KEYWORDS TODAY: Crimea
A decade ago the village of Dolna Melna, near Bulgaria's border with Serbia, was a thriving community with shops, a post office and five pubs.
From The Guardian
Romanians and Bulgarians will gain the same rights as other EU citizens to move to Britain from 1 January.
Bulgarians and Romanians were last night preparing to travel to Britain as restrictions on working here are lifted tomorrow.
The restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians being allowed to work throughout the EU will be lifted on Wednesday but the debate surrounding the move has been bitter.
As of January 2014, restrictions are lifted on Romanians and Bulgarians seeking long-term work in other EU member states. But experts say expectations of massive immigration from the two countries are likely unfounded.
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Ervin Ivanov, a fourth-year medical student, is sure he’ll leave Bulgaria, and he is sure that most of his classmates will too.
At a time that thousands of Ukrainians continue to protest in favor of integration with the European Union, it's worth taking a moment to consider whether or not the EU is actually capable of delivering on the protesters' expectations.
from The New York Times
During a recent visit to a bleak refugee center hastily set up in an abandoned military camp at Harmanli in southern Bulgaria, Iliana Savova, with the Bulgaria Helsinki Committee, a human rights group, shook her head in dismay as she surveyed a muddy, gar
For months, a dark blue armour-plated police van has been parked outside Sofia's only mosque, the 16th-century Banya Bashi, in the city centre, a stone's throw from the synagogue and Catholic and eastern orthodox cathedrals.
The president of Bulgaria has made a stinging intervention in the UK's immigration debate, attacking what he calls David Cameron's attempts to pander to nationalists – and warning the PM to consider how history will judge him.
Britons do not have racist feelings toward Romanians and Bulgarians, but blame the government for a lack of real information on how further immigration will impact Britain, a study has indicated.
from The Financial Times
SVILENGRAD, Bulgaria — After spreading turmoil and desperate refugees across the Middle East, Syria’s brutal civil war has now leaked misery into Europe’s eastern fringe.
Bulgaria's Ludogorets Oust Lazio in Europa League
Clashes in Ukraine's Crimea Region