There is no end to the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, but the new normal that will emerge could benefit the countries of Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE), due to the new opportunities that will arise.
Young protesters hung up Boyko Borissov’s “dirty laundry” – 14 publications in local media quoting statements by the prime minister from the last few years – as they press the government to resign.
The daily protests in Bulgaria reached their highest numbers yet on July 29, as protesters kept up the pressure on Boyko Borissov’s government to resign.
Online security specialist Surf Shark measured how much time people need to work to be able to afford an internet connection.
MEP Elena Yoncheva to alert prosecutors in Brussels over leaked audio recording, saying she doesn't trust the independence of the Bulgarian prosecution.
Boyko Borissov tries to save his government with reshuffle after two weeks of mass protests, but critics say the move comes too late.
“It’s a tinderbox” says analyst who determined projections of civil unrest and ability of countries to bounce back from pandemic.
European Union leaders reached agreement on a massive stimulus plan for the bloc’s economies in the early hours of July 21, after almost five days of intense talks.
Acts of civil disobedience across the country added to nightly mass protests. Opposition politician Hristo Ivanov likens developments to the toppling of the communist regime in 1989.
Protesters accuse PM Boyko Borissov of being dependent on opposition DPS party that has become a symbol of high-level corruption. Far-right NFSB leader talks of government actions “serving” DPS chairman of honour Ahmed Dogan.
Boyko Borissov withdraws demand for ministerial resignations as they fail to appease protesters. Mass demonstrations pushing for Borissov and his government to go continue for eighth night.
Euphoria greeted the long-awaited accession of Bulgaria and Croatia to ERM2 and the ECB-led Banking Union last week, but an intense period of further reforms lies ahead for the two countries.
Boyko Borissov seeks to calm tensions — and save his government — by jettisoning ministers for finance, economy and the interior.
Suspected provocateurs try to break into parliament building but pushed back by police. Crowd swells to at least 20,000 in Sofia, and thousands more in 17 other towns.
"No one is above the law," said US embassy statement, as tens of thousands rallied in Bulgaria's biggest cities on July 13, demanding the immediate resignation of the government.
Thousands of Bulgarians flooded onto the streets of major cities on July 12. After years of political apathy, the current wave of demonstrations is looking increasingly similar to the 2013 mass protests that forced the then government to resign.
The two Southeast European countries must spend at least two years in the Exchange Rate Mechanism to become members of the eurozone in what will be its first enlargement since 2015.
Tens of thousands gather to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and chief prosecutor Ivan Gechev, accusing them of corruption and dependence on criminal groups.
Radev takes on Bulgarian government and chief prosecutor after raid on presidential offices. Protesters demand resignation of politicians they say are completely dependent on corrupt businessmen.
There is speculation that the probe is intended to silence President Rumen Radev, the loudest critic of the government and the prosecution.