Bulgarian defence minister threatens to send troops into North Macedonia to dismantle war memorials

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje October 22, 2020

Skopje condemns threat from fellow Nato member, which follows Bulgarian warnings it may block the start of North Macedonia’s EU accession talks over unresolved historical issues.

US pledges up to €1bn for EU's eastern Three Seas region

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius October 21, 2020

Pledge made at virtual summit as Washington seeks to counter Chinese influence in Central and Southeast Europe.

North Macedonia/Bulgaria joint committee makes no real progress, new meetings to be held

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje October 18, 2020

Bulgarian officials say Sofia will block the first intergovernmental conference for North Macedonia's EU accession negotiations if no agreement is reached on the controversial historical issues between the two countries.

European Parliament committee gives unequivocal support to Bulgarian protesters

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia October 1, 2020

LIBE committee concerned about the “significant deterioration of respect for the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights" in Bulgaria.

The EU summit puts its credibility on the line

Ben Aris in Berlin October 1, 2020

The EU’s credibility was on the line as delegates met on October 1 in Brussels for a two-day summit to discuss a slew of headaches plaguing the Union.

Bulgaria ends summer tourism season with arrivals down 80%

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2020

The sector, which is a major contributor to the economy, was severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic.