MEP Romeo Franz names ‘racist’ colleagues

By |junij 26th, 2020|Angel Dzhambazki, anti-discrimination, Bulgaria, News, poverty, Roma, Romania, Traian Basescu|

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Bulgaria, German MEP Romeo Franz discusses the problems of Europe’s largest minority – the Roma, and names some colleagues he considers “racist”.

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Lack of strategy leaves Bulgaria last in terms of digital performance

By |junij 24th, 2020|Bulgaria, demographic change, Digital skills, News, poverty|

For a second consecutive year, Bulgaria is ranked last among all 27 EU members in the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index, despite having a powerful IT sector, concentrated mostly in the capital Sofia.

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Bulgarian MEP says she ‘feels threatened’ by tape recording

By |junij 22nd, 2020|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, corruption, News|

Bulgarian MEP Elena Yoncheva said on Monday (22 June) that she fears for her safety after a leaked recording in which a voice resembling that of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov threatens the have her “burnt”.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgarian MEP says she ‘feels threatened’ by tape recording

The octopus that kills bees in Bulgaria

By |junij 17th, 2020|agricultural funds, bees health, Bulgaria, corruption, Janusz Wojciechowski, mafia, neonicotinoids, News|

EURACTIV Bulgaria’s Valia Ahchieva's latest investigation looks into mass bee poisoning in Bulgaria which continues to be unpunished, despite evidence of the use of substances banned by EU legislation.

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A warning from Bulgaria: Corruption channels are ‘eagerly awaiting’ big EU money

By |junij 16th, 2020|Bulgaria, coronavirus economic response, corruption, News|

Experts and opposition-minded politicians warned during an online conference on Monday (January 15th) of a "huge" risk of corruption in connection with the generous funds the European Commission has proposed to mobilise in response to the coronavirus c...

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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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Hungary banks on Balkan Stream to triple capacity of gas supply to Slovakia

By |junij 2nd, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Balkan Stream, Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, gazprom, Hungary, News, Peter Szijjarto, pipeline politics, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkish Stream, Ukraine|

Hungary will triple the capacity of a natural gas pipeline border interconnector towards Slovakia by 2024, enabling the pipeline to carry more than 5 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year, the foreign minister said on Tuesday (2 June).

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Bulgaria pins hopes on BCG vaccine against coronavirus

By |maj 28th, 2020|Bulgaria, coronavirus, News, tuberculosis, vaccination, World Health Organization|

In the worldwide battle against COVID-19, scientists are investigating whether a century-old tuberculosis vaccine might offer some additional protection against the novel coronavirus.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgaria pins hopes on BCG vaccine against coronavirus

Ukraine is getting itself into US election troubles

By |maj 27th, 2020|Bulgaria, Donald Trump, Georgia, Hungary, Joseph Biden, Mikheïl Saakashvili, minority rights, News, Petro Poroshenko, Russia, Ukraine, US elections 2020, Viktor Orbán, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukraine is losing friends: among other mistakes, by playing internal politics, the country’s President has taken sides in the US elections, which may be disastrous for the country in the future, writes Pavlo Fedykovych.

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UN freedom of speech rapporteur must wear several hats, says Bulgarian candidate

By |maj 22nd, 2020|Bulgaria, China, freedom of expression, media freedom, News, Russia, United Nations|

Iveta Cherneva, a Bulgarian author who writes about security, politics, human rights, and sustainability, and a EURACTIV contributor, has been shortlisted for the position of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of speech.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za UN freedom of speech rapporteur must wear several hats, says Bulgarian candidate