Balkan Developments

Skopje concerned with Bulgaria’s memorandum to EU North Macedonia’s opposition party VMRO-DPMNE has conducted a series of protests against Zoran Zaev’s cabinet. One of the topics raised by this party is connected with the dispute about the..

published on 9/18/20 2:14 PM
James Pardew, Former US Ambassador to Bulgaria (2002-2005)

Former US ambassador James Pardew: Bulgaria has passed the point of no return

In an article published in the Politico , former US ambassador to Bulgaria James Pardew writes that "Boyko Borissov, the populist leader of Bulgaria, is facing a popular revolt that will not go away". According to the author of the publication,..

published on 9/17/20 10:05 AM
Toma Bikov

Toma Bikov from GERB: A resignation involves risks for the economic situation

“A resignation at this time involves risks for the economic situation in the country which is going to deteriorate. There are no guarantees that after elections a government will be formed quickly, or that a government will be formed at all,” said..

published on 9/13/20 12:01 PM

Balkan developments

Turkey-Greece crisis in Eastern Mediterranean continues NATO has not made any headway in halting the escalation of tension between Turkey and Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkey wants negotiations without preconditions. Greece is..

published on 9/11/20 1:27 PM

Protesters in Bulgaria do not want a restart with already compromised politicians

The start of the autumn political season in Bulgaria was given on September 2 with a sitting of the MPs from the 44 th National Assembly, strong public discontent and increased police presence. Citizens protesting against the country's government,..

published on 9/3/20 8:56 AM

Diverse declarations in National Assembly at start of new parliamentary session

The autumn session of the 44th National Assembly has started turbulently. Tension was high both in front of the Parliament building, where a clash broke out an hour earlier between protesters against the ruling party and gendarmerie forces, as..

published on 9/2/20 1:31 PM

Solution to political crisis in Bulgaria is in peoples’ hands

The outcome of the political crisis in Bulgaria remains unclear against the backdrop of ongoing antigovernment protests and at the start of the new political season. This country’s cabinet refused to resign and proposed amendments to..

published on 8/31/20 12:45 PM

Reform in Bulgarian prosecution requires in-depth debate

Today, the ruling GERB party begins parliamentary consultations over convening Grand National Assembly, aimed at making changes to the state's major law. Constitutional reforms also envisage major changes in the judiciary, including reducing the..

published on 8/25/20 12:48 PM

Secret documents from beginning of transition period should already be available: historian

There are probably many hypotheses about the intertwining of interests between business, politics and services in the documents of the Bulgarian services, especially those about the 1990’s. If they have no legal value, they will have at least..

published on 8/21/20 3:57 PM

Ambassador of Netherlands to Sofia: I believe in Erasmus generation

I see a new generation growing up in Bulgaria that looks a lot like their coevals in the Netherlands. I call it the Erasmus generation- young people who can travel, know the world, speak foreign languages, studied abroad. It fills me with hope..

published on 8/20/20 5:48 PM