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threats-to-journalists-expose-bulgarian-media-s-growing-ills-12-05-2017
08 Dec 17

Threats to Journalists Expose Bulgarian Media’s Growing Ills

A series of attacks on – and threats to – independent-minded reporters highlights the perils facing investigative journalists in today’s Bulgaria. 

cancer-of-corruption-continues-to-blight-europe-12-06-2017
07 Dec 17

Cancer of Corruption Continues to Blight Europe

In a year that saw the shocking murder of a Maltese journalist known for her investigations into corruption, the fight against this scourge must be unrelenting.

fight-back-starts-against-balkan-fake-news-machines-12-01-2017
07 Dec 17

Fight-Back Starts Against Balkan ‘Fake News’ Machines

It may be a long struggle against the odds, but some independent media and civic activists in the Balkans are determined to counter the tide of fake news and disinformation flooding the region. 

ruined-bulgarian-synagogue-awaits-belated-return-to-glory-11-20-2017
21 Nov 17

Ruined Bulgarian Synagogue Awaits Belated Return to Glory

For decades, the once sumptuous synagogue in Vidin has crumbled into a roofless ruin, with one restoration project failing after another – so will the latest plan make any difference?

refugees-seek-media-platform-to-change-bulgarian-minds-11-05-2017
06 Nov 17

Refugees Seek Media Platform to Change Bulgarian Minds

Faced with an upsurge of hostility from Bulgarian citizens, refugees and activists want to set up a media platform that will show people what they are really like.

bulgarians-get-help-to-read-the-blues-away-11-02-2017
02 Nov 17

Bulgarians Get Help to Read the Blues Away

Little known in Bulgaria until 2015, bibliotherapy has since gained popularity and more than 130 consultants across the country now use literary works as aides in counselling for mood-related conditions.

reality-check-for-bulgaria-s-balkan-leadership-ambitions-10-25-2017
26 Oct 17

Reality Check for Bulgaria’s Balkan Leadership Ambitions

Bulgaria’s upcoming EU presidency gives Prime Minister Boyko Borissov the opportunity to portray the country as a leader in the Balkans - but regional problems mean he might not achieve the grand successes he craves.

rescued-lion-cubs-expose-cruel-practices-at-bulgarian-zoo-10-25-2017
25 Oct 17

Gallery: Rescued Lion Cubs Expose Cruelty at Bulgarian Zoo

Animal rescue groups are calling for the closure of Bulgaria’s Razgrad zoo after two lion cubs were rescued following an accident which left a third dead. 

eu-mulls-lower-roaming-charges-for-balkans-10-18-2017
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. 

facebook-celebrity-turned-fraudster-shocks-bulgaria-10-12-2017
12 Oct 17

Facebook Celebrity-Turned-Fraudster Shocks Bulgaria

Dozens of Bulgarians have been cheated by Alexander Nikolov, a high-profile Facebook user with thousands of followers – who turned out to be a fake character, interested in robbing people’s savings.

scandals-expose-tensions-in-bulgaria-s-ruling-party-10-04-2017
05 Oct 17

Scandals Shake Confidence of Bulgaria’s Ruling Party

Corruption allegations at local level are exposing conflicts within Bulgaria's ruling GERB party – but they are unlikely to threaten its rule for now, as the country held an election only recently, in March.

un-speeches-underscore-balkans-states-disunity-09-26-2017
26 Sep 17

UN Speeches Underscore Balkans States’ Disunity

Balkan leaders’ speeches to the 72nd UN General Assembly underlined their countries’ different - and often opposing - agendas.

bulgaria-courts-nato-s-ire-by-cutting-defence-spending-09-26-2017
26 Sep 17

Bulgaria Courts NATO’s Ire by Cutting Defence Spending

Strapped for cash and keen not to irritate Russia, Bulgaria not only shows no sign of increasing its defence budget in line with NATO demands but is heading in the other direction.

pentagon-hires-scandal-hit-brokers-for-syria-arms-buy-up-09-15-2017
15 Sep 17

Pentagon Hires Scandal-hit Brokers for Syria Arms Buy-up

The Pentagon’s battle against ISIS relies on an Eastern European arms supply-line operated, in part, by firms and executives linked to fraud, foreign bribery, Bulgarian organised crime and the death of a contractor.

discord-over-russia-widens-cracks-in-eastern-europe-09-13-2017
15 Sep 17

Discord Over Russia Widens Cracks in Eastern Europe

Experts say the Visegrad Group and Balkan countries need to put aside their growing differences on Russia – or migrants – and focus on pragmatic projects that benefit them all.