Strong political messages after visit of Macedonian defense minister

Macedonian Deputy PM and Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska spoke in Sofia yesterday with her Bulgarian counterpart Krassimir Karakachanov. The visit was monitored closely not only because it was the first one of a Macedonian diplomat of that..

published on 11/3/17 1:22 PM
Dr. Nikolay Petrov

Healthcare minister’s replacement – issue of corruption or healthcare reform’s diagnosis

The Bulgarian cabinet has spent the past three days with no healthcare minister after the resignation of Dr. Nikolay Petrov. There was no official explanation for the reason why PM Borissov accepted it, but the public began to believe that it..

published on 11/2/17 1:24 PM

Commissioner Avramopoulos: European citizens should be humane to emigrants

The EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos discussed with Bulgarian citizens issues related to migration and security in the European Union. The event was held in Sofia and was organized by the..

published on 10/30/17 1:40 PM

Western Balkans should be part of EU, Velentin Radev says

On October 26 – 27 th Sofia hosted the annual EU–Western Balkans justice and home affairs ministerial meeting. The event came as part of the Estonian EU presidency and representatives of Austria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo,..

published on 10/30/17 12:17 PM

Jean-Yves Potel: "Institutionalizing multi-speed Europe is dangerous!"

The European Union has been experiencing difficult times ... Between Brexit and the events in Catalonia, the referendums for more autonomy of the two richest regions of Italy - Lombardy and Veneto and the obvious disagreements between member..

published on 10/27/17 2:15 PM
France believes the Bulgarian presidency of the EU will be extremely important, said Jean-Yves Le Drian in the talks with Ekaterina Zaharieva.

In Bulgaria-France dialogue EU agenda topics come to the fore

On 23 and 24 October the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva was on an official visit to France. A few months ago in June, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov paid a visit to France, and in August French..

published on 10/25/17 1:31 PM
During the meeting in Brussels between Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov, Estonian PM Yurii Ratas and Austria’s PM Christian Kern, the three sides adopted the programme on the priorities of the EU for the next 18 months.

Bulgaria has voiced positions it would hold during Presidency of Council of EU

At the end of June the “presidency trio” of Estonia, Bulgaria and Austria announced 5 important priorities, part of their joint 18-month program of the Council of the EU. Since then, on various occasions and at different levels, Bulgaria..

published on 10/23/17 2:13 PM

Intensified confrontation over corruption in Bulgaria

This week’s second sitting of the Consultative Council on National Security on the need of legislative measures against corruption didn’t achieve the results expected. President Rumen Radev made it clear that there was no consensus on the role and..

published on 10/21/17 5:13 PM
During the talks Dimitar Glavchev and Nikolaos Voutsis outlined a number of problems that require common solutions.

The Balkans can become a pole of stability of EU borders

The President of the Bulgarian parliament Dimitar Glavchev and his Greek counterpart Nikolaos Voutsis discussed in Sofia the relations between the two countries, problems requiring common solutions, the multi-modal transport corridor connecting..

published on 10/20/17 4:48 PM

What has led to recognition of Bulgarian minority in Albania?

The Albanian Parliament has "restored historical justice," Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said, commenting on the newly adopted Law on the Protection of Minorities in the Republic of Albania. The document places the..

published on 10/18/17 2:35 PM