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July 28, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Parliament approved on July 28 a proposal to hold a national plebiscite on electoral rules, proposed by President Rossen Plevneliev, but only one of the three questions put forth […]

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July 28, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

There is no more powerful tool to increase citizens’ confidence than a referendum, Bulgarian head of state President Rossen Plevneliev told the National Assembly on July 28, making the case […]

Stotinki one stotinka coins photo Clive Leviev-Sawyer
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July 28, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s business climate indicator dropped in July 2015, for the second straight month, after increases in the first five months of the year. This is according to the results of […]

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July 28, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Archaeologists working at the ancient sacred site of Perperikon in Bulgaria have found four silver coins from the time of Tsar Ivan Alexander, three rings from the Roman and medieval […]

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July 27, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The number of tourists visiting Bulgaria is falling, with a notable decrease in Russian tourists, but the first half of the year also has seen significant increases in tourists from […]

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July 27, 2015, by The Prague Post

Cross-border capital investment throughout European real estate increased by 30 per cent during the first half of 2015, to 129 billion euro compared to the first half of 2014, according […]

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