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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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Bulgarian NewsBulgarian Tax Authorities Inspecting Print Media
Monday, 3rd August 2015
All print media outlets are going through inspections concerning their financial activities over the last five years, the National Revenue Agency (NRA) has said.
Bulgaria's 6th Largest Parliament Group Dissolved
Saturday, 1st August 2015
The sixth-biggest group in Bulgaria's Parliament dissolved itself on Friday after five of the MPs belonging to it submitted requests to leave it.
Previously, the lawmakers had threatened to quit unless a name dispute is settled.
Bulgarian Democratic Center (BDC), a group that was dominated by a party currently bearing the same name, had 14 MPs, in a legislature of 240, but with the five renegades the number fell just below the ten lawmakers required.
This comes after a dispute between BDC party members and the five (which include the group's co-chair), who are not part of the BDC, over the name of the group.
Svetlin Tanchev, who was group co-chair and who is among the five to quit, had earlier registered a party called People's Union which he insisted should be included in the group's name.
BDC was set up by lawmakers who were previously part of a coalition led by MEP Nikolay Barekov and made it into Parliament within an alliance led by his Bulgaria without Censorship party.
However, most of lawmakers belonging to Barekov's party quit, some of them pledging loyalty to Lider, a party widely thought to be run by businessman Hristo Kovachki which later renamed itself to Bulgarian Democratic Center.
Of the five lawmakers who left (but who remain MPs), some, like Svetlin Tanchev and Rumen Yonchev, had spintered off their parties in the previous legislature to become part of Bulgaria without Censorship.
The dissolution of the group means its lawmakers will not be able to head parliamentary committees or to have a Parliament Deputy Speaker.
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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.