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23 Apr 14

Balkan Gems Surface in British Video Archive

Among the rare old video clips published recently by British Pathé are many recording key moments in Balkan 20th-century history.

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04 Apr 14

Ukraine Crisis Leaves Country’s Minorities Torn

In Ukraine’s deep southwest, where Bulgarians, Albanians, Ukrainians and Russians all live intermingled, allegiances are becoming divided.

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21 Mar 14

West's Russian Crisis Leaves Bulgaria in Dilemma

As the EU and US mull targeting Russia for its annexation of Crimea, Bulgarians are nervously calculating the likely impact on them.

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07 Feb 14

Syrian Refugees Face Chilly Reception in Bulgaria

Thousands of fleeing Syrians are being held in dilapidated refugee camps while right-wingers demand their expulsion and the authorities build a huge border fence to keep new asylum-seekers out.

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20 Dec 13

Bulgaria: Sliding Into the Abyss

2013 was the year when the country turned from being a paradigm of fiscal stability into a cautionary tale for advocates of austerity - a state on the verge of chaos and institutional collapse.

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06 Dec 13

Brussels Gets it Wrong on Balkan Asylum Seekers

The EU’s new ‘suspension clause’ is the latest in a series of misguided measures that will not resolve the problem of the flow of Balkan asylum seekers.

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15 Nov 13

Protest Waves Pushes Bulgaria Towards Abyss

Tensions in Bulgaria have shot up dramatically recently, but most analysts do not foresee a collapse of the ruling coalition just yet.

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19 Jul 13

Protests Signal ‘Tectonic Shift’ in Bulgarian Society

Whether or not the continuing rallies bring down the government, they point to the birth of a much more assertive civil society in Bulgaria.

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08 May 13

Scandals Dominate Ill-tempered Election in Bulgaria

A slew of official investigations, accusations and counter-accusations have dominated a campaign in which the former ruling GERB party has maintained its poll lead.

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18 Apr 13

Demographic Crisis Adds to Bulgaria’s Nightmare Scenario

The alarming decline in the population will further destabilise the economy and society unless the government can turn matters round. 

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04 Apr 13

Borisov Eyes Poll Win as Bulgaria Protests Ebb

Ex-premier ousted by street rallies has wrong-footed his opponents and now looks on course to regain power in May.

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12 Mar 13

Britain’s Mindless New ‘Bulgarian Agitation’

The media campaign against Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants plumbs new depths each week. Who would have guessed this country once put Bulgaria on a pedestal?

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06 Mar 13

Bulgaria’s Economy Feels Impact of Political Turbulence

The likelihood of a hung parliament poses questions about the future of Bulgaria’s adherence to tough austerity measures, which in turn will affect investor confidence.

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05 Mar 13

Balkan Migrants – Social Problem or Straw Man for Germany?

Reports about the number of impoverished migrants from Bulgaria and Romania are alarming Germany - but how accurate are these claims?

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28 Feb 13

Shadowy Forces May be Driving ‘Spontaneous’ Bulgaria Protests

Some experts suspect that the exercise in ‘people power’ that has driven Bulgaria’s government from office is not quite what it seems.