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Educationalists are concerned by results that suggest students are more interested in learning English or Spanish than Bulgarian.
Following warnings from the European Union that the bloc won’t admit countries still mired in corruption, governments in the Balkans have lined up to proclaim “zero tolerance” for corrupt behaviour. But how serious are they?
Much to the disappointment of tobacco haters, Sofia has backed down on plans to outlaw smoking in cafes and restaurants, saying it will inflict too much damage on the hospitality industry.
Hugely indebted and facing years of austerity, Greece's days as a regional champion are well and truly over. An ever bigger worry is that the country may go under completely, dragging the rest of the region down with it.
Social networking has become a part of the daily lives of many people across the world and Serbia and Serbians are amongst the most active participants, spawning the launch of websites about websites and even events related to websites. What the F is it all about?
Romania and Bulgaria are at last taking action to break up crime gangs and tackle corruption in high places – but the question is whether the reform momentum will last.
The shocking injuries inflicted on a guard dog, Mima, have shaken Bulgarian society, forcing politicians to promise to outlaw animal cruelty. The question is whether the penalties will be imposed.
Sofia's admission that 2009 budget deficit was twice as high as previously announced evokes worrying echoes of the start of the Greek crisis.
Javier Martinez Lazaro, a criminal judge in Spain’s National Court and Pilar Llop, a senior judge in Spain, say a Spanish-style special anti-corruption prosecutor’s office could help the Bulgarian judiciary.
Energy projects in the Western Balkans have the potential to act as an important catalyst for regional integration – but also, if mishandled, to reverse positive trends.
Greece has been the economic motor of the region in recent years. As a result, its severe financial troubles hold consequences for several countries beyond its borders.
Little town in southern Bulgaria finds itself at the centre of a civil rights storm after city council says no to parades by ‘guys wearing thongs’.
The government claims it is winning the fight against organised crime – but some experts suspect this has more to do with gaining headlines rather with than delivering lasting results.
Plans to liberalise the growth of GM crops are drawing stiff opposition from environmentalists who claim the potential risks to nature and people’s health have not been investigated.