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Massive vote fraud attempt alleged in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria, May 12 (UPI) -- Bulgarian prosecutors confirmed there was an attempt at large-scale election fraud ahead of the country's key Parliament vote Sunday.

EU to probe Bulgaria energy sector

SOFIA, Bulgaria, April 10 (UPI) -- The European Union will probe Bulgaria's energy sector after protests over high electricity prices this year forced the resignation of its previous government.

Bulgarian PM absent in resignation vote

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian prime minister is too busy to attend a vote by Parliament on whether to accept his resignation and that of his cabinet, an official said Thursday.

Bulgarian PM, Cabinet resign en masse

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his Cabinet resigned Wednesday, saying they hope the actions would prevent protests from becoming more violent.

Obama, Borisov meet at White House

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama welcomed Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to the White House Monday, praising him as "a very effective leader."
Obama schedule for Monday, Dec. 3

Obama schedule for Monday, Dec. 3

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at the White House Monday, the president's daily schedule says.

Bulgaria to get price cut in Gazprom deal

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Bulgaria will receive a 20 percent discount on Russian gas supplies under a new, 10-year contract with Russian supplier Gazprom, the two sides say.

Turkish gas firms eyeing Bulgarian market

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Private Turkish natural gas suppliers are seeking opportunities to make inroads into the Bulgarian market, Energy and Economy Minister Delyan Dobrev says.

Sofia not pointing fingers in Burgas probe

SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 25 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian prime minister said his government wasn't ready to lay blame for a suicide bombing that targeted Israeli tourists.
Bulgaria bus blast linked to Hezbollah

Bulgaria bus blast linked to Hezbollah

BURGAS, Bulgaria, July 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama talked by phone with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov Friday about this week's deadly terror attack in Burgas, the White House said.

Sofia lauded for scrapping Belene plant

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 2 (UPI) -- Washington congratulates Bulgaria for its decision to scrap plans with Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Belene, the U.S. secretary of state said.

S. Stream support nets deal for Bulgaria

MOSCOW, April 2 (UPI) -- Bulgaria received a temporary discount on natural gas prices from Moscow in exchange for expedited development of South Stream, the prime minister said.

U.S. 'committed' to Bulgaria's security

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The United States remains committed to the security of its "important NATO partner" Bulgaria, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.

U.S. energy czar en route to Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. envoy for Eurasian energy is on his way to Sofia to discuss Bulgarian energy initiatives, the U.S. secretary of state said.

Bulgaria exits Trans-Balkan pipeline

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Bulgaria said this week it is following through on threats to pull out of a long-planned oil pipeline from the Black Sea to Greece, citing finances.

Bulgarians hail oil pipeline decision

BURGAS, Bulgaria, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Bulgarian residents in the Black Sea coastal city of Burgas said a decision to scrap the Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline was cause for celebration.

Bulgarian candidate says not anti-Russia

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The presidential candidate of Bulgaria's ruling party says he won't be "anti-Russian" despite recent disagreements with Moscow over energy projects.
Bulgarian newspaper rocked by explosion

Bulgarian newspaper rocked by explosion

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov ordered an investigation into an explosion at an anti-government newspaper office but said he wasn't upset by the blast.

Sofia wants more money for Nabucco

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Bulgaria wants at least $80 million to help build a gas pipeline to Turkey that would become part of the Nabucco project, the Bulgarian prime minister said.

Economy good for South Stream, Sofia says

SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 12 (UPI) -- Early investments in the South Stream gas pipeline will deliver long-term benefits to the Bulgarian economy, the prime minister said in Sofia.

Bulgaria agrees to host South Stream

SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 7 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian government reassessed the profit potential for the South Stream project and agreed to host a section of the pipeline, the prime minister said.

U.S. ambassador cautions Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria, April 16 (UPI) -- Bulgaria is being watched by the world because of widespread corruption in its judicial system, U.S. Ambassador James Warlick cautioned the government in Sofia.

Bulgaria limits state wages, eyes tax hike

SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 25 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian government announced new salary limits for state employees Thursday as protests mounted over a proposed 2 percent sales tax increase.

Gazprom in Sofia on South Stream talks

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Gazprom chief Alexei Miller paid a working visit to Bulgaria Tuesday to meet with government officials to discuss the South Stream natural gas pipeline.

EU cool on giving Bulgaria the euro

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Bulgaria's hopes of adopting the euro currency in three years took a blow from EU and banking officials in Brussels, local media said Monday.
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