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November 17, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgarian Prime Minister and centre-right GERB party leader Boiko Borissov might have expected a hat-trick – approval of his government’s Budget for 2018, the defeat of a motion of no […]

Bulgaria’s 2018 EU Presidency: Bedtime stories

November 13, 2017, by Mark Thomas

The acceleration of the date when Bulgaria will take over the seat of the EU Presidency from the first half of 2018 will no doubt have sent the local ...

Bulgarian soldiers holding Kalashnikov semi automatic rifles

Opinion: A small step toward a European army

November 13, 2017, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

An historic breakthrough or just another attempt doomed to peter out? The EU plans to coordinate EU members’ military capacities with the long-t ...

Tensions between Bulgaria’s President and governing majority not dissipating

November 13, 2017, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The difficult relationship between Bulgaria’s President Roumen Radev and Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s governing majority shows no sign ...

  • Why the Bulgarian Government could be bolder
    November 11, 2017, by Howard Rosen

    Bulgaria is doing well economically: GDP is growing by over three per cent annually, state debt is below 30 per cent of GDP, unemployment has fallen to below six per […]

  • Partners for Life: Europe’s unanswered ‘Eastern Question’
    October 27, 2017, by Andrew Wilson of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    Next month the Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit convenes for the fifth time. This could be a crucial moment for the future of the European Union’s neighbourhood policy: the partnership holds […]