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Bulgaria: Talks on coalition agreement under way

Bulgaria: Talks on coalition agreement under way Bulgaria: Talks on coalition agreement under way

As the future coalition government partners continue talks on the coalition agreement and the formation of a government, more details became known today. One of them is that each of the four parties will have a vice-president in the new government and there will be a fifth vice-president in charge of the “effectiveness of the […]

Bulgaria: President Radev consults parliamentary groups

Bulgaria: President Radev consults parliamentary groups Bulgaria: President Radev consults parliamentary groups

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev today began consultations with the parties represented in parliament, as part of the constitutional process for forming a government. He spoke successively with representatives of the We Continue the Change party, the center-right GERB-UDF, the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), and the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) for Bulgaria. We continue […]

Bulgaria: Nikola Minchev elected new Speaker of Parliament

Bulgaria: Nikola Minchev elected new Speaker of Parliament Bulgaria: Talks on coalition agreement under way

Nikola Minchev, a 34-year-old lawyer and member of the “We Continue the Change” movement, was elected speaker of the Bulgarian parliament today with 158 votes in favor, 1 against and 72 abstentions. The session of the Parliament, the first after the elections, was broadcast live on the country’s public television and radio. In his first […]

Northern Macedonia: 45 bodies of victims of accident in Bulgaria transported to Skopje

Northern Macedonia: 45 bodies of victims of accident in Bulgaria transported to Skopje Northern Macedonia: 45 bodies of victims of accident in Bulgaria transported to Skopje

The 45 bodies of the victims of the recent tragic accident in Bulgaria were transported to Skopje shortly before noon by a traveling bus from Northern Macedonia that was engulfed in flames. They were transported from Sofia by two military transport aircraft. The President of the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Stevo Pentarovski, the Prime Minister, […]

Bulgaria-Northern Macedonia: Another body found inside charred tourist bus

Bulgaria-Northern Macedonia: Another body found inside charred tourist bus Bulgaria-Northern Macedonia: Another body found inside charred tourist bus

Investigators have discovered another corpse, bringing to 45 the victims of the tourist bus accident that occurred on Tuesday in Bulgaria, the prosecutor’s office announced today. “We found the remains of a corpse today during new investigations,” Borislav Sarafov, the deputy attorney general, told AFP. The death toll from the crash, which was the deadliest […]

Bulgaria: Rumen Radev is elected by a comfortable majority in the presidency

Bulgaria: Rumen Radev is elected by a comfortable majority in the presidency Bulgaria: President Radev consults parliamentary groups

LAST UPDATE: 09:12 Bulgarian voters have, as expected, renewed their confidence in their president, Rumen Radev, who has become a symbol of the anti-corruption movement in Bulgaria, the European Union’s poorest country. Rumen Radev, 58, a former fighter pilot and former military chief, received 63% -65% of the vote, according to exit polls from three […]

Bulgaria: Bulgarians go to the polls for second round of presidential elections

Bulgaria: Bulgarians go to the polls for second round of presidential elections Bulgaria: Talks on coalition agreement under way

Bulgarians are going to the polls today for the second round of the presidential election, tired of widespread corruption in the poorest EU Member State amid rising energy costs and a high death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic. Outgoing President Rumen Radev, 58, a proponent of change in the country that aims to clean […]

Bulgaria’s pro-Russian president calls Crimea ‘Russian’ – Diplomatic incident with Ukraine

Bulgaria’s pro-Russian president calls Crimea ‘Russian’ – Diplomatic incident with Ukraine Bulgaria: President Radev consults parliamentary groups

Ukraine today summoned the Bulgarian ambassador, following statements by Bulgarian President Rumen Radev that the Crimean peninsula is part of Russia after its annexation in 2014 by Russia. In a debate ahead of Bulgaria’s second round of presidential elections on Sunday, Radev said Western sanctions against Moscow had not had the expected effect and that […]

Bulgaria: Prosecution of six people for spying for Russia

Bulgaria: Prosecution of six people for spying for Russia Bulgaria: Prosecution of six people for spying for Russia

The Bulgarian military prosecutor’s office today prosecuted six people, including military intelligence officers, on charges of spying for Russia. The defendants engaged in “espionage activities” as they “collected and disseminated to a foreign country information constituting state secrets,” the Sofia prosecutor’s office said in a statement. Three of the suspects provided “confidential military information”. The […]

Bulgaria: Ballot Hidden Surprises – Two … Harvard Alumni Unexpected Winners

Bulgaria: Ballot Hidden Surprises – Two … Harvard Alumni Unexpected Winners Bulgaria: Ballot Hidden Surprises – Two … Harvard Alumni Unexpected Winners

Two … Harvard graduates are the unexpected winners of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Bulgaria. Forming a government remains difficult. Late Sunday night, Kirill Petkov appeared on Bulgarian television and clarified: “We will talk to all parties except GERB (the party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov) and the DPS (the party of the Turkish minority) […]