The project threatens the delicate regional military balance.
The foreign ministry in Sofia urged Moscow to cooperate with the Bulgarian prosecution's investigation into the explosions and the poisoning of Bulgarian arms dealer Emilian Gebrev.
Way paved for release of opposition leader and electoral and judicial reforms.
Trend towards bigger deals and more fund investment continues, as deal value rises by half to give best Q1 since 2013.
Iran stands to be one of the winners of the new regional transportation map.
A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.
Capital markets take war, the pandemic and political unrest in stride. The second in a two-part series.
With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.
The current political crisis reveals how detached Georgia's political elites have become from the demands of ordinary people.
Analyst suggests sanctions needed against kingpin oligarch Ivanishvili in effort to defend democracy.
The news from Georgia over the past few days has been depressing. Headlines like, “Georgian opposition leader arrested” and, “opposition HQ stormed” evoke the sort of post-Soviet authoritarianism Georgia wants to put behind itself
What next in Georgia following the turmoil in recent days that has seen the PM quit, the leader of the opposition grabbed by security forces and Irakli Garibashvili, who is refusing to hold a snap election, made the new head of government?
Move comes after new PM is appointed and declares: “We categorically refuse any negotiations on a snap election! This issue is closed!” Predecessor resigned five days ago saying move to detain UNM head would exacerbate divisions in country.
Amid country’s political crisis sparked by claims of a rigged general election, Giorgi Gakharia says “I want to believe that this step will help reduce polarisation”.