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European Socialists Shield Georgieva from Bulgarian Criticism

European Socialist MEPs expressed strong support for Kristalina Georgieva, the Bulgarian commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response, after a senior member of the Bulgarian Socialist party slammed her for "not doing enough".

Views on BG | February 10, 2014, Monday // 14:41 | Viewed: 4352

Bulgaria's 'Chilly Welcome' to Syrian Refugees

As the civil war in Syria continues, refugees are desperately seeking refuge. It seems that Bulgaria has consistently preferred to engage in exacerbating the situation. Bulgarians have built a wall and are allowing far-right xenophobic rhetoric to prevail

Views on BG | February 5, 2014, Wednesday // 09:50 | Viewed: 4505

19 Things I Learned about Bulgaria

By Justin Carmack – True Nomads blog

Views on BG | February 3, 2014, Monday // 16:02 | Viewed: 14919

Designers from Brazil, Bulgaria Show at Paris' Who's Next

Several ready-to-wear designers from Bulgaria, Brazil and Turkey showcased their latest autumn-winter (A/W) 2014 collections at the recently concluded Parisian prêt-à-porter trade event 'Who's Next' at the Porte de Versailles in Paris.

Views on BG | February 3, 2014, Monday // 13:05 | Viewed: 2494

Wine: Bulgaria's Making a Comeback

Bulgarian wine has been in the doldrums since its 1970s heyday, but its new wave winemakers are looking to put the country back on the map.

Views on BG | February 3, 2014, Monday // 11:06 | Viewed: 2005

Long Wait for Syrian Refugees in Bulgaria

from BBC News

Views on BG | February 1, 2014, Saturday // 08:54 | Viewed: 1427

Minimum Wage Laws Kill Jobs

President Obama set the chattering classes abuzz after his unilateral announcement to raise the minimum wage. During his State of the Union address, he sang the praises for his action, saying that "It's good for the economy; it's good for America."

Views on BG | January 30, 2014, Thursday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1658

Bulgaria's Top Court Revokes Ban on Land Sales, People Want it Back*

Bulgaria's top court has revoked a ban on selling arable land to investors from the EU. It said Parliament had breached basic constitutional principles when it had voted to extend the moratorium until 2020 from 2013.

Views on BG | January 30, 2014, Thursday // 13:09 | Viewed: 2397

Skiing in Bulgaria 'Could Save GBP 3,000'

A family of four could save more than GBP 3,000 on a ski holiday this February half term by choosing Bulgaria over Switzerland, according to research by M&S Bank.

Views on BG | January 30, 2014, Thursday // 09:20 | Viewed: 1380

Bulgaria Approves eCOGRA as iGaming Testing Agency

eCOGRA, an independent online gambling testing and monitoring company, has been approved as a testing laboratory for aspiring online poker and casino operators looking to enter Bulgaria's emerging Internet gambling market.

Views on BG | January 29, 2014, Wednesday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1216

David Cameron Says EU Immigration at 'Reasonable Level'

David Cameron has said the numbers of Romanians and Bulgarians arriving in the UK since the last work curbs were lifted are at a "reasonable level".

Views on BG | January 29, 2014, Wednesday // 09:51 | Viewed: 1759

Group in Netherlands Wants Better Relations with Bulgaria, Romania

The opening of the Dutch labour market to Romanian and Bulgarian jobseekers has received attention due to concerns about the state of European labour migration, but also due to employment chances in the Netherlands left unexploited, the WRR claims.

Views on BG | January 28, 2014, Tuesday // 14:48 | Viewed: 1610

Bleeding Doctors: Bulgaria's Medical Crisis

Every year the country loses about 500 physicians to emigration because of low salaries and few perks.

Views on BG | January 28, 2014, Tuesday // 09:15 | Viewed: 2866

Egyptian Movies Screened at Bulgaria's MENAR Film Fest

A number of Egyptian films are being screened at the Sofia MENAR Film Festival, which this year is dedicated to cinema from or about the Middle East and North Africa.

Views on BG | January 27, 2014, Monday // 12:30 | Viewed: 1162

Bulgaria Faces Criticism Over New Crime Bill

Critics Say Criminal Code Bill Restricts Human Rights

Views on BG | January 24, 2014, Friday // 16:10 | Viewed: 1753

Bulgaria: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

from EUobserver

Views on BG | January 24, 2014, Friday // 13:14 | Viewed: 2091

*Tory Rebel Pledges to Reintroduce Work Restrictions on Bulgarian, Romanian Migrants

Nigel Mills heads for confrontation with PM over immigration bill amendment for controls on Romanian and Bulgarian migrants.

Views on BG | January 23, 2014, Thursday // 17:40 | Viewed: 2587

EU Raps Bulgaria for Lingering Corruption, Organized Crime

Bulgaria is not making adequate progress on tackling corruption and organized crime, the European Union‘s executive said Wednesday, seven years after the country first joined the bloc.

Views on BG | January 23, 2014, Thursday // 13:38 | Viewed: 2162

Commission Issues Positive Monitoring Report on Romania

The report on Romania appears to be much more positive than the one concerning its southern neighbour, with the EU executive noting “real commitment to reform”.

Views on BG | January 23, 2014, Thursday // 10:40 | Viewed: 903

Depressing Reading

In what Jonathan Allen, the British Ambassador to Bulgaria, called “depressing reading,” on his Twitter account, the commission adopted a noticeably harsher tone with Bulgaria.

Views on BG | January 23, 2014, Thursday // 10:16 | Viewed: 833

EU: Bulgaria, Romania Must Put Criminals behind Bars

Seven years after becoming EU members, Bulgaria and Romania still have trouble putting corrupt politicians behind bars, the European Commission said on Wednesday (22 January).

Views on BG | January 22, 2014, Wednesday // 16:07 | Viewed: 6045