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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Advisory Hub in Bulgaria - EU NewsAdvisory Hub in Bulgaria  EU News

Bulgaria's Health Minister: Arrivals from UK, Portugal and Sweden to be still subject to quarantine - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's Health Minister: Arrivals from UK, Portugal and Sweden to be still subject to quarantine  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's Waste Solutions receives anti-trust nod to acquire FCC Bulgaria - SeeNewsBulgaria's Waste Solutions receives anti-trust nod to acquire FCC Bulgaria  SeeNews

16 players and officials from Bulgarian club test positive - Associated Press16 players and officials from Bulgarian club test positive  Associated Press

Bulgaria's YTD power output falls 8.41% - SeeNewsBulgaria's YTD power output falls 8.41%  SeeNews

Bulgaria's Trace Group Hold eyes 1% rise in revenue from clients in H1 - SeeNewsBulgaria's Trace Group Hold eyes 1% rise in revenue from clients in H1  SeeNews

Bulgaria's Concord Fund-7 South-East Europe to seek 24.1 mln euro in cap hike - SeeNewsBulgaria's Concord Fund-7 South-East Europe to seek 24.1 mln euro in cap hike  SeeNews

22 Mayors Call On Greece To Open Border With Bulgaria - GreekCityTimes.com22 Mayors Call On Greece To Open Border With Bulgaria  GreekCityTimes.com

Paysafe launches Paysafecash in Bulgaria - SeeNewsPaysafe launches Paysafecash in Bulgaria  SeeNews

Lithuania's govt to decide on restricting travel to Romania and Bulgaria - Baltic TimesLithuania's govt to decide on restricting travel to Romania and Bulgaria  Baltic Times

Too Many Spies - Bulgaria, Memory and Russia - Visegrad InsightToo Many Spies - Bulgaria, Memory and Russia  Visegrad Insight

EU Commission predicts weaker contraction of Bulgaria's 2020 GDP, lowers 2021 growth fcast - SeeNewsEU Commission predicts weaker contraction of Bulgaria's 2020 GDP, lowers 2021 growth fcast  SeeNews

Bulgaria: Ticks Boom Across the Country - Novinite.comBulgaria: Ticks Boom Across the Country  Novinite.com

Bulgaria to harvest up to 4.1 mln t of wheat in 2020 - industry official - SeeNewsBulgaria to harvest up to 4.1 mln t of wheat in 2020 - industry official  SeeNews

Deadly Driving: Romania, Bulgaria Have EU's Most Dangerous Roads - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyDeadly Driving: Romania, Bulgaria Have EU's Most Dangerous Roads  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Bulgaria's Allterco lifts 2020 cons sales f'cast on upbeat H1 performance - SeeNewsBulgaria's Allterco lifts 2020 cons sales f'cast on upbeat H1 performance  SeeNews

Bulgaria's Sofia Commerce-Pawn Brokerage launches share repurchase programme - SeeNewsBulgaria's Sofia Commerce-Pawn Brokerage launches share repurchase programme  SeeNews

Bulgaria's capital city mops up after huge storm floods underpasses, causes power cuts - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's capital city mops up after huge storm floods underpasses, causes power cuts  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 60% who attended school-leavers ball test positive - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: 60% who attended school-leavers ball test positive  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria queries UK over exclusion from quarantine exemption - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria queries UK over exclusion from quarantine exemption  The Sofia Globe

Stephen Daneff, Bulgarian-born journalist who flourished in 1960s Fleet Street – obituary - Telegraph.co.ukStephen Daneff, Bulgarian-born journalist who flourished in 1960s Fleet Street – obituary  Telegraph.co.uk

Bulgaria's Eco Tradex Group wins 1.3 mln euro deal to build landfill cell - SeeNewsBulgaria's Eco Tradex Group wins 1.3 mln euro deal to build landfill cell  SeeNews

Covid-19: Bulgaria extends epidemic declaration to end of July - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria extends epidemic declaration to end of July  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Latest new record rise in cases - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: Latest new record rise in cases  The Sofia Globe

Bulgarian investigative journalist Nikolay Staykov receives threatening calls - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineBulgarian investigative journalist Nikolay Staykov receives threatening calls  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Bulgaria Asks Why Britain Lifts Quarantine For More Than 50 Nations — But Not For Bulgarians - Novinite.comBulgaria Asks Why Britain Lifts Quarantine For More Than 50 Nations — But Not For Bulgarians  Novinite.com

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 174 Newly Registered Cases on July 7, 5914 Total - Novinite.comCovid-19 in Bulgaria: 174 Newly Registered Cases on July 7, 5914 Total  Novinite.com

Weather in Bulgaria July 7: Cloudy and Rainy Today - Novinite.comWeather in Bulgaria July 7: Cloudy and Rainy Today  Novinite.com

Fans flout social distancing rules at Bulgarian Cup final - CNN InternationalFans flout social distancing rules at Bulgarian Cup final  CNN International

Bulgaria's Ambassador to UK Marin Raykov: The Absence of Bulgaria From The UK's Non-Quarantine List is Abnormal - Novinite.comBulgaria's Ambassador to UK Marin Raykov: The Absence of Bulgaria From The UK's Non-Quarantine List is Abnormal  Novinite.com

Bulgaria posts EU's sharpest y/y drop in retail sales volume in May - Eurostat - SeeNewsBulgaria posts EU's sharpest y/y drop in retail sales volume in May - Eurostat  SeeNews

Bulgaria Air with Additional Flights to Amsterdam, Athens, Zurich, Berlin and Frankfurt - Novinite.comBulgaria Air with Additional Flights to Amsterdam, Athens, Zurich, Berlin and Frankfurt  Novinite.com

Ambassador Mustafa Meets Bulgaria's Special Forces - US Embassy in BulgariaAmbassador Mustafa Meets Bulgaria's Special Forces  US Embassy in Bulgaria

Balkan Holidays cancels all summer 2020 Bulgaria charter flights and holidays - The Sofia GlobeBalkan Holidays cancels all summer 2020 Bulgaria charter flights and holidays  The Sofia Globe

Serbia erects emergency field hospital, Bulgaria clamps down: COVID-19 daily bulletin - CGTNSerbia erects emergency field hospital, Bulgaria clamps down: COVID-19 daily bulletin  CGTN

Bulgaria's Trace Group Hold lowers Q1 non-cons net profit, revenue - SeeNewsBulgaria's Trace Group Hold lowers Q1 non-cons net profit, revenue  SeeNews

Bulgaria's P? Boyko Borissov Meets with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Mayo - Novinite.comBulgaria's P? Boyko Borissov Meets with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Mayo  Novinite.com

Covid-19: Bulgaria's Health Minister issues four orders - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria's Health Minister issues four orders  The Sofia Globe

Europe’s Roma Already Faced Discrimination. The Pandemic Made It Worse. - The New York TimesEurope’s Roma Already Faced Discrimination. The Pandemic Made It Worse.  The New York Times

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 161 newly-confirmed cases, active cases rise to 2281 - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: 161 newly-confirmed cases, active cases rise to 2281  The Sofia Globe

Full Beaches On The Black Sea Coast: Bulgarian Tourism Industry Is Optimistic for the Season - Novinite.comFull Beaches On The Black Sea Coast: Bulgarian Tourism Industry Is Optimistic for the Season  Novinite.com

Bulgaria Retail Market, Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2020-2026 - Jewish Life NewsBulgaria Retail Market, Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2020-2026  Jewish Life News

What A Trip: Bulgaria - The Virginian-Pilot - Virginian-PilotWhat A Trip: Bulgaria - The Virginian-Pilot  Virginian-Pilot

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Active cases rise to 2664, deaths to 250 - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: Active cases rise to 2664, deaths to 250  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria Protesters Take to Streets Over New Environment Threat - Balkan InsightBulgaria Protesters Take to Streets Over New Environment Threat  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria's Rousse closes municipal HQ for disinfection after mayor tests positive for Covid-19 - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's Rousse closes municipal HQ for disinfection after mayor tests positive for Covid-19  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 63 New Cases on July 6, 5740 Total - Novinite.comCovid-19 in Bulgaria: 63 New Cases on July 6, 5740 Total  Novinite.com

First weekend of July sees huge queues of cars at Bulgarian – Greek border - The Sofia GlobeFirst weekend of July sees huge queues of cars at Bulgarian – Greek border  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 180 new cases, death toll rises to 241 - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: 180 new cases, death toll rises to 241  The Sofia Globe

After mayor, two deputy mayors of Bulgaria's Rousse test positive for new coronavirus - The Sofia GlobeAfter mayor, two deputy mayors of Bulgaria's Rousse test positive for new coronavirus  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's empty Black Sea resorts brace for tough summer - Reuters IndiaBulgaria's empty Black Sea resorts brace for tough summer  Reuters India

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Another new record rise in cases, seven new deaths - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: Another new record rise in cases, seven new deaths  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19: Row in Bulgaria's Parliament over wearing masks - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Row in Bulgaria's Parliament over wearing masks  The Sofia Globe

Davonta Jordan signs to play professional basketball in Bulgaria - WIVB.com - News 4Davonta Jordan signs to play professional basketball in Bulgaria  WIVB.com - News 4

Six-hour Wait and 15km Lines Form in Bulgaria-Greece Border Crossing - Greek ReporterSix-hour Wait and 15km Lines Form in Bulgaria-Greece Border Crossing  Greek Reporter

Bulgaria's PM fined after breaking his own government's COVID-19 rules - EuronewsBulgaria's PM fined after breaking his own government's COVID-19 rules  Euronews

Bulgaria Cards and Payments - Opportunities and Risks to 2023 - GlobeNewswireBulgaria Cards and Payments - Opportunities and Risks to 2023  GlobeNewswire

Long Queue at Kulata Border Again, Re-entry into Bulgaria is Allowed from All Border Checkpoints - Novinite.comLong Queue at Kulata Border Again, Re-entry into Bulgaria is Allowed from All Border Checkpoints  Novinite.com

Infringement _ Marine environment - Bulgaria - EU NewsInfringement _ Marine environment - Bulgaria  EU News

Bulgaria Abolishes Mandatory Quarantine for Some EU Countries - SchengenVisaInfo.comBulgaria Abolishes Mandatory Quarantine for Some EU Countries  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Bulgaria: A Fifth Pastor Died of COVID-19 After a Meeting in Perushtitsa - Novinite.comBulgaria: A Fifth Pastor Died of COVID-19 After a Meeting in Perushtitsa  Novinite.com

Bedroom Photos Leave Bulgarian Prime Minister Red-faced - Balkan InsightBedroom Photos Leave Bulgarian Prime Minister Red-faced  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria steps in to help bank as it eyes eurozone accession - Seattle TimesBulgaria steps in to help bank as it eyes eurozone accession  Seattle Times

Boris Johnson's father defends trip to Greece via Bulgaria - The Associated PressBoris Johnson's father defends trip to Greece via Bulgaria  The Associated Press

Bulgaria to extend coronavirus state of emergency until mid-July - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostBulgaria to extend coronavirus state of emergency until mid-July - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Bulgaria: Mayor of Rousse Municipality Pencho Milkov Tests Positive for COVID-19 - Novinite.comBulgaria: Mayor of Rousse Municipality Pencho Milkov Tests Positive for COVID-19  Novinite.com

First charter flight of Bulgaria's 2020 summer season arrives in Bourgas - The Sofia GlobeFirst charter flight of Bulgaria's 2020 summer season arrives in Bourgas  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19: Bulgaria lifts quarantine requirements for arrivals from nine European states - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria lifts quarantine requirements for arrivals from nine European states  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19: Outrage over conspiracy theories after death of Bulgarian emergency doctor - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Outrage over conspiracy theories after death of Bulgarian emergency doctor  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19: Bulgaria bolstering intensive care capacity - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria bolstering intensive care capacity  The Sofia Globe

PM Narendra Modi speech: Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov fined Rs 13,000 for not wearing mask - Zee NewsPM Narendra Modi speech: Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov fined Rs 13,000 for not wearing mask  Zee News

Updates To Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Introduced In Bulgaria - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Bulgaria - Mondaq News AlertsUpdates To Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Introduced In Bulgaria - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Bulgaria  Mondaq News Alerts

"Bulgaria Is Among the Safest Tourist Destinations Amid Coronavirus" - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.com"Bulgaria Is Among the Safest Tourist Destinations Amid Coronavirus" - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Bulgaria's COVID-19 recoveries reach 3,000 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBulgaria's COVID-19 recoveries reach 3,000 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Bulgarian MEP says she 'feels threatened' by tape recording - EURACTIVBulgarian MEP says she 'feels threatened' by tape recording  EURACTIV

How to dismantle a democracy: the case of Bulgaria - Open DemocracyHow to dismantle a democracy: the case of Bulgaria  Open Democracy

Bulgaria's Traffic Police announce summer road law enforcement operation - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's Traffic Police announce summer road law enforcement operation  The Sofia Globe

Thousands of soccer fans break social distancing rules in Bulgaria - Gulf NewsThousands of soccer fans break social distancing rules in Bulgaria  Gulf News

How Bulgaria's so-called 'cryptoqueen' ripped off the world - Emerging EuropeHow Bulgaria's so-called 'cryptoqueen' ripped off the world  Emerging Europe

Who Owns the Collection? - Bulgaria - Visegrad InsightWho Owns the Collection? - Bulgaria  Visegrad Insight

New passenger car registrations in Bulgaria in May 2020 dropped 69% y/y - The Sofia GlobeNew passenger car registrations in Bulgaria in May 2020 dropped 69% y/y  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's TPP ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 generates 2086 GWh in Jan-May - SeeNewsBulgaria's TPP ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 generates 2086 GWh in Jan-May  SeeNews

Updates to coronavirus travel restrictions introduced in Bulgaria - LexologyUpdates to coronavirus travel restrictions introduced in Bulgaria  Lexology

Bulgaria granted 13 500 residence permits to non-EU nationals in 2019 - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria granted 13 500 residence permits to non-EU nationals in 2019  The Sofia Globe

Bulgarian Publisher's Acquittal Welcomed by Media Freedom Watchdogs - Balkan InsightBulgarian Publisher's Acquittal Welcomed by Media Freedom Watchdogs  Balkan Insight

First scheduled charter flight to Bulgaria cancelled because of Covid-19 - The Sofia GlobeFirst scheduled charter flight to Bulgaria cancelled because of Covid-19  The Sofia Globe

ECB Says Croatia, Bulgaria May Join Pre-Euro System This Year - BloombergQuintECB Says Croatia, Bulgaria May Join Pre-Euro System This Year  BloombergQuint

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: Nightclubs in Albena Resort Close - Novinite.comCOVID-19 in Bulgaria: Nightclubs in Albena Resort Close  Novinite.com

Bulgaria's PM says rise in coronavirus cases not cause for panic - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's PM says rise in coronavirus cases not cause for panic  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19: Bulgaria extends '60:40' employment aid scheme, expands reach - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria extends '60:40' employment aid scheme, expands reach  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria extends epidemic emergency until end of June - Reuters IndiaBulgaria extends epidemic emergency until end of June  Reuters India

Arrivals of foreigners in Bulgaria in May 2020 were 87.3% down y/y - The Sofia GlobeArrivals of foreigners in Bulgaria in May 2020 were 87.3% down y/y  The Sofia Globe

Pandemic Poses Euro-Entry Challenges for Croatia and Bulgaria - BloombergQuintPandemic Poses Euro-Entry Challenges for Croatia and Bulgaria  BloombergQuint

Estonia Reimposes Quarantine for Nationals of Poland, Bulgaria and Romania Due to Increasing Infection Rates - SchengenVisaInfo.comEstonia Reimposes Quarantine for Nationals of Poland, Bulgaria and Romania Due to Increasing Infection Rates  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Bulgaria January-May 2020 Budget surplus at 1.31B leva - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria January-May 2020 Budget surplus at 1.31B leva  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria Constitutional Court rejects challenge to camping ban - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria Constitutional Court rejects challenge to camping ban  The Sofia Globe

Could the optimism of Bulgaria's Tourism Minister be infectious? - The Sofia GlobeCould the optimism of Bulgaria's Tourism Minister be infectious?  The Sofia Globe

Bulgarians complain of long border queues after Greece eases lockdown | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.comBulgarians complain of long border queues after Greece eases lockdown | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

EIB to facilitate construction project for children’s hospital in Bulgaria - DevdiscourseEIB to facilitate construction project for children’s hospital in Bulgaria  Devdiscourse

Foreign Minister: Bulgarian government consistent against antisemitism, hate speech - The Sofia GlobeForeign Minister: Bulgarian government consistent against antisemitism, hate speech  The Sofia Globe