Bulgarian dissident takes stock of 30 years of ‘criminal’ transition

By |november 8th, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, corruption, fall of the Berlin Wall, News|

Petar Boyadjiev, a Bulgarian dissident and political refugee living in France, has talked to EURACTIV Bulgaria about his “disgust” with people in power in his native country, who he says waste or misappropriate EU funds instead of using them to the benefit of society.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgarian dissident takes stock of 30 years of ‘criminal’ transition

Bulgaria president rejects appointment of new chief prosecutor

By |november 8th, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian elections, corruption, judicial reform, News, Rumen Radev|

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev refused on Thursday (7 November) to approve the appointment of the sole candidate for the post chief prosecutor, whose nomination recently sparked a series of street protests.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgaria president rejects appointment of new chief prosecutor

Bulgaria appoints new chief prosecutor amid protests

By |oktober 25th, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, Ivan Geshev, Jean-Claude Juncker, justice reform, mafia, News, Rumen Radev, Sotir Tsatsarov|

Bulgaria on Thursday (24 October) appointed a new chief prosecutor despite months-long protests against the sole nominee for the post. After an all-day hearing, the 25-member Supreme Judicial Council, the country’s top judicial body, voted in Ivan Geshev for a...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgaria appoints new chief prosecutor amid protests

All eyes on France after inconclusive enlargement summit debate

By |oktober 18th, 2019|Albania, Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, Gitanas Nauseda, Marine Le Pen, News, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement, Western Balkans|

After a long night of inconclusive discussions, EU heads of state are set to return to the EU enlargement issue today (18 October). All eyes are on France, as Emmanuel Macron's position has so far been the major stumbling block for opening accession ta...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za All eyes on France after inconclusive enlargement summit debate

Bulgaria PM will ask EU leaders to stop criticising Erdogan

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Common Asylum policy, Donald Tusk, EU summit, Gulenists, human rights, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Syrian war, Turkey|

European Council President Donald Tusk strongly opposed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday (11 October), warning him to stop blackmailing Europe. A day earlier, Erdoğan had threatened to send 3.6 million refugees to Europe if leaders continued to call...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgaria PM will ask EU leaders to stop criticising Erdogan

Commission ‘aware’ of increase of migrants to Greece, Bulgaria

By |september 24th, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Dimitris Avramopoulos, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Turkey|

The European Commission said on Tuesday (24 September) it was aware of the recent increase of migrants coming illegally from Turkey into EU members Bulgaria and Greece but dismissed any immediate plans for a possible new migration deal with Ankara.

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Bulgaria slashes state subsidy, allows unlimited donations for political parties

By |julij 5th, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, GERB, News, party financing|

Bulgaria's parliament removed all limits for individual and corporate donations for political parties Thursday (4 July), a move which many fear could worsen the country's already endemic corruption.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgaria slashes state subsidy, allows unlimited donations for political parties

EU ‘in full solidarity’ with Cyprus over Turkey drilling

By |junij 21st, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Cyprus, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, offshore gas, Turkey|

The EU in the night to Friday (20 June) stepped up its rhetoric over Turkey's "illegal" drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus, raising the threat of sanctions if Ankara refuses to back down.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU ‘in full solidarity’ with Cyprus over Turkey drilling

The Juncker Commission won’t lift the monitoring on Bulgaria

By |april 26th, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, CVM, European elections 2019, GERB, News, Věra Jourová|

Vĕra Jourová, the EU Commissioner for justice, said on Friday (26 April) that the Juncker Commission will not lift the monitoring on Bulgaria under the so-called Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za The Juncker Commission won’t lift the monitoring on Bulgaria

Bulgarian PM destabilised by revelations about hidden political alliance

By |februar 20th, 2019|Ahmed Dogan, Boyko Borissov, BSP, Bulgarian elections, Delyan Peevski, DPS, European elections 2019, GERB, News, United Patriots|

In Bulgaria, the European elections are seen as a test for Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, at a time when his conservative GERB party are polling neck-and-neck with the socialists. Krassen Nikolov tells the inside story for EUelectionsBulgaria.com.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgarian PM destabilised by revelations about hidden political alliance