In the absence of results in the fight against corruption at the highest levels of power, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov needs other arguments in his efforts to convince the Netherlands and Germany that the country should be admitted to Schengen. Such an argument was the smuggling of cigarettes, writes Krassen Nikolov. Krassen Nikolov is a journalist specialised in … [Read more...] about Borissov to raise cigarette smuggling issue at EU summit
Our regular contributor Milena Dimitrova this time talks to a Bulgarian lawyer defending Bulgarian posted workers in France, who is shedding light on amazing gaps in EU legislation, exploited by unscrupulous employers, the victims of which are normal EU citizens. Irina Vernet: “I'm not an economic emigrant. I met my husband in my line of work. I fell in love and I followed … [Read more...] about Irina Vernet: Posted workers are victims of amazing gaps in legislation
Just as the Bulgarian government disassociated himself with the statement of a deputy prime minister, this time the ministry of foreign affairs condemned a pro-Nazi march which took place in Sofia yesterday (17 February). Hundreds of far-right extremists marched through the centre of Sofia on Saturday to honour a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organisation in the 1930s … [Read more...] about Bulgarian foreign ministry condemns pro-Nazi march held… in Bulgaria
One of the biggest scandals in Bulgaria, demonstrating the lack of trust of citizens for the government, perceived as a corrupt servant to big business, is the Bansko development project in the Pirin national park. The first days of Bulgaria’s Presidency of the Council of the EU was marked by protests in defence of … [Read more...] about Analyse this: Who is the owner of the Bankso ski development project?
Circular economy is not about reducing waste, it’s about using waste as a resource, and Bulgaria is rich in waste. Even infertile lands can be used, writes Teodor Kalpakchiev. Teodor Kalpakchiev is Governance and Political Inclusion Fellow to the 5th AU-EU Summit and Marie Curie Doctoral Researcher in Governance Institutions for Sustainability. Contrary to popular … [Read more...] about Guest opinion: How to make Bulgaria’s EU Presidency more circular?