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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: 2733

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: 4987

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: 6421

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: 6967

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: 2467

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: 3878

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: 2563

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: 5101

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: 2605

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: 4749

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: 4094

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: 5679

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: 1635

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: 1875

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: 2702

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: 7692

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: 5335

The Guardian: Sofia Is 'Social Behind a Socialist Facade'

"Looks vary greatly, from chalga (a popular music genre based on Balkan rhythms, associated with simple lyrics and provocative clothes) to sporty and from hippy to hipster," The Guardian says.

Views on BG | June 24, 2015, Wednesday // 10:13 | Viewed: 4512

BBC: 'Bulgaria's Fortified Frontier a Staging Post for Migrants'

The new border policy of Bulgaria has been discussed in the BBC article.

Views on BG | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 14:31 | Viewed: 3511

Foreign Affairs: ‘’Sofia Gives Moscow Some Attitude”

“What Sofia appears to finally understand is that dependence on Russia is not a viable development model and Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is a direct security threat,” Dariusz Kalan writes in the Foreign Affairs magazine.

Views on BG | June 11, 2015, Thursday // 10:40 | Viewed: 2952 Migrants Flocking to Route Through EU’s Poorest State

Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, is turning into “the next frontier in Europe’s migrant crisis” after the Mediterranean, according to an article by politico.

Views on BG | June 8, 2015, Monday // 17:36 | Viewed: 4968