Putin accuses Bulgaria of deliberately delaying Turkish Stream

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia December 4, 2019

Russian president claims Bulgaria is under "international pressure" to delay pipeline project, while section via neighbouring Serbia is nearly finished.

US ready to sanction Bulgarian politicians for corruption says new ambassador

bne IntelliNews November 30, 2019

US officials to use "tools that have teeth" as they work with Bulgarian government and civil society to strengthen the rule of law, foster judicial independence, and tackle corruption.

Bulgaria’s inflation could block entry to ERM 2 warns Raiffeisen

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia November 26, 2019

Sofia hopes to join the Exchange Rate Mechanism by April 2020, as it aspires to membership of the eurozone.

Czech senator refers CEZ' sale of Varna TPP to Bulgaria’s prosecution

bne IntelliNews November 24, 2019

Lukas Wagenknecht has asked the prosecution in Bulgaria to probe the deal due to suspicions that it was intentionally closed at a price that was not beneficial for state-owned CEZ.

30 YEARS OF TRANSITION: CEE makes enormous progress but held back by governance issues

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 9, 2019

If half of the governance gap between Central Europe and the G7 countries was closed, income convergence would be brought forward by almost a generation, says EBRD chief economist Beata Javorcik in an interview with bne IntelliNews.

30 YEARS OF TRANSITION: The East-West convergence in numbers

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 9, 2019

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall the new EU members haven’t yet caught up with Western Europe — but they are drawing level with the Southern European states that were battered by the international economic crisis.