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Bulgaria's pro-EU party beats Moscow-leaning Socialists

Political horse-trading to begin as Bulgaria's veteran politician Boiko Borisov seeks to form a government after winning election

Political horse-trading to begin as Bulgaria's veteran politician Boiko Borisov seeks to form a government after winning election

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Bulgaria: exit polls suggest win for Boiko Borisov's GERB

Former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov makes a comeback over the Socialists in Bulgaria's parliamentary vote, exit polls suggest.

Former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov makes a comeback over the Socialists in Bulgaria's parliamentary vote, exit polls suggest.

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Snap election: Bulgaria votes for third time in four years

Bulgaria's snap parliamentary election seems likely to result in a fragile coalition and could threaten relations with its EU partners.

Bulgaria's snap parliamentary election seems likely to result in a fragile coalition and could threaten relations with its EU partners.

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Bulgarians vote in close parliamentary poll

Snap parliamentary elections are underway in Bulgaria in what is expected to be a closely-fought contest.

Snap parliamentary elections are underway in Bulgaria in what is expected to be a closely-fought contest.

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Bulgaria prepares to vote in tight parliamentary poll

Bulgaria heads to the ballot box this Sunday for snap parliamentary elections which are predicted to go down to the wire.

Bulgaria heads to the ballot box this Sunday for snap parliamentary elections which are predicted to go down to the wire.

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Bulgarian ex-minister accused of illegal MiG jet repair plan

Bulgaria’s outgoing defence minister has been charged with failing to honour an agreement with Russia to repair its Soviet-era fighter jets.

Bulgaria’s outgoing defence minister has been charged with failing to honour an agreement with Russia to repair its Soviet-era fighter jets.

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Bulgaria's ex-energy minister charged over failed nuclear project

Prosecutors in Bulgaria have charged the country’s former economy and energy minister over the cancellation of a 10 billion euro nuclear project.

Prosecutors in Bulgaria have charged the country’s former economy and energy minister over the cancellation of a 10 billion euro nuclear project.

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Socialist Rumen Radev is Bulgaria's new president

As official results confirm, Rumen Radev will become Bulgaria’s next president while the ruling government has resigned.

As official results confirm, Rumen Radev will become Bulgaria’s next president while the ruling government has resigned.

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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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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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The gentle art of branding

One of the challenges facing Europe is developing education for entrepreneurs. And in Bulgaria, for some years now they have been training young

One of the challenges facing Europe is developing education for entrepreneurs. And in Bulgaria, for some years now they have been training young

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Ex-spy chief goes missing in Bulgaria

Police in Bulgaria are searching for former spy chief Petko Sertov. His wife reported him missing on Friday. He was last seen driving an Opel Astra

Police in Bulgaria are searching for former spy chief Petko Sertov. His wife reported him missing on Friday. He was last seen driving an Opel Astra

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Bulgaria 'closer' to forming new government

Bulgaria inched closer towards getting a new government on Tuesday, nearly a month after an inconclusive parliamentary election, after the biggest

Bulgaria inched closer towards getting a new government on Tuesday, nearly a month after an inconclusive parliamentary election, after the biggest

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Bulgaria refuses to extradite Putin opponent to Moscow

A Bulgarian court has refused a request from Moscow to extradite a prominent opponent of President Vladimir Putin. Nikolay Koblyakov, a businessman

A Bulgarian court has refused a request from Moscow to extradite a prominent opponent of President Vladimir Putin. Nikolay Koblyakov, a businessman

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Bulgaria's centre-right look set for victory after snap election

In Bulgaria, the centre-right GERB party looks set to be the winner after a snap election. Exit polls, however, show the party will fall short of a

In Bulgaria, the centre-right GERB party looks set to be the winner after a snap election. Exit polls, however, show the party will fall short of a

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Bulgarian election campaign nears climax

Bulgaria faces its third election in two years on Sunday, with Boiko Borisov’s centre-right GERB coaliton leading in the polls, but maybe unable to

Bulgaria faces its third election in two years on Sunday, with Boiko Borisov’s centre-right GERB coaliton leading in the polls, but maybe unable to

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Fence to control migrants finished along Bulgarian-Turkish border

Bulgarian authorities have announced the completion of a 33-kilometre fence along the country’s border with Turkey. Sofia has said the reason

Bulgarian authorities have announced the completion of a 33-kilometre fence along the country’s border with Turkey. Sofia has said the reason

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Bulgaria: Anniversary protests repeat calls for government to quit

A year after a security scandal prompted calls for Bulgaria’s government to resign, protesters are keeping up the pressure. They gathered outside

A year after a security scandal prompted calls for Bulgaria’s government to resign, protesters are keeping up the pressure. They gathered outside

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Bulgaria's top court revokes ban on arable land sales

Bulgaria’s top court has revoked a ban on selling arable land to investors from the EU. It said Parliament had breached basic constitutional

Bulgaria’s top court has revoked a ban on selling arable land to investors from the EU. It said Parliament had breached basic constitutional

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Bulgarian MP faces jail term for assault on French woman

Volen Siderov, a right-wing Bulgarian MP who allegedly verbally assaulted a French cultural attaché during a airplane trip, has given up his

Volen Siderov, a right-wing Bulgarian MP who allegedly verbally assaulted a French cultural attaché during a airplane trip, has given up his