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    1. May 13, 2013

      Bulgaria struggles to form coalition

      Bulgaria faced political stalemate on Monday as the centre-right winner of the country’s general election struggled to find...

    2. December 4, 2012

      Governance: Policy makers carry the fight to escape from Europe’s shadows

      Almost six years after Bulgaria’s entry into the EU, an occasional cloud of disappointment drifts over Sofia as Bulgarians...

    Special Reports

    1. Bulgaria 2012

      A sense of progress is evident despite slow post-crisis growth and the need to rein in...
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    1. January 26, 2012

      European left sets sights on treaty

      The European left, increasingly consigned to the continent’s political margins, is taking aim at a German-inspired fiscal...

    2. August 16, 2010

      Bulgaria steps up fight against crime

      Bulgaria’s informal indicator of organised crime activity – fleets of black SUVs filled with shaven-headed men in dark suits...

    3. July 15, 2010

      Ex-Bulgarian PM rejects document misuse claim

      Bulgaria’s former prime minister on Thursday rejected accusations he had mislaid classified documents while in office,...

    4. July 6, 2009

      Exit polls show Borissov ahead in Bulgaria's election

      Exit polls showed a new right-of-centre party led by Boyko Borissov, a former police officer and mayor of Sofia, holding a...

    5. July 6, 2009

      Exit polls show Borissov ahead in Bulgaria

      Exit polls showed a new right-of-centre party led by Boyko Borissov, a former police officer and mayor of Sofia, holding a...

    6. June 18, 2009

      Frustration at slow progress in EU

      Several thousand middle-aged Bulgarians rallied in Sofia on Tuesday outside the office of Sergey Stanishev, the prime...

    7. May 15, 2009

      Workers protest on gas cuts to Sofia plant

      Police clashed in central Sofia on Friday with workers protesting against the cut-off of gas supplies to Kremikovtzi, the...

    8. February 17, 2009

      Anti-corruption

      Brussels blog (Tony Barber) : Last week I met Ivan Simonovic, justice minister of Croatia, whose bid to join the European...

    9. Brussels Blog

      February 16, 2009

      Romania's anti-corruption efforts slow down - or go backwards

      Last week I met Ivan Simonovic, justice minister of Croatia, whose bid to join the European Union in 2011 or 2012 depends to...

    10. January 22, 2009

      Losers litter battlefield for Europe’s gas

      The natural gas war between Russia and Ukraine that caused dire energy shortages across eastern Europe in the past three...

    11. January 22, 2009

      Losers litter battlefield for Europe's gas

      The natural gas war between Russia and Ukraine that caused dire energy shortages across eastern Europe in the past three...

    12. January 15, 2009

      Shortages spark Sofia clash

      Bulgarian police clashed with demonstrators outside the parliament building in Sofia yesterday amid rising political and...

    13. January 14, 2009

      Peaceful protest turns to riot in Sofia

      Bulgarian police on Wednesday clashed with demonstrators outside the parliament building in Sofia amid rising political and...

    14. January 13, 2009

      Bulgarians review links with Moscow

      The gas crisis has prompted Bulgaria, which suffered the worst energy shortages, to consider cutting its dependence on...

    15. January 12, 2009

      Bulgarians review links with Moscow

      The gas crisis has prompted Bulgaria, which suffered the worst energy shortages, to consider cutting its dependence on...

    16. January 9, 2009

      Industry grinds to halt as gas runs short

      The impact of the Russia-Ukraine gas crisis on industry grew yesterday, as energy-intensive manufacturers - from cars to...

    17. January 8, 2009

      Industry grinds to halt as gas runs short

      The impact of the Russia-Ukraine gas crisis on industry grew on Thursday, as energy-intensive manufacturers – from cars to...

    18. December 4, 2008

      Europe's socialists: 'free market failed'

      Brussels blog (Tony Barber): To get a sense of how the financial turmoil and economic recession are reshaping European...

    19. Brussels Blog

      December 3, 2008

      Europe's socialists fight under the banner: "The Free Market Failed"

      To get a sense of how the financial turmoil and economic recession are reshaping European politics, take a look at...

    20. Brussels Blog

      November 20, 2008

      From Elba to Bulgaria: the life story of Dominique de Villepin

      It is unfortunate that Dominique de Villepin, the former French prime minister, must stand trial for alleged involvement in...

    21. June 12, 2008

      At Europe’s wild frontier: How Bulgaria is struggling to combat organised crime

      Svetlana Stoeva pulls on her cigarette as she recalls the moment she learnt that her husband was dead – shot on his way to...

    22. June 10, 2008

      Bulgaria warns sanctions could boost extremists

      Brussels risks undermining Bulgaria's government and boosting political extremists if it imposes tough sanctions on Sofia...

    23. April 23, 2008

      Bulgaria moves to reassure EU over crime

      Sergey Stanishev, Bulgaria's prime minister, replaced three cabinet ministers yesterday in an attempt to persuade the...

    24. April 23, 2008

      Bulgaria moves to reassure EU over battle against crime

      Sergey Stanishev, Bulgaria's prime minister, replaced three cabinet ministers yesterday in an attempt to persuade the...

    25. April 17, 2008

      Bulgaria struggles to topple gangsters

      Rumen Petkov, Bulgaria's chain-smoking interior minister, was riding high last Friday after the Socialist-led government...

    26. April 17, 2008

      Bulgaria struggles to topple gangsters

      Rumen Petkov, Bulgaria's chain-smoking interior minister, was riding high last Friday after the Socialist-led government...

    27. April 15, 2008

      Minister pays price for Sofia shootings

      The sacking of Rumen Petkov, Bulgaria's interior minister, following two gangland-style shootings in Sofia, the capital,...

    28. April 14, 2008

      Minister pays price for Bulgaria shootings

      The sacking of Rumen Petkov, Bulgaria’s interior minister, following two gangland-style shootings in Sofia, the capital,...

    29. July 15, 2007

      Bulgaria moves to tackle organised crime

      Bulgaria’s parliament is on Monday due to approve the appointment of new ministers of the economy and justice with a brief...

    30. June 14, 2007

      Ten groups eye up nuclear plant

      Ten European energy groups have shown interest in becoming strategic investors in a €2bn ($2.7bn) project to build a new...

    31. May 22, 2007

      Populists claim slender win in Bulgaria poll

      A new rightwing party led by Boyko Borissov, the populist mayor of Sofia, scored a marginal victory in Bulgaria's first...

    32. May 21, 2007

      Populists triumph in Bulgaria

      A new party led by Boyko Borissov, the populist mayor of Sofia, scored a marginal victory in Bulgaria’s first European...

    33. May 8, 2007

      Bulgaria PM suspends minister

      Sergei Stanishev, Bulgaria's prime minister, yesterday suspended Rumen Ovcharov, the economy and energy minister, saying he...

    34. May 7, 2007

      Bulgaria PM suspends minister

      Sergei Stanishev, Bulgaria’s prime minister, on Monday suspended Rumen Ovcharov, the economy and energy minister, saying he...

    35. October 31, 2006

      Parvanov win painted as pro-EU triumph

      Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov's decisive victory in Sunday's elections over his far-right-challenger was yesterday...

    36. October 30, 2006

      Parvanov win painted as pro-EU triumph

      Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov’s decisive victory in Sunday’s elections over his far-right-challenger, was on Monday...

    37. September 27, 2006

      EU enlargement: forcing the issue

      Diana Wallis, a British MEP, had it right when she denounced the entirely unacceptable way in which the EU handled...

    38. Brussels Blog

      September 27, 2006

      EU enlargement: forcing the issue

      Diana Wallis, a British MEP, had it right when she denounced the entirely unacceptable way in which the EU handled...

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