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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: 3012

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: 3129

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: 2490

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: 1695

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: 2068

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: 2419

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: 2292

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: 2797

Bulgaria: Staking Out a Vampire Tourist Trail

Two towns in Bulgaria and Romania are planning to boost their tourist appeal by capitalising on their "vampire" past, it seems.

Views on BG | December 20, 2013, Friday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1645

Red Bull Bird's Eye in Bulgaria's Mountains

Paraglider Veso Ovcharov talks about Bulgarian mountains and Hawaiian sharks.

Views on BG | December 19, 2013, Thursday // 14:33 | Viewed: 2054

You're Welcome

The Economist open letter to the citizens of Bulgaria and Romania

Views on BG | December 19, 2013, Thursday // 09:44 | Viewed: 3354

Syrians Can't Catch a Break in Bulgaria, Either

Ali al-Jasem, 16, arrived with his family in a patch of woods near Turkey’s border with Bulgaria at 6 o’clock on a clear October morning.

Views on BG | December 18, 2013, Wednesday // 15:41 | Viewed: 2283

Romanian, Bulgarian Immigrants Welcomed 'If Hard-Working And Pay Taxes'

Britons do not have racist feelings toward Romanians and Bulgarians, but blame the government for a lack of real information on how further immigration will impact Britain, a study has indicated.

Views on BG | December 17, 2013, Tuesday // 15:11 | Viewed: 1539

Bulgaria: S&P Negative Outlook Reflects Harsh Reality

from The Financial Times

Views on BG | December 16, 2013, Monday // 18:57 | Viewed: 2141

Far Right in Eastern Europe Makes Gains as Syrians Arrive

SVILENGRAD, Bulgaria — After spreading turmoil and desperate refugees across the Middle East, Syria’s brutal civil war has now leaked misery into Europe’s eastern fringe.

Views on BG | December 15, 2013, Sunday // 11:46 | Viewed: 2675

Experts Reject German Migration Fears

Bulgarians and Romanians will be allowed to work across the EU as of January 2014.

Views on BG | December 13, 2013, Friday // 19:34 | Viewed: 2352

*Bulgarian Hero Awarded Queen's Gallantry Medal

A man who drowned saving a young child from being swept out to sea off West Sussex has been posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.

Views on BG | December 13, 2013, Friday // 08:26 | Viewed: 3655

*Brits Loathe Immigration, Like Immigrants

Britons loathe immigration in principle, but quite like immigrants in practice. For Bulgarians and Romanians, that is good news

Views on BG | December 13, 2013, Friday // 08:16 | Viewed: 6383

Bulgaria: Bucolic Beauty on the Edge of Europe

As Robert Nurnden found when he bought a house there, Bulgaria is a timeless country where life is lived at a slower pace

Views on BG | December 11, 2013, Wednesday // 12:34 | Viewed: 2003

Sofia, Bulgaria: A Travel Tuesday Of Stately Proportions

Come yonder with us to Sofia, Bulgaria's capital, in honor of #TravelTuesday.

Views on BG | December 11, 2013, Wednesday // 11:45 | Viewed: 2980

Ukraine and Bulgaria Show Power of EU Model

from EUobserver

Views on BG | December 6, 2013, Friday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1657