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22 Aug 16

Bulgaria Pays the Price for Friendship with Turkey

Bulgaria complied with demands for extraditions of opponents of the Turkish government, hoping to prevent Ankara unleashing a new refugee influx, but Sofia is risking its relationships with Western allies, experts warn. 

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15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

Visiting the Balkans this summer? Get off the beaten track and visit some of the region’s lesser-known beauty spots.

balkans-rio-flag-bearers-08-02-2016
05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio

Ahead of the 2016 Olympics Parade of Nations set for August 5, Balkan athletes are getting ready for the ceremonial opening march when they will proudly carry their countries’ colours.

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03 Aug 16

Hopes Run High For Balkan Nations in Rio

As the region’s top sportsmen and women head for Brazil, hopes of glory are running high throughout the troubled region.

bulgarians-at-odds-over-mass-dolphin-deaths-08-01-2016
02 Aug 16

Bulgarians at Odds Over Mass Dolphin Deaths

Politicians, fishermen and environmentalists are all quarreling about why so many dolphins have died off the Black Sea coast this year.

making-a-killing-the-1-2-billion-euros-arms-pipeline-to-middle-east-07-26-2016
27 Jul 16

Making a Killing: The 1.2 Billion Euro Arms Pipeline to Middle East

An unprecedented flow of weapons from Central and Eastern Europe is flooding the battlefields of the Middle East.

arms-exports-to-middle-east-a-question-of-legality-07-26-2016
27 Jul 16

Arms Exports to Middle East: A Question of Legality

Human rights and arms experts believe some of Central and Eastern Europe’s weapons trade with Saudi Arabia, the region’s principal supplier of weapons to Syria, is likely breaking international law. 

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21 Jul 16

Sergei Stanishev, Bulgaria’s Natural-Born Socialist Leader

Since becoming leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party when he was only 35, Stanishev - now an MEP - has struggled to transform the party’s grey, dowdy image and make it more attractive to the young.

bulgaria-gets-its-teeth-into-the-vampire-market-07-11-2016
12 Jul 16

Bulgaria Gets its Teeth Into the Vampire Market

Romania may be the homeland of Dracula - but some Bulgarians insist they have a few vampires of their own, and are keen to market the potential.

boyko-borissov-people-s-man-and-eu-s-golden-boy--07-06-2016
08 Jul 16

Boyko Borissov, ‘People’s Man’ and EU’s ‘Golden Boy’

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister has been scaling the heights of politics for some 15 years, becoming an indispensible ‘kingmaker’ at home and a favorite of Brussels at the same time.

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07 Jul 16

Muslims and Christians Celebrate Together in Bulgarian Town

In the town of Belitsa, the local mayor has pioneered a joint celebration of Eid for all religious communities - but some Bulgarians fear that tough new laws against religious extremists are recreating divisions in society.

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05 Jul 16

Eastern Europe Must Grasp Its UN Moment

Eastern Europe should not miss the historic opportunity to have one of its own elected as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations - preferably a woman.

bulgarians-romanians-face-uncertainty-after-brexit-06-28-2016
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.