Bulgaria radio says suspect arrested over journalist slaying

Arrest Made In Case of Bulgarian Govt Corruption Exposure Journalist Murder

RUSE, Bulgaria (AP) – Bulgarian national radio reported Tuesday that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the slaying of television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found dumped after she highlighted possible government corruption. Tuesday’s report said that

A border policeman stands next to a barbed wire wall on the Bulgarian border with Turkey, near the village of Golyam Dervent on July 17, 2014. Overwhelmed by an influx of mostly Syrian immigrants, Bulgaria has taken steps to secure its EU border -- including building a barbed-wire fence -- …

Bulgaria Rejects EU Deal to Take Back Migrants

(AP) — Bulgaria is rejecting signing bilateral deals with other European Union countries to readmit migrants who entered the EU through the Balkan country.


NATO Military Drills in Eastern Europe Begin in Bulgaria

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Major NATO exercises in Eastern Europe have begun in Bulgaria on Tuesday involving 25,000 military personnel from more than 20 allied and partner countries as the U.S. seeks to reassure NATO’s European allies.


Islam Convert Gets Four Year Sentence For Terror Training in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – A court in Bulgaria has sentenced a 21-year-old man to four years in prison for planning to commit an act of terrorism. Sofia’s Special Criminal Court on Monday found John “Ivan” Zahariev, a dual Australian-Bulgarian citizen,

Valery Simeonov

Outcry in Bulgaria as Nationalist Heads Panel on Minorities

SOFIA (AFP) – Bulgaria’s government sparked an outcry Thursday after it announced that the country’s vice premier, a nationalist notorious for verbal attacks on Roma and migrants, would head a major panel on minorities. Valery Simeonov will head the National


Switzerland Limits Number of Bulgarian and Romanian Workers After Influx

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s government says it will temporarily limit the number of workers from European Union member states Bulgaria and Romania who can access Swiss jobs, after an influx from the countries in recent months. The Federal Council’s decision


Pro-EU Party Wins Bulgarian Election

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Near final results in Bulgaria show that a center-right, pro-European Union party is the clear winner in the country’s parliamentary election.


Bulgaria Hosts Third General Election in Four Years

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union’s poorest member country closer to Russia. Polls on Sunday opened at 7 a.m.


Bulgarian President Slams Turkish ‘Interference’ In National Elections

SOFIA (AFP) – Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Friday accused neighbouring Turkey of “interference” in the country’s March 26 general elections and warned his government would not accept it. “Turkey is our neighbour, friend and partner and we insist on developing good


Bulgarian Border Militia: ‘We Are Not Nationalists, Just Patriots’

Civilian militias patrolling the Bulgarian border to intercept and turn away illegal migrants say they are not nationalists, but merely patriots defending their country from Islamist infiltration. Journalists from NBC News interviewed members of Bulgarian National Movement Shipka – BNO Shipka for


Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria at Record High

Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria to the United Kingdom is at its highest ever levels, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates. The Migration Statistics Quarterly Report for February 2017 records there has been a “statistically significant increase” in