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Bulgaria, Greece start work on gas pipeline from Azerbaijan

May. 22, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria and Greece are launching the construction of a pipeline to transport Azeri gas to Bulgaria to ease its almost total dependence on Russian gas supplies. At a ceremony near the border on Wednesday, the two prime ministers, Boyko Borissov and Alexis Tsipras, oversaw the formal...

EU elections: Weber, in Bulgaria, vows tough migration laws

May. 19, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A leading conservative candidate in next week's European Parliament elections has promised Bulgarians tight measures against illegal migration. Manfred Weber said in Sofia that "the state must win over the human traffickers in the fight against illegal migration." The center-right...

Bulgaria: Minister resigns over alleged misuse of EU funds

May. 15, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Bulgarian government says the country's agriculture minister has resigned amid allegations about the misuse of European Union funds. A government statement Wednesday says that while Rumen Porozhanov denies wrongdoing, he has stepped down to avoid attacks against him affecting the...

Pope urges migrant-skeptic Bulgarians to open hearts, homes

May. 5, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Pope Francis urged Bulgarians on Sunday to open their hearts and homes to migrants, arguing that a country like Bulgaria, which is losing so much of its population to emigration, should well understand the forces that drive people to seek better lives elsewhere. As he arrived in the...

The Latest: Traveling pope urges 'revolution of charity'

May. 5, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Bulgaria (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Pope Francis called for a "revolution of charity" based on God's love while celebrating his first Mass in the majority Orthodox nation of Bulgaria. The Vatican, citing local organizers, estimated 12,000 people...

Bulgaria: Senior politicians depart over property scandal

Mar. 28, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

S0FIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's prime minister is removing several key political figures after they were involved in a public scandal over real estate purchases. Seeking to avoid any setback before the European Parliament elections, Boyko Borissov on Thursday accepted the resignation from parliament of...