‘Hidden Violence’: Polygamy in the Balkans

Three years after his death, 56-year-old Emine is scarred by the physical and mental abuse she endured.

"When he got drunk, he would lose himself," she said. Once, "I sat outside with the children all night. I was not allowed to go inside until he fell asleep."

"It was constant. He was drunk every day. Every day the same."

German Foreign Minister: Bulgaria needs to clear up Problematic Issues with North Macedonia

"Bulgaria to clear the problematic issues related to Skopje, so that North Macedonia and Albania can start membership negotiations in the first half of the year."

This was called for by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock after the meeting of European Union foreign ministers last night in Luxembourg.

Student urges the EP to monitor North Macedonia due to human rights violations of Bulgarians

Bulgarian students studying in Bulgaria and in other EU countries insist on monitoring the observance of the human rights of people with Bulgarian identity in the Republic of North Macedonia (RNM).

The requests were made in a petition to the EP. Its author is Zhivko Chakrakchiev.

It will be considered on April 21 by the parliamentary Committee on Petitions.

68.9% of Bulgarians want Bulgaria to maintain a Firm Position on North Macedonia in the EU

68.9% of the people in Bulgaria believe that the country should maintain its firm position on the accession of the Republic of North Macedonia to the EU. Just over a fifth are of the opposite opinion - that our country should soften its position.

This shows a survey on the topic of the Gallup International Balkan Independent Research Program.*

Bulgarian PM: Bulgaria has Not Promised a Date for lifting the Veto for North Macedonia

Bulgaria has not promised a specific date for lifting the veto on the start of negotiations for the membership of the Republic of North Macedonia in the EU, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said in Blagoevgrad.

Bulgaria's President wants the Veto on North Macedonia to Continue and thinks Providing Weapons to Ukraine is a Risk

North Macedonia Census Reveals Big Drop in Population

The official results of the September 2021 national headcount, published on Wednesday, show the country's population has shrunk by 9.2 per cent over two decades since the last census.

The population now stands at 1,836,713, which is 185,834 people less than the number recorded in the previous census conducted in 2002.