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

Eco-innovations on air quality and Bulgaria’s national policy

The 21 st European Forum on Eco-innovation, held on February 5 – 6 in Sofia Tech Park within the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU started on the background of a protest. Environmental organizations acted against the 12/28/2017 decision..

published on 2/7/18 1:25 PM

Europe is drowsing away its future right now: Erhard Busek

Sofia has played host to the first expert meeting for the Danube Region from the agenda of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU. The EU Strategy for the Danube Region launched in 2011 is relatively little known though it encompasses 14..

published on 2/6/18 1:05 PM

EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska: ‘New skills and retraining are major topics for European future’

“Here in the EU we try to link our regional policies to industry,” said Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska after the sitting of the Informal Meeting of the Ministers responsible for..

published on 2/5/18 2:05 PM

The Macedonia naming case: „There is room for optimism right now, but not for euphoria”, Martin Minkov says

The prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev said emerging from three hours of talks in Davos that the moment had come to solve the Macedonia naming dispute. The international mediator in the dispute Matthew Nimetz..

published on 2/2/18 4:09 PM

Valentin Radev: Reform of Dublin Regulation should happen by June

Last week the National Palace of Culture in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia hosted the meeting of the EU Ministers of Interior and Ministers of Justice. EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova and EU Commissioner for..

published on 1/29/18 1:29 PM

We need to use this moment for Western Balkans’ integration, Johannes Hahn says

EU Commissioner on European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn commented for the BNR Bulgaria’s ambition to create a European perspective for the Western Balkans during its rotational Presidency of the Council of..

published on 1/26/18 12:35 PM

President Rumen Radev: The parliamentary republic is atrophying

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev made an overview of his first year in office. On 19 January, 2017, the former air force commander, Rumen Radev and Iliana Iotova took their oath of office at the National Assembly to become President and..

published on 1/25/18 2:12 PM

After no confidence vote in Borissov 3 cabinet – nothing new in the offing

Today, 25 January, the National Assembly said “No” to the no confidence motion in the government of PM Boyko Borissov, submitted by the left wing coalition “Bulgarian Socialist Party for Bulgaria” over the cabinet’s failed fight against..

published on 1/25/18 12:40 PM