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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Party's over? Bulgarian politician declares war on rowdy tourists at Europe's cheapest holiday resort - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Party's over? Bulgarian politician declares war on rowdy tourists at Europe's cheapest holiday resort
Telegraph.co.uk
The cheap drink and non-stop party atmosphere that has lured Britain's young to Bulgaria's Black Sea resorts is under threat from a “war on noise” that has seen nightclubs raided and a leading international DJ festival cancelled. Over the weekend ...



The Sin R1 supercar is the craziest thing ever to come out of Bulgaria - Autoweek

Autoweek

The Sin R1 supercar is the craziest thing ever to come out of Bulgaria
Autoweek
When Bulgaria comes to mind (assuming it does at all), supercars and motor racing aren't usually the thoughts that follow. Fun fact: The country is best known for producing almost all the rose oil consumed in the world. However, a Bulgarian supercar ...



Bulgaria Open: Junior world No 1 Lakshya Sen puts up gritty display to book place in semifinal - Firstpost

Firstpost

Bulgaria Open: Junior world No 1 Lakshya Sen puts up gritty display to book place in semifinal
Firstpost
New Delhi: Talented shuttler Lakshya Sen on Wednesday dished out a gritty performance against Poland's Michal Rogalski to advance to the semifinals of the Bulgaria Open International Series at Sofia in Bulgaria. Lakshya, who had reached the finals at ...

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Modern Slavery Risk Highlighted in Bulgaria, Romania - Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight

Modern Slavery Risk Highlighted in Bulgaria, Romania
Balkan Insight
The Modern Slavery Index 2017, released by the UK-based Verisk Maplecroft risk analysis consultancy, puts Romania and Bulgaria among the top five countries in the European Union at highest risk of modern slavery together with Greece, Italy and Cyprus.



On 16th birthday, badminton prodigy Lakshya Sen enters final of Bulgaria International Series - Sportskeeda

Sportskeeda

On 16th birthday, badminton prodigy Lakshya Sen enters final of Bulgaria International Series
Sportskeeda
World No. 1 junior men's singles player Lakshya Sen made it a memorable 16th birthday by entering the final of the $8,000 Eurasia Bulgarian Open 2017 in Sofia on Wednesday. Sen comfortably beat Dinuka Karunaratna of Sri Lanka, 21-19, 21-14 in 35 ...
Lakshya Sen Enters Bulgaria Open Semi-FinalAsianetIndia

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School Directors in Bulgaria are Seeking for 3000 Teachers - Novinite.com

Novinite.com

School Directors in Bulgaria are Seeking for 3000 Teachers
Novinite.com
A month before the start of the new school year in Bulgaria, school directors are looking for mathematics teachers, computer science, language teachers, primary school teachers and teachers for day-to-day training, as well as teachers for pre-school ...

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Storm clouds gather over debauchery at Sunny Beach on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast - The Times

The Times

Storm clouds gather over debauchery at Sunny Beach on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast
The Times
The party may soon be over at Europe's cheapest holiday resort after Bulgaria's deputy prime minister declared war on its rowdy nightlife. Valeri Simeonov, a member of the hard-right United Patriots Alliance, led police raids on venues in the Black Sea ...



Bulgaria Growth Improves Slightly In Q2 - Markets Insider

Bulgaria Growth Improves Slightly In Q2
Markets Insider
(RTTNews) - Bulgaria's economic growth improved for the second straight quarter in the three months ended June, though marginally, preliminary figures from the National Statistical Institute showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product advanced a ...



Bulgaria to Cooperate with Egypt in the Sphere of Tourism - Novinite.com

Novinite.com

Bulgaria to Cooperate with Egypt in the Sphere of Tourism
Novinite.com
The Bulgarian government has approved a draft agreement on cooperation in the sphere of tourism between the respective ministries of Bulgaria and of Egypt, reported Dnes.bg. The ministers of tourism of the two countries will be working together in ...



Protest, threats of court action against Bulgarian deputy PM over Sunny Beach raids - The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe

Protest, threats of court action against Bulgarian deputy PM over Sunny Beach raids
The Sofia Globe
Organisers who cancelled a DJ festival at Bulgaria's Black Sea coast because of the series of raids of places of entertainment by teams led by Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov say that they intend taking court action against him. Simeonov last ...
SOLAR SUMMER Festival in Bulgaria Canceled Over Measures Against Loud MusicNovinite.com

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