely new strategy for solving the refugee problem was already prepared, Kazakov revealed in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio.

According to him, several strategies were in place until the end of 2014, which would be replaced by a single, united strategy that takes into account the new challenges.

Kazakov added that the European Commission has readiness to allocate additional funds for urgent measures addressing the refugee problem, next to the EUR 10 M that had already been negotiated.

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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.