Warsaw's hopes of stopping the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline were dashed, as Germany and France pushed through a compromise wording of amendments to EU’s gas market rules that will result in the weakening of the bloc’s joint control.
Rumen Radev says democracy has been "losing momentum" in Bulgaria, and indicates he is ready to back a new political party as Boyko Borissov's government is increasingly torn by internal tensions.
After repeatedly failing to buy banks in Bulgaria and Moldova, Doverie-United Holding gets preliminary permission to acquire Moldindconbank — even though the size of the deal exceeds the buyer’s total assets.
Bulgarian businessman Spas Roussev is in the process of taking over mobile operator Telekom Albania and is also eyeing assets in Bulgaria, Romania and Macedonia.
Defeat of Theresa May’s deal in UK parliament raises the risk of a no deal Brexit which would have damaging consequences for the economies of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe.