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 2-mo trade gap narrows to 359 mln euro - stats office - SeeNewsBulgaria's 2-mo trade gap narrows to 359 mln euro - stats office  SeeNews

Bulgarian PM seeking fourth term in COVID-hit vote - The HinduBulgarian PM seeking fourth term in COVID-hit vote  The Hindu

Bulgarian cave remains reveal surprises about earliest Homo sapiens in Europe - The HinduBulgarian cave remains reveal surprises about earliest Homo sapiens in Europe  The Hindu

Bulgarian PM reveals price for EU's new vaccine contract with Pfizer - ReutersBulgarian PM reveals price for EU's new vaccine contract with Pfizer  Reuters

Bulgaria mulls withdrawing AstraZeneca jab – EURACTIV.com - EURACTIVBulgaria mulls withdrawing AstraZeneca jab – EURACTIV.com  EURACTIV

Bulgaria's new sheriff in town - bne IntelliNewsBulgaria's new sheriff in town  bne IntelliNews

Bulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights slumps 42% y/y in Feb - SeeNewsBulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights slumps 42% y/y in Feb  SeeNews

Bulgaria may withdraw AstraZeneca jab over drop in interest - SeeNewsBulgaria may withdraw AstraZeneca jab over drop in interest  SeeNews

Velocity samples up to 56 g/t gold at Iglika project in Bulgaria - SeeNewsVelocity samples up to 56 g/t gold at Iglika project in Bulgaria  SeeNews

‘Make in India with Bulgaria, the gateway to Europe’ - The Indian Express‘Make in India with Bulgaria, the gateway to Europe’  The Indian Express

Few routes to power in Bulgaria's fragmented new parliament | BALKAN BLOG - bne IntelliNewsFew routes to power in Bulgaria's fragmented new parliament | BALKAN BLOG  bne IntelliNews

Bulgaria's DSK Bank provides 2.7 mln euro loan to local hospital - SeeNewsBulgaria's DSK Bank provides 2.7 mln euro loan to local hospital  SeeNews

Bulgaria's 7.2 mln euro tender for repair of naval ships draws three bids - SeeNewsBulgaria's 7.2 mln euro tender for repair of naval ships draws three bids  SeeNews

Bruised Borissov May Yet Prevail over Bulgaria's Divided Opposition - Balkan InsightBruised Borissov May Yet Prevail over Bulgaria's Divided Opposition  Balkan Insight

A1 Bulgaria adds 5G to unlimited plan - Telecompaper ENA1 Bulgaria adds 5G to unlimited plan  Telecompaper EN

Bulgaria's c-bank registers Capman Debts Management as financial institution - SeeNewsBulgaria's c-bank registers Capman Debts Management as financial institution  SeeNews

CEZ Electro Bulgaria proposes dividend of 3,000 euro/share - SeeNewsCEZ Electro Bulgaria proposes dividend of 3,000 euro/share  SeeNews

Bulgarian Muslims hold circumcision festival despite virus - Toronto StarBulgarian Muslims hold circumcision festival despite virus  Toronto Star

The 2021 Bulgarian election: A 'QAnon turn' for Eastern European politics? - EUROPP - European Politics and PolicyThe 2021 Bulgarian election: A 'QAnon turn' for Eastern European politics?  EUROPP - European Politics and Policy

Bulgaria's January – February 2021 exports down 1.7% y/y - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's January – February 2021 exports down 1.7% y/y  The Sofia Globe

Health Minister: Bulgaria may stop giving AstraZeneca vaccine if interest drops further - The Sofia GlobeHealth Minister: Bulgaria may stop giving AstraZeneca vaccine if interest drops further  The Sofia Globe

COVID-19: Bulgaria issues 10-day nationwide lockdown - The New Indian ExpressCOVID-19: Bulgaria issues 10-day nationwide lockdown  The New Indian Express

Bulgaria to ease COVID-19 restrictions - SeeNewsBulgaria to ease COVID-19 restrictions  SeeNews

Bulgarian Muslims celebrate circumcision festival in remote village of Ribnovo amid COVID-19 - FirstpostBulgarian Muslims celebrate circumcision festival in remote village of Ribnovo amid COVID-19  Firstpost

Bulgaria's hourly labour costs up 10% y/y in Q4 - SeeNewsBulgaria's hourly labour costs up 10% y/y in Q4  SeeNews

Bulgaria's Sofiyska Voda signs car purchase deal with Sofia France Auto - SeeNewsBulgaria's Sofiyska Voda signs car purchase deal with Sofia France Auto  SeeNews

Bulgaria's prime minister stumbles badly at the polls - The EconomistBulgaria's prime minister stumbles badly at the polls  The Economist

Upcoming Webinar - Bulgaria: Russian Espionage, Security and Politics - Jamestown - The Jamestown FoundationUpcoming Webinar - Bulgaria: Russian Espionage, Security and Politics - Jamestown  The Jamestown Foundation

Cypriot says business 'stolen' in Bulgaria, hopes EPPO will investigate - EURACTIVCypriot says business 'stolen' in Bulgaria, hopes EPPO will investigate  EURACTIV

Bulgaria defers Sofia Airport's annual fee payments for ten years - Airport TechnologyBulgaria defers Sofia Airport's annual fee payments for ten years  Airport Technology

How an alleged Russian spy ring stole NATO and EU secrets from Bulgaria - CNNHow an alleged Russian spy ring stole NATO and EU secrets from Bulgaria  CNN

Bulgaria to extend part of COVID-19 restrictions - report - SeeNewsBulgaria to extend part of COVID-19 restrictions - report  SeeNews

Bulgaria arrests 6 under suspicion of spying for Russia | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahBulgaria arrests 6 under suspicion of spying for Russia | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Bulgaria’s election was all about corruption, not covid-19. Here are 4 takeaways. - Washington PostBulgaria’s election was all about corruption, not covid-19. Here are 4 takeaways.  Washington Post

Bulgaria takes insufficient actions to fight human rights abuse - US State Dept - SeeNewsBulgaria takes insufficient actions to fight human rights abuse - US State Dept  SeeNews

Bulgaria's Exiled Young Professionals Mull New Life Back Home - Balkan InsightBulgaria's Exiled Young Professionals Mull New Life Back Home  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria's ruling GERB party leads polls ahead of Sunday vote - SeeNewsBulgaria's ruling GERB party leads polls ahead of Sunday vote  SeeNews

Bulgaria's 5G auction raises US$8.1 million - Capacity MediaBulgaria's 5G auction raises US$8.1 million  Capacity Media

Bulgaria set to enter third lockdown on Monday - EURACTIVBulgaria set to enter third lockdown on Monday  EURACTIV

Will elections transform the Bulgarian state and its Turkish minority? - TRT WorldWill elections transform the Bulgarian state and its Turkish minority?  TRT World

Bulgaria's Leaders Vote In Closely Watched Elections - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyBulgaria's Leaders Vote In Closely Watched Elections  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Bulgaria gets EC approval to extend employment support scheme - SeeNewsBulgaria gets EC approval to extend employment support scheme  SeeNews

Bulgarian election: No major changes for Turks | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahBulgarian election: No major changes for Turks | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Sharp drop in visitors to Bulgaria's Black Sea - Deutsche WelleSharp drop in visitors to Bulgaria's Black Sea  Deutsche Welle

Virus pandemic overshadows Bulgarian parliamentary election - ABC NewsVirus pandemic overshadows Bulgarian parliamentary election  ABC News

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 201 deaths registered in past day - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: 201 deaths registered in past day  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's main telecoms operators get 5G licences at auction - ETTelecom.comBulgaria's main telecoms operators get 5G licences at auction  ETTelecom.com

Bulgaria to resume vaccination with AstraZeneca jab - SeeNewsBulgaria to resume vaccination with AstraZeneca jab  SeeNews

Young people call for change ahead of Bulgaria elections - Deutsche WelleYoung people call for change ahead of Bulgaria elections  Deutsche Welle

For fourth week, every district in Bulgaria is a Covid-19 'red zone' - The Sofia GlobeFor fourth week, every district in Bulgaria is a Covid-19 'red zone'  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria Tells Russia To Stop Spying, Threatens To Expel Diplomats - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyBulgaria Tells Russia To Stop Spying, Threatens To Expel Diplomats  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

BULGARIA 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - US Embassy in BulgariaBULGARIA 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  US Embassy in Bulgaria

Team Bulgaria on the floor exercise at Seoul 1988 - Olympic ChannelTeam Bulgaria on the floor exercise at Seoul 1988  Olympic Channel

Russia defends corruption in Bulgaria from US criticism - EURACTIVRussia defends corruption in Bulgaria from US criticism  EURACTIV

Bulgaria's Biovet could start production of COVID-19 vaccines in June - PM - SeeNewsBulgaria's Biovet could start production of COVID-19 vaccines in June - PM  SeeNews

Bulgaria's COVID-19 cases exceed 300,000 - ANI NewsBulgaria's COVID-19 cases exceed 300,000  ANI News

Turks in Bulgaria get ready to go to polls for better future | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurks in Bulgaria get ready to go to polls for better future | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Bulgaria says third COVID-19 wave is easing, lifts some restrictions - ReutersBulgaria says third COVID-19 wave is easing, lifts some restrictions  Reuters

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats over alleged espionage ring - EuronewsBulgaria expels two Russian diplomats over alleged espionage ring  Euronews

Corruption and Covid-19 dominate Bulgaria's election campaign - Emerging EuropeCorruption and Covid-19 dominate Bulgaria's election campaign  Emerging Europe

Bulgaria allows 10-year concession fee deferral for Sofia Airport - ReutersBulgaria allows 10-year concession fee deferral for Sofia Airport  Reuters

Bulgaria's govt allocates further 23.5 mln euro for COVID-19 medication - SeeNewsBulgaria's govt allocates further 23.5 mln euro for COVID-19 medication  SeeNews

Bulgaria enjoy strong start to European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow - Insidethegames.bizBulgaria enjoy strong start to European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow  Insidethegames.biz

Through pandemic and protests, Bulgaria's Borisov hangs on - FRANCE 24Through pandemic and protests, Bulgaria's Borisov hangs on  FRANCE 24

Bulgaria's spat with North Macedonia goes to MEP vote - EUobserverBulgaria's spat with North Macedonia goes to MEP vote  EUobserver

As COVID-19 Mostly Halted Filming In The U.S., Movie Magic Forged Ahead In Bulgaria - NPRAs COVID-19 Mostly Halted Filming In The U.S., Movie Magic Forged Ahead In Bulgaria  NPR

Bulgaria's Post-Election Uncertainty Leaves North Macedonia Hanging - Balkan InsightBulgaria's Post-Election Uncertainty Leaves North Macedonia Hanging  Balkan Insight

Poll shows protest vote likely to decide Bulgaria's April general election - bne IntelliNewsPoll shows protest vote likely to decide Bulgaria's April general election  bne IntelliNews

What to expect from the 2021 Bulgarian parliamentary election - EUROPP - European Politics and PolicyWhat to expect from the 2021 Bulgarian parliamentary election  EUROPP - European Politics and Policy

World Bank cuts Bulgaria's 2021 GDP growth forecast to 2.6% - SeeNewsWorld Bank cuts Bulgaria's 2021 GDP growth forecast to 2.6%  SeeNews

'Unlikely to succeed,' Bulgaria's PM Borissov says he will propose new government - Reuters'Unlikely to succeed,' Bulgaria's PM Borissov says he will propose new government  Reuters

Foreign tourist arrivals to Bulgaria fall 53% y/y in Feb - SeeNewsForeign tourist arrivals to Bulgaria fall 53% y/y in Feb  SeeNews

Bulgaria's COVID-19 cases exceed 350000 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBulgaria's COVID-19 cases exceed 350000 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Bulgaria sets daily record of 5,176 new COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBulgaria sets daily record of 5,176 new COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Bulgaria removes restrictions amid pandemic third wave peak - EURACTIVBulgaria removes restrictions amid pandemic third wave peak  EURACTIV

Belotti and Locatelli earn Italy win in Bulgaria - Hindustan TimesBelotti and Locatelli earn Italy win in Bulgaria  Hindustan Times

Net FDI into Bulgaria drops y/y in Jan - SeeNewsNet FDI into Bulgaria drops y/y in Jan  SeeNews

Students ease Bulgaria's health worker shortfall during pandemic - EuronewsStudents ease Bulgaria's health worker shortfall during pandemic  Euronews

Bulgaria's Powerful 'Potbelly' Vanishes From Political Scene Ahead Of Elections - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyBulgaria's Powerful 'Potbelly' Vanishes From Political Scene Ahead Of Elections  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

The Challenge and Cost of Removing GERB from Power in Bulgaria - Visegrad InsightThe Challenge and Cost of Removing GERB from Power in Bulgaria  Visegrad Insight

Bulgaria's telco regulator seeks 5G rollout resolution after legal challenge - ETTelecom.comBulgaria's telco regulator seeks 5G rollout resolution after legal challenge  ETTelecom.com

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: In past week, 844 deaths, active cases rose by 2204 - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: In past week, 844 deaths, active cases rose by 2204  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's gross foreign debt rises 6.5% y/y at end-Jan - SeeNewsBulgaria's gross foreign debt rises 6.5% y/y at end-Jan  SeeNews

Bulgarian teen smashes records and Britain win rare European Championships gold - Insidethegames.bizBulgarian teen smashes records and Britain win rare European Championships gold  Insidethegames.biz

Bulgaria's COVID-19 hospitalizations hit new record high - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBulgaria's COVID-19 hospitalizations hit new record high - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Bulgaria's govt allocates further 12.3 mln euro for Covid-19 medication - SeeNewsBulgaria's govt allocates further 12.3 mln euro for Covid-19 medication  SeeNews

Czechia Obliges Arrivals From Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia & Andorra to Test & Quarantine - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comCzechia Obliges Arrivals From Bulgaria, France, Italy, Slovenia & Andorra to Test & Quarantine - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Bulgaria cancels $1.74 bln armoured vehicle tender - ReutersBulgaria cancels $1.74 bln armoured vehicle tender  Reuters

Bulgaria: Experts to Decide What to Do with AstraZeneca Vaccine - Novinite.comBulgaria: Experts to Decide What to Do with AstraZeneca Vaccine  Novinite.com

Bulgaria: a carnival to lift the gloom of the pandemic - Free Malaysia TodayBulgaria: a carnival to lift the gloom of the pandemic  Free Malaysia Today

UniCredit Bulbank slightly lowers Bulgaria's GDP forecast for 2021, 2022 - SeeNewsUniCredit Bulbank slightly lowers Bulgaria's GDP forecast for 2021, 2022  SeeNews

Bulgaria's GERB party wins elections but its government loses majority in parliament - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBulgaria's GERB party wins elections but its government loses majority in parliament - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

World Cup icons, need for patience and lack of aggression - Feeney's Bulgaria insight - BBC SportWorld Cup icons, need for patience and lack of aggression - Feeney's Bulgaria insight  BBC Sport

Bulgaria revises COVID-19 measures in five hours - EURACTIVBulgaria revises COVID-19 measures in five hours  EURACTIV

Bulgaria Air to resume flights to Israel on March 25 - SeeNewsBulgaria Air to resume flights to Israel on March 25  SeeNews

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 'Green corridors' for vaccinations in places on April 1 - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: 'Green corridors' for vaccinations in places on April 1  The Sofia Globe

Bulgarian town sets up municipal gardens to grow produce for kindergartens - hortidaily.comBulgarian town sets up municipal gardens to grow produce for kindergartens  hortidaily.com

Turkey rescues 255 irregular migrants on Bulgaria border, Aegean | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey rescues 255 irregular migrants on Bulgaria border, Aegean | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Bulgaria: the Committee of Ministers welcomes important law reform on expulsion of aliens - Council of EuropeBulgaria: the Committee of Ministers welcomes important law reform on expulsion of aliens  Council of Europe

Bulgaria, US seize millions of counterfeit dollars, euros - The Associated PressBulgaria, US seize millions of counterfeit dollars, euros  The Associated Press