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State Department: Bulgaria should not destabilize the region

Blocking Northern Macedonia’s accession to the EU threatens to destabilize normal close relations between NATO allies, the State Department announced. Bulgaria must apply its laws equally to all ethnic groups in the country, including Macedonians, and find a solution to the outstanding issues with Northern Macedonia, as the exclusion of the neighboring country from the…

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Bulgaria: The latest poll shows seven parties violating the threshold of Parliament

Seven parties would enter the new parliament if elections were held today, according to a Gallup International poll commissioned by Bulgaria’s National Radio. As the results show, voter turnout ranges from 2.6 to 2.9 million people. So far, the turnout of those who say they will vote based on real voters in the country is…

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Bulgaria and Croatia will further benefit from the EU “solidarity vaccines”

Bulgaria will receive 1,259,728 doses of “solidarity vaccines”, in line with a decision by member state ambassadors on additional doses purchased by the Commission from Pfizer / BioNTech last night. The amount was agreed at a meeting of the Permanent Representatives of the Member States, while the Agreement was proposed by the Portuguese Presidency. These…

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Bulgaria: Voters are invited on Election Day near the corner

Bulgaria is hitting home in the run-up to the April 4th elections, with only two days left in the campaign. The pandemic made the parliamentary election campaign for the 45th National Assembly of Bulgaria quite unique, due to all the restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Over the past month,…

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Bulgaria: Interconnector NG with Greece to be completed by year’s end, Borissov says

The Greece-Bulgaria interconnection should be built at the end of 2021, so that liquefied gas can pass through Alexandroupolis, from many sources, such as American, Israeli, Egyptian, as in the future there is a possibility of increasing capacity to 5 billion cubic meters of gas a year, said Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. “On Wednesday,…

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Bulgaria: A queue was set up at the Military Medical Academy for vaccinations without appointments

A large queue awaiting vaccination formed in front of the military medical academy in the capital Sofia, according to reports from BGNES. The “green corridor” set for the AstraZeneca vaccine will remain open until April 4. All interested citizens who have not booked an appointment online can be vaccinated at the Military Medical Academy from…

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Bulgaria: Youth and elections

Young people represent that part of the electorate which, despite their efforts, political parties still find difficult to reach. It turns out that the “revival” of party members is not enough to attract new voters. Serious and focused efforts are needed to persuade, as well as more honesty and commitment to address issues in areas…

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Recent publication by Slovenian IFIMES rekindles tensions between Bulgaria, northern Macedonia

Five days after a scandal erupted following a publication by the Slovenian IFIMES institute that referred to Bulgaria and Germany as “mafia states interested in Nazism”, the government of Northern Macedonia issued a statement last night following a call from the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Deputy Ambassador to give explanations. In its response,…

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Northern Macedonia: EU annual progress report to be published Thursday with or without change to Bulgaria

Tomorrow, the European Parliament (EC) will discuss and vote on the annual report on the Republic of Northern Macedonia, to which the Greens and Socialists have proposed changes, which refer to the inappropriate and provocative behavior of the Bulgarian authorities. The amendment accuses Bulgarian government officials of making provocative statements on historical issues affecting northern…

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Bulgaria: Companies predict a 2-day hybrid telegram working model – 3 days physical presence

A hybrid model, which combines 2 working days from home and 3 days in the office per week, is intended to be implemented by Bulgarian companies in the future. This was stated by 79% of 250 Bulgarian companies from 13 different sectors that participated in a leadership support poll, as reported by the newspaper “24…

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Bulgaria: CEC completes election process for mobile ballot boxes and diaspora voters

Preparations for the April 4th parliamentary elections in Bulgaria are nearing completion, with the Central Election Commission setting the rules for voting due to the pandemic and bans. Thus, according to the CEC, voters with permanent disabilities, those who are in quarantine or compulsory isolation, will vote in mobile ballot boxes provided they have submitted…

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Bulgaria, Romania agree on third-country NATO air police operations in their airspace

On Thursday, March 18, Bulgarian Deputy Defense Minister Atanas Zapryanov held an official meeting in Russia with Deputy Minister of Defense Policy, Planning and International Relations at the Romanian Ministry of National Defense Simona Cojocaru. Brundusa Ioana Predescu, Romania’s Special Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to Bulgaria, also attended the bilateral consultations. Bilateral and regional issues in…

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Bulgaria: Borissov calls for fair distribution of vaccines across EU

During a conference after their meeting in Vienna, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his counterparts from Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovenia called for an adjustment to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to ensure that EU Member States supply them. with a population from the population base. In the Austrian capital, Bulgarian Prime Minister…

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Bulgaria: Borissov and Osmani arrive at Sofia Airport

The Minister of Interior of Northern Macedonia Bujar Osmani met with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov at Sofia Airport. The meeting, as Osmani announced on his Twitter account, took place as he and the Bulgarian Prime Minister were waiting for their flights from Sofia this morning. Osmani flew through Sofia to Bern and…

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Bulgaria: AstraZeneca vaccination stopped

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov today ordered that vaccinations with the AstraZeneca vaccine be suspended following the death of a 57-year-old woman. According to Health Minister Konstantin Angelov, the decision was taken as a precaution after the death of a 57-year-old woman who had an underlying disease. Angelov noted that a forensic examination is expected,…

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Cyprus and Bulgaria at the top of the 2021 Economic Freedom Index; Greece ranks worse among Balkan, European countries

The American Heritage Foundation has published the 2021 Economic Freedom Index ranking countries by the prosperity of their economies. The assessment takes into account various parameters, such as the efficiency of justice, the integrity of government, the tax burden, freedom of investment, etc. According to the ranking of countries on the IBNA radar, Cyprus, in…

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Bulgaria: The election campaign officially starts today

The election campaign for the parliamentary elections starts on March 5 and will last until April 2. The elections will take place on April 4, 2021. There are 6,732,316 Bulgarian citizens eligible to vote. A total of 30 parties and coalitions have registered for the elections. These are the first parliamentary elections since 2009, which…

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Bulgaria: Greenpeace warns of serious environmental pollution

The Bobov Dol (TC) coal-fired power plant is causing serious environmental damage in southwestern Bulgaria, and neither can the legal requirements for its operation prevent water and air pollution, nor have the authorities been effective in enforcing controls. This is evidenced by the findings in the report “Dirty Coal Legacy”, published by Greenpeace – Bulgaria.…