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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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Sofia Mayor Banned the Parking of Buses in Front of the St.  Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova banned the parking of buses in front of the St.  Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.  The initiative was made by  the municipal councilor and co-chair of "Political Group 5" Eng.  Simeon Slavchev.

At the end of July, after dozens of signals from Sofia, Eng.  Slavchev decided to remove the buses from the square in front of the temple.  Although there were allowed to stop up to 5 buses, there was more than 10 in the summer.  St.  Alexander Nevski and the place in general was turned into an illegal bus station.

The municipal ordered  that there will be 4 stopping points for up to 15 minutes on buses carrying out occasional transport in the northern part of ''Oborishte''.

For tourist buses there will be special places for stop for 2 to 4 hours.  They will be on:

- South local lane on "Maria Luiza" Blvd., opposite the Central Railway Station.  station - up to 2 hours stay.

- The parking place between "Knyaz Boris I" Str., ''Bratya Miladinovi'' Str., The southern local line of "Maria Luisa" Str.  And ''Struga'' Str.  - up to 4 hours.

CEC Test Publicly Remote Electronic Voting
Tuesday, 12th December 2017

The Central Electoral Commission will publicly test the remote electronic vote.  The Electoral Law obliges the CEC to conduct 3 simulations by the end of this year.

The envisaged simulations are for the election of MEPs, MPs and municipal mayors.  They will include members of the CEC, journalists, representatives of various institutions and non-governmental organizations.

The system for remote electronic voting has a budget of nearly BGN 1.5 million.  The implementation period is 31 December 2018.  The remote electronic voting should be introduced for the MEP elections in 2019.

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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.