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Former Prime Minister Kiril Petkov.

PP: Delyan Peevski is a weight around Boyko Borissov's neck

Bulgaria cannot have a normal government from now on if GERB leader Boyko Borissov's dependence on Delyan Peevski is not broken.  This is what Kiril Petkov, co-leader of the We Continue the Change party (PP), told journalists. In his words, the..

published on 4/26/24 6:07 PM

Is the caretaker cabinet really a caretaker cabinet?

Is the caretaker cabinet really a caretaker cabinet? That is the question people in this country have been asking themselves, after Dimitar Glavchev, nominated for caretaker prime minister, presented the members of his cabinet, in which there seems to..

updated on 4/22/24 1:58 PM
Andrej Plenković

Balkan developments

PM wins in election battle between premier and president of Croatia The Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković and the country’s President Zoran Milanović contended with each other in the early elections for parliament in the country...

updated on 4/19/24 11:46 AM

Balkan countries are gaining experience on their way to the EU

The European force for positive transformation is visible, North Macedonia's deputy foreign minister Fatmire Isaki told the EU meets the Balkans  forum in Sofia . She said there are differences in the development of each new member, but there is not a..

published on 4/8/24 1:59 PM

On the draft composition of the caretaker cabinet and the factors underlying the political situation in Bulgaria

A few days ago, caretaker Prime Minister-designate Dimitar Glavchev announced the composition of the interim government that will govern the country in the coming months until the 9 June elections, which will be held together with the vote for the..

published on 4/8/24 1:42 PM

President’s changed powers and complicated situation after choice of caretaker PM

Bulgaria is on the road to the sixth early parliamentary elections within three years. This became clear after all three mandates to form a government were returned to the president unfulfilled. Until recently, the following..

published on 4/1/24 1:33 PM

Bulgaria's NATO membership - 20 years later

Today marks exactly 20 years since Bulgaria became a full member of NATO. And if the decision were to be made again today - 56 percent of Bulgarians would vote for our country to remain a member of the Alliance, while 28 percent are of the opinion that..

published on 3/29/24 5:05 AM
Nikolai Denkov L, President Rumen Radev, Sofia, 27 March, 2024.

Nikolay Denkov, PP-DB: It is up to the Bulgarian citizens to choose our future path

President Rumen Radev gave the mandate to form a government to Nikolay Denkov, a candidate for prime minister nominated by the second-largest parliamentary group in the 49th National Assembly, the PP-DB. The mandate was immediately returned to..

published on 3/27/24 3:57 PM
GERB's Mariya Gabriel.

GERB will not be part of a government with another party's mandate

GERB-SDS has reaffirmed its decision not to enter into negotiations with another party with a mandate to form a government , after Mariya Gabriel officially withdrew her candidacy for prime minister.  Mariya Gabriel has officially withdrawn her..

published on 3/26/24 3:20 PM
U.S. Bradley infantry fighting vehicle at a joint training exercise in Poland

BNR factcheck: Are tanks being transported through Bulgarian territory to Ukraine?

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the movement of military equipment on the territory of Bulgaria often gives rise to comments and allegations in the online space related to the fear of Bulgaria's involvement in hostilities. A year ago, for..

published on 3/25/24 1:00 PM