Thu, May 23 2013
Photo: Nadezhda Chipeva
It depends on whose statistics you read.
Close to 30 per cent of the EU's new citizens in 2008 came from Africa, and 22 per cent from non-EU states in Europe; France, the UK and Germany together granted about half the citizenships
Macedonian and Moldovan nationals account for most applications for Bulgarian passports
Top official helped foreigners stay in Bulgaria with fraudulent documents, prosecutors say
In just one month, a total of 1075 ethnic Bulgarians have been granted Bulgarian citizenship, with 500 applications rejected.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.