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      Nato rethink risks confrontation with Russia

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    1. Bulgaria 2012

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    1. 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,...

    2. 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 cultural...

    3. June 5, 2015

      EU teams help countries rethink research and innovation

      Hungarian leaders often speak with pride of the innovations the country has given the world: the ballpoint pen, the espresso...

    4. June 5, 2015

      Opinion: Southeast Europe can lead the way in clean energy

      At the end of 2014, Silicon Valley’s Progress Software Corporation acquired the Bulgarian software start-up Telerik for...

    5. June 4, 2015

      SEC sues Bulgarian trader over bogus Avon bid

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has sued PTG Capital, the possibly fake company that made a bogus bid for Avon in...

    6. May 28, 2015

      All EU economies set to expand for first time since crisis

      All the economies of EU member states are set to expand this year for the first time since the financial crisis as a...

    7. May 7, 2015

      Gazprom announces deal with Ankara to build Black Sea pipeline

      Gazprom says it has reached agreement with Ankara to build a “Turkish Stream” pipeline across the Black Sea, bringing the...

    8. beyondbrics

      May 5, 2015

      Time to end Europe's dependence on Russian energy

      Margrethe Vestager is one of the most influential women in Danish politics but it was her recent decisions as European...

    9. April 21, 2015

      Tate & Lyle wields axe to bolster profits

      Tate & Lyle is to withdraw from European bulk ingredients and take an axe to its sucralose operations in a restructuring...

    10. April 15, 2015

      Analysis: Turkey pivotal to future of European gas supplies

      On March 16, the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia travelled to Kars in Turkey’s mountainous northeast, and then...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      April 14, 2015

      Marines stand to attention in Sliven

      US Marines stand to attention during a military exercise at the Novo Selo military base near the town of Sliven, 290 km from...

    12. April 14, 2015

      Property investors look beyond central and eastern Europe’s capital cities

      Judging by the number of cranes and construction sites dotting the sides of Warsaw’s main commercial street, it is easy to...

    13. beyondbrics

      April 2, 2015

      Do windfalls of public funds encourage corruption? Evidence from a natural disaster

      In 2004 and 2005, Bulgaria was unexpectedly hit by torrential rain that caused extensive flooding. To deal with the...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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 –...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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