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27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018

Across the region, New Year’s Eve will be celebrated with public concerts and fireworks and more.

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25 Dec 17

Balkans Heroes – People Who Saved 2017

As the Balkans readies for a new year, we bring you a list of ‘Balkan heroes’ – men and women who acted selflessly in tough times, or when no one else was brave enough to do so.

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20 Dec 17

Bulgarians Hail Discovery of Oldest National History

The discovery in Italy of a lost 17th-century history of Bulgaria – believed to be the first-ever written history of Bulgaria – has thrilled historians and academics who are hoping to translate and publish it shortly.

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21 Nov 17

Ruined Bulgarian Synagogue Awaits Belated Return to Glory

For decades, the once sumptuous synagogue in Vidin has crumbled into a roofless ruin, with one restoration project failing after another – so will the latest plan make any difference?

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06 Nov 17

Refugees Seek Media Platform to Change Bulgarian Minds

Faced with an upsurge of hostility from Bulgarian citizens, refugees and activists want to set up a media platform that will show people what they are really like.

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02 Nov 17

Bulgarians Get Help to Read the Blues Away

Little known in Bulgaria until 2015, bibliotherapy has since gained popularity and more than 130 consultants across the country now use literary works as aides in counselling for mood-related conditions.

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25 Oct 17

Gallery: Rescued Lion Cubs Expose Cruelty at Bulgarian Zoo

Animal rescue groups are calling for the closure of Bulgaria’s Razgrad zoo after two lion cubs were rescued following an accident which left a third dead. 

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11 Sep 17

Mystery Fires Rob Bulgaria’s Capital of its Heritage

Landmark buildings in Sofia seem doomed to disappear one by one from the city as a result of neglect – and curiously frequent fires. 

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07 Aug 17

Young Educated Bulgarians Return from Abroad for Good

The number of highly qualified Bulgarians choosing to start a career back home after graduating from top foreign universities is growing, NGOs say. 

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01 Aug 17

Roman Tombs Vanish Under Hyatt Hotel in Bulgaria

Construction of a luxury hotel is continuing in Sofia despite the discovery that the site covers part of an ancient Roman necropolis.

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01 Aug 17

Best Balkan Films to Watch This Summer

From light-hearted comedies to horrors and dramas that reveal the still visible legacy of the wars of the 1990s, Balkan cinematography has something for everyone this summer.

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14 Jul 17

Sweet Aromas Linger on Bulgarian Capital’s ‘Arab Street’

Bulgarian nationalists may protest against the vivid mix of peoples on Tsar Simeon Street in Sofia  – but many Bulgarians come from afar to savour the rich Middle Eastern delicacies on offer. 

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05 Jul 17

Bulgarians Divided as Capital Scraps Communist-Era Landmark

Despite protests by artists and activists, the Sofia municipality is determined to remove a highly contested monument to ‘1,300 Years of Bulgaria’ from the centre of the capital. 

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30 Jun 17

Romania’s Reagan Square Builds on Balkan Tradition

The Romanian capital is continuing the Balkan tradition of naming landmarks after US Presidents as Bucharest City Hall votes to inaugurate Ronald Reagan Square next to the government building.

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16 Jun 17

Europe’s Royals Gather for Bulgarian Tsar’s 80th

Members of the royal families of the Balkans and of Spain have descended on Sofia to celebrate the 80th birthday of Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bulgaria’s last monarch and a former prime minister.