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Bulgaria: Country in Southeast 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 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

Videos for Bulgaria

Racism campaigners 'disheartened' by UEFA punishment for Bulgaria fans [Video]Racism campaigners 'disheartened' by UEFA punishment for Bulgaria fans

'Disheartened, but not surprised': Football world reacts to Bulgaria's punishment for racism

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published


Bulgaria to play next home game behind closed doors as racism sanction [Video]Bulgaria to play next home game behind closed doors as racism sanction

Bulgaria have been ordered to play their next competitive home game behind closed doors with a further match suspended for two years following the racist behaviour of their fans during the Euro 2020..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

We trust UEFA and the good in people, says Solskjaer [Video]We trust UEFA and the good in people, says Solskjaer

Manchester United’s Solskjaer says he trusts in the good in people, but also in UEFA to implement its three-step protocol if there are any racists outbursts during match at Partizan Belgrade.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:08Published

Maguire confident of ‘great atmosphere’ in Belgrade amid racism concerns [Video]Maguire confident of ‘great atmosphere’ in Belgrade amid racism concerns

Harry Maguire is hopeful there will be no repeat of the “sickening” racist abuse endured in Bulgaria when Manchester United line up at Partizan Belgrade, but the squad have spoken about UEFA’s..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published

39 bodies found in UK cargo truck, driver arrested [Video]39 bodies found in UK cargo truck, driver arrested

A murder investigation is underway after the dead were discovered during the early hours of October 23. The truck's journey is believed to have originated in Bulgaria. Maha Albadrawi reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Thirty-nine dead bodies found in back of lorry in Essex, UK - Police say vehicle came from Bulgaria [Video]Thirty-nine dead bodies found in back of lorry in Essex, UK - Police say vehicle came from Bulgaria

"Emergency services arrived but sadly, 39 people were pronounced dead at the scene. Early indications suggest 38 are adults and one aged in their teens," said Essex Police

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:30Published

Bulgaria BFU head explains resignation following racism fallout [Video]Bulgaria BFU head explains resignation following racism fallout

Borislav Mihaylov, former head of the Bulgarian Football Union, says his decision to resign following fan racism controversy allows organisation to move forward.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published

Pep Guardiola says he would 'welcome' team walking off the pitch in case of racist abuse [Video]Pep Guardiola says he would 'welcome' team walking off the pitch in case of racist abuse

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he would welcome a team walkout in the event of racist abuse. City forward Raheem Sterling was subjected to abuse during England's Euro 2020 qualifier in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Bulgarian police arrest six after racist abuse hurled at England players during Euro 2020 qualifier [Video]Bulgarian police arrest six after racist abuse hurled at England players during Euro 2020 qualifier

The authorities added that they are trying to identify more suspects over the abuse hurled at England players during Monday's match in Sofia.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:55Published

Bulgarian President says 'draconian measures' needed after racist chants [Video]Bulgarian President says 'draconian measures' needed after racist chants

Hooliganism and racism will continue to occur unless 'draconian measures' are implemented in the wake of Bulgaria racism furore - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:39Published

Bulgaria's president vows to implement 'very strict measures' to curb football hooliganism [Video]Bulgaria's president vows to implement 'very strict measures' to curb football hooliganism

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev vowed Wednesday his country would implement "very strict measures" to curb football hooliganism, following racist behaviour from fans during Monday's international..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

UEFA charges Bulgarian football authority with racist behaviour over match with England on Monday [Video]UEFA charges Bulgarian football authority with racist behaviour over match with England on Monday

UEFA charges Bulgarian football authority with racist behaviour over match with England on Monday

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:54Published

Anti-racism body says UEFA needs to do more amid Bulgaria racism furore [Video]Anti-racism body says UEFA needs to do more amid Bulgaria racism furore

Anti-racism organisation calls for tougher UEFA sanctions as fallout continues following Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

England soccer match twice suspended amid racist chants [Video]England soccer match twice suspended amid racist chants

Racist abuse blighted a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England on Monday, with the match in Sofia twice halted by the referee after monkey noises and chants from the crowd were aimed at black..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

"Probably one of the most appalling nights I have seen in football" - English FA chairman Clarke [Video]"Probably one of the most appalling nights I have seen in football" - English FA chairman Clarke

English FA chairman Greg Clarke says UEFA will be carrying out a full investigation into racist abuse directed at England players during their Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:23Published

I heard it during the warm-up, says England player Tyrone Mings on racist abuse [Video]I heard it during the warm-up, says England player Tyrone Mings on racist abuse

England defender Tyrone Mings says racist abuse started during the warm-up, while captain Harry Kane says he is proud of his team's response as they run out 6-0 winners against Bulgaria.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:48Published

Bulgaria's manager denies hearing any racist chanting during England game [Video]Bulgaria's manager denies hearing any racist chanting during England game

Bulgaria's manager Krasimir Balakov denies hearing any racist chanting during their Euro 2020 qualifying match against England. The match in Sofia was marred by abuse directed at England’s black..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

England made a big statement against racist abuse, says Southgate [Video]England made a big statement against racist abuse, says Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate says his side made a statement against racist abuse during their 6-0 rout of Bulgaria.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

Gareth Southgate praises England’s players in face of racial abuse [Video]Gareth Southgate praises England’s players in face of racial abuse

Gareth Southgate has responded after England's players were racially abused in Bulgaria. Southgate said: "So I’m incredibly proud of all of the players and all of the staff. "We could be criticised..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published

FA Chairman Greg Clarke on racist abuse in Bulgaria [Video]FA Chairman Greg Clarke on racist abuse in Bulgaria

FA chairman Greg Clarke speaks at the post-match press conference after England beat Bulgaria 6-0 in their Euro 2020 qualifier. England players were subjected to racist abuse during the game. Clarke..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

England and Bulgaria try to keep focus on football ahead of Euro qualifier [Video]England and Bulgaria try to keep focus on football ahead of Euro qualifier

England and Bulgaria try to keep focus on football as racism issues dominate conversation ahead of Euro qualifier in Sofia

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:58Published

 

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

Djokovic, Nadal move closer to No. 1 showdown with Paris wins

djokovic, nadal move closer to no. 1 showdown with paris wins
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are moving closer to a showdown for the year-end No. 1 ranking. The top-seeded Djokovic trounced seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-1, 6-2 on Friday, while..
WorldNews - 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

'This is a fight not only for Jock': Palfreeman fight becomes Bulgaria's fight

Australian man Jock Palfreeman's fight for freedom in Bulgaria has become a symbol of the fight against corruption and abuse of power in the country.
SBS - Published

Palfreeman fight becomes Bulgaria's fight

Australian man Jock Palfreeman's fight for freedom in Bulgaria has become a symbol of the fight against corruption and abuse of power in the country.
SBS - 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 Also reported by •France 24

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

39 people have been found dead in a truck container in southeast England, UK police say

Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria.
USATODAY.com - 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

Jock Palfreeman says he will continue fight for Bulgarian prisoner rights

Jock Palfreeman has declared his desire to keep fighting for the rights of Bulgarian prisoners after spending more than 11 years behind bars in Sofia.
SBS - 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

'Bring Jock Palfreeman home': Government pressures Bulgaria to allow Aussie to return

Jock Palfreeman should be allowed to return to Australia, Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged the Bulgarian government.
SBS - Published

Minister pressures Sofia on Palfreeman

Jock Palfreeman should be allowed to return to Australia, Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged the Bulgarian government.
SBS - 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

Bulgaria coach apologizes to England over racist chants

Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov has apologized to the England team after fans taunted their black players with Nazi salutes and monkey chants during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia on Monday.
Reuters - Published

England wanted Bulgaria fans to 'suffer' for racist abuse - Henderson

England players wanted to thrash Bulgaria to make their fans "suffer" for their racist abuse, says Three Lions midfielder Jordan Henderson.
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria racist abuse: England wanted to make home fans 'suffer' - Henderson

England players wanted to thrash Bulgaria to make their fans "suffer" for their racist abuse, says midfielder Jordan Henderson.
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria frees Australian convict Palfreeman from detention center

The Bulgarian government released Australian Jock Palfreeman, who was convicted of murder in 2009, from an immigration detention center on Tuesday, more than three weeks after a court granted parole..
Reuters - Published

Soccer body FIFA may extend punishments globally after racism at Bulgaria-England match

Soccer body FIFA on Tuesday said it may extend punishments globally after racist incidents, including monkey chants directed at black players, marred a match between Bulgaria and England.
Reuters - Published

Bulgarian football and its problem with racism

Could Bulgaria's latest football racism scandal change how it deals with the problem?
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria football chief quits after racist abuse at England match

bulgaria football chief quits after racist abuse at england match
Bulgaria's football union chief, Borislav Mihaylov, resigned Tuesday, a day after a match against England was twice halted because of racist abuse. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov had urged..
WorldNews - Published

Bulgarian soccer chief quits in racism row

The president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) stepped down on Tuesday after the prime minister urged him to quit following racist abuse from Bulgarian fans towards black English players during..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria v England: 'Football family' must 'wage war on the racists' says Uefa chief

The "football family and governments" need to "wage war on the racists", says the Uefa president after the abuse of England players in Bulgaria.
BBC News - Published

Bulgarian soccer chief turns down PM's call to resign

Bulgarian Football Union's (BFU) president Borislav Mihaylov has turned down the prime minister's call to resign following racist abuse and monkey chants from Bulgaria fans towards black England..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria calls for Turkey to halt military operation in Syria

Bulgaria told neighboring Turkey on Tuesday to call off its military offensive in northeast Syria, saying the violence could lead to rising numbers of migrants crossing the border and heighten the risk..
Reuters - Published

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