Bulgaria

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

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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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Bulgaria's government will include far-right nationalist parties for the ... - Washington Post

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Bulgarian legislators are gearing up to form a new government, following the March 26 parliamentary election, the third since 2013. Five parties made it into the ...
Bulgarian Socialist Party leader: GERB-United Patriots governance ...The Sofia Globe

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PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - April 26 - Daily Mail

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PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - April 26
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Bulgaria is in no way looking for trouble with neighbouring Turkey, President Rumen Radev said following allegations that Turkey influenced the internal affairs of Bulgaria. Good neighbouring relations are based on important principles, and those are ...

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SOFIA, April 26 (Reuters) - Bulgaria has decided to start talks with Sweden to acquire eight new Gripen combat jets made by SAAB, interim deputy prime ...
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Bulgaria Ranks Lowest Among All EU Countries in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index - Novinite.com

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Bulgaria Ranks Lowest Among All EU Countries in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index
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“This is due to an environment dominated by corruption and collusion between media, politicians, and oligarchs including Deylan Peevski, a former head of Bulgaria's main intelligence agency and owner of the New Bulgarian Media Group,” Reporters Without ...
Bulgaria again ranks lowest among all EU countries in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom IndexThe Sofia Globe
Bulgaria's degree of media freedom remains lowest in EU - RSFSeeNews
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Prof. Boyan Duranchev: 'Bulgaria Is In a Severe Demographic Catastrophe - Novinite.com

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Prof. Boyan Duranchev: 'Bulgaria Is In a Severe Demographic Catastrophe
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2.5 million Bulgarians live in severe material deprivation, according to Eurostat's analysis of social trends and poverty in 2016. What does this mean in practice? This category includes people who cannot afford to use a few basic things that ...
Bulgarian government approves position on Brexit negotiations ...The Sofia Globe

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Cushman & Wakefield and Forton Extend Exclusive Affiliation in Bulgaria and Macedonia - The FINANCIAL

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Cushman & Wakefield and Forton Extend Exclusive Affiliation in Bulgaria and Macedonia
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The FINANCIAL -- Cushman & Wakefield has renewed and rebranded its exclusive arrangement with Forton as its affiliate in Bulgaria and Macedonia. The formal affiliate appointment follows the 2015 global merger of Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ.



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RPT-Bulgaria opts for Swedish Gripen combat jets
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A special commission for the negotiations is expected to be set up within a week, Yanev said. The talks with Sweden will be held by Bulgaria's next government, which is expected to take office next week. (Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova and Angel ...



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Bulgaria may ask for more time to explore Gazprom concessions
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A provisional agreement would see the Russian gas giant avoid a fine of up to 10% of its global turnover over market abuses.

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President Rumen Radev: Bulgaria In No Way Seeking Problems ... - Novinite.com

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President Rumen Radev: Bulgaria In No Way Seeking Problems ...
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''Let me state very clearly that Bulgaria does not seek in any way problems with Turkey'', commented Bulgarian President Rumen Radev for journalists, FOCUS ...
Turkish ambassador: Ankara does not interfere in the internal affairs of BulgariaThe Sofia Globe
Major digital technology festival kicks off in BulgariaXinhua

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Bulgarian nationalist leader calls for expulsion of Turkish ambassador, recall of Bulgaria's ambassador in Ankara - The Sofia Globe

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Bulgarian nationalist leader calls for expulsion of Turkish ambassador, recall of Bulgaria's ambassador in Ankara
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Valeri Simeonov, co-leader of the nationalist United Patriots that is poised to become a partner in GERB party leader Boiko Borissov's next coalition government, called on April 26 for the expulsion of the Turkish ambassador and the recall of Bulgaria ...