Bulgaria

Why I Write About Bulgaria

Ellis Shuman | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

It was a cloudy, spring day and my wife and I were sitting on a bench, waiting for the Regional Historical Museum to open its doors for the day. We were in Vratsa, a small town in northwestern Bulgaria, 2-hour's train journey north of Sofia.

Jessica Elgot

'Gypsies, Tramps, And Thieves' How The Press Demonised Romanians

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

British newspapers demonised Romanians as "gypsies, tramps and thieves" but insulted Bulgarians far less in the year preceeding the lifting of EU work...

Romanian Immigration Is Up - But Ukip's Sums Were Off By A Pretty Long Way

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

The number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants to the UK has increased by 13,000 since labour restrictions were lifted in January, but analysts say the...

John Major Praises 'Guts And Drive' Of Immigrants

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Sir John Major has praised the "very Conservative instinct" of immigrants come to Britain to "better themselves and their families". In an apparent...

10 Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Bulgaria

Ellis Shuman | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

Bulgaria? Why visit Bulgaria? Bulgaria is a beautiful country, with majestic mountains, sandy beaches, picturesque villages, good food, and hospitable people. And, it's incredibly affordable.

"Refugees Welcome -- Bring Your Families"

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

A modern economy needs a constant flow of new labour -- both skilled and unskilled -- and immigration is the only way to get it. Germany, UK and America have built their economies on this and I met a lady from Silicone Valley, the centre of America's IT industry who said her industry's message to the US Government is simple: "give us more Indians."

The Curious Tale of Bulgaria's Extremist Flip-Flopping Party

Jo Simmons | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

'No to EU homosexuality, it is Mother Russia that liberated us'. This statement comes not from some pro-Russian separatist fighting the power in Ukraine, but from Volen Siderov, the charismatic and divisive leader of Bulgaria's ultranationalist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic party Ataka.

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

This Shocking Graph Shows How Worried Many Brits Are About Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Politics

Most Britons think there are more immigrants in the country, regardless of official statistics, showing the effect of the widespread hysteria whipped ...

These Are The Immigration Figures Cameron Doesn't Want You To See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK

Britain has put off thousands of international students coming to Britain to study, analysts claimed, as official figures revealed hike in immigration...

There Are Actually FEWER Romanians Working In Britain Since January

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

A predicted flood of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants coming to Britain after border controls were lifted in January has failed to materialise - with a...

Ukip's Campaign Is 'Outrageous Lies', Says Romanian Ambassador

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

Romania's ambassador to the UK has compared Ukip's election campaign to "Communist propaganda", saying he was shocked by the aggressive attitude towar...

Romanian And Bulgarian Crime In Britain 'Falling Not Rising'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Despite doomsday predictions of a crime wave following the arrival of Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants in January 2014, the number of arrests has bar...

A New Report Blames Anti-Immigrant Prejudice On The Government

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics

The public's fears and prejudices of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria was fuelled by government shortcomings a report by MPs has said. Failure...

A Life Less Beautiful - The Legacy of the Immigration Debate

Alina Müller | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Politics
Alina Müller

With the pressure that the current immigration discourse is putting on Romanians and Bulgarians living in the UK, it wouldn't be surprising if the girl with the beautiful high cheekbones didn't take my friend's question as a genuine invitation to talk a bit about herself and as an opportunity to learn something about him.

Government Faces Legal Action After Suspending EU Student Loans

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Rhodes | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Romanian and Bulgarian students are launching a legal challenge against the government after their student loans and grants were suspended. Out of ...

Bulgaria's Main Nationalist Party Proposes to Outlaw Gay Pride Events

Dan Littauer | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Littauer

ulgaria's right wing party Ataka (Attack in Bulgarian) has introduced a new draft bill to bans gay Pride marches this Wednesday. A previous, similar amendment, was rejected by the Bulgaria's Parliament last week, on the grounds it would violate European Union (EU) law and European Convention of Human Rights.

Daily Mail Guilty Of Running 'Entirely Untrue' Stories About Immigration, Says Government Peer

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics

The Daily Mail was guilty of publishing "absurd" and "entirely untrue" stories about Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants, a member of the government has...

How Online Money Transfers May Be Exploiting the UK's Immigrants

Jessica Kröger | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Jessica Kröger

It's therefore important for customers to be aware that various MTOs charge vastly different rates for the exact same service. For instance, moving £120 from the UK to India may cost a mere £2.90 through one provider and £10 through another.

What Happened To The 'Flood' Of Romanians And Bulgarians?

Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

The floodgates have been open for a month. In the weeks leading up to January 1, when Romanian and Bulgarian citizens secured the right to come to ...

Why Every Child Must Visit Auschwitz

Tom Walters | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Walters

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Auschwitz. It was the day before New Year's Eve and the weather was surprisingly good. The temperature should have been about fifteen degrees colder for the time of year, or at least that it what we were told...

The Curious Case of Bobi the Disabled Bulgarian Dog

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Daniel Allen

Bobi was a political pawn, used by the media to condemn the RSPCA. In this case, the two charities in question were both doing the right thing in relation to the remit of their policies. The media hysteria, public bias and negative publicity meant that the death of Bobi would have haunted the RSPCA in 2014.

Want a Poorer Britain?

Harley Miller | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Harley Miller

While the majority celebrated the end of 2013 and welcomed in 2014, others were dreading, if not actually fearing 1 January. On Twitter and Facebook, some people were truly scared, thinking that "Britain will stop existing as we know it". The reason? Well, the Romano-Bulgarian invasion, of course!

Why is Everyone Talking Rubbish About 'Europe'?

Sam Fowles | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I'm trying really hard to remember a time when we could go a whole week without having to have a national moan about "Europe"*. I mean I get it, I really do. All that great food, fantastic culture and nice weather. Not to mention Germany and France's positively infuriating collective predilection for paying people properly and according them proper employment rights.

Our Hypocrisy When It Comes to Immigration

Liam Beattie | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Beattie

As a child I was always told not to have double standards, as it wasn't only impolite, it was plain stupid. But that's exactly what's happening with how with the tone of debate that some in the media are pushing, downright idiotic and based on mere scaremongering.