Bulgaria - Bird flu in dead pelicans

2015-03-27 19:54

Bulgaria's authorities have discovered the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus in two dead pelicans in a nature reserve in northeastern part of the Balkan country.

Bulgarian customs seize 2 million baby eels

2015-01-23 13:31

Bulgarian customs officials say that had seized two million endangered European baby eels stashed in containers.

New self-immolation in crisis-hit Bulgaria

2014-11-03 19:13

A woman has set herself on fire outside Bulgaria's presidential headquarters in Sofia in a repeat of a series of self-immolations driven by poverty in the crisis-hit Balkan country.

Charter flight makes emergency stop in Bulgaria

2014-08-06 16:22

Polish flight operator Eurolot SA says a chartered plane headed from Turkey to Poland and owned by Ukraine's YanAir airline made an emergency landing in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria plans to join EU 'banking union'

2014-07-15 08:40

Bulgaria has announced that it would seek to join a new EU set of rules known as the 'banking union' after poor bank supervision led to its collapse.

Bulgaria's bank crisis eases

2014-06-30 16:01

Bulgaria's banking crisis has eased with fewer depositors queueing to withdraw savings after European Commission gave Sofia the green light.

EU approves $2.30bn Bulgaria credit line

2014-06-30 10:53

The European Commission has approved a Bulgarian request to extend a credit line of $2.30bn in support of banks that have come under speculative attack.

Big freeze grips Europe, 4 dead in Bulgaria

2014-01-29 16:41

A cold spell has gripped parts of central and eastern Europe, killing four people in Bulgaria over the past few days.

Bulgarians protest against 'mafia' govt

2013-11-10 20:26

Thousands of Bulgarians have protested in the capital Sofia demanding the resignation of the Socialist-backed government and an end to corruption in politics.

Bulgaria to seek Maria's return

2013-10-29 19:12

Bulgaria says it will ask the Greek authorities to hand over a young girl found in a Roma camp this month who was wrongly thought to have been abducted.


Sudan rebels detain Bulgarian aid chopper crew

2015-01-28 21:10

Six Bulgarians working with the UN's World Food Programme have been detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing in South Kordofan.

Frenchman held in Bulgaria had 'links' to Paris attackers

2015-01-13 13:25

A Frenchman arrested in Bulgaria trying to cross into Turkey earlier this month was in contact with one of the two brothers who carried out the Islamist attacks in Paris, prosecutors say.

15 feared dead in Bulgaria explosives blast

2014-10-02 12:23

Fifteen people are feared dead after a blast flattened a Bulgarian explosives plant that decommissioned landmines, with the government saying there was 'minimal' chance of finding survivors.

Professor named as Bulgaria's interim premier

2014-08-05 13:15

A Bulgarian law professor and former Socialist lawmaker has been named as caretaker prime minister for two months.

Bulgaria to strip bank of licence

2014-07-11 15:58

Bulgaria will strip Corporate Commercial Bank of its licence, transfer its assets and liabilities to a unit of the lender and alert prosecutors of malpractice.

Run on Bulgaria bank causes panic

2014-06-30 12:11

Dozens of depositors have withdrawn savings from Bulgaria's third biggest bank despite assurances from the government and the European Union.

Bulgaria arrests 3 more over bank run

2014-06-29 15:30

Three more people have been arrested in Bulgaria on suspicion of plotting to destabilise the country's banking system.

Another abduction by a Roma couple

2013-11-13 10:48

Greek authorities have charged another Roma couple with child abduction after DNA testing showed a four-year-old girl being brought up as theirs was not related to them.

Roma girl's siblings placed with relatives

2013-11-05 14:46

The young siblings of Maria, the little blonde girl found in a Greek Roma camp last month, have been placed in the care of relatives Bulgaria's social services say.

Maria's mom denies selling her daughter

2013-10-27 18:53

The Bulgarian mother of Maria, a young blonde girl whose fate made headlines around the world when she was found in a Greek Roma camp, has denied that she sold her daughter.

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