Open letter to Donald Tusk: EPP’s support for Vucic is a disgrace

By |junij 17th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, bad governance, China, corruption, Donald Tusk, EPP, EU enlargement, media freedom, News, Serbia, Serbia elections|

European People's Party President Donald Tusk has publicly supported Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Sunday (21 June), which the opposition is going to boycott. In response, Serbian opposition leader Dragan Djilas sent an open letter to Tusk. EURACTIV is publishing its shortened version.

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Lack of rule of law threatens Bulgaria’s economic recovery

By |junij 5th, 2020|Angela Merkel, bad governance, Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, EPP, justice and home affairs, News, oligarchs|

According to the World Bank, it turns out to be easier to do business in post-Soviet Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia than in EU member Bulgaria, writes Joël Ruet. Joël Ruet is the chairman of The Bridge Tank As...

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Challenging Bulgarian coal plants’ new waste burning obsession

By |marec 2nd, 2020|air quality, bad governance, Bulgaria, burning waste, coal, corruption, mafia, News, oligarchs|

On Monday (March 2), a European and a Bulgarian non-governmental organisation, ClientEarth and “For Earth – Access to Justice”, are filing a complaint with the European Commission in an attempt to challenge Bulgaria’s new obsession of burning waste in coal...

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The drained lake in Bulgaria – and the money siphoned away

By |februar 11th, 2020|bad governance, Bulgaria, investigative journalism, News|

How was it possible that the water from Bulgaria’s Studena Dam disappeared, creating a humanitarian crisis for more than 100,000 people in the city of Pernik?

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The ‘Lake monster’ that drank the water of a dam in Bulgaria

By |januar 29th, 2020|bad governance, Bulgaria, corruption, investigative journalism, News, water resources|

Where did the water from Bulgaria's Studena Dam disappear, creating a humanitarian crisis for more than 100,000 people in the city of Pernik? Following the first part of Valya Ahchieva's investigation, the Minister of environment and water Neno Dimov w...

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Minister arrested following investigative report by EURACTIV Bulgaria

By |januar 10th, 2020|bad governance, Bulgaria, corruption, investigative journalism, Neno Dimov, News|

Bulgaria's minister for environment and water resources, Neno Dimov, was placed in 24-hour custody, the office of the Prosecutor General said on Thursday (9 January). The development took place after an investigative report by EURACTIV Bulgaria exposed...

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How a Bulgarian city with decrepit sports base becomes a ‘European city of sports’

By |januar 6th, 2020|bad governance, Bulgaria, European Parliament, News, Sports|

At a recent ceremony in the European Parliament in Brussels, the Association of European Capitals and Cities of Sport awarded the title of 'European City of Sport for 2020' to Pazardzhik. Valia Ahchieva takes a closer look at the Bulgarian city, whose ...

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Bosnia must overhaul judiciary, end political obstruction –report

By |december 6th, 2019|bad governance, Bosnia and Herzegovina, News, Yugoslav wars|

Bosnia and Herzegovina must overhaul its complex and opaque justice system and do more to protect the rule of law if it wants to press its case to join the European Union, legal experts said in an EU-commissioned report on Thursday (5 December).

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A ruin to serve as Children’s Hospital? Angry Bulgarians call on Brussels to intervene

By |december 5th, 2019|bad governance, Bulgaria, Health, News|

A conflict is growing in Bulgaria between civil society and the authorities over the planned construction of a children hospital, by completing what is now a 12-floor ruin, built during the last years of communism, and abandoned since.

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Why do foreign investors leave Bulgaria as if it were the Titanic?

By |februar 11th, 2019|bad governance, Bulgaria, corruption, demography, FDI, immigration, justice and home affairs, News|

Despite being one of the most beautiful countries in the European Union, despite having talented and educated people, despite a favourable tax environment, Bulgaria is likely to stay as the poorest in the EU, and to continue losing its population, writ...

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