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Bulgaria heading for more instability after snap elections

06.10.14 @ 09:27

Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party was the winner in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, but fell short of gaining an absolute majority. A total of eight parties are set to make it into parliament, paving the way for a ...

Bulgaria jittery after bank run 'plot'

30.06.14 @ 17:11

Bulgaria, already grappling with a severe political crisis, is now trying to deal with what the government has called an organised attempt to destabilise its financial system. On Friday (27 June), Bulgarians lined up ...

Post EU ElectionsBulgaria heads for early elections after EU vote

19.06.14 @ 09:27

Bulgaria is heading for early elections in autumn following a sizeable shift in the fortunes of domestic political parties after the May EU vote. After a gathering of all major parties on Tuesday (17 June) president ...

EU survey sees happy Danes, grumpy Bulgarians

18.06.14 @ 19:12

Scandinavians may be among Europe’s highest taxed, but they are also the happiest according to new research by the UK’s Office of National Statistics. Nine out ten people in Denmark and Finland described themselves as ...

Bulgaria freezes work on South Stream pipeline

09.06.14 @ 19:10

Bulgaria has frozen construction on Russia’s strategic South Stream gas pipeline due to EU and US pressure. Bulgarian PM Plamen Oresharski announced the move on Sunday (8 June) after meeting three US senators in Sofia. ...

OpinionBulgaria’s ugly underside: 'containing' a refugee crisis

19.05.14 @ 14:24

“The Bulgarian guards found us, pointed their guns at us and started beating us,” the 25-year-old Afghan said, describing what happened to him on 11 January. “Afterward, they put us in the car and took us to the border. ...

Post EU ElectionsTop Bulgarian MEP candidates already thinking of heading home

28.04.14 @ 18:57

All the Bulgarian political parties finally have their lists ready for the EU vote on 25 May, but several of their top candidates either don't want to stay very long in Brussels, or don't want to go to the EU capital at ...

Post EU ElectionsEU elections may strengthen Putin in Europe

23.04.14 @ 09:29

Far-right parties are set to do well in next month’s elections to the European Parliament, a fact that has thrown a spotlight on their links with the Kremlin. A recent study by the Budapest-based Political Capital ...

Post EU ElectionsBulgarians protest controversial MEP listing

15.04.14 @ 09:29

The recent appointment of controversial media mogul Delyan Peevski to head the candidates' list in three areas for the Turkish party Movements for Rights and Freedoms has triggered new protests in Sofia. Bulgarians were ...

Post EU ElectionsThreat of voter fraud haunts EU vote in Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia

18.03.14 @ 09:30

A sharp insight into the abuse of European democracy was revealed in the recent trial of Croatia's ex-Prime Minister Ivo Sanader. The ex-leader of the now-opposition Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) was sentenced in ...

Post EU ElectionsAngry Bulgarians feel EU membership has brought few benefits

03.03.14 @ 09:36

For Bulgarians 2013 was marked by two phenomena: protests and political intrigue. The year started with the biggest nationwide demonstrations in 16 years. In early February, people took to the streets to protest against ...

AnalysisBulgaria: One step forward, two steps back

24.01.14 @ 11:37

When Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU on 1 January 2007, they still had serious shortcomings in crucial areas, such as the rule of law, fighting corruption and organised crime, and reforming the judiciary. Regardless, ...

EUobservedOn blustering and finger-wagging

24.01.14 @ 09:14

It has all the feeling of one of those long-running musicals. The audience is dwindling, the actors are jaded, but the show must go on. Yet another ‘corruption-remains’ report on Bulgaria and Romania was published this ...

EU: Bulgaria, Romania must put criminals behind bars

22.01.14 @ 14:52

Seven years after becoming EU members, Bulgaria and Romania still have trouble putting corrupt politicians behind bars, the European Commission said on Wednesday (22 January). "What we've seen over the last seven years ...

UK to benefit from Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, study says

15.01.14 @ 16:03

A Swedish economist has said Bulgarians and Romanians who work in other EU states are likely to contribute more to the economy than they take out in benefits. A study published last week by Joakim Ruist, a research ...

UK vows to control immigration as Bulgaria, Romania curbs end

02.01.14 @ 09:29

The UK has vowed to control immigration, as restrictions on the free movement of workers from Bulgaria and Romania are lifted throughout the whole of the EU. “We’ve already capped welfare and cut immigration and this ...

Bitter debate marks lifting of Bulgaria and Romania labour restrictions

30.12.13 @ 09:30

The restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians being allowed to work throughout the EU will be lifted on Wednesday (1 January) but the debate surrounding the move has been bitter. On 1 January, Austria, Belgium, France, ...

Ukraine and Bulgaria show power of EU model

06.12.13 @ 11:48

Believe it or not, there are still countries in Europe where protestors enthusiastically wave the EU's star-studded flag rather than burning it in anger. These days Kiev's embattled EuroMaidan is as much the heart of ...

German conservatives stir up 'welfare tourism' row

04.12.13 @ 08:52

Several German conservatives are following the footsteps of their British colleagues, stoking fears about "welfare tourism" by Romanian and Bulgarians. A regional labour court in North Rhine-Westphalia last week ruled ...

Bulgarian land sale ban risks EU sanction

24.10.13 @ 09:25

Bulgaria’s ultra-nationalist party Ataka has convinced more moderate Bulgarian legislators to extend a ban on the sale of land to foreigners in contravention of EU rules. The moratorium bans the sale of agricultural ...

AnalysisBulgarians: Citizens with a cause

26.07.13 @ 20:29

It has been more than 40 days now since protests started in Bulgaria's capital. Thousands hit the streets in Sofia every day to voice their frustration and disgust with the Bulgarian political establishment. It all ...

EU commission backs Bulgaria anti-corruption protests

23.07.13 @ 23:02

The European Commission Tuesday (23 July) voiced support for the daily anti-corruption protests that have rattled Bulgaria over recent weeks. EU commissioner for justice Viviane Reding at a Citizens’ Dialogue event in ...

Bulgarian elections result in uncertainty

13.05.13 @ 08:57

Former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s centre-right GERB party narrowly won Sunday’s (12 May) snap general elections in Bulgaria, but political turmoil in the country is set to continue, as the tight result will make the ...

EU ministers target 'benefit tourism'

07.03.13 @ 17:50

Interior ministers from Austria, Germany, Netherlands, and the UK want to put an end to so-called ‘benefit tourism’ whereby foreign EU nationals take advantage of the social welfare systems in host countries. The four ...

FeatureBulgaria's winter of discontent

27.02.13 @ 09:24

Sunday (24 February) was another day of huge protests in Bulgaria. More than 100,000 people hit the streets in more than 40 towns in what local media described as the biggest demonstrations since 1997, when mass ...

Bulgarian government to resign amid austerity protests

20.02.13 @ 15:41

Bulgaria's centre-right government tendered its resignation on Wednesday (20 February) after days of street protests against rising electricity prices. The move is the latest in a series of EU governments stepping down ...

FeatureRoma exploitation: end of the dream

20.02.13 @ 09:28

Luludja holds up her modest rose bouquet in a French brasserie, moving along from table to table. She’s thinking of her family, the people she’s doing it all for. Most of the money, however, will be banked by a man in ...

Bulgaria names Hezbollah in bomb attack on EU territory

06.02.13 @ 09:46

Lebanon's Hezbollah, a Shia Muslim political party and militant group, was linked to a suicide attack on a bus in the Bulgarian coastal city of Burgas last year, Bulgarian officials have said. Bulgarian interior ...

German court confirms social rights for Bulgarians

31.01.13 @ 09:27

EU citizens from Bulgaria and Romania are entitled to healthcare and social benefits in Germany even without a valid working permit, a German court has said in a ruling that may overturn welfare restrictions sought by ...

UK moots blocking health access for EU migrants

30.01.13 @ 08:46

EU migrants could be prevented from using Britain's National Health Service (NHS) under government measures to dissuade Romanian and Bulgarian citizens moving to the UK. Mark Harper MP, immigration minister, indicated ...

EU official: Hezbollah unlikely to get on terrorism blacklist

28.01.13 @ 09:01

The EU's top counter-terrorism official has said that Hezbollah might not get onto the Union's blacklist even if it did bomb Jewish tourists in Bulgaria last year. Gilles de Kerchove told EUobserver that Bulgaria's ...

Fears of Bulgarian migrants going to UK 'exaggerated'

16.01.13 @ 09:28

With restrictions preventing Bulgarians and Romanians from working in the UK to expire at the end of the year, the debate about new migrants arriving in the country has already begun. UK communities secretary Eric ...

Bulgaria shelves euro membership plans

04.09.12 @ 09:31

Bulgaria has halted plans to join the euro in the latest public setback for the beleaguered currency union. Speaking in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Monday (3 September) in Sofia, Prime Minister Boyko ...

Romania and Bulgaria continue to flout rule of law

18.07.12 @ 18:02

Contract killings in Bulgaria and a direct affront to the rule of law in Romania are some of the major concerns underlined by the European Commission in its progress reports adopted on Wednesday (July 18). The ...

Romania and Bulgaria lagging behind on reforms

08.02.12 @ 20:04

Bulgaria and Romania still need to do more to tackle corruption and organised crime, the European Commission said Wednesday (8 February), in a refrain familiar since the two countries joined the EU almost five years ago ...

EU funds spent on 'environmentally harmful' projects

02.02.12 @ 18:29

Waste incinerators instead of recycling, highways running through nature parks, airports in protected areas - 33 projects in central and eastern Europe funded with €16 billion out of the EU's regional policy coffers are ...

FeatureWhat happens when a currency collapses? Ask Bulgaria

28.11.11 @ 22:31

Fifteen years ago, both Bulgaria and Romania went through rampant inflation linked to a financial crisis. Bucharest narrowly avoided the collapse, but Sofia was less fortunate and experienced a meltdown of the sort ...

OpinionLast ditch chance for EU to deal with Roma issue

08.11.11 @ 18:48

The EU is bracing itself for the European Roma Platform. Convened in Brussels on 17-18 November, the high-profile forum will map out the Union institutions and member states’ ongoing efforts at integrating 10 million ...

Bulgarian anti-Roma protests escalate

03.10.11 @ 09:28

Bulgarian riot police were deployed on Sunday (2 October) to disperse protesters asking for the resignation of the interior minister after a week of unrest prompted by the killing of a 19-year old in a Roma village. ...

EU executive leaves Roma problem to France

30.09.11 @ 07:53

One year after EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding compared France to Nazi Germany over its expulsions of Roma, she has opted to keep silent on reports that little has changed. Reding spokesman Matthew Newman in ...

EU border agency gets extra powers

13.09.11 @ 17:39

The European Parliament on Tuesday (13 September) agreed to extend the powers of Frontex, the bloc's border agency and insisted on some provisions reinforcing migrants' rights. Groups dealing with refugees say the ...

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