Bulgaria

Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey open joint police centre

Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey are to strengthen cooperation between their police and customs forces, with the opening of a new contact centre on Friday.

Clashes break out at migrant centre in Bulgaria, 14 police injured

Clashes broke out Thursday between asylum seekers and police in Bulgaria's largest migrant reception centre, local authorities said.

Moscow welcomes new Bulgarian pro-Russian leadership for gas deal

The Kremlin welcomes the new pro-Russian leadership in European Union member state Bulgaria as an opportunity to revive the development of the South Stream natural gas pipeline, which had been...

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....

General Rumen Radev: From fighter pilot to Bulgarian president

Bulgarian General Rumen Radev is a political novice, but on Sunday he made the jump from flying a fighter jet to piloting the country's presidential office.

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...

Exit polls: Bulgarian opposition candidate wins presidential election

Exit polls in Bulgaria indicated Sunday that opposition candidate Rumen Radev has won the presidential election runoff, defeating conservative Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's candidate Tsetska...

Bulgarians vote for head of state with government also at stake

Bulgarians began voting Sunday in an election run-off for the country's president, a post that carries little real authority, but could determine the fate of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Bulgarian presidential run-off to determine fate of government

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov promised to resign if his party's nominee doesn't win the most votes in presidential elections, making Sunday's poll also decisive for the future of the...

Surprise result in Bulgaria means run-off vote for president

Bulgarians will elect their new president in a run-off vote on November 13, with opposition hopeful Rumen Radev taking a surprising lead over Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's candidate Tsetska...

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...

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.

EU's Georgieva returns to World Bank after missing out on top UN post

European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, who missed out earlier this month on the top job at the United Nations, is leaving her Brussels post to rejoin the World Bank group, she...

EU launches ramped-up border and coast guard agency

The European Union formally ramped up its Frontex border agency on Thursday, giving it more powers to control migrant flows and protect the bloc's external frontiers following a surge last year in...