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04 Oct 14

Election Unlikely to End Bulgaria’s Turmoil

While the centre-right GERB is likely to win the October 5 elections, it is far from clear whether this will end the country years of political instability.

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01 Sep 14

New Bulgaria Bank Crisis Threatens Confidence

Failure to resolve the fate of the country’s fourth-largest lender could undermine recently strengthened investor trust and turn Bulgaria into ‘Europe’s Argentina’, experts warn.

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09 Jul 14

Bulgaria Bank Panic Blamed on Oligarchs’ Feud

The mysterious recent run on banks may be linked to a conflict between rival businessmen, boding ill for the country’s prospects of stability, experts maintain.

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30 Apr 14

Press Freedom in Europe is in Great Danger

A dramatic turnabout is needed if press freedom in Europe is not to succumb to the twin pressures of overt violence and defamation lawsuits.

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23 Apr 14

Balkan Gems Surface in British Video Archive

Among the rare old video clips published recently by British Pathé are many recording key moments in Balkan 20th-century history.

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04 Apr 14

Ukraine Crisis Leaves Country’s Minorities Torn

In Ukraine’s deep southwest, where Bulgarians, Albanians, Ukrainians and Russians all live intermingled, allegiances are becoming divided.

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21 Mar 14

West's Russian Crisis Leaves Bulgaria in Dilemma

As the EU and US mull targeting Russia for its annexation of Crimea, Bulgarians are nervously calculating the likely impact on them.

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07 Feb 14

Syrian Refugees Face Chilly Reception in Bulgaria

Thousands of fleeing Syrians are being held in dilapidated refugee camps while right-wingers demand their expulsion and the authorities build a huge border fence to keep new asylum-seekers out.

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20 Dec 13

Bulgaria: Sliding Into the Abyss

2013 was the year when the country turned from being a paradigm of fiscal stability into a cautionary tale for advocates of austerity - a state on the verge of chaos and institutional collapse.

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06 Dec 13

Brussels Gets it Wrong on Balkan Asylum Seekers

The EU’s new ‘suspension clause’ is the latest in a series of misguided measures that will not resolve the problem of the flow of Balkan asylum seekers.

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15 Nov 13

Protest Waves Pushes Bulgaria Towards Abyss

Tensions in Bulgaria have shot up dramatically recently, but most analysts do not foresee a collapse of the ruling coalition just yet.

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19 Jul 13

Protests Signal ‘Tectonic Shift’ in Bulgarian Society

Whether or not the continuing rallies bring down the government, they point to the birth of a much more assertive civil society in Bulgaria.

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08 May 13

Scandals Dominate Ill-tempered Election in Bulgaria

A slew of official investigations, accusations and counter-accusations have dominated a campaign in which the former ruling GERB party has maintained its poll lead.

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18 Apr 13

Demographic Crisis Adds to Bulgaria’s Nightmare Scenario

The alarming decline in the population will further destabilise the economy and society unless the government can turn matters round. 

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04 Apr 13

Borisov Eyes Poll Win as Bulgaria Protests Ebb

Ex-premier ousted by street rallies has wrong-footed his opponents and now looks on course to regain power in May.