Views on BG

'Bulgaria Phone Scammers Rob, Blackmail Elderly'

Brazen Bulgarian gangs "terrorise the elderly and rob them over their life savings with increasingly aggressive phone scams nettling millions of euros," according to an AFP story.

Views on BG | February 27, 2017, Monday // 13:59 | Viewed: 7786

NY Times: Bulgaria Grows Uneasy as Trump Complicates Ties to Russia

The prospect of US President Donald Trump's moving closer to Russia has scrambled the strategy of "balancing East and West" used for decades by countries like Bulgaria, the New York Times says.

Views on BG | February 5, 2017, Sunday // 11:17 | Viewed: 5355

NY Times: As Support for EU Flags Elsewhere, Bulgaria Sees Its Benefits

Bulgarians have benefited a lot from their EU membership, with incomes rising and Brussels overseeing politicians, according to a New York Times piece.

Views on BG | January 17, 2017, Tuesday // 14:47 | Viewed: 2664

DW: German Businesses Prefer Trade with Bulgaria over Investment

German businesses prefer to trade with Bulgaria rather than invest into the country, an article on DW Bulgaria's website argues.

Views on BG | January 2, 2017, Monday // 14:32 | Viewed: 5271

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: 4564

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: 2788

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: 4443

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: 6079

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: 5941

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: 5659

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: 4211

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: 3599

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: 6721

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: 4912

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: 2753

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: 13770

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: 8358

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: 5275

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: 5427

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: 3116

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: 75085
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