Archive for May, 2016

  • Controversy continues over law on Bulgarians voting abroad
    May 19, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    A day after President Rossen Plevneliev announced a constitutional court challenge to a controversial new law on the system for Bulgarians voting abroad, the row was continuing in political circles […]

  • Turkey’s governing party unveils Binali Yildirim as prime minister
    May 19, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party announced on May 19 Transport, Maritime Affairs, and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım as the sole candidate for party’s chairmanship and the prime minister for […]

  • Ouster of Turkish PM rekindles dissent in ruling AKP
    May 19, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Since the ousting of Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, pro-president media outlets are appealing for unity and loyalty to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The calls come as Davutoglu’s removal provokes […]

  • Macedonia’s parliament postpones June 5 elections
    May 18, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The Republic of Macedonia’s governing coalition parties, VMRO-DPMNE and BDI (Democratic  Union for Integration), voted in parliament on May 18 to postpone the June 5 elections, as the Constitutional Court had […]

  • Bulgarian Parliament overturns presidential veto on voting abroad law
    May 18, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Caving into a threat from the nationalist Patriotic Front to withdraw its support from Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s government unless President Plevneliev’s veto of election law amendments restricting opportunities for [&hell ...