Boyko Borisov

Bulgarian premier resigns, paving way for snap polls

Bulgaria's conservative Prime Minister Boyko Borisov resigned Monday in the wake of the electoral defeat of his GERB party candidate in presidential elections, paving the way to snap polls.

Bulgaria's Borisov: Bodyguard turned two-time prime minister

Boyko Borisov, who is to step down as Bulgarian prime minister, is a former fireman, policeman, karate black belt and bodyguard to Bulgaria's elite, as well as an ex-mayor of the capital Sofia.

Bulgarian PM Borisov to quit after presidential candidate's loss

Bulgaria's conservative prime minister, Boyko Borisov, said Sunday that he will resign next week because his party's candidate lost the presidential election and his government had lost popular support.

Bulgaria's opposition candidate for president leading in closing poll

The opposition Socialist Party's candidate, Rumen Radev, is leading Tsetska Tsacheva of the ruling conservatives in Bulgaria's presidential election, in an upset that may topple Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Bulgarian president on ballot, premier stakes future on outcome

Voting began Sunday in Bulgarian presidential elections which are being billed by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov as a test of his conservative GERB party.

Merkel meets Balkan leaders to discuss migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, stung by several setbacks at the ballot box over her refugees policy, was due in Vienna Saturday for potentially tense talks with the leaders of countries along the Balkan migrant route, AFP reported.

Merkel starts talks with EU leaders, Croatian PM in Berlin on Sat.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel starts a series of meetings with EU members' leaders, and the first round of such meetings is set for Monday when Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hosts the German Chancellor and French President Francois Hollande, while next Saturday, Merkel is to receive prime ministers: Christian Kern of Austria, Boyko Borisov of Bulgaria and Tihomir Oreskovic of Croatia and Miro Cerar of Slovenia.

Bulgaria must also be covered by EU-Turkey migrant deal, premier says

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has demanded his country be covered alongside Greece by a migration deal being negotiated between the European Union and Turkey, further complicating the already challenging talks.
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