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Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Russia Unlikely to Endorse Georgieva for UN Top Job

Two Bulgarians might turn out to be the main rivals for the United Nations Secretary General's seat that will be vacated by Ban Ki-moon late next year, Russian news outlet Nezavisimaya Gazeta has said.

Views on BG | December 20, 2015, Sunday // 09:18 | Viewed: 2072

Daily Sabah: Bulgaria Needs Turkey More Than Ever

In an article published in Daily Sabah on Thursday, columnist Ilnur Cevik argues that Bulgaria needs Turkey more than ever.

Views on BG | December 18, 2015, Friday // 13:07 | Viewed: 2696

Russian Website Ranks Bulgaria among 'States of Mafia'

Bulgaria has appeared in Russian news outlet Vedomosti's list of states where certain people "concentrate political power and basic economoic assets".

Views on BG | December 18, 2015, Friday // 00:10 | Viewed: 3984

AFP: Bulgaria Tries Ambitious Health Reforms to Stop Being 'EU's Death Capital'

Bulgaria is identified as the "EU's death capital" in a recent article of AFP, which examines the problems of the country's medical system.

Views on BG | December 17, 2015, Thursday // 12:12 | Viewed: 2042

DW: "Bulgaria's Doctors Have Scant Future"

Are low salaries the only reason why hundreds of experienced doctors leave Bulgaria each year?

Views on BG | December 13, 2015, Sunday // 21:35 | Viewed: 1693

Diplomat Magazine: Three Women from E. Europe in Race for UN’s Top Job

For the first time since the creation of the United Nations 70 years ago, female candidates are being mentioned among the likely successors of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Venetia van Kuffeler writes in an article in the December-January issue of London

Views on BG | December 9, 2015, Wednesday // 20:41 | Viewed: 2019

Migrants Tell BBC of ‘Hard Road through Bulgaria’

With Bulgaria strengthening its border security measures, migrants crossing the country to Serbia en route to western Europe “face tougher checks from police,” the BBC's Nick Thorpe says in a news report published on Sunday.

Views on BG | December 7, 2015, Monday // 17:27 | Viewed: 2957

The Guardian Recommends Bulgarian-Greek Movie “The Lesson” as Worth Watching

In last week’s list of movie reviews, The Guardian included the Bulgarian-Greek drama "Urok" ("The Lesson"), which has just been released in cinemas in the United Kingdom.

Views on BG | December 7, 2015, Monday // 15:10 | Viewed: 2743

Politico Names Eva Paunova among People 'Shaping Europe'

Politico magazine has pointed MEP Eva Paunova (EPP) as one of the "28 people from 28 countries who are shaping, shaking and stirring Europe".

Views on BG | December 3, 2015, Thursday // 10:36 | Viewed: 2590

Bulgaria Border Security System 'Out of Service over Unpaid Electricity Bills'

State-of-the art border monitoring equipment has been installed at the Bulgarian-Turkish border but it is "out of service.

Views on BG | November 5, 2015, Thursday // 09:46 | Viewed: 9224

Kurdish Journalist Facing Deportation to Iran 'Beaten in Bulgaria'

A Kurdish journalist and activist risks deportation to Bulgaria from where he fears he might be extradited after fleeing Iran in 2008, a Kurdish media outlet has reported.

Views on BG | November 2, 2015, Monday // 09:58 | Viewed: 2280

AFP: Thracian Treasures Have Unleashed Gold Rush in Bulgaria's Rivers

The numerous Thracian gold treasures, which have been excavated in Bulgaria over the years, have unleashed a gold rush in the country.

Views on BG | October 28, 2015, Wednesday // 11:18 | Viewed: 5735

Perils of Sea Crossing Make Syrian Refugees Choose Bulgaria Land Route

Why would a family of six choose to flee war-torn Syria and pay people smugglers a ‘considerably higher’ sum to reach Europe by crossing Turkey's land border with Bulgaria rather than cross the Mediterranean in a boat to arrive in Greece?

Views on BG | October 23, 2015, Friday // 20:05 | Viewed: 3230

Bulgaria 'Renouncing Its Air Force,' RIA Novosti Says

Russian agency RIA Novosti has published a piece claiming that Bulgaria is about to renounce its own Air Force and "give its air[space] to NATO."

Views on BG | October 3, 2015, Saturday // 15:23 | Viewed: 4170

Bulgaria's Outsourcing Potential 'May Come as a Shock' - Channelnomics.eu

Bulgaria "is mounting a convincing challenge" as a candidate for cost-effective, high-quality nearshoring," the outsourcing head of a Slovakia-based IT services company has said.

Views on BG | September 25, 2015, Friday // 16:48 | Viewed: 3869

AFP: Bulgarian Criminals “Are Major Players” in Human Trafficking

Five of the six suspects arrested so far in the investigation of the death of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria last month were Bulgarians, AFP has said in an article about the role of Bulgarian criminal groups in human trafficking.

Views on BG | September 24, 2015, Thursday // 21:35 | Viewed: 3533

Al Jazeera: 'In Bulgaria, Refugee Struggle Underlines Elusive European Dream'

Most refugees and migrants quickly find out they don't want to stay in Bulgaria and this adds to Europe's problem of controlling mass migration, Al Jazeera America has noted.

Views on BG | September 18, 2015, Friday // 10:52 | Viewed: 12447

The Times: Refugees Stepping up Use of Route via ‘Bulgarian Badlands’

“A long-established mafia network in the eastern Balkans” has become “the newest link in the chain” used by people traffickers to smuggle migrants and refugees from the Middle East and south Asia into Europe, The Times has said.

Views on BG | September 15, 2015, Tuesday // 20:30 | Viewed: 6543

Bulgaria Drops Three Spots in Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom Ranking  

Bulgaria has descended three spots in the Fraser Institute’s annual Economic Freedom of the World report, ranking 42nd among 157 countries and territories - at par with the Czech Republic, Sweden and Jamaica.

Views on BG | September 14, 2015, Monday // 13:21 | Viewed: 4901

DW: Why Do So Many Refugees Avoid Bulgaria?

Bulgaria is ranking among worst destinations for asylum seekers in a handbook, with some saying "xenophobia and Islamophobia are widespread", Deutsche Welle has noted.

Views on BG | September 11, 2015, Friday // 06:55 | Viewed: 10051

L'Express Slams at Bulgaria's Justice System over Ex-Min's French Benefits Affair

Instead of launching a probe into former Bulgarian minister Ivan Danov, a man suspected of abusing France's social system, magistrates in Sofia has been chasing after people inquired over the affair, France's L'Express writes.

Views on BG | September 10, 2015, Thursday // 08:50 | Viewed: 2121