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The Independent: Sofia Ranks as Fourth Most Dangerous City in Europe

According to a recent article in The Independent, the Bulgarian capital ranks as the fourth most dangerous city in Europe.

Views on BG | February 26, 2016, Friday // 15:10 | Viewed: 7410

Telegraph: Borovets Is Europe's 'Booziest Ski Resort'

Borovets, in Bulgaria's Rila Mountain, is the ski resort with the most bars per square kilometer, a survey by tour operator Crystal Ski, cited by The Telegraph, shows.

Views on BG | February 21, 2016, Sunday // 11:24 | Viewed: 8887

The Guardian: Construction of Motorway Threatens Wildlife in Bulgaria's Kresna Gorge

In an article published in The Guardian on Wednesday, Arthur Nelsen, focuses on the construction of the Struma motorway in southwestern Bulgaria which is potentially threatening the wildlife in the Kresna gorge.

Views on BG | February 17, 2016, Wednesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 2601

HRW: EU Should Urge Bulgaria to Investigate Reports of Abuse of Migrants

The European Commission should "forcefully remind Bulgaria of EU laws and standards" and call on authorities to investigate "credible reports of abuses," Human Rights Watch has said.

Views on BG | February 17, 2016, Wednesday // 09:26 | Viewed: 4429

Communist-Era Apple II Clones 'Helped Shape Central Europe's IT Sector'

Bulgaria and Romania can partly trace the roots of their current tech boom to the communist years and "the romantic era of home computing", a recent article says.

Views on BG | February 14, 2016, Sunday // 12:15 | Viewed: 9466

Forbes: Georgieva Risks Wrecking 'Regional Chances' for UN Top Job

There is only one "genuinely eligible" Bulgarian frontrunner for the UN Secretary General's office and it isn't EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, an opinion piece published on Forbes magazine's website reads.

Views on BG | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 4689

Bulgaria Seeks 'Fine Balance' amid Russia-Turkey Tensions - AFP

Sofia is trying to benefit from Russia-Turkey tensions to restore relations with Moscow, an AFP analysis published by several media outlets reads.

Views on BG | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 12:36 | Viewed: 7554

The Economist: UN Secretary-General Nomination Stirs Political Tensions in Bulgaria

In a recent article, the Economist focuses on the Bulgarian nomination for UN Secretary-General, which has stirred political tensions in the country.

Views on BG | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 10:49 | Viewed: 6729

HRW Accuses Bulgaria of 'Pushbacks, Abuse at Borders'

Bulgarian law enforcement officials are engaged in summary returns of asylum seekers to Turkey, "often after stealing their belongings and subjecting them to violence," Human Rights Watch says.

Views on BG | January 20, 2016, Wednesday // 08:25 | Viewed: 2092

'Putin with Dog Makes Bulgaria's PM Happy' - Euronews

An image of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Buffy, a Bulgarian Shepherd dog he received as a gift from Bulgaria's PM Borisov in November of 2010, has delivered joy to the latter, Euronews writes.

Views on BG | January 5, 2016, Tuesday // 11:47 | Viewed: 4855

Politico: Bulgaria's 'Behind-the-Scenes Primary' for UN Top Job Candidate

With two frontrunners for the top job at the United Nations, the Bulgarian government "now finds itself in a possible no-win situation" having to pick either UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova or EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, Politi

Views on BG | December 28, 2015, Monday // 15:19 | Viewed: 4589

EUobserver Looks into Sales of Bulgarian Babies in Greece

Officials estimate that dozens of Bulgarian women – the vast majority of them from the Roma minority - are known to have sold their babies to couples in Greece desperate for a child of their own, reads an article posted on EUobserver website on Tuesday.

Views on BG | December 22, 2015, Tuesday // 17:47 | Viewed: 3022

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: 2642

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: 3203

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: 4672

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: 2288

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: 1860

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: 2465

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: 3486

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: 3619

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: 3095
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