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FT: South Stream’s Future 'Looking Increasingly Murky'

The future of Moscow-backed South Stream gas project “is looking increasingly murky” amidst the East-West tensions over Ukraine, the FT’s energy editor Guy Chazan has opined.

Views on BG | August 26, 2014, Tuesday // 10:05 | Viewed: 2863

Al Jazeera: Bulgaria Struggling to Cope with Mideast Refugee Influx

Bulgaria is grappling with an influx of refugees, mostly fleeing the war in Syria, that has caught authorities by surprise, Al Jazeera has said in a feature story.

Views on BG | August 22, 2014, Friday // 16:51 | Viewed: 1073

Pipes Still Arriving, As Bulgaria Says South Stream is ‘Frozen’

European Commission became aware that room was made at Bulgaria's Varna harbor for pipes to be used for the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, EurActiv notes.

Views on BG | August 22, 2014, Friday // 14:33 | Viewed: 1028

South Stream Could Consider ‘Plan B’, Russian Journalist Says

Gazprom could consider another route for South Stream if the EU continued to obstruct the construction of the Moscow-backed gas pipeline, a Russian journalist has suggested.

Views on BG | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 14:59 | Viewed: 1268

Sofia’s Latest Move to Halt South Stream “Could Be More Serious”

The announcement that Bulgaria has halted work on the South Stream project “could be a bit more serious” than the previous one, a gas analyst has commented.

Views on BG | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 12:50 | Viewed: 1171

Forbes: 'The Bulgarian Banking Disaster'

An analysis of the latest developments in the case of Bulgaria’s Corporate Commercial Bank by Frances Coppola has been published on the website of Forbes magazine.

Views on BG | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 19:15 | Viewed: 1719

FT: Corpbank’s Bond Default Dents Bulgaria’s Credibility

International investors are not optimistic they will get their money from Bulgaria’s Corpbank after the troubled lender defaulted on a bond payment last week, the FT has said.

Views on BG | August 13, 2014, Wednesday // 14:45 | Viewed: 1610

Reuters: Risk Rises KTB Bondholders Will Seek Legal Action

The risk holders of Corpbank’s dollar-denominated bond will pursue legal action against the troubled Bulgarian lender and the state has increased, Reuters has reported.

Views on BG | August 12, 2014, Tuesday // 15:16 | Viewed: 1705

FT: Kristalina Georgieva 'Among Most Effective Commissioners'

Kristalina Georgieva has been nominated to become EU foreign policy chief "in an attempt to break the deadlock" over who will take the post, the Financial Times wrote Wednesday.

Views on BG | August 7, 2014, Thursday // 13:38 | Viewed: 964

BBC: Bulgaria Calls Snap Vote Amid Banking Crisis

Bulgaria will hold early general elections in October following the dissolution of parliament “amid the worst banking crisis” since the 1990s, the BBC said on Wednesday.

Views on BG | August 6, 2014, Wednesday // 17:45 | Viewed: 1094

Der Standard: Plevneliev Made Clear Interim Gov't Has Political Goals

With harsh criticism at outgoing government parties Bulgaria's President Plevneliev introduced on Tuesday his second caretaker government, Der Standard writes.

Views on BG | August 6, 2014, Wednesday // 16:53 | Viewed: 702

Reuters: Bliznashki Vows to Restore Citizens' Trust

Bulgaria’s caretaker premier Georgi Bliznashki has pledged to restore the people’s trust during the tenure of his cabinet, Reuters highlighted on Wednesday.

Views on BG | August 6, 2014, Wednesday // 16:34 | Viewed: 551

Der Spiegel: Bulgaria Has 'Pro-European' Interim Gov't

A Europe-friendly caretaker cabinet is now governing Bulgaria until the early elections, German weekly Der Spiegel's website [DE] wrote Wednesday.

Views on BG | August 6, 2014, Wednesday // 15:26 | Viewed: 1111

UK's Clegg to Urge Tighter Immigration Controls

Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will pledge tomorrow to tighten immigration controls for people from new European Union countries, The Telegraph has reported.

Views on BG | August 4, 2014, Monday // 12:00 | Viewed: 1705

German Intelligence: Russia Has An Interest In Bulgaria's Bankruptcy

In spite the sanctions, Russia's President Vladimir Putin continues expanding his sphere of influence, concludes an analysis of the German intelligence, published in German media.

Views on BG | July 31, 2014, Thursday // 12:50 | Viewed: 3322

The NYT: Political Crisis Jeopardizes Future of Bulgarian Bank

One of the biggest banks in Bulgaria is a "hostage" to a political crisis, which caused Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski to resign, writes Georgi Kantchev for The New York Times.

Views on BG | July 25, 2014, Friday // 14:22 | Viewed: 3796

Gov't Resignation in Bulgaria May Cause Problems for Gazprom

The resignation of the loyal to Moscow Bulgarian government may cause serious problems for Gazprom and the South Stream project, writes the Russian newspaper Kommersant.

Views on BG | July 25, 2014, Friday // 12:43 | Viewed: 985

Bulgaria Wins Balkan Prize

Every country aims to lower inflation, unemployment and lending rates, while increasing gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.

Views on BG | July 18, 2014, Friday // 11:24 | Viewed: 1308

Forbes: The Curious Case of the Bulgarian Bank Runs

The full text was published on Forbes magazine's website.

Views on BG | July 14, 2014, Monday // 13:20 | Viewed: 2185

Westinghouse Most Likely to Win Bulgarian Nuclear Deal

Westinghouse Electric is expected to sign a deal in the coming days to construct a nuclear reactor for Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP, reports Nikkei Asian Review.

Views on BG | July 3, 2014, Thursday // 11:16 | Viewed: 9799

EUObserver: Bulgaria Jittery After Bank Run 'Plot'

The article is from EUObserver

Views on BG | July 1, 2014, Tuesday // 15:53 | Viewed: 7675