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 to impose lockdown to slow down coronavirus spread - bne IntelliNews
  1. Bulgaria to impose lockdown to slow down coronavirus spread  bne IntelliNews
  2. Bulgaria Plans Lockdown to Contain Coronavirus Infection Surge  U.S. News & World Report
  3. Covid-19: Bulgaria's Health Minister proposes tighter restrictions  The Sofia Globe
  4. Extraordinary Measures: Bulgaria Proposes Lockdown, Closes Schools, Restaurants, Malls  Novinite.com
  5. Bulgaria to Reimpose Tight Coronavirus Restrictions | coronavirus  The National Herald
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GTC starts construction of Sofia Tower 2 office project in Bulgaria - SeeNewsGTC starts construction of Sofia Tower 2 office project in Bulgaria  SeeNews

COVID disinformation in Bulgaria: When mainstream media are no better than Facebook - EURACTIVCOVID disinformation in Bulgaria: When mainstream media are no better than Facebook  EURACTIV

Bulgaria's non-govt deposits growth slows down to 8.7% y/y at end-Oct - SeeNewsBulgaria's non-govt deposits growth slows down to 8.7% y/y at end-Oct  SeeNews

Hospital in Bulgaria using robots to help doctors carry out surgey - EuronewsHospital in Bulgaria using robots to help doctors carry out surgey  Euronews

A1 introduces 5G to Bulgaria - Broadband TV NewsA1 introduces 5G to Bulgaria  Broadband TV News

Coronavirus pushes Bulgaria’s Roma further into the shadows - POLITICO.euCoronavirus pushes Bulgaria’s Roma further into the shadows  POLITICO.eu

Bulgaria's non-govt borrowing growth slows to 5.8% y/y in Oct - SeeNewsBulgaria's non-govt borrowing growth slows to 5.8% y/y in Oct  SeeNews

Rosatom seeks guarantees from Bulgaria for Belene NPP project - report - SeeNewsRosatom seeks guarantees from Bulgaria for Belene NPP project - report  SeeNews

Estonia's Bigbank sets up branch in Bulgaria - SeeNewsEstonia's Bigbank sets up branch in Bulgaria  SeeNews

Bulgaria Blocks Balkan Neighbor’s Path to Joining EU - BloombergQuintBulgaria Blocks Balkan Neighbor’s Path to Joining EU  BloombergQuint

Bulgaria to tighten COVID-19 restrictions, extend state of epidemic emergency - SeeNewsBulgaria to tighten COVID-19 restrictions, extend state of epidemic emergency  SeeNews

Bulgaria's YTD power output falls 8.24%, consumption down 3.14% - SeeNewsBulgaria's YTD power output falls 8.24%, consumption down 3.14%  SeeNews

Serbian section of TurkStream extension not ready before spring 2021: sources - S&P GlobalSerbian section of TurkStream extension not ready before spring 2021: sources  S&P Global

Bulgarian power exchange day ahead market sets daily traded volume record - SeeNewsBulgarian power exchange day ahead market sets daily traded volume record  SeeNews

Zaev: We are not far from an agreement with Bulgaria - Independent Balkan News AgencyZaev: We are not far from an agreement with Bulgaria  Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria's Eleven Capital cancels decision to invest in EuroPATC, Maj.io - SeeNewsBulgaria's Eleven Capital cancels decision to invest in EuroPATC, Maj.io  SeeNews

Bulgaria is latest block in North Macedonia's bid to join EU - San Francisco ChronicleBulgaria is latest block in North Macedonia's bid to join EU  San Francisco Chronicle

In Memoriam: Eminent Heart Surgeon Prof. Alexander Chirkov Dies Aged 82 - Novinite.comIn Memoriam: Eminent Heart Surgeon Prof. Alexander Chirkov Dies Aged 82  Novinite.com

Long Lines of Trucks at Some Bulgarian Borders - Novinite.comLong Lines of Trucks at Some Bulgarian Borders  Novinite.com

Bulgaria is putting the brakes on North Macedonia's EU dreams. Here's why. - EuronewsBulgaria is putting the brakes on North Macedonia's EU dreams. Here's why.  Euronews

Bulgaria's Trace Group Hold-led tie-up lands 11.2 mln euro deal - SeeNewsBulgaria's Trace Group Hold-led tie-up lands 11.2 mln euro deal  SeeNews

The death rate in Bulgaria soars as hospitals struggle to cope and doctors fall ill. - The New York TimesThe death rate in Bulgaria soars as hospitals struggle to cope and doctors fall ill.  The New York Times

Bulgaria's HypoCredit seeks nod to cut coupon of bonds due in 2021 - SeeNewsBulgaria's HypoCredit seeks nod to cut coupon of bonds due in 2021  SeeNews

North Macedonia Weighs Next Steps After Bulgaria's EU Veto - Balkan InsightNorth Macedonia Weighs Next Steps After Bulgaria's EU Veto  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria's Simat wins 3.1 mln euro utility pole supply deal - SeeNewsBulgaria's Simat wins 3.1 mln euro utility pole supply deal  SeeNews

The IJF Mourns the Passing of Simeon Tsenev of Bulgaria - International Judo FederationThe IJF Mourns the Passing of Simeon Tsenev of Bulgaria  International Judo Federation

Insider ups interest in Bulgaria's Stara Planina Hold - SeeNewsInsider ups interest in Bulgaria's Stara Planina Hold  SeeNews

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: Microbiologist - New Restrictive Measures Will Not Limit the Pandemic - Novinite.comCOVID-19 in Bulgaria: Microbiologist - New Restrictive Measures Will Not Limit the Pandemic  Novinite.com

11 Million Tourists Visited Turkey in 10 Months, Russians - 2 Million, Bulgarians in Third Place with 1 Million - Novinite.com11 Million Tourists Visited Turkey in 10 Months, Russians - 2 Million, Bulgarians in Third Place with 1 Million  Novinite.com

Bargain-Hunting Bulgarians Fuel Boom in Turkish Thrace - Balkan InsightBargain-Hunting Bulgarians Fuel Boom in Turkish Thrace  Balkan Insight

CEZ Distribution Bulgaria awards equipment supply deal to Filkab - SeeNewsCEZ Distribution Bulgaria awards equipment supply deal to Filkab  SeeNews

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

New poll shows Covid-19 impact on non-financial businesses in Bulgaria in October - The Sofia GlobeNew poll shows Covid-19 impact on non-financial businesses in Bulgaria in October  The Sofia Globe

“Healing Together” Anti-COVID Campaign - US Embassy in Bulgaria“Healing Together” Anti-COVID Campaign  US Embassy in Bulgaria

Bulgaria toes line as US plays Huawei card - DW (English)Bulgaria toes line as US plays Huawei card  DW (English)

Bulgaria's M3 money supply growth slows down to 9% y/y at end-Oct - SeeNewsBulgaria's M3 money supply growth slows down to 9% y/y at end-Oct  SeeNews

Bulgaria shuts high schools, nightclubs as COVID cases surge - Reuters IndiaBulgaria shuts high schools, nightclubs as COVID cases surge  Reuters India

Alan Pardew makes football return as CSKA Sofia technical director in Bulgaria - Evening StandardAlan Pardew makes football return as CSKA Sofia technical director in Bulgaria  Evening Standard

Bulgaria to block EU negotiations with Skopje - EURACTIVBulgaria to block EU negotiations with Skopje  EURACTIV

Bulgaria PM positive for COVID-19 as protests against him continue - EuronewsBulgaria PM positive for COVID-19 as protests against him continue  Euronews

Bulgarians Celebrate St. Catherine's Day - Novinite.comBulgarians Celebrate St. Catherine's Day  Novinite.com

60% of accommodation establishments in Bulgaria saw revenue drop in October m/m – poll - The Sofia Globe60% of accommodation establishments in Bulgaria saw revenue drop in October m/m – poll  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria and North Macedonia continue tussle over language - New EuropeBulgaria and North Macedonia continue tussle over language  New Europe

Bulgarian Association of Hotel Executives: Proposed stricter measures against Covid-19 will cause bankruptcies - The Sofia GlobeBulgarian Association of Hotel Executives: Proposed stricter measures against Covid-19 will cause bankruptcies  The Sofia Globe

“Trend”: 40% of Bulgarians Believe that COVID-19 Is Biological Weapon - Novinite.com“Trend”: 40% of Bulgarians Believe that COVID-19 Is Biological Weapon  Novinite.com

Bulgaria Dispute Threatens To Delay North Macedonia's EU Path - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyBulgaria Dispute Threatens To Delay North Macedonia's EU Path  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

One of three Christmas markets planned for Bulgaria's capital Sofia cancelled - The Sofia GlobeOne of three Christmas markets planned for Bulgaria's capital Sofia cancelled  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria to introduce 25% cash rebate to attract international production - Screen InternationalBulgaria to introduce 25% cash rebate to attract international production  Screen International

From Bulgaria, Connecting Refugees to Remote AI Jobs around the World - Balkan InsightFrom Bulgaria, Connecting Refugees to Remote AI Jobs around the World  Balkan Insight

EC opens infringement proceedings against Bulgaria on audiovisual content - The Sofia GlobeEC opens infringement proceedings against Bulgaria on audiovisual content  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's Stara Planina Hold f'casts 12.07% decrease in 11-mo cons sales - SeeNewsBulgaria's Stara Planina Hold f'casts 12.07% decrease in 11-mo cons sales  SeeNews

Weather in Bulgaria: New Week Brings along Sunny Days, Temperatures Typical for Autumn - Novinite.comWeather in Bulgaria: New Week Brings along Sunny Days, Temperatures Typical for Autumn  Novinite.com

Bulgaria's Patni Stroezhi-Veliko Tarnovo wins 3.2 mln euro road repair deal - SeeNewsBulgaria's Patni Stroezhi-Veliko Tarnovo wins 3.2 mln euro road repair deal  SeeNews

Bulgarian Hospital Workers Association Creates New Portal for Medical Professionals - Novinite.comBulgarian Hospital Workers Association Creates New Portal for Medical Professionals  Novinite.com

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: More doctors' deaths reported - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: More doctors' deaths reported  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: In past week, 729 more deaths, 23 262 new cases - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: In past week, 729 more deaths, 23 262 new cases  The Sofia Globe

Robots treating patients in Bulgaria 'revolutionary for society' - EuronewsRobots treating patients in Bulgaria 'revolutionary for society'  Euronews

Bulgaria and North Macedonia: When there is political will, there is a way, but the dispute remains - European Western BalkansBulgaria and North Macedonia: When there is political will, there is a way, but the dispute remains  European Western Balkans

Will a Second Trump Term Turn the United States into Bulgaria? - Foreign PolicyWill a Second Trump Term Turn the United States into Bulgaria?  Foreign Policy

Seeking out the most stunning cliff diving spots in Bulgaria - Red Bull AustraliaSeeking out the most stunning cliff diving spots in Bulgaria  Red Bull Australia

Health Alert - US Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria - US Embassy in BulgariaHealth Alert - US Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria  US Embassy in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Communist's Mausoleum Site Hosts Art Installation - Balkan InsightBulgarian Communist's Mausoleum Site Hosts Art Installation  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria's Unending Transition To Capitalism - Jacobin magazineBulgaria's Unending Transition To Capitalism  Jacobin magazine

Anti-Corruption Protests Show the Hollowness of Bulgaria's Democracy - Jacobin magazineAnti-Corruption Protests Show the Hollowness of Bulgaria's Democracy  Jacobin magazine

Bulgarians Can Enter the UK Without Visa for 6 Months From 2021 - Novinite.comBulgarians Can Enter the UK Without Visa for 6 Months From 2021  Novinite.com

Bulgaria's Aleksandrina Naydenova given lifetime ban for match-fixing - ESPNBulgaria's Aleksandrina Naydenova given lifetime ban for match-fixing  ESPN

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: Notes from quarantine - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: Notes from quarantine  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria and USA agree to nuclear cooperation : Nuclear Policies - World Nuclear NewsBulgaria and USA agree to nuclear cooperation : Nuclear Policies  World Nuclear News

EVN Bulgaria advances construction of 5.9 mln euro power substation - SeeNewsEVN Bulgaria advances construction of 5.9 mln euro power substation  SeeNews

Covid-19: Bulgaria's restaurateurs, doctors react to proposed tougher measures - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria's restaurateurs, doctors react to proposed tougher measures  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: In past week, death toll rose by 459, active cases by 17 491 - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: In past week, death toll rose by 459, active cases by 17 491  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's GDP decrease slows to 5.2% y/y in Q3 - flash data - SeeNewsBulgaria's GDP decrease slows to 5.2% y/y in Q3 - flash data  SeeNews

Travel - Europe's city of dawdlers and loafers - BBC NewsTravel - Europe's city of dawdlers and loafers  BBC News

Bulgaria's Premier Fund REIT seeks nod to cut coupon of 10.2 mln euro bond - SeeNewsBulgaria's Premier Fund REIT seeks nod to cut coupon of 10.2 mln euro bond  SeeNews

Zaev: There is no need for a new agreement with Bulgaria - European Western BalkansZaev: There is no need for a new agreement with Bulgaria  European Western Balkans

Republic of Ireland 0-0 Bulgaria highlights - Sky SportsRepublic of Ireland 0-0 Bulgaria highlights  Sky Sports

Venice Commission Insists on Limiting Authorities of Bulgaria's Prosecutor General - Novinite.comVenice Commission Insists on Limiting Authorities of Bulgaria's Prosecutor General  Novinite.com

Standing up to corruption and the rule-of-law crisis in Bulgaria - Green WorldStanding up to corruption and the rule-of-law crisis in Bulgaria  Green World

How Bulgaria gave Gazprom the keys to the Balkans - EURACTIVHow Bulgaria gave Gazprom the keys to the Balkans  EURACTIV

Bulgaria says North Macedonia must address historical issues or face delay on EU path - ReutersBulgaria says North Macedonia must address historical issues or face delay on EU path  Reuters

North Macedonia Reassures Bulgaria over Objections to Country's Name - Balkan InsightNorth Macedonia Reassures Bulgaria over Objections to Country's Name  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria in third place in EU-EEA in Covid-19 mortality - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria in third place in EU-EEA in Covid-19 mortality  The Sofia Globe

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: Highest Number of Daily Deaths - 189, 3144 New Cases - Novinite.comCOVID-19 in Bulgaria: Highest Number of Daily Deaths - 189, 3144 New Cases  Novinite.com

IMF expects Bulgaria's GDP to fall by more than 4% in 2020 - SeeNewsIMF expects Bulgaria's GDP to fall by more than 4% in 2020  SeeNews

Language Is Politics, and Not Just In the Balkans - BloombergLanguage Is Politics, and Not Just In the Balkans  Bloomberg

Bulgaria's unemployment rate rises to 4.8% in Q3 - SeeNewsBulgaria's unemployment rate rises to 4.8% in Q3  SeeNews

Germany Steps Up Diplomacy on North Macedonia-Bulgaria Dispute - Balkan InsightGermany Steps Up Diplomacy on North Macedonia-Bulgaria Dispute  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria registers record-high daily COVID-19 cases - ReutersBulgaria registers record-high daily COVID-19 cases  Reuters

Hundreds of dogs face death on streets after Eurotunnel travel ban - Metro.co.ukHundreds of dogs face death on streets after Eurotunnel travel ban  Metro.co.uk

Weather Forecast: Mostly Sunny in Bulgaria, Day Temperatures Rising to 12°C - Novinite.comWeather Forecast: Mostly Sunny in Bulgaria, Day Temperatures Rising to 12°C  Novinite.com

Bulgaria's Chief State Health Inspector proposes more measures against Covid-19 - The Sofia GlobeBulgaria's Chief State Health Inspector proposes more measures against Covid-19  The Sofia Globe

Bulgarian national radio chief hits out at media interference from state - EuronewsBulgarian national radio chief hits out at media interference from state  Euronews

Covid-19: Bulgaria's capital bans unaccompanied under-18s from malls - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19: Bulgaria's capital bans unaccompanied under-18s from malls  The Sofia Globe

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: From ostracism to absurdities - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: From ostracism to absurdities  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria adopts new COVID-19 restrictions - SeeNewsBulgaria adopts new COVID-19 restrictions  SeeNews

Bulgaria reportedly completes Balkan Stream, connects to Serbian pipeline - bne IntelliNewsBulgaria reportedly completes Balkan Stream, connects to Serbian pipeline  bne IntelliNews

Doctor in Bulgaria's Razlog is country's latest medic to die of Covid-19 - The Sofia GlobeDoctor in Bulgaria's Razlog is country's latest medic to die of Covid-19  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria’s COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000 - TASSBulgaria’s COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000  TASS

Covid-19 in Bulgaria: 60 more deaths, active cases rise to 82 416 - The Sofia GlobeCovid-19 in Bulgaria: 60 more deaths, active cases rise to 82 416  The Sofia Globe