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
Bulgaria - BBC
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Bulgaria's climate-related energy challenges - Emerging EuropeBulgaria's climate-related energy challenges  Emerging Europe

Bulgaria Leaps Nine Spots In Annual Survey Of World's Best Countries - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyBulgaria Leaps Nine Spots In Annual Survey Of World's Best Countries  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Bulgaria's Etropal reports slim profit in 2019, revenue falls - SeeNewsBulgaria's Etropal reports slim profit in 2019, revenue falls  SeeNews

Bulgaria Charges 3 Russian Agents in Poisoning Case - The New York TimesBulgaria Charges 3 Russian Agents in Poisoning Case  The New York Times

Blind Bulgarian Artist Finds a Way to Keep Painting - The New York TimesBlind Bulgarian Artist Finds a Way to Keep Painting  The New York Times

Bulgaria's Allterco to seek 4.6 mln euro in cap hike - SeeNewsBulgaria's Allterco to seek 4.6 mln euro in cap hike  SeeNews

Bulgarians Protest Severe Water Shortage in Industrial City - The New York TimesBulgarians Protest Severe Water Shortage in Industrial City  The New York Times

Bulgaria's Hydrostroy signs 11 mln euro road construction deal with Varna - SeeNewsBulgaria's Hydrostroy signs 11 mln euro road construction deal with Varna  SeeNews

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats suspected of spying - Al Jazeera EnglishBulgaria expels two Russian diplomats suspected of spying  Al Jazeera English

Bulgaria's Plovdiv declares flu epidemic, closing schools until February 6 - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's Plovdiv declares flu epidemic, closing schools until February 6  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria: Residents in Pernik protest about water shortages - EuronewsBulgaria: Residents in Pernik protest about water shortages  Euronews

Bulgaria's volume of commercial real estate deals drops to three-yr low in 2019 - MBL - SeeNewsBulgaria's volume of commercial real estate deals drops to three-yr low in 2019 - MBL  SeeNews

Bulgaria to expel two Russian diplomats for spying - New EuropeBulgaria to expel two Russian diplomats for spying  New Europe

BNR: Flu Epidemic Declared in One-Third of Bulgaria - Novinite.comBNR: Flu Epidemic Declared in One-Third of Bulgaria  Novinite.com

Bulgaria expels two more Russian diplomats over alleged spying - bne IntelliNewsBulgaria expels two more Russian diplomats over alleged spying  bne IntelliNews

Handziuk case: Ukraine asks Bulgaria to extradite suspect Levin - 112 InternationalHandziuk case: Ukraine asks Bulgaria to extradite suspect Levin  112 International

First 47 km of line pipes for Greece-Bulgaria gas link now produced - SeeNewsFirst 47 km of line pipes for Greece-Bulgaria gas link now produced  SeeNews

Bulgaria's Borica to launch instant payments in Q1 2021 - SeeNewsBulgaria's Borica to launch instant payments in Q1 2021  SeeNews

Bulgaria Takes Harder Line on Russia Before U.S. Energy Talks - BloombergBulgaria Takes Harder Line on Russia Before U.S. Energy Talks  Bloomberg

Bulgaria non-life insurers grow net profit, GWP in Jan-Nov - SeeNewsBulgaria non-life insurers grow net profit, GWP in Jan-Nov  SeeNews

Bulgaria's Septemvri opens 1 mln euro water supply pipes reconstruction tender - SeeNewsBulgaria's Septemvri opens 1 mln euro water supply pipes reconstruction tender  SeeNews

Bulgaria's Smolyan water utility signs 11.5 mln euro infrastructure upgrade deal - SeeNewsBulgaria's Smolyan water utility signs 11.5 mln euro infrastructure upgrade deal  SeeNews

Abandoned Textile Factory – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria - Atlas ObscuraAbandoned Textile Factory – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria  Atlas Obscura

Bulgarian lawmaker introduces bill to ban private lotteries - iGaming BusinessBulgarian lawmaker introduces bill to ban private lotteries  iGaming Business

My Europe: Bulgaria's Iron Curtain of ecology - Deutsche WelleMy Europe: Bulgaria's Iron Curtain of ecology  Deutsche Welle

Bulgaria to offer 'incentives' for graduates to return to country - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria to offer 'incentives' for graduates to return to country  The Sofia Globe

Spy scandal in Bulgaria: Two Russian diplomats sent off - 112 InternationalSpy scandal in Bulgaria: Two Russian diplomats sent off  112 International

Airbus Helicopters Romania services Bulgaria's fleet as production project lingers - Romania-Insider.comAirbus Helicopters Romania services Bulgaria's fleet as production project lingers  Romania-Insider.com

Bulgarian road agency opens 20.5 mln euro archaeological studies tender - SeeNewsBulgarian road agency opens 20.5 mln euro archaeological studies tender  SeeNews

BCN3D enlists PrintMe 3D as reseller in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Balkans - 3DPMNBCN3D enlists PrintMe 3D as reseller in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Balkans  3DPMN

Son Of Iran's Taekwondo Boss Defects To Bulgaria - Iran News By Radio FardaSon Of Iran's Taekwondo Boss Defects To Bulgaria  Iran News By Radio Farda

Number of flu epidemics declared in Bulgaria increases again - The Sofia GlobeNumber of flu epidemics declared in Bulgaria increases again  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria Moves to Take Control of Lottery, Boosting Tax Collection - BloombergBulgaria Moves to Take Control of Lottery, Boosting Tax Collection  Bloomberg

Flu epidemic declared in Sofia, several other places in Bulgaria, closing schools - The Sofia GlobeFlu epidemic declared in Sofia, several other places in Bulgaria, closing schools  The Sofia Globe

Russian diplomats named as spies given 48 hours to leave Bulgaria - The Sofia GlobeRussian diplomats named as spies given 48 hours to leave Bulgaria  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria mulls tightening control of waste imports - SeeNewsBulgaria mulls tightening control of waste imports  SeeNews

OUTLOOK 2020 Bulgaria - bne IntelliNewsOUTLOOK 2020 Bulgaria  bne IntelliNews

Bulgaria's Varna water utility opens tender for supply of power equipment - SeeNewsBulgaria's Varna water utility opens tender for supply of power equipment  SeeNews

Organization of Bulgarian Jews marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day - The Sofia GlobeOrganization of Bulgarian Jews marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day  The Sofia Globe

NIMH: Cloudy weather across Bulgaria today, many areas will see rain, maximum temperatures between 5C and 10C - Focus NewsNIMH: Cloudy weather across Bulgaria today, many areas will see rain, maximum temperatures between 5C and 10C  Focus News

Bulgarian Police Use Pepper Spray at Fringe-Party Protest - BloombergBulgarian Police Use Pepper Spray at Fringe-Party Protest  Bloomberg

Bulgaria power consumption - Jan 23, 2020 - SeeNewsBulgaria power consumption - Jan 23, 2020  SeeNews

Bulgaria's non-govt borrowing growth speeds up to 9.3% y/y at end-Dec - SeeNewsBulgaria's non-govt borrowing growth speeds up to 9.3% y/y at end-Dec  SeeNews

GRU assassination team behind the Salisbury poisonings spotted in Bulgaria - Insider - INSIDERGRU assassination team behind the Salisbury poisonings spotted in Bulgaria - Insider  INSIDER

Bulgarian banks gross NPL ratio rises to 7.4% at end-Sept - SeeNewsBulgarian banks gross NPL ratio rises to 7.4% at end-Sept  SeeNews

EU citizenship, but no shoes: the Roma of Bulgaria - Open DemocracyEU citizenship, but no shoes: the Roma of Bulgaria  Open Democracy

Bulgaria-focused Velocity Minerals to seek $3 million in private placement - SeeNewsBulgaria-focused Velocity Minerals to seek $3 million in private placement  SeeNews

Bulgarian government faces no-confidence vote over water crisis - EuronewsBulgarian government faces no-confidence vote over water crisis  Euronews

Kellie Harrington has to settle for silver medal in Bulgaria - The Irish TimesKellie Harrington has to settle for silver medal in Bulgaria  The Irish Times

Zitro Obtains The Manufacturer’s License In Bulgaria - European Gaming Industry NewsZitro Obtains The Manufacturer’s License In Bulgaria  European Gaming Industry News

Belarus win three medals at Strandja boxing tournament in Bulgaria - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus win three medals at Strandja boxing tournament in Bulgaria  Belarus News (BelTA)

Bulgaria's IBEX reports 43% rise in day ahead market trading volume in 2019 - SeeNewsBulgaria's IBEX reports 43% rise in day ahead market trading volume in 2019  SeeNews

Ukraine sends request for extradition of Levin from Bulgaria | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostUkraine sends request for extradition of Levin from Bulgaria | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post

Alpine skiing news - Mikaela Shiffrin doubles up in Bulgaria for dream speed weekend - Eurosport.comAlpine skiing news - Mikaela Shiffrin doubles up in Bulgaria for dream speed weekend  Eurosport.com

Bulgarian life insurers lift Jan-Nov net profit on 11.4% rise in GWP - SeeNewsBulgarian life insurers lift Jan-Nov net profit on 11.4% rise in GWP  SeeNews

Bulgaria to get Russian gas supplies via TurkStream - ReutersBulgaria to get Russian gas supplies via TurkStream  Reuters

Olympic Losses: How a failed Cyprus-based insurer was seized by alleged Bulgarian gangsters - OCCRPOlympic Losses: How a failed Cyprus-based insurer was seized by alleged Bulgarian gangsters  OCCRP

Greece-Bulgaria gas link construction to be completed in Oct - energy min - SeeNewsGreece-Bulgaria gas link construction to be completed in Oct - energy min  SeeNews

Mikaela Shiffrin rules World Cup downhill in Bulgaria for her first win in 2020 - Vail Daily NewsMikaela Shiffrin rules World Cup downhill in Bulgaria for her first win in 2020  Vail Daily News

Bulgaria's Jan-Nov trade gap narrows - table - SeeNewsBulgaria's Jan-Nov trade gap narrows - table  SeeNews

Jewish cemetery in Bulgaria vandalized - JTA NewsJewish cemetery in Bulgaria vandalized  JTA News

Bulgaria's FSC enters Premier Fund REIT cap hike issue into public co register - SeeNewsBulgaria's FSC enters Premier Fund REIT cap hike issue into public co register  SeeNews

Interview with Valeri Valtchev about Bulgaria`s buzzing fintech industry - The PaypersInterview with Valeri Valtchev about Bulgaria`s buzzing fintech industry  The Paypers

Bulgaria names new environment minister amid water crisis - ReutersBulgaria names new environment minister amid water crisis  Reuters

Bulgaria environment minister charged over water crisis, resigns post - ReutersBulgaria environment minister charged over water crisis, resigns post  Reuters

Number of flu epidemic declarations in Bulgaria rises - The Sofia GlobeNumber of flu epidemic declarations in Bulgaria rises  The Sofia Globe

China's Profit Best Investments Ltd cuts stake in Bulgaria's CCL - SeeNewsChina's Profit Best Investments Ltd cuts stake in Bulgaria's CCL  SeeNews

Moody's upgrades Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria's deposit rating to Baa1 - SeeNewsMoody's upgrades Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria's deposit rating to Baa1  SeeNews

Bulgaria’s leading lifestyle hotel welcomes passionate ski lovers - Spear's WMSBulgaria’s leading lifestyle hotel welcomes passionate ski lovers  Spear's WMS

Bulgarian Prime Minister Defends Lottery Gambling Act Amendment - GamblingComplianceBulgarian Prime Minister Defends Lottery Gambling Act Amendment  GamblingCompliance

Bulgaria's Premier Fund REIT raises 6.2 mln euro in cap hike - SeeNewsBulgaria's Premier Fund REIT raises 6.2 mln euro in cap hike  SeeNews

Sick system: Bulgarian health crisis leaves patients vulnerable - EuronewsSick system: Bulgarian health crisis leaves patients vulnerable  Euronews

ATP Cup: Belgium Tops Bulgaria, Sending Team GB To Final Eight - ATP TourATP Cup: Belgium Tops Bulgaria, Sending Team GB To Final Eight  ATP Tour

Germany's Villeroy & Boch mulls buy of Bulgaria's Ideal Standard-Vidima owner - SeeNewsGermany's Villeroy & Boch mulls buy of Bulgaria's Ideal Standard-Vidima owner  SeeNews

ATP Cup: Grigor Dimitrov Delivers! Bulgaria Beats Moldova In Sydney - ATP TourATP Cup: Grigor Dimitrov Delivers! Bulgaria Beats Moldova In Sydney  ATP Tour

Publication of the Second Compliance Report on Bulgaria - Fourth Evaluation Round - Council of EuropePublication of the Second Compliance Report on Bulgaria - Fourth Evaluation Round  Council of Europe

PISA Survey: Many Young Bulgarians Prefer to Work in the Services Sector - Novinite.comPISA Survey: Many Young Bulgarians Prefer to Work in the Services Sector  Novinite.com

Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP signs 32.2 mln euro control system upgrade deal with Westinghouse - SeeNewsBulgaria's Kozloduy NPP signs 32.2 mln euro control system upgrade deal with Westinghouse  SeeNews

Bulgaria to cull another 40,000 pigs in new African swine fever outbreak - ReutersBulgaria to cull another 40,000 pigs in new African swine fever outbreak  Reuters

HIGHLIGHTS: Shiffrin dominates in Bulgaria; Chen storms to fourth straight US figure skating title - The Sports ExaminerHIGHLIGHTS: Shiffrin dominates in Bulgaria; Chen storms to fourth straight US figure skating title  The Sports Examiner

Bulgaria's GDP to grow by 3% in 2020 backed by consumption - Euler Hermes - SeeNewsBulgaria's GDP to grow by 3% in 2020 backed by consumption - Euler Hermes  SeeNews

Bulgaria's government faces no-confidence vote over water crisis - ReutersBulgaria's government faces no-confidence vote over water crisis  Reuters

Bulgaria's Actavis to absorb Teva Pharmaceuticals Bulgaria - SeeNewsBulgaria's Actavis to absorb Teva Pharmaceuticals Bulgaria  SeeNews

Bulgaria's LH Co-Invest planning to lower capital - SeeNewsBulgaria's LH Co-Invest planning to lower capital  SeeNews

Kukeri festival: Chasing away evil spirits in Bulgaria - Gulf NewsKukeri festival: Chasing away evil spirits in Bulgaria  Gulf News

Bulgarian EU Commissioner Met Organisations for Innovations from Western Balkans - Novinite.comBulgarian EU Commissioner Met Organisations for Innovations from Western Balkans  Novinite.com

Sofia contributes 40% of Bulgaria's GDP - SIA - SeeNewsSofia contributes 40% of Bulgaria's GDP - SIA  SeeNews

Cyprus expects Bulgaria to back EU sanctions against Turkey - Financial MirrorCyprus expects Bulgaria to back EU sanctions against Turkey  Financial Mirror

New Rules for Gambling in Bulgaria - Novinite.comNew Rules for Gambling in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

Outrage as Jewish graves vandalised in Bulgaria's town of Shoumen - The Sofia GlobeOutrage as Jewish graves vandalised in Bulgaria's town of Shoumen  The Sofia Globe

Bulgarian Young People - The Happiest in Europe - Novinite.comBulgarian Young People - The Happiest in Europe  Novinite.com

Dimitrov & Team Bulgaria: 'We're Going To Try To Take It All In' - ATP TourDimitrov & Team Bulgaria: 'We're Going To Try To Take It All In'  ATP Tour

Bulgaria's BDZ Passengers signs 70 mln euro train maintenance deal with Alstom - SeeNewsBulgaria's BDZ Passengers signs 70 mln euro train maintenance deal with Alstom  SeeNews

Bulgaria to cull 24,000 pigs in African swine fever outbreak - ReutersBulgaria to cull 24,000 pigs in African swine fever outbreak  Reuters

Bulgarian customs seize nearly 13,000kg of R134a - Cooling PostBulgarian customs seize nearly 13,000kg of R134a  Cooling Post

Patients left defenseless following health crisis in Bulgaria - Medical HeraldPatients left defenseless following health crisis in Bulgaria  Medical Herald

Transfiguration Monastery Tunnel – Samovodene, Bulgaria - Atlas ObscuraTransfiguration Monastery Tunnel – Samovodene, Bulgaria  Atlas Obscura

Injury forces Cork boxer Desmond to withdraw from quarter-final in Bulgaria - Echo LiveInjury forces Cork boxer Desmond to withdraw from quarter-final in Bulgaria  Echo Live

Mesut Özil's ballet in Bulgaria was the goal that summed up Arsenal's decade - These Football TimesMesut Özil's ballet in Bulgaria was the goal that summed up Arsenal's decade  These Football Times

Key suspect in murder of activist Gandziuk arrested in Bulgaria | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv PostKey suspect in murder of activist Gandziuk arrested in Bulgaria | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice  Kyiv Post