It is ranked 69th out of 168 countries probed by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI), who have designated it the most crooked in Europe.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuse Bulgarian police of summarily returning migrants to Turkey in addition to stealing their belongings and beating them up.
Russia could build a pipeline to a new gas hub on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, Boyko Borisov says.
Energy-rich but lacking infrastructure, Turkmenistan looks to huge new markets in the EU and South Asia.
The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.