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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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20 Feb 13

Bulgaria Moves to Scrap Czech Power Giant's License

Bulgaria could become the second country in the region to oust the Czech electricity company CEZ, after violent protests against hefty electricity bills led to the PM's resignation.

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11 Jan 13

Macedonia Tops Region's Economic Freedom Index

Macedonia tops the region in the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, annually compiled by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation.

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11 Dec 12

Bulgaria Sees Rise in Exports in 2012

Bulgaria's exports to non-EU countries increased by more than 10 percent in the first half of the year, totaling nearly 7 billion euros.

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07 Dec 12

Brussels Probs Grid Access Fee for Bulgaria Energy

The European Commission is examining the legality of a recently introduced grid access fee for renewable electricity producers in Bulgaria.

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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

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23 Jan 18

Balkan Sites Feature Among Europe’s Endangered Heritage

Four historic landmarks around the Balkans have been shortlisted for the Most Endangered Programme, which aims to raise awareness of neglected monuments and sites across Europe.

Culture and Lifestyle

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23 Jan 18

Balkan Sites Feature Among Europe’s Endangered Heritage

Four historic landmarks around the Balkans have been shortlisted for the Most Endangered Programme, which aims to raise awareness of neglected monuments and sites across Europe.

01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018