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Bulgaria still wears the shackles of the past. But slowly, our country is changing

The Guardian - ‎16 hours ago‎
Our expectations for Bulgaria's accession to the EU were almost magical. Just as after the fall of the Berlin wall, we all thought that liberation would somehow hop out like a bunny from a magician's top hat, and we'd all be clapping and cheering.
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PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - May 30

Daily Mail - ‎18 hours ago‎
Bulgaria is under migrant pressure, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said after border police detained two groups of about 90 people crossing into Bulgaria from Greece. The Bulgarian army has been sent to back border police to help better protect the border.

REUTERS SUMMIT-Bulgaria targets 20 pct rise in FDI this year to S2.1 bln -inward investment agency

Daily Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
SOFIA, May 30 (Reuters) - Bulgaria aims to attract 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 bln) in foreign direct investment this year, its investment promotion agency said on Monday, maintaining last year's 20 percent growth rate but still well below levels seen ...

Bulgaria to host Southeast Europe diplomats, leaders for handover of SEECP chair

Kathimerini - ‎10 hours ago‎
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov is due to host a meeting of his regional counterparts on May 31. This will include Greece's Nikos Kotzias as well as the foreign ministers of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania and the Former Yugoslav ...
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Notorious Mayor Faces Belated Justice in Bulgaria

Balkan Insight - ‎18 hours ago‎
Tsenko Chokov, mayor of the northwestern village of Galiche, has been charged with controlling an organized criminal gang, the Bulgarian special prosecution announced on Friday. Following a police operation on Thursday, the authorities arrested 12 ...

Head of Bulgaria's Road Agency: Daily Vignettes to Subsidize Transit Traffic - ‎7 hours ago‎
Lazar Lazarov, Board Chairman of Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA), speaks to about recently introduced and planned changes to payment tariffs for traffic on motorways and major roads in the country.

Bulgaria Wins Two Gold Medals at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Held in Sofia - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Bulgaria claimed on Sunday two gold medals in two of the competitions at the rhythmic gymnastics World Cup which began at the Arena Armeec in Sofia on Friday and lasted over the weekend.

Undiscovered Plovdiv: Bulgaria's Most Enjoyable City

Huffington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Plovdiv is to Bulgaria what Krakow is to Poland: It's the historic capital and the most enjoyable city (even though the capital city - Sofia or Warsaw - is much bigger and more consequential).
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Bulgaria joins in World No-Tobacco Day 2016

The Sofia Globe - ‎8 hours ago‎
Bulgaria's Health Ministry has organised a number of events countrywide as part of May 31, World No-Tobacco Day. EU statistics show that about 35 per cent of Bulgarians aged over 15 smoke, the second-highest rate in the EU after Greece. Since 2005, the ...
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Bulgarian PM: Everyone saw how quickly and adequate Bulgaria responded to the migrant crisis

Focus News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Luxembourg. Everyone saw how quickly and adequate Bulgaria responded to the migrant crisis, including the European Commission.

Why is Bulgaria making a big fuss about the niqab?

BBC News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Bulgaria is set to become the latest EU country to ban the niqab, or face veil, after the right-wing coalition party, Patriotic Front, submitted a bill to parliament as a "pre-emptive measure".

Bulgaria to make its debut at Wine & Food Week

Houston Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bulgaria had the potential to produce some of the world's greatest wines. Enough said about the former. As for the latter, Houston is finally getting a chance to judge for itself thanks to Wine & Food Week, presented by H-E-B, which starts Monday and ...

Bulgaria central bank approves sale of TBI Bank

The Sofia Globe - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Bulgaria's central bank has approved the indirect sale of TBI Bank, one of Bulgaria's smaller financial institutions, to Luxembourg-registered 4finance Holding SA.

Bulgaria Reports Double Increase in Tourist Numbers Ahead of Summer Season - ‎May 29, 2016‎
There has been double increase in the number of tourists visiting Bulgaria before the official start of the summer season. Formally, the summer season on Bulgaria's southern Black Sea coast begins on June 1, but most hotels have opened to visitors in ...
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Blast kills one at Bulgaria's biggest military plant

Reuters - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Bulgarian prosecutors have opened an investigation into the incident, which is normal procedure in an incident when someone is killed or seriously hurt.

Bulgaria President: There isn't more important mission than to create opportunities for realisation of talent in ...

Focus News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Sofia. There isn't more important mission than to create platforms through which to develop the talent of the nation and to find realisation on the global stage.

Bulgaria Drags its Feet Over 'Cocaine King'

Balkan Insight - ‎May 27, 2016‎
“He is a very important figure in Italy, and a figure who held the destiny of the Bulgarian state in his hands.” This is how the Italian journalist and writer Roberto Saviano, who lives under a constant death threat for exposing details about the ...

Bulgaria's Last King Says He Won't Run for President - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Bulgaria's last King and former Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha made clear he does not hold a special "interest" or affinity for the Presidency of the country.

Financial services: Commission requests BULGARIA, HUNGARY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA and SLOVAKIA to comply with ...

EU News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The European Commission has formally requested Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia to amend legislation on the acquisition of agricultural land on the grounds that it violates the free movement of capital and freedom of establishment.