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Bulgaria: Country in southeastern Europe
Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. The capital and largest city is Sofia; other major cities are Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.

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Bulgaria seeks gambling tycoon's extradition from UAE

Bulgaria has asked the United Arab Emirates to extradite gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov, charged in absentia with extortion, influence peddling and money laundering among other offences, the justice..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria adds charges of illegal antique possession against fugitive tycoon

Bulgarian prosecutors have pressed new charges including unlawful possession of antiques of historical value against fugitive gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov, one of the country's richest men, officials..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Bulgaria


Bulgaria: Residents in Pernik protest about water shortages [Video]Bulgaria: Residents in Pernik protest about water shortages

Bulgaria: Residents in Pernik protest about water shortages

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:55Published

Sick system: Bulgarian health crisis leaves patients vulnerable [Video]Sick system: Bulgarian health crisis leaves patients vulnerable

Bulgaria is in the grip of a health crisis as thousands of doctors and nurses leave the country. The result is a health system struggling to cope, where patients are left without key services.View on..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:00Published

Bulgarian government faces no-confidence vote over water crisis [Video]Bulgarian government faces no-confidence vote over water crisis

Bulgarian government faces no-confidence vote over water crisis

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:22Published

 

Bulgarian president raps government over graft, says it endangers nation

Bulgaria's president accused the center-right government on Tuesday of endangering the survival of the state through its failure to tackle endemic corruption.
Reuters - Published

Eastern EU states threaten lawsuit over looming trucking reform

Poland, Bulgaria and other eastern European Union states are mulling a legal challenge to new road transport rules that would force their trucks to return home every eight weeks, a change they say..
Reuters - Published

Bulgarian parliament backs ban on private lotteries, eyes more funds for sport

Bulgaria's parliament on Wednesday backed plans to ban private lotteries and bring the one billion lev ($562 million) market under state control in an attempt to tackle corruption, curb gambling among..
Reuters - Published

Bulgarian government survives no-confidence vote over water crisis

Bulgaria's government survived as expected on Wednesday a parliamentary vote of no-confidence brought by the opposition Socialists after thousands of people have been left with water shortages since..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats for espionage

Bulgaria expelled two Russian diplomats who prosecutors suspect were involved in espionage and gave them 48 hours to leave the Balkan country, the foreign ministry said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Moscow reserves right to respond to Bulgaria on expulsion of diplomats: RIA

Moscow said on Friday it reserved the right to respond to Bulgaria for the expulsion of two Russian diplomats, RIA news agency reported, citing the Russian embassy in Sofia.
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria charges three Russians over poisoning possibly linked to Skripal case

Bulgarian prosecutors have charged three Russians with the attempted murder of three men whose poisoning is being investigated by Sofia for possible links with the 2018 nerve-agent attack on ex-Russian..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria names new environment minister amid water crisis

Bulgaria's parliament approved Emil Dimitrov as environment minister on Wednesday after prosecutors charged his predecessor with deliberate mismanagement of a water crisis affecting a western region of..
Reuters - Published

Bulgarian environment minister detained over water crisis: prosecutor's office

Bulgaria’s Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov was detained on Thursday after prosecutors questioned him in relation to a probe over chronic water shortages in the western town of Pernik.
Reuters - Published

Britain to face hosts Australia in ATP Cup quarter-finals

Great Britain will play hosts Australia in the ATP Cup quarter-finals after Belgium do them a favour by beating Bulgaria in a thrilling group finale.
BBC News - Published

ATP Cup: Great Britain lose to Bulgaria after Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury defeat

Britain lose their opening ATP Cup tie after Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury are beaten in a tense doubles match ending at 2:47am local time in Sydney.
BBC News - Published

ATP Cup: Cameron Norrie gives Great Britain a winning start against Bulgaria

Cameron Norrie ensures Great Britain start the inaugural ATP Cup with a victory after battling past Bulgaria's Dimitar Kuzmanov in three sets.
BBC News - Published

Russia declares Bulgarian diplomat 'persona non grata': Interfax

The Russian government declared a Bulgarian embassy official "persona non grata" on Thursday, Interfax news agency reported, in a tit-for-tat move after Sofia expelled a Russian diplomat and also..
Reuters - Published

Russia expels Bulgarian diplomat in tit-for-tat move

The Russian government has expelled a Bulgarian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move after Sofia declined a visa to Russia's incoming defense attache, Bulgaria's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin accuses Bulgaria of holding up TurkStream pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Bulgaria on Wednesday of deliberately delaying the building of Russia's TurkStream natural gas pipeline on its territory and said Moscow could find ways to..
Reuters - Published

NATO moves towards spending goal sought by Trump, Spain lags

More European allies in NATO are set to meet a defense spending target sought by the United States in 2019, with sharp rises in Romania and Bulgaria, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria nuclear reactor capacity reduced over generator malfunction

Bulgarian nuclear power plant Kozloduy said on Saturday that its 1,000 MW Unit 5 was running at half capacity after one of its main circulation pumps shut down, activating the safety system.
Reuters - Published

President blocks appointment of Bulgaria's next chief prosecutor

President Rumen Radev on Thursday blocked the appointment of Bulgaria's next chief prosecutor whose selection as the sole candidate for the powerful post sparked street protests.
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria's ruling GERB party set to win Sofia mayoral election: exit poll

Bulgaria's ruling centre-right GERB party kept control of the capital Sofia in Sunday's mayoral election, exit polls showed, after a run-off vote that tested the party's support after a string of..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria denies visa to Russian attache after expelling diplomat over spying

Bulgaria said on Wednesday it had declined a visa to the incoming defense attaché at the Russian embassy in Sofia, a day after expelling another Russian diplomat over spying allegations.
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria given stadium ban for fans' racism in England qualifier

Bulgaria are ordered to play two matches behind closed doors and fined for their fans' racist abuse of England players in a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria asked Russia to recall diplomat over spying allegation

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry asked Moscow to recall a diplomat from the Russian Embassy in Sofia, after prosecutors accused a first secretary of having been involved in espionage in the Balkan country..
Reuters - Published

Uefa to decide Bulgaria punishment for racist abuse in England qualifier

A Uefa disciplinary panel will meet on Monday to decide Bulgaria's punishment for the racist abuse England players suffered during the Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria elects sole candidate for new chief prosecutor amid protests

Bulgaria's top judicial body on Thursday elected the sole candidate for the next chief prosecutor in a process lacking competition that raised questions whether nominee Ivan Geshev would wage a genuine..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria has no link to truck death incident in UK: PM Borissov

The people found dead in a truck in Britain could not have boarded the vehicle in Bulgaria because it had not entered the country since its registration there in 2017, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko..
Reuters - Published

Truck containing 39 bodies found in Essex industrial park registered to Irish woman in Bulgaria, ministry reveals

A truck in which the bodies of 39 people were found on an Essex industrial estate was registered in Bulgaria by a company owned by an Irish woman, Bulgaria's foreign ministry has revealed.
Independent - Published

Truck found in UK with 39 bodies has Bulgarian registration

A truck in which British police found the bodies of 39 people was registered in Bulgaria by a company owned by an Irish woman, Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

UK police discover 39 bodies in truck, arrest driver

British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck believed to have come from Bulgaria at an industrial estate near London on Wednesday, and said they had arrested the driver on suspicion of..
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson says people-traffickers should be hunted down

All those involved in people-trafficking should be hunted down and brought to justice, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday after British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck..
Reuters - Published

British police find 39 dead in truck container, arrest driver

British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck believed to have come from Bulgaria at an industrial estate to the east of London on Wednesday, and said they had arrested the driver on..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Mass fatalities of migrants or suspected migrants in Europe

British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria at an industrial estate to the east of London on Wednesday, and said they had arrested the..
Reuters - Published

Thurrock deaths - latest: Murder investigation launched after 39 bodies found in lorry container

Police believe lorry from Bulgaria entered country at Holyhead, Wales
Independent - Published

Rob Spray: West Bromwich Albion plan tribute to England fan who died in Sofia

West Bromwich Albion announce plans to pay tribute to fan Rob Spray, who died before England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria.
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov resigns following racism backlash

Krasimir Balakov resigns as Bulgaria manager four days after claiming he did not hear racist chants in England's 6-0 win in Sofia.
BBC News - Published

Four Bulgaria fans fined & banned over racist abuse of England players

Four of the fans arrested by Bulgarian police for subjecting England players to racist abuse are fined and banned.
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria regulator sacks state radio chief in free speech row

Bulgaria's broadcast regulator sacked the chief of the country's public radio, BNR, on Thursday for taking its news channel off the air for hours last month in a row with a popular presenter known for..
Reuters - Published

Family of England fan Rob Spray who died in Sofia 'broken'

About £10,000 has been raised for the family of Rob Spray, who died ahead of the Bulgaria match.
BBC News - Published

Bulgarian police detain six over racist chants at England game

Bulgarian police said on Wednesday they had detained six people in connection with the racist abuse faced by England's black players during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia with more arrests likely.
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria v England: Police arrest four following racist abuse at Euro qualifier

Four Bulgarian football fans suspected of subjecting black England players to racist abuse are detained following police raids.
BBC News - Published

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