AJ Impact

EU power sector emissions drop as coal collapses across Europe

The year 2019 saw record decline in CO2 emitted from electricity generation as renewable sources rose to a new high.

EU power sector emissions drop as coal collapses across Europe

Opinion

Russia's spy war in the Balkans

The Balkans have seen an uptick in Russian spy activity. Will this damage relations with Moscow?

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Russia

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats suspected of spying

Men accused of collecting secrets on elections, energy and security to leave, but Moscow says evidence not presented.

Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats suspected of spying

People & Power

Beyond the Wall: From Germany to Bulgaria, What Happened to Hope?

Thirty years ago, the Cold War came to an end and Europe was awash with hope, but have the years since been squandered?

People & Power

Europe's Recurring Shame: From Bulgaria to Brussels

People & Power investigates the abuse of people with disabilities at EU-funded care homes across Eastern Europe.

Inside Story

Is NATO still relevant?

Divisions threaten to overshadow 70th birthday celebrations of world's largest military alliance.

AJ Impact

US prosecutors: Lawyer laundered $400m in crypto scam

Defendant claims he was unaware Bulgaria-based OneCoin was a fraudulent operation.

US prosecutors: Lawyer laundered $400m in crypto scam

Bulgaria

Bulgarian football chief quits after racism mars England game

Borislav Mihaylov steps down after after Bulgarian fans taunt black English players with Nazi salutes and monkey chants.

Bulgarian football chief quits after racism mars England game

Football

Bulgarian PM urges football chief to resign after racist chants

Growing anger at country's football union after racist chanting by Bulgarian fans towards black England players.

Bulgarian PM urges football chief to resign after racist chants

AJ Impact

A Bulgarian woman, an economist, will soon lead the IMF

With support from the European Union, Kristalina Georgieva was formally approved to lead the multinational lender.

A Bulgarian woman, an economist, will soon lead the IMF

Romania

Made in Eastern Europe: Garment workers denied basic rights

Widespread mistreatment reported at Romanian and Bulgarian garment factories, including unpaid overtime and bullying.

Made in Eastern Europe: Garment workers denied basic rights

Opinion

China enters the Balkans

Can Beijing leverage its investments to become another major player in the region?

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Bulgaria

'Wizard' arrested over huge Bulgarian tax agency hack

Nearly every adult in Bulgaria had their personal details compromised, exposing the tax agency's weak cybersecurity.

'Wizard' arrested after hack of most Bulgarian taxpayers' details

Bulgaria

Dutch boxing hero who fought Ali still riding punches in Bulgaria

Former Dutch Olympian Rudi Lubbers has regained attention after a documentary portrayed his dire living condition.

Dutch boxing hero who fought Ali still riding punches in Bulgaria

Reporter's Notebook

Nina's journey: From Syria to the Special Olympics

Nina - an athlete from Syria - will be representing a new team a the Special Olympics, but her heart belongs to Damascus.

Defying the odds: Nina's journey from Syria to the Special Olympics