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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Bad loans remain a risk in Bulgaria - IMF - Times of India

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Bad loans remain a risk in Bulgaria - IMF
Times of India
Bulgarian Central Bank Governor Dimitar Radev welcomed the assessment. "We have certain progress, but much more remains to be done," he told a financial forum. Bulgaria's central bank has told the country's third largest lender, First Investment Bank ...
IMF Executive Board Approves Bulgaria's 2017 Financial System Stability AssessmentInternational Monetary Fund
IMF advises Bulgaria to keep improving financial resilienceSeeNews
Bulgaria : Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive ...satPRnews (press release)

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Fossils from Greece, Bulgaria cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa - Livemint

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Fossils from Greece, Bulgaria cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa
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Washington: Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.
Evidence points to Greece and Bulgaria as birthplaces of mankindNeos Kosmos
Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists findTelegraph.co.uk
Scientists find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the BalkansPhys.Org
New Scientist -Newsweek -PLOS -PLOS
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Russian PM: Turkish Stream will enter EU via Bulgaria or Greece ... - EURACTIV

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Russian PM: Turkish Stream will enter EU via Bulgaria or Greece ...
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A handout photo made available by the Turkish President Press Office shows shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) shaking hands with Russian ...

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Petar Ivanov appointed new AmCham Bulgaria executive director - The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe

Petar Ivanov appointed new AmCham Bulgaria executive director
The Sofia Globe
Ivanov, a member of AmCham Bulgaria's board of directors since December 2015, has 20 years of professional experience in Bulgaria, Central and Eastern Europe and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, having served as general ...



From Bulgaria to East Asia, the making of Japan's yogurt culture - HuffPost

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From Bulgaria to East Asia, the making of Japan's yogurt culture
HuffPost
Meiji's yogurt commercials extol the Bulgarian origins of their product, presenting the eastern European nation as the sacred birthplace of yogurt. In Bulgaria, they tell consumers, dairy production is an old tradition, and “the wind is different, the ...



Bulgaria Imports Cheap Regional Labour to Save Tourism Boom - Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight

Bulgaria Imports Cheap Regional Labour to Save Tourism Boom
Balkan Insight
At a roundtable in November 2016, the President of the Independent Syndical Federation in Trade, Cooperatives, Tourism and Services called salaries in the tourism sector in Bulgaria “humiliating”, noting that the average monthly pay cheque in the ...



Skyscraper Frenzy Divides Locals in Bulgarian Capital - Balkan Insight

Balkan Insight

Skyscraper Frenzy Divides Locals in Bulgarian Capital
Balkan Insight
Those are private investments that function on a market principle – this is why they appear in attractive areas,” Angel Zahariev, manager of the AAA bureau, which designed two of the landmark skyscrapers and Bulgaria's tallest buildings - Capital Fort ...



Bulgaria is the Country with the Most Road Traffic Deaths - Novinite ... - Novinite.com

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Bulgaria is the Country with the Most Road Traffic Deaths - Novinite ...
Novinite.com
Bulgaria is once again on the first place with the biggest number of people who lost their lives in car accidents in the EU, reported the Union of the Bulgarian ...

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Bulgaria Air launches shiny new website - The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria Air launches shiny new website
The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria Air, the flag carrier of Bulgaria, just relaunched its website. The nice and shiny looking site contains a lot more information, it is more comprehensive than the old site, and booking flights seems to be easier. In addition, Bulgaria Air has ...

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Bulgaria Will Work to Attract More Italian Investors - Novinite.com

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Bulgaria Will Work to Attract More Italian Investors
Novinite.com
''We will work to strengthen and develop the trade and economic relations between Bulgaria and Italy'', said the Bulgarian Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov during a meeting with the Italian Ambassador to Bulgaria Stefano Baldi, BNR reported ...