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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: 2057

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: 3027

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: 2816

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: 2683

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: 9315

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: 2313

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: 5804

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: 3268

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: 4244

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: 3929

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: 3571

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: 12655

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: 6590

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: 4935

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: 10111

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: 2139

Russia, Bulgaria: 'a Mutual Political Vengeance'

Russia is still angry at Bulgaria after the latter "canceled South Stream", a Russian consumers' union official has said.

Views on BG | September 4, 2015, Friday // 10:55 | Viewed: 3060

Wirtschaftsblatt: Bulgaria's Self-Inflicted Problems

Bulgaria is not developing particularly well at the moment, and its problems are being overshadowed in the media by Central and Southeastern Europe's migrant crisis, Austrian daily Das Wirtschaftsblatt reads.

Views on BG | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 11:41 | Viewed: 3675

'Bulgaria Missed a Brilliant Foreign Policy Opportunity'

Bulgaria should have called a regional summit to tackle the migrant crisis, instead of mobilizing the army to guard its borders, a recent analysis reads on the EUInside.

Views on BG | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 07:58 | Viewed: 3306

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: 5377

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: 5778