BEST OF BOSNEWSLIFE: Massive Exodus Of Street Children Into Western Europe

(Following is a report first published by BosNewsLife September 25, 2009, which prompted many reactions. Amid a fresh discussion on migration in Europe, and whether or not Romania and Bulgaria should join the EU's passport-free Schengen zone, the theme remains very actual).

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

street-childrens-of-romania-150x150BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Key non-governmental groups and officials have urged the European Union to urgently tackle the "growing problem" of street children moving from Eastern to Western Europe, by improving cross-border cooperation and child protection.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria’s New Prime Minister Takes Over Troubled Nation

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Plamen-Oresharski-May-12-2013-600x450SOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria’s new Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has begun his first full day in office with a difficult task to help overcome social and political tensions in what is the European Union's poorest member state. Parliament approved him and his cabinet late Wednesday, ending a three-month long political stalemate.

NEWS WATCH: Rightist Party Wins Bulgaria’s Tense Elections

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

1_0_691496SOFIA, BULGARIA (BosNewsLife)-- A center-right party appears to have won Bulgaria's parliamentary elections, but its prospects of forming another government looked uncertain and voter-turnout was the lowest in the Balkan country's post-Communist history. First official results gave the GERB party of former bodyguard and ex-prime minister Boiko Borisov received about 31 per cent of the vote, followed by the opposition Socialists with roughly 27 percent.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria Praying For Hope After Suicides

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

presidentSOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria has begun three days of special prayers against suicide and nationwide pessimism after at least seven people set themselves on fire while protesting against poverty and corruption.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria Marches Against Poverty, Corruption

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

BulgariademonstrationsSOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Tens of thousands of people have protested across Bulgaria against poverty and corruption. The latest demonstrations came despite the resignation of the government and promises of early elections.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria Government Resigns After Violent Protests


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife

BULGARIANOWSOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria's parliament on Thursday, February 21, accepted the resignation of the government following violent protests fueled by outrage over rising energy prices blamed on foreign-controlled companies.  The Cabinet in the European Union's poorest country quit amid a wider debate in Europe about EU-demanded privatization of public utilities in member states.

BREAKING NEWS: 8 Killed As Blast Rocks Israeli Bus In Bulgaria (Update 3)

>Israel blames Iran for suicide attack

>8 killed, over 30 injured

>Israeli rescue teams rush to Bulgaria

>El Al cancels flights

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest and reports from the region


BURGAS/JERUSALEM/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Israel has blamed Iran for a suicide terrorist attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria which killed as many as eight people people and injured more than 30 others.