Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov (left) and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Bulgaria declared two Russian diplomats as personae non gratae for allegedly gathering state secrets. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin

Moscow has sharply criticised Bulgaria after it expelled two Russians for alleged spying and charged three others in a mysterious poisoning case, in m(...)

 Head of Unesco Irina Bokova   and Bulgarian EU commissioner Kristalina Georgieva  who has replaced Ms Bokova as the country’s candidate to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary general of the United Nations. Photograph: Kena Betancur,Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The race to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary general of the United Nations took a fresh turn on Wednesday as Bulgaria nominated European Union commiss(...)

Protesters during demonstrations against fracking  in Barlad, Romania.  Photograph: Cristian Movila/The New York Times

Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of the destitute village of Pungesti in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when US energy giant Chevron showed up (...)

Protesters clash with Bulgarian riot police during an anti-government protest in front of the parliament building in Sofia. Photograph:  AP Photo/Georgi Kozhuharov

Anti-corruption protesters yesterday demanded the immediate resignation of the Bulgarian government after a night of clashes in front of the parliamen(...)