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Why are Bulgarians wanted back home?

Posted: April 30, 2014 at 12:13   /   Bulgaria

As of January 1, Bulgarian and Romanian citizens can move and work freely in all EU member states. This ended the period when some European countries placed limitations on migrating Bulgarians, because they were afraid that thousands of Bulgarians would pack their bags and head West. How will the new rules affect Bulgaria? Upon arriving in […]

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Bulgaria made to wait for Schengen access

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 08:32   /   Bulgaria

Bulgaria, along with neighbours Romania, have been consistently prevented from joining the Schengen area by countries in the west. On Saturday, Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and former Prime Minister, indicated entry was still an important topic for his country in an interview with national radio. By Joe Sutherland SOFIA – “It is […]

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European Union and Bulgaria, both responsible for the mess

Posted: April 20, 2014 at 12:10   /   Bulgaria

“A total failure”. That is how Dragomir Stoynev, the Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister, described the industrial, energy and social policy of the European Union last month. According to him the policy against climate change was slowing down the industrial development of the country. The truth is less clear and the EU is not the […]

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Slow on the uptake: Bulgaria and the euro

Posted: April 19, 2014 at 11:00   /   Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a country on the up. With the second highest growth rate of retail sales in the EU, it is thriving. The country is going through a period of transition, but has not adopted the euro yet, despite their legal obligation.  By Fred Tongue SOFIA – Bulgaria meets four out of the five criteria for […]

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