Views on BG

S&P Maintains Stable Outlook on Bulgaria’s Rating

Standard and Poor’s maintains its stable outlook on Bulgaria’s sovereign credit rating and will publish a rating update on December 12, a senior S&P official has said.

Views on BG | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 14:33 | Viewed: 835

Forbes: KTB Crisis 'Looks Like a Game of Bulgarian Musical Chairs'

The present deadlock at Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank is a result of the combination of "weak Bulgarian institutions and frankly unbelievable Bulgarian politics", Forbes magazine wrote Saturday.

Views on BG | October 26, 2014, Sunday // 16:07 | Viewed: 900

'How Bulgarian Political Elite Betrayed Russia'

In an analysis entitled "How Bulgarian Political Elite Betrayed Russia" the Russian think tank Centre for Political Analysis claims that Bulgarian oligarch groups deny access to political life of pro-Russian parties and circles.

Views on BG | October 22, 2014, Wednesday // 12:25 | Viewed: 2191

The Daily Beast: Bulgaria's Vampire Graveyards

More than 100 graves showing skeletons with stakes through the hearts and mutilated bones have been uncovered in a 7000-year-old town in Bulgaria, the Daily Beast reports.

Views on BG | October 17, 2014, Friday // 13:04 | Viewed: 674

Bulgaria 'Is Mafia with Democracy on the Inside' - Italian journalist

Italy is a democracy with a mafia on the inside, while Bulgaria is mafia with democracy on the inside, journalist and writer Roberto Saviano believes.

Views on BG | October 12, 2014, Sunday // 12:06 | Viewed: 2526

The Economist: Bulgaria Likely to Get Another Shaky Cabinet

Bulgaria looks likely to get yet another unstable, divided government following October 5 snap general election, The Economist has said.

Views on BG | October 10, 2014, Friday // 16:27 | Viewed: 945

Frankfurter Rundschau: PM Borisov, the Bull of Bulgaria

German daily newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau has published an article on the situation in Bulgaria after the early elections on October 15.

Views on BG | October 9, 2014, Thursday // 17:03 | Viewed: 1256

Der Kurier: Ex-PM Borisov, the Brutal Buddha, Makes Comeback

Austrian daily newspaper Der Kurier has published an article devoted to the return to power of former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov after the early elections in Bulgaria.

Views on BG | October 8, 2014, Wednesday // 16:07 | Viewed: 1287

NYT: Bulgaria Likely to Have Another ‘Shaky Governing Coalition’

With no clear majority party emerging in Sunday’s early general election Bulgaria is facing the prospect of yet another unstable government coalition, the New York Times has said.

Views on BG | October 6, 2014, Monday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1044

AP: Bulgarian Elections Set to Influence South Stream’s Fate

  

Views on BG | October 3, 2014, Friday // 17:21 | Viewed: 1765

Reuters: Bulgaria’s PM Urges Radical Reforms to Ensure Development

Bulgaria needs ‘urgent, radical reforms’ after October 5 snap vote to achieve sustainable development like other ex-communist EU members, caretaker PM Georgi Bliznashki has said.

Views on BG | October 1, 2014, Wednesday // 08:23 | Viewed: 1558

AFP: 'New Government Will Have Its Work Cut Out'

Bulgaria's new government will face serious challenges, comments AFP in an article entitled “Winter of discontent looms over Bulgarian election”.

Views on BG | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 17:19 | Viewed: 1187

HRW Claims Bulgaria Mistreating Syrian Refugees at Border with Turkey

Bulgarian border police have forced Syrian asylum seekers back to Turkey and has beaten some of them over the past month, a new report released by Human Rights Watch claims.

Views on BG | September 20, 2014, Saturday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1558

Le Monde: Bulgaria's Georgieva 'Rare Good Surprise' from Former Commission

Kristalina Georgieva was among the "rare good surprises" coming from the outgoing EU Commission, the French daily Le Monde wrote Wednesday.

Views on BG | September 11, 2014, Thursday // 12:48 | Viewed: 829

Wirtschaftsblatt: Bulgaria 'Could Gain Advantage' from South Stream Deadlock

Bulgaria could use the situation with the South Stream project and secure the capacity to pump its own gas through the pipeline, Austrian daily Wirtschaftsblatt argues.

Views on BG | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 22:08 | Viewed: 1759

Reuters: GERB Pledges to Expand Energy Benefits, Kick-start Economy

Expanding energy benefits, unlocking frozen EU funding and boosting energy efficiency of old buildings were the key election pledges of GERB party on Sunday, Reuters said.

Views on BG | September 8, 2014, Monday // 10:47 | Viewed: 590

Bulgaria Shows ‘Early Success’ in Raising Revenue from Online Gaming

‘Reasonable’ licensing fees and taxes and liberal legislation are key to Bulgaria’s ‘early success’ in generating revenue from online gaming, an industry insider has opined.

Views on BG | September 5, 2014, Friday // 14:55 | Viewed: 933

NYT: KTB Crisis Hits Thousands of Bulgarians

For some 200,000 individuals and businesses with deposits at Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) “financial life has hardly returned to normal” since June, the New York Times has said.

Views on BG | September 3, 2014, Wednesday // 17:50 | Viewed: 1192

Bulgaria, Russia Discuss Exempting South Stream from EU Restrictions

Bulgaria and Russia are discussing the possibility of reclassifying the Bulgarian section of the South Stream gas pipeline into a field pipe to exempt it from EU restrictions.

Views on BG | September 3, 2014, Wednesday // 11:48 | Viewed: 2883

Haqqani: Is It Worth for Azerbaijan to Take a Risk over Bulgaria?

Gas flow from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria has never been more feasible economically, but is hardly plausible from a political perspective, an Azeri think-tank believes.

Views on BG | September 1, 2014, Monday // 20:22 | Viewed: 1851

FT: Bulgaria, Baltics Face Threat from Russia’s ‘Hybrid War’ Tactics

Russia’s unorthodox tactics in the conflict in Ukraine have raised fears of a repeat of such tactics elsewhere in eastern Europe, including Bulgaria, the FT has said.

Views on BG | August 29, 2014, Friday // 18:27 | Viewed: 2962