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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: 8305

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: 7604

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: 6756

''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: 11974

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: 2571

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: 1262

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: 2868

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: 2426

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: 2234

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: 2244

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: 1547

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: 2174

'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: 2417

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: 3498

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: 2370

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: 2540

Russia Tried Bribing Bulgarian Official to Support South Stream - NYT

Russian MP Aleksandr Babakov, a special envoy of Vladimir Putin tried to bribe a Bulgarian deputy energy minister, Bojan Stoyanov, to speed up the South Stream gas pipeline project, claims The New York Times.

Views on BG | December 31, 2014, Wednesday // 14:59 | Viewed: 3106

Russian PM: Bulgaria 'Worse Off' after Joining EU

Bulgaria is a negative example in terms of economic development after its EU accession, Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes.

Views on BG | December 15, 2014, Monday // 11:12 | Viewed: 4757

BBC: Bulgaria Picks Up Pieces of Cancelled Russian Pipe

Bulgaria is facing a decision about what to do with pipes of South Stream left useless after the project was abandoned, the BBC reveals in a special report from the country's "maritime capital" Varna.

Views on BG | December 12, 2014, Friday // 08:47 | Viewed: 2082

Gerhard Schroeder Says Bulgaria Was Forced into Halting South Stream

German ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has named the reasons pushing Europe to stop South Stream construction.

Views on BG | December 11, 2014, Thursday // 21:16 | Viewed: 1993

Bulgaria Would Still Get Transit Gas, Transit Millions

The debate on Vladimir Putin's cancellation of the construction of the South Stream pipeline was animated, but somehow one-sided, writes Andrey Gurkov of Deutsche Welle's Russian section, quoted by the BTA wire service.

Views on BG | December 8, 2014, Monday // 16:38 | Viewed: 1938