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Left to right: President Rossen Plevneliev, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergei Stanishev. Photo:
July 25, 2014, by Alex Bivol

For a government that lasted barely 14 months in office, the Oresharski administration has lived a full life, as if, aware of the fate awaiting it, the cabinet tried to tick […]

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Number of candidates climbs ahead of Bulgarian Socialist Party July 27 leadership battle

July 24, 2014, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The process of electing a new leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party at the special congress to be held on July 27 is likely to be a long one, with [ ...

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BSP leadership race: ‘Socialists are tired of losing’

July 17, 2014, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Depending on how you see Sergei Stanishev, he either is about to become the power behind the scenes of the Bulgarian Socialist Party or is matching th ...

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CCB affair leaves Bulgarian central bank with egg on face

July 17, 2014, by Alex Bivol

Aside from the shareholders and large depositors in the Corporate Commercial Bank (CCB), the other big loser in the ongoing saga surrounding the lende ...

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    Bulgarian Socialist Party seeks, well, red best-seller
    July 10, 2014, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Officially or otherwise, a number of candidates have emerged to succeed Sergei Stanishev at a Bulgarian Socialist Party congress on July 27 that will elect a new party leader. There […]

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    Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria’s natural antidepressant
    July 10, 2014, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Around the latter half of the afternoon of July 4, the streets of Sofia and most towns and villages in Bulgaria were somewhat quieter than usual. A special live broadcast, […]

  • Left to right: European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, European Council president Herman van Rompuy and Moldovan prime minister Iurie Leanca after the association agreement signing ceremony on June 27 2014. Photo: The Council of the European Union.
    As EU pact is celebrated, Moldova keeps wary eye on Russia
    July 1, 2014, by VOANews

    Former Soviet republic Moldova’s government is happily embracing a new pact with the European Union. But the celebration is overshadowed by the prospect of Russian retaliation for the move, especially […]