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The Bulgarian Energy Sector until 2050

The Bulgarian government has been successful in reaching the 2020 target of at least 16% of the energy consumption of the country to come from renewable energy sources (RES). Expanding the share of the RES in the country’s power generation to the levels ensuring more than 90% decarbonisation of the electricity sector, consistent with the EU policy framework, would be a much greater challenge with a far-reaching impact on the Bulgarian nuclear and coal policies. more »

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The New Enlargement Strategy for the Western Balkans: How to Enhance Civil Society Role in Anti-Corruption and Good Governance
Facilitated by the Bulgarian and Austrian EU Council presidencies, as well as by shifting European focus towards to region, 2018 will grant Western Balkans an unprecedented access to the EU. Further European initiatives, especially the Berlin Process and the upcoming new Enlargement Strategy, will also contribute to the strategic importance of the upcoming 12 months. more »

 
Priorities for the Bulgarian Energy Sector until 2050: Strategic Vulnerabilities
Bulgaria and Europe have reached an energy crossroads. To meet the European Energy Union’s ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emission in the electricity sector by over 90% until 2050, they should transform their energy systems, taking into account the inevitable socio-economic implications. more »

 
Cross-Border Organised Crime in the Context of the Migrant Crisis
The recent migration and refuge crisis poses significant challenges to European governments. The unprecedented migration pressure provided many avenues for the generation of major profits by organised criminal networks. more »

 
Effective Prevention of Corruption through Risk Assessment
Experts from ministries of justice, anti-corruption bodies and non-governmental organisations from South East Europe, gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia to discuss the implementation of corruption risk assessments and corruption proofing of legislation across the region. more »

 
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Bulgaria’s International Competitiveness 2017

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     CSD IN THE MEDIA
 

A useful reminder of the breadth of the problem comes in the form of “The Kremlin Playbook,” a publication released last October by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a centrist American think tank, and the Center for the Study of Democracy, a European public-policy institute. In retrospect, it was a remarkably prescient look at the controversies that have mushroomed since the American election that came a month later. The Playbook is an in-depth study of Russian efforts to use overt and covert tactics over a period of a decade to expand its economic and political influence in five Central and East European nations.

Trump-Putin Will Talk Against Backdrop of Broader Russian Mischief, Wall Street Journal, 3 July 2017 

 

 
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“The Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD), which has a long record of doing research on corruption in Bulgaria, has developed a comprehensive model for monitoring anti-corruption government policies.”

Corruption in the European Union, European Parliamentary Research Service, September 2017

 

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