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German NGO Calls on Berlin not to Send Asylum Seekers Back to Bulgaria

Mistreatment, accommodation centers that are unfit for human beings and month-long detentions are just some aspect of Bulgarian authorities' attitude to refugees, a German NGO argues.

Views on BG | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 16:15 | Viewed: 1476

Is Bulgaria a 16th Republic or a 51st State?

"Bulgaria is now an unhappy country.

Views on BG | April 8, 2015, Wednesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 3315

NY Times: Bulgaria Puts Up a New Wall, but This One Keeps People Out

Bulgaria is bracing for new refugee influx as the weather gets milder in the spring, the New York Times says in a recent article summarizing Bulgaria's effort to curb the flow through border security measures.

Views on BG | April 6, 2015, Monday // 09:10 | Viewed: 3256

Reuters: Bulgaria Struggling to Deal with Pension System's Strain on Economy

For all the noisy debate in Western Europe about foreign workers, mass emigration puts economies of former Eastern Bloc members under pressure, a recent report on EurActiv argues while discussing Bulgaria's demographic problems.

Views on BG | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 09:30 | Viewed: 2384

BBC: Only Qualified Musicians Allowed to Plovdiv's Main Street

The recent decision of authorities in Bulgaria's second largest city Plovdiv to allow only qualified musicians to play on its main street, appeared in an article of the BBC on Thursday.

Views on BG | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 21:47 | Viewed: 2040

Euronews: Why Is Bulgaria the EU's Most Unhappy Country?

There are various reasons that make Bulgarians the most unhappy EU citizens, according to an article that appeared on the website of Euronews earlier this week.

Views on BG | March 22, 2015, Sunday // 14:44 | Viewed: 8297

Bulgaria and Romania Praised for Entrepreneurial Efforts in Wine Industry, The Guardian

forthcoming international success for the wine industries of Bulgaria and Romania predicted by wine journalist David Williams.

Views on BG | March 16, 2015, Monday // 11:22 | Viewed: 7587

BBC: Bulgaria PM Borisov Seeks to Halt Security Turmoil

Tensions in Bulgaria's coalition government of PM Boyko Borisov are more about the speed of change than differences in policy, a report on the BBC argues, citing "analysts".

Views on BG | March 13, 2015, Friday // 09:08 | Viewed: 6741

''Communism Didn’t Die in 1989: It Lives in People’s Minds,' Bulgarian Photographer for TIME Magazine

Time magazine featured a photo essay, telling the story of Yana Paskova and her return journey to the Balkans.

Views on BG | March 10, 2015, Tuesday // 11:58 | Viewed: 11952

Balcaniecaucaso Tells the Touching Story of Bulgaria's Gorna Bela Rechka

A small village in Northwestern Bulgaria - Gorna Bela Rechka is no exception to the sad reality of the region - poor, desolated and seemingly asleep.

Views on BG | March 3, 2015, Tuesday // 16:39 | Viewed: 2559

Reuters: No More Incentives for Bulgarian Renewable Energy Installations

Bulgarian Parliament overturned its former decision Thursday for preferential pricing of renewable energy installations across the country.

Views on BG | February 27, 2015, Friday // 11:48 | Viewed: 1218

Reuters: Strong Banking Ties to Greece Pose Risk for Bulgaria, Balkans

Balkan countries including Bulgaria “remain highly vulnerable to the threat of Greek financial collapse” due to their strong banking and trade links with Greece, Reuters said.

Views on BG | February 26, 2015, Thursday // 10:50 | Viewed: 2854

Amnesty International Notes Bulgaria's Mixed Record on Human Righs in 2014

Amnesty International released its annual report on Wednesday, which documents the state of the human rights during 2014 in 160 countries, including Bulgaria.

Views on BG | February 25, 2015, Wednesday // 10:05 | Viewed: 2396

VoA: Bulgaria Key Battleground in US-Russia Energy War

Bulgaria is on the frontline of confrontation between the US and Russia as the former is battling Moscow's energy dominance in Eastern Europe, according to a recent article.

Views on BG | February 24, 2015, Tuesday // 11:44 | Viewed: 2207

WSJ: Jihadists Pass Through Bulgarian-Turkish Border to Join IS

In an article published on Sunday, The Wall Street Journal pointed to Bulgaria as being one of the weak spots through which Jihadists from Europe pass on their way to join IS in Syria and Iraq.

Views on BG | February 23, 2015, Monday // 12:33 | Viewed: 2212

Bulgaria's Hate-Crime Prosecution Condemned in Amnesty International Report

One of the main problems pointed out in the Amnesty International report, published on Monday, was the inadequate prosecution of hate crimes in the country.

Views on BG | February 11, 2015, Wednesday // 13:47 | Viewed: 1536

FT: Bulgarian Economy May be Approaching Normality

Politics and economy in Bulgaria “may be getting back to something approaching normality in 2015” after two difficult years, the Financial Times has opined.

Views on BG | February 2, 2015, Monday // 12:50 | Viewed: 2162

'Bulgaria May Go Polish Route to MiG Modernization'

Bulgaria might opt to send its old MiG-29s to Poland for refurbishment, a defense news website has suggested.

Views on BG | January 29, 2015, Thursday // 11:47 | Viewed: 2401

FP: Bulgaria Is the New Battleground in Fighting Russian Energy

Bulgaria: "a small, Russophile country" becoming "the latest wishbone in the struggle between Moscow's efforts to to assert its energy dominance over Europe and the West’s efforts to cage that gassy bear."

Views on BG | January 18, 2015, Sunday // 15:53 | Viewed: 3479

AP: John Kerry Urges Bulgaria to Step up Energy Diversification, Anti-Graft Efforts

Reducing Bulgaria’s dependence on Russian energy supplies and curbing corruption in the Balkan state were in the focus of Thursday’s visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry in Sofia, the AP said.

Views on BG | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 16:14 | Viewed: 2357

US Secretary of State's Visit to Bulgaria Fuels Speculation in Foreign Media

"What is US Secretary of State John Kerry doing in Bulgaria?," a number of media outlets in Bulgaria, the region and the West, seem to be wondering, against the backdrop of a few important diplomatic visits this month.

Views on BG | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 09:30 | Viewed: 2505