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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 sixteenth-largest country.

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'Bring eggs and tomatoes' say Bulgaria anti-government demo organisers [Video]

'Bring eggs and tomatoes' say Bulgaria anti-government demo organisers

Bulgarian anti-government protesters, who started a movement against Prime Minister Boyko Borissov back in July, are still calling for the entire government to resign.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:35Published
Jose Mourinho faith in Tanguy Ndombele restored after rescue act in Bulgaria [Video]

Jose Mourinho faith in Tanguy Ndombele restored after rescue act in Bulgaria

Jose Mourinho had doubts over Tanguy Ndombele’s attitude but says he has fullbelief in him now after the Frenchman rescued Spurs from an embarrassing nightin the Europa League.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published
Neco Williams and Wales ‘can’t wait’ to face England after victory over Bulgaria [Video]

Neco Williams and Wales ‘can’t wait’ to face England after victory over Bulgaria

Wales hero Neco Williams set his sights on a Wembley date with England afterscoring a dramatic Nations League winner against Bulgaria. The Liverpoolteenager, making only his second Wales appearance as..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published
Bulgaria’s president urges PM to resign as protests grow [Video]

Bulgaria’s president urges PM to resign as protests grow

Bulgaria's president is urging the government to resign, because it has lost the confidence of the people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published
Nations League preview: Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland [Video]

Nations League preview: Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland

New Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny faces a tricky test in Bulgaria forhis first match in charge of the senior side.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published
Violent protests in Bulgaria as MPs debate changes to constitution [Video]

Violent protests in Bulgaria as MPs debate changes to constitution

Biggest demonstrations so far in nearly two months of anti-government rallies

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:16Published
Bulgaria unrest: voices from protests demand to be heard in Brussels [Video]

Bulgaria unrest: voices from protests demand to be heard in Brussels

As the unrest in Bulgaria closes in on nearly two months, we talk to some of the protesters on the ground who have been involved in the struggle.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:47Published
Bulgaria: Justice minister resigns as anti-corruption protest passes 50 consecutive days [Video]

Bulgaria: Justice minister resigns as anti-corruption protest passes 50 consecutive days

Justice minister Danail Kirilov is the fifth minister to resign from the government since protests started in July as the public anger shows no signs of abating.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:33Published
Bulgaria: Justice minister resigns as anti-corruption protests enter 50th consecutive day [Video]

Bulgaria: Justice minister resigns as anti-corruption protests enter 50th consecutive day

Justice minister Danail Kirilov is the fifth minister to resign from the government since protests started in July as the public anger shows no signs of abating.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:32Published
Bulgaria anti-government protesters hunger strike as demonstrations enter second month [Video]

Bulgaria anti-government protesters hunger strike as demonstrations enter second month

A group of protesters also went on a hunger strike and one activist threatened to set herself on fire.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:47Published
Bulgarian PM Borissov's offer to step down fails to deter protesters [Video]

Bulgarian PM Borissov's offer to step down fails to deter protesters

Demonstrators have taken to the streets with the same demands for a month — they want the country's entire cabinet to resign and elections to be held.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:14Published

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Bulgaria's Jews slam deputy PM for George Soros conspiracy comment

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The sweet smell of success: How Bulgaria took the lead in lavender

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Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, who played in both of Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour events, has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Bulgarian PM says opponents trying to undermine him to block euro entry

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Wednesday accused his political opponents of trying to undermine his government with the aim of blocking Bulgaria's deeper integration into the European..
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Bulgarians complain of long border queues after Greece eases lockdown

Hundreds of trucks and cars from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia waited in long queues at the border with Greece on Wednesday after Athens eased coronavirus restrictions to try to salvage the summer..
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Bulgaria extends epidemic emergency until end of June

Bulgaria will extend the epidemic emergency until the end of June to fight the spread of the coronavirus after an increase in new registered cases, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Wednesday.
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Parolled Australian fears re-arrest in Bulgaria, seeks new trial

An Australian ex-soldier, released on parole after being convicted of a street murder in Bulgaria in 2009, fears he will be rearrested if he tries to leave the country and is now seeking a new trial to..
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Bulgaria to lift travel ban on Australian convicted of murder

Bulgaria will move to lift a ban that prevents an Australian man convicted of murder in 2009 and released on parole from leaving the country, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.
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Bulgaria to end quarantine on travel from most of EU

Bulgaria plans to lift an obligatory 14-day quarantine from June 1 for travellers from most European Union countries, but not those states with the biggest coronavirus outbreaks, a senior health..
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Australian jailed for 2007 murder in Bulgaria closer to freedom

Bulgaria's highest appeals court on Thursday dismissed a request by the former chief prosecutor to review the parole granted to an Australian convicted of murder in 2009, meaning he is a step closer to..
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Bulgarian police seize $44 million worth of cocaine from apartment

Bulgarian police on Wednesday seized more than $43 million worth of cocaine from an apartment in the capital Sofia, occupied by a man who was detained a day earlier after police found 40 kg of the drug..
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Bulgaria to reopen restaurants, bars and cafes on June 1

Bulgaria will allow restaurants, bars and cafes to reopen at full capacity on Monday as the Balkan country further eased restrictions imposed in mid-March to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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The Bulgarian captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship who was kidnapped along with seven other sailors by pirates off the coast of Benin last month, has been freed, Bulgaria's foreign ministry said..
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Bulgaria to reopen shopping malls from Monday as virus curbs eased

Bulgaria will allow shopping malls to reopen on Monday as part of its push to ease restrictions imposed two months ago to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on..
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Bulgarian fossils show early arrival of Homo sapiens into Europe

Fragmentary bone fossils and a molar found in Bulgaria dated to roughly 45,000 years ago show that Homo sapiens populations swept into Europe - until then a bastion for the Neanderthals - earlier than..
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Easing lockdown measures, Bulgaria to allow movement outside local communities

Bulgaria plans to lift a ban on people travelling outside their local communities next week as it begins easing coronavirus restrictions, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Sunday.
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Bulgarian coronavirus cases pass 1,000, health ministry says

Bulgaria said on Wednesday it had 1,015 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, up from 975 the day before.
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Pirates seize Portugal-flagged ship off Benin, kidnap crew: Bulgaria

Pirates attacked a Portugal-flagged ship and kidnapped its Bulgarian captain and seven sailors off the coast of Benin, Bulgaria's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
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Bulgarian TV presenter's death in car crash stirs uproar over reckless driving

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Bulgaria's Roma fear coronavirus lockdowns leave them with no means to live

Scores of Roma people protested in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Friday over feared job losses due to a stricter application of a coronavirus lockdown in their main neighborhoods in efforts to halt the..
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Bulgarian capital Sofia sealed off to contain spread of coronavirus

The Bulgarian capital Sofia will be sealed off from Friday to contain the spread of the new coronavirus after the number of confirmed cases jumped in the past two days, the health minister said.
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Bulgaria to start large-scale testing for coronavirus

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Bulgaria shuts nuclear reactor for annual maintenance

Bulgaria's only nuclear plant, Kozloduy, has shut one of its two 1,000-megawatt reactors for planned annual maintenance, it said on Saturday.
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Bulgarian churches to remain open on Palm Sunday, Easter

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Thursday that Bulgaria's Orthodox churches and temples will be open for traditional Palm Sunday and Easter services despite the coronavirus outbreak, saying many..
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Bulgaria bans entry to foreigners from almost all the world over coronavirus

European Union member Bulgaria banned entry to its territory to citizens from around the globe except for 19 EU member states, as it battles to contain the spread of the coronavirus, its health..
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Bulgaria plans to extend emergency until May 13

Bulgaria plans to extend its national emergency by a month to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Wednesday, as the number of confirmed cases rose to 422.
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Bulgaria bans entry of trucks en route to Turkey

Bulgaria has imposed a temporary entry ban on trucks from more than 65 countries that plan to pass through the Balkan state en route to Turkey, the health ministry said on Wednesday, after Turkey..
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Bulgaria's parliament voted after a heated debate on Friday to allow the military to help curb the movement of people amid the coronavirus outbreak, with a mandate to use force if necessary.
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Dozens of confused and fearful British tourists were stranded in a lockdown at the Bulgarian ski resort of Bansko on Wednesday after three people there tested positive for coronavirus.
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Bulgaria will ban incoming flights from Italy and Spain as of midnight (2200 GMT) on March 17 as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, its transport minister said.
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Bulgaria's foreign ministry on Friday banned all travel to Iran and advised Bulgarians to cancel all non-urgent travel to Spain and South Korea in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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