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Syrian Refugees Face Poor Living Conditions, Xenophobia in Bulgaria

More than two and a half million Syrians have fled the country as refugees, settling in neighboring Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.

Views on BG | January 13, 2014, Monday // 09:50 | Viewed: 1902

Bulgaria Taps Export Niches to Escape Doldrums

Bulgaria’s economic outlook may be gloomy but Dragomir Kouzov, founder of bicycle manufacturer Drag and one of a new breed of niche entrepreneurs in the EU’s poorest country, is anything but.

Views on BG | January 13, 2014, Monday // 07:28 | Viewed: 1382

Pironkova: No More Crying and Breaking Racquets

Tsvetana Pironkova, who qualified and has reached the final of the Sydney International with her upset of Petra Kvitova, says that being less self-critical has helped her resurgence.

Views on BG | January 9, 2014, Thursday // 20:36 | Viewed: 2008

Migrant Tide Vexes Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to calm a growing rift in her new government over immigration to Germany from poor Eastern European countries, an increasingly contentious issue in much of Europe's richer west.

Views on BG | January 9, 2014, Thursday // 17:44 | Viewed: 2923

Workers from Romania and Bulgaria Could Do More for Britain than 'Natives'

Immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria could contribute more to Britain than ‘natives’, a Home Office minister has suggested.

Views on BG | January 8, 2014, Wednesday // 12:16 | Viewed: 2080

Romanians and Bulgarians in the UK React to Immigration Furore

Guardian readers from Romania and Bulgaria with experience of working in the UK react to the media reports of the recent lifting of immigration restrictions.

Views on BG | January 7, 2014, Tuesday // 09:01 | Viewed: 10419

Europe's Hypocrisy Over Bulgaria and Romania

from Carnegie Europe

Views on BG | January 6, 2014, Monday // 15:01 | Viewed: 2496

Exodus From Romania, Bulgaria May Not Be Massive*

from Forbes

Views on BG | January 4, 2014, Saturday // 09:54 | Viewed: 1774

Lure of Jobs Abroad Sounds Death Knell for Rural Bulgaria

A decade ago the village of Dolna Melna, near Bulgaria's border with Serbia, was a thriving community with shops, a post office and five pubs.

Views on BG | January 3, 2014, Friday // 18:10 | Viewed: 3143

Alarm Sounded on Anti-Roma Rhetoric as Door Opens to More EU Workers

From The Guardian

Views on BG | January 1, 2014, Wednesday // 18:40 | Viewed: 3635

EU Opens Doors to Romanian and Bulgarian Workers

Romanians and Bulgarians have received the right to work freely across the EU, seven years after joining the bloc.

Views on BG | January 1, 2014, Wednesday // 10:56 | Viewed: 1138

Romanian and Bulgarian Migration Stirs up Ancient, Dark Parts of the Brain

Romanians and Bulgarians will gain the same rights as other EU citizens to move to Britain from 1 January.

Views on BG | December 31, 2013, Tuesday // 14:17 | Viewed: 1935

Sold out! Flights and Buses Full as Romanians and Bulgarians Head for the UK

Bulgarians and Romanians were last night preparing to travel to Britain as restrictions on working here are lifted tomorrow.

Views on BG | December 31, 2013, Tuesday // 12:13 | Viewed: 5386

Bitter Debate Marks Lifting of Bulgaria and Romania Labor Restrictions

The restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians being allowed to work throughout the EU will be lifted on Wednesday but the debate surrounding the move has been bitter.

Views on BG | December 30, 2013, Monday // 14:09 | Viewed: 3044

Are Romanian and Bulgarian Workers Eager to Emigrate?

As of January 2014, restrictions are lifted on Romanians and Bulgarians seeking long-term work in other EU member states. But experts say expectations of massive immigration from the two countries are likely unfounded.

Views on BG | December 29, 2013, Sunday // 07:06 | Viewed: 5391

As European Barriers Fall, Bulgarians Feel West’s Tug

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Ervin Ivanov, a fourth-year medical student, is sure he’ll leave Bulgaria, and he is sure that most of his classmates will too.

Views on BG | December 28, 2013, Saturday // 11:06 | Viewed: 2569

Bulgaria's Travails Should Be A Sobering Reminder to Ukrainians: The EU Doesn't Fix Everything

At a time that thousands of Ukrainians continue to protest in favor of integration with the European Union, it's worth taking a moment to consider whether or not the EU is actually capable of delivering on the protesters' expectations.

Views on BG | December 28, 2013, Saturday // 10:57 | Viewed: 1716

Change Comes Slowly for Bulgaria, Even With E.U. Membership

from The New York Times

Views on BG | December 25, 2013, Wednesday // 09:49 | Viewed: 2090

Bulgaria, Unready, Is Poor Host to Syrians

During a recent visit to a bleak refugee center hastily set up in an abandoned military camp at Harmanli in southern Bulgaria, Iliana Savova, with the Bulgaria Helsinki Committee, a human rights group, shook her head in dismay as she surveyed a muddy, gar

Views on BG | December 23, 2013, Monday // 08:46 | Viewed: 2496

Bulgaria's President: 'Don't Play on Fear. Stop Attacking Us'

For months, a dark blue armour-plated police van has been parked outside Sofia's only mosque, the 16th-century Banya Bashi, in the city centre, a stone's throw from the synagogue and Catholic and eastern orthodox cathedrals.

Views on BG | December 22, 2013, Sunday // 13:05 | Viewed: 2391

Bulgaria Issues Fierce Rebuke to David Cameron over Migrants

The president of Bulgaria has made a stinging intervention in the UK's immigration debate, attacking what he calls David Cameron's attempts to pander to nationalists – and warning the PM to consider how history will judge him.

Views on BG | December 22, 2013, Sunday // 12:51 | Viewed: 2874