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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.

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26 Aug 14

BIRN Summer School Kicks off in Montenegro

The fifth BIRN summer school of investigative journalism has opened in the Montenegrin coastal town of Becici, bringing together top trainers and journalists.

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21 Aug 14

South Stream Gas Pipes ‘Still Arriving’ in Bulgaria

Bulgaria faces questions about whether it has honoured a pledge to suspend work on the Russian-led gas pipeline.

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14 Aug 14

Number of Romanian, Bulgarian Workers Surges in UK

The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in Britain has hit a new high, re-igniting the debate on whether limits needs to be placed on EU nationals coming for work in the UK.

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05 Aug 14

Bulgaria Names New PM Pending Elections

Former Socialist MP Georgi Bliznashki tasked with stabilising the storm-buffeted country ahead of October elections.

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05 Aug 14

More Macedonians Apply for Bulgarian Citizenship

Macedonians top the list of foreigners applying for Bulgarian citizenship, which grants them easier access to EU countries, said Sofia’s embassy in Skopje.

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29 Jul 14

Religious Tolerance Patchy in Balkans, State Department Says

Discrimination against smaller religious communities continues in most Balkan countries, even though governments and laws in general respect religious freedoms, a new US report says.

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28 Jul 14

Bulgarian Socialists Elect New Leader Before Polls

The crisis-hit Bulgarian Socialist Party elected Mihail Mikov as its new chief in a bid to revive its fortunes ahead of general elections in October.

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24 Jul 14

Bulgaria’s Embattled PM Throws in Towel

Departure of Plamen Orecharski’s troubled left-of-centre government comes after a year of near-constant protests.

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21 Jul 14

Romania, Bulgaria Near Top of EU Fraud Report

A new EU report ranks the two Balkan states in second and third places, behind Italy, when it comes to the attempted fraudulent use of EU funds.

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16 Jul 14

Floods Cause Havoc in Bulgarian Resort

A state of emergency was declared on Wednesday in the Black Sea municipality of Primorsko after torrential rain caused massive flooding.

Business

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03 Sep 14

Balkan Economic Competitiveness Makes Uneven Progress

The latest World Economic Forum report on global competitiveness ranks Bulgaria as the best in the Balkans and Albania as the worst, just behind Serbia.

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.