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Bulgaria: In the final stage of the elections with GERB in first place

Bulgaria is on the eve of the third consecutive early parliamentary elections and regular presidential elections. The election campaign is in the lead with the latest poll giving GERB the upper hand in the upcoming parliamentary elections, at 23.8 per cent, according to a self-funded poll by Exacta Research Group. According to a poll conducted…

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Bulgaria: Withdrawal of citizenship with investment proposed by the Provisional Government

A ban on obtaining Bulgarian citizenship through investment is proposed by the Bulgarian Provisional Government in a draft amendment to the Bulgarian Citizenship Law. The amendment would repeal Article 1 of the Constitution. 12a and 14a for obtaining a passport after investing € 500,000 in government securities or in a licensed credit institution under a…

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Bulgaria: Merkel is pushing for the lifting of the veto

In Brussels, President Rumen Radev, who attended the two-day European Council meeting, discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the Bulgarian veto on the start of EU accession negotiations with northern Macedonia. According to him, Merkel has accepted as a personal goal for Bulgaria to open the door to European integration this year, BTA reported. During…

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Bulgaria: Health Minister calls protests against measures political

Doctors from emergency centers across the country and Covid departments protested in front of the Ministry of Health. They are demanding a 40% increase in their salaries and recognition of their work as the highest category in the pension plan, as well as a fairer distribution of additional payments to combat Covid-19, said one of…

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The United States praises Bulgaria’s efforts to stop malicious activity in the Balkans

Issues of strategic partnership between Bulgaria and the United States in the field of defense were discussed by the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria Georgi Panayotov and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for NATO and Europe Policies Spencer Boyer. The meeting, held at the Ministry of Defense, was also attended by…

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Eurostat: Romania, Bulgaria and Greece lead in percentage of population at risk of poverty and social exclusion

In 2020, there were 96.5 million people in the EU at risk of poverty or social exclusion, representing 21.9% of the population. This information comes from data published by Eurostat. In 2020, there were 75.3 million people at risk of poverty in the EU, 27.6 million had severe material and social deprivation and 27.1 million…

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Bulgaria: Price increases are wiping out revenues

Prices of food, services and fuel are rising faster than wage increases, according to a study by the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria (CITUB). Since the beginning of the year, the price of gas has increased by 158%, electricity by 4.4% and heating by 16.1%, while in food prices the price of oil…

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Zaev: A solution with Bulgaria is possible if both sides want it

The Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia Zoran Zaev reiterated that neither he nor the EU had received guarantees from Bulgaria to veto the country’s accession process to the Union, stressing that the working groups are still working and that a solution can be found if both parties want it “We did not receive any guarantees…

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Bulgaria: GERB-SDS leads with 21.4% in new Gallup poll

If the National Assembly elections were held today, GERB-SDS would get 21.4%, “We Continue Change” 15.2%, Socialist Party (BSP) 13.4%, There are such People (ITN) 12, 3%, Democratic Bulgaria 12 , 1%, minority MRF – 11.4%, “Stand Up – Mafia Out” 4.1%, “Resurrection” 3.3%, VMRO 2.2%, while other parties would vote 4.6% . This is…

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Bulgaria: Radev announces his re-election as President

The President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev has announced from the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in Sofia his candidacy for the November 14 presidential elections. Rumen Radev’s candidacy for a second term in the presidential office was proposed by an initiative committee that includes representatives of culture, science, art and sports. Rumen…

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Dimitrov: Bulgaria violated the Good Neighbor Agreement and started blackmailing

Relations with Bulgaria have changed since it violated Article 2 of the Good Neighbor Agreement, which said that Sofia would help us on the European path, would not help us, at least block us again. We experienced two vetoes and problems for our language. There is no progress in an atmosphere of blackmail. “Mutual trust…

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Jotova: Bulgaria is under strong European pressure for a veto on Northern Macedonia

“Bulgaria continues to be under strong European pressure to lift its veto on Northern Macedonia ‘s EU membership talks,” Bulgarian Vice President Iliyana Yotova told Bulgarian Public Radio BNR. At the same time, the Bulgarian vice president asserted that “the EU is showing a growing understanding of Sofia’s demands on Skopje, mainly related to the…

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Zaev: We continue to build friendly relations with Bulgaria, Macedonian language and identity are not negotiable

Zaev: We continue to build friendly relations with Bulgaria, Macedonian language and identity are not negotiable

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Bulgaria: 123.8 million leva is the budget for the by-elections

In its decree, the government approved the draft law on the expenses for the preparation and holding of elections for the president and vice-president of Bulgaria, as well as for the parliamentary elections to be held on November 14, 2021. The amount for the election expenses amounts to BGN 123.8 million and the total expenses…

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Bulgaria: Protesting parties lose ground in new poll

If the elections for the National Assembly were held in the first half of September, the results would be as follows: GERB -SDS in 22.5% of adult Bulgarians, BSP in 16.1%. “Democratic Bulgaria” at 15.8%, “There are such people” at 15.5%, MRF at 11.9%. Near the threshold of the entrance bring “Get up! Out of…

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Bulgaria: New caretaker government unveiled to hold snap elections on November 14th

The President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, presented the new caretaker government that will prepare for and hold early parliamentary and regular presidential elections on 14 November. For the first time in Bulgaria, a caretaker government succeeds a previous, also caretaker government. “The interim government is a successful example, a step forward in…

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Bulgaria: The 46th National Assembly is now a thing of the past

The Speaker of the Bulgarian National Assembly Iva Miteva has dropped the last parliamentary bell and the 46th National Assembly is already part of Bulgaria’s political history. The Speaker of the National Assembly closed the session with a wish for a good election campaign. After two months of work and almost 30 sessions, parliament failed…

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Bulgaria: Dual elections on November 14th

According to his constitutional powers, the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev will appoint a caretaker government on September 16th and dissolve the Parliament, the Presidential Office announced. This means that the parliamentary session scheduled for September 15 will be the last for the short but turbulent life of the 46th Parliament. Early…