Poland concedes setback in quest to stop Nord Stream 2

bne IntelliNews February 12, 2019

Warsaw's hopes of stopping the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline were dashed, as Germany and France pushed through a compromise wording of amendments to EU’s gas market rules that will result in the weakening of the bloc’s joint control.

Bulgaria’s president says early parliamentary election inevitable

bne IntelliNews January 28, 2019

Rumen Radev says democracy has been "losing momentum" in Bulgaria, and indicates he is ready to back a new political party as Boyko Borissov's government is increasingly torn by internal tensions.

Obscure Bulgarian investor to take over Moldova’s second-largest bank

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 23, 2019

After repeatedly failing to buy banks in Bulgaria and Moldova, Doverie-United Holding gets preliminary permission to acquire Moldindconbank — even though the size of the deal exceeds the buyer’s total assets.

Bulgarian eminence grise aims to consolidate Balkan telecoms market

bne IntelliNews January 21, 2019

Bulgarian businessman Spas Roussev is in the process of taking over mobile operator Telekom Albania and is also eyeing assets in Bulgaria, Romania and Macedonia.

Elevated no deal Brexit risk threatens CEE

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 16, 2019

Defeat of Theresa May’s deal in UK parliament raises the risk of a no deal Brexit which would have damaging consequences for the economies of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe.