Bulgaria  20/01/10

Rumiana Jeleva resigns in favor of Christalina Georgieva

Bulgarian Minister of Foreign affairs and EU Commissioner-Designate Rumiana Jeleva offered her resignation....
Bulgaria  20/01/10

Public Assassination Highlights Problems at the Interior Ministry

Notorious radio journalist Bobi Tzankov was shot dead on a street in central Sofia at noon on January 3....
Bulgaria  20/01/10

Bulgarian Construction Slumps 22%

Construction output plunged 21.9% in November 2009 compared to the same month a year ago, according to preliminary data from the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute published on January 11....
Bulgaria  15/01/10

Heated Debate after the Hearing of Bulgarian EU Commissioner-Designate

The parliamentary hearing of Bulgarian EU Commissioner-Designate Rumiana Jeleva and her weak performance triggered serious political discussion in the European Parliament, as well in Bulgaria....
Bulgaria  21/12/09

Bulgarian Opposition Still No Threat to the Government

Apart from minor conflicts GERB remains stable, while opposition parties continue to feud among themselves....
Albania  19/12/09

Increasing contribution in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama announced December 1 that the US will send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. The president also asked the other countries participating in the mission to increase their troop ...
Bulgaria  14/12/09

Order, Law and Justice's Parliamentary Group Dissolves in Bulgaria

Member of Parliament Mario Tagarinski quit the Order, Law and Justice (OLJ) party caucus, leaving it with nine members – one less than required for forming a parliamentary group....
Bulgaria  14/12/09

Bulgarian Government Sets Eurozone Entry as Top Priority

At the Economist Conferences' Eighth Business Roundtable with the Government of Bulgaria, PM Borisov declared his government would make every effort to adopt the euro before its term expires in 2014....
Bulgaria  03/12/09

Russia’s Far-Right Friends

Far-right parties in several eastern European countries have become prominent supporters of Russian interests and admirers of the Russian political-economic model....
Bulgaria  02/12/09

Will Germany save the CEE region?

Germany’s latest economic figures are making CEE countries giddy with hope. Most nations in the CEE region have only small domestic markets, making exports the only possible motor of economic growth. ...
Bulgaria  23/11/09

2010 Budget Passed in Bulgaria

The new government has passed its first major political hurdle, as Parliament passed the 2010 Budget by a safe margin. In addition, GERB made a clean sweep in this month’s mayoral by-elections....
Bulgaria  09/11/09

Most Significant Risk Factors that Could Hinder Economic Recovery in Bulgaria

Political corruption, misuse of public resources, sluggish and incompetent administration, an ineffective judicial system are the most important risk factors that could delay Bulgaria’s recovery....
Bulgaria  09/11/09

Draft 2010 Budget Approved by the Bulgarian Government

The Bulgarian government approved the 2010 draft budget which contains tough needed austerity measures. It now faces two readings in Parliament, but its passage is likely....
Albania  13/10/09

Ease of doing business - comparative chart between GCC, CEE and SEE regions

The chart shows absolute ranking of the selected countries in the World Bank Doing Business 2010 Report. Most SEE countries have improved their position since the last report. Despite this, they are i...
Bulgaria  12/10/09

Passing the budget is the first serious task of the Bulgarian government

The government of Citizen for European Development of Bulgaria is facing the first serious task since it came in power in July – passing the Budget 2010....
Bulgaria  06/10/09

Different recovery paths in the CEE region

The IMF revised its global growth prognosis in the autumn edition of World Economic Outlook. Recovery in Europe could be slower than the world average because of economic rigidity. The CEE countries s...
Bulgaria  05/10/09

Instigations Lead to Ethnic and Religious Tensions in Bulgaria

The Monument of the "Unknown Turkish Soldier" in the village of Slavyanovo was demolished. The authorities announced that the monument was illegally raised and it is only a provocation....
Bulgaria  23/09/09

Bulgarian government: dealing with the forerunners instead of reforms

First forty days of the new rightist Bulgarian Government were concentrated mostly on revealing the mistakes, corruption practices and misuses of the previous government....
Bulgaria  10/09/09

Conflicts between the President and the PM over energy issues in Bulgaria

President of Bulgaria George Parvanov severely criticized the new government for the lack of continuity of the energy policy....
Bulgaria  03/09/09

Putin-Borisov Meeting on the Joint Energy Projects

Russia shows no sign of relieving pressure on Bulgaria over energy issues....

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