Military training promotes patriotism in young people: Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov

Conscription in the Bulgarian armed forces was fully suspended from 1 January 2008 when the parliament of the country passed a bill of amendments to the Law on Defense and Armed Forces. From this day the army service became fully professional...

published on 1/25/18 10:14 AM

Europe will be complete with Western Balkans’ accession, Kristian Vigenin says

The National Palace of Culture in Sofia hosted the Conference of the committees of the national parliaments of the European Union Member States /COSAC/ dealing with European affairs as well as representatives of the European Parliament. The..

published on 1/23/18 12:24 PM

EU strongest ones’ support for Bulgarian Presidency and its meaning

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Bulgaria on Saturday, despite the complicated internal political situation in Germany in regard to the forming of the new governing coalition. Her purpose was to get personally informed on the intentions..

published on 1/22/18 1:29 PM

No-confidence vote to be held in Bulgaria during its rotating presidency of Council of European Union

In the middle of November 2017 the Bulgarian Socialist Party announced that it would continue to participate in Parliamentary debates only if they were linked with the resignation of the former National Assembly President Dimitar Glavchev, the..

published on 1/17/18 12:19 PM
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

Heightened diplomacy dynamics at beginning of Bulgarian EU Presidency

Just days after Bulgaria took the rotating presidency of the EU for the first time, the country has become part of intensive diplomatic actions. For the first time in the history of bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Japan, a Japanese Prime..

published on 1/16/18 2:08 PM

Why the visit to Bulgaria by Japan’s PM is historic and special

As part of his European tour, on 14 and 15 January, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Bulgaria, after Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. From Sofia he left for Romania and Serbia. The tour is described, in Bulgaria and elsewhere, as historic and..

published on 1/15/18 2:19 PM

Jean-Claude Juncker: a little more effort needed from Bulgaria to join the Eurozone

The visit of the European Union leaders to Bulgaria continued today with a series of meetings of European commissioners and their president Jean-Claude Juncker with Bulgarian cabinet ministers and members of parliament. After the talks of Mr..

published on 1/12/18 5:35 PM

Lilyana Pavlova: Bulgaria takes the helm of the EU in rough seas with a host of challenges

On the day of the official launch of the Bulgarian Presidency, Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU gave an exclusive interview for Radio Bulgaria: Minister Pavlova called the date 11 January historic:..

published on 1/12/18 1:00 PM

Minister Zaharieva: We can bring back belief in European idea only through dialogue

In an interview with BTA, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ekaterina Zaharieva said that at the backdrop of Brexit and Euroscepticism, upcoming presidencies of the Council of EU, including the Bulgarian one that..

published on 1/10/18 2:12 PM

At start of Bulgarian Presidency of Council of EU, politicians show unity on security and defense issues

On January 9, two days before the official start of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU, a four-hour debate in the National Security Advisory Council to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria showed that Bulgarian politicians seem to have..

published on 1/10/18 12:29 PM