High drama as elections for European Parliament in Bulgaria approach

The clock is ticking, with only 67 days to go until the elections for European Parliament in Bulgaria on 26 May. Candidate lists have to be registered no later than 32 days before election day, and for most political parties in the..

published on 3/19/19 2:22 PM

Bulgaria-Russia relations continue to be dependent on foreign factors after Premier Medvedev’s visit to Sofia

On March 4 and 5 Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev paid an official visit to Bulgaria. Some analysts assumed that his visit to Sofia would yield positive developments with regard to the ideas about the extension of the Turkish..

published on 3/6/19 1:27 PM

High-level visits to Bulgaria reignite familiar pro-Atlantic and pro-Russian positions among powers that be

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg arrived on a visit to Bulgaria last night after taking part in the B9 initiative in Slovakia. At that summit, Bulgaria was represented by President Rumen Radev, who commented from Košice that some..

published on 3/1/19 1:18 PM
The meeting of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov with Emma Hopkins, British Ambassador to Sofia, Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov and SANS head Dimitar Georgiev

Sofia sees no link between Skripal case and poisoning of Bulgarian businessman

For a week now public discussions in Bulgaria have been focused on claims for an existing link between the Skripal case in the UK and the alleged poisoning attempt against Bulgarian arms businessman Emilian Gebrev. The version was first..

published on 2/12/19 4:42 PM

Relations between Bulgaria and Macedonia on the rise, historical and ideological controversies remain

On 4 February, a delegation headed by the Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev was in Bulgaria for the joint commemoration of the 147 th birth anniversary of Gotse Delchev. Expectations prior to the visit were that the focus of attention would..

published on 2/5/19 1:12 PM

President Radev regards situation in Bulgaria as bleak, expects early elections

At a press conference in Sofia to mark his second year in office, President Rumen Radev highlighted the main points in his work internationally and domestically. Stating that in 2018 the government demonstrated an illusory stability while the..

published on 1/29/19 2:15 PM

EU to protect rights of its citizens residing in UK after Brexit

The Bulgarian nationals and over 3 million citizens of other European countries living in Great Britain will keep their statute and rights even if the UK leaves the European Union without deal, the European Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom..

published on 1/19/19 8:00 AM
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Project for acquisition of new fighter aircraft advances, contradictions multiply

Bulgaria’s cabinet headed by Premier Boyko Borissov asked this country’s National Assembly for a mandate to start negotiations with the USA on the acquisition of F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft. Moreover, the cabinet asks the Parliament..

published on 1/11/19 12:08 PM

Ruling and opposition parties prepare for forthcoming elections

The biggest political party in Bulgaria’s ruling coalition GERB and this country’s biggest opposition party the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) start in January active preparations for the forthcoming elections for European..

published on 1/10/19 2:25 PM

Fuel trade in Bulgaria causing tensions once again

The National Association of Merchants and Carriers of Fuels, which includes nearly 100 companies, is starting a protest of the "yellow vests" this week. Rallies are planned to take place in all major cities. Border crossing points will be..

published on 1/8/19 2:50 PM