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12 Oct 17

Facebook Celebrity-Turned-Fraudster Shocks Bulgaria

Dozens of Bulgarians have been cheated by Alexander Nikolov, a high-profile Facebook user with thousands of followers – who turned out to be a fake character, interested in robbing people’s savings.

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11 Oct 17

Number of Romanians, Bulgarians Working in UK Soars

New figures show the number of workers from the two Balkan countries in the UK has risen by 80 per cent since 2014.

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11 Oct 17

Bulgarian Journalists to Protest State Pressure

Journalists are staging protests in defense of their right to work freely after days of tensions between ruling parties' politicians and the media. 

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09 Oct 17

NATO Inaugurates New Black Sea Force in Romania

NATO on Monday inaugurated a new multi-national brigade-sized force, headquartered in Romania and designed primarily to counter Russia's increased threat to Southeast Europe following its intervention in Ukraine. 

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06 Oct 17

Bulgaria Politicians' Alleged Threats to Journalist Cause Outrage

Two politicians from Bulgaria’s ruling parties who issued thinly veiled threats to a TV host on air have drawn a storm of criticism from journalists and media professionals in the country.

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05 Oct 17

Bulgaria Govt, Opposition Clash over Fighter Jets

The proposed purchase of new fighter jets for Bulgaria’s armed forces has sparked fierce debate among MPs, with members of the ruling party accusing President Rumen Radev of corruption.

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02 Oct 17

Bulgaria Pushes EU Over Food 'Double Standards'

Bulgaria's Ombudsman and NGOs have petitioned the European Parliament, demanding urgent against companies that sell lower quality products under the same labels in different parts of Europe. 

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29 Sep 17

Balkan States Rank Poorly in Governance Index

New index from Germany’s Bertelsmann Stiftung lumps Balkan states near the bottom of 41 countries in terms of good governance.

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22 Sep 17

Book Naming Bulgarian Oligarchs' 'Servants' Puzzles MEPs

A mysterious free book, attacking various Bulgarian judges, journalists and politicians as tools of oligarchs – and sent to European Parliamentarians – appears to be linked to a controversial businessman.

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21 Sep 17

Serbian Glass Factory Declared Bankrupt

Serbian Glass Factory in Paracin, linked to the exiled Bulgarian tycoon Tsvetan Vassilev - whose extradition is sought by the Bulgarian authorities – was declared bankrupt on Wednesday.

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20 Sep 17

Scientists Reveal Black Sea’s Underwater Treasures

А team of maritime scientists has conducted a three-year expedition to investigate nearly 2,500 years of seafaring in the Black Sea, uncovering shipwrecks from the Classical, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

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18 Sep 17

Russian Prosecutor's Bulgarian Visit Sparks Controversy

News that Russia’s Prosecutor General, Yury Chayka, is visiting his Bulgarian colleague, Sotir Tsatsarov, this week, has caused controversy in Sofia.

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15 Sep 17

Germany Probes BIRN’s US Weapons Transfer Revelations

A BIRN investigation has sparked an official probe into whether the Pentagon broke the law by sending weapons to Syrian rebels through its German airbases.

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13 Sep 17

Juncker Urges EU to Integrate Balkan States

European Commission Chief Jean Claude Juncker urged the European Parliament on Wednesday to put Western Balkan integration higher on the agenda.

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13 Sep 17

Bulgaria’s Arms Exports Reach Record High in 2016

The lion’s share of the Bulgarian arms that were exported last year went to Middle East, with Iraq and Saudi Arabia leading the destination list with deals for over 200 million euros.

Premium

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12 Oct 17

Facebook Celebrity-Turned-Fraudster Shocks Bulgaria

Dozens of Bulgarians have been cheated by Alexander Nikolov, a high-profile Facebook user with thousands of followers – who turned out to be a fake character, interested in robbing people’s savings.

Business

bulgaria-boosts-efforts-against-eu-double-standards-in-foods-10-02-2017
02 Oct 17

Bulgaria Pushes EU Over Food 'Double Standards'

Bulgaria's Ombudsman and NGOs have petitioned the European Parliament, demanding urgent against companies that sell lower quality products under the same labels in different parts of Europe. 

Culture and Lifestyle

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04 Sep 17

Bulgarians, Romanians Celebrate Free Movement with a Cross-Border Run

The only cross-border marathon between Bulgaria and Romania, Via Pontica, took place on Sunday, 10 years after both countries joined the EU.

01 Aug 17

Best Balkan Films to Watch This Summer