Bulgaria-Russia relations in complicated situation due to relations of EU and USA with Moscow

The US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan has been touring Central and Eastern Europe in the recent days. His visit in the region coincides with the renewal of the economic sanctions against Russia, the conflict between Russia and..

published on 12/17/18 12:50 PM

Being one of the twenty most influential young politicians is huge recognition, MEP Eva Maydell says

The reason we called Eva Maydell was the news that she is the only Bulgarian, part of the prestigious ranking of global platform "Apolitical", which shows who the most influential young politicians in the world are. The list contains a..

published on 12/13/18 2:14 PM

Latest EP call for Bulgaria’s accession to Schengen gets cool reception in Sofia

On 11 December the European Parliament approved, by an overwhelming majority - 514 “for”, 107 “against” and 38 “abstained” – a resolution for the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to Schengen. This is, in fact, the fifth such European..

published on 12/12/18 1:41 PM

Ruling coalition in Bulgaria remains, nationalist space subject to changes

On Wednesday (November 21) the Bulgarian MPs voted to relieve Valeri Simeonov as Deputy Premier for Economic and Demographic Policy. Mariana Nikolova was appointed the new Deputy Premier Responsible for Economic and Demographic Policy...

published on 11/22/18 1:25 PM

European Parliament election 2019- a test for the current model of governance in the EU

The term of office of the European Parliament will end in six months. However, there are a number of problems in the EU that are yet to be solved and Europe is facing important elections which will determine its future. We are to find out..

published on 11/20/18 2:16 PM

Disunity in United Patriots coalition renews tension in government

In September 2018 tension occurred within the ruling coalition due to controversies between GERB and the United Patriots. Now, we are witnessing new turbulence in the government, this time due to controversies within the United Patriots coalition itself...

published on 11/19/18 1:56 PM
Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva (center), Justice Minister Tsetska Tsacheva (right) and Interior Minister Mladen Marinov during the news briefing at the Council of Ministers in relation to the EC report on the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification

What is new in latest report of EC on progress in Bulgaria under Cooperation and Verification Mechanism?

Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007. However, this country has been subject to a constant monitoring by the European Commission under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism. Bulgaria’s northern neighbor Romania has been subject to..

published on 11/14/18 1:09 PM

Radicalization back on the agenda in Bulgaria, this time in a different setting

A round table took place in Sofia a few days ago on “Balkan Islam – barrier or bridge to radicalization?” Discussions on radicalization in Bulgaria periodically flare up in connection with specific events. In 2016 the public was..

published on 11/6/18 2:22 PM

Quadrilateral summit Bulgaria-Greece-Romania-Serbia in Varna is part of Bulgaria’s broader regional activity

Bulgaria’s regional activity culminated last week in the quadrilateral summit in Varna with Greece, Romania and Serbia. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also attended the event at the invitation of Bulgaria’s Premier Boyko Borissov...

published on 11/5/18 1:01 PM

No-confidence motion against Borissov 3 cabinet remains in shadow of new turbulence in ruling coalition

The no-confidence motion against the Borissov 3 cabinet over healthcare was rejected quickly by the Bulgarian MPs on Wednesday. The no-confidence motion was submitted again by the Bulgarian Socialist Party and was subject to three-hour..

published on 10/25/18 1:14 PM