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Republic of Bulgaria

Flag of Bulgaria
three equal horizontal bands of white (top), green, and red; the pan-Slavic white-blue-red colors were modified by substituting a green band (representing freedom) for the blue the national emblem, formerly on the hoist side of the white stripe, has been removed
note: the national emblem, formerly on the hoist side of the white stripe, has been removed

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6,919,180 (July 2021 est.)
7,057,504 (2018)
7,144,653 (2016)
Capital: Sofia
Internet country code: .bg

Official website: government.bg
Ministry of Economy: mi.government.bg
Ministry of Culture: mc.government.bg
Official Tourism Portal of Bulgaria: bulgariatravel.org

Republic of Bulgaria

The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People’s Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.
Source: World Factbook

Europe’s Blind Spot: The Movement Against Corruption in Bulgaria

Nov 4, 2020 – The people of Bulgaria have been on the streets protesting against endemic government corruption since July. Meanwhile, leading European politicians continue to pretend that everything is fine. We spoke to legal scholar and activist Radosveta Vassileva about the state of democracy in Bulgaria, the anti-corruption protests, and the hopes for a progressive alternative.
> greeneuropeanjournal.eu/europes-blind-spot-the-movement-against-corruption-in-bulgaria/