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26 Jun 07

Balkan Cities Struggle with Record Temperatures

Plovdiv _ Temperatures in the centre of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, reached 42,9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, only a few degrees below the highest temperature ever recorded in the city.
26 Jun 07

Europe Offers Dialogue on Visa-free Regime with Balkans

Brussels_ Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission for Justice, Freedom and Security, said on Tuesday Balkan states could soon expect easier visas to the Europe Union or a visa-free regime.
25 Jun 07

Drugs Trade Waning in Bulgaria, Officials say

Sofia _ The Bulgarian drug market is shrinking and the country has a relatively low drug use, even though the consumption of some drugs is on the rise, experts and officials said on Monday.
22 Jun 07

EU Wants More Talks on Kosovo

Brussels_ EU states agreed to postpone a final decision on Kosovo’s independence, and said talks on the unresolved status of the province should continue.
21 Jun 07

Bulgarian Economists Suggest Social Security Tax Decrease

Sofia_ Bulgaria should reduce its mandatory social security tax, economists recommended during a press conference on Thursday.
20 Jun 07

New UN Draft Resolution to Postpone Decision on Independence

New York, Brussels _ The latest US and EU sponsored draft resolution presented to members of the UN Security Council on Wednesday will postpone a decision on Kosovo`s final status for up to four months, diplomatic sources told Balkan Insight.
19 Jun 07

Bulgaria Far Right in Protest over 'Defamatory' Film

Sofia_ Bulgaria’s nationalist Ataka party on Tuesday demanded the resignation of the head of Bulgarian National Television after the station aired a film last Saturday based on the country’s recent history.
18 Jun 07

Bulgarian Police Tried over Man Beaten to Death

Sofia_ Sofia’s military court started the trial of five policemen accused of beating a man to death, Bulgarian media reported on Monday.
15 Jun 07

Bulgarian Scientists Recommend No New Power Plants

Sofia_ Bulgaria should export energy when it has a surplus, but it should not follow a strategy of building new energy sources for the sake of producing energy for export, recommend scientists in a study presented by President Georgi Parvanov on Friday.
14 Jun 07

Film Indicates Bulgaria Not Involved in Pope Assassination Attempt

Sofia_ Bulgaria was not involved in the 1981 assassination attempt against Pope John-Paul II, according to US intelligence and a former CIA agent featured in a documentary film aired on the French TV Canal+, reported international and national media on Thursday.
14 Jun 07

Bulgaria Ratifies Border Control Agreement with Romania

Sofia_ The Bulgarian Parliament ratified an agreement between the Romanian and Bulgarian governments for joint border control between the two countries, during its plenary session on Thursday.
14 Jun 07

Bulgaria Ratifies Gas Pipeline Deal with Greece and Russia

Sofia_ Bulgaria's parliament on Wednesday ratified a controversial agreement with Russia and Greece to build a Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline to bring Russian petrol to Europe and international markets.
12 Jun 07

Islamic 'sniper' Arrested on Bush Visit to Sofia

Sofia_ A trained sniper and four other people were detained in connection to US President George Bush’s visit to Bulgaria, government officials announced on Tuesday, a day after Bush left the country.
12 Jun 07

Soros Questions Bulgarian Progress on Roma Inclusion

Sofia_ A large number of Bulgarians opposes spending public funds on measures to integrate Roma into society, George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute, said on Tuesday.
11 Jun 07

Bush Meets with Bulgarian President Parvanov

Sofia_Relations between the United States and Bulgaria are at their best since they were established more than a century ago, noted Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov in a joint press conference following his meeting with US president George W. Bush on Monday.


19 Jan 18

EU Green Leader Condemns Threat to Bulgarian National Park

The European Greens co-president Ska Keller tells BIRN of her grave concerns for the future of the UNESCO-protected Pirin National Park, after Bulgaria's government approved plans to expand the ski resort there.

17 Jan 18

How Rich Are the Balkans’ Top Politicians?

26 Dec 17

Balkans in 2017: Two Cheers for the Economy


16 Jan 18

UK Holiday Bargain-Hunters Urged to Try Bulgaria

Survey pronounces Bulgarian Black Sea resort the best-value vacation destination in Europe.

15 Jan 18

Bulgaria’s Move to Join the Euro Welcomed

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

Culture and Lifestyle

01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

New Year’s Eve was celebrated in true Balkan style across the region, with cities from Zagreb to Tirana putting on extravagant firework displays and open-air events, which saw regional and international stars performing to the swathes of jubilant crowds that came out to mark the beginning of 2018.

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018