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Supporters of Bulgaria's Pirin National Park Protest for Its Protection With Music, Meditation, Running and Even Soup

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:53:52 +0000

Those rallying to protect the UNESCO World Heritage Site are employing artistic and creative ways to demand that Bulgaria's government roll back its decision allowing more construction in the park.

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UNESCO World Heritage Site at Risk: Bulgarian Government Allows Construction in Pirin, Citizens Protest

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:12:43 +0000

Protesters want the controversial decision withdrawn and credible guarantees given that park preservation and the rule of law will be protected -- including the resignation of Environmental Minister Neno Dimov.

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UNESCO Protects Balkan Grandma March Day Custom As Cultural Heritage

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:03:28 +0000

Cultural heritage activists in South-eastern Europe celebrate UNESCO's recognition of the Balkan Grandma March Day custom of wearing red and white wool ornaments.

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Bulgarian Wikipedia Announces National Entries for ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:19:50 +0000

Wikipedia Bulgaria announced the top 10 photos that will represent Bulgaria in the "Wiki Loves Earth" international photo contest.

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Satirical Cartoonists Take Aim at Bulgaria's Media Distribution ‘Monopoly’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:37:18 +0000

"When holding this newspaper is a reason for jealousy. There is expression, but no freedom. #Prass-Press"

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ISIS Attempts to Exploit Balkan War Wounds With Localized Propaganda

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:42:54 +0000

The region has a painful legacy of war that has divided people along ethnic and religious lines.

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‘Justice for All’ Initiative Seeks Judicial Reforms and an End to High-Level Corruption in Bulgaria

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 18:13:35 +0000

About 2,000 people gathered in the center of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, demanding judicial reforms. Protests were also held in the cities of Plovdiv and Varna.

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Three Decades and Several Films Later, a Creative Translation of ‘Alien’ Endures in the Balkans

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:12:23 +0000

"Then there's Alien or Osmi Putnik which literally translates to "The Eighth Passenger". What was the sequel translated as? More Passengers?"

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Meet Ara Malikian, the Cosmopolitan With a Violin

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:07:19 +0000

Global Voices interviews Ara Malikian, an Armenian violinist who grew up in Lebanon, about the influences that shaped his life and his music.

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‘Pro-Russia’ Label Hounds Bulgaria's New President

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:25:49 +0000

"The whole theory that Radev is pro-Russia comes from his appeal to the EU to withdraw the sanctions against Moscow."

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Online Documentary Tells Stories of Adolescent Mothers From Bulgaria

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:47:42 +0000

"Often, they are given no chance of making their life choice themselves and they are left in the closed loop of illiteracy, un-employment, and poverty."

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Bulgaria's New President Vetoes Law That Would Have ‘Opened a Door to Corruption’

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:52:19 +0000

"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"

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A Three-Minute Online Video Explains the Essence of Balkan Nationalisms

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:28:35 +0000

"Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is."

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Bulgarians React Quickly in Solidarity Response to Hitrino Train Tragedy

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:17:15 +0000

At least seven people were killed in the blast that followed a rail accident in one of the country's most impoverished regions.

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Bulgaria Elects a New President, But Who Knows What Happens Now to Its Prime Minister

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:47:15 +0000

Following Bulgaria's presidential election earlier this month and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's subsequent decision to submit his resignation to parliament, the country finds itself in a tense political situation.

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