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The Economist: Bulgaria, Moldova Presidents 'Less Pro-Russian Than Advertised'

The truth about Bulgaria and Moldova's presidential elections is "more complicated" and should not be reduced to pro-Russian candidates winning, the Economist says.

Views on BG | November 15, 2016, Tuesday // 11:05 | Viewed: 2822

AFP: Bulgaria's Radev 'Struck a Chord by Attacking the Status Quo'

President-elect Rumen Radev "struck a chord with voters by attacking the status quo and stressing issues like national security and migration," AFP agency writes after the presidential vote on Sunday.

Views on BG | November 14, 2016, Monday // 15:31 | Viewed: 1450

Politico: Bulgaria May Veer Shaprly Back into Moscow Orbit after Presidential Vote

Bulgaria "looks set to veer sharply back into Moscow's strategic orbit after Socialist candidate Rumen Radev won the presidency in a landslide on Sunday," Politico writes in a report on the country's presidential election.

Views on BG | November 14, 2016, Monday // 15:12 | Viewed: 2952

Bulgaria's Radev 'Benefited from Popular Resentment against Coalition' - FT

President-elect Rumen Radev has largely benefited from a "groundswell of popular resentment against the GERB-led coalition" in Bulgaria, the Financial Times has said, citing analysts.

Views on BG | November 14, 2016, Monday // 00:02 | Viewed: 4158

FT: Ex-Air Chief Threatens to Upturn Apple Cart of Bulgarian Politics

Socialist-backed presidential candidate Rumen Radev is on the brink of winning the election to become the next head of state, "in the process potentially upturning the apple cart of Bulgarian politics," the Financial Times writes.

Views on BG | November 8, 2016, Tuesday // 07:30 | Viewed: 4457

Russian Paper: Bulgaria 'Was Docile NATO, EU Member' Under Last Socialist President

It is worth remembering that "socialists were already Presidents of Bulgaria" but it remained a "docile" NATO member and implemented EU directives unperturbed, a Russian daily says.

Views on BG | November 7, 2016, Monday // 16:44 | Viewed: 4720

FT: Doubts to Grow over Bulgaria PM's Political Future after Vote

Whoever wins the presidential election in Bulgaria, doubts will grow over the political future of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, the Financial Times quotes commentators as saying.

Views on BG | November 6, 2016, Sunday // 16:14 | Viewed: 3584

Reuters: Bulgaria's Presidential Vote Could Herald Closer Russia Ties

The highly contested election for head of state in Bulgaria "could trigger political instability in the Black Sea state and push it towards closer ties with Russia," Reuters says.

Views on BG | November 6, 2016, Sunday // 15:43 | Viewed: 2881

FT: Bulgaria Strives to Become Tech Capital of Balkans

Bulgaria is striving to catch up with central Europe and its shift to innovative and creative industries, the Financial Times says in a recent story.

Views on BG | October 18, 2016, Tuesday // 07:40 | Viewed: 5659

WSJ: Bulgaria and Smugglers Escalate Their Migrant-Trafficking Battle

"More hardened criminals" are taking on the lucrative task of shifting migrants in Bulgaria as border patros stiffen, the Wall Street Journal says.

Views on BG | September 18, 2016, Sunday // 11:33 | Viewed: 4200

Seattle Times: Bulgaria Is 'Underappreciated and Ripe for a Visit'

With a million people, Bulgaria's capital Sofia is "delightfully livable, with fine architecture, lush parks and plenty of history," according to an article in the Seattle Times.

Views on BG | August 31, 2016, Wednesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 2250

Die Welt: Bulgarians Rescuing Schengen Area

While praising German Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has also shown himself as a practical person ready to make his case outright, a piece in German newspaper Die Welt says.

Views on BG | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 14:14 | Viewed: 13117

Balkan Insight: Bulgaria's Impossible Balancing Act

Fear, rather than ambition, is driving Bulgaria's juggling act between Turkey, Russia and the EU, according to an analysis published by Balkan Insight, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)'s English-language website.

Views on BG | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 13:29 | Viewed: 7739

DW Reveals How Migrants Are Smuggled out of Bulgaria

Deutsche Welle has published a news report, in which Ambra Montanari and Giovanni Piazzese tell the story of an Afghan man smuggling migrants into Serbia from Bulgaria last year.

Views on BG | August 24, 2016, Wednesday // 10:09 | Viewed: 4620

Sweden Studying Options to Ban Begging

Sweden’s Civic and Local Government Minister Ardalan Shekarabi has said that the government could ban begging, thelocal.se has reported.

Views on BG | August 19, 2016, Friday // 11:05 | Viewed: 4750

DW: Bulgaria Fears Tide of Refugees

The Bulgarian government considers new measures  to secure its southern and southeastern borders to avoid migrant arrivals, Deutsche Welle says in a report.

Views on BG | August 11, 2016, Thursday // 09:05 | Viewed: 2433

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: 74216

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: 9912

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: 1489

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: 2610

Huffington Post: Bulgaria, a Stroll in the Park

Bulgaria is "so overlooked and underappreciated...

Views on BG | May 27, 2016, Friday // 08:09 | Viewed: 3019
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