Happy as a ‘sandbox’: Bulgaria’s tech upsurge

By |marec 27th, 2020|Bulgaria, FinTech, News|

The creation of a "sandbox" - a safe environment where FinTech companies can test their products - is big news for Bulgaria and the entire tech community in Central and Eastern Europe, write Eduard Tsvetanov and Filip Genov.  

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Golden passports still widespread in Europe, study finds

By |marec 27th, 2020|anti-money laundering, Bulgaria, golden passports, golden visas, Malta, News, Portugal|

Citizenship and residence-for-pay schemes continue to be widespread across the EU, according to a new report, which calls on the European Commission to propose EU-wide rules to phase out golden passports while taking action against governments that ope...

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Bulgaria proposes to transship EU trucks going to Turkey

By |marec 26th, 2020|Bulgaria, EUCO, News, road transport, Turkey|

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will propose to EU leaders during their teleconference on Thursday (26 March) that his country would transship goods of trucks from EU countries going to Turkey. The alternative is that EU drivers would wait 14 da...

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Bulgarian authorities struggle to enforce containment with Roma population

By |marec 20th, 2020|Bulgaria, Discrimination, nationalists, News, Roma, VMRO|

In Bulgaria, home to a large Roma population, the authorities are struggling to enforce the strict containment measures generally respected by the majority of the population. On top of that, many Bulgarian Roma are said to have returned from Western Eu...

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Bulgarian investigative journalist assaulted in Sofia

By |marec 18th, 2020|Bulgaria, News, press freedom|

A well-known Bulgarian investigative journalist was assaulted by masked men late Tuesday outside his home on a central Sofia boulevard, sparking angry reactions from journalist organisations.

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Papal Easter events to be held without faithful attending, Vatican says

By |marec 15th, 2020|Bulgaria, coronavirus, Greece, News, Orthodox Church, Vatican|

All of Pope Francis’ Easter services next month will be held without the faithful attending due to the coronavirus outbreak, Vatican said on Sunday, in a step believed to be unprecedented in modern times. The services, four days of major...

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Power and journalism in Bulgaria: Deflecting embarrassing issues

By |marec 12th, 2020|Bulgaria, News, press freedom, rule of law|

The Supreme Judicial Council of Bulgaria is shooting at the messenger – they are blaming an investigative journalist for being “aggressive”, and disregard her disturbing findings: that the head of the country’s largest court occupies this post in breach of the law.

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EU-wide Rule of law mechanism discussed in Sofia

By |marec 9th, 2020|Article 7, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, European Prosecutor, Laura Kovesi, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Poland, Rule of Law Mechanism|

A conference in Sofia debated the European Commission's proposal for an EU-wide rule of law mechanism on Friday (6 March) and one European lawmaker said there is already a clear majority in the European Parliament to set up a new control mechanism for ...

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Why did Boyko Borissov’s mission in Ankara fail?

By |marec 4th, 2020|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Josep Borrell, migrant crisis, News, return of migrants, Russia, Syria war, Turkey, United States, Ursula von der Leyen|

If von der Leyen’s Commission really wants to be global, it should intervene at the root of the problem instead of trying to deal with the consequences, writes Ivailo Kalfin.

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EU pledges €700 million to Greece, Bulgaria’s Borissov obtains ‘compliments’

By |marec 4th, 2020|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, migrant crisis, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Union officials on Tuesday (3 March) promised more cash for Greece during a visit to its border with Turkey which tens of thousands of migrants and refugees have been trying for days to breach. The officials urged Turkey to...

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