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20 Oct 16

Bulgaria Ex-Minister Indicted Over Belene Deal

Petar Dimitrov, a former minister of economy and energy, has been indicted in connection with the cancelled Belene nuclear power project, the State Prosecutor’s Office said on Wednesday.

19 Oct 16

Mystery Macedonian Grave Sparks Intrigue in Bulgaria

Bulgarian media have reported that an old mass grave, found near the house of Macedonian Albanian leader Ali Ahmeti, contained bodies of ethnic Bulgarians, but experts dismissed the claims. 

18 Oct 16

Bulgaria Says Turkish Deportees Never Sought Asylum

Seven Turkish citizens were deported after entering Bulgaria illegally, but police said they never sought political asylum, despite Turkish media reports claiming they were supporters of wanted cleric Fethullah Gulen.

18 Oct 16

Bulgarian MPs Summoned to Resolve Voting Rule Row

Bulgaria's parliament has been ordered back to work on Tuesday, to vote on last-minute changes to the controversial electoral rule changes that have shaken the government.

14 Oct 16

Voting Changes Risk Skewing Bulgaria Presidential Race

Bulgarian experts say the new 'protest vote' option on ballot papers could end up favouring the chances of the leading candidate in the presidential elections.

06 Oct 16

New EU Border Agency to Curb Migration Launched

Thursday's launch of the European Border and Coast Guard, Frontex’s revamped successor, was described as a 'historic moment' for Europe at the inauguration ceremony in Bulgaria.

05 Oct 16

UN Secretary-General Race Enters Final Stretch

The UN Security Council is set for another round of voting for the next Secretary-General, as diplomats hope to avoid showdowns and choose Ban Ki-moon's successor by the end of the month.

03 Oct 16

Balkans Unlikely to Follow Hungary's Migrant Vote

Hungary's anti-migrant referendum on Sunday may have 'failed' - but Budapest's opposition to EU migrant quotas is still likely to boost the hand of xenophobes in the region and beyond.

03 Oct 16

Bulgaria’s New UN Candidate Faces Grilling

Kristalina Georgieva, who has replaced UNESCO director Irina Bokova as Bulgaria's candidate for the UN top job, will appear before the UN General Assembly on Monday to answer questions about her qualifications for the post.

30 Sep 16

Bulgaria MPs Ban Burqa in Public

The wearing of garments that cover the face will be fined in Bulgaria according to a new bill that MPs adopted on Friday.

29 Sep 16

Shelter Saves Bulgaria's Old Donkeys from Slaughter

A new NGO-run centre in the southern Bulgarian village of Belnichan will provide care and shelter for 60 'retired' donkeys, saving them for being sold for meat.

28 Sep 16

Bulgaria Nominates Kristalina Georgieva for UN Chief

After its first choice stumbled badly in the race for the UN top job, Bulgaria has named Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission as its new candidate.

28 Sep 16

Gender-Based Violence ‘Widespread in Bulgaria’

Over one in ten Bulgarians suffered from domestic or gender-based violence last year, with levels significantly higher among the country’s Roma population, a new study said.

27 Sep 16

War Memorial's Demolition in Macedonia Outrages Bulgaria

Bulgarian politicians and experts have reacted with indignation after a Macedonian journalist smashed a memorial to their wartime dead to smithereens. 

20 Sep 16

Bulgaria to Host New EU Border Agency Launch

The new EU Border and Coast Guard agency will be launched on October 6 in Bulgaria as part of European states’ attempt to deal with the refugee crisis.


11 Oct 16

Jokers Dream of Becoming Bulgaria’s Next President

While the main left and right-wing candidates battle it out to become head of state, a number of less serious candidates have their eyes on the post.

13 Sep 16

Eastern Europe Risks Losing UN Top Job Race

30 Aug 16

Bulgaria’s Impossible Balancing Act


14 Oct 16

Turkish Deal Fails to Dim Bulgaria’s Gas Ambitions

Bulgaria remains convinced it can become the gas distribution hub for the Balkans - despite Turkey’s own, more advanced, plans. 

31 Aug 16

Tourism in Bulgaria Set For Record Summer

Culture and Lifestyle

15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

Visiting the Balkans this summer? Get off the beaten track and visit some of the region’s lesser-known beauty spots.

05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio