Low fertility, unpopularity of marriage, and falling population are linked to heavy emigration since the end of communism.
It may be hard to comprehend now, but for a Bulgarian emigre pre-1989, petty compromises with the system were possible, even desirable.
Move echoes political reconciliation with a country many Bulgarians see as their little brother.
The citizens of Hungary and Bulgaria must learn again how to cultivate media freedom before once fertile ground turns irreversibly into a journalistic wasteland.
PM Borisov, who leads a government with several pro-Russian members, says as holder of EU presidency Sofia should remain above the fray.
Contentious remarks during a visit of the Russian Orthodox patriarch to Sofia brought into question aspects of Bulgaria’s centuries-old, love-hate relationship with Russia.
In addition to a shared alphabet, the two countries also have a decade-long history of collaboration on Arctic research.
Acquisition confirms trend of Western owners exiting the politically charged media environment of southeastern Europe.
How a ratification debate, a translation misunderstanding, and social prejudices set the country on fire.
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