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 - Wikipedia
Bulgaria - CIA World Fact Book
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Bulgaria: A week of scorching heat forecast | The Sofia Globe - The Sofia Globe

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Bulgaria: A week of scorching heat forecast | The Sofia Globe
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Our star, the sun, might be exaggerating this week, as meteorologists have forecast temperatures as high as 43 degrees Centigrade or 107.6 degrees ...

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Bulgaria and Greece to Accelerate Gas Interconnector Project ... - Novinite.com

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Bulgaria and Greece to Accelerate Gas Interconnector Project ...
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Bulgaria and Greece will speed up the activities necessary for the completion of the natural gas interconnector project between the two countries, quoted by ...

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Bulgaria continues stepping up sunseed production - UkrAgroConsult

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Bulgaria continues stepping up sunseed production
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According to the final estimate made by the Ag Ministry of Bulgaria, farmers sowed sunflower on 820 Th ha in MY 2016/17 and harvested 1838 KMT from 818 Th ha. Thus, Bulgaria managed to get 7.5% more sunseed than last season in view of expanded ...



Will the Socialists reverse the fortunes of Bulgaria's “UFO” monument? - The Calvert Journal

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Will the Socialists reverse the fortunes of Bulgaria's “UFO” monument?
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A longstanding ruin porn star, Bulgaria's famous communist Buzludzha Monument — known to many internationally as the UFO — may soon be reclaimed by ...

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Czech Power Group Energo-Pro Submits Offer for CEZ Assets in Bulgaria - Novinite.com

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Czech Power Group Energo-Pro Submits Offer for CEZ Assets in Bulgaria
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CEZ Group assets in Bulgaria include CEZ Distribution Bulgaria AD, the public supplier of electricity and a licensed trader CEZ Electro Bulgaria, licensed electricity trader CEZ Trade Bulgaria and Varna thermal power plant. The operations of those ...



Pall-Ex launches network in Bulgaria - Post and Parcel

Pall-Ex launches network in Bulgaria
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Pall-Ex Bulgaria's operations began on Friday (23 June) after a deal was struck last year with one of Bulgaria's largest courier providers, Econt. Bulgaria is the latest country to join Pall-Ex's growing European network, which now includes the UK ...

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Bulgaria's first communications satellite launched into orbit - Reuters

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Bulgaria's first communications satellite launched into orbit
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"When we started this space project more than 10 years ago, we clearly knew that what was need to complete it successfully was patience, commitment and a strong team," said Maxim Zayakov, CEO of Bulgaria Sat and Bulsatcom. "We launched our ...
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Satirical Cartoonists Take Aim at Bulgaria's Media Distribution 'Monopoly' - Global Voices Online

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Satirical Cartoonists Take Aim at Bulgaria's Media Distribution 'Monopoly'
Global Voices Online
The biweekly satirical newspaper Prass-Press was supposed to have its first issue released across Bulgaria on March 1, but the cartoonists behind it allege that influential figures who were angered by its content hindered the paper's distribution ahead ...



UK Ambassador to Bulgaria: 'We Want the Same Rules for Everyone ... - Novinite.com

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UK Ambassador to Bulgaria: 'We Want the Same Rules for Everyone ...
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Britain does not want double standards, and we want the same rules for everyone after Brexit,” the UK Ambassador to Bulgaria, Emma Hopkins told BNT ...
British ambassador: Working on visit by Theresa May to Sofia for ...The Sofia Globe

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Bulgaria: Chaos at Sofia Airport and Sofia Central Station - The Sofia Globe

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Bulgaria: Chaos at Sofia Airport and Sofia Central Station
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Sofia's two main transport hubs, Sofia Airport and the Bulgarian capital's Central station, became extremely chaotic in the past few hours. As a result, hundreds of passengers were delayed or stranded. At Sofia Airport, a bomb scare messed up things in ...