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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

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Thousands protest corruption and poverty in Bulgaria

The first clashes between riot police and protesting Bulgarian citizens and university students were reported on Wednesday in downtown Sofia during a

The first clashes between riot police and protesting Bulgarian citizens and university students were reported on Wednesday in downtown Sofia during a

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Bulgaria's ruling Socialists blame "hooligan" protesters, vow to stay

Bulgaria’s ruling Socialists vowed on Wednesday to stay in power to pursue reforms despite continued street protests and accused their centre-right

Bulgaria’s ruling Socialists vowed on Wednesday to stay in power to pursue reforms despite continued street protests and accused their centre-right

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Bulgarian anti-government students' 'March Of Justice'

A nationwide protest under the motto ‘March of Justice’ started in front of the main building of Sofia University. The organisers of the protest are

A nationwide protest under the motto ‘March of Justice’ started in front of the main building of Sofia University. The organisers of the protest are

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Polls show most Bulgarians support ongoing student protests

Public anger over the failure of Bulgaria’s political class to tackle rampant graft further eroded support for the two main political parties in

Public anger over the failure of Bulgaria’s political class to tackle rampant graft further eroded support for the two main political parties in

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Bulgaria Socialist-led government faces no-confidence vote

Bulgaria’s opposition GERB party on Thursday called a vote of no-confidence against the Socialist-led government in a move which is unlikely to

Bulgaria’s opposition GERB party on Thursday called a vote of no-confidence against the Socialist-led government in a move which is unlikely to

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Escalating tensions in Sofia

Protesters against the government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski gathered in front of the National Assembly, where the parliament was holding

Protesters against the government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski gathered in front of the National Assembly, where the parliament was holding

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Bulgaria's parliament returns to work amid cacophony

Bulgarians have been protesting against their government for months now, so with the return of parliament for its autumn session they came out in

Bulgarians have been protesting against their government for months now, so with the return of parliament for its autumn session they came out in

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Bulgarian government votes down presidential veto

Long-running protests in Bulgaria pitting president against government continue, with rival marches in the capital Sofia. Today parliament voted to

Long-running protests in Bulgaria pitting president against government continue, with rival marches in the capital Sofia. Today parliament voted to

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Bulgarian MPs and protesters take a break for the summer

Bulgaria’s Parliament has broken up for the summer recess. Protesters, who have been camped outside for the last 50 days, say they will also halt

Bulgaria’s Parliament has broken up for the summer recess. Protesters, who have been camped outside for the last 50 days, say they will also halt

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'Beach Revolution' starts in Bulgaria

On the 48th day of anti-government rallies in Bulgaria, dozen of people came outside the Parliament dressed with summer clothes. The protesters

On the 48th day of anti-government rallies in Bulgaria, dozen of people came outside the Parliament dressed with summer clothes. The protesters