Bulgarian Parliament

Turkey Takes Diplomatic Offensive on the Balkans, Erdogan Meets MRF Delegation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received on Sunday (6 June) a delegation of the mostly Turkish-Bulgarian Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF). The delegation visit was led by MRF leader Mustafa Karadayi and included MEP Ilhan Kyuchuk. MRF has three MEPs, part of the European Parliament's Renew Europe group.

Bulgaria’s Caretaker Govt to Maintain North Macedonia Blockade

Bulgaria's caretaker government led by Stefan Janev will not change Sofia's stance on blocking the start of EU negotiation for North Macedonia in a dispute over history, language and identity.

The news further diminishes the chances of a speedy breakthrough in bilateral talks before June, when the EU has pencilled in the official start of talks.

Bulgaria: Slavi Trifonov’s Party Formally Returned Cabinet-Forming Mandate to President

At a short ceremony President Rumen Radev expressed the opinion that Bulgaria needs a viable and efficient government. His words come in response to the decision of the second large parliamentary party There Is Such a People to return the mandate to form a government that they received.

Bulgaria: There Is Such a People Will Declare Its Intentions after Receiving Mandate to Form Government

After the consultations with President Radev Deputy Chairman of There Is Such a People (ITN) Toshko Yordanov said that the party will announce its intentions after receiving a mandate for forming a government.

Last Session of 44th National Assembly Closed to Sounds of Bulgarian and EU Anthems

Today, 194 MPs attended the last session of the 44th National Assembly. Ministers were not present. A short time later, the Lawmakers were joined by Minister of Environment Emil Dimitrov-Revisoro. The floor leader of GERB Daniela Daritkova acknowledged that this term of office was not easy. She pointed to the pandemic that marked the work of the parliament.