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29 Oct 14

Balkans Do Better in 'Doing Business' Report

Most Balkan states have improved their positions in the World Bank's latest “Doing Business” report - some much more than others.

23 Oct 14

Macedonia ups Tempo on Rail Link to Bulgaria

With work on the first section now in progress, Macedonia has issued a project call for the third and final stretch of its long-awaited rail spur to Bulgaria.

08 Oct 14

IMF Revises Balkan Growth Prospects Downwards

Growth in Southeast Europe is likely to worse in 2014 than was anticipated, a new IMF report says.

03 Sep 14

Balkan Economic Competitiveness Makes Uneven Progress

The latest World Economic Forum report on global competitiveness ranks Bulgaria as the best in the Balkans and Albania as the worst, just behind Serbia.

01 Sep 14

New Bulgaria Bank Crisis Threatens Confidence

Failure to resolve the fate of the country’s fourth-largest lender could undermine recently strengthened investor trust and turn Bulgaria into ‘Europe’s Argentina’, experts warn.

27 Aug 14

Russians Lose Interest in Bulgarian Property

Sales of seaside property in Bulgaria to Russians have slumped by 30 per cent since the end of July - a fall-off ascribed in part to frayed political relations between the two countries.

11 Aug 14

Bulgaria Demands EU Meeting on Russian Food Ban

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Vasil Grudev, has asked Brussels to call an emergency meeting to discuss compensation for farmers for the Russian ban on EU food imports.

11 Jul 14

Bulgaria Scraps Commercial Bank’s License

National bank says it is to withdraw the license of one of the banks hit by a recent run on its savings - after uncovering that money is missing.

30 Jun 14

Six Arrested for Bulgaria Bank Rumours

Six people have been arrested in Bulgaria for spreading false information about the country’s banking system.

09 Jun 14

Bulgaria Halts Russian Gas Pipeline Construction

Bulgaria has suspended all construction on the South Stream gas pipeline after US and EU complaints that it would tighten Russia’s grip on Europe’s energy supplies.

05 Jun 14

Romania, Bulgaria Not Ready to Adopt Euro

Seven EU member states, Romania and Bulgaria included, do not meet the requirements to join the eurozone, a new European Commission report says.

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.

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.

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.

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.


19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

The European Commission is considering cutting roaming charges for the Western Balkans, following calls from EU candidate countries to abolish the fees. 

19 Apr 17

Bulgaria Stands to Gain from EU-Gazprom Deal

15 Mar 16

Bulgaria Gains from Drive to Woo Investors

Politics and Society

22 Jan 18

Bulgarian Rightists Accuse Greeks of 'Usurping' Macedonia's Name

Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov’s party rejects Greek nationalists' claim to exclusive use of the word 'Macedonia' – adding that Bulgaria has an equal right to it.

Culture and Lifestyle

01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

New Year’s Eve was celebrated in true Balkan style across the region, with cities from Zagreb to Tirana putting on extravagant firework displays and open-air events, which saw regional and international stars performing to the swathes of jubilant crowds that came out to mark the beginning of 2018.

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018