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Transparency International: Judicial System is the Most Corrupt Sector in Bulgaria
Nov16

Transparency International: Judicial System is the Most Corrupt Sector in Bulgaria

Judiciary, Parliament and the Tax system are the three most corrupt sectors in Bulgaria, shows an analysis of the Global Corruption Barometer of Transparency International for 2016, according to the Bulgarian National Radio.The study was made among 60,000 citizens from 42 countries in Europe and Central Asia.One in three people living in Europe...

Musicbox Bulgaria: Three years Folklore Radio channel in the rankings for November
Nov16

Musicbox Bulgaria: Three years Folklore Radio channel in the rankings for November

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, Radio Bulgaria welcomes you to monthly voting for music from Bulgaria. Lots will be drawn to select the names of the winners – people who have guessed the winning song or tune – and three of them are going to win CDs with music in the respective genre. To vote, please send us an e-mail at...

Kremlin ‘Sees Little Prospect’ for Resuming Bulgarian Energy Projects
Nov16

Kremlin ‘Sees Little Prospect’ for Resuming Bulgarian Energy Projects

Presidential election results in Bulgaria are unlikely renew talks on Belene nuclear power plant (NPP) and South Stream projects, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said earlier this week. However while the prospects to revive them “are minimal”, Peskov stressed that Russia had always backed expanding cooperation with Bulgaria and...

AFP: Bulgaria’s Radev ‘Struck a Chord by Attacking the Status Quo’
Nov14

AFP: Bulgaria’s Radev ‘Struck a Chord by Attacking the Status Quo’

President-elect Rumen Radev “struck a chord with voters by attacking the status quo and stressing issues like national security and migration,” AFP agency writes after the presidential vote on Sunday. It compares him with “other anti-establishment politicians” and dubs him “Russophile” in the headline and later...

There’s a ‘New Political Sutuation in Bulgaria,’ President-Elect Says
Nov13

There’s a ‘New Political Sutuation in Bulgaria,’ President-Elect Says

“It is clear to everyone that there is a new political situation in Bulgaria and there’s nothing dramatic about it,” Bulgarian president-elect Rumen Radev has said. “Despite the bluffs of powers-that-be [who predicted] an apocalypse you voted for change,” he has told Bulgarians at a press conference after first exit...

Moldova Votes for President in Runoff
Nov13

Moldova Votes for President in Runoff

Voting is underway in Moldova where the two candidates have differing views on the country’s future. For the first time since 1997, the head of state will be elected by voters themselves and not by Parliament. Moldovans are choosing between Socialist Party leader and ex-Trade Minister Igor Dodon, who has indicated he would pursue closer...

Communists vs Anti-Communists: Is Bulgaria Still Divided?
Nov13

Communists vs Anti-Communists: Is Bulgaria Still Divided?

As Bulgaria’s presidential candidates have been trading increasingly vicious blows bidding to become the next head of state on Sunday, an issue that long dominated the public debate has resurfaced: the division of “communists” and “anti-communists” in the public space. To raise the issue twenty-seven years into democracy – an anniversary...

Voting Begins in Bulgaria’s Dramatic Presidential Runoff
Nov13

Voting Begins in Bulgaria’s Dramatic Presidential Runoff

Bulgarians are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect the country’s new President in a runoff vote. A tight race is expected between the two remaining contenders, Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva, nominated by main ruling party GERB, and former Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev, endorsed by the main opposition force, the Bulgarian...

Trump’s Victory Shakes Kiev
Nov12

Trump’s Victory Shakes Kiev

Donald Trump’s victory may leave Ukraine alone and frightened. The fear is that the newly-elected US President will prefer warm relations with Moscow to the annoyance of supporting Ukraine – a country which he described during his campaign as a “mess”. “The biggest loser tonight is Ukraine,” wrote Michael McFaul, former ambassador of the...

Bulgarian Trade with Third Countries Decreased between January and September
Nov09

Bulgarian Trade with Third Countries Decreased between January and September

Bulgarian exports to third countries decreased by 12% in the period January-September 2016 in comparison with the same period of 2015 and amounted to BGN 10 M, national statistics show. Main trade partners of Bulgaria were Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, China, the Russian Federation and the US, which accounted for 49.1% of the exports to non- EU...

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