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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 | 5 hours ago | Viewed: 492

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: 2538

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: 1348

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: 1992

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: 2238

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: 2216

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: 71778

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: 9765

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: 1446

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: 2504

Huffington Post: Bulgaria, a Stroll in the Park

Bulgaria is "so overlooked and underappreciated...

Views on BG | May 27, 2016, Friday // 08:09 | Viewed: 2925

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: 4436

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: 5000

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: 3350

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: 6687

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: 9433

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: 6431

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: 8225

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: 2012

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: 4109

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: 8910