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Bulgaria Admits Schengen Entry is Now a Long-Term Goal

Bulgaria admitted yesterday (20 January) that its accession to the EU's borderless Schengen area was likely to take place in 2017, one year before the country is expected to take over the rotating EU Council presidency.

Views on BG | January 21, 2014, Tuesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 2198

Bulgarian Architects’ State-Sponsored Whimsy

Delcho Delchev came back. For many of his generation, this is commuting against the tide of emigration from his native Bulgaria into the rest of Europe.

Views on BG | January 20, 2014, Monday // 10:13 | Viewed: 1433

Influential MEP Splits Bulgarian Socialist Party before EU Election

Ivailo Kalfin, the highest profile Bulgarian member of the European Parliament, announced yesterday (13 January) that he was leaving the group of MEPs from the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) over which he presided.

Views on BG | January 15, 2014, Wednesday // 18:28 | Viewed: 2922

Bulgaria Sees Euro Recovery to Boost Growth Quickly, Kostov Says

A euro-area recovery should “quickly” feed into Bulgaria’s economy as sound macroeconomic policies help an expansion to accelerate, central bank Governor Dimitar Kostov said.

Views on BG | January 15, 2014, Wednesday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1898

Controversial Penal Law Spells Trouble in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's plans to revise its penal law have been criticized by human rights activists and NGOs. They compare it to a law introduced by Russian President Vladimir Putin making it mandatory for foreign NGOs to register.

Views on BG | January 15, 2014, Wednesday // 14:08 | Viewed: 2521

China, Bulgaria Announce All-Round Friendly Partnership

Xinhua

Views on BG | January 14, 2014, Tuesday // 12:48 | Viewed: 1064

Syrian Refugees Flood Bulgaria, Expose Flaws in EU Refugee Policy

WASHINGTON, DC — Bulgaria is facing mounting criticism for its failure to adequately provide shelter, food and medical care to thousands of migrants who have entered the country over the past year, the majority of them Syrian asylum seekers.

Views on BG | January 14, 2014, Tuesday // 08:23 | Viewed: 2283

Syrian Refugees Face Poor Living Conditions, Xenophobia in Bulgaria

More than two and a half million Syrians have fled the country as refugees, settling in neighboring Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.

Views on BG | January 13, 2014, Monday // 09:50 | Viewed: 1821

Bulgaria Taps Export Niches to Escape Doldrums

Bulgaria’s economic outlook may be gloomy but Dragomir Kouzov, founder of bicycle manufacturer Drag and one of a new breed of niche entrepreneurs in the EU’s poorest country, is anything but.

Views on BG | January 13, 2014, Monday // 07:28 | Viewed: 1280

Pironkova: No More Crying and Breaking Racquets

Tsvetana Pironkova, who qualified and has reached the final of the Sydney International with her upset of Petra Kvitova, says that being less self-critical has helped her resurgence.

Views on BG | January 9, 2014, Thursday // 20:36 | Viewed: 1967

Migrant Tide Vexes Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to calm a growing rift in her new government over immigration to Germany from poor Eastern European countries, an increasingly contentious issue in much of Europe's richer west.

Views on BG | January 9, 2014, Thursday // 17:44 | Viewed: 2738

Workers from Romania and Bulgaria Could Do More for Britain than 'Natives'

Immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria could contribute more to Britain than ‘natives’, a Home Office minister has suggested.

Views on BG | January 8, 2014, Wednesday // 12:16 | Viewed: 2012

Romanians and Bulgarians in the UK React to Immigration Furore

Guardian readers from Romania and Bulgaria with experience of working in the UK react to the media reports of the recent lifting of immigration restrictions.

Views on BG | January 7, 2014, Tuesday // 09:01 | Viewed: 2865

Europe's Hypocrisy Over Bulgaria and Romania

from Carnegie Europe

Views on BG | January 6, 2014, Monday // 15:01 | Viewed: 2425

Exodus From Romania, Bulgaria May Not Be Massive*

from Forbes

Views on BG | January 4, 2014, Saturday // 09:54 | Viewed: 1726

Lure of Jobs Abroad Sounds Death Knell for Rural Bulgaria

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.

Views on BG | January 3, 2014, Friday // 18:10 | Viewed: 2909

Alarm Sounded on Anti-Roma Rhetoric as Door Opens to More EU Workers

From The Guardian

Views on BG | January 1, 2014, Wednesday // 18:40 | Viewed: 2630

EU Opens Doors to Romanian and Bulgarian Workers

Romanians and Bulgarians have received the right to work freely across the EU, seven years after joining the bloc.

Views on BG | January 1, 2014, Wednesday // 10:56 | Viewed: 1101

Romanian and Bulgarian Migration Stirs up Ancient, Dark Parts of the Brain

Romanians and Bulgarians will gain the same rights as other EU citizens to move to Britain from 1 January.

Views on BG | December 31, 2013, Tuesday // 14:17 | Viewed: 1854

Sold out! Flights and Buses Full as Romanians and Bulgarians Head for the UK

Bulgarians and Romanians were last night preparing to travel to Britain as restrictions on working here are lifted tomorrow.

Views on BG | December 31, 2013, Tuesday // 12:13 | Viewed: 5087

Bitter Debate Marks Lifting of Bulgaria and Romania Labor Restrictions

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.

Views on BG | December 30, 2013, Monday // 14:09 | Viewed: 2906
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