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18 Nov 14

Calls Grow for Bulgaria to Make Voting Compulsory

A senior figure in Bulgaria's ruling centre-right GERB party has reiterated calls for the country to make voting mandatory as early as next year.

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12 Nov 14

Poisoned Dissident Markov Gets Statue in Sofia

Bulgarian President leads tributes to Georgi Markov, who was killed in London in 1978, as his statue goes up in Sofia.

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04 Nov 14

Borisov Set to Return as Bulgaria’s PM

Former Prime Minister looks likely to resume his old job if his GERB party can find enough coalition allies.

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22 Oct 14

Romania, Bulgaria Mull Two New Danube Bridges

The two neighbouring countries plan to start work on feasibility studies for two new bridges over the Danube.

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17 Oct 14

GERB Struggles to Assemble Allies in Bulgaria

The 'Bulgaria without Censorship' coalition has tentatively offered to support the centre-right GERB party, which after coming first in the recent elections is trying to muster a majority in parliament.

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07 Oct 14

Borisov Juggles Coalition Options in Bulgaria

After his party’s election triumph on Sunday, GERB leader Boyko Borisov is hunting for possible coalition partners.

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06 Oct 14

Bulgaria’s Centre-Right GERB Eyes Return to Power

GERB won 32.6 per cent of the votes in the snap elections held amid political turmoil and financial instability in Bulgaria, and will now try to form a new governing coalition.

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06 Oct 14

Bulgaria’s Centre-Right GERB Leads in Snap Elections

Exit polls in early general elections held amid political turmoil in the crisis-hit EU state indicate a comfortable lead for the centre-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB.

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02 Oct 14

15 Killed in Munitions Plant Blasts in Bulgaria

A series of blasts at the Gorni Lom munitions plant in Bulgaria on Wednesday almost levelled the site killing 15 people.

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02 Oct 14

Kosovo Leads Balkans in Internet Addiction

Kosovars are the keenest internet users in the Balkans, in national percentage terms, a global survey of internet and Facebook penetration shows.

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01 Oct 14

Balkan Countries Exploiting Planet, WWF Says

New WWF report takes Balkan countries to task about their impact on the world's ecological system and environment.

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30 Sep 14

Right Tipped to Win Bulgaria's Early Election

The centre-right GERB party is heading for a convincing victory in Sunday's early general election, a number of recent polls suggest.

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23 Sep 14

Croatia Joins Balkan Anti-IS Coalition

Alongside the other Balkan states, Croatia has joined the US-led coalition against the Islamic State militants, although its obligations remain unclear.

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19 Sep 14

Bulgaria Accused of Expelling Syrian Refugees

Bulgarian border police have in the past month forced Syrian asylum seekers back to Turkey and beaten some of them, Human Rights Watch said.  

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29 Aug 14

Bulgaria Accuses Russia of Waging 'Information War'

Defence Ministry report says Bulgaria is in an information war with Russia, as the Kremlin strives to regain its lost influence in the former Soviet bloc.

Premium

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11 Nov 14

Borisov Faces Challenge, Ending Bulgaria’s Turmoil

The new-old Prime Minister, sworn in last Friday, was credited with stabilizing Bulgaria once in the past - but can he repeat this performance again?

Business

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29 Oct 14

Balkans Do Better in 'Doing Business' Report

Most Balkan states have improved their positions in the World Bank's latest “Doing Business” report - some much more than others.

Culture and Lifestyle

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30 May 14

European Obesity Congress Winds up in Sofia

Health care professionals and medical experts from all over Europe have been meeting in Bulgaria to mull the growing problem of spreading waistlines.