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Are Romanian and Bulgarian Workers Eager to Emigrate?

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.

Views on BG | December 29, 2013, Sunday // 07:06 | Viewed: 1878

As European Barriers Fall, Bulgarians Feel West’s Tug

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.

Views on BG | December 28, 2013, Saturday // 11:06 | Viewed: 2188

Bulgaria's Travails Should Be A Sobering Reminder to Ukrainians: The EU Doesn't Fix Everything

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.

Views on BG | December 28, 2013, Saturday // 10:57 | Viewed: 1572

Change Comes Slowly for Bulgaria, Even With E.U. Membership

from The New York Times

Views on BG | December 25, 2013, Wednesday // 09:49 | Viewed: 1897

Bulgaria, Unready, Is Poor Host to Syrians

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

Views on BG | December 23, 2013, Monday // 08:46 | Viewed: 1546

Bulgaria's President: 'Don't Play on Fear. Stop Attacking Us'

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.

Views on BG | December 22, 2013, Sunday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1847

Bulgaria Issues Fierce Rebuke to David Cameron over Migrants

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.

Views on BG | December 22, 2013, Sunday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1885

Bulgaria: Staking Out a Vampire Tourist Trail

Two towns in Bulgaria and Romania are planning to boost their tourist appeal by capitalising on their "vampire" past, it seems.

Views on BG | December 20, 2013, Friday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1115

Red Bull Bird's Eye in Bulgaria's Mountains

Paraglider Veso Ovcharov talks about Bulgarian mountains and Hawaiian sharks.

Views on BG | December 19, 2013, Thursday // 14:33 | Viewed: 1229

You're Welcome

The Economist open letter to the citizens of Bulgaria and Romania

Views on BG | December 19, 2013, Thursday // 09:44 | Viewed: 2521

Syrians Can't Catch a Break in Bulgaria, Either

Ali al-Jasem, 16, arrived with his family in a patch of woods near Turkey’s border with Bulgaria at 6 o’clock on a clear October morning.

Views on BG | December 18, 2013, Wednesday // 15:41 | Viewed: 1436

Romanian, Bulgarian Immigrants Welcomed 'If Hard-Working And Pay Taxes'

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.

Views on BG | December 17, 2013, Tuesday // 15:11 | Viewed: 1377

Bulgaria: S&P Negative Outlook Reflects Harsh Reality

from The Financial Times

Views on BG | December 16, 2013, Monday // 18:57 | Viewed: 1401

Far Right in Eastern Europe Makes Gains as Syrians Arrive

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.

Views on BG | December 15, 2013, Sunday // 11:46 | Viewed: 1956

Experts Reject German Migration Fears

Bulgarians and Romanians will be allowed to work across the EU as of January 2014.

Views on BG | December 13, 2013, Friday // 19:34 | Viewed: 1604

*Bulgarian Hero Awarded Queen's Gallantry Medal

A man who drowned saving a young child from being swept out to sea off West Sussex has been posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.

Views on BG | December 13, 2013, Friday // 08:26 | Viewed: 1341

*Brits Loathe Immigration, Like Immigrants

Britons loathe immigration in principle, but quite like immigrants in practice. For Bulgarians and Romanians, that is good news

Views on BG | December 13, 2013, Friday // 08:16 | Viewed: 5575

Bulgaria: Bucolic Beauty on the Edge of Europe

As Robert Nurnden found when he bought a house there, Bulgaria is a timeless country where life is lived at a slower pace

Views on BG | December 11, 2013, Wednesday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1853

Sofia, Bulgaria: A Travel Tuesday Of Stately Proportions

Come yonder with us to Sofia, Bulgaria's capital, in honor of #TravelTuesday.

Views on BG | December 11, 2013, Wednesday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1848

Ukraine and Bulgaria Show Power of EU Model

from EUobserver

Views on BG | December 6, 2013, Friday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1584

South Stream Bilateral Deals Breach EU Law, Commission Says

The bilateral agreements for the construction of the Gazprom-favoured South Stream gas pipeline – concluded between Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria – are all in breach of EU law.

Views on BG | December 5, 2013, Thursday // 10:37 | Viewed: 1550
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