Bulgaria

24 July 2014
Lost in the Flood

Shoddy, illegal settlements and more frequent weather catastrophes make the Balkans’ Roma communities increasingly perilous places.

By Mariana Ionova
 
Miro Cerar
15 July 2014
Newcomer Wins Slovenian Elections, Abducted Ukrainian Journalist Found Dead

Plus, Bulgaria turns over supervision of banks to the EU and Russia announces big plans for a Siberian railway.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
Boyko Vassilev
3 July 2014
The War to Remember and Forget

In some ways World War I killed Bulgaria’s last, best dream, but it doesn’t have to stay dead.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
2 July 2014
Russia Bans Internet ‘Extremism,’ Bulgaria Faces New EU Sanctions

Plus, more bad news for Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil project, and supporters fear for the safety of an academic detained in Tajikistan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
30 June 2014
Russia Mounts Massive Military Exercises, Montenegrin Court SuspendsTabloid for Tarring Activist

Plus, scandals prompt Serbia to mull vetting officials’ academic claims and the Eurasian Union remains open to Ukrainian imports – for now. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
Bulgaria Flood June 100
26 June 2014
Central Asians Lured to Fight in Ukraine, Bulgaria Copes with Floods Aftermath

Plus, Croatia is the new Greece and police in Dagestan kill a suspected militant.

By By Piers Lawson, Barbara Frye, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
9 June 2014
Ukraine’s President Vows to Sign EU Deal, Few Vote in Kosovo Election

Plus, Bulgaria stops work on South Stream but says it will ultimately press on, and long sentences are handed out in a Russian journalist’s killing.

By Jeremy Druker, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, Piers Lawson, and Madeleine Stern
 
6 June 2014
Bulgarian Government Teetering Over South Stream, Investment in Russia Predicted to Plunge

Plus, Hungarian media launch an anti-government protest, and Bosnia takes action against prison overcrowding.

By S. Adam Cardais, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
5 June 2014
Russia Sends Big Check to Kyrgyzstan, Estonia Probes Corruption in Security Agency

Plus, rare white lions find a home in Hungary and NATO’s chief tells Russia to accept Georgia’s membership hopes.

By Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
5 June 2014
The Vanishing of the Russophiles

Bulgaria’s vocal pro-Russia majority turned out to be a minority when it came time to cast ballots.

By Boyko Vassilev
 

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