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The spotlight cast by the brutal murder of a journalist reveals a troubled media landscape with the least freedom in the EU.
Gambling has exploded in Southeastern and Eastern Europe, in part due to lack of proper regulations of the industry.
Police and colleagues say it is not clear that Viktoria Marinova’s killing was linked to her work.
The return of Radio Free Europe to Romania and Bulgaria is as clear a sign as any that the media situation hasn’t developed as many hoped.
Will Bulgaria follow the Visegrad group or toe the Brussels line?
While some celebrate the Brutalist buildings of Macedonia, others condemn the new additions to historic ruins in neighboring Bulgaria.
The tangled history of Turkish-Bulgarian ties shows that crises can often have a bright side.
A role reversal in recent years hasn’t done much to dampen the age-old competition between Bulgaria and Serbia.
The World Cup points to Balkan issues that could still muddle European integration.
Reviled by some at the time of their construction, Brutalist buildings are finding new supporters among the younger generations.