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Bulgaria Border Security System 'Out of Service over Unpaid Electricity Bills'

State-of-the art border monitoring equipment has been installed at the Bulgarian-Turkish border but it is "out of service.

Views on BG | November 5, 2015, Thursday // 09:46 | Viewed: 8023

Kurdish Journalist Facing Deportation to Iran 'Beaten in Bulgaria'

A Kurdish journalist and activist risks deportation to Bulgaria from where he fears he might be extradited after fleeing Iran in 2008, a Kurdish media outlet has reported.

Views on BG | November 2, 2015, Monday // 09:58 | Viewed: 2083

AFP: Thracian Treasures Have Unleashed Gold Rush in Bulgaria's Rivers

The numerous Thracian gold treasures, which have been excavated in Bulgaria over the years, have unleashed a gold rush in the country.

Views on BG | October 28, 2015, Wednesday // 11:18 | Viewed: 5349

Perils of Sea Crossing Make Syrian Refugees Choose Bulgaria Land Route

Why would a family of six choose to flee war-torn Syria and pay people smugglers a ‘considerably higher’ sum to reach Europe by crossing Turkey's land border with Bulgaria rather than cross the Mediterranean in a boat to arrive in Greece?

Views on BG | October 23, 2015, Friday // 20:05 | Viewed: 3039

Bulgaria 'Renouncing Its Air Force,' RIA Novosti Says

Russian agency RIA Novosti has published a piece claiming that Bulgaria is about to renounce its own Air Force and "give its air[space] to NATO."

Views on BG | October 3, 2015, Saturday // 15:23 | Viewed: 3908

Bulgaria's Outsourcing Potential 'May Come as a Shock' -

Bulgaria "is mounting a convincing challenge" as a candidate for cost-effective, high-quality nearshoring," the outsourcing head of a Slovakia-based IT services company has said.

Views on BG | September 25, 2015, Friday // 16:48 | Viewed: 3688

AFP: Bulgarian Criminals “Are Major Players” in Human Trafficking

Five of the six suspects arrested so far in the investigation of the death of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria last month were Bulgarians, AFP has said in an article about the role of Bulgarian criminal groups in human trafficking.

Views on BG | September 24, 2015, Thursday // 21:35 | Viewed: 3434

Al Jazeera: 'In Bulgaria, Refugee Struggle Underlines Elusive European Dream'

Most refugees and migrants quickly find out they don't want to stay in Bulgaria and this adds to Europe's problem of controlling mass migration, Al Jazeera America has noted.

Views on BG | September 18, 2015, Friday // 10:52 | Viewed: 11634

The Times: Refugees Stepping up Use of Route via ‘Bulgarian Badlands’

“A long-established mafia network in the eastern Balkans” has become “the newest link in the chain” used by people traffickers to smuggle migrants and refugees from the Middle East and south Asia into Europe, The Times has said.

Views on BG | September 15, 2015, Tuesday // 20:30 | Viewed: 6411

Bulgaria Drops Three Spots in Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom Ranking  

Bulgaria has descended three spots in the Fraser Institute’s annual Economic Freedom of the World report, ranking 42nd among 157 countries and territories - at par with the Czech Republic, Sweden and Jamaica.

Views on BG | September 14, 2015, Monday // 13:21 | Viewed: 4828

DW: Why Do So Many Refugees Avoid Bulgaria?

Bulgaria is ranking among worst destinations for asylum seekers in a handbook, with some saying "xenophobia and Islamophobia are widespread", Deutsche Welle has noted.

Views on BG | September 11, 2015, Friday // 06:55 | Viewed: 9746

L'Express Slams at Bulgaria's Justice System over Ex-Min's French Benefits Affair

Instead of launching a probe into former Bulgarian minister Ivan Danov, a man suspected of abusing France's social system, magistrates in Sofia has been chasing after people inquired over the affair, France's L'Express writes.

Views on BG | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 08:50 | Viewed: 2029

Russia, Bulgaria: 'a Mutual Political Vengeance'

Russia is still angry at Bulgaria after the latter "canceled South Stream", a Russian consumers' union official has said.

Views on BG | September 4, 2015, Friday // 10:55 | Viewed: 2909

Wirtschaftsblatt: Bulgaria's Self-Inflicted Problems

Bulgaria is not developing particularly well at the moment, and its problems are being overshadowed in the media by Central and Southeastern Europe's migrant crisis, Austrian daily Das Wirtschaftsblatt reads.

Views on BG | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 11:41 | Viewed: 2920

'Bulgaria Missed a Brilliant Foreign Policy Opportunity'

Bulgaria should have called a regional summit to tackle the migrant crisis, instead of mobilizing the army to guard its borders, a recent analysis reads on the EUInside.

Views on BG | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 07:58 | Viewed: 3110

US Magazine Condemns UNESCO Director-General Bokova as Fervent Communist

In an article published on Wednesday, The New American magazine identified the Director-General of UNESCO and likely candidate for UN Secretary-General, Irina Bokova, as a fervent communist.

Views on BG | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 18:11 | Viewed: 4599

DW: Why Has Putin Softened Tone on Bulgaria?

“In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply attacked EU and NATO member Bulgaria for supporting Western sanctions against Russia but now, his tone has noticeably softened,” Deutsche Welle said on Friday.

Views on BG | August 21, 2015, Friday // 20:44 | Viewed: 5590

Reuters: Bulgaria Growing Anxious as Flow of Migrants Keeps Rising

More and more migrants keep arriving in Bulgaria despite a host of measures the country has taken to stem the influx, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Views on BG | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 12:36 | Viewed: 2070

Tagesspiegel: 10 000 Greek Companies Have Moved to Bulgaria

Feeling unable to see their future in Greece, many companies move to the country's northern neighbor, Bulgaria, a German daily suggests.

Views on BG | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 12:08 | Viewed: 1934

Reuters: Germans Get Back to Basics in Deserted Bulgarian Village

A group of 22 Germans have settled in the nearly derelict village of Odrintsi in Southeastern Bulgaria and live there "without electricity, but with 230 goats," Reuters writes in a report.

Views on BG | August 13, 2015, Thursday // 14:44 | Viewed: 2771

Politico: Leaner, Cheaper Bulgaria Out-Competing Greece

In times of crisis Greece, which "for years grew fat on easy money", must now watch "its poorer, leaner neighbor to the north further compound its deep, almost existential, despair", Politico magazine writes.

Views on BG | August 7, 2015, Friday // 11:34 | Viewed: 5060