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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: 1974

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: 2026

Der Spiegel: Bulgaria's Peevski, Iceberg of Corruption

Like nobody else in Bulgaria MP Delyan Peevski "embodies the oligarchic system of clientelism," Der Spiegel says in a recent article.

Views on BG | February 1, 2016, Monday // 08:46 | Viewed: 5661

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: 3426

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: 1653

'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: 2893

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: 3209

EUobserver Looks into Sales of Bulgarian Babies in Greece

Officials estimate that dozens of Bulgarian women – the vast majority of them from the Roma minority - are known to have sold their babies to couples in Greece desperate for a child of their own, reads an article posted on EUobserver website on Tuesday.

Views on BG | December 22, 2015, Tuesday // 17:47 | Viewed: 2653

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Russia Unlikely to Endorse Georgieva for UN Top Job

Two Bulgarians might turn out to be the main rivals for the United Nations Secretary General's seat that will be vacated by Ban Ki-moon late next year, Russian news outlet Nezavisimaya Gazeta has said.

Views on BG | December 20, 2015, Sunday // 09:18 | Viewed: 1881

Daily Sabah: Bulgaria Needs Turkey More Than Ever

In an article published in Daily Sabah on Thursday, columnist Ilnur Cevik argues that Bulgaria needs Turkey more than ever.

Views on BG | December 18, 2015, Friday // 13:07 | Viewed: 2601

Russian Website Ranks Bulgaria among 'States of Mafia'

Bulgaria has appeared in Russian news outlet Vedomosti's list of states where certain people "concentrate political power and basic economoic assets".

Views on BG | December 18, 2015, Friday // 00:10 | Viewed: 3896

AFP: Bulgaria Tries Ambitious Health Reforms to Stop Being 'EU's Death Capital'

Bulgaria is identified as the "EU's death capital" in a recent article of AFP, which examines the problems of the country's medical system.

Views on BG | December 17, 2015, Thursday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1988

DW: "Bulgaria's Doctors Have Scant Future"

Are low salaries the only reason why hundreds of experienced doctors leave Bulgaria each year?

Views on BG | December 13, 2015, Sunday // 21:35 | Viewed: 1652

Diplomat Magazine: Three Women from E. Europe in Race for UN’s Top Job

For the first time since the creation of the United Nations 70 years ago, female candidates are being mentioned among the likely successors of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Venetia van Kuffeler writes in an article in the December-January issue of London

Views on BG | December 9, 2015, Wednesday // 20:41 | Viewed: 1984

Migrants Tell BBC of ‘Hard Road through Bulgaria’

With Bulgaria strengthening its border security measures, migrants crossing the country to Serbia en route to western Europe “face tougher checks from police,” the BBC's Nick Thorpe says in a news report published on Sunday.

Views on BG | December 7, 2015, Monday // 17:27 | Viewed: 2858

The Guardian Recommends Bulgarian-Greek Movie “The Lesson” as Worth Watching

In last week’s list of movie reviews, The Guardian included the Bulgarian-Greek drama "Urok" ("The Lesson"), which has just been released in cinemas in the United Kingdom.

Views on BG | December 7, 2015, Monday // 15:10 | Viewed: 2680

Politico Names Eva Paunova among People 'Shaping Europe'

Politico magazine has pointed MEP Eva Paunova (EPP) as one of the "28 people from 28 countries who are shaping, shaking and stirring Europe".

Views on BG | December 3, 2015, Thursday // 10:36 | Viewed: 2519

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: 9131

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: 2197

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: 5664

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: 3148