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16 Dec 14

Illicit Outflows Rob Balkan Economies of $100bn

A study by Global Financial Integrity, GIF, says illicit money outflows robbed Balkan countries of the equivalent of more than 100 billion dollars during the last decade.

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03 Dec 14

Kosovo, Albania ‘Most Corrupt Countries in Region’

According to the 2014 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, Kosovo and Albania continue to be the most corrupt countries in South-East Europe.

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27 Nov 14

Bulgaria Security Chief Criticised After Islamists’ Arrest

The minority partner in the Bulgarian coalition government asked for the resignation of the head of the National Security Agency after he failed to answer questions about a possible Islamist threat.

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18 Nov 14

Calls Grow for Bulgaria to Make Voting Compulsory

A senior figure in Bulgaria's ruling centre-right GERB party has reiterated calls for the country to make voting mandatory as early as next year.

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12 Nov 14

Poisoned Dissident Markov Gets Statue in Sofia

Bulgarian President leads tributes to Georgi Markov, who was killed in London in 1978, as his statue goes up in Sofia.

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04 Nov 14

Borisov Set to Return as Bulgaria’s PM

Former Prime Minister looks likely to resume his old job if his GERB party can find enough coalition allies.

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22 Oct 14

Romania, Bulgaria Mull Two New Danube Bridges

The two neighbouring countries plan to start work on feasibility studies for two new bridges over the Danube.

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17 Oct 14

GERB Struggles to Assemble Allies in Bulgaria

The 'Bulgaria without Censorship' coalition has tentatively offered to support the centre-right GERB party, which after coming first in the recent elections is trying to muster a majority in parliament.

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07 Oct 14

Borisov Juggles Coalition Options in Bulgaria

After his party’s election triumph on Sunday, GERB leader Boyko Borisov is hunting for possible coalition partners.

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06 Oct 14

Bulgaria’s Centre-Right GERB Eyes Return to Power

GERB won 32.6 per cent of the votes in the snap elections held amid political turmoil and financial instability in Bulgaria, and will now try to form a new governing coalition.

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06 Oct 14

Bulgaria’s Centre-Right GERB Leads in Snap Elections

Exit polls in early general elections held amid political turmoil in the crisis-hit EU state indicate a comfortable lead for the centre-right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria, GERB.

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02 Oct 14

15 Killed in Munitions Plant Blasts in Bulgaria

A series of blasts at the Gorni Lom munitions plant in Bulgaria on Wednesday almost levelled the site killing 15 people.

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02 Oct 14

Kosovo Leads Balkans in Internet Addiction

Kosovars are the keenest internet users in the Balkans, in national percentage terms, a global survey of internet and Facebook penetration shows.

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01 Oct 14

Balkan Countries Exploiting Planet, WWF Says

New WWF report takes Balkan countries to task about their impact on the world's ecological system and environment.

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30 Sep 14

Right Tipped to Win Bulgaria's Early Election

The centre-right GERB party is heading for a convincing victory in Sunday's early general election, a number of recent polls suggest.

Business

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18 Dec 14

Montenegro Drops in Forbes Business Ranking

Montenegro has dopped down four places in this year’s Forbes magazine’s list of 'best countries for business,' ranking in 48th place out of 146 surveyed states, although it remains above several EU member states.

Culture and Lifestyle

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30 May 14

European Obesity Congress Winds up in Sofia

Health care professionals and medical experts from all over Europe have been meeting in Bulgaria to mull the growing problem of spreading waistlines.