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EU Approves Greece-Bulgaria Gas Pipeline

The European Commission has made a decision regarding the Greece-Bulgaria Interconnector (IGB) gas pipeline, finding that the plans for its construction and operation were compatible with EU rules on state subsidies. Greek Environment and Energy Minister George Stathakis welcomed the...

Piraeus Bank Sells Bulgarian Subsidiary to Eurobank

Piraeus Bank, Greece's largest lender, announced on Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement with Eurobank Ergasias for the sale of its shareholding stake (99.98%) in its banking subsidiary in Bulgaria (PBB). The transaction, according to a press statement...

Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania to Jointly Bid for 2030 World Cup

Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania are planning to propose a joint bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2030, the four state leaders decided on Friday. The four men met on the sidelines of a summit in the Bulgarian...

Bulgarian PM: 'Greek-Bulgarian Relations Example for all Neighbors'

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated on Monday that Greek-Bulgarian cooperation serves as an example for other neighbors. These remarks were made during his address to the 3rd Euro-Arab Summit in Athens. "We will always be good friends with Greece...

Bulgarian PM Weighs In On Macedonia Agreement (video)

It is important that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece finalize the name agreement," Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told the Greek Reporter during the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York. "What is really important is the...

Mystery Surrounds Missing Bulgarian Women in Crete

The family of a Bulgarian woman gone missing from Crete this week have told Greek Reporter they are worried her case will be forgotten after a few days of "routine police work". Antonina Zoeva, 38-year-old mother of one, had been staying at...

Bulgaria Issues Warning Over 'Macedonia' Name Dispute

Bulgaria's president has said his country backed a solution to the name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) but warned a new name should not encroach on Bulgarian territory. Rumen Radev was speaking to reporters...

Bulgarian Party Says Greeks ‘Usurping’ Macedonia Name

(VMRO-BND members march with posters reading 'Misya-Tracia-Macedonia' and 'VMRO: Macedonia is Bulgarian'. Photo: VMRO-BND website) Bulgaria's nationalist VMRO-BND party has accused Athens of trying to "usurp" the name Macedonia from Skopje and claim its exclusive use. According to a Balkan Insight...

Greece, Bulgaria to Swap Tax Evasion Info

One of the major issues plaguing the Greek state for decades, tax evasion, was the subject of talks between the revenue heads of Greece and Bulgaria in Sofia on Monday, according to an Independent Balkan News Agency report. The Greek...

Greece's Eurobank to Maintain Balkan Subsidiaries

Reuters has reported that Eurobank will maintain its Balkan footprint in Bulgaria, Serbia and Cyprus after pulling out of Romania, its deputy CEO said on Tuesday, expecting the group's subsidiaries there to double their profitability over the next few...