Start of new parliamentary season meets expectations for hot political autumn

The unexpectedly sharp address, read by President Rumen Radev from the parliamentary tribune, in which he accused the government of being one of the few that had not discussed their ruling program with the National Assembly, sparked an angry..

published on 9/4/19 2:53 PM

The race for Sofia mayor is in the focus of public attention before the beginning of the new political season

One day before the beginning of the autumn session of the Bulgarian National Assembly the political emotions ran high after two people who were until now expected to run for mayor of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia officially announced their..

published on 9/3/19 2:54 PM

F-16 jet fighter deal hangs in the balance to the last

One day after President Rumen Radev imposed a veto on the law on the ratification of the four agreements on the acquisition, from USA, of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft, the parliamentary committee on defence overruled the veto...

published on 7/25/19 12:41 PM

Presidential veto on new model of financing of political parties: division lines in parliament

The veto imposed by President Rumen Radev on the recent amendments to the model of financing of political parties is a challenge to the political forces represented in parliament which will have to confirm or retreat from the positions..

published on 7/18/19 1:26 PM

New division lines in political life as model of financing political parties in Bulgaria radically changed

A little after the elections for European Parliament and just three months before the local elections, the idea of drastically slashing subsidies for political parties has been revived. Why now? The concrete reason was a financial..

published on 7/10/19 12:35 PM

Professor Ilchev: Sofia and Skopje need to communicate better

In 2017 Bulgaria and North Macedonia signed an agreement of friendship, good neighbor relations and cooperation. The improvement of the relations is a prerequisite for the start of negotiations for accession of the Republic of North..

published on 7/9/19 1:41 PM
Gotse Delchev’s grave in the yard of the Ascension of Jesus church (St. Spas) in Skopje.

Overcast skies in relations with North Macedonia. Or?

Less than a year after the signing of the friendship and cooperation agreement between Bulgaria and North Macedonia we are seeing signs of strain in the relations between the two countries. On 9 June Deputy Prime Minister Krasimir Karakachanov..

published on 6/26/19 2:43 PM

Restoration of relations with Russia remains on agenda after end of President Rumen Radev's meeting with Vladimir Putin

At their meeting last week, in the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the presidents of Russia and Bulgaria discussed development of bilateral relations. Vladimir Putin pointed out that they were "gradually recovering"..

published on 6/10/19 2:16 PM

Cooperation for development – a keystone in Bulgaria’s foreign policy

“Policy coherence for development has been an integral part of the foreign policy of Bulgaria since 2011 and it is set down in a government ordinance on the country’s involvement in international cooperation,” says Radko Vlaykov, Bulgaria’s..

published on 6/5/19 2:43 PM

Postelection processes within parties bring about changes in political life in Bulgaria

While analyses of the results of the 26 May elections for European Parliament in Bulgaria continue there is one thing that seems clear enough – that the principal players in them are embarking on serious transformations. The..

published on 6/4/19 1:43 PM