Stanimir Vaglenov

Stanimir Vaglenov was born in 1967 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. He is an award-winning journalist with experience in economic and energy reporting


Stanimir is currently working as chief of department of informational and internet services in the Newspaper Group Bulgaria, following his previous engagements in daily 24 Hours, daily Continent and Business Post weekly. He is known to a wider audience under pseudonym, Vaglenov.

Stanimir hopes the Fellowship programme will enhance his qualifications in business journalism, especially in international affairs. He found his project very challenging as it included social, economic and political implications of the South Stream pipeline, one of the most controversial energy project in Europe.

His research was supervised by Albena Shkodrova, an editor of BIRN’s Balkan Insight publication.

Fellowship Portfolio

South Stream Turns into Southern Dream

From Italy across the Balkans to Bulgaria, local communities appear eager to join Russia’s ambitious gas pipeline project, despite the risk of growing energy dependency on Moscow.

The Alumni Network

What is the Alumni Network?

The Alumni Network is an ever-expanding group of journalists who have all participated in the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.


Turkey and the Balkans

The re-emergence of Turkey as a growing economic, political and religious power in the Balkans is the subject of the latest Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Alumni Initiative project.

Roma Decade

Twelve countries, including several Balkan states, have signed up to the European Roma Decade 2005-2015 initiative. Halfway through the decade, has any real progress been made?