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21 Apr 14

Bulgaria Still Not Planning EU Funding, Report Says

Bulgaria is failing to adopt measures to make proper use of potential European funding for the next six years, a report by the National Audit Office argues.

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14 Apr 14

Bulgaria Accuses Russia of Black Sea ‘Provocations’

Defence Minister Angel Naydenov said that Russian military aircraft were still carrying out potentially threatening manoeuvres over the Black Sea as the Ukraine crisis continues.

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04 Apr 14

Balkans Rank Midway in Social Progress League

New report says countries from the Western Balkan region rank just above mid-way in the world when it comes to general wellbeing and social progress.

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01 Apr 14

Indoor Sea Plan Makes Waves in Bulgaria

Government says investors - whose names have not been revealed - are to build a satellite city near Sofia, complete with its own artificial, indoor sea.

30 Mar 14

Fellows for 2014 Selected

The 10 participants for this year’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence have been chosen.

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27 Mar 14

Protests Resume in Bulgaria over Threat to Coast

After a hiatus, protests have resumed in Sofia over a controversial government decision to allow large-scale development at Karadere beach, an unspoiled part of the Black Sea coast.

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25 Mar 14

Bulgarian Parties Jointly Oppose Crimean Secession

Parties in the Bulgarian parliament have adopted a common stance on the Ukrainian crisis, siding with the EU and calling the Crimean referendum on joining Russia illegitimate.

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13 Mar 14

Bulgaria's President to Meet Queen Elizabeth II

Rosen Plevneliev will meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth during his three-day visit to the UK later this month.

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11 Mar 14

Macedonia Leads Balkans in Women MPs

Data from the World Bank show that Macedonia leads the western Balkan region in terms of gender equality when it comes to the percentage of women MPs in parliament.

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06 Mar 14

Bulgarian Socialists Query Minister’s Ukraine Visit

Foreign Minister’s visit to Kiev annoys pro-Russian Socialists who say he had no right to ‘legitimise’ the new leadership there without consultation.

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28 Feb 14

Bulgarian Election Referendum Petition Complete

Bulgarians have collected enough signatures in a petition calling for a referendum on the country's election rules.

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26 Feb 14

Sofia Protests Ukraine's Blow to Bulgarian

Ukraine's decision to withdraw recognition of Bulgarian as a regional language has upset Bulgaria.

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20 Feb 14

Bulgaria, Macedonia Mull Joint Infrastructure Projects

The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and Macedonia have written to the EU, vowing to intensify infrastructure cooperation and seeking aid for key road and rail projects.

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17 Feb 14

Macedonian Medieval Epic Annoys Bulgaria

A Macedonian movie about a medieval Tsar, who both Macedonia and Bulgaria claim as their own, is causing fresh friction between the two countries.

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14 Feb 14

Few Bulgarians Plan to Work in Britain

Amid concern in Britain over the number of would-be EU migrants, a new survey shows that only 6 per cent of Bulgarians have any intention to travel to the UK to find work.

Business

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07 Apr 14

Drop in Russian, Ukrainian Visitors Worries Bulgaria

Ukraine crisis and fall in value of Russian and Ukrainian currencies is causing concern to Bulgarian tourist operators.

Culture and Lifestyle

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03 Jan 14

Ski Resorts Brace for Winter Getaway

Improved slopes, great food and bargain prices are drawing increasing numbers of skiers to the Balkans.