VMRO party

Amnesty Condemns Call to Ban Bulgarian Helsinki Committee

Amnesty International has strongly criticised a call for Bulgaria's Prosecutor-General, Sotir Tsatsarov, to dissolve the country's biggest human rights group, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, BHC, describing it as "an unprecedented attempt to silence independent and critical voices by the authorities".

Love is the Theme at Twelfth Sofia Pride

The LGBTI community in Sofia and its supporters took to the streets of the Bulgarian capital on Saturday in a colourful celebration of diversity, despite a backlash from conservative "pro-family" groups and homophobic political forces.

The 2019 Pride, which is the twelfth such event to take place in the country, went ahead under the motto "Empower love, not hate".

Right Wing Politician Threatens LGBTI Photography Exhibition in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's European Capital of Culture

A right wing MP has threatened an LGBTI photography exhibition meant to take place in Plovdiv, the 2019 European Capital of Culture co-host.

Opening in July, the exhibition is called 'Balkan Pride'. However, politicians have said they will try to stop the exhibition by any means necessary.

Zaev remarks puts name deal on rocks

Athens said it expects the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to fully respect the "letter and spirit" of the name deal it signed with Greece last summer after reports that the Balkan country's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that "Macedonians" in Greece will have the right to be taught the "Macedonian" language.