The region has made little progress over the past decade in improving trust and civic engagement, says Legatum Institute.
Bulgarian defence minister will start talks with Russian company on the repair of Soviet-made MiG-29s as officials in the Nato member state continue to squabble over plans to buy new fighter jets.
Rising prices of food, housing, alcohol and tobacco push Bulgaria's CPI higher in August.
Registrations driven by strengthening European economies and the availability of newly introduced models that made inroads with consumers such as SUVs and hatchbacks from France’s Renault and Peugeot.
Slovakia and Czechia say EU has not been doing enough to stop food, beverage and other household consumer products companies from selling “second-class” goods to their citizens.
Political parties, judges and lawyers urge President Radev to veto new supreme court head, claiming the procedure was not transparent and the candidate was pre-selected by the ruling party.
Return of citizens to region after UK leaves EU will be a boon to economic growth, real estate markets and companies struggling with shortages of skilled workers, new study concludes.
Manufacturing shores up growth in industrial sector, with 6.3% expansion in July, offsetting contractions in mining and utilities.
Information on numerous cases of harassment of Turks with EU citizenship by Bulgarian border police to be referred to the Bulgarian government and European Commission.
At just €1.06 for half a litre, Bulgaria has the cheapest draught beer of 32 holiday destinations surveyed by Travelex.
Rising producer prices in metals & mining and utilities sectors push up producer price index in July.
Private equity investment rose to €1.6bn in CEE ex-Russia last year, while fundraising for investing in the region soared 62% to €621mn.