Bulgaria’s government takes emergency social and economic measures against coronavirus crisis

The new state of emergency act adopted by Bulgaria’s National Assembly entered into force On Monday. On the same day this country’s government announced a package of emergency social and economic rescue measures to the tune of EUR 2.3..

published on 3/25/20 12:03 PM
Boyko Borissov, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel

Sofia between success and failure in the regulation of the migratory pressure towards the EU

These past few days the Bulgarian government and Prime Minister Boyko Borissov himself have been extraordinarily active in their efforts to regulate the rekindled refugee problem between the EU and Turkey. In an the latest burst of..

published on 3/4/20 2:46 PM

No migratory pressure towards Bulgaria observed

Regarding concerns of migratory pressure from Turkey towards the EU, PM Boyko Borissov stated that there is “zero migration” along Bulgaria’s border. We are preparing a big meeting in Bulgaria for resolving the crisis. Besides the..

published on 3/2/20 1:24 PM

Sofia has once again called on EU not to put off membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia

At a conference, entitled “From Thessaloniki to Zagreb” and organized by the Greek Foreign Ministry in support of the Western Balkans' European perspective, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva has warned that the new EC negotiation..

published on 2/25/20 3:58 PM

Full-scale measures taken in Bulgaria to prevent coronavirus outbreak

At 09:00 today at Sofia Airport a demonstration of the ability to respond in case of detection of persons suspected of infection with COVID-19 coronavirus started. An extraordinary meeting of the Security Council at the government was planned..

published on 2/25/20 12:18 PM

President-Prime Minister face off deepens and widens

While inspecting the construction of a motorway on Sunday, PM Boyko Borissov complained he was the target of a mudslinging campaign after a publication in the press in Spain, behind which he discerns President Rumen Radev and Russia...

published on 2/24/20 12:50 PM

Growing intensity in relations with USA, slowdown in relations with Russia

After the meeting between Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and President Donald Trump in USA at the end of November, 2019, we have been seeing a growing intensity in the political exchange between the two countries . In the period from 8..

published on 2/12/20 1:21 PM

CETA raises issues eliciting mixed reactions

With 110 votes “for”, 98 “against” and 7 “abstained” Bulgarian parliament recently voted, at first reading, a bill for the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union, CETA...

published on 2/11/20 2:03 PM

Sharp controversy in political circles and media after President Radev’s statement

The Bulgarian media accentuate today the statementof Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev who announced on Tuesday that he withdrew his confidence in Bulgaria’s government. Dnevnik newspaper fontpages the following headline “The cold war got..

published on 2/5/20 3:23 PM

Large businessmen targeted by Bulgaria’s judiciary

Another Bulgarian businessman-Vasil Bozhkov, who is considered one of the wealthiest Bulgarians since the beginning of the transition to democracy and market economy, has been targeted by the Bulgarian judiciary. Earlier, the Prosecutor’s Office..

published on 2/5/20 1:39 PM