Bulgaria

Bulgaria ends summer tourism season with arrivals down 80%

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2020

The sector, which is a major contributor to the economy, was severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Skopje tries to fix row with Bulgaria over revolutionary hero that could derail EU bid

bne IntelliNews September 19, 2020

Both sides claim ownership of Goce Delcev, who fought for an independent Macedonia at the turn of the 20th century.

Bulgarian court sentences populist Volya party leader for extortion

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 14, 2020

Businessman-turned-politician Vesselin Mareshki gets four-year sentence for extortion, claims he was “perfect victim” as Sofia seeks to improve its image on fighting corruption ahead of EU rule of law report.

EU under pressure to intervene as Bulgarian protests enter third month

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 10, 2020

“Are you blind, EU?” ask protesters, as MEP Clare Daly says Brussels must stop funding Bulgaria’s "gangster" government.

Bulgaria’s industrial production falls 6% y/y in July

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2020

Poor performances in the mining, manufacturing and utilities sector all contributed to dragging down industrial production.

The Balkans: External debts in uncertain times

Alexandru M. Tanase in London September 8, 2020

Are countries in the Balkan region taking on more debt than they can afford?

Bulgarian protesters go toy shopping to support local businessmen targeted by authorities

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 6, 2020

Protesters buy thousands of toys from Hippoland chain whose owner Marian Kolev was hit by tax and competition probes immediately after he criticised police for pepper-spraying his 17-year-old son.

Bulgarian police remove Sofia protest camps

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 3, 2020

Police move in overnight after day of clashes with anti-government protesters outside Bulgarian parliament.

UPDATED: Protesters beaten, arrested and teargassed outside Bulgarian parliament

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia September 2, 2020

Dozens of protesters sought medical attention after police fought back crowds outside the parliament at the biggest gathering in nearly two months of nightly anti-government protests.

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