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Weapons of Central and Eastern Europe End up with Islamist Groups - Report

Eight countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria, have approved the shipment of weapons and ammunition worth at least EUR 1.2 B to the Middle East and Turkey since 2012, with some of the weapons ending up in the hands of Islamist fighters

Views on BG | July 29, 2016, Friday // 07:44 | Viewed: 8027

NY Times: By Bulgaria's Beautiful Black Sea

It wouldn't be surprising if the Bulgarian Black Sea coast becomes "the new 'hot' destination in Eastern Europe," according to a New York Times article.

Views on BG | July 25, 2016, Monday // 12:14 | Viewed: 5570

IFRC: Bulgarian Red Cross Volunteer Campaigns for the Rights of the Elderly in Lovech

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has run the story of Atanaska Zgalevska, a Bulgarian woman who has become “a champion of the rights of elderly people” in Lovech, in north-central Bulgaria.

Views on BG | June 9, 2016, Thursday // 19:49 | Viewed: 1377

BBC: Bulgaria Stems Migrant Flow Through Border with Turkey

In an article for the BBC published on Friday, Nick Thorpe describes the measures Bulgaria has taken to tighten its border control with Turkey in order to prevent the emergence of an alternative migrant route through the country after the closure of the W

Views on BG | June 3, 2016, Friday // 11:17 | Viewed: 2421

Huffington Post: Bulgaria, a Stroll in the Park

Bulgaria is "so overlooked and underappreciated...

Views on BG | May 27, 2016, Friday // 08:09 | Viewed: 2800

Stratfor: Bulgaria, Romania to Get ‘Increasingly Involved’ in Crises over Refugees, Ukraine  

Bulgaria and Romania, lying at the eastern border of both NATO and the EU, will become ‘increasingly involved’ in Europe’s migration crisis and the West’s standoff with Russia over Ukraine, Stratfor has forecast.

Views on BG | May 9, 2016, Monday // 17:03 | Viewed: 4340

The Guardian: Bulgaria’s Hidden Treasures Lie Beyond Cheap Beach Holidays

In an article published in The Guardian on Sunday, Kate Eshelby argues that there is much more to Bulgaria than the cheap beach and ski holiday packages the country is best known to foreign tourists.

Views on BG | May 8, 2016, Sunday // 16:57 | Viewed: 4908

Stratfor: Bulgaria Is Balkan Heavyweight, But Eurasian Lightweight

Bulgaria will likely be under pressure to "yield to Constantinople yet again" if an when Turkey resurges, global intelligence company Stratfor says in an analysis.

Views on BG | May 3, 2016, Tuesday // 12:15 | Viewed: 3304

Huffington Post: 18 Reasons to Book Trip to Bulgaria ASAP

 A beatiful coastline and delicious typical food, friendly locals and "dazzling views" are listed in a Huffington post article on why an American should visit Bulgaria.

Views on BG | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 10:44 | Viewed: 6651

The Globe and Mail: Russia, Turkey Waging ‘Proxy Battle’ in Bulgaria

Russia and Turkey are fighting for control over Bulgaria’s Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) political party "in a proxy battle in their wider conflict", Victor Kotsev writes in an article for Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail published on Friday

Views on BG | February 27, 2016, Saturday // 10:59 | Viewed: 9303

The Independent: Sofia Ranks as Fourth Most Dangerous City in Europe

According to a recent article in The Independent, the Bulgarian capital ranks as the fourth most dangerous city in Europe.

Views on BG | February 26, 2016, Friday // 15:10 | Viewed: 6354

Telegraph: Borovets Is Europe's 'Booziest Ski Resort'

Borovets, in Bulgaria's Rila Mountain, is the ski resort with the most bars per square kilometer, a survey by tour operator Crystal Ski, cited by The Telegraph, shows.

Views on BG | February 21, 2016, Sunday // 11:24 | Viewed: 8201

The Guardian: Construction of Motorway Threatens Wildlife in Bulgaria's Kresna Gorge

In an article published in The Guardian on Wednesday, Arthur Nelsen, focuses on the construction of the Struma motorway in southwestern Bulgaria which is potentially threatening the wildlife in the Kresna gorge.

Views on BG | February 17, 2016, Wednesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1986

HRW: EU Should Urge Bulgaria to Investigate Reports of Abuse of Migrants

The European Commission should "forcefully remind Bulgaria of EU laws and standards" and call on authorities to investigate "credible reports of abuses," Human Rights Watch has said.

Views on BG | February 17, 2016, Wednesday // 09:26 | Viewed: 4096

Communist-Era Apple II Clones 'Helped Shape Central Europe's IT Sector'

Bulgaria and Romania can partly trace the roots of their current tech boom to the communist years and "the romantic era of home computing", a recent article says.

Views on BG | February 14, 2016, Sunday // 12:15 | Viewed: 8883

Forbes: Georgieva Risks Wrecking 'Regional Chances' for UN Top Job

There is only one "genuinely eligible" Bulgarian frontrunner for the UN Secretary General's office and it isn't EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, an opinion piece published on Forbes magazine's website reads.

Views on BG | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 4328

Bulgaria Seeks 'Fine Balance' amid Russia-Turkey Tensions - AFP

Sofia is trying to benefit from Russia-Turkey tensions to restore relations with Moscow, an AFP analysis published by several media outlets reads.

Views on BG | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 12:36 | Viewed: 7168

The Economist: UN Secretary-General Nomination Stirs Political Tensions in Bulgaria

In a recent article, the Economist focuses on the Bulgarian nomination for UN Secretary-General, which has stirred political tensions in the country.

Views on BG | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 10:49 | Viewed: 6429

HRW Accuses Bulgaria of 'Pushbacks, Abuse at Borders'

Bulgarian law enforcement officials are engaged in summary returns of asylum seekers to Turkey, "often after stealing their belongings and subjecting them to violence," Human Rights Watch says.

Views on BG | January 20, 2016, Wednesday // 08:25 | Viewed: 1752

'Putin with Dog Makes Bulgaria's PM Happy' - Euronews

An image of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Buffy, a Bulgarian Shepherd dog he received as a gift from Bulgaria's PM Borisov in November of 2010, has delivered joy to the latter, Euronews writes.

Views on BG | January 5, 2016, Tuesday // 11:47 | Viewed: 3801

Politico: Bulgaria's 'Behind-the-Scenes Primary' for UN Top Job Candidate

With two frontrunners for the top job at the United Nations, the Bulgarian government "now finds itself in a possible no-win situation" having to pick either UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova or EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, Politi

Views on BG | December 28, 2015, Monday // 15:19 | Viewed: 4063