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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: 2868

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

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: 1049

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: 1854

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: 1018

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: 890

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: 1136

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: 1073

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: 1579

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: 1470

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: 1535

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: 896

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: 1011

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: 605

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: 454

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: 960

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: 1679