The research project aims at exploring the current state of bilateral political and diplomatic relations between Greece and Bulgaria and determine their future prospects and trends of evolution in the context of various destabilizing factors such as the long-lasting economic crisis in Greece, the refugee and migrant crisis and more generally the transformation of Greece’s in the Balkan region.

The project study offers an overview of relations between the two countries for the period after the end of the Cold War. Among the issues tackled in the report are diplomatic relations and bilateral problems and disputes, economic relations, energy and infrastructure questions as well as social attitudes and media representations. The auhors of the study stress that relations between Greece and Bulgaria can be considered a Balkan ‘success story’ and a factor of stability for the wider region. In a period when instability and uncertainty in the Balkans are on the rise, Greece and Bulgaria should strengthen their multiple relations.