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How Powerful Is Bulgaria?

Since its exit from communism, Bulgaria established relations with NATO and joined the EU. But how does Bulgaria compare on the world stage?

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Refugees in Bulgaria: 'Extortion, robbery, violence' (aljazeera.com)
"On a cold winter day, a dozen Afghan men who fled the ongoing bloodshed in their homeland gathered around a portable heater at the Miksaliste refugee transit centre in Serbia's capital."

Bulgarian Turks: From Imperial Rulers To Marginalized Minority (ibtimes.com)
"The bizarre attempted "assassination" over the weekend of a Bulgarian MP sheds light on that country's long persecuted ethnic Turkish minority."

Corruption Assessment Report: Anti-Corruption Policies against State Capture (csd.bg)
"In the tenth Corruption Assessment Report, the Center for the Study of Democracy provides an overview of the state of corruption and anticorruption in Bulgaria in 2013 - 2014."

Bulgaria's military warned of Soviet-era 'catastrophe' (bbc.com)
"'Catastrophic consequences await the Bulgarian armed forces if they are not weaned soon from dependence on old Russian equipment and repairs, according to outgoing Defence Minister Velizar Shalamanov."