Views on BG

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: 1531

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: 3762

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: 1965

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: 1809

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: 2657

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: 4801

Daily Mail: Bulgaria Building 'Super-Fence' to Stop Migrants

The border fence being constructed by Bulgaria to block thousands of migrants hoping for a new life in Europe appears  "all but impregnable", the Daily Mail wrote on Sunday.

Views on BG | August 3, 2015, Monday // 11:29 | Viewed: 6104

Der Spiegel: Bulgaria, Greece's New Treasury

A short trip to Bulgaria is the only thing Greeks have to do to circumvent capital controls, German weekly Der Spiegel says.

Views on BG | July 29, 2015, Wednesday // 07:52 | Viewed: 6513

Corruption Enabling Human Trafficking in Bulgaria, US State Dept Says

Bulgaria remains one of the primary source countries of human trafficking in the European Union and government corruption creates an environment enabling some trafficking crimes, the US State Department has said.

Views on BG | July 27, 2015, Monday // 19:40 | Viewed: 2422

Bulgaria Offering 'Good Climate' for Tech Start-Ups

Bulgaria "has become a magnet for tech start–ups' since joining the European Union in 2007, Lilia Stoyanov argues on techinasia.

Views on BG | July 26, 2015, Sunday // 21:38 | Viewed: 3745

AFP: Greek Businesses Find Safe Haven in Bulgaria

At least 11,000 Greek companies have escaped the economic crisis at home by moving their business to neighbouring Bulgaria, AFP reported on Friday.

Views on BG | July 24, 2015, Friday // 17:08 | Viewed: 2536

The Telegraph: British Holidaymakers Benefit from Strong Pound in Bulgaria’s Slanchev Bryag

Bulgaria’s Slanchev Bryag (Sunny Beach) is the second cheapest destination for British holidaymakers in Europe after Turkey’s Marmaris in terms of in-resort costs this summer, The Telegraph has reported.

Views on BG | July 21, 2015, Tuesday // 18:12 | Viewed: 5051

DW: Does Bulgaria Hope for a Grexit?

A Grexit scenario could also have positive consequences for Bulgaria, with a number of Greek companies potentially moving northwards, Deputy MP Tomislav Donchev has told Deutsche Welle.

Views on BG | July 12, 2015, Sunday // 15:02 | Viewed: 2586

FT: Cash-Strapped Greeks Accepting Bulgarian Levs  

With banks in Greece closed since 29 June and cash withdrawals rationed at up to EUR 60 per day, the Bulgarian lev has gained the status of a ‘dependable and stable’ currency at shops, hotels and restaurants in northern Greece, the Financial Times has sai

Views on BG | July 10, 2015, Friday // 12:33 | Viewed: 4729

WSJ: Greek Crisis Hits Business in Border Towns in Neighbouring Bulgaria

The Greek debt crisis has sparked fears of contagion in neighboring countries and across Europe but in the Bulgarian town of Sandanski contagion is already real, reads an article in the Wall Street Journal.

Views on BG | July 9, 2015, Thursday // 16:18 | Viewed: 4057

Bulgaria Vulnerable to Developments in Greece - Reuters

Ex-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe are vulnerable to the crisis in Greece, a Reuters report reads, citing examples from Bulgaria.

Views on BG | July 3, 2015, Friday // 15:23 | Viewed: 5667

EUObserver: Bulgaria Eyes Greek Crisis Warily

Bulgaria is watching the crisis in neighboring Greece "through wary eyes," Brussels-based EUObserver writes.

Views on BG | July 1, 2015, Wednesday // 07:56 | Viewed: 1624

World Bank: Bulgaria Needs to Increase Productivity to Battle Demographic Crisis

A speeding up of the insolvency lawsuit procedures, providing of correct law implementation, improvement of the mechanisms of dealing with corruption and an improvement in the monitoring of the judiciary are all among the main recommendations of the World

Views on BG | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 12:55 | Viewed: 1827

Bloomberg: Grexit Threatens Bulgarian, Romanian Banking Industries

Bulgaria is among the countries with highest fiscal risk in the light of a possible Grexit scenario according to a Bloomberg report.

Views on BG | June 29, 2015, Monday // 13:55 | Viewed: 2681

WSJ: Pro-Western Bulgaria Is One of Putin's Targets

It should be of great concern in the West that Bulgaria is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's targets as he is trying to "reassemble as much of the former Soviet Union as he can," the WSJ said on Sunday.

Views on BG | June 29, 2015, Monday // 10:06 | Viewed: 7612

NY Times: Bulgaria Fears Spillover of Greece Baking Trouble

Bulgaria "has found itself under unwelcome scrutiny from financial experts and Western banks worried that Greece’s troubles could spread havoc farther afield," the New York Times writes in an article on Bulgaria.

Views on BG | June 26, 2015, Friday // 13:54 | Viewed: 5265