Bulgaria

Country Bulgaria
Capital Sofia
Continent Europe
Currency Lev(BGN)
Languages Bulgarian

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Introduction

The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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'Pro-Russia' Label Hounds Bulgaria's New President · Global Voices - Global Voices Online

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'Pro-Russia' Label Hounds Bulgaria's New President · Global Voices
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Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels. Photo by President.bg (CC BY 2.5). Bulgaria's Rumen Radev ...
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Immigration from Bulgaria and Romania rises to highest level on record following Brexit referendum - The Independent

The Independent

Immigration from Bulgaria and Romania rises to highest level on record following Brexit referendum
The Independent
Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria to the UK has risen to the highest level on record in the months following the Brexit referendum result, according to the Office for National Statistics. Inward migration from the the so-called “EU2” countries was ...
Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria at Record HighBreitbart News
Immigrant numbers from Romania and Bulgaria at record high, figures showDaily Star
Number of Romanian & Bulgarian immigrants coming to Britain hits record high after Brexit voteRT
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A Bulgarian love affair with Israel - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel News

A Bulgarian love affair with Israel
Jerusalem Post Israel News
“We are so proud of the amazing act of bravery during the Second World War, as the Bulgarian civil society, church and some politicians stood up for Jewish friends and they saved the lives of all the Jews in Bulgaria, more than 48,000 lives ...



Russia's arming Serbia - Bulgaria has rearmament problems - B92 - B92

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Russia's arming Serbia - Bulgaria has rearmament problems - B92
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Italian Air Force to aid in Bulgarian air policing in summer 2017 - The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe

Italian Air Force to aid in Bulgarian air policing in summer 2017
The Sofia Globe
Italian Air Force aircraft will assist in joint policing of Bulgaria's air space in summer 2017, Bulgarian caretaker Defence Minister Stefan Yanev said on February 23. Bulgaria will not pay towards this, Yanev said. A controversial point in the issue ...
Xinhua:Bulgarian army needs more money amid threats from southFocus News

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Bulgaria Is Not Catching Up With EU Peers on Income Convergence - euinside.eu

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Bulgaria Is Not Catching Up With EU Peers on Income Convergence
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In ten years of EU membership Bulgaria has shown no progress in income convergence with the rest of the member states. Bulgaria remains at the same relative position regarding its peers. This is the toughest conclusion in the annual economic in-depth ...



Bulgarian Neo-Nazis Rally In Capital Despite Municipal Ban ... - Forward

Forward

Bulgarian Neo-Nazis Rally In Capital Despite Municipal Ban ...
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(JTA) — An annual neo-Nazi rally was held in the capital of Bulgaria despite a municipal ban. The Lukov March, which celebrates the Bulgarian alliance with ...

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Bulgaria's Constitutional Court Abolishes Compulsory Voting ... - Novinite.com

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Bulgaria's Constitutional Court Abolishes Compulsory Voting ...
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Bulgaria's Constitutional court has abolished unanimously compulsory voting, reported Praven Svyat. The decision was adopted with 11 votes “for” since ...
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Bulgaria Constitutional Court strikes down compulsory voting ...The Sofia Globe

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Two Groups of Foreign Observers To Monitor Elections in Bulgaria - Novinite.com

Novinite.com

Two Groups of Foreign Observers To Monitor Elections in Bulgaria
Novinite.com
The observers from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights with OSCE who will arrive in Bulgaria for the parliamentary elections are 19. On Thursday, their mission was opened officially in Bulgaria and their leader is Roman Yakich. The ...



Bulgaria's Radev: NATO Exercises in Black Sea No Threat To ... - Novinite.com

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Bulgaria's Radev: NATO Exercises in Black Sea No Threat To ...
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The planned military training exercises of NATO in the Black Sea agreed at the meeting in Warsaw in July 2016 have nothing to do with the idea of the so-called ...

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