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09:06, 20 August 2017 Sunday
Bulgaria
15:28, 13 August 2017 Sunday

Bulgaria's tobacco industry going up in smoke

Five decades later, Fatmagul and her husband Fahim are still hard at work in their small field in the southern Rhodope mountains, close to the Greek border.

22:24, 01 August 2017 Tuesday

Bulgaria Macedonia agree to improve relations

The landlocked Balkan nation has attempted to join the EU since 2005 but its lingering dispute with Greece -- whose northern province bears the same name as the former Yugoslav republic -- has torpedoed Skopje's efforts. 

10:50, 09 July 2017 Sunday

Dash for Bulgarian passports empties Albanian village

Bulgaria and Albania do not share a border.

11:54, 04 June 2017 Sunday

Nine migrants killed in minibus accident in Bulgaria

The minibus was apparently driven by a 16-year-old Bulgarian who did not have a driver's licence. He was among the dead. The bus was on the motorway near Pazardjik, close to the Greek and Turkish borders.

13:14, 03 June 2017 Saturday

New connections on express train from Istanbul to Sofia

Istanbul-Sofia Express will make stops in Bucharest and Belgrade

10:28, 26 May 2017 Friday

Outrage in Bulgaria as nationalist leads panel on minorities

A former chief of the council, ethnic issues expert Mihail Ivanov called the appointment "an outrage against minorities."

01:02, 26 May 2017 Friday

Outcry in Bulgaria as nationalist heads panel on minorities

Simeonov, 62, is co-leader of the United Patriots (UP), the junior party in the governing coalition.

13:40, 04 May 2017 Thursday

Bulgaria nationalists soften tone to enter government

In elections in March, the United Patriots (UP) alliance -- made up of three parties, the VMRO, NFSB and Ataka -- emerged as the third-biggest force with 27 lawmakers in Bulgaria's 240-seat parliament.

16:13, 13 April 2017 Thursday

Bulgarian ultra-nationalists set to enter government

The United Patriots, which includes the anti-Semitic Ataka ("Attack") party, stoked anti-immigration sentiment to come third in the elections while also railing against Muslims, Roma and gay people.

19:17, 10 April 2017 Monday

Turkish referendum splits Bulgaria's Turks

With ties dating back to Ottoman times, the 700,000-strong minority makes up 10 percent of Bulgaria's population, proportionately the largest native Muslim community in a European Union member. 

17:16, 29 March 2017 Wednesday

Bulgaria says not sufficient proof of oil price fixing

Russia's Lukoil, Anglo-Dutch Shell, Austria's OMV, Greece's Hellenic Petroleum, Serbia's Nis Petrol and Bulgarian Petrol - -- which control 70 percent of the petrol and 55 percent of the diesel market -- had been targeted in the lengthy probe launched last February.

18:26, 27 March 2017 Monday

Turkish NGOs slam voting obstacles in Bulgaria election

Around 250,000 fewer Turkish-origin Bulgarian citizens were able to vote because of obstacles, says head of Balkan society

09:45, 27 March 2017 Monday

Bulgaria's Borisov seeks third time lucky

Bulgaria, where the average monthly salary is just 500 euros ($540) and corruption is rife even after 10 years in the EU, has now seen three elections in four years.

14:10, 26 March 2017 Sunday

Bulgaria votes to choose new government

Election occurs amid dispute with Ankara over attempts to prevent Turkey-based Bulgarians from crossing border to vote

10:12, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Turkey-based Bulgarian voter blockade 'unacceptable'

Turkish deputy prime minister says Bulgaria should ensure citizens can vote in peace

15:12, 22 March 2017 Wednesday

Bulgarian body bans coalition's video broadcast

Central Election Commission pulls Turkish-language broadcast days before voters go to the polls

17:30, 21 March 2017 Tuesday

Balkan NGO backs Turkish party in Bulgarian election

Turkey-based Bal-Goc throws its weight behind DOST party which campaigns for ethnic Turks in Bulgaria

09:57, 18 March 2017 Saturday

Bulgaria president lashes Turkey vote 'interference'

Bulgaria is home to a 700,000-strong ethnic Turkish minority, a legacy of the Ottoman empire.

19:46, 16 March 2017 Thursday

Bulgaria recalls Turkey envoy for consultation

Ankara is locked in an escalating row with several EU countries over their blocking of Turkish ministers from holding rallies ahead of a Turkish referendum.

15:49, 09 March 2017 Thursday

Bulgarian socialists conservatives in tight vote race

The leftwing BSP, heir of the former communist party, has slightly edged ahead in the race with 30.2 percent while the GERB party of ex-premier Boyko Borisov polls 28.3 percent, according to the Gallup survey of 1003 voters.

10:49, 09 March 2017 Thursday

Turkey urges Bulgaria to respect minority rights

Turkey blasts Bulgarian move to limit ballot boxes in Turkey for its March 26 elections as 'contrary to the European system'



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