Bulgaria 2014

Bulgaria is a small nation located in the southeastern part of Europe, bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. It has a population of approximately 7 million people, making it one of the least populous countries in Europe. The capital city is Sofia. The official language is Bulgarian and the currency is the Bulgarian lev (BGN).

Bulgaria has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. It was once part of both the Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire before finally gaining independence in 1878. Today, Bulgaria is a member of both NATO and the European Union, as well as other international organizations such as UNESCO and OSCE. See Countryaah for a list of countries starting with B.

The country has an economy that largely relies on tourism, industry, agriculture and services. In recent years Bulgaria has seen steady economic growth with its GDP increasing year after year since 1994. It also boasts some stunning natural scenery that attracts visitors from around the world including mountains, beaches and forests along with many cultural attractions such as ancient churches and monasteries.

Yearbook 2014

Bulgaria. Political instability persisted in Bulgaria during the year. The government was subjected to severe pressure from the opposition, which demanded its resignation. In the elections to the European Parliament in May, the ruling socialist party BSP backed sharply compared to the new election a year earlier. It prompted the Bulgarian Turks Party of the DPS (Movement for Rights and Freedoms) to withdraw its support for the government. The DPS was also critical of plans to begin construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, which was supposed to allow the Russian Federation to export gas to Europe without passing through Ukraine. Both the US and the EU had threatened sanctions if Bulgaria started construction. According to Abbreviation Finder, BG stands for Bulgaria in English. Click to see other meanings of this 2-letter acronym.

A couple of weeks later, for the fifth time, the government survived a distrust vote by a marginal margin. But the support the government now received from DPS was conditional on a promise to announce new elections. The right-wing Extreme Attack, which previously supported the government, joined the opposition. According to Countryaah.com, Bulgaria population in 2020 is estimated at 6,948,456. One reason was possibly dissatisfaction that the government was about to give in and put the South Stream project on ice. Attack, like BSP, was considered Russian-friendly.

Bulgaria Population 2014

At the end of July, Prime Minister Plamen Oresjarski resigned and a transitional government began. When new elections were held in October, the right-wing party GERB became the largest, albeit with weaker support than in the previous elections. Boiko Borisov, who was prime minister in 2009-13, returned to the head of a minority government consisting of GERB and two newly formed party groups: the Conservative Reformist bloc and the leftist party ABV. The new government took office in early November.

A banking crisis exacerbated the difficult economic and political situation in the country. At the end of June, two commercial banks were hit by so-called bank robberies. Many customers withdrew all their savings after rumors that the banks threatened to collapse. According to the central bank, the country had been subjected to a deliberate destabilization attempt through rumors spread through social media.

According to topb2bwebsites, the banks were placed under the control of the central bank and the EU provided funds for support. After four months when the savers could not access their money, the country’s fourth largest bank, CCB, went bankrupt. The principal owner was suspected of fraud and had been arrested abroad.

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