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Bulgaria

Court hands two life sentences over Hezbollah bombing targeting Israeli tourists

A Bulgarian court handed two no-parole life sentences in a trial over a deadly 2012 bus bomb attack on Israeli tourists at the country's Burgas airport.

Bulgaria’s Jews slam deputy PM for George Soros conspiracy comment

The Shalom umbrella organization of Jews in Bulgaria has slammed Bulgarian Deputy PM Krassimir Karakachanov for stating that George Soros-backed NGOs in the country “want to take power in order to introduce gay marriage”.

Antisemitism in Bulgaria: Nine complaints in 2019, one prosecution, no convictions

For the second consecutive year, no one was convicted of antisemitic crimes in Bulgaria in 2019, though the year saw nine official complaints, according to a report released on September 10 by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Bulgaria court to consider application to de-register political party behind ‘Lukov March’

The Sofia City Court said that it has agreed to hear an application by the Prosecutor’s Office to cancel the registration of the organiser of the far-right Lukov March.

Bulgaria celebrates 77 years of rescue of its Jews

Bulgarian authorities are commemorating the 77th anniversary of Sofia’s decision to save thousands of Jews living on its territory from deportation during WWII.

Far-right torchlight parade banned by court in Sofia

Fewer than 200 far-right activists gathered in downtown Sofia after the country’s top court upheld the city mayor’s ban on their annual torchlight procession honouring a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s.

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