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      Veterans attend Day of Bravery in Sofia

      Bulgarian veterans from World War II attend a military parade at the Alexander Batemberg Square in Sofia, Bulgaria to...

    2. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Eurozone deflation revised away

      Inflation figures for the eurozone have been revised upwards, taking the single currency zone out of deflation...

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    1. April 12, 2016

      Brussels warns enforcing US visas would cost EU billions

      Forcing US visitors to apply for a visa would cost the EU billions, damage its tourism industry and threaten a...

    2. April 11, 2016

      Brussels considers end to visa free travel to EU for US visitors

      A long-simmering row between Brussels and Washington over visas is set to break into the open on Tuesday when the...

    3. April 6, 2016

      Petroceltic investors told to accept low 3p-per-share offer

      Petroceltic, the oil and gas explorer, has told shareholders to accept a £6.4m bid for the company, 99 per cent below...

    4. April 6, 2016

      How drones lift agriculture in Bulgaria to a higher plane

      Stefan Dimitrov, a farmer in Bulgaria’s central Rose Valley, has some unusual guardians to protect his 1,500 hectares...

    5. April 1, 2016

      ‘Stork Mountain’, by Miroslav Penkov

      When communist rule ends in his home country of Bulgaria, Miroslav Penkov’s anonymous narrator is eight years old. He...

    6. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Bulgaria dips toe back into bond markets

      Bulgaria is selling two new euro-denominated bonds as the eastern-European country becomes the latest emerging market...

    7. February 29, 2016

      Marxists’ gifts to the markets

      Business leaders and stock market investors tend not, as a rule, to be staunch supporters of hardline communism. But...

    8. Brussels Blog

      February 24, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Vienna Insurrection

      Welcome to Wednesday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    9. MBA blog

      February 19, 2016

      How I decided to do an MBA

      I do not remember where I first heard the term MBA. It is not a popular degree back in Bulgaria, where I am from, so I...

    10. February 19, 2016

      EU says Austria asylum move breaches Geneva Convention

      EU leaders have condemned a move by Austria to cap the number of asylum seekers arriving in the country, accusing...

    11. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      Merkel offers backing to Cameron on UK future

      German chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a powerful message of support for David Cameron’s EU reform plans and the...

    12. February 15, 2016

      Central Europe states keep migrant heat on Athens

      Central European countries have deferred to March plans to demand that the border between Greece and the rest of EU be...

    13. February 15, 2016

      Eastern Europe defies the gloom

      A commonly heard refrain in the current doom-laden environment is that the slump in oil prices is failing to spur...

    14. Brussels Blog

      February 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and The Wall

      This is Monday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    15. February 14, 2016

      Russian trade hit by sanctions and commodity crisis

      Russia’s trade with the EU’s eastern states fell by almost a third in 2015, as sanctions over Crimea and the economic...

    16. February 9, 2016

      Sofia, Bulgaria: shaking off its dour reputation

      Population 1.2m (unofficial estimates reach 2m)Estimated VC funding available €100m Corporation tax rate 10% • Capital...

    17. beyondbrics

      February 5, 2016

      Bulgaria is in danger of blowing its big moment

      The US is not the only country holding primaries for a position of world leadership. In Bulgaria, a fierce battle is...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2016

      Bright lights

      Vehicles are seen on a motorway as the sun sets near the city of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria   ...

    19. FT Data

      January 14, 2016

      Datawatch: deflation around the world

      Last year consumer prices fell in 24 countries out of the 189 with available data, the second-largest number in the...

    20. December 3, 2015

      The Lesson — film review: ‘Wry and insightful’

      The style is wonderfully plain and simple in The Lesson from Bulgaria, directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar...

    21. November 29, 2015

      Eastern Europe to confront Berlin over new Russian gas pipeline

      Eastern Europe is girding for another clash with Berlin over a Russian gas pipeline that would circumvent Ukraine and...

    22. November 26, 2015

      Tapping the talent of Generation D would be a key stroke for EU

      Forget Generation X or Y, Eva Paunova says Europe should be focusing further up the alphabet. As one of the younger...

    23. October 16, 2015

      Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov quits EU refugee summit

      Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov abruptly abandoned an EU summit focusing on the migrant crisis after reports of...

    24. FT Data

      October 9, 2015

      Life is better in twos

      Life is better in twos, at least according to the latest Eurostat results on life satisfaction. Couples with children...

    25. September 24, 2015

      Europe’s shadow economy costs €454bn in ‘lost’ taxes

      When Greece pushed up consumption taxes this summer in a bid to raise government revenues, struggling restaurant owners...

    26. September 24, 2015

      Outsourcing moves from Poland to Asia and eventually to robots

      In the less than the three decades since the Berlin Wall came down, Poland has become one of several eastern European...

    27. September 18, 2015

      Army on alert as almost 9,000 migrants surge into Croatia

      Croatia put its military on alert after almost 9,000 migrants surged into the country after being shut out of Hungary,...

    28. FT Alphaville

      September 18, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Bramson's second bid to board Electra

      Activists Edward Bramson and Worldview are stirring things up again with Electra and Petroceltic this morning. FT...

    29. September 6, 2015

      Viktor Orban uses migrant crisis to shore up his sagging popularity

      Since the surge of immigrants from the Middle East to Europe started last year, Hungary has been at the centre of...

    30. August 27, 2015

      Net immigration to UK hits record high of 330,000

      A rise in the number of foreign nationals seeking work in Britain has pushed net migration to an all-time record of...

    31. August 17, 2015

      Eastern members pressure Nato for permanent bases

      Nato’s eastern European members will join forces to increase pressure on the military alliance to station permanent...

    32. July 22, 2015

      Balkan banks avoid a dose of Greek flu

      This week’s reopening of Greek banks brought relief not just in that country but across a large chunk of south-east...

    33. July 16, 2015

      ECB puts in place secret credit lines with Bulgaria and Romania

      The European Central Bank has introduced secret credit lines to Bulgaria and Romania as part of a broader effort to...

    34. July 9, 2015

      Bulgarian lev gains currency in Greece as euro exit looms

      Like many Bulgarians, Kostadin Dobrev, is a regular visitor to the beaches and bars of northern Greece. But this week,...

    35. June 30, 2015

      European regulators seek to ease Greece contagion fears

      Central and eastern European regulators have sought to allay fears of contagion spreading from Greece to neighbouring...

    36. June 26, 2015

      Nato rethink risks confrontation with Russia

      In a sign of just how dramatically the geopolitical landscape of Europe has shifted since the Russian annexation of...

    37. June 9, 2015

      Israeli MP denies taking drugs and procuring prostitutes

      Israel’s ruling Likud party has been embarrassed by allegations that an MP procured prostitutes and used hard drugs,...

    38. June 5, 2015

      Bulgaria is becoming a top outsourcing destination

      The city of Plovdiv, dating back 6,000 years and rich in archeological treasures, is regaining some of its former...

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