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

Sofia's reactions to constitutional changes in Macedonia - fast and expected

Late on Friday night, Skopje adopted constitutional changes, which lead to renaming of the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of North Macedonia. This has triggered unusually fast but also anticipated reactions in Sofia. Early on Saturday after the..

published on 10/22/18 3:07 PM

Healthcare in or out of focus during debates on no-confidence motion against Borissov 3 cabinet

On Wednesday the Bulgarian National Assembly is expected to vote the no-confidence motion against the Borissov 3 cabinet over healthcare submitted by the Bulgarian Socialist Party. The socialists already initiated a no-confidence motion over the same..

published on 10/22/18 1:40 PM
Kornelia Ninova, centre

BSP submits third motion of no confidence in Borissov 3 cabinet for the year

Yesterday, 15 October, the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, submitted a motion of no confidence in the government, its third for the year. The first was tabled at the beginning of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in..

published on 10/16/18 1:29 PM