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05 Dec 16

Anti-Communist Law Opens Old Wounds in Bulgaria

Legal amendments banning the public display of communist symbols have angered communists across Europe and reawakened old disputes at home. 

28 Nov 16

Job-Seeking Romanians End as “Slaves’ in West

Large numbers of Romanians seeking work in the rich western half of the EU find themselves as the mercy of unscrupulous traffickers.

17 Nov 16

Bulgaria Has Not Become a new East-West Battleground

The election of a ‘pro-Russian’ president may have piqued the Western media but Rumen Radev’s victory will not change the fundamentals of Bulgaria’s external allegiances.

16 Nov 16

Bulgaria’s Pilot-Turned-President Faces Turbulence Ahead

Elected president because of his lack of involvement in Bulgaria’s murky politics, former air force chief Rumen Radev will quickly have to learn to navigate the country through turbulent times.

15 Nov 16

Bulgaria, Moldova Complete Putin’s Lucky Week

Russia’s leader can only be satisfied that Donald Trump’s seismic victory in the US has been followed by the victories of pro-Moscow candidates closer to home.

11 Nov 16

Turkish Deportees’ Families Want Justice From Bulgaria

While the Sofia authorities insist that seven men deported to Turkey in October never sought asylum in Bulgaria, their families claim the opposite and vow to seek justice in Strasbourg. 

09 Nov 16

Trump Triumph Celebrated and Mourned in Balkans

While many Serbs, Macedonians and Montenegrins hailed the victory of Donald Trump, many Albanians and Bosniaks are lamenting the defeat of Hillary Clinton.

09 Nov 16

Don’t Expect Balkan U-Turns From Trump Presidency

Serbs may be rejoicing over the Republican candidate’s win, but substantial changes in US relations with the region are unlikely.

03 Nov 16

Clinton Set to Harvest Most Balkan Diaspora Votes

While most Serbian Americans champion Donald Trump, most Albanians, Bosniaks, Bulgarians and Montenegrins lean towards his rival, Hillary Clinton.

02 Nov 16

Tight Presidential Race Gives Bulgarian Politics a Jolt

Tsetska Tsacheva, the presidential candidate supported by the country’s largest party, GERB, could face a tougher contest than originally anticipated.

27 Oct 16

NATO Boosts Eastern flank to Reassure Nervous Allies

The Western alliance has taken a significant step towards upping defensive capacities along its entire eastern flank amid growing concerns about Russia.

25 Oct 16

US-Russian Tensions Expose Divide Inside Bulgaria

Worsening conflict between the US and Russia is adding to confusion over Bulgaria's foreign policy, and highlighting a historic divide between fans and foes of ‘Grandfather Ivan’.

14 Oct 16

Turkish Deal Fails to Dim Bulgaria’s Gas Ambitions

Bulgaria remains convinced it can become the gas distribution hub for the Balkans - despite Turkey’s own, more advanced, plans. 

11 Oct 16

Jokers Dream of Becoming Bulgaria’s Next President

While the main left and right-wing candidates battle it out to become head of state, a number of less serious candidates have their eyes on the post.

10 Oct 16

Ahmed Dogan: From Informer to Dissident to Political Elite

Despite stepping down as leader of Bulgaria’s powerful ethnic-Turkish MRF party, many say the highly controversial Dogan still calls the shots behind the scenes.