Russia has never been and shall never be threat to Bulgaria, Anatoly Makarov says

On the eve on 2018 when Bulgaria will mark the 140 th anniversary of its Liberation of Ottoman Rule, Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Anatoly Makarov reviewed the bilateral relations and presented part of the events within..

published on 12/15/17 12:28 PM
Krasimir Karakachanov (standing) and Angel Djambazki during the conference

Bulgaria in between Western Balkans and Black Sea – history and geopolitics

After last week’s Sofia-held forum dedicated to the Western Balkans’ integration and supported by the World Bank, the future of the Balkans and especially the place of the Western states within the Balkan Peninsula is still a priority topic for..

published on 12/13/17 1:36 PM
The last so far Bulgarian-Turkish contact on official level was the meeting of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov with Turkey's Minister for EU Integration and Chief Negotiator Yomer Celik.

Increased dynamics in Bulgaria-Turkey relations

Turkey will help Bulgaria guarantee its energy security, Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak promised during his visit to Sofia on September 6. At meetings with Bulgaria’s Premier Boyko Borissov and Bulgaria’s..

published on 12/6/17 1:03 PM

Ratification of good neighbor agreement lags behind progress of relations between Bulgaria and Macedonia

When in early August the prime ministers of Bulgaria and Macedonia, Boyko Borissov and Zoran Zaev, signed the agreement of friendship, good neighbor relations and cooperation between the two countries, some observers voiced skepticism and doubt,..

published on 11/24/17 2:33 PM

No problems for government at backdrop of left-wing tactical maneuvers, right-wing reunification attempts

At the end of the past week, the Bulgarian Socialist Party warned that it would not participate in plenary sessions of the parliament, unless debates concerned vote on the resignation of National Assembly President Dimitar Glavchev; the state..

published on 11/20/17 1:17 PM

Business outlines its challenges before Bulgarian EU Presidency

A national business forum subjected Challenges and Opportunities for Business during Bulgarian EU Presidency was held in Sofia, hosted by the „Association to support small and medium businesses – UNITED BUSINESS CLUBS“ and supported by the..

published on 11/17/17 2:14 PM
Kornelia Ninova (at the speech desk) and Dimitar Glavchev reaching for the mikrophone

New EC monitoring report for Bulgaria – reactions

The latest 17 th report under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism on Bulgaria’s progress in the spheres of justice and home affairs caused yesterday reactions across the country, testifying on diametrical discrepancies between the..

published on 11/16/17 2:02 PM

Bulgarian cabinet’s landing in Rome

Political observers in Sofia have spotted some unusual activity within the Bulgarian – Italian relations over the past few days. Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva was on a working visit to Rome on November 9 –10 and spoke with her..

published on 11/15/17 11:47 AM

New European defence pact in the offing - the Bulgarian view

On 13 November the defence and foreign ministers of the EU are expected to announce, in Brussels, whether their countries want to join the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in the sphere of European defence. In the interest of this..

published on 11/10/17 1:16 PM

Who benefits from a conflict with Moscow over rescue of Bulgarian Jews?

An anonymous written message on the monument of the Soviet Army in Sofia reading “100 years of Zionist occupation” has surprisingly prompted a fresh episode of tensions between Moscow and Sofia. In fact, a deplorable act of vandalism which has..

published on 11/7/17 1:56 PM