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    1. March 25, 2015

      Free Lunch: Understanding Greece

      Deficits without debt, default without Grexit Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel are no doubt right that it is better to talk...

    2. March 15, 2015

      Gazprom: Keeping the taps open

      First came the stake-out. On foot and by car they took the measure of the buildings, the entrances and the layout, plotting...

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    1. 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. February 17, 2015

      British think-tanks ‘less transparent about sources of funding’

      British think-tanks are less transparent about their sources of funding than their European counterparts, with famous names...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      Bulgaria lines up €3.5bn bond issues as crises ease

      After a difficult two years that saw five governments, ongoing street protests and a banking crisis, Bulgaria’s politics and...

    3. December 30, 2014

      Romanian and Bulgarian migrant numbers remain steady

      Romanian and Bulgarian migration to Britain has remained steady over the past few years, according to new research which...

    4. Nick Butler

      December 7, 2014

      A passage to India — Putin goes to New Delhi

      Russia’s President Vladimir Putin heads to New Delhi next weekend and will sign a deal with India on energy supply, marking...

    5. FT Alphaville

      December 3, 2014

      FirstFt (the new Lunch Wrap)

      Bhopal remembered, Iran strikes Isis and Martin Wolf welcomes oil price fall Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary say they had no...

    6. December 2, 2014

      Anger and dismay as Russia scraps $50bn gas plan

      Eastern European nations reacted with shock and anger to Russia’s decision to abandon South Stream, its $50bn gas pipeline...

    7. December 2, 2014

      Saipem and South Stream: Eni ideas?

      The Black Sea is the largest basin of anoxic water in the world: it lacks oxygen. So it is a bit like the long-delayed South...

    8. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2014

      Could the "cancelled" South Stream pipeline be revived?

      Vladimir Putin seemed pretty emphatic on Monday that Russia would stop construction of the South Stream gas pipeline,...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Russia to abandon South Stream pipeline, says Putin

      President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia would stop construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, shelving a...

    10. November 30, 2014

      Russians find the good life in Bulgaria

      Looking to escape the stress of Moscow? For middle-class Russians, Bulgaria has become a popular place to acquire a second...

    11. November 30, 2014

      Bulgarians see Russian hand in anti-shale protests

      It took barely a week of street protests by environmentalists in January 2012 before Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria’s prime...

    12. November 27, 2014

      Net UK migration surges 43%

      UK net migration has risen 78,000 to 260,000 over the past year, definitively thwarting the Conservative party’s “no ifs, no...

    13. November 6, 2014

      Boyko Borisov unveils Bulgarian cabinet line-up

      Boyko Borisov, former Bulgarian prime minister, presented his right-of-centre party’s proposed cabinet to the nation’s...

    14. November 6, 2014

      Bulgaria’s Corpbank loses licence after report reveals $2.6bn hole

      Bulgaria’s central bank has stripped the country’s fourth-largest lender of its banking licence months after a dispute...

    15. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2014

      Fragile government to address Bulgaria’s woes

      Boyko Borisov: he's back It is a minority administration involving a coalition within a coalition, backed by another...

    16. October 24, 2014

      Cameron’s overreaction to a modest EU matter

      Britain has picked many fights with its European partners at EU summits over the past decades. Few have been as tense as...

    17. October 21, 2014

      Europe needs the will to build an energy union

      The EU’s 28 member states face many challenges if they are to revive Europe’s sluggish economy. One of the most important –...

    18. October 19, 2014

      Eastern Europe attacks planned EU emissions curbs

      The EU’s plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 has come under heavy assault as an increasing number of eastern...

    19. The World

      October 15, 2014

      Impact of six-year Greek recession laid bare

      Greece’s latest annual survey of living standards, published on Monday by the country’s independent statistical agency...

    20. October 14, 2014

      Poland leads opposition to EU energy deal

      Poland and other eastern European countries are prepared to scupper the EU’s landmark climate change deal next week if they...

    21. October 14, 2014

      Can Europe wean itself off Russian gas?

      The night shift at Agropolychim, Bulgaria’s biggest fertiliser plant, received a fax at 4.30am on January 6 2009 warning...

    22. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: frontier market multinationals propel growth

      By Tomás Guerrero, ESADE Business School During 2013, frontier markets’ performance was well above emerging markets. The...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      Bulgaria's election: lack of clarity threatens governability

      Bulgaria will have to conjure its fifth government in less than two years from its most fragmented parliament since the fall...

    24. October 6, 2014

      Bulgaria faces political stand-off after indecisive poll

      Bulgaria faces a political stand-off after the centre-right party of Boyko Borisov, a former prime minister, came first in...

    25. October 5, 2014

      Borisov ahead in Bulgarian poll

      The centre-right party led by Boyko Borisov, a former prime minister, was poised to win Bulgaria’s general election on...

    26. October 3, 2014

      Bulgarians go to the polls amid discontent

      He used to be Bulgaria’s most popular politician: a former karate champion and mayor of Sofia who plastered the capital with...

    27. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2014

      Bulgarian defence minister: spending to rise in wake of Russian invasion of Ukraine

      Bulgaria must bolster defence spending in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and war in the Middle East, the...

    28. August 28, 2014

      EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

      David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a surge...

    29. August 24, 2014

      South Stream gas project may now be a pipe dream

      In November 2005, a pipeline called Blue Stream was inaugurated to bring Russian gas across the Black Sea to Turkey. It was,...

    30. August 20, 2014

      Westinghouse urges EU to break dependency on Russian nuclear fuel

      Westinghouse, the Japanese-US atomic group, is pressing the EU to introduce competition rules that will break eastern...

    31. August 12, 2014

      Unease grows among investors in Bulgaria’s Corpbank

      When Alex Nikolayev signed up for expensive treatment at a private clinic, his plan was to pay for it using money from his...

    32. August 11, 2014

      Bulgaria’s president attacks oligarchs

      Bulgaria’s president has strongly criticised the country’s politicians and powerful oligarchs for relying too heavily on...

    33. August 10, 2014

      OMV says Ukraine crisis will not hit pipeline

      The stand-off between the west and Russia over Ukraine will not derail the planned Russian-led South Stream gas pipeline,...

    34. July 24, 2014

      Bulgaria set for October general election

      Bulgaria’s parliament has approved the resignation of premier Plamen Oresharski and his cabinet after a turbulent 14 months...

    35. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2014

      Bulgarian government resigns, battered and unloved

      And it's goodbye from him Bulgaria’s battered and unloved government formally resigned on July 24, its reputation shaken by...

    36. beyondbrics

      July 18, 2014

      Bulgaria turns to ECB to stave off banking crisis

      Bulgaria’s under-fire central bank has turned to the European Central Bank to oversee the country’s financial system days...

    37. July 16, 2014

      Potential for crisis aftershocks at eastern European banks

      Does the danger of a new banking crisis lurk in central and eastern Europe? Investors are certainly skittish after several...

    38. July 16, 2014

      Miners tap into rich seam of ‘internet of things’

      Half a kilometre below ground at Chelopech in Bulgaria, a hard-hatted miner jabs his finger at one of his most useful tools...

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