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

Winners and defeated discuss internal changes after the European Parliament elections

The political forces, including the parties that won and those that lost the latest European Parliament elections held on Sunday, started to talk about internal changes. Some of them will not be easy at all and will take some time, but..

published on 5/29/19 2:58 PM

EP elections 2019: Results of European elections in Bulgaria – expected or unexpected

According to the preliminary results of the European elections in Bulgaria announced by the Central Election Commission on Monday morning, five political parties will send MEPs to the next European Parliament. The results differ from the..

published on 5/27/19 12:49 PM

EP Elections 2019: Election has already started in some EU countries while in Bulgaria campaign goes on

European Elections started in the Netherlands and the UK today and tomorrow continue in Ireland and the Czech Republic. Elections will be held on May 25 in Latvia, Malta and Slovakia while in Bulgaria and the rest of the EU countries they will..

published on 5/23/19 1:25 PM