More and more Chinese are traveling to this Bulgarian mountain. And they're all interested in just one thing: the now famous Lactobacillus Bulgaricus yogurt culture.
China's economy is growing more slowly than it has over the past almost 30 years. But if we focus only on this fact, we are underestimating the real challenge, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Germany is begun to show support for the eastern European initiative. President Steinmeier is traveling to Ljubljana to meet with the group, as the region has come into the geopolitical focus of major powers.
Russia is pushing for a new gas pipeline running through Bulgaria that could supply Western Europe with energy. But does the TurkStream 2 proposal threaten to strengthen the Kremlin's influence over the European Union?
Central and eastern European economies are said to be decoupling from western Europe as consumption-led growth replaces the export-driven model. But will domestic spending suffice to fend off a slowdown in the eurozone?
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