Bulgaria

19 June 2017
De-Balkanizing the Balkans

Bulgaria’s EU presidency next year probably won’t be very grandiose, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have purpose. 

By Boyko Vassilev
 
26 May 2017
Nationalist Leader to Head Bulgarian Ethnic Relations Council Premium

A deputy premier who has described Roma as "ferocious humanoids" is to head a body charged with finding ways to end ethnic discrimination.

 
23 May 2017
Bulgaria Tops EU Road Death Statistics Premium

Roads are substantially safer in the EU than they were 15 years ago, but the west-east divide is not closing.

 
18 May 2017
Smooth Operator Premium

With his third ascent to power, an adaptable Boyko Borissov seems to embrace yet another role.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
5 May 2017
Nationalist-Tinted Government Takes Power in Bulgaria Premium

Returning centrist premier Borisov may have his hands full as country looks ahead to its EU presidency.

 
25 April 2017
Bulgarian Premier-Designate Flirts With Far Right Premium

Nationalist, anti-immigrant coalition expected to join old pro Boyko Borisov's cabinet.

 
7 April 2017
Persistently Bad Air Earns Bulgaria A Legal Reproof Premium

Country racks up some of the worst air quality stats in the EU, along with other eastern members.

 
27 March 2017
Hello, Again, Sofia Premium

Long-serving, pro-EU prime minister wins Bulgarian elections, but might need support of populist, anti-migrant party.

 
21 March 2017
Bulgarian Rightists Block Turkish Border Premium

Barricades embody many Bulgarians’ fury with Ankara over alleged meddling in next weekend’s election.

 
15 March 2017
Bulgaria Caught in the War of Words between Turkey and EU Premium

Turkish president used the Srebrenica massacre to rile the Netherlands, while Bulgaria braces for possible refugee influx from Turkey. 

 

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