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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Bulgaria to Seek Proposals on New F-16s, Eurofighter Typhoons - Novinite.com

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Bulgaria to Seek Proposals on New F-16s, Eurofighter Typhoons
Novinite.com
Bulgaria will ask for proposals from Portugal on providing new U.S. F-16s and from Italy on new Eurofighter Typhoons, to ensure fair competition with Sweden's Gripen, as the country seeks to buy eight fighter jets. Bulgaria is looking to replace its ...

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'New frontier' Bulgaria attracts real estate investors - Business Day

Business Day

'New frontier' Bulgaria attracts real estate investors
Business Day
Bulgaria is a new frontier for real estate investors, with many South African companies already having invested in Poland, the largest economy in eastern Europe. UK-based Hystead, which is co-owned by JSE-listed shopping centre owner Hyprop and PDI ...



TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy - Moscow says Bulgaria's ... - TASS

Kyiv Post

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy - Moscow says Bulgaria's ...
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Declaring Russia a threat is not in line with the Bulgarian people's position, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Milena Iakimova, Dimitar Vatsov: Russian propaganda in the ...Kyiv Post

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Bulgaria: Sofia orders Škoda trams for 23 million Euro - The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria: Sofia orders Škoda trams for 23 million Euro
The Sofia Globe
Škoda Transportation has received a large order from Sofia. The Bulgarian capital is purchasing thirteen modern trams. According to the company, the order has a volume of 23.3 million Euro. Czech and German media quoted Škoda's CEO Tomáš Ignacák.



Competition: Borovets resort, Bulgaria - Architects' Journal

Architects' Journal

Competition: Borovets resort, Bulgaria
Architects' Journal
Borovets was founded in 1896 as a hunting place for Bulgarian kings and is the country's oldest ski and mountain sports resort. The popular year-round holiday destination is located in the Samokov valley at the foot of the Rila, Verila, Vitosha and ...



6 reasons to Explore the Beautiful Bulgaria - Bulgaria Travel News (press release) (blog)

6 reasons to Explore the Beautiful Bulgaria
Bulgaria Travel News (press release) (blog)
If you are thinking to take your clan to the next holidaying destination, add Bulgaria to your list. The Eastern European's premier destination, Bulgaria has the combination of best of the hotels, resorts and the stunning white stretch of sand. This ...



Syrian refugee faces deportation from Cardiff to Bulgaria - BBC News

BBC News

Syrian refugee faces deportation from Cardiff to Bulgaria
BBC News
A Syrian refugee, faced with deportation to Bulgaria, has pleaded to be able to stay in Cardiff with his family. After their Aleppo home was destroyed by an air strike, most of his family made it to Wales and were given permission to stay. But Mohammed ...
Young Syrian faces being separated from family again after UK reunionThe Guardian

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Bulgaria cuts red tape in process of issuing identity cards and passports - The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria cuts red tape in process of issuing identity cards and passports
The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria's government decided on October 18 to reduce the requirements regarding documents to be submitted when applying for the issuing or replacement of identity cards and passports. The changes to the rules mean that when citizens have a change of ...

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Bulgaria Pushes for Clearer EU Membership Path for Western ... - Bloomberg

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Bulgaria Pushes for Clearer EU Membership Path for Western ...
Bloomberg
The European Union's poorest member is seeking to offer a clearer path toward membership for the western Balkans to prevent a return to the instability that ...

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20 Arrested in Joint Police-Prosecutor's Office Operation across ... - Novinite.com

20 Arrested in Joint Police-Prosecutor's Office Operation across ...
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Two successful joint operations of the specialized prosecutor's office and the Ministry of Interior against drug distribution and human trafficking were carried out ...

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