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Deja vu: Bulgaria pipeline to face EU scrutiny  EUobserver

Bulgaria is to face renewed EU scrutiny over a Russia gas pipeline, four years after its previous project, South Stream, failed.

Revenue From Tourist Overnights in Bulgaria Increases 11.5% y/y in Oct  Novinite.com

Total revenue from tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria rose by 11.5% year-on-year to 49.

Brussels Provides EUR 71 Million For Rmergency Medical Assistance in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

EUR 71 million from Cohesion Policy funds will finance the improvement of the equipment, efficiency and accessibility of emergency health services in Bulgaria, ...

Commission to fine Bulgaria over gas market distortions  EURACTIV

The European Commission will fine Bulgarian Energy Holding as early as this month for hindering rivals' access to key gas infrastructure, Bloomberg reported ...

Bulgaria Invests in its T-72 Tanks  Novinite.com

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to invest BGN13.6 million (USD8 million) in the overhaul of some of its T-72M1 main battle tanks (MBTs) while ...

Chair of the Union of Road Hauliers in Bulgaria: Mobility Package is a Blow to our Economy  Novinite.com

Currently, the debate on the Mobility Package in the Council of Europe is over, and things have already been decided. The ball is in the European Parliament, ...

MEPs back Bulgaria, Romania for Schengen membership  bne IntelliNews

The European Parliament adopted on December 11 a report supporting membership in Schengen for Bulgaria and Romania, urging EU ministers to ...

bne IntelliNews
Balkan 2030 World Cup bid is realistic, says Bulgarian sports minister  Reuters UK

A bid by Balkan countries to host the 2030 soccer World Cup would have a realistic chance because the governments of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania ...

Reuters UK
Schengen accession for Romania and Bulgaria recommended  Government Europa

The European Parliament has voted to adopt a report from the Civil Liberties Committee recommending full Schengen accession for Romania and Bulgaria.

Government Europa
The Second Group of the National Antarctic Expedition Leaves Today Bulgaria  Novinite.com

The second group of the 27th National Antarctic Expedition is leaving tonight the country, reported the Bulgarian National Television. The group will be led by ...

MEPs Vote for Romania and Bulgaria to Join Schengen  Balkan Insight

The European Parliament adopted a report supporting Romania and Bulgaria's bids to join the border-free Schengen Zone, despite a lack of consensus among ...

Balkan Insight
The Chamber of Builders in Bulgaria Used Machines for a Peaceful Demonstration  Novinite.com

About 1000 trucks are located in the right lane of Tsarigradsko shosse Blvd., in the section of the ring road to the "Brussels" Blvd.

Bulgaria issues commemorative stamp marking centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth  The Sofia Globe

At a ceremony on December 12, a stamp issued by Bulgaria to mark the centenary of the birth of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was validated.

The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria's Left Has Betrayed Battle for Women's Rights  Balkan Insight

You might expect the political right and the churches to have opposed the so-called Istanbul Convention on violence to women, but in Bulgaria the opposition ...

Balkan Insight
Bulgarian Minister Touches Raw Nerve in Macedonia  Balkan Insight

Macedonia's Foreign Ministry is trying to calm a potential dispute with Bulgaria, after the Bulgarian Defence Minister accused the Skopje government of 'playing ...

Balkan Insight
Avian flu outbreak spurs Bulgaria imports ban  Business Mirror

THE Philippines has temporarily banned the importation of poultry products from Bulgaria due to reported outbreaks of avian influenza in the country.

Business Mirror
Four Detained in Bulgaria for Human Trafficking  Novinite.com

The specialised prosecutor's office on 11th of December pressed charges against four people for involvement in an organised crime group for trafficking in ...

Bulgarian International Hauliers are Considering a Protest in Brussels on Jan 10  Novinite.com

The reason is the general approach adopted by the Council of the European Union last week on the Mobility 1 package, which threatens with bankruptcy ...

What did Bulgarians Google in 2018?  Novinite.com

December 12, Sofia - Today Google announced the 2018 search results, a list of the most searched terms, which presents a unique perspective on the important ...

How will the New Istanbul Airport Affect Bulgaria?  Novinite.com

Modern Turkey loves big projects. Huge bridges, multi-lane highways, transcontinental gas pipelines, etc. One of the most impressive is undoubtedly the new ...

Bulgaria threatens to block FYROM from EU and NATO over “Macedonian language” comment  Greek City Times

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and VMRO party leader Krassimir Karakachanov has threatened to block FYROM's path to the EU and NATO if its Prime ...

Greek City Times
Bulgaria approves 113M leva additional spending on overhauling military aircraft, upgrading equipment  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's Cabinet approved on December 12 the spending of further additional spending, of more than 113 million leva by the Defence Ministry, including on ...

The Sofia Globe
62% of young people in Bulgaria live in overcrowded households – Eurostat  The Sofia Globe

Sixty-two per cent of people in Bulgaria aged 15 to 29 were living in overcrowded households, EU statistics agency Eurostat said on December 12, citing figures ...

The Sofia Globe
China paves way for e-bus use in Bulgaria's public transport - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

SOFIA, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- A batch of 20 electric buses made by a Chinese company was put into commercial operation here on Wednesday, paving the way for ...

Bulgaria Air flight with Defence Minister on board makes emergency landing in Vienna  The Sofia Globe

A Bulgaria Air flight from Brussels to Sofia with Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krassimir Karakachanov on board made an emergency landing in ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria would face 'major crisis' if Black Sea tensions worsen  Reuters

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria would face a “major crisis” if military tensions in the Black Sea were to worsen, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday, after ...

Bulgarian miners protest to demand job security  The Seattle Times

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of Bulgarian coal miners and energy workers protested on Thursday to demand government guarantees that their jobs will be ...

The Seattle Times
Bulgaria won’t sign global migration pact  The Seattle Times

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's government says the country will not sign a global pact to promote safe and orderly migration. The government's press office ...

The Seattle Times
Macedonian Foreign Ministry Reacts after a Speech by Bulgaria's Defense Minister  Novinite.com

The Macedonian Foreign Ministry has come up with a serious reaction following the threat of Bulgaria's Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov that Bulgaria ...

Bulgaria Police Seize 'Two Platoons' Worth' of Weapons  Balkan Insight

Bulgarian police have seized over 80 Kalashnikov rifles, handguns, eight kilograms of gunpowder and 50000 bullets in separate raids in Sofia and in Kazanlak.

Balkan Insight
Bulgaria hopes to pick investor for nuclear plant by end of 2019  Reuters

Bulgaria plans to open a tender to pick a strategic investor for its revived Belene nuclear power project on the Danube next month and to pick a winner by the ...

Bulgaria, Slovakia join U.S. in rejecting U.N. migration pact  Washington Times

Bulgaria and Slovakia have become the latest countries to follow the Trump administration's lead and say they won't join an ambitious United Nations compact ...

Washington Times
Bulgaria prepares to pump Russian gas to Central Europe  The Seattle Times

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria moved on Friday to revive a gas pipeline project that would pump Russian gas through its territory to Central Europe.

The Seattle Times
Fresh blow for Bulgaria as youth champion banned for life over doping  Channel NewsAsia

SOFIA: Bulgarian weightlifting suffered another blow on Friday when European youth champion Dayana Dimitrova was banned for life after a second ...

Channel NewsAsia
Bulgaria announces it will shun UN migration pact  The Irish Times

Opposition grows to accord on regulating treatment of migrants, to be adopted next week.

The Irish Times
GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces Second Production Grants for 2018  Film New Europe

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center distributed 1804860 EUR / 3530000 BGN to 10 feature films including two feature films with higher budget...

Film New Europe
Bulgarian Centre for Social Integration in London: Many Bulgarians in the UK will Return Home because they Could not Meet the Requirements  Novinite.com

Many of the Bulgarians living in the UK will return home because they will not be able to meet the requirements. This is what Nishan Dzhingozyan, founder of ...

Bulgaria: Christians Opposed Proposed Discriminatory Bill that Is “A Sad Reminder of a Bygone Communist Past”  American Center for Law and Justice

New legislation pending in Bulgaria would significantly restrict religious freedom and impair the free exercise of Christians in the former communist...

American Center for Law and Justice
European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - European Commission reports on progress in Bulgaria under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism  EU News

European Commission - Press Release details page - - Press release European Commission Strasbourg, 13 November 2018 European Commission reports on ...

EU News
EP to issue resolution calling for Romania, Bulgaria accession to Schengen  Romania-Insider.com

The European Parliament will vote next week on a new resolution calling for the admission of Romania and Bulgaria as full members of the Schengen area, ...

Protests in Bulgaria as religious minorities threatened by proposed changes to the law  Barnabas Fund

Concerned for religious liberty in Bulgaria, Christians gathered in Sofia for three consecutive Sundays on 11, 18 and 25 November, protesting planned ...

Barnabas Fund
‘Omnipresent’: Team Behind Bulgaria’s Oscar Entry On The Search For Truth In The Era Of Big Brother  Deadline

Ominpresent, which swept the top prizes at Bulgaria's national film festival, is the country's official Foreign Language Oscar entry.

Georgi Petkov: Bulgaria goalkeeper plays against Cyprus at age of 42  BBC Sport

Georgi Petkov became the oldest goalkeeper to play for a European team in an international as Bulgaria played out a Nations League draw with Cyprus.

BBC Sport
Bulgaria prepares to pump Russian gas to Central Europe via TurkStream  Hurriyet Daily News

Bulgaria moved on Friday to revive a gas pipeline project that would pump Russian gas through its territory to Central Europe via TurkStream. Parliament on ...

Hurriyet Daily News
There will be no Snow for Christmas in Bulgaria, Predicts a Climatologist  Novinite.com

Christmas and New Year holidays will be warmer than normal and with no snow. This is predicted by the climatologist Prof.

Bulgaria's Booming Arms Trade Profits From Saudi Connection  Balkan Insight

The arms industry is on a roll in Bulgaria – but ever-closer ties to Saudi Arabia raise questions about whether Sofia is also implicating itself in Saudi conflicts in ...

Balkan Insight
Bulgaria's 'Hopelessness' Pains Naumann Foundation Chief  Balkan Insight

Daniel Kaddik, outgoing head of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Sofia, says the EU has done Bulgaria no favours by turning a blind eye to its mounting ...

Balkan Insight
Proposed church law would drag Bulgaria 'back to Communist era'  Premier

Sweeping proposals to change how churches operate would restrict religious freedoms in Bulgaria to an extent not seen since communism, a long-serving ...

First in Bulgaria: Retail Chain has Launched Self-checkout Machines  Novinite.com

The supermarket chain T MARKET has launched its first self-*service* cash desks in its own store. They are located at the site of the company in the district.

Bulgaria and Greece are set to be Europe's most popular summer holiday destinations next year  Cosmopolitan.com

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has revealed its trends report for 2019 and Bulgaria and Greece are set to be popular destinations in Europe.

CPC fines A1 Bulgaria for cancelling agreement - Newsletters  International Law Office

The Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) recently imposed a Lev840,340 fine on A1 Bulgaria for cancelling a partnership agreement with its ...

International Law Office
Bulgaria's deputy PM Valeri Simeonov quits after calling disabled rights activists “shrill women”  Euronews English

Bulgaria's deputy prime minister has quit after controversial remarks about disabled rights activists sparked protests.

Euronews English
FXCM Opens New Office in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

The company's new location in Sofia is on track to become the broker's largest base of operations globally As FXCM is getting close to celebrating its 20th ...

Deputy PM, minister and MEP named in Bulgaria's cash-for-passport scam  EURACTIV

EXCLUSIVE: A deputy prime minister, a minister and a Bulgarian MEP are allegedly responsible for illegally selling Bulgarian passports to foreigners, according ...

Evangelical Protestant churches approach Council of Europe over Bulgaria's Religions Act amendments  The Sofia Globe

Human rights organisation ADF International and a coalition of Bulgarian Evangelical Protestant churches have filed a formal request with the Secretary General ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria may have one foot in the Schengen area  Emerging Europe

Manfred Weber, the European People's Party presidential candidate for the European Commission, has claimed that Bulgaria will partially enter the Schengen ...

Emerging Europe
Bulgaria's anti-corruption body to investigate allegations against Finance Minister  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's Prosecutor-General Sotir Tsatsarov said on November 23 that he ordered the country's anti-corruption body to investigate allegations, made in media ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria Revises Proposed Restrictions on Church Activity...... | News & Reporting  ChristianityToday.com

Following an outcry from evangelicals and other faith groups, Bulgaria opted to revise a controversial proposal to restrict religious activity before putting it up for ...

Bulgarian Protests Revive Memories of 2013 Upheavals  Balkan Insight

A new wave of streets protests in Bulgaria – over rising fuel prices and new automobile regulations – contains echoes of the mass discontent of 2013 that ...

Balkan Insight
Russian hacker arrested in Bulgaria for ad fraud of over $7 million  ZDNet

Alexander Zhukov, a supposed hacker who went online by the name of "Nastra," is currently fighting extradition to the US.

What will €45,000 buy in France, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain and Co Tipperary?  The Irish Times

Take5: Limousin pair, Black Sea apartment, Andalusian cave house, Clonmel cottage.

The Irish Times
Bulgaria eyes stake in planned LNG terminal in Alexandroupoli | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Sofia plans to take a minority stake in a liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal near Greece's northern city of Alexandroupoli, Bulgarian Energy Minister ...

The MFA Opened a Hot Phone Line Due to the Strasbourg Attack  Novinite.com

The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a hotline because of the Strasbourg attack. If needed, Bulgarian citizens can contact the Embassy of ...

InterCapital Croatia - IC After Hours Special - Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Dec 12, 2018  SeeNews

IC After Hours Special - Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, MacedoniaThe report provides an overview of regional indices, top traded shares.

No vote yet on law restricting religious freedom in Bulgaria  Baptist Standard

Christians in Bulgaria pledged to continue public prayer meetings and peaceful protests until the nation's lawmakers either withdraw legislation that would ...

Baptist Standard
Whistleblower agrees to publish documents on Bulgaria passport-for-cash scheme  EURACTIV

Bulgarian whistleblower Katya Mateva agreed on Thursday (29 November) to have a bundle of documents she gave to EURACTIV published to substantiate ...

Turkish trade minister to visit Bulgaria in bid to boost bilateral ties  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan will pay an official visit to Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Nov. 18-19, the ministry has announced. During the two-day visit, ...

Hurriyet Daily News
Bulgaria's Long War Lesson  Transitions Online

In this season of World War I remembrance, can the country finally reap a harvest of common sense, grown out of its 20th-century defeats?

Transitions Online
EASO successfully completes its special support in Bulgaria  EU News

The long-standing support that EASO has been providing to the Bulgarian authorities was formally concluded on 27 November 2018 on the sidelines of the ...

EU News
China extradites graft suspect from Bulgaria  Times of India

China News: A former official in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Yao Jinqi, 62, was on Friday returned to China where he could face the death penalty.

Times of India
Bulgaria's gov't getting fatter off its gambling industry  CalvinAyre.com

Bulgaria's gambling market is on track to bring the local government a much larger payday than it collected last year if current trends persist. Last week, Angel ...

European Prevention prize: Winning projects from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey  Council of Europe

Three projects from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey were awarded the Pompidou Group's 2018 European Prevention Prize. Prize winners in 2018 – Civil Life ...

Council of Europe
Bulgaria's Bansko to host alpine skiing World Cup races in February 2019  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's winter resort of Bansko will host three men's alpine skiing World cup races on February 22-24 2019, making it the tenth season that the country's top ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgarian deputy PM raises obstacles for Macedonia's EU, NATO accession  EURACTIV

Bulgarian deputy Prime Minister Krassimir Karakachanov stated on Saturday (8 December) that he would not let Macedonia join the EU and NATO, reacting to ...

EU on Corruption: Romania “Backtracks,” Bulgaria Progresses  OCCRP

The European Commission castigated Romania for regressing in its anti-graft reforms, but generally praised Bulgaria for meeting its commitments in two ...

Another Day of Significant Air Pollution in Major Bulgarian Cities  Novinite.com

Higher levels of air pollution have again been registered in the major cities in Bulgaria, according to the Air Quality Index. This morning's data shows that the ...

Civil society organizations decry new legislation that reduces legal rights in Bulgaria  Global Voices

This article is based the story “Less Rights for Citizens” by Nansi Borisova for BlueLink, a regional e-magazine covering Central and Eastern Europe.

Global Voices
Bulgaria latest emerging European country to pull out of UN migration deal  Emerging Europe

Bulgaria is the latest country refusing to sign the UN global migration agreement, following Hungary, Poland, Croatia and the Czech Republic. Although ...

Emerging Europe
Suspected Russian cybercriminal arrested in Bulgaria at US request, lawyer says  CyberScoop

Bulgarian authorities last week arrested an accused Russian cybercriminal based on an Interpol warrant that originated with prosecutors from the Eastern ...

168 Chasa: Bulgaria has been Taking Italy and UK's Waste for 12 Months  Novinite.com

For 17 days, two ships with 12000 tons landed in the city, another 5000 tons arrived through the Bosphorus. 168 chasa made an enquiry to the Regional ...

Ministers of Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Macedonia meet in Thessaloniki  European Western Balkans

THESSALONIKI – On Thursday and Friday, 22 and 23 November, the Fourth Ministerial Meeting between Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, and the Former Yugoslav ...

European Western Balkans
InterCapital Croatia - IC Daily Market Espresso - Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Dec 12, 2018  SeeNews

Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, SerbiaIC Daily HighlightsTheme of the Day: Telekom Slovenije Publishes Strategy For 2019 Money an.

Bulgaria joins the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance as full member  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's accession as full member of the the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) was approved at the organisation's plenary meeting in ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgarian Prime Minister Accepts Deputy’s Resignation Over Protest  Bloomberg

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov accepted the resignation of his deputy, Valeri Simeonov, after protesters demanded his dismissal for offending mothers ...

FIRST: A road trip through Bulgaria  Malta Independent Online

Some countries are better explored on four wheels, and Bulgaria should be at the top of your list for a light European road trip. The country is cheap, the food is ...

Malta Independent Online
Bulgaria's NEK opens tender for upgrade of HPP Devin generator  Renewables Now

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 19 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's state-owned National Electricity Company, NEK, said on Monday that it has opened a 2.2 million levs ...

Renewables Now
With Euro Marathon in Sight, Romania Isn’t Racing With Bulgaria  Bloomberg

Romania may be gearing up to peg its currency to the euro in 2024, but it isn't in a race with its Black Sea neighbor Bulgaria to join the euro zone, because it ...

Swift's gpi bags first bank win in Bulgaria  Fintech Futures

The gentle thud of fist bumping can be heard as Swift celebrates Central Cooperative Bank in Bulgaria choosing its gpi (global payments innovation) *service*.

Fintech Futures
Bulgaria's President Radev calls government "arrogant and cynical" as protests swell  bne IntelliNews

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev described the government as arrogant and cynical on November 12, amid two sets of protests against the high ...

bne IntelliNews
Trade volume between Egypt, Bulgaria amount to $1 billion: Amb.  Egypttoday

CAIRO - 22 November 2018: Moayad el-Dalie, the Egyptian ambassador to Bulgaria, said that Egypt is Bulgaria's biggest economic partner in the Middle East ...

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor Threatened Criminal Proceedings if the Cabinet is Inactive for Yulen's Concession  Novinite.com

Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov threatened to prosecute if the government continued to take no action for the concession of the ski area above Bansko, which is ...

CEZ starts talks with India Power on Bulgarian asset sale  bne IntelliNews

Czech power company CEZ said that it will start parallel talks with India Power Group on the sale of its assets in Bulgaria as its deal with family-owned Inercom ...

bne IntelliNews
Bulgaria says it was 'not informed' of Turkish Stream land route plans  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria's Energy Energy Ministry said on November 22 that it has not been officially notified of any plans by Russia's Gazprom concerning the land route that ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria ranks 25th in the world in English Proficiency Index – report  The Sofia Globe

Bulgaria ranked 25th in the world in an annual English Proficiency Index, while capital city Sofia ranked 18th, according to a report by Sweden-based ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria Returns 190,000 Undismantled Yugoslavian Landmines to Greece  Sputnik International

ATHENS (Sputnik) - Bulgaria has returned 190500 anti-personnel mines to Greece due to an incident at a plant where they should have been destroyed, the ...

Sputnik International
Skopje responds to Bulgarian Deputy PM Karakachanov's threat over Zaev's 'Macedonian language'  The Sofia Globe

The Foreign Ministry in Skopje has responded to Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and VMRO party leader Krassimir Karakachanov's threat to block the former ...

The Sofia Globe
Most Balkan States Adopt UN Migration Pact  Balkan Insight

Most Balkan countries on Monday in Morocco signed the UN 'Global Compact on Migration' – although Bulgaria joined a large bloc of Central and East ...

Balkan Insight
Bulgarian Christians continue protests  Baptist Standard

SOFIA, Bulgaria—For the third consecutive Sunday, Bulgarian Christians gathered in their nation's capital to pray and protest proposed restrictions on religious ...

Baptist Standard
Bulgarian Star Emerging in Goshen  The Record

Aleksander Rabadzhiev was studying in his house in Bulgaria, just like any other night, when he received an email from his agent about a school called Goshen ...

The Record
Bulgarian government appoints new deputy PM after protests  Reuters

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria appointed a deputy prime minister on Wednesday to replace Valeri Simeonov who resigned after weeks of street protests over ...


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Bulgaria ( (listen); Bulgarian: България, tr. Bǎlgariya), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Република България, tr. Republika Bǎlgariya, IPA: [rɛˈpublikɐ bɐɫˈɡarijɐ]), is a country in Southeast Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. The capital and largest city is Sofia; other major cities are Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855 sq mi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.One of the earliest societies in the lands of modern-day Bulgaria was the Neolithic Karanovo culture, which dates back to 6,500 BC. In the 6th to 3rd century BC the region was a battleground for Thracians, Persians, Celts and ancient Macedonians; stability came when the Roman Empire conquered the region in AD 45. The Eastern Roman, or Byzantine, Empire lost some of these territories to an invading Bulgar horde in the late 7th century. The Bulgars founded the First Bulgarian Empire in AD 681, which dominated most of the Balkans and significantly influenced Slavic cultures by developing the Cyrillic script. This state lasted until the early 11th century, when Byzantine emperor Basil II conquered and dismantled it. A successful Bulgarian revolt in 1185 established a Second Bulgarian Empire, which reached its apex under Ivan Asen II (1218–1241). After numerous exhausting wars and feudal strife, the Second Bulgarian Empire disintegrated in 1396 and its territories fell under Ottoman rule for nearly five centuries.The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 resulted in the formation of the current Third Bulgarian State. Many ethnic Bulgarian populations were left outside its borders, which led to several conflicts with its neighbours and an alliance with Germany in both world wars. In 1946 Bulgaria became a one-party socialist state and part of the Soviet-led Eastern Bloc. The ruling Communist Party gave up its monopoly on power after the revolutions of 1989 and allowed multi-party elections. Bulgaria then transitioned into a democracy and a market-based economy.Since adopting a democratic constitution in 1991, the sovereign state has been a unitary parliamentary republic with a high degree of political, administrative, and economic centralisation. The population of seven million lives mainly in Sofia and the capital cities of the 27 provinces, and the country has suffered significant demographic decline since the late 1980s.Bulgaria is a member of the European Union, NATO, and the Council of Europe; it is a founding state of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and has taken a seat on the UN Security Council three times. Its market economy is part of the European Single Market and mostly relies on services, followed by industry—especially machine building and mining—and agriculture. Widespread corruption is a major socioeconomic issue.