Bulgaria

22 September 2014
Ukraine Economic News Is All Bad, IMF Holds Bosnia’s Fiscal Feet to the Fire

Plus, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania strengthen defense ties, and work starts on a key Russia-bypassing gas pipeline.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
19 September 2014
Kyiv Gets Aid and Promises from Washington, Sikorski Gets the Boot

Plus, Bulgaria is accused of abusing Syrian asylum seekers, and Turkmenistani troops stake out turf in Afghanistan. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
Stefan Füle
17 September 2014
Crimean Tatar Assembly Raided, Ukraine Legislators Back EU Pact

Plus, three countries are faulted over Roma polices, and an appeal to help Uzbekistan leader’s detained daughter. 

By Timothy Spence
 
8 September 2014
Estonian Faces Spy Charge in Moscow, NATO Members Deny Plan to Arm Ukraine

Plus, Georgia tightens defense ties with the West and Baku takes another swipe at civil society. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
4 September 2014
Europe’s Unhappy Family
Bulgarians have a lot to worry about. New to the list is concern about a banking crisis.
By Boyko Vassilev
 
1 September 2014
Donald Tusk Tapped to Head EU Leaders’ Council, Confusion Over Putin’s Use of the S-word

Plus, Croatia warns ex-Yugoslav neighbors to cooperate on wartime disappeared and Skopje’s retro makeover rolls on, whatever the cost.

By Piers Lawson, Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
20 August 2014
Ukraine Tightens Grip on Russian TV, Bulgaria’s Border Barrier Gets Longer

Plus, a Russian opposition leader ends his prison hunger strike and Iran weans itself from Turkmenistani gas.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye and Anders Ryehauge
 
13 August 2014
Ukraine Considers Restrictive Media Law, Moscow Reveals Belarus Airbase Site

Plus, Kazakhstan trims ministries as economy shows signs of slowdown and Kyrgyzstan’s neighbors withhold vital energy supplies.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
7 August 2014
Russia Set to Restrict Food Imports, Maidan Holdouts Fight Clearing of Tent Camp

Plus, Albania takes aim at suspected diploma mills and Uzbekistani bondholders get a nasty surprise. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Jeremy Druker
 
7 August 2014
Bulgaria, Italian Style

Emigration, corruption, ‘colorful’ politics: is Bulgaria the EU’s ‘second Italy’?

By Boyko Vassilev
 

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