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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: 1586

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: 3076

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: 2449

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: 847

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: 3350

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: 610

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: 969

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: 1220

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: 4224

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: 1874

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: 3011

Euromoney: Analysts Say KTB Woes to Hit Bulgaria Standing in Brussels

The crisis at Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) is likely to delay Bulgaria’s intention to join the Eurozone event further, Euromoney magazine has reported, quoting analysts.

Views on BG | August 27, 2014, Wednesday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1071

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: 2748

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: 1037

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: 913

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: 1167

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: 1099

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: 1605

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: 1493

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: 1575

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: 915