The Republic of North Macedonia itself is blocking its EU membership, Vice President Iliana Iotova told journalists in the village of Ilindentsi (Southwestern Bulgaria), where she is attending the Gods of Wine Festival. “Bulgaria is adamant, - Ms. Iotova said - the country will not greenlight the accession negotiations processuntil Bulgarians get included in North Macedonia’s Constitution with a clear guarantee that their human rights will be observed. Only then will the Republic of North Macedonia have a place in the EU,” she added.
The Vice President also commented on the new distribution of parliamentary mandates, which in her opinion shows how depopulated Bulgaria is. "During these 22 months of instability in Bulgaria we have not mentioned the biggest problem - the demographic crisis. We are failing to bring back active Bulgarians from abroad and a recent survey shows that one in four would emigrate. This is a terrible diagnosis for the country," Iliana Iotova said.
The National Assembly rejected the request for changes to the Labor Code proposed by BSP, stipulating that the minimum wage should be set at 50% of the average gross wage for the country for a period of 12 months from July 1 instead of January 1,..
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MP Delyan Peevski from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, who was sanctioned under the Global Magnitsky Act, was elected to the parliamentary Constitutional Affairs Committee, replacing Gyuner Ahmed from the same party. "109 MPs voted in favor,..
An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter was registered 15 km southeast of the city of Plovdiv, indicate data of the European Mediterranean..
On Thursday it will be mostly sunny with scattered clouds. Clouds will form over Western Bulgaria in the afternoon hours with a chance of showers in..
The European Commission has published an operational update on the progress made on the Pilot Projects for asylum and return procedures and new..