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Bulgaria's largest opposition party votes to quit parliament

SOFIA (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Bulgaria’s opposition Socialist Party (BSP) are leaving parliament for an unspecified period, saying fair elections could not be guaranteed following recent Election Code amendments.

REUTERS

Torch-bearing nationalists marched through streets of Bulgaria to remember a pro-Nazi general, amid a rising far-right movement

More than 2,000 far-right activists from several European countries staged a torchlit procession through Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian pro-Nazi general. The procession, knows as the Lukov March, went ahead after a court overturned the Sofia municipality's ban for a second consecutive year.

BUSINESS INSIDER

Greece Issues Next Approval for Bulgaria Link

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NATURALGASWORLD.COM

10 Best Things to Do in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgaria has been on the radar of Eastern Europe tourists for many years now, mainly because of its beautiful Black Sea beaches. Yet, few western tourists visit Bulgaria. However, that has been changing because everyone is looking for nice beaches at affordable prices.

GO BACKPACKING

Galaxy Note 8 receives stable Android Pie update in Bulgaria, India, Slovakia

Android Pie has been out for over six months already, but many manufacturers are still working on updates for their devices. Fortunately, it looks like Galaxy Note 8 owners in three countries are finally receiving a sweet slice of Pie.

ANDROID AUTHORITY

Bulgaria’s GERB Backtracks on Controversial Voting Amendment

An attempt to kill of Bulgaria’s preferential voting system, seen as giving voters greater say over who gets to represent them, is to be reversed by PM Boyko Borissov himself after attracting a significant backlash.

BALKANINSIGHT.COM

Far-right activists stage torchlit march in Bulgarian capital

SOFIA (Reuters) - More than 2,000 far-right activists from several European countries staged a torchlit procession through Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian pro-Nazi general, despite opposition from the Balkan country’s political parties and Jewish groups.

REUTERS

UK team in Bulgaria investigates suspected 2015 poisoning

A team of British investigators is in Bulgaria looking into whether the 2015 suspected poisoning of a local arms dealer has links to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter last year in Salisbury.

THE GUARDIAN

Thousands of Far-Right Extremists, Neo-Nazis March Through Sofia, Bulgaria

At least 2,000 torch-bearing far-right extremists wearing swastikas marched through the Bulgarian capital of Sofia this weekend in the annual parade honoring former Nazi collaborator General Hristo Lukov.

THE JEWISH PRESS

EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Sofia, Bulgaria

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Sofia in Bulgaria. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Sofia in Bulgaria. This is the first ever visit by an Indian External Affairs Minister to Bulgaria. Ahead of the delegation level talks in Sofia, the foreign minister of Bulgaria

ASIAN-NEWS-CHANNEL.TV

Balkan Voters to Choose Centrist MEPs over Populists: Survey

Western European countries could elect more anti-EU lawmakers to the European Parliament in May, but polls suggest that Bulgarian, Romanian and Croatian voters will stick with their traditional centre-left and centre-right parties.

BALKANINSIGHT.COM

PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Feb 21

SOFIA, Feb 21 (Reuters) - These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. -- Bulgaria's parliament ratified the accord allowing North Macedonia to become the 30th member of NATO. (Monitor, 24 Chasa,

DAILY MAIL

'Free Abortion' Talk No Real Surprise To Bulgaria's Roma

Each year, Atanas Zachariev leaves Budapest to visit family and friends in his native Bulgaria. Each year, the situation in that Balkan country for Roma like himself, he says, gets worse.

RFERL.ORG

Bulgaria freezes accounts receiving millions from Venezuela

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Officials in Bulgaria say they have frozen several bank accounts that received millions of euros transferred from Venezuela’s state-owned oil company. Chief prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said Wednesday that the money was meant to be eventually sent to accounts abroad.

WASHINGTON POST

Far-Right Marches In Bulgaria To Honor Pro-Nazi General

Hundreds of far-right Bulgarian nationalists marched through the capital, Sofia, in a torch-lit procession to honor a Bulgarian pro-Nazi general from the World War II era. The march on February 16 took place despite opposition from many of the country's political parties and Jewish groups.

RFERL.ORG

Black Sea Container Exports on the Rise

Ukraine-based Informall Business Group in its latest Black Sea Container Market review reports a rise of 8.70% in loaded containers handling in the Black Sea container ports of Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia in 2018 as compared to 2017.

MARINELINK.COM

Bulgaria examines possible link between Skripal, Sofia poisonings

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria is investigating a possible link between a nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy in England in 2018 and the poisoning of an arms dealer in Sofia in 2015.

REUTERS

Bulgaria urged to stop locking up stateless people by detained heart doctor

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A cardiac specialist, who was locked up in Bulgaria for six weeks because he has no nationality, has called on the government to stop treating stateless people like criminals.

REUTERS

Bulgaria’s ‘BookMonster’ Intends to Make Youngsters Game for Reading

Editor’s note: Today (February 12) in New York City, specialists in children’s publishing from Europe are meeting some of their counterparts in the US market. It’s the second annual Children’s Books Salon, produced by Publishing Perspectives and Frankfurt Book Fair New York. One thing some of the pa

PUBLISHINGPERSPECTIVES.COM

Bulgaria Anti-Fascists Lament Indifference to Far-Right March

Ahead of a controversial vigil for a royalist general that draws neo-Nazis across Europe, its opponents says revisionism and institutional complicity are to blame for ultra-rightists parading in the streets.

BALKANINSIGHT.COM