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  1. April 4, 2014

    A new crop of rose perfumes

    When it comes to fragrances, would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? As spring bursts into bloom, that is the...

  2. March 23, 2014

    Russia gas plan in doubt, says Eni chief

    Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Eni, is doubtful about the future of the South Stream project intended to pipe Russian gas...

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  1. Special Report: Bulgaria 2012

    A sense of progress is evident despite slow post-crisis growth and the need to rein in...
  2. Central & Eastern Europe: Energy and Infrastructure

    The central and eastern Europe region has recognised it has to update its energy and t...
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  1. March 17, 2014

    Russia tensions risk higher gas prices for Europe, says Eni boss

    Europe will face disrupted supplies and higher prices for gas next winter if tensions with Russia cut off flows through...

  2. March 14, 2014

    In praise of diversity and a digital future

    Ilian Mihov professes to have one claim to fame: that he is the first professor from eastern Europe to become dean of a...

  3. March 10, 2014

    Survey points to Vucic triumph in Serbia parliamentary elections

    Aleksandar Vucic is expected to lead his conservative Progressive party to victory in Serbia’s parliamentary elections on...

  4. March 7, 2014

    Central and eastern European leaders see Russian fears confirmed

    For some central and eastern European political leaders, the Kremlin’s military intervention in Ukraine serves as powerful...

  5. February 12, 2014

    EU professionals find plenty of work in UK

    Sir James Dyson made headlines last month when he announced his household appliances group would create 3,000 science and...

  6. beyondbrics

    February 11, 2014

    Guest post: Emerging Europe needs demand stimulus

    By Liviu Voinea, Minister Delegate for Budget, Romania The recent turmoil in some emerging markets sharpens a focus on...

  7. February 3, 2014

    Corruption in the EU costs business €120bn a year, study finds

    Corruption has increased since the sovereign debt crisis hit the eurozone and costs the EU economy about €120bn a year in...

  8. February 3, 2014

    A prosperous Germany also worries about the cost of EU migrants

    As dusk falls in Mallinckrodt Road, a shabby street in the gritty German city of Dortmund, two young men in hoodies are...

  9. January 27, 2014

    Cameron faces rebellion over immigration from Romania and Bulgaria

    David Cameron has tried to douse a Tory rebellion on immigration this week, claiming that the early signs suggested there...

  10. January 23, 2014

    Most Romanians in UK have jobs

    Working age migrants from Romania and Bulgaria are more likely to be employed than UK-born people of a similar age, official...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    January 22, 2014

    Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open

    Aijaz Rahi/AP Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria is silhouetted as he plays Rafael Nadal of Spain during their quarter final at the...

  12. January 16, 2014

    Romanian labour minister warns of disastrous skills exodus

    Mariana Campeanu, Romania’s labour minister, warned that the mass exodus of young qualified workers suffered by the eastern...

  13. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    CEE outlook: much like its weather

    The weather in central Europe tends to be unspectacular but not unpleasant; the region’s economic forecasts for 2014 are...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    January 13, 2014

    Ribnovo bride

    Sean Gallup/Getty Images Bride Fatme Inus emerges to present herself to villagers towards the end of her two-day wedding to...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    January 6, 2014

    Epiphany Day in Bulgaria

    Nikolay Doychinov/AFP Men perform a traditional dance in the icy waters of the Tundzha River in the town of Kalofer,...

  16. January 5, 2014

    Miliband attacked over plan to close opt-out on equal pay

    Employers have accused Ed Miliband of putting jobs at risk after the Labour leader announced on Sunday that he wanted to put...

  17. January 1, 2014

    Lifting of UK immigration controls triggers intense EU debate

    The lifting of temporary controls that stopped Romanian and Bulgarian citizens from working in the UK has caused intense...

  18. beyondbrics

    December 27, 2013

    2013 in review: stock exchange winners and losers

    If you had $100 at the start of 2013, and took a punt on a few emerging market exchanges, which ones would have made you a...

  19. December 20, 2013

    David Cameron threatens to veto future EU enlargements

    David Cameron has threatened to veto future enlargements of the EU – including the accession of countries like Serbia and...

  20. beyondbrics

    December 16, 2013

    Bulgaria: S&P negative outlook reflects harsh reality

    Bulgaria’s government has been besieged by protesters for six months, and oversees an economy that has averaged growth of...

  21. December 10, 2013

    Chinese hackers accused of accessing European ministries

    Chinese hackers broke into the computer systems of five European governments ahead of the G20 summit in September, according...

  22. December 5, 2013

    Q&A: UK and EU migration

    When David Cameron, UK prime minister, vowed last week to crack down on EU migration by restricting the right to benefits...

  23. December 4, 2013

    Open EU borders are reciprocal and fair

    The EU’s open borders have resulted in “the biggest migration in Europe outside wartime”, David Cameron complained in the...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    December 3, 2013

    Young refugees in Sofia

    Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images Children wait to receive aid distributed by the Bulgarian Red Cross and the Medical...

  25. December 3, 2013

    Brazil’s economy grows less than expected

    It has been a muted start to the holiday season with retail sales easing off in a number of countries, while Brazil’s...

  26. December 3, 2013

    Cameron hints that immigration target could be missed

    David Cameron has said his aspiration to cut net migration to the UK to below 100,000 was based on balanced levels of EU...

  27. November 26, 2013

    Free movement within Europe needs to be less free

    On January 1, the people of Romania and Bulgaria will have the same right to work in the UK as other EU citizens. I know...

  28. beyondbrics

    November 25, 2013

    Frontier markets on a tear - but can it last?

    Frontier markets have come out of 2013 a lot better than emerging ones, as the FT’s Robin Wigglesworth noted. The MSCI...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    November 22, 2013

    Refugees in Bulgaria

    Valentina Petrova/AP Refugee children from Syria try to stay warm near an open fire in front of their unheated tents in a...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    November 20, 2013

    Gunning for parliament

    Stoyan Nenov/Reuters Students in gas masks and carrying cardboard fake guns demonstrate in front of the parliament in Sofia,...

  31. Off Message

    November 18, 2013

    UKIP finds a perfect issue - and a whole lot of money

    In an interview with the Telegraph, Paul Skyes, a eurosceptic businessman who claims he spent nearly £5m campaigning against...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    November 12, 2013

    Syrian refugees in Bulgaria

    Nikolay Doychinov/AFP A Syrian refugee holds a baby in a refugee camp in the town of Harmanli, southeast of Sofia on...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    October 29, 2013

    Syrian children in Sofia

    Stoyan Nenov/Reuters Syrian children play on a tree as they wait for the distribution of food outside a refugee centre in...

  34. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2013

    Boss of Czech energy powerhouse steps down

    Martin Roman (pictured), the skilled political player who helped turn the Czech Republic’s CEZ into one of central Europe’s...

  35. October 24, 2013

    MBA Challenge winners reach for the stars

    The winning team of this year’s FT MBA Challenge was aptly named Per Aspera Ad Astra, a Latin phrase which roughly...

  36. October 18, 2013

    Infrastructure: Poor roads blight bridge over Danube

    The Stambul Kapiya, A robust but elegant gateway, stands at the heart of Vidin, a quiet town on the Danube in northwestern...

  37. October 9, 2013

    War in Syria is good business for people smugglers

    Abu Hussein reckons he has brought 1,000 Syrians out of the country and to the Gulf, Europe and elsewhere in the past year....

  38. October 4, 2013

    Consumer prices surge in Uruguay

    A rather quiet end to the week, especially as the US shutdown means the all-important non-farm payrolls report will not be...

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