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Bulgaria: Balkan Heavyweight, Eurasian Lightweight

STRATFOR - ‎7 hours ago‎
Bulgaria is Europe's oldest country - it existed in roughly its modern form in A.D. 700, long before most of its fellow EU member states.
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Bulgaria's Socialist Leader Lashes Out at 1-Day Contracts - ‎7 hours ago‎
One-day contracts introduced for agricultural work contravene labor legislation, the head of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) said on Sunday.

Bulgaria Celebrates 140 Years Since April Uprising - ‎13 hours ago‎
Celebrations will be held in different towns and cities across the country, but it will be Panagyurishte, in central Bulgaria, where where the key commemorative events will take place attended by state officials. This year's festivities coincide with ...

Author of Cartoons Taken Off Bulgaria TV Station Joins Slavi's Show - ‎11 hours ago‎
Chavdar Nikolov, a cartoonist whose contract with private NOVA TV station was terminated and his video cartoon of Bulgaria's Prime Minister removed, has signed with Slavi's Show, one of the most watched evening talkshows in the country. The host, Slavi ...
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Bulgaria to Keep Old Tourist Logo As All Proposals Rejected - ‎12 hours ago‎
Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova said on Sunday that the country would continue to use its current tourist logo for the moment.
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Bulgaria, Christians celebrate Easter

Focus News - ‎15 hours ago‎
Sofia. On Sunday, May 1, Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Easter, also called Resurrection Sunday, the day on which Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
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Bulgaria in the foreign media – April 30 (ROUNDUP)

Focus News - ‎19 hours ago‎
Bulgarian euro counterfeiters busted by authorities: Law enforcers have successfully taken down an illegal counterfeit operation that was printing out 100 euro notes in Bulgaria; one which Europol describes as one of Europe's "most significant ...

Bulgaria Ranks among Top Software Outsourcing Destinations, Studies Show - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Two recent studies point to Eastern Europe and Bulgaria in particular as an increasingly attractive destination for companies looking to outsource software, according to an article posted on ZDnet website.
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Bulgaria: Muslim women banned from wearing full-face veils in Pazardzhik

International Business Times UK - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The town council of a southern Bulgarian town, Pazardzhik has banned women from wearing full face veils. The council said that move is aimed at preventing tensions from flaring up in the communities and boosting security.
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Bulgaria celebrates Orthodox Easter

The Sofia Globe - ‎22 hours ago‎
The principal Easter service was celebrated at Sofia's landmark Alexander Nevsky cathedral, with those in attendance including head of state President Rossen Plevneliev.

Bulgaria's Defence Ministry Warns against Operating Drones above Sofia May 3-May 6 - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Bulgaria's Defence Ministry has warned against operating drones in the skies above Sofia and several adjacent areas next week to avoid collision with military aircraft flying low-altitude training missions in preparation for Army Day parade.

Heavy Traffic Across Bulgaria Set to Continue on Good Friday - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Heavy traffic and heightened police presence are expected across Bulgaria on Friday as people continue their trips on the first day from the Easter holiday - Good Friday.

Network of Electric Bicycles to Connect Bulgaria, Romania - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The network will be developed in the Bulgarian-Romanian cross-border region under a project financed by the Interreg programme.

Bulgaria Expects Budget Surplus to Exceed BGN 2.3 B at End of April - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Based on preliminary data and figures, Bulgaria's finance ministry estimates that budget surplus will exceed BGN 2.3 B at the end of April, which is 2.6 % of projected GDP.

Bulgaria tries to restrain its vigilante “migrant hunters”

The Economist - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
LATE on Saturday morning, on a country road outside the Bulgarian village of Bliznak, ten young men wearing camouflage and combat boots stepped out of their cars, split into groups of three and four, shouted “Long live Bulgaria!” and walked into the woods.
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Highest temps expected in Bulgaria in May 24°C to 29°C (ROUNDUP)

Focus News - ‎21 hours ago‎
Sofia. Average monthly temperatures in Bulgaria in May of 2016 are expected to be close and below the temperatures typical of the month, which are 17°C to 19°C in most regions, 15°C to 17°C along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and in high-altitude ...

Free 2015 utility EUA allocations complete following Bulgaria approval

Carbon Pulse (subscription) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Bulgaria has been given the go-ahead from the European Commission to hand out 8.3 million free EU carbon allowances to its utilities for 2015, completing last year's allocation approvals under article 10c of the ETS Directive.

Heavy Traffic Across Bulgaria as People Embark on Trips for Easter - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
There will be heavy traffic and heightened police presence on Bulgaria's motorways and main roads on Thursday afternoon as most people are embarking on their trips for the forthcoming Easter holiday, which will last between April 29 and May 2. More ...
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Movies|Review: 'Viktoria,' a Family's Atmospheric Voyage Through Change in Bulgaria

New York Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The girl (played by Daria and Kalina Vitkova, nieces of the director) is spoiled by gifts from Bulgaria's president (Georgi Spasov).