SOFIA, Bulgaria – Most people in Europe view Bulgaria as a Balkan country best known for its agriculture and tourist attractions along the Black Sea. But the Bulgarian government, under the leadership of Simeon Sakskoburggotski, the country’s former king and current prime minister, wants to change those perceptions by restoring its automotive industry. During the Communist era, one Balkan plant assembled Russian Moskvich cars. Another produced trucks in cooperation with Czech and Russian ...

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