Slovenia is the only East European country among the top 10 in terms of gains to GDP per capita due to globalisation, a study from German foundation Bertelsmann finds.
Sofia’s decision to apply for ERM and European Banking Union membership will reveal “rotten apples” in the local banking system, Democratic Bulgaria claims.
Eurostat figures confirm Romania is following the same path as its northern neighbours in CEE, whose labour markets have tightened dramatically.
Passenger numbers at Georgian airports soared by 30.5% and there were more modest hikes in Ukraine, Macedonia and Montenegro, ACI Europe study shows.
As one minister resigns and a deputy PM threatens to quit, Boyko Borissov's government which depends on the far-right United Patriots looks increasingly unlikely to make it to the next general election.
Ruling party and opposition MPs united to back €10bn nuclear power plant construction despite dire warnings of lack of economic viability and scope for corruption.
Bulgaria has become a poster child for the limits of Europe’s capacity to integrate new members, especially when it comes to the European Commission’s energy priorities.
Ruling GERB and opposition Socialists for once united over revival of controversial nuclear power station project and u-turn towards Russia.
The Istanbul Convention has angered conservatives in numerous Central and East European countries, whose antipathy to “gender ideology” has led to high-level political battles as governments that have signed up to the convention attempt to ratify it.
Borissov and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev have both visited Russia in recent weeks as they mount a charm offensive aimed at taking part in the new pipeline that will deliver Russian gas to Europe via Turkey.
Warsaw says changes that will see Poland losing €19.5bn in EU funding in 2021-2027 are “unacceptable”, as Brussels shifts focus from GDP per capita to youth unemployment, climate and integration of migrants.
The Russian gas giant will not be fined for abusing its market dominance in CEE after seven-year probe, but will have to comply with EU rules ensuring a more competitive gas market in the region.
New member states from Southeast Europe are keen to become part of the EU's core by adopting the single currency, but latest convergence report shows they still have a way to go.