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Bulgaria honors FGCU's Popadinova as three-peat player of the year  Wink News

FGCU women's soccer striker Evdokia Popadinova just pulled off a different sort of hat trick, a three-peat as Bulgaria's top female footballer. “To win something ...

Wink News
Salisbury attack suspect linked to 2015 poisonings in Bulgaria  CNN

Almost a year after a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in the British town of Salisbury, *fresh* evidence uncovered by the investigative website ...

Bulgaria probe into 3rd UK poison suspect  Western Advocate

Bulgaria will investigate reports of a third suspect in last year's nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England, an official says. Tsvetan Tsvetanov...

Western Advocate
Third Skripal Suspect Linked to 2015 Bulgaria Poisoning - bellingcat  bellingcat

Bellingcat has determined that a third Russian GRU officer, who was in the United Kingdom at the time of the Skripals' Novichok poisoning in March 2018, ...

South Africa face Bulgaria test in Davis Cup  Sport24

The South Africa men's team will face Bulgaria at home in their next Davis Cup Euro/Africa Group II tie.

Dutch boxing hero who fought Ali still riding punches in Bulgaria  Al Jazeera English

Former Dutch Olympian Rudi Lubbers has regained attention after a documentary portrayed his dire living condition.

Al Jazeera English
Bulgaria, home to ‘the most beautiful town in the world’, is worth a visit  South China Morning Post

One of Europe's cheapest countries is full of surprises, not least among locals bewildered by visitors Veliko Tarnovo is a riverside sight to behold, capital Sofia ...

South China Morning Post
After Bulgaria trip, Elk Grove closer to getting new Sister City  Chicago Daily Herald

Two Elk Grove Village officials who returned this week from Bulgaria brought back a few souvenirs and mementos, and even a couple bottles of wine. But they ...

Chicago Daily Herald
Dutch boxer who fought Ali on road back from poverty in Bulgaria  The Irish Times

Rudi Lubbers has been living in a van in Bulgari for the last two months.

The Irish Times
Bulgaria 'hot and cold' about euro adoption  euronews

Tsvetan Simeonov, the president of the Bulgarian chamber of commerce and industry, may be eager to join the euro, yet he keeps an eye out on euro adoption ...

Bulgaria From Above  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

From the beaches of the Black Sea to the mountain monuments of communism: This is Bulgaria as you've never seen it before.

Bulgaria plans to end passport-for-sale scheme  Reuters

Bulgaria plans to stop allowing wealthy foreigners to buy citizenship against investment, the justice ministry said on Tuesday, saying the scheme had failed to ...

Brexit brings surprise boost for Bulgarian resorts  The Guardian

Fearing the prospect of a plunging pound, travellers are turning to an unlikely destination to make their money go further. Shane Hickey. Sun 13 Jan 2019 02.00 ...

The Guardian
Bulgaria revokes citizenship for Russian millionaire Adonev  The Seattle Times

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Bulgarian official says the Bulgarian citizenship of Russian millionaire Sergey Adonev has been revoked over a 20-year-old fraud ...

The Seattle Times
Bulgaria: In world’s fastest shrinking nation, the ancient city of Plovdiv is bucking the trend  The Independent

It is the world's fastest shrinking nation, with young people leaving in droves for other corners of Europe, birth rates falling off dramatically, and even Syrian and ...

The Independent
Automobile Giant Opens Sixth Plant in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

"Teklas Bulgaria" will build a sixth factory on the territory of Bulgaria. The company, which produces rubber compound and plastic products for the biggest ...

Bulgaria warns FYROM over NATO membership | News  www.ekathimerini.com

If the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) wants to be a full member of NATO and the European Union, it must fulfill the commitments it has ...

Five companies shortlisted to build Bulgaria-Greece pipeline | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Five companies and consortia have been short-listed to file bids in a 145 million euro ($165.65 million) tender to design and build a gas pipeline between ...

Bulgaria set to cancel its cash for passport scheme  The Shift News

Bulgaria, one of only three EU Member States selling passports, is set to end its citizenship by investment scheme, the government said on Tuesday.

The Shift News
Norway and Bulgaria: two arrests and child sexual abuse material seized  EU News

In 2014, Norwegian law enforcement authorities seized millions of encrypted files depicting sexual abuse of children. The seized material contained information ...

EU News
Legendary Dutch Boxer Found in Bad Condition in a Caravan in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

A legendary Dutch boxer lives in a caravan without electricity and water in Kosharitsa village in Nessebar. The 73-year-old Rudi Lubbers, who has managed 12 ...

Plovdiv Bulgaria inaugurated as 2019 European culture capital  Euronews English

Plovdiv, the oldest city in Bulgaria, has been officially inaugurated as the European Capital of Culture for 2019.

Euronews English
Yellow vest protests erupt in Iraq, Bulgaria and beyond – but don't expect a 'yellow wave'  The Conversation - US

Protests seem contagious when they erupt in several countries at the same time. But new research shows that unrest rarely spreads. It's protest symbols, like ...

The Conversation - US
Bulgaria Charges Six With Financing Syrian 'Terrorist' Groups As Network Uncovered  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Bulgarian prosecutors have charged five Syrians and a Bulgarian woman with financing terrorist groups in the Middle East.

Cold Weather in Bulgaria at the End of the Week  Novinite.com

Over the southern Bulgaria the clouds will tear down and diminish to sunny, but later in the evening from the south will again increase. In the Danubian Plain, ...

Bulgarians decry ‘eco vandalism’ on coast  BBC News

Social media outcry puts controversial construction on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast under scrutiny.

BBC News
Bulgarian lawmakers approve talks with U.S. on F-16 jet deal  Reuters

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's parliament approved the government's plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 fighter jets to replace its ...

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: European Capital of Culture 2019  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv celebrated its inauguration as a European Capital of Culture with an opening show on January 12. The city shares the ...

Scaring Away Winter's Evil Spirits At Bulgaria's Masquerade Festival  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Mask dancers take part in a parade during the the International Festival of Masquerade Games 'Surva' in the town of Pernik.

Bulgaria could join the euro early in 2022 - finance minister  Reuters UK

Bulgaria's preparations to join the euro zone are on track and the Balkan country may adopt the euro as early as January 2022, Finance Minister Vladislav ...

Reuters UK
After France, ‘yellow vest’ protests rage in Iraq, Bulgaria and beyond – but similarities end here  Scroll.in

Protests seem contagious when they erupt in several countries at the same time. But new research shows that unrest rarely spreads.

For oligarchs or Mafiosi, obtaining a Bulgarian passport is easy and cheap  EURACTIV

The case of the Russian oligarch Sergei Adoniev is a good example for the obscure ways Bulgarian citizenship is being granted to paying clients. Free Europe ...

IMF: Bulgaria's Robust Economic Growth Paves Way for Further Reforms  Novinite.com

Bulgaria's solid economic growth, low unemployment and sizable current account surplus open the door for the country's government to push ahead with ...

Bulgaria still hopes to adopt euro by 2022  Minneapolis Star Tribune

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria's prime minister said Tuesday that his country still aims to adopt the euro by 2022 despite some opposition by some local ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Bulgarian Police Make Terrorism Financing Arrests  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Bulgarian special police forces have dismantled a suspected terrorism financing ring and detained 43 people in coordinated raids across the country.

UPDATE 1-Bulgaria will build pipeline to transport Russian gas  Reuters

(Adds detail, background). SOFIA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Bulgaria will build a pipeline to transport mainly Russian natural gas to Serbia from its border with Turkey ...

The Biggest History Park in the World Opens in Bulgaria, Near Varna in the Spring (Photos)  Novinite.com

The world's largest and first of its kind cultural-historical and entertainment-educational park will open in Bulgaria this spring. Conceived as a large complex, ...

Bulgaria and Russia move ahead on gas pipeline  EUobserver

Bulgaria has pledged to build a new pipeline to pump Russian gas from Turkey to Serbia after three firms, including Russia's Gazprom, Bulgaria's Bulgargaz, ...

Basilashvili beaten by Brands in Bulgaria  Eurosport.com

The Georgian number five seed lost in straight sets.

Transfiguration Monastery – Samovodene, Bulgaria  Atlas Obscura

Discover Transfiguration Monastery in Samovodene, Bulgaria: Outstanding, eerie frescoes and decorations fill this 19th-century monastery.

Atlas Obscura
Historic Bulgarian city of Plovdiv is European Capital of Culture 2019  Euronews English

The Bulgarian city of Plovdiv is officially European Capital of Culture. It is one of Europe's oldest cities, with many architectural landmarks dating back to Thracian ...

Euronews English
Brexit: British ambassador in Sofia addresses open letter to UK nationals in Bulgaria  The Sofia Globe

The UK ambassador in Sofia, Emma Hopkins, published an open letter on February 8 on the topic of Brexit, addressed to British nationals living in Bulgaria.

The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria's yogurt of life  Deutsche Welle

More and more Chinese are traveling to this Bulgarian mountain. And they're all interested in just one thing: the now famous Lactobacillus Bulgaricus yogurt ...

Deutsche Welle
Elk Grove Village officials arrive in Bulgaria  Chicago Daily Herald

Two Elk Grove Village officials have arrived in Pernik, Bulgaria, where they are meeting local leaders and attending a cultural festival after recently inking a ...

Chicago Daily Herald
Love Story: From Oklahoma to Bulgaria, a couple’s roots stretch around the globe - Hartford Courant  Hartford Courant

Plovdiv, Douglas, and Norman are well known communities to Craig and Milena Erwin, though many of us would not know where to find them on a map. Norman ...

Hartford Courant
A picturesque resort on the coast of Bulgaria's Black Sea is the cheapest place to travel in 2019. These photos will make you want to vacation there.  Business Insider

The seaside resort of Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, is home to luxurious hotels, thrilling water parks, and inexpensive food, and it's near a historic town.

Business Insider
East beauty to compete in Bulgaria | Rekord East  Pretoria East Rekord

A 15-year-old learner at Hoërskool Waterkloof is making a name for herself in the modelling industry and is looking forward to competing in the annual Little Miss ...

Pretoria East Rekord
Ireland to face Bulgaria and New Zealand at the Aviva  RTE.ie

The Republic of Ireland will play Bulgaria and New Zealand in two friendlies at the Aviva Stadium later this year, with both games being screened live on RTÉ2 ...

Bulgarians endure lowest minimum wage in the EU  Euronews English

Bulgaria might have increased its minimum wage in January to 286 euros per month, but it still remains the lowest miminum wage of all the 22 EU states that ...

Euronews English
Bulgarian Passports in Top 20 Most Powerful in the World  Novinite.com

With a Bulgarian passport you can travel to 169 countries.

Greece is Bulgaria's second-biggest tourist market | Business  www.ekathimerini.com

An estimated 9.3 million foreign tourists visited Bulgaria last year, up 4.4 percent year-on-year, the country's Ministry of Tourism said in a statement on Monday.

OTP closes Bulgarian Société Générale unit acquisition  Budapest Business Journal

OTP Bank on Wednesday said it closed the acquisition of the Bulgarian unit of Franceʼs Société Générale Group on January 15, with OTP expecting to ...

Budapest Business Journal
Bulgaria to commemorate communist 'People's Court' slaughter on February 1  The Sofia Globe

The craters left by the Allied bombing of Bulgaria's capital city Sofia were convenient. Most suitable for pre-dug mass graves. To these scars in the earth, they ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria Traffic Police chief: More than 15 000 motorists caught driving without a licence in 2018  The Sofia Globe

More than 15 000 motorists were caught driving without a licence in roadside checks in 2018, Traffic Police chief Commissioner Rossen Rapchev said in a ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgarian Revenue Agency Announces Inspection of Cryptocurrency-Selling Companies  Cointelegraph

News. The Bulgarian National Revenue Agency (NRA) has announced the launch of inspections of cryptocurrency-selling companies, English-language ...

Yet another glitch for Bulgaria's 'e-vignette' road tax system  The Sofia Globe

At the close of a month that has seen numerous problems with the introduction of Bulgaria's electronic road tax “e-vignette” system, there has been yet another ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria has been named the cheapest place to go on holiday for the second year running  Countryliving (UK)

Sunny Beach in Bulgaria has been named the cheapest holiday destination of 2019 in the Post Office's annual Holiday Costs Barometer.

Countryliving (UK)
Camillo Zuccoli, Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Bulgaria, dies  The Sofia Globe

The ambassador to Bulgaria of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Camillo Zuccoli, has died suddenly at the age of 61, the Order said in a Facebook post. Zuccoli ...

The Sofia Globe
Bulgaria Stops Spread of Animal Disease with Help of IAEA and FAO | IAEA  International Atomic Energy Agency

Bulgaria has halted the spread of the Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) — a virus disease that can devastate livestock — thanks, in part, to the support of the ...

International Atomic Energy Agency
Sofia, capital of pollution / Bulgaria / Areas / Homepage  Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Despite some timid positive signals, Sofia remains one of Europe's most polluted capitals – a problem made worse only by the slow reaction of the city's ...

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso
Bulgaria's Pirin National Park saved from destruction, for now  Emerging Europe

Plans to extend Bulgaria's largest ski resort, Bansko, appear to have been dealt a fatal blow by the country's highest court. On January 15, Bulgaria's supreme ...

Emerging Europe
Luxurious Buildings Uncovered in Bulgaria's Philipopolis  Archaeology

PLOVDIV, BULGARIA—Archaeology in Bulgaria reports that luxurious residential and public buildings dating to the Roman era have been discovered on the ...

Stones hurled into central synagogue in Sofia, Bulgaria  JTA News

Central Synagogue in Sofia, Bulgaria (Wikimedia Commons). (JTA) – An unidentified man hurled stones through the window of a synagogue in Bulgaria on ...

JTA News
EU sees crime risks from Malta, Cyprus, Bulgaria 'golden passport' schemes  EURACTIV

The European Commission will warn that schemes in EU states to sell citizenship or residence to wealthy individuals could help foreign organised crime groups ...

Flu Epidemic Declared in Several Regions in Bulgaria  Novinite.com

A flu epidemic has been declared in the regions of Stara Zagora, Silistra, Burgas and Shumen. In Burgas, school classes are suspended from today until ...

Bulgaria makes terror financing arrests across the country  570 News

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Police in Bulgaria says they have busted a suspected terrorism financing ring and detained 43 people in raids across the country.

570 News
Attempt to turn Bulgarian national park into ski resort defeated in court  The Independent

Environmentalists have achieved a major victory after a court battle to stop a Bulgarian national park being turned into a ski resort. Bulgaria's top court ruled that ...

The Independent
OTE Sells Telekom Albania to Bulgarian Businessmen  Balkan Insight

Deutsche Telekom's subsidiary in Greece, OTE, is selling its shares in the second-largest mobile operator in Albania to the Bulgarian investor Spas Roussev ...

Balkan Insight
Bulgaria Investigates Crypto Exchanges For Taxes, Asks 10% on Profits  CCN

The government of Bulgaria has started to investigate crypto exchanges to demand taxes from the profits investors generated from trading digital assets.

Florida man wired $200,000 to Bulgarian 'cam girl' before killing family, deputies say  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Prior to gunning down his parents and brother in their Chuluota home, the man accused of killing them stole $200,000 from the ...

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
Exco Technologies Announcement Re: ALC Bulgaria Toronto Stock Exchange:XTC  GlobeNewswire

TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exco Technologies Limited (TSX-XTC) today announced that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, ALC ...

Bulgaria's Pernik scares off evil spirits with colorful carnival  Reuters

PERNIK, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Masked revelers in colorful hand-made costumes thronged the streets of Pernik in Bulgaria on Sunday, warding off evil spirits and ...

Bulgarian Tax Authority to Inspect Crypto Exchanges and Traders  Bitcoin News

The National Revenue Agency of Bulgaria is preparing to conduct inspections on cryptocurrency trading platforms and their customers. The authority wants The ...

Bitcoin News
Cheap Ski Holidays: Best Ski Deals 2019 For Austria, Bulgaria, France And More  cosmopolitan.com (UK)

Looking for cheap ski holidays deals 2019? See our pick of the best ski deals for resorts including Val d'Isere, Chamonix, La Plagne, Tignes, Soldeu and other ...

cosmopolitan.com (UK)
Bulgaria's Pernik scares off evil spirits with colourful carnival  Channel NewsAsia

Masked revellers in colourful hand-made costumes thronged the streets of Pernik in Bulgaria on Sunday, warding off evil spirits and celebrating ...

Channel NewsAsia
Cryptocurrency trading platforms will be inspected by Bulgarian National Revenue Agency  AMBCrypto News

In Bulgaria, the National Revenue Agency is preparing to conducts inspections on cryptocurrency trading platforms along with their customers. The aim of the ...

AMBCrypto News
A 12 Track Guide To Bulgaria's Criminally Underrated '80s Cosmic Disco Scene  Electronic Beats

In the late '70s, the uplifting sounds of disco graced dance floors all over the world. The genre's epic strings, cheerful vocals and futuristic synths transcended the ...

Electronic Beats
Sofia, Bulgaria is Europe's budget-friendly, culturally-enriching vacation spot  USA TODAY

With its rich history, architectural landmarks, laid-back vibe and delicious food, don't hesitate if you get the opportunity to visit Sofia.

Welcome to Bulgaria, the world’s fastest shrinking nation  The Irish Times

Rich Land, Poor Land: The EU's poorest state is rife with corruption and inequality.

The Irish Times
Bulgaria: Suspect arrested in the rape and killing of journalist  The Washington Post

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgarian authorities on Wednesday arrested and charged a man in his early 20s in the rape and killing of journalist Viktoria Marinova, ...

The Washington Post
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
As Foreign Firms Flee, Bulgaria Must Finally Curb Its Corruption Problem  Diplomatic Courier

In a month which has seen 200,000 Bulgarians abruptly lose their mandatory auto insurance, after the Cypriot insurance company Olimpic collapsed, the ...

Diplomatic Courier
Bulgaria pledges solidarity with Hungary in rights standoff with EU  Reuters

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria will support Hungary in its standoff with the European Union, a Bulgarian deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, adding that the ...

Hundreds at funeral for Bulgarian journalist as murder suspect awaits extradition  The Guardian

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of the Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova, as authorities said a murder suspect arrested in Germany ...

The Guardian
Thousands protest in Bulgaria against high fuel prices, car taxes  Reuters

Thousands of Bulgarians blocked major highways and roads in the Balkan country on Sunday in protest at higher fuel prices, tax increases for older, more ...

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
Viktoria Marinova: Bulgarian TV journalist raped and murdered  The Guardian

A Bulgarian journalist who reported on an investigation into alleged corruption involving EU funds has been raped and murdered in the border town of Ruse on ...

The Guardian
Icy epiphany in Bulgaria  Euronews English

Bagpipes and folk songs in frozen river for Orthodox celebration.

Euronews English
Ahead of 2019, Bulgaria Rejects Severe Church Restrictions...... | News & Reporting  ChristianityToday.com

The new year brings new regulations—but thankfully not the worship and seminary bans evangelicals initially feared.

Bulgaria rocked by Xmas hog roast row  BBC News

A plan to butcher two whole pigs and roast them in the centre of the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv as a Christmas celebration has been dropped after local protests.

BBC News
Bulgaria 'smashes fake passport scam'  BBC News

Prosecutors in Bulgaria say they have smashed a passport scam which saw thousands fraudulently acquire Bulgarian citizenship - and with it, the right to travel ...

BBC News
Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun U.N. migration pact  Reuters

Bulgaria on Monday joined the growing ranks of European Union nations opposed to a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants ...

How long can Bulgaria keep facing both East and West?  EUobserver

Sofia may be wearing out its welcome with Western democracies by playing both sides - seeking closer integration in Europe while cosying up to Moscow and ...

A Scandal, a Murder, and a Mystery in Bulgaria  OCCRP

A suspect in the brutal rape and murder of a Bulgarian journalist has been apprehended. But questions remain about whether Viktoria Marinova's coverage of a ...

Suspect In Rape And Killing Of Bulgarian Journalist Arrested In Germany  NPR

Police in Germany arrested a suspect in connection with the rape and killing of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, whose brutal slaying on Saturday elicited ...

Try a charming red wine from Bulgaria for just $13  The Washington Post

It's never too soon to be scouting sparkling wines for your holiday celebrations. Here's a beauty, but don't tell your champagne-loving friends it's from South ...

The Washington Post
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 ...

Bulgaria ready to start talks with U.S. on F-16 jet deal  Reuters

SOFIA (Reuters) - The Bulgarian government has approved a plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing ...

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

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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. It ranked as the most corrupt country in the European Union for 2018.