• Bulgaria’s new government – what, if anything, has changed?

    Last week Bulgaria’s National Assembly approved the composition of the new government, following the victory of the centre-right party, GERB, at the snap elections held on 26 March 2017. Following the election, GERB’s leader, Boyko Borisov, became Prime Minister for the third time in eight years. GERB failed to secure an absolute majority at the…

  • Bulgaria: Elections… and Then Crisis

    “Always with Germany and never against Russia”: this famous quote by Bulgaria’s last king Tsar Boris III (1894 – 1943) characterised the election campaign for the fifth president of Bulgaria, which culminated last Sunday, 13 November. Major General Rumen Radev – backed by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) – overwhelmingly won the run-off vote against…

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