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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. July 11, 2014

    Bulgaria bank faces bankruptcy proceedings

    One of Bulgaria’s biggest banks faces bankruptcy proceedings after the country’s central bank reported that documentation...

  11. Brussels Blog

    July 7, 2014

    Carbon emissions and the Polish Puzzle

    The Belchatow power station in central Poland, one of the largest coal-burning plants in the world While Brussels winds down...

  12. July 2, 2014

    New generation hit Murray and company with a Big Bang

    After the wipeouts suffered by the England football, cricket and rugby teams, it was the Scotsman Andy Murray’s turn on...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    July 2, 2014

    Murray crashes out of Wimbledon

    John Walton/PA Great Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates a point against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their quarter-final...

  14. June 30, 2014

    Fears of Bulgarian financial crisis ease with central bank action

    Bulgaria’s banking system appeared to be stabilising late on Monday after the EU approved a Lev3.3bn (€1.7bn) emergency...

  15. FT Alphaville

    June 30, 2014

    Bulgaria couldn't be better, thanks for asking [Update]

    According to the FT, Bulgaria’s political leaders held emergency talks on Sunday following Friday’s bank run, the second in...

  16. June 29, 2014

    Bulgaria’s leaders hold emergency talks over bank weaknesses

    Bulgaria’s political leaders held emergency talks on Sunday with Rosen Plevneliev, the president, following warnings by the...

  17. June 27, 2014

    Second Bulgarian bank under threat

    Bulgaria’s central bank said on Friday the banking system was operating “smoothly and seamlessly” in spite of a run on a...

  18. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2014

    Bulgarian tycoon lashes out over stricken bank

    Controversial Bulgarian tycoon Tzvetan Vassilev blamed Sofia’s state prosecution service and media attacks for sparking a...

  19. June 26, 2014

    Bulgaria raises €1.5bn in well received eurobond issue

    Bulgaria, the EU’s poorest member state, raised just under €1.5bn on Thursday in a new government bond that attracted orders...

  20. June 22, 2014

    Bulgaria rushes to nationalise politically-connected bank

    Bulgaria’s central bank on Sunday announced the nationalisation of Corporate Commercial Bank, an overstretched private...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    June 20, 2014

    Clearing the Bulgarian floods

    EPA People drain their flooded houses in the neighbourhood of Asparuhovo in the Varna, Bulgaria, after torrential rain and...

  22. beyondbrics

    June 18, 2014

    Bulgaria prepares for snap election as battered government steps down

    Bulgaria will hold an early election in the autumn, with the beleaguered government set to step down after barely a year in...

  23. June 16, 2014

    Gazprom: heat is off

    Russia has won back Crimea. In the economic fight over gas, it is faring much worse. Gazprom’s minority shareholders – who...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 11, 2014

    Chevron’s Bulgaria pull-out a blow for energy security

    European advocates of shale gas – and they do exist – have been hoping that the Ukraine crisis might galvanise governments...

  25. June 9, 2014

    Bulgaria deals Russia setback over gas pipeline project

    Bulgaria’s prime minister has halted work on a new Russian-led pipeline that would provide a route around Ukraine for...

  26. Brussels Blog

    June 6, 2014

    Is Russia-EU standoff hinging on Bulgarian politics?

    Russia's Vladimir Putin at the launch of South Stream's Black Sea pipeline in 2012 Is it possible that, once again, one of...

  27. May 28, 2014

    EU should stop worrying about deflation

    Deflation is the dog that did not bark after the financial crisis. It was a real and present danger in the depths of the...

  28. May 23, 2014

    Across Europe in a haulage truck

    Haulage trucks criss-cross the continent all day and night and have redefined the map of Europe. Andrew Byrne jumps aboard...

  29. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Emerging Europe turns EM growth star in Q1

    Economic growth in emerging Europe surged in the first quarter as Germany’s dynamism drove manufacturing output and fears of...

  30. May 14, 2014

    Sofia set to decide fate of foreign electricity companies

    Bulgarian authorities are poised to decide whether to eject a trio of Czech and Austrian electricity distributors in a case...

  31. FT Data

    May 6, 2014

    European Parliament's turnout problem in 3 charts

    by Nassos Stylianou and John Burn-Murdoch Between May 22 and 25, some 400 million people will be eligible to vote in the...

  32. May 4, 2014

    Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline to Europe divides EU

    Russia’s determination to start building a major gas pipeline into Europe next month regardless of opposition from Brussels...

  33. beyondbrics

    April 28, 2014

    The South Stream "pipeline" and Bulgarian syntactical gymnastics

    When is a pipeline not a pipeline? When it’s a highly-controversial Russian energy project that would cut Ukraine out of the...

  34. beyondbrics

    April 18, 2014

    Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine

    Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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