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 - Wikipedia
Bulgaria - CIA World Fact Book
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Sessions' awkward crime-fighting encounter - Politico

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Sessions' awkward crime-fighting encounter
Politico
On a trip to Bulgaria to discuss organized crime and other transnational security issues, Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Tuesday with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who has himself been dogged for more than a decade by U.S. allegations of ...



Bulgaria does not meet all euro entry criteria, Commission to say - Reuters

Bulgaria does not meet all euro entry criteria, Commission to say
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro-hopeful Bulgaria does not yet meet the criteria to adopt the single currency, the European Commission will say on Wednesday in an assessment of European Union countries that must one day switch to the euro. Unlike bigger ...



Russia, Bulgaria discuss promoting trade, economic cooperation - Xinhua

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Russia, Bulgaria discuss promoting trade, economic cooperation
Xinhua
MOSCOW, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Tuesday agreed to strengthen ties between the two countries by enhancing trade and economic cooperation, the Kremlin said. The two heads ...
Bulgaria: Bulgaria open to Russian role in nuclear power project ...ETEnergyworld.com
Radev to Putin: Bulgaria and Russia must be Frank with Each OtherNovinite.com
Bulgaria open to Russian role in nuclear power projectReuters
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Cruise line to connect Turkey, Bulgaria - Daily Sabah

Cruise line to connect Turkey, Bulgaria
Daily Sabah
The first cruise line between Turkey's Istanbul and Bulgaria's Burgas will be launched next year, head of the Port of Burgas, Dian Dimov announced yesterday. Three trips will be held every week between the two cities littoral to the Black Sea. Dimov ...



Bulgaria: EQUINOX to continue as a band after Eurovision 2018 - esctoday.com

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Bulgaria: EQUINOX to continue as a band after Eurovision 2018
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There is love and a musical life beyond the Bones: supergroup EQUINOX from Bulgaria, comprised out of artists Zhana Bergendorff, Georgi “JJ” Simeonov, Vladimir “Vlado” Mihailov, Trey Campbell and Johnny Manuel, has signed with record label Universal ...



Russia's Rosatom ready to pitch for Bulgarian nuclear project - Reuters

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Russia's Rosatom ready to pitch for Bulgarian nuclear project
Reuters
SOCHI, Russia, May 22 (Reuters) - Russian state nuclear company Rosatom is ready to take part in a tender to develop Bulgaria's Belene nuclear power plant, Rosatom head Alexei Likhachev said on Tuesday. Bulgaria is reviving plans for the plant and is ...
Bulgarian N-Plant Sparks Back to LifeTransitions Online
Rosatom plans to bid for tender for construction of Belene NPP in BulgariaTASS

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Bulgarian mobile carrier completes re-branding as A1 Bulgaria | The ... - The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe

Bulgarian mobile carrier completes re-branding as A1 Bulgaria | The ...
The Sofia Globe
The Bulgarian subsidiary of Telekom Austria said on May 22 that it has completed its re-branding as A1 Bulgaria. The carrier was previously known as Mobiltel ...
Bulgaria's Mobiltel adopts A1 brand - SeeNewsSeeNews
Mtel re-brands as A1 Bulgaria - TelecompaperTelecompaper
Mtel Becomes A1, It Will Offer Innovative Services to Our Market ...Novinite.com
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A Car Hit Two Buses with Children Near Anton Village, Western Bulgaria - Novinite.com

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A Car Hit Two Buses with Children Near Anton Village, Western Bulgaria
Novinite.com
A car hit two buses full with children on the Sub-Balkan Road between Pirdop and Anton. One person is badly injured. The incident at about 3.40 p.m. on the main road of Anton village. The movement is diverted through the village and regulated by the ...



The 6-year-old Bulgarian Girl, whose Parents were Killed in Cape Town, Returned to Bulgaria - Novinite.com

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The 6-year-old Bulgarian Girl, whose Parents were Killed in Cape Town, Returned to Bulgaria
Novinite.com
The six-year-old Bulgarian girl, whose parents were killed on February 12th at their home in Cape Town, South Africa, came home thanks to the joint efforts of the foreign ministers of the two countries Ekaterina Zaharieva and Lindeve Sisulu. This was ...



Bulgaria to spend nearly 1 bln USD to improve water, sewerage infrastructure - Xinhua

Bulgaria to spend nearly 1 bln USD to improve water, sewerage infrastructure
Xinhua
SOFIA, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Bulgaria would invest 1.59 billion BGN (962 million U.S. dollars) in the construction or upgrade of water supply and sewerage facilities in 51 settlements, a minister said here on Tuesday. Nikolay Nankov, the country's ...

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