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Bulgaria backs EU's Georgieva to be next UN chief

Kristalina Georgieva, an EU commissioner, has been nominated by her native Bulgaria as a candidate to become the next UN Secretary General.

Kristalina Georgieva, an EU commissioner, has been nominated by her native Bulgaria as a candidate to become the next UN Secretary General.

Business

eSkills - Investing in European Youth to boost digital skills

Business Planet meets Bulgarian entrepreneur Lyubomir Yanchev winner of the '2015 Young Digital Talent of the Year' award. You will learn how to enter this year's 'eSkills for Jobs' competition.

Business Planet meets Bulgarian entrepreneur Lyubomir Yanchev winner of the '2015 Young Digital Talent of the Year' award. You will learn how to enter this year's 'eSkills for Jobs' competition.

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Walking on water: Bulgarian artist Christo realises his dream

These are the pictures of a highly-original new installation in northern Italy – a three-kilometre floating walkway that allows people to walk on water.

These are the pictures of a highly-original new installation in northern Italy – a three-kilometre floating walkway that allows people to walk on water.

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'Moral crisis' could 'destroy' EU, warns Bulgarian president

In this edition of The Global Conversation, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev talks migration, Ukraine and relations with the European Union and

In this edition of The Global Conversation, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev talks migration, Ukraine and relations with the European Union and

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Bulgaria: arrests made as 'money laundering plot' foiled

A large-scale money laundering scheme has been busted in Plovdiv, according to Bulgarian officials. At least nine people have been arrested on

A large-scale money laundering scheme has been busted in Plovdiv, according to Bulgarian officials. At least nine people have been arrested on

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Bulgarian nationalist leader arrested for hooliganism

The leader of Bulgaria’s nationalist Attack Party has been arrested along with a party colleague after the latest in a series of highly publicised

The leader of Bulgaria’s nationalist Attack Party has been arrested along with a party colleague after the latest in a series of highly publicised

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Oxfam confronts EU member Bulgaria over serious refugee complaints

Oxfam reports that refugees arriving in Europe through Bulgaria are claiming to have been abused by its police. A survey funded by the international

Oxfam reports that refugees arriving in Europe through Bulgaria are claiming to have been abused by its police. A survey funded by the international

Sport

South Korea go top of Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam medals table

One hundred and seventy judoka were in action on Saturday as the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam event continued. In the minus-63-kilos class France’s

One hundred and seventy judoka were in action on Saturday as the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam event continued. In the minus-63-kilos class France’s

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Afghan refugee shot dead on Bulgarian - Turkish border

For the first time a refugee attempting to find shelter in Europe has been shot and killed. The victim was an Afghan attempting to cross the Turkish

For the first time a refugee attempting to find shelter in Europe has been shot and killed. The victim was an Afghan attempting to cross the Turkish

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Suspected Afghan immigrant dies after being shot by border police

A man travelling with a large group of refugees from Afghanistan was shot by a border police officer near the southeastern Bulgarian town of Sredets

A man travelling with a large group of refugees from Afghanistan was shot by a border police officer near the southeastern Bulgarian town of Sredets

Culture

The Lesson: a tale of right and wrong from Bulgaria

Bulgarian filmmakers Grozeva Kristina and Peter Valchanov master the art of suspense in The Lesson, a morality tale centred around a theft. The film

Bulgarian filmmakers Grozeva Kristina and Peter Valchanov master the art of suspense in The Lesson, a morality tale centred around a theft. The film

Culture

Culture by the Black Sea at Bulgaria's Apollonia festival

The Apollonia Festival of Arts in the city of Sozopol is hailed as the most important cultural event in Bulgaria. Every August artists from all

The Apollonia Festival of Arts in the city of Sozopol is hailed as the most important cultural event in Bulgaria. Every August artists from all

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Nine hurt in Bulgaria train accident

Nine passengers have been injured in an accident at a railway station in Bulgaria. It is said to have happened in Bulgaria’s second city of Plovdiv

Nine passengers have been injured in an accident at a railway station in Bulgaria. It is said to have happened in Bulgaria’s second city of Plovdiv

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Bulgarian farmers clog access to petrol stations due to fuel row

Earlier this week it was the French, now farmers in Bulgaria are protesting. Producers are taking their heavy agricultural machinery for a “mass

Earlier this week it was the French, now farmers in Bulgaria are protesting. Producers are taking their heavy agricultural machinery for a “mass

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Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria focus of EU cash fraud probes

More than a third of probes into alleged corruption involving EU cash centred on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria, a report has revealed. Romania had

More than a third of probes into alleged corruption involving EU cash centred on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria, a report has revealed. Romania had

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Is Bulgaria's border wall forcing migrants to risk deadly crossings?

Exclusive: Europe-bound migrants are being forced to try the world’s deadliest sea crossing because of tighter security at other land borders, latest

Exclusive: Europe-bound migrants are being forced to try the world’s deadliest sea crossing because of tighter security at other land borders, latest

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Bird flu alert in Bulgaria after virus found in dead pelicans

[Watch] Authorities in Bulgaria are dealing with a bird flu alert. They have discovered the H5N1 strain of the virus in two dead pelicans in a

[Watch] Authorities in Bulgaria are dealing with a bird flu alert. They have discovered the H5N1 strain of the virus in two dead pelicans in a

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Why is Bulgaria the EU's most unhappy country?

Bulgaria is by far the most unhappy country in the EU, a newly-released survey has found. The former communist country, which joined the European

Bulgaria is by far the most unhappy country in the EU, a newly-released survey has found. The former communist country, which joined the European

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NATO holds military exercises in Black Sea

NATO ships are currently carrying out joint military exercises in the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Vrana as tensions between the West and Russia

NATO ships are currently carrying out joint military exercises in the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Vrana as tensions between the West and Russia

Sport

Fenninger turns up the heat with back-to-back wins in Bansko

On form Anna Fenninger boosted her overall world cup title hopes on Monday. The Austrian claimed her second win in as many days with success in the

On form Anna Fenninger boosted her overall world cup title hopes on Monday. The Austrian claimed her second win in as many days with success in the

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Bulgaria 'failing to probe racist attacks' on asylum seekers

Bulgaria is failing to properly investigate racist attacks fueling “fear, discrimination and violence”, it’s been claimed. Amnesty International

Bulgaria is failing to properly investigate racist attacks fueling “fear, discrimination and violence”, it’s been claimed. Amnesty International

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Floods wreak havoc in Blugaria

A state of emergency was announced on Sunday (February 1) after strong winds and heavy rainfall caused rivers to overflow in several Bulgarian cities.

A state of emergency was announced on Sunday (February 1) after strong winds and heavy rainfall caused rivers to overflow in several Bulgarian cities.

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Rain triggers floods in Balkans

Heavy rain has lead to severe flooding in Greece, Albania and the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia. (FYROM) In one region troops were

Heavy rain has lead to severe flooding in Greece, Albania and the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia. (FYROM) In one region troops were