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: One year after the deadly disaster in Hitrino - The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria: One year after the deadly disaster in Hitrino
The Sofia Globe
The inferno came without warning, in the early morning. On December 10, 2016, one year ago today, a freight train entered Hitrino, a small town in North-Eastern Bulgaria. Since the train was speeding, it did not make the curve near the train station ...

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Bulgaria has enough Bitcoins to pay off fifth of debt | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Bulgaria has enough Bitcoins to pay off fifth of debt | Daily Mail Online
Daily Mail
Officers are said to have confiscated hundreds of thousands of units of the virtual currency worth $500million from an organised crime gang in May.
Bulgaria's Bitcoin MysteryEmerging Europe
Bulgaria's Crypto.bg Bitcoin Exchange to Resume Services two ...Live Bitcoin News
Bitcoins in Bulgaria: Five Little Known Facts on Cryptos in the Eastern European CountryCryptovest (Cryptocurrency & Blockchain News)
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Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia finish off 2nd Quadrilateral ... - The Sofia Globe

The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia finish off 2nd Quadrilateral ...
The Sofia Globe
This time it was Serbia which hosted the Quadrilateral Summit involving Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia, after the first such meeting had taken place only two months before, near the Bulgarian city of Varna, at the Black Sea Coast. Bulgaria's ...
Washington Post: Greece, Romania, Bulgaria support Serbia's EU bidFocus News
The 2nd Summit of Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania began with a working dinnerIndependent Balkan News Agency (press release) (blog)

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Ski resort will devastate Unesco world heritage site in Bulgaria, says WWF - The Guardian

The Guardian

Ski resort will devastate Unesco world heritage site in Bulgaria, says WWF
The Guardian
The 400sq km Pirin national park in Bulgaria is one of Europe's best preserved homes for large mammals such as brown bears and wolves, which roam its glacial lakes, alpine meadows and dense forest. But commercial logging may also soon be allowed in a ...



Xinhua: Bulgaria signs deal to invest in Iran's solar energy projects - Focus News

Focus News

Xinhua: Bulgaria signs deal to invest in Iran's solar energy projects
Focus News
Tehran. A Bulgarian company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iran to develop solar photovoltaic infrastructure in the Iranian central city of Jahrom, Xinhua reported. "The first investment agreement in the Jahrom Special Economic Zone ...



Greece, Romania, Bulgaria support Serbia's EU bid - Fox News

Fox News

Greece, Romania, Bulgaria support Serbia's EU bid
Fox News
BELGRADE, Serbia The prime ministers of Greece, Bulgaria and Romania have pledged support for Serbia's membership in the European Union, saying it would boost stability in the Balkans. Officials agreed at a meeting Saturday in Belgrade with Serbia's ...
Romanian Ambassador: Romania is Willing to Cooperate Closely with Bulgaria For a Very Successful EU PresidencyNovinite.com

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Bitcoins seized by Bulgarian govt long back are now worth billions ... - Moneycontrol.com

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The Bulgarian Government Is Sitting on $3 Billion in Bitcoin - CoinDesk

CoinDesk

The Bulgarian Government Is Sitting on $3 Billion in Bitcoin
CoinDesk
A crackdown on organized crime by Bulgarian law enforcement in May resulted in the seizure of more than 200,000 bitcoins an amount worth more than $3 billion at today's prices. According to a press release dated May 19 from the Southeast European Law ...



Bulgaria says border treaty revision not beneficial for regional stability - Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily News

Bulgaria says border treaty revision not beneficial for regional stability
Hurriyet Daily News
Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry said on Dec. 8 any discussion about a revision of the treaty defining the borders of its neighbours Greece and Turkey would not help stability in the region. The statement comes a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

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Prince Nikita Dmitrievich Rostovsky: If the MPs talk about Bulgaria and Russia as mutual enemies, the society may ... - Focus News

Focus News

Prince Nikita Dmitrievich Rostovsky: If the MPs talk about Bulgaria and Russia as mutual enemies, the society may ...
Focus News
He explained that the visit of the Russian delegation highlights the goodwill of Russia towards Bulgaria. "The massive delegation from Russia shows that the two countries have no reason not to be friendly," said the prince. "Why is this important ...