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28 Jun 16

Bulgarians, Romanians Face Uncertainty after Brexit

Bulgarian and Romanian economists and politicians are downplaying concerns over the effects of UK’s decision to quit the EU - while many migrants from the countries say they are determined to stay in Britain.

black-sea-flotilla-fiasco-worsens-region-s-tensions-06-27-2016
28 Jun 16

Black Sea Flotilla Fiasco Worsens Region’s Tensions

Bulgaria’s refusal to join Romania, Turkey and Ukraine in a Black Sea naval patrol has created new tensions in the region and has raised sensitive questions about their security priorities.

balkan-countries-brace-for-british-vote-on-eu-06-22-2016
22 Jun 16

Balkan Countries Brace for British Vote on EU

Experts and people across the Balkans are following the upcoming referendum in the UK on the EU, weighing its likely impact on their countries’ already troubled EU accession plans.

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06 Jun 16

Patriotic Front Flourishes in Bulgaria’s Chaotic Politics

In just two years, the nationalistic coalition has made its way from the margins to the mainstream of the political life, becoming a key player in the government.

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31 May 16

Balkans Warned of Challenge of Integrating Migrants

Council of Europe’s Rights Commissioner says Balkan countries face major challenge as they change from transit routes to destination countries.

notorious-mayor-faces-belated-justice-in-bulgaria-05-29-2016
30 May 16

Notorious Mayor Faces Belated Justice in Bulgaria

Tsenko Chokov, who has been running the village of Galiche like feudal lord for 20 years, has finally been charged with running a crime gang

bulgaria-drags-its-feet-over-cocaine-king--05-27-2016-1
27 May 16

Bulgaria Drags its Feet Over ‘Cocaine King’

Evelin Banev has received big jail sentences for drug trafficking in Romania and Italy - but back home in Bulgaria the courts appear curiously reluctant to act.

patriot-parties-hold-cards-in-divided-bulgaria-05-26-2016
26 May 16

‘Patriot’ Parties Hold Cards in Divided Bulgaria

Nationalist parties are emerging as the big winners - as tensions escalate inside the country’s fragmented ruling coalition. 

korneliya-ninova-the-bulgarian-socialists-first-woman-chief-05-10-2016
10 May 16

Korneliya Ninova, the Bulgarian Socialists’ First Woman Chief

The outspoken and combative critic of the centre-right Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has promised to give him ‘hard times’ as new head of the opposition Socialist Party.

bulgarians-eye-way-to-revive-empty-villages-04-29-2016
02 May 16

Bulgarians Eye Way to Revive Empty Villages

An online initiative run by two women volunteers is encouraging Bulgarians to breathe new life into abandoned rural communities. 

bulgaria-makes-stars-of-vigilante-migrant-hunters-04-24-2016
25 Apr 16

Bulgaria Makes Stars of Vigilante Migrant Hunters

Videos of their actions have caused outrage abroad, but at home the groups of self-appointed migrant ‘hunters’ who patrol Bulgaria’s border with Turkey enjoy broad support.

brussels-attacks-fuel-religious-tensions-in-bulgaria-04-02-2016
04 Apr 16

Brussels Attacks Fuel Religious Tensions in Bulgaria

The terrorist attacks in Brussels and the Balkan refugee crisis have added to Bulgaria’s religious tensions, sparked by fears of the radicalization of Bulgaria’s Muslim minority.

 

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15 Mar 16

Bulgaria Gains from Drive to Woo Investors

Efforts to make Bulgaria’s business climate more attractive for foreign investors are paying off as FDI levels bounce back, but corruption and judicial reform remain key challenges.

balkans-brace-for-migrant-crisis-shifts-03-04-2016
04 Mar 16

Balkans Brace for Migrant Crisis Shifts

As northern Europe changes it policies towards migrants, Balkan countries cooperate and prepare for new challenges.

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29 Feb 16

Rowdy Bulgarian Resort Considers Crackdown on Drunks

Tour operators at Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea resort, Sunny Beach, want to impose penalties on drunken holidaymakers in a bid to clean up its boozy image for the summer season.