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FT: Cash-Strapped Greeks Accepting Bulgarian Levs  

With banks in Greece closed since 29 June and cash withdrawals rationed at up to EUR 60 per day, the Bulgarian lev has gained the status of a ‘dependable and stable’ currency at shops, hotels and restaurants in northern Greece, the Financial Times has sai

Views on BG | July 10, 2015, Friday // 12:33 | Viewed: 4940

WSJ: Greek Crisis Hits Business in Border Towns in Neighbouring Bulgaria

The Greek debt crisis has sparked fears of contagion in neighboring countries and across Europe but in the Bulgarian town of Sandanski contagion is already real, reads an article in the Wall Street Journal.

Views on BG | July 9, 2015, Thursday // 16:18 | Viewed: 4261

Bulgaria Vulnerable to Developments in Greece - Reuters

Ex-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe are vulnerable to the crisis in Greece, a Reuters report reads, citing examples from Bulgaria.

Views on BG | July 3, 2015, Friday // 15:23 | Viewed: 5901

EUObserver: Bulgaria Eyes Greek Crisis Warily

Bulgaria is watching the crisis in neighboring Greece "through wary eyes," Brussels-based EUObserver writes.

Views on BG | July 1, 2015, Wednesday // 07:56 | Viewed: 1699

World Bank: Bulgaria Needs to Increase Productivity to Battle Demographic Crisis

A speeding up of the insolvency lawsuit procedures, providing of correct law implementation, improvement of the mechanisms of dealing with corruption and an improvement in the monitoring of the judiciary are all among the main recommendations of the World

Views on BG | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 12:55 | Viewed: 2080

Bloomberg: Grexit Threatens Bulgarian, Romanian Banking Industries

Bulgaria is among the countries with highest fiscal risk in the light of a possible Grexit scenario according to a Bloomberg report.

Views on BG | June 29, 2015, Monday // 13:55 | Viewed: 2881

WSJ: Pro-Western Bulgaria Is One of Putin's Targets

It should be of great concern in the West that Bulgaria is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's targets as he is trying to "reassemble as much of the former Soviet Union as he can," the WSJ said on Sunday.

Views on BG | June 29, 2015, Monday // 10:06 | Viewed: 8021

NY Times: Bulgaria Fears Spillover of Greece Baking Trouble

Bulgaria "has found itself under unwelcome scrutiny from financial experts and Western banks worried that Greece’s troubles could spread havoc farther afield," the New York Times writes in an article on Bulgaria.

Views on BG | June 26, 2015, Friday // 13:54 | Viewed: 5537

The Guardian: Sofia Is 'Social Behind a Socialist Facade'

"Looks vary greatly, from chalga (a popular music genre based on Balkan rhythms, associated with simple lyrics and provocative clothes) to sporty and from hippy to hipster," The Guardian says.

Views on BG | June 24, 2015, Wednesday // 10:13 | Viewed: 4694

BBC: 'Bulgaria's Fortified Frontier a Staging Post for Migrants'

The new border policy of Bulgaria has been discussed in the BBC article.

Views on BG | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 14:31 | Viewed: 3779

Foreign Affairs: ‘’Sofia Gives Moscow Some Attitude”

“What Sofia appears to finally understand is that dependence on Russia is not a viable development model and Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is a direct security threat,” Dariusz Kalan writes in the Foreign Affairs magazine.

Views on BG | June 11, 2015, Thursday // 10:40 | Viewed: 3216

Politico.eu: Migrants Flocking to Route Through EU’s Poorest State

Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, is turning into “the next frontier in Europe’s migrant crisis” after the Mediterranean, according to an article by politico.

Views on BG | June 8, 2015, Monday // 17:36 | Viewed: 5035

FT: Foreign Connections Help Bulgaria's Plovdiv 'Restore Past Glory'

And IT and outsourcing boom is helping Bulgaria's second-largest city Plovdiv regain part of its former cultural and economic prominence, the FT reports in an article about Bulgaria.

Views on BG | June 5, 2015, Friday // 09:35 | Viewed: 5190

Rosinvest.com: Bulgaria Pins Diversification Hopes on Azeri Gas via IGB

A landmark event, part of the project to bring Azeri gas supplies to Europe, could take place next month – the signing of the final investment decision on the construction of the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), according to an article carried by ros

Views on BG | May 28, 2015, Thursday // 16:07 | Viewed: 5281

Blick.ch: Who Will Stop Scrap Bulgarians?

What are Bulgarians regularly coming in pickups doing here, residents of the Herzogenbuchsee municipality in Northern Switzerland ask themselves according to Swiss website Blick.

Views on BG | May 27, 2015, Wednesday // 08:43 | Viewed: 3253

Le Monde: Bulgaria Is Weak Link in Fight Against Jihadist Networks

Kapitan Andreevo, the checkpoint on Bulgaria’s border with Turkey, has turned into the new front line in the war against the jihadist networks being waged by the West, according to an article published by Le Monde on Tuesday.

Views on BG | May 26, 2015, Tuesday // 16:24 | Viewed: 2263

Bloomberg: Bulgaria More at Risk from Grexit Contagion

Bulgaria is potentially exposed to a Grexit contagion more than its neighbors in Southeast Europe, a Morgan Stanley report argues.

Views on BG | May 12, 2015, Tuesday // 11:42 | Viewed: 2994

Bulgaria 'Has Huge Problem with Financial Illiteracy'

There is a huge problem with financial illiteracy in Bulgaria, renowned economist Prof Steve Hanke has opined.

Views on BG | May 11, 2015, Monday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1926

Bulgaria Narrow-Gauge Train 'Could Face the Axe'

A narrow-gauge train in Southwestern Bulgaria "is a lifeline for surrounding villages, but could face the axe," Channel News Asia warns in a report.

Views on BG | May 11, 2015, Monday // 09:25 | Viewed: 1749

Neo-Nazism Present in Bulgaria, Russian Foreign Ministry Believes

Several nationalist structures, including the Bulgarian National Movement and the Bulgarian National Union, show signs of "neo-Nazism", a report by the Russian Foreign Ministry argues.

Views on BG | May 5, 2015, Tuesday // 15:38 | Viewed: 2441

AFP: Bulgaria's Working Poor Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Some 48% of Bulgaria's 7.

Views on BG | May 4, 2015, Monday // 10:24 | Viewed: 4569
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