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The daily Duma is the successor to the former communist propaganda paper Rabotnichesko delo, which was closed down in 1990. Duma then became the press organ of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), which had formerly been the communist party. As such the paper played an important role in Bulgaria in the first years after the collapse of communism, but with the rise of the independent press it quickly lost its influence. Duma has been closed down twice since 1998 and gone through several changes of ownership. Although it sees itself as an independent left-leaning daily its closeness to the Socialist Party is obvious.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Socialist, pro-Russian
Circulation: 9,000 (estimate for 2010)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Publisher: Nikolay Malinov
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1990

Blvd. Tsarigradsko Chaussee 113 A
BG-1784 Sofia
Phone: 00359-2-975-20-00

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1.  Duma - Bulgaria | 23/09/2015

Bulgarians not really earning more

Salaries and wages in Bulgaria have risen more rapidly than in other EU member states since the start of 2015, according to a recent Eurostat ... » more

2.  Duma - Bulgaria | 24/08/2015

Dirty Black Sea putting tourists off

The beach at the seaside resort of Lozenetz on the Black Sea coast was closed on Thursday because of pollution. Many Black Sea resorts either ... » more

3.  Duma - Bulgaria | 21/08/2015

Slovakia right to reject Muslims

Slovakia has announced that it does not want to accept Muslim refugees on the grounds that there are no mosques in the country. The left-leaning ... » more

4.  Duma - Bulgaria | 31/07/2015

Bulgarians overburdened by extortionate loans

Bulgarian money lenders have, according to recent figures, amassed around 500 million euros since the beginning of the year in toxic loans which were not ... » more

5.  Duma - Bulgaria | 11/06/2015

Unclear signals from the EU Parliament

Annoyed at the sudden postponement of the debate the left-leaning daily Duma comments as follows: "Could it be that the EU's only directly elected institution ... » more

6.  Duma - Bulgaria | 01/06/2015

The boomerang comes back

Russia's blacklist of European politicians banned from entering its territory is an entirely normal reaction to the EU's ban against certain Russians, writes the pro-Russian ... » more

7.  Duma - Bulgaria | 29/05/2015

Refugees in Bulgaria must also be relocated

The quota system proposed by Brussels for distributing refugees among EU member states is aimed at relocating the 40,000 refugees in Greece and Italy. But ... » more

8.  Duma - Bulgaria | 14/04/2015

New gas pipeline project leaves Bulgaria out

After the failure of the South Stream gas pipeline project in which Bulgaria was to play an important role, Russia is now planning a new ... » more

9.  Duma - Bulgaria | 26/03/2015

Sofia's underground needs English lessons

Since Monday the stations in Sofia's underground train system are announced in both Bulgarian and English. Too bad the speaker's pronunciation leaves much to be ... » more

10.  Duma - Bulgaria | 24/03/2015

Europe denies its history on May 9

The European heads of state and government who refuse to take part in the celebrations marking the end of World War II on May 9 ... » more


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