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Bulgaria blocks EU accession talks with North Macedonia

17 Nov 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria refused on Tuesday to approve the European Union's membership negotiation framework for North Macedonia, effectively blocking the official start of accession talks with its smaller Balkan neighbour.

Bulgaria says North Macedonia must address historical issues or face delay on EU path

31 Oct 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria has threatened to block North Macedonia's path towards European Union membership and said it should recognise that both its national identity and language have Bulgarian roots, its foreign minister said on Friday.

On a tightrope: Bulgarian circus defies odds during COVID pandemic

20 Oct 2020

SOFIA Sitting in his caravan in downtown Sofia, Alexander Balkanski, a former acrobat and trapeze artist and the founder of Bulgaria's largest circus, swings between hope and despair as he counts the emotional and financial costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Video

UPDATE 1-No lockdown needed in Bulgaria to contain new wave of pandemic - IMF

18 Oct 2020

* Bulgaria reports 603 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Adds detail, more comments)

Bulgaria to hold talks with U.S. companies over new nuclear reactor

14 Oct 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria's government gave state-owned energy company Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) a green light on Wednesday to start talks with U.S. companies on plans to build a new nuclear reactor at its Kozloduy power plant, the energy minister said.

Communist-era mosaics at Bulgaria's controversial monument get life support

01 Oct 2020

BUZLUDZHA PEAK, Bulgaria Perched atop a mountain peak in central Bulgaria, a giant UFO-like concrete monument, built to glorify the Balkan country's communist rule, has been left to crumble since the totalitarian regime collapsed in 1989. | Video

Bulgarian court sentences two men to life in prison for 2012 bus bombing

22 Sep 2020

SOFIA A Bulgarian court sentenced two men of Lebanese origin to life in prison on Monday over a 2012 bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver, which Bulgarian authorities have blamed on Lebanon's Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah.

Thousands protest against Bulgarian government, scuffle with police

03 Sep 2020

SOFIA Thousands of Bulgarians rallied in front of the parliament in Sofia on Wednesday in one of the biggest protests so far in two months of demonstrations calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

Bulgaria to spend $694 million to limit coronavirus blow to economy

27 Jul 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria will spend another 1.16 billion levs ($694 million/540 million pounds) to help its coronavirus-blighted economy, support frontline medics and protect vulnerable groups in the European Union's poorest member state, the prime minister said on Monday.

Bulgaria to spend $694 mln to limit coronavirus blow to economy

27 Jul 2020

SOFIA, July 27 Bulgaria will spend another 1.16 billion levs ($694 million) to help its coronavirus-blighted economy, support frontline medics and protect vulnerable groups in the European Union's poorest member state, the prime minister said on Monday.

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