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Central Europe 13-05-2013

Party of ex-premier Borissov takes lead in Bulgaria

Bulgarians voted on Sunday (12 May) to send four parties to the 240-seat parliament, but with preliminary results showing a horse race between the two leading political blocs, analysts doubted that the party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov stood little chance of forming a government.
Elections 20-02-2013

Bulgarian prime minister quits following mass protests over electricity bills

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov resigned today (20 February) following boisterous public protests in the capital and several other cities over the price of electricity.
Elections 18-02-2013

Electricity bills set Bulgaria on fire

Tens of thousands of Bulgarians protested in more than 20 cities on Sunday (17 February) against high electricity bills and called for Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his centre-right government to resign. [Watch photo gallery by Dnevnik, the EURACTIV partner in Bulgaria.]
Enlargement 02-11-2012

Bulgaria vetoes Macedonia’s EU accession talks

Bulgaria has joined Greece in vetoing the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia, despite a positive recommendation by the European Commission.

Commission: Organised crime in Bulgaria is ‘unique’

EXCLUSIVE: Organised crime in Bulgaria is "unique" compared to other EU countries because it exercises a deep influence over the country's economy, according to a monitoring report by the European Commission due to be published tomorrow, which EURACTIV has obtained.

Romania, Bulgaria set to fail their biggest test

Bulgaria and Romania are set to fail their biggest test since their accession on 1 January 2007 with the forthcoming publication of crucial progress reports on the reform of law enforcement.
Enlargement 21-01-2011

Every third eavesdropping in Bulgaria illegal

One in every three incidents of eavesdropping in Bulgaria are carried out without the authorisation of a judge, reports Dnevnik, EURACTIV's partner in Sofia. A few days ago, the European Commission requested information from the Bulgarian authorities to ascertain the legality of massive eavesdropping in the country.
Enlargement 19-01-2011

Bulgarian PM calls confidence vote after wiretap scandal

Boyko Borissov's minority government faces a confidence vote in parliament today (19 January) following a wiretap scandal in which he is personally involved. Dnevnik, EURACTIV's partner in Bulgaria, reports.
Public Affairs 17-01-2011

Wiretap scandal rocks Bulgarian government

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is embroiled in a scandal involving taped phone conversations where he is allegedly heard speaking of the need to "protect" a controversial businessman from customs checks. Dnevnik, EURACTIV's partner in Bulgaria, reports.

Schengen confusion under Hungarian stewardship

The accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the border-free Schengen space has been postponed, a Hungarian minister announced yesterday (6 January). After a nervous reaction from Bucharest, the statement was soon denied by the Hungarian authorities, who hold the EU's rotating presidency. EURACTIV's network reports.
Enlargement 07-10-2010

Nationalists stage anti-Turkey show in Bulgarian parliament

The leader of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka yesterday (6 October) surprised his big political ally, the ruling GERB party of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, by staging an anti-Turkish show and slamming the government's relations with Ankara in parliament. Dnevnik, EURACTIV's partner in Bulgaria, reports.