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North Macedonia: Clashes in the center of Skopje between protesters and police over the agreement with Bulgaria

North Macedonia: Clashes in the center of Skopje between protesters and police over the agreement with Bulgaria North Macedonia: Clashes in the center of Skopje between protesters and police over the agreement with Bulgaria

Clashes broke out last night in front of the Parliament of North Macedonia between demonstrators, who are protesting against the EU’s proposal to conclude an agreement between North Macedonia and Bulgaria, and the police. A few thousand protesters gathered – for the fourth night in a row – first in front of the government building […]

Urge Charles Michel in Skopje to accept the EU’s proposal for an agreement with Bulgaria

Urge Charles Michel in Skopje to accept the EU’s proposal for an agreement with Bulgaria Urge Charles Michel in Skopje to accept the EU’s proposal for an agreement with Bulgaria

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, today called on North Macedonia to seize the opportunity and accept the EU’s proposal to settle the differences between Skopje and Sofia, so that the country can start accession negotiations with the EU. “You have a historic opportunity to say “yes” to the start of accession negotiations, […]

Moscow: Threatens to ‘fight the whole EU’ after expulsion of 70 diplomats from Bulgaria

Moscow: Threatens to ‘fight the whole EU’ after expulsion of 70 diplomats from Bulgaria Moscow: Threatens to ‘fight the whole EU’ after expulsion of 70 diplomats from Bulgaria

Moscow could mess with the entire European Union in response to Bulgaria’s expulsion of 70 members of the Russian diplomatic corps, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry warned today. “Bulgaria’s politicized decision to unjustifiably reduce our diplomatic staff in Bulgaria will certainly not go without a bilateral response,” Maria Zakharova said in a Russian […]

The Bulgarians choose an alliance with NATO in a Cold War scenario with Russia

The Bulgarians choose an alliance with NATO in a Cold War scenario with Russia The Bulgarians choose an alliance with NATO in a Cold War scenario with Russia

In the wake of an emerging new division in Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, almost twice as many Bulgarians would prefer their country to ally with NATO and the EU as those who would choose an alliance with Russia. A nationally representative poll of 1,000 Bulgarian adults by Alpha Research, commissioned by the Open […]

North Macedonia: Second day of protests against the agreement with Bulgaria

North Macedonia: Second day of protests against the agreement with Bulgaria North Macedonia: Second day of protests against the agreement with Bulgaria

A few thousand citizens gathered tonight, for the second day in a row, in front of the government building of North Macedonia, in Skopje, asking the country’s government to reject the proposal submitted by the French presidency of the EU until a few days ago to resolve the disputes between Skopje and Sofia. The rallies […]

The Bulgarian economy remains moderately competitive, according to an annual study

The Bulgarian economy remains moderately competitive, according to an annual study The Bulgarian economy remains moderately competitive, according to an annual study

Over the past 15 years, the Bulgarian economy, boosted by the EU, has been slowly recovering, but it is far from reaching its full potential, the Lausanne-based International Institute for Development Management (IMD) reports in the Yearbook of Global Competitiveness 2022, according to the partner Bulgarian Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD). In 2022, […]

Bulgaria: President Radev gave Asen Vasilev an order to form a government

Bulgaria: President Radev gave Asen Vasilev an order to form a government Bulgaria: President Radev gave Asen Vasilev an order to form a government

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Friday gave Asen Vasilev, a prime ministerial candidate nominated by the largest parliamentary group, Continuing the Change, the mandate to form a government. Vasilev was accompanied to the ceremony by outgoing Prime Minister Kirill Petkov, former Speaker of the National Assembly Nikola Mitcheva and the chairman of the parliamentary group […]

Bulgaria: Petkov rejected the revocation of the decision to expel 70 Russian diplomats

Bulgaria: Petkov rejected the revocation of the decision to expel 70 Russian diplomats Bulgaria: Petkov rejected the revocation of the decision to expel 70 Russian diplomats

LAST UPDATE: 15:25 Outgoing Bulgarian Prime Minister Kirill Petkov rejected a Russian ultimatum to reverse a decision to expel 70 Russian diplomats by noon today and named the country’s finance minister as his potential successor. The Balkan country, a member of the EU and Nato and once a close ally of Russia, has been in […]

Bulgaria: Russia threatens to close its embassy in Sofia

Bulgaria: Russia threatens to close its embassy in Sofia Bulgaria: Russia threatens to close its embassy in Sofia

Bulgaria’s outgoing prime minister has called on Russia not to follow through on its threat to close its embassy in Sofia and withdraw the diplomatic ultimatum it sent after the government’s decision to expel 70 Russian diplomats. Bulgaria, a member of the EU and NATO, announced on Tuesday that it was expelling 70 Russian diplomats […]

Εμ. Macron: I am convinced that a compromise was reached in the Skopje-Sofia dispute

Εμ. Macron: I am convinced that a compromise was reached in the Skopje-Sofia dispute Εμ.  Macron: I am convinced that a compromise was reached in the Skopje-Sofia dispute

French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed confidence that a compromise solution has been found to the dispute between North Macedonia and Bulgaria, which could pave the way for the start of Skopje’s accession negotiations with the EU. “On the subject of North Macedonia’s accession path (to the EU), we continued our consultations with the authorities […]