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sergei stanishev
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 the performance of a […]

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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 ...


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 sp ...

  • 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 […]