Close race in Bulgaria’s fifth election in 2 years
04 April 2023 | 7:30 am
Preliminary results indicated a narrow race between Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's GERB party and ex-Prime Minister Kiril Petkov's PP. Inflation has remained the top concern this election.
23 Nov 2021
2 May 2021
Prosecutors in Bulgaria say they are collecting evidence about the possible involvement of Russia in explosions at Bulgarian arms depots. Officials claim there may be a link with similar blasts in the Czech Republic.
19 Sep 2021
Protest party ITN edged out the conservative GERB in the latest vote, but was not able to form a government. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev will also be running for reelection.
11 Oct 2021
Ecuadorian police have seized 2.5 tons of cocaine in two separate operations. A ton of was bound for Europe. They have also arrested five suspects.
7 Nov 2021
People on the autism spectrum often face discrimination and other challenges in everyday life. In Bulgaria, activists are working to raise awareness and reduce stigma.
20 Nov 2021
As Bulgaria heads to the polls on November 14, foreign-educated nationals who have returned are trying to drive badly needed reforms and tackle the country’s dominant problem — corruption.
23 Nov 2021
At least 45 people, including 12 children, died as a bus carrying mostly North Macedonian tourists crashed in flames on a highway in western Bulgaria on Tuesday, officials said.
29 Jan 2022
For two years, Bulgaria has blocked North Macedonia's bid to open accession talks with the EU because of a historical row. But with new governments in Skopje and Sofia, there is hope that compromise can be reached.
19 Mar 2022
Former Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov has been detained on suspicion of misusing EU funds. Police made several arrests after investigations into 120 cases of fraud relating to EU aid.
1 May 2022
The suspensions are the first since Russia insisted foreign buyers pay for gas in rubles. Both Poland and Bulgaria have said Gazprom are in breach of contact.
14 May 2022
In the former Soviet satellite state, the Bulgarian government was so divided on providing military aid to Ukraine that it almost collapsed. A solution came from Ukraine itself. But will the compromise last?
7 Sep 2022
Germany beat Bulgaria in their last World Cup qualifier, but it was a special night for Almuth Schult, who celebrated an emotional return to the national team after three years away.
3 Oct 2022
Bulgarians have cast their votes in the fourth election the country has seen in 18 months. The EU's poorest member is struggling with double-digit inflation and divisions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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