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Politics 29-03-2018

The Brief, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Bulgaria’s mid-term review

Three months of Bulgaria’s EU presidency have elapsed. So how is the bloc’s poorest member faring in its debut at the helm?
Elections 25-01-2017

Bulgaria set for snap election as president appoints interim PM

Bulgaria's new president yesterday (24 January) called an early national election for 26 March and appointed a former parliamentary speaker as caretaker prime minister until then.

Georgieva urges Eastern Europe to contribute more to border security

Kristalina Georgieva has called upon Eastern European countries that are struggling to deal with the influx of refugees to increase their efforts to secure the EU's external borders. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

Global Europe 29-10-2015

Commission vague about fiscal leeway for refugees

Member states face billions of euros in expenses for assisting refugees arriving in Europe. While the European Commission is ready to take this into account, the criteria remain unclear.
Central Europe 16-04-2015

Katainen: Bulgaria needs external assessment of banks to spur investment

Bulgaria requires an external assessment of its banking system and stable financial markets, to attract much-needed investment to spur economic growth, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday.
Energy 05-12-2014

Juncker says South Stream pipeline can still be built

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has insisted the €32 billion South Stream natural gas pipeline can still go ahead, and accused Russia of holding EU-member Bulgaria for ransom when it said it had abandoned the project. 
Europe's East 05-12-2014

Bulgaria says it is suffering from EU sanctions on Russia

Bulgaria's economy is being badly hurt by European Union economic sanctions against Russia, its prime minister said on Thursday (4 December).
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Elections 13-05-2013

EU warns Bulgaria over election fraud claims

Following a rocky election that has left Bulgaria facing a potential political stalemate, the European Commission on Monday warned that it wants clarity over reported allegations of election fraud. Only hours before election day, the Bulgarian authorities found 350.000 illegally printed ballots in a printing house near Sofia. The business was owned by an activist of the center- right party GERB. The seizure quickly prompted complaints by the opposition socialist party.