Bulgaria

16 December 2014
Estonian Says He Spied for Russia; Merkel Revives South Stream Hopes

Plus, British police smash an Eastern European trafficking gang and Albanian mobsters sing as a big underworld trial opens.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
5 December 2014
Online Freedom Slips in Russia, Ukraine; Kyiv Announces Another Cease-Fire

Plus, Hungary protests McCain’s ‘dictator’ comment and a green kitty turns heads in Bulgaria.

By Piers Lawson, Jack Nicholson, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
4 December 2014
In Bulgaria’s Weakness, A Newfound Strength

The country’s rickety new coalition government could be the best thing to happen to its contemporary politics. 

By Boyko Vassilev
 
1 December 2014
Poland’s Tusk Takes Over Top EU Post, Moldova’s Pro-West Alliance Likely to Retain Power

Plus, the pope urges Turkey to open doors to Armenia, and a new Russian convoy enters eastern Ukraine.

By Timothy Spence
 
22 October 2014
Cluster Bomb Charge Stings Kyiv, New Balkan Governments in the Offing

Plus, Hungary proposes a tax on Internet data and Tajikistan claims it foiled a major Islamist terror attack.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
21 October 2014
Sikorski Backs Away From ‘Ukraine Partition’ Interview, Polish Surgeons Perform Miracle Operation

Plus, Bulgaria won’t extradite a Putin foe to Russia, and Budapest fumes over U.S. visa bans.

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
6 October 2014
Fire Not Ceased in Ukraine, Bulgarian Opposition Looking at Messy Coalition

Plus, Latvia’s pro-Russian party fares well but will likely stay out of government and Putin signs law to green-light post-Soviet trading bloc.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
2 October 2014
Blasts Rock Bulgarian Explosives Plant, Russian Claim of Huge Mass Graves in Donetsk Unravels

Plus, an investigative reporter faces charges in Baku and NASA marks a milestone in Aral Sea shrinking.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Klein Aleardi, and Anders Ryehauge
 
2 October 2014
Winner Takes All Problems Premium

Amid multiplying crises, who will govern Bulgaria after October’s election is a less important question than how.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
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
 

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