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07 Apr 14

Drop in Russian, Ukrainian Visitors Worries Bulgaria

Ukraine crisis and fall in value of Russian and Ukrainian currencies is causing concern to Bulgarian tourist operators.

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11 Mar 14

Bulgarian President Floats Gas Plan to Qatar

President Rosen Plevneliev is to propose construction of a south-north gas corridor at a meeting with the ruler of Qatar on Tuesday.

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07 Mar 14

New Bridge Boosts Bulgaria-Romania Trade

The New Europe Bridge, previously known as the Danube Bridge 2, has increased trade between Bulgaria and Romania.

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18 Feb 14

Telecoms Giants Gather in Belgrade

The most successful business people and innovators in the telecommunications sector in South-East Europe meet in Belgrade for the annual SEE Telecoms Forum.

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30 Jan 14

Bulgaria Court Allows Land Sales to Foreigners

Bulgaria's top court has revoked a ban on selling arable land to investors from the European Union.

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15 Jan 14

Macedonia Tops Balkan Economic Freedom List

The latest Index of Economic Freedom has put Macedonia at the top of the Balkan region in terms of economic freedom.

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31 Dec 13

Bumper Year for Tourism Lifts Bulgaria's Gloom

The past year saw a rise in both visitor numbers and profits for Bulgaria's tourism industry, which had a successful 2013 amid the country’s other woes.

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21 Nov 13

Macedonia to Start Work on Rail Link to Bulgaria

Construction of a long-awaited rail line to Bulgaria will start in February, and should be complete by 2022, Macedonia says.

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09 Sep 13

Forum Puts Future of SEE Markets in Focus

The 2013 SEE Private Equity and Venture Capital Forum will provide a platform for discussion of the future of the Southeast European Private Equity and Venture Capital markets.

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10 Jun 13

Bulgaria Backtracks on Reviving Belene N-Plant Project

No political decision has been made to revive the abandoned Belene nuclear power plant project, Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev said on Monday.

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22 May 13

Bulgarian Turmoil Deterring Investors

Investors considering Bulgarian markets will be cautious as long as the current political unrest continues, experts warn.

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16 Apr 13

Fitch Urges Reforms in Romania, Bulgaria

The two neighbours need to implement structural reforms to raise their growth potential and re-start the process of income convergence with the EU average, rating agency says. 

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11 Apr 13

Bulgaria to Review South Stream Project

Bulgaria's caretaker-Prime Minister, Martin Raykov, called for an in-depth analysis of the Russian-sponsored South Stream gas pipeline project.

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10 Apr 13

Coca Cola to Transfer Europe HQ to Bulgaria

Asen Vasilev, Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister, hailed Coca Cola's decision to move its European headquarters to Bulgaria.

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20 Mar 13

Serbia Tops Balkans For Illicit Financial Flows

The organisation Global Financial Integrity has ranked Serbia worst of all Balkan countries when it comes to illegal financial flows.

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06 Mar 13

Bulgaria’s Economy Feels Impact of Political Turbulence

The likelihood of a hung parliament poses questions about the future of Bulgaria’s adherence to tough austerity measures, which in turn will affect investor confidence.

Politics and Society

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14 Apr 14

Bulgaria Accuses Russia of Black Sea ‘Provocations’

Defence Minister Angel Naydenov said that Russian military aircraft were still carrying out potentially threatening manoeuvres over the Black Sea as the Ukraine crisis continues.

Culture and Lifestyle

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03 Jan 14

Ski Resorts Brace for Winter Getaway

Improved slopes, great food and bargain prices are drawing increasing numbers of skiers to the Balkans.