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Bulgarian voters from Turkey divert via Greece as ‘patriots’ again protest at Turkish border

By   /  24/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Bulgarian passport-holders coming into the country to vote in the March 26 elections would now be coming via Greece instead of directly across the border because of planned blockades by Bulgarian nationalists, reports on March 24 said. The nationalist United Patriots coalition again staged blockades of Bulgaria’s border crossings with Turkey on March 24, […]

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Prosecutor-General: Bulgaria will not extradite border policemen wanted by Turkey on murder, manslaughter charges

By   /  22/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Prosecutor-General Sotir Tsatsarov said on March 22 that Bulgaria will not extradite to Turkey four border policemen wanted by Ankara on murder charges in connection with the 2008 death of a poacher. Tsatsarov said that according to the European Convention to which Turkey is a party, Bulgaria is not obliged to hand over the […]

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Bulgaria elections 2017: Foreign Ministry announces 371 polling stations in 70 foreign countries

By   /  21/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

  There will be a total of 371 polling stations in 70 foreign countries for Bulgaria’s March 26 2017 early parliamentary elections, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said on March 21. More than 45 000 notifications of intention to vote in a foreign country were submitted, the largest number from Bulgarian citizens in Turkey, 19 […]

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Tensions rise between Bulgaria and Turkey

By   /  18/03/2017  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Turkey’s intervention in the upcoming elections of March 26 in Bulgaria has caused a diplomatic incident between the two countries. Bulgaria called their Ambassador to Ankara Nadejda Neynski back to Sofia, for consultations according to turkish newspaper Hurriyet. The decision was taken based on information gathered concerning Turkey’s intervention in the country’s interior. Last […]

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Turkey continues to loom large in concerns about Bulgaria’s parliamentary elections

By   /  17/03/2017  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Amid continuing controversy over concerns about interference by Turkey in Bulgaria’s March 26 early parliamentary elections, caretaker Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov said that steps were being taken to counter such interference. Asked on March 17 what steps these were, he referred the question to Stefan Yanev, the caretaker deputy prime minister in charge of […]

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Bulgaria prepares to react to voter bussing-in, hacker attacks during March 2017 parliamentary election

By   /  15/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

  Bulgaria’s caretaker government and Central Election Commission are developing options to react to situations on the March 26 election day such as clusters of buses of voters coming over the border, and hacker attacks. Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Stefan Yanev, who is in the charge of the interim administration role in preparations for the […]

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Thousands of migrants ‘disappear’ from Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry, refugee agency centres – report

By   /  13/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

  Thousands of migrants have “disappeared” from Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry distribution centres and State Agency for Refugees camps in the past six months, while European Union countries to the west want Bulgaria to take more than 10 000 people back, a report on March 13 said. Those who had “disappeared” probably managed to cross the […]

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Bulgaria and Romania to hold talks in coming weeks on border crossings – caretaker PM Gerdzhikov

By   /  11/03/2017  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Politics  /  No Comments

  The governments of Bulgaria and Romania will hold talks in April at the latest on overall conditions regarding all border crossings between the two countries, Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov said during a March 11 visit to the Danube Bridge border crossing in Rousse. Gerdzhikov said that plans are that by the end […]

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Bulgarian President: More pragmatism needed in work of Southeast Europe Cooperation Process

By   /  08/03/2017  /  AL Energy, AL Politics, Albania, BA Energy, BA Politics, BG Energy, BG Politics, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Energy, F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Headlines, ME Energy, ME Politics, MK Energy, MK Politics, Montenegro, Politics, RS Energy, RS Politics, Serbia, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian President: More pragmatism needed in work of Southeast Europe Cooperation Process

  At a meeting with ambassadors from seven Balkan countries in Sofia on March 8, Bulgarian head of state President Roumen Radev called for more pragmatism in the work of the Southeast Europe Cooperation Process and in the co-ordination of projects carried out with EU funds. The meeting, the first with this group of ambassadors […]

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President Radev to present Bulgaria’s position on EC White Paper in Brussels

By   /  08/03/2017  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on President Radev to present Bulgaria’s position on EC White Paper in Brussels

  Bulgarian head of state President Roumen Radev will present the country’s position on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s White Paper on the future of the EU after Brexit at a European Council meeting in Brussels on March 9 and 10. Juncker presented the report at the beginning of March, outlining five possible pathways for […]

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