All posts by Alex Bivol

July 27, 2021, by Alex Bivol

Bulgaria’s state-owned IT firm Informatsionno Obsluzhvane said on July 27 that the sharp increase in the number of people who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination cycle, entered into the country’s […]

Bulgaria Socialist leader Ninova to call party leadership contest, stand for re-election

May 27, 2019, by Alex Bivol

Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) leader Kornelia Ninova said on May 27 that she would ask the party’s executive committee to call a leadership co ...

Bulgarian socialists to seek plebiscite on Istanbul Convention

January 24, 2018, by Alex Bivol

Bulgarian socialists doubled up on their efforts to tap into a populist vein, with party leader Kornelia Ninova announcing on January 24 plans to tabl ...

MRF founder Dogan nudges party away from backing motion of no confidence

December 22, 2017, by Alex Bivol

Ahmed Dogan, founder of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) – the party led and supported in the main by Bulgarians of Turkish ethnicity – ...

  • Bulgarian MPs amend law to expand border police powers
    November 23, 2017, by Alex Bivol

    Bulgarian Parliament passed amendments to the Interior Ministry Act on November 23 that would give the border police directorate of the ministry wider powers to investigate crimes and participate in […]

  • Grigor Dimitrov clinches ATP Finals title
    November 20, 2017, by Alex Bivol

    Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov wrapped up a career year with his biggest title yet, defeating David Goffin to win the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London on November 19. […]

  • Political leanings colour Bulgaria’s CVM report reactions
    November 16, 2017, by Alex Bivol

    The European Commission’s regular reports on progress under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) have always elicited the same reaction in Bulgaria, as parties in government would cherry-pick the positives […]