Views on BG

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: 12693

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: 6600

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: 4940

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: 10127

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: 2145

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: 3062

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: 3688

'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: 3313

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: 5404

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: 5788

Reuters: Bulgaria Growing Anxious as Flow of Migrants Keeps Rising

More and more migrants keep arriving in Bulgaria despite a host of measures the country has taken to stem the influx, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Views on BG | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 12:36 | Viewed: 2104

Tagesspiegel: 10 000 Greek Companies Have Moved to Bulgaria

Feeling unable to see their future in Greece, many companies move to the country's northern neighbor, Bulgaria, a German daily suggests.

Views on BG | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 12:08 | Viewed: 2051

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: 2922

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: 5307

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: 6629

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: 7162

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: 2585

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: 4019

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: 2687

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: 5314

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: 2673