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The supporters of Boyko Borissov in Bulgaria are a bit short of arguments these days. But this is what they say to support the Prime Minister, as the wiretap scandal unfolds: 1. Yes, Borissov may be seen as someone from the underground, but in a country so corrupted by the mafia, only someone like him… » read more

Kader Sevinç Our world is living through difficult times. The global financial system, the use of natural resources and the consumption society as we have known for several decades are no longer sustainable. These problems coincide with political crises and unsolved poverty dilemmas around the world. The world truly needs that the actual transitions in… » read more

Two Meetings in Brussels : Suspicions Raised Regarding the Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Article (Excerpt) By Kader Sevinç, CHP EU Representative Strategic Thinking Review Undoubtedly, the political and economic developments in the EU member states are immediately echoed in Brussels. Domestic political discussions in the European countries regarding Turkey’s accession to the EU have recently… » read more

Turkey has recently discussed the draft constitutional amendment package prepared by the ruling party, AKP, without integrating all the parties in the Parliament in the process. As the main opposition party, the CHP has supported for long the idea of changing the constitution with the aim of further enhancement of Turkish democracy, and shared continuously… » read more

Turkey has recently discussed the draft constitutional amendment package prepared by the ruling party, AKP, without integrating all the parties in the Parliament in the process. As the main opposition party, the CHP has supported for long the idea of changing the constitution with the aim of further enhancement of Turkish democracy, and shared continuously… » read more

Yesterday the Bulgarian Parliament adopted at 1^st reading the latest amendment in the Law on Electronic Communications, which once again introduces elements from the Data Retention Directive in the Bulgarian legislation. Like in all the former proposals, the human rights are extremely violated. Here are some points of the proposal: 1. The Ministry of Interior… » read more

Jean Quatremer wrote in hos blog, among other things, that according to an internal Commission paper he saw, Bulgarian commisioner designate Rumiana Jeleva would get Justice and Home Affairs. The news were taken up immediately by the entire Bulgarian press. The daily Dnevnik, the partner of EurActiv in Bulgaria, carried the story, which had already… » read more

TO: The Conciliation committee delegation of the European Parliament, Nadezhda Mihaylova, MEP, Vladko Panayotov, MEP, All the Bulgarian members of the European parliament OPEN LETTER for protection of the digital rights of the Bulgarian and the EU citizens. At the end of September last year, the European Parliament adopted at first reading and on May… » read more

Not me, although I can read the language. In case you don’t know the background, please click here. Obviously Macedonia will not join the EU by exacerbating existing and creating inexistent problems with almost all its neighbours. I’m personally sorry about that, because I wish to see the citizens of this landlocked country enjoying the… » read more

The Editor in Chief of the Bulgarian web-site europe.bg, Ognyan Boyadzhiev, was beaten up badly in his apartment in Sofia’s Ivan Vazov quarter. The 34-year-old man has been taken to Military Hospital in the capital, Darik radio reported. His condition is stable, and there is no threat for his life. Europe.bg is a project of… » read more

The new Bulgarian government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was sworn in today in the Bulgarian Parliament. A list of ministers is available here. With this event I will now stop posting in this blog. Old entries will remain public. I believe that the blog has served a good cause. A lot was said here… » read more

Two events have further shaken my confidence in the Bulgarian judiciary system. First, the case for the murder of Bulgarian student Stoyan Baltov was referred by the Sofia City Court back to the prosecution for further investigation because the rights of the defendants have been “breached”. One of the suspected killers, Vili Georgiev, was freed… » read more

Polling stations where everybody shows his or her ballot to the officials; polling stations in private houses; yes, you guessed it – this means Bulgarian elections. A remarkable article in the Capital newspaper shows how representatives of the Turkish ethnic party Movement for rights and freedoms (MRF) have violated virtually every rule for free elections… » read more

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