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
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Bulgaria soccer coach resigns following racist abuse of England team - CNN International
  1. Bulgaria soccer coach resigns following racist abuse of England team  CNN International
  2. Bulgaria soccer coach quits after racist abuse, Nazi salutes at England match  The Times of Israel
  3. Bulgaria vs England racism: 16 arrested in connection with abuse during Euro 2020 qualifier  The Independent
  4. Bulgaria police hand over witness accounts as family of England fan who died in custody hope to discover truth  The Telegraph
  5. Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov resigns following racism backlash  BBC News
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Freed Australian Jock Palfreeman fears Bulgarian corruption could land him back in jail - The Guardian
  1. Freed Australian Jock Palfreeman fears Bulgarian corruption could land him back in jail  The Guardian
  2. 'Bring Jock Palfreeman home': Government pressures Bulgaria to allow Aussie to return  SBS News
  3. Jock Palfreeman is out of prison, but the Australian fears he will be returned to Bulgarian jail for life  ABC News
  4. Australian held 11 years for Bulgaria stabbing out on parole  Yahoo News
  5. 'An eye for an eye': Disturbing threat for Aussie detained in Bulgaria  Yahoo7 News
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‘Everybody hates us’: on Sofia’s streets, Roma face racism every day - The Guardian‘Everybody hates us’: on Sofia’s streets, Roma face racism every day  The Guardian

Bulgarian Soccer Chief Resigns After Fans’ Racist Abuse of England - The New York TimesBulgarian Soccer Chief Resigns After Fans’ Racist Abuse of England  The New York Times

Bulgaria manager resigns while outgoing president hits out at Southgate - The GuardianBulgaria manager resigns while outgoing president hits out at Southgate  The Guardian

Bulgarian police make six arrests after Euro 2020 qualifier against England - The GuardianBulgarian police make six arrests after Euro 2020 qualifier against England  The Guardian

Jock Palfreeman freed from immigration detention in Bulgaria - The GuardianJock Palfreeman freed from immigration detention in Bulgaria  The Guardian

After England Stars Face Abuse in Bulgaria, Premier League Launch 'No Room for Racism' Campaign - News18After England Stars Face Abuse in Bulgaria, Premier League Launch 'No Room for Racism' Campaign  News18

Bulgaria boss Balakov quits as fallout from England clash continues - SportstarBulgaria boss Balakov quits as fallout from England clash continues  Sportstar

Bulgaria and Romania hope to win back planned Turkish VW plant - DW (English)Bulgaria and Romania hope to win back planned Turkish VW plant  DW (English)

Family of England fan that died in police custody in Bulgaria call for independent inquiry - The TelegraphFamily of England fan that died in police custody in Bulgaria call for independent inquiry  The Telegraph

Bulgarian PM Borissov wades into football racism spat - POLITICO.euBulgarian PM Borissov wades into football racism spat  POLITICO.eu

England's match in Bulgaria is tarnished - but it was night Ross Barkley came of age - Mirror OnlineEngland's match in Bulgaria is tarnished - but it was night Ross Barkley came of age  Mirror Online

Australian Jock Palfreeman speaks after release from Bulgarian detention centre – video - The GuardianAustralian Jock Palfreeman speaks after release from Bulgarian detention centre – video  The Guardian

England-Bulgaria match paused twice over racist abuse - CNNEngland-Bulgaria match paused twice over racist abuse  CNN

Friend of Engand fan who died in Bulgaria disputes drug claim - Sky NewsFriend of Engand fan who died in Bulgaria disputes drug claim  Sky News

After the racism in Bulgaria, where do we go from here? – Football Weekly special - The GuardianAfter the racism in Bulgaria, where do we go from here? – Football Weekly special  The Guardian

BC Partners-backed cable group in talks to buy Bulgaria’s Vivacom - Financial TimesBC Partners-backed cable group in talks to buy Bulgaria’s Vivacom  Financial Times

Jock Palfreeman to learn fate on Monday as parole sparks protests in Bulgaria - The GuardianJock Palfreeman to learn fate on Monday as parole sparks protests in Bulgaria  The Guardian

Bulgaria vs England racism in European Qualifier: Managers have their say - Sky SportsBulgaria vs England racism in European Qualifier: Managers have their say  Sky Sports

Bulgaria arrests 5 more following racist abuse at England soccer match - The Times of IsraelBulgaria arrests 5 more following racist abuse at England soccer match  The Times of Israel

Inside the dark world of Bulgaria’s football hooligan firms – gouged out eyes, Nazi salutes and strict ‘ru - The SunInside the dark world of Bulgaria’s football hooligan firms – gouged out eyes, Nazi salutes and strict ‘ru  The Sun

Opinion: England's horror at racism in Bulgarian football is pure hypocrisy - The IndependentOpinion: England's horror at racism in Bulgarian football is pure hypocrisy  The Independent

Bulgaria Soccer Coach Quits After Racism Row - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyBulgaria Soccer Coach Quits After Racism Row  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Bulgaria soccer coach quits, 5 more arrested after racism - FOXSports.comBulgaria soccer coach quits, 5 more arrested after racism  FOXSports.com

Bulgaria: Human Rights Group Under Threat - Human Rights WatchBulgaria: Human Rights Group Under Threat  Human Rights Watch

England Progress Secondary, Its Fortitude Admirable Under Racist Attacks in Bulgaria - Sports IllustratedEngland Progress Secondary, Its Fortitude Admirable Under Racist Attacks in Bulgaria  Sports Illustrated

How to slow down the world's fastest-shrinking country - BBC NewsHow to slow down the world's fastest-shrinking country  BBC News

'The game was so friendly': Bulgarian journalist heckles Gareth Southgate's press conference - Daily Mail'The game was so friendly': Bulgarian journalist heckles Gareth Southgate's press conference  Daily Mail

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia compete for VW plant after Turkey put on hold - Automotive News EuropeBulgaria, Romania, Serbia compete for VW plant after Turkey put on hold  Automotive News Europe

Callum Hudson-Odoi: The disgusting racism in Bulgaria was not right – football is an equal game so we must stay strong - The TelegraphCallum Hudson-Odoi: The disgusting racism in Bulgaria was not right – football is an equal game so we must stay strong  The Telegraph

Bulgaria vs England: Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Marin Raykov supports players walking off pitch if - talkSPORT.comBulgaria vs England: Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Marin Raykov supports players walking off pitch if  talkSPORT.com

Nazi flags, children with swastikas and pro-racism banners: Inside the club football culture in Bulgaria - The TelegraphNazi flags, children with swastikas and pro-racism banners: Inside the club football culture in Bulgaria  The Telegraph

Bulgaria coach Balakov resigns following racism fallout | Football - Gulf NewsBulgaria coach Balakov resigns following racism fallout | Football  Gulf News

Bulgaria union president accuses England of ‘derogatory’ comments - The GuardianBulgaria union president accuses England of ‘derogatory’ comments  The Guardian

Bulgaria: Despite Court Order, Australian Still Detained - Human Rights WatchBulgaria: Despite Court Order, Australian Still Detained  Human Rights Watch

England’s Gareth Southgate seeks to calm racism row with Bulgaria - The GuardianEngland’s Gareth Southgate seeks to calm racism row with Bulgaria  The Guardian

England soccer game in Sofia halted twice as Bulgaria fans make Nazi salutes - The Times of IsraelEngland soccer game in Sofia halted twice as Bulgaria fans make Nazi salutes  The Times of Israel

Bulgaria vs England live stream: how to watch Euro qualifiers anywhere in the world - What Hi-Fi?Bulgaria vs England live stream: how to watch Euro qualifiers anywhere in the world  What Hi-Fi?

Bulgarian stewards ditched hi-vis vests to join fans in match against England - Sky SportsBulgarian stewards ditched hi-vis vests to join fans in match against England  Sky Sports

Five more Bulgaria football fans arrested over racist chants and Nazi salutes aimed at England players in - The SunFive more Bulgaria football fans arrested over racist chants and Nazi salutes aimed at England players in  The Sun

Reverberations continue in Bulgaria in aftermath of England game - The Irish TimesReverberations continue in Bulgaria in aftermath of England game  The Irish Times

Bulgaria 0-6 England: Racism overshadows dominant Euro 2020 qualifying win - BBC NewsBulgaria 0-6 England: Racism overshadows dominant Euro 2020 qualifying win  BBC News

Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov says he 'didn't actually hear' racist chanting - BBC SportBulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov says he 'didn't actually hear' racist chanting  BBC Sport

Why Bulgaria's Muslims Said 'No' to Radicalisation - Balkan InsightWhy Bulgaria's Muslims Said 'No' to Radicalisation  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria coach resigns following defeat against England in Euro 2020 qualifiers - ANI NewsBulgaria coach resigns following defeat against England in Euro 2020 qualifiers  ANI News

Dimitar Berbatov expects ‘severe justice’ and life bans for Bulgaria racists as he calls for world to tackle i - The SunDimitar Berbatov expects ‘severe justice’ and life bans for Bulgaria racists as he calls for world to tackle i  The Sun

Life in Bulgaria, after Brexit - a 'no-brainer' for expats - EURACTIVLife in Bulgaria, after Brexit - a 'no-brainer' for expats  EURACTIV

Bones Of Contention With Bulgaria Threaten North Macedonia's EU Hopes - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyBones Of Contention With Bulgaria Threaten North Macedonia's EU Hopes  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Jock Palfreeman's fate in balance as Bulgarian prosecutor moves against parole - The GuardianJock Palfreeman's fate in balance as Bulgarian prosecutor moves against parole  The Guardian

Bulgaria vs England – Travel Advice - GOV.UKBulgaria vs England – Travel Advice  GOV.UK

Bulgaria manager Krasimir Balakov resigns following racist storm in Sofia - Off The BallBulgaria manager Krasimir Balakov resigns following racist storm in Sofia  Off The Ball

Bulgaria PM will ask EU leaders to stop criticising Erdogan - EURACTIVBulgaria PM will ask EU leaders to stop criticising Erdogan  EURACTIV

Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool & Netherlands star praises England players' response to racism in Bulgaria - BBC NewsVirgil van Dijk: Liverpool & Netherlands star praises England players' response to racism in Bulgaria  BBC News

Bulgaria v England: Tyrone Mings heard racist abuse before warm-up - BBC NewsBulgaria v England: Tyrone Mings heard racist abuse before warm-up  BBC News

The Bulgarian government wants to end scrutiny of its human rights abuses. We can't let them | View - EuronewsThe Bulgarian government wants to end scrutiny of its human rights abuses. We can't let them | View  Euronews

Bulgaria will not stop wave of refugees if Turkey opens its borders, PM Borrisov says - Daily SabahBulgaria will not stop wave of refugees if Turkey opens its borders, PM Borrisov says  Daily Sabah

Bulgaria 0-6 England - how the players rated in Euro 2020 qualifier - BBC NewsBulgaria 0-6 England - how the players rated in Euro 2020 qualifier  BBC News

Bulgaria vs England LIVE: Result and latest reaction from Euro 2020 qualifier - The IndependentBulgaria vs England LIVE: Result and latest reaction from Euro 2020 qualifier  The Independent

Bulgaria coach resigns after England loss - 7NEWSBulgaria coach resigns after England loss  7NEWS

Bulgarian FA chief Borislav Mikhailov RESIGNS over England race attack as police raid headquarters - The SunBulgarian FA chief Borislav Mikhailov RESIGNS over England race attack as police raid headquarters  The Sun

England players racially abused in Bulgaria | Video | Watch TV Show - Sky SportsEngland players racially abused in Bulgaria | Video | Watch TV Show  Sky Sports

Intellectuals Condemn Bulgaria's 'Unacceptable' Demands of North Macedonia - Balkan InsightIntellectuals Condemn Bulgaria's 'Unacceptable' Demands of North Macedonia  Balkan Insight

Bulgaria head coach Krasimir Balakov resigns - BT SportBulgaria head coach Krasimir Balakov resigns  BT Sport

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hails 'natural leader' Kane after Bulgaria controversy - Daily MailTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hails 'natural leader' Kane after Bulgaria controversy  Daily Mail

Maro Itoje pledges solidarity with footballers racially abused in Bulgaria: 'It was appalling – but never assume rugby is free from discrimination' - Telegraph.co.ukMaro Itoje pledges solidarity with footballers racially abused in Bulgaria: 'It was appalling – but never assume rugby is free from discrimination'  Telegraph.co.uk

Bulgarian football suffered 'most turbulent 48 hours in history', says local journalist - Sky SportsBulgarian football suffered 'most turbulent 48 hours in history', says local journalist  Sky Sports

Video: Bulgaria's violent 'Lauta Army' of hooligans clash with gangs - Daily MailVideo: Bulgaria's violent 'Lauta Army' of hooligans clash with gangs  Daily Mail

Bulgarian tourism faces serious challenge from Thomas Cook collapse - ReutersBulgarian tourism faces serious challenge from Thomas Cook collapse  Reuters

Bulgaria coach 'didn't hear' racism | Video | Watch TV Show - Sky SportsBulgaria coach 'didn't hear' racism | Video | Watch TV Show  Sky Sports

Bulgaria national coach Krasimir Balakov and BFU committee resign – reports - Isle of Wight County PressBulgaria national coach Krasimir Balakov and BFU committee resign – reports  Isle of Wight County Press

Jock Palfreeman remains behind bars as Bulgarian court adjourns hearing - The GuardianJock Palfreeman remains behind bars as Bulgarian court adjourns hearing  The Guardian

Bulgaria v England: Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' of his players - BBC NewsBulgaria v England: Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' of his players  BBC News

Chelsea fans threw bananas at me 40 years ago – how Bulgaria should tackle racism like us - The SunChelsea fans threw bananas at me 40 years ago – how Bulgaria should tackle racism like us  The Sun

More arrests made over racism at Bulgaria-England match - BT SportMore arrests made over racism at Bulgaria-England match  BT Sport

Bulgaria manager was 'spot on' about racism? Really? - Football365.comBulgaria manager was 'spot on' about racism? Really?  Football365.com

Five more arrested over racist abuse at England match in Bulgaria - BreakingNews.ieFive more arrested over racist abuse at England match in Bulgaria  BreakingNews.ie

Bulgaria Football's president and head coach resign as more arrests made for racism during match against England - TVNZBulgaria Football's president and head coach resign as more arrests made for racism during match against England  TVNZ

Bulgaria 0-6 England: Ian Holloway furious on talkSPORT when discussing incidents of racism in Euro 2020 - talkSPORT.comBulgaria 0-6 England: Ian Holloway furious on talkSPORT when discussing incidents of racism in Euro 2020  talkSPORT.com

Bulgaria 0-6 England PLAYER RATINGS: Sterling was a constant menace but Henderson drifted in and out - Daily MailBulgaria 0-6 England PLAYER RATINGS: Sterling was a constant menace but Henderson drifted in and out  Daily Mail

Bulgarian police arrests reach 16 following racist abuse of England players - Sky SportsBulgarian police arrests reach 16 following racist abuse of England players  Sky Sports

Bulgaria manager Krasimir Balakov quits amid fallout from racist abuse of England team - Evening StandardBulgaria manager Krasimir Balakov quits amid fallout from racist abuse of England team  Evening Standard

England vs. Bulgaria: Player protests would not ‘let the racists win’ - SB NationEngland vs. Bulgaria: Player protests would not ‘let the racists win’  SB Nation

West Brom to honour England fan who died in Bulgaria by placing shirt on his seat at The Hawthorns - The SunWest Brom to honour England fan who died in Bulgaria by placing shirt on his seat at The Hawthorns  The Sun

Minot High School alumnus becomes US ambassador to Bulgaria - KFYR-TVMinot High School alumnus becomes US ambassador to Bulgaria  KFYR-TV

England: Gareth Southgate understands Bulgaria reaction to racism concerns - BBC NewsEngland: Gareth Southgate understands Bulgaria reaction to racism concerns  BBC News

China-Bulgaria painting exhibition opens at Bulgarian Parliament - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Bulgaria painting exhibition opens at Bulgarian Parliament - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Reporter At The England Bulgaria Match Reveals To LBC What Happened - LBCReporter At The England Bulgaria Match Reveals To LBC What Happened  LBC

Meet the Venture Capitalist Whose Childhood in Communist Bulgaria Led Her to Embrace Silicon Valley - FortuneMeet the Venture Capitalist Whose Childhood in Communist Bulgaria Led Her to Embrace Silicon Valley  Fortune

Bulgaria Detains Five Fans After Racist Chants at England Game - BloombergBulgaria Detains Five Fans After Racist Chants at England Game  Bloomberg

England: Gareth Southgate considering defensive switch for Bulgaria game - BBC NewsEngland: Gareth Southgate considering defensive switch for Bulgaria game  BBC News

Coronation Street and Emmerdale fans fume as ITV shows cancelled for Bulgaria vs England - ExpressCoronation Street and Emmerdale fans fume as ITV shows cancelled for Bulgaria vs England  Express

Video: 'Absolutely not true': Southgate heckled by Bulgarian journalist - Daily MailVideo: 'Absolutely not true': Southgate heckled by Bulgarian journalist  Daily Mail

Skeleton of Ancient Sports Fan and Head-Shaped Jar Found in Bulgarian Grave - Livescience.comSkeleton of Ancient Sports Fan and Head-Shaped Jar Found in Bulgarian Grave  Livescience.com

Abuse by Bulgarian fans was appalling, but we kid ourselves if we think racism has been eradicated here - Telegraph.co.ukAbuse by Bulgarian fans was appalling, but we kid ourselves if we think racism has been eradicated here  Telegraph.co.uk

Jock Palfreeman: Parole bid ignites political firestorm in Bulgaria and Sydney - 9NewsJock Palfreeman: Parole bid ignites political firestorm in Bulgaria and Sydney  9News

Will England suffer more Euro 2020 woe in Bulgaria? - ESPN IndiaWill England suffer more Euro 2020 woe in Bulgaria?  ESPN India

What more must Bulgaria’s Nazi fans do to get their team expelled? - The SunWhat more must Bulgaria’s Nazi fans do to get their team expelled?  The Sun

Bulgarian telecoms group Vivacom eyed in buyout battle - Financial TimesBulgarian telecoms group Vivacom eyed in buyout battle  Financial Times

UEFA on red alert over racism fears at Bulgaria vs England as Three Lions stars issue walk-off threat - Mirror OnlineUEFA on red alert over racism fears at Bulgaria vs England as Three Lions stars issue walk-off threat  Mirror Online