Probe launched into “Bulgaria’s Watergate”

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 23, 2021

Opposition politicians allegedly wiretapped ahead of April 4 general election.

bneGREEN: The EU’s Green Deal: Putting a carbon price on imports

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh May 22, 2021

The EU’s journey to net zero threatens a carbon price war with its trading partners

Bulgaria’s Gerb, There Are Such People in tight race for first place in July 11 election

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 20, 2021

Gerb's backing falls but There Are Such People and fellow political newcomers don't yet have enough support to oust the establishment parties.

bneGREEN World needs immediate and massive deployment of green tech to fight climate change

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh May 19, 2021

World needs immediate and massive deployment of green tech to fight climate change, warns IEA in its latest report.

Roses left to wither in Bulgaria as rose oil market collapses

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 18, 2021

Bulgarian rose oil is sought after by luxury perfumers but as the price has slumped many farmers in the Rose Valley will leave their blooms unharvested this year.

Bulgaria’s caretaker government sets rule of law, transparent snap election as top priorities

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 12, 2021

But no change of position on North Macedonia as interim government doesn't have authority to end veto on Skopje's EU accession talks.

Bulgaria to get region's most powerful supercomputer

bne IntelliNews May 11, 2021

Bulgarian unit of France’s Atos completes Euro HPC supercomputer with a €11.5mn investment.

Bulgaria’s president appoints caretaker government

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 11, 2021

Former defence minister Stefan Yanev to lead interim government until July snap general election.

Bulgaria’s prosecution to probe racketeering and fraud claims against PM Boyko Borissov

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 9, 2021

Investigation to be launched after businessman Stanislav Ilchovski alleged the prime minister Boyko Borissov was involved in extortion of money from businessmen.

Bulgarian businessman claims sexual assault video screened at PM's hunting lodge to intimidate him

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 6, 2021

Boyko Borissov denied accusations of links to extortion and torture made by businessman Svetoslav Ilchovski in damning testimony to parliament committee.

Bulgaria’s BSP to return last mandate to form government, snap election expected in mid-July

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 4, 2021

No party in the fragmented parliament produced by the April 4 election managed to put together a majority.

Bulgaria expels Russian diplomat over Moscow’s alleged involvement in weapons explosions

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia April 29, 2021

The foreign ministry in Sofia urged Moscow to cooperate with the Bulgarian prosecution's investigation into the explosions and the poisoning of Bulgarian arms dealer Emilian Gebrev.

Willingness to be vaccinated rises sharply in Emerging Europe

Robert Anderson in Prague April 29, 2021

However, in most countries the numbers of those vaccinated or willing to be vaccinated are still less than 70%, with Southeast Europe closer to 40%.