10 years after Bulgaria recognized Kosovo, bilateral relations mark progress

By a governmental decision of March20, 2008, Bulgaria officially recognized the independence of the Republic of Kosovo and established diplomatic relations at embassy level. Then foreign minister Ivaylo Kalfin commented that Bulgaria had not..

published on 3/20/18 2:03 PM

Europol’s Executive Director Rob Wainwright: Europe is still threatened by terrorism

Bulgaria’s capital Sofia hosted a sitting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on the functioning of Europol. The event was part of the calendar of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Europol’s Executive..

published on 3/20/18 11:48 AM

Legislation fails to provide adequate protection from domestic violence and psychological abuse: Tsetska Tsacheva

The international conference “Safe future of women -- safe future for all” has brought together for a discussion public officials and representatives of the non-governmental sector. It was held under the patronage of the EU Commissioner for..

published on 3/19/18 12:21 PM

Bulgarian campaign on EU elections 2019 appears to be aggressive from the start

One may say that as of several days Bulgaria has a party which has in fact started its campaign on EU elections 2019 – the governing GERB party. At a joint forum under the motto Europe Begins in Your Village / City / Region, GERB and the..

published on 3/14/18 3:05 PM

Something fundamental is changing in the relations between Bulgaria and Macedonia

For the first time a Bulgarian prime minister took part in the ceremony commemorating the 75 th anniversary since the deportation of more than 7,000 Jews from the territory of what is today Macedonia to the Treblinka concentration camp...

published on 3/13/18 5:02 PM

EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis: Bulgaria should pay more serious attention to food quality issue

The quality of the products consumed is essential for everyone, but our fast-paced live often doesn’t allow us to pay enough attention to what we place on the dining table. Missing of breakfast or lunch is not a rare thing, while in the evening..

published on 3/12/18 12:26 PM

What are the effects in Bulgaria after the refusal to ratify the Istanbul Convention?

For no longer than two hours on Wednesday, the government decided to withdraw its proposal for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention, while the parliament rejected the motion of the Socialists for a referendum on the issue. After two hours a..

published on 3/8/18 1:32 PM

Georg Georgiev: “Correct messages needed for fight against Euroskepticism”

The future of the EU was a subject of discussion at the National Palace of Culture. It was the first meeting of that kind within the frameworks of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU, where the options and challenges that would be..

published on 2/27/18 3:22 PM

What does Serbian President Vucic’s visit to Sofia signal?

At the end of the past week at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev, President of neighboring Serbia,AleksandarVučić,made a visit to Bulgaria. A visit to the country holding the Presidency of the Council of EU that came just..

published on 2/26/18 2:03 PM

Effects of new EU strategy for Western Balkans on Bulgarian Presidency of EU Council

The EU presented yesterday its strategy for “a credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans,” which not only confirms but also places the European prospects of six Balkan countries with approximate..

published on 2/7/18 3:38 PM