Andrey Kovachev (left) and Peter Kurumbashev

Bulgaria - mediator of relations between EU Member States

The European Commission Representation in Bulgaria has hosted a discussion on the challenges this country will face once it takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, 2018. Its organizers are the European..

published on 10/16/17 2:47 PM

Topic related to NATO’s presence in Black Sea again subject to internal debates in Bulgaria

Tension occurred again this week between the ruling parties and the opposition in relation to the topic about military presence of NATO in the Black Sea. Citing circulated by international agencies allegations that NATO was launching new multinational..

published on 10/14/17 7:05 AM
Iliana Iotova and Mario Monti during the conference

The Western Balkans - a priority that earned international recognition

The European Commission representation in Bulgaria hosted a conference on the future of Europe and Bulgaria’s prospects with the participation of Vice President Iliana Iotova, Lilyana Pavlova, Minister in charge of Bulgaria’s Presidency of the..

published on 10/11/17 1:07 PM
Controversial reasons have failed the debate on the fight against corruption in the National Security Advisory Board

Does fight against corruption unite or disunite Bulgarian politicians?

On Monday the Bulgarian citizens witnessed an unprecedented failure of the sitting of the Consultative Council on National Security convened by Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev. The National Security Consultative Council does not take..

published on 10/10/17 2:05 PM

Catalonia scenario impossible in Bulgaria, but still causes alarm

At least 350,000 people gathered on Sunday in Barcelona to protest against the independence of Catalonia from Spain. Right before that Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy warned that the central authorities in Madrid would not allow the unilateral..

published on 10/9/17 1:30 PM

Political and institutional confrontation heralds a tense end of 2017

During the outgoing week the parliament in Sofia voted against the resignation submitted by the MP from the ruling party Gerb Delian Dobrev. He decided to step down after he had faced accusations from the left-wing opposition of irregularities at..

published on 10/7/17 9:15 AM

Quadrilateral meeting in Thessaloniki – a stopover, not journey’s end​

After the quadrilateral Balkan summit in Varna on 3 October among the prime ministers of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov, of Greece Alexis Tsipras and of Romania Mihai Tudose, and the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, a quadrilateral meeting took place..

published on 10/6/17 12:38 PM

Varna Balkan meeting coordinates common positions on region’s future

On 3 October the Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Boyko Borissov, of Greece, Alexis Tsipras and of Romania, Mihai Tudose and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, discussed, in the Bulgarian port town of Varna, common positions regarding..

published on 10/4/17 1:37 PM
Luca Visentini

Bulgaria to cooperate for wage convergence between Eastern and Western Europe

Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation has paid a visit to Bulgaria. The aim of the visit was to discuss social topics during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2018, as well the..

published on 10/3/17 1:54 PM

What prevents the recognition of the Bulgarian minority in Albania?

The news circulated by media outlets in the Republic of Macedonia that with the bill on the protection of minorities in Albania drafted by the government, Tirana plans to recognize Macedonian, Greek, Wallachian, Montenegrin, Serbian, Bosnian and..

published on 9/29/17 12:50 PM