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  • Nikolov has no political background; he studied philosophy and worked at high management positions in international companies

    The party There Is Such a People, which won the July 11 elections by less than a percent of the votes, did not reveal the name of their PM nominee until they had to receive the mandate from the president. Plamen Nikolov holds a PhD in philosophy of law and has worked as a general manager of the...

  • On May 12 of this year Boyko Borissov left the Council of Ministers, maybe never to return. After 12 years in power and three terms as Prime Minister Borissov has now entered history as the longest running PM in the last 30 years. A period in which the "Borissov" government model was...

  • Although it won the most votes, PM Boyko Borissov’s ruling party GERB ended up entirely isolated in the new Parliament, which was formed following the regular Parliamentary elections on April 4. The new kingmaker is the party There Is Such a People led by showman Stanislav Trifonov, which...

  • The country has registered over 4000 daily cases in five consecutive days

    The Bulgarian government announced the country will go into a ten-day lockdown starting Monday, March 22. Schools, kindergartens, shopping centers, fitness clubs, pools, bars, restaurants, theaters and museums will close until March 31. The mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova said she will extend...

  • President Roumen Radev confirmed yesterday that he will be running for a second term in office. The president has been gaining momentum over the past year by openly supporting the mass antigovernment protests in the country during the summer and attacking PM Boyko Borissov and members of...

  • Ruling GERB is against mail-in voting, e-voting and video surveillance of ballot counting

    The next parliamentary elections in Bulgaria will be held on April 4, President Roumen Radev decreed. Radev initially announced he would set the elections at the earliest possible date, March 28. He said he reconsidered and decided on pushing the elections a week back because the...

  • Following a fruitless meeting between the president and health authorities: No plan for how Bulgaria will conduct parliamentary elections in late March PM Boyko Borissov attempted to deviate from the issue by suggesting the president is trying to cancel the elections The question of how the...

  • The new measures will come into force on the eve of this Friday, November 27

    The Bulgarian government announced Wednesday it will introduce new measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The semi-lockdown comes after months of steep rise in daily cases – fluctuating in the thousands – deaths, as well as hospitalizations. The country quickly rose to the...

  • Severe shortage of ambulances in Sofia cause them to take 6-7 hours to arrive at an address

    "There is a severe personnel deficit in the emergency care units in Sofia. Ambulances sometimes take 6-7 hours to arrive at an address," the spokesperson for the Center for Emergency Care in Sofia Katia Sungarska told bTV. "This is an incredibly long time but when there is no one...

  • Borissov will remain at home, coronavirus daily cases continue to rise rapidly

    Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov announced Sunday afternoon he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Borissov had contact with Deputy Regional Minister Nikolay Nankov, who tested positive for the infection on October 23. The PM tested negative both on Friday and Saturday, which prompted the...

  • One of the largest hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in Sofia reports full capacity

    The director of one of the largest hospitals in Sofia, treating COVID-19 patients, Asen Baltov told NOVA TV that the capacity of his hospital for treating patients with coronavirus is full. In the past week, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Pirogov Hospital doubled. 68 people...

  • Four MEPs from different countries attended the protest in the center of Sofia

    The fifth ‘grand national uprising’ protest was held Friday night, October 16 in Sofia, marking 100 days on nation-wide anti-government protest in Bulgaria. Despite the heavy rain thousands gathered to take part in the protest, which lasted for hours until the late hours of the...

  • DPS joined in despite their usual supportive role for ruling party GERB

    The largest parliamentary opposition, the Bulgarian Socialist Party has tabled a motion to Parliament requesting the resignation of Speaker Tsveta Karayancheva. The leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) – an otherwise key supporter of majority policies and legislative...

  • The resolution uses unprecedented strong language in describing failure in fight against corruption, media freedom and rule of law

    The European Parliament adopted an unprecedented resolution Thursday with 358 votes in favor, 277 against and 56 abstentions, calling out the decline of rule of law and growing corruption in Bulgaria. The left, liberals and greens managed to pull enough support to overcome the votes against by...

  • The country is seeing a rapid rise in daily cases but government does not plan on new measures for now

    The government announced it will lift the measure, requiring a PCR test to end the mandatory 14-day quarantine for people with a confirmed coronavirus diagnosis. The Coronavirus Crisis Response Team explained the move with new scientific data, which suggest patients no longer spreads the virus...

  • Bulgarian opposition leader Radan Kanev (also member of EPP) was not allowed by EPP to speak to EP

    The European Parliament held a debate yesterday on the rule of law and fundamental rights in Bulgaria. The debates coincided with the 89th day of nation-wide anti-government protests in the country, demanding the immediate resignation of PM Boyko Borissov, his government, as well as that of...

  • Bulgaria ranks eighth in fatality rate due to COVID-19 and 25-th in transmission of the virus

    Bulgaria currently ranks eights in terms of fatality rate due to COVID-19. Regarding the transmission of the coronavirus, the country is 25th in Europe. About a fifth of the infected exhibit any symptoms. 5% are hospitalized. The main risk regarding managing the crisis remains the shortage of...

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