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
Bulgaria - Timeline - BBC

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Bulgaria Prepares for 'Worst-Case Economic Scenario' - Balkan Insight
  1. Bulgaria Prepares for 'Worst-Case Economic Scenario'  Balkan Insight
  2. Bulgaria Plans New Debt, Sees Economy Shrinking Over Coronavirus  The New York Times
  3. Bulgaria's GDP to Decline by 3% in the Worst Case Scenario  Novinite.com
  4. Bulgaria will have to raise $2.36 bln this year amid virus crisis: FinMin  Yeni Safak English
  5. Bulgaria expects coronavirus to shrink economy, plans new debt  Devdiscourse
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Inventive Bulgarians Brainstorm Ideas to Ease Corona Crisis - Balkan InsightInventive Bulgarians Brainstorm Ideas to Ease Corona Crisis  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria Charges Pro-Russia Politician With Spreading False Information About Coronavirus - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyBulgaria Charges Pro-Russia Politician With Spreading False Information About Coronavirus  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Bulgaria’s Euro Accession Dream Stumbles as Virus Spreads - BloombergBulgaria’s Euro Accession Dream Stumbles as Virus Spreads  Bloomberg

Bulgaria's D Properties to lower capital - SeeNewsBulgaria's D Properties to lower capital  SeeNews

Registered unemployed in Bulgaria up by 10,000 in 2 weeks as COVID-19 crisis bites - SeeNewsRegistered unemployed in Bulgaria up by 10,000 in 2 weeks as COVID-19 crisis bites  SeeNews

Bulgaria's YTD power output drops 9.22%, imports soar - SeeNewsBulgaria's YTD power output drops 9.22%, imports soar  SeeNews

Another 25 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria - Novinite.comAnother 25 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

Bulgaria delays ERM2 entry plans until 2021 - bne IntelliNewsBulgaria delays ERM2 entry plans until 2021  bne IntelliNews

Bulgaria January-February 2020 Budget surplus at 1.48B leva - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria January-February 2020 Budget surplus at 1.48B leva  The Sofia Globe

Hong Kong's 235 Holdings further cuts stake in Bulgaria's Green Town Projects - SeeNewsHong Kong's 235 Holdings further cuts stake in Bulgaria's Green Town Projects  SeeNews

Bulgaria's output of oil products, electricity falls in Jan - table - SeeNewsBulgaria's output of oil products, electricity falls in Jan - table  SeeNews

Nearly 110000 Bulgarians Returned to their Home Country since Beginning of Quarantine - Novinite.comNearly 110000 Bulgarians Returned to their Home Country since Beginning of Quarantine  Novinite.com

Bulgaria's Health Minister rescinds order making masks compulsory in public places - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's Health Minister rescinds order making masks compulsory in public places  The Sofia Globe

Chimimport is driving economic development in Bulgaria – here's how - World FinanceChimimport is driving economic development in Bulgaria – here's how  World Finance

Bulgaria Closes its Borders for Foreigners until April 17th - Novinite.comBulgaria Closes its Borders for Foreigners until April 17th  Novinite.com

Bulgaria's Cabinet Approves Purchase of 1 Million Face-Protection Masks from China - Novinite.comBulgaria's Cabinet Approves Purchase of 1 Million Face-Protection Masks from China  Novinite.com

10000 Bulgarians were in Italy Last Month - Novinite.com10000 Bulgarians were in Italy Last Month  Novinite.com

Bulgaria seizes 72 kg heroin destined for Western Europe - China.org.cnBulgaria seizes 72 kg heroin destined for Western Europe  China.org.cn

Bulgaria's business climate worsens in March, as coronavirus bites - SeeNewsBulgaria's business climate worsens in March, as coronavirus bites  SeeNews

Bulgaria to revise budget, take on 'billions' in new debt to fight coronavirus crisis - ReutersBulgaria to revise budget, take on 'billions' in new debt to fight coronavirus crisis  Reuters

Austria imports workers from Bulgaria, Romania to plug gaps in COVID-19 care - EURACTIVAustria imports workers from Bulgaria, Romania to plug gaps in COVID-19 care  EURACTIV

Bulgaria military allowed to use force amid coronavirus curbs - Al Jazeera EnglishBulgaria military allowed to use force amid coronavirus curbs  Al Jazeera English

Bulgaria proposes to take over EU truck cargo, drive it to Turkey - EURACTIVBulgaria proposes to take over EU truck cargo, drive it to Turkey  EURACTIV

354 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria - Novinite.com354 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

Bulgaria to spend over 1 bln levs to support employment - National PostBulgaria to spend over 1 bln levs to support employment  National Post

Bulgaria's Metasense Property acquires stake in Ozone Entertainment via debt/equity swap - SeeNewsBulgaria's Metasense Property acquires stake in Ozone Entertainment via debt/equity swap  SeeNews

Covid-19: Bulgaria makes wearing a protective mask in public places compulsory - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria makes wearing a protective mask in public places compulsory  The Sofia Globe

Happy as a 'sandbox': Bulgaria's tech upsurge - EURACTIVHappy as a 'sandbox': Bulgaria's tech upsurge  EURACTIV

Bulgaria granted citizenship to 997 people in 2018 – Eurostat - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria granted citizenship to 997 people in 2018 – Eurostat  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's Roma Say Some Coronavirus Measures Are Discriminatory - The New York TimesBulgaria's Roma Say Some Coronavirus Measures Are Discriminatory  The New York Times

Bulgarian province imposes night curfew to fight coronavirus - The Star OnlineBulgarian province imposes night curfew to fight coronavirus  The Star Online

Only 10 flights to depart Bulgaria's Sofia Airport on March 30 - The Sofia GlobeOnly 10 flights to depart Bulgaria's Sofia Airport on March 30  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria Closes Borders to Non-EU Nationals and Some EU Countries - SchengenVisaInfo.comBulgaria Closes Borders to Non-EU Nationals and Some EU Countries  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Is Bulgaria getting EU help to fight coronavirus impact? - EURACTIVIs Bulgaria getting EU help to fight coronavirus impact?  EURACTIV

Viv Solomon-Otabor: the player who took a risk with Bulgaria move - The GuardianViv Solomon-Otabor: the player who took a risk with Bulgaria move  The Guardian

Bulgarian Parliament Amends State of Emergency Law After President's Veto - The New York TimesBulgarian Parliament Amends State of Emergency Law After President's Veto  The New York Times

Covid-19: Deaths in Bulgaria rise to eight as mother and daughter die - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Deaths in Bulgaria rise to eight as mother and daughter die  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's Government Proposes Budget Update, Increase in Debt Ceiling - Novinite.comBulgaria's Government Proposes Budget Update, Increase in Debt Ceiling  Novinite.com

Kostal Bulgaria Automotive suspends work at Pazardzhik plant over COVID-19 - report - SeeNewsKostal Bulgaria Automotive suspends work at Pazardzhik plant over COVID-19 - report  SeeNews

US Embassy Sofia and the America for Bulgaria Foundation Announce a Financial Gift Program To Support Bulgarians - Novinite.comUS Embassy Sofia and the America for Bulgaria Foundation Announce a Financial Gift Program To Support Bulgarians  Novinite.com

Covid-19: Bulgaria Cabinet lists sectors eligible for aid, prepares Budget revision - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria Cabinet lists sectors eligible for aid, prepares Budget revision  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19: Bulgarian who broke quarantine after returning from Sweden arrested - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgarian who broke quarantine after returning from Sweden arrested  The Sofia Globe

Bulgarian c-bank signs equipment purchase deal with Telelink Business Services - SeeNewsBulgarian c-bank signs equipment purchase deal with Telelink Business Services  SeeNews

Dozens of Bulgarian doctors resign amid COVID-19 crisis - Al Jazeera EnglishDozens of Bulgarian doctors resign amid COVID-19 crisis  Al Jazeera English

Bulgaria to Supply Protective Clothing to Austria - Novinite.comBulgaria to Supply Protective Clothing to Austria  Novinite.com

Covid-19: Bulgaria's Health Minister extends anti-epidemic measures until April 12 - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria's Health Minister extends anti-epidemic measures until April 12  The Sofia Globe

Turkish community in Bulgaria gives sense of solidarity to virus-hit country - Daily SabahTurkish community in Bulgaria gives sense of solidarity to virus-hit country  Daily Sabah

Bulgaria, if coronavirus tests freedom of expression / Bulgaria / Areas / Homepage - Osservatorio Balcani e CaucasoBulgaria, if coronavirus tests freedom of expression / Bulgaria / Areas / Homepage  Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Bulgaria Joins Countries Declaring State of Emergency Over Virus - BloombergBulgaria Joins Countries Declaring State of Emergency Over Virus  Bloomberg

Bulgaria Confirms First Death From Coronavirus - Balkan InsightBulgaria Confirms First Death From Coronavirus  Balkan Insight

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: More prosecutions for violating emergency regulations, quarantine - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: More prosecutions for violating emergency regulations, quarantine  The Sofia Globe

Bulgarian authorities struggle to enforce containment with Roma population - EURACTIVBulgarian authorities struggle to enforce containment with Roma population  EURACTIV

Bulgaria's Sopharma further lowers stake in local winery Todoroff - SeeNewsBulgaria's Sopharma further lowers stake in local winery Todoroff  SeeNews

Bulgarian startups propose to govt anti-crisis measures for innovative SMEs - SeeNewsBulgarian startups propose to govt anti-crisis measures for innovative SMEs  SeeNews

Bulgaria's Bansko awaits end of Covid-19 quarantine - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's Bansko awaits end of Covid-19 quarantine  The Sofia Globe

AIBEST to donate 15,000 man-hours to help Bulgarian govt fight COVID-19 - SeeNewsAIBEST to donate 15,000 man-hours to help Bulgarian govt fight COVID-19  SeeNews

8 People in Bulgaria Cured from COVID-19 - Novinite.com8 People in Bulgaria Cured from COVID-19  Novinite.com

Bulgaria to pay medics on coronavirus frontline extra - ReutersBulgaria to pay medics on coronavirus frontline extra  Reuters

200000 Bulgarians Returned to the Country in the Last Week - Novinite.com200000 Bulgarians Returned to the Country in the Last Week  Novinite.com

Bulgaria Fails to Broker Turkey-Greece Summit on Migrants - Balkan InsightBulgaria Fails to Broker Turkey-Greece Summit on Migrants  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria's Sopharma Trading lowers Jan-Feb pre-tax profit, grows sales - SeeNewsBulgaria's Sopharma Trading lowers Jan-Feb pre-tax profit, grows sales  SeeNews

Coronavirus Cases in Bulgaria Rises to 313, Fifth Death - Novinite.comCoronavirus Cases in Bulgaria Rises to 313, Fifth Death  Novinite.com

201 COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria - Novinite.com201 COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

Surprise virus boost for long-awaited Bulgaria 'e-health' plan - DevdiscourseSurprise virus boost for long-awaited Bulgaria 'e-health' plan  Devdiscourse

Nearly Stranded in Bulgaria, Harrison Fjord Are Rolling With the Punches - Phoenix New TimesNearly Stranded in Bulgaria, Harrison Fjord Are Rolling With the Punches  Phoenix New Times

Bulgaria confirms first four cases of COVID-19: Health officials - CNABulgaria confirms first four cases of COVID-19: Health officials  CNA

Sixth Coronavirus Victim in Bulgaria, the Number of those Infected has Reached 331 - Novinite.comSixth Coronavirus Victim in Bulgaria, the Number of those Infected has Reached 331  Novinite.com

Bulgaria Bans Entry of Citizens from non-EU Countries - Novinite.comBulgaria Bans Entry of Citizens from non-EU Countries  Novinite.com

Bulgaria's ban on entries from 16 countries: The order in full - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's ban on entries from 16 countries: The order in full  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's Plovdiv expands measures against spread of Covid-19 - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's Plovdiv expands measures against spread of Covid-19  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19: Bulgaria fines people for breaking ban on visiting parks, Bourgas removes benches - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria fines people for breaking ban on visiting parks, Bourgas removes benches  The Sofia Globe

Despite Growing Awareness, Domestic Violence Still Rife in Bulgaria - Balkan InsightDespite Growing Awareness, Domestic Violence Still Rife in Bulgaria  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria has Ordered 1 Million COVID-19 Tests - Novinite.comBulgaria has Ordered 1 Million COVID-19 Tests  Novinite.com

Summer daylight saving time in Bulgaria begins on March 29 2020 - The Sofia GlobeSummer daylight saving time in Bulgaria begins on March 29 2020  The Sofia Globe

Infected Bulgarian Millionaire Violates Containment Rules - OCCRPInfected Bulgarian Millionaire Violates Containment Rules  OCCRP

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bulgaria rise to 201 - SeeNewsConfirmed coronavirus cases in Bulgaria rise to 201  SeeNews

190 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria - Novinite.com190 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

There are no Confirmed New Cases of Coronavirus-Infected in Bulgaria - Novinite.comThere are no Confirmed New Cases of Coronavirus-Infected in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

EU pledges €700 million to Greece, Bulgaria's Borissov obtains 'compliments' - EURACTIVEU pledges €700 million to Greece, Bulgaria's Borissov obtains 'compliments'  EURACTIV

Bulgaria to ban incoming flights from Italy, Spain - ReutersBulgaria to ban incoming flights from Italy, Spain  Reuters

Design in the Balkans: Bulgaria's New Family Homes - ArchDailyDesign in the Balkans: Bulgaria's New Family Homes  ArchDaily

218 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria - Novinite.com218 COVID-19 Infected in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

From Boro to Bulgaria: Ex-Middlesbrough defender starts a new adventure - Gazette LiveFrom Boro to Bulgaria: Ex-Middlesbrough defender starts a new adventure  Gazette Live

Weather Foreast: Mostly Cloudy with Rain - Novinite.comWeather Foreast: Mostly Cloudy with Rain  Novinite.com

Bulgarian Investigative Journalist Attacked by Masked Men - Balkan InsightBulgarian Investigative Journalist Attacked by Masked Men  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria bans flights from Italy, Spain, Iran as of March 18 - SeeNewsBulgaria bans flights from Italy, Spain, Iran as of March 18  SeeNews

Bulgaria and coronavirus: Some borders closed - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria and coronavirus: Some borders closed  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's Paynetics raises 2.5 mln euro in BACB, New Vision 3-led funding round - SeeNewsBulgaria's Paynetics raises 2.5 mln euro in BACB, New Vision 3-led funding round  SeeNews

Six New Cases of Coronavirus in Bulgaria, Total of 37 - Novinite.comSix New Cases of Coronavirus in Bulgaria, Total of 37  Novinite.com

Balkan route: fragile calmness on the Bulgarian front - Osservatorio Balcani e CaucasoBalkan route: fragile calmness on the Bulgarian front  Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry revises declaration document for intercity travel - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's Interior Ministry revises declaration document for intercity travel  The Sofia Globe

17 medical personnel among 346 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Bulgaria - The Sofia Globe17 medical personnel among 346 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Bulgaria  The Sofia Globe

Cheerful masks help battle coronavirus in Bulgaria - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostCheerful masks help battle coronavirus in Bulgaria - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Bulgaria bans travel to Iran, raises risk on travels to 11 countries - ReutersBulgaria bans travel to Iran, raises risk on travels to 11 countries  Reuters

Bulgaria calls for money to strengthen borders - InfoMigrantsBulgaria calls for money to strengthen borders  InfoMigrants

Like a local: exploring art and theatre in Sofia, Bulgaria - National Geographic UKLike a local: exploring art and theatre in Sofia, Bulgaria  National Geographic UK

Bulgaria in 3M euro deal to buy masks, respirators from China - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria in 3M euro deal to buy masks, respirators from China  The Sofia Globe

Vienna welcomes Bulgarian, Romanian healthcare workers - Republic World - Republic WorldVienna welcomes Bulgarian, Romanian healthcare workers - Republic World  Republic World

Zarneni Hrani Bulgaria lowers stake in Asenova Krepost - SeeNewsZarneni Hrani Bulgaria lowers stake in Asenova Krepost  SeeNews