Amidst growing internal strife, Bulgaria's coalition partners find themselves embroiled in a heated dispute over an upcoming high-level visit to the United States. The discord, marked by public statements and counterstatements, reflects the intricate dynamics within the government as the nation prepares for a change in leadership.
On the sidelines of the National Assembly, Boyko Borissov, leader of GERB, asserted that the anticipated rotation within the party will occur but not at any cost. Borissov clarified that the rotation is set to happen under the mandate of GERB-SDS, and he firmly rejected the idea of GERB relinquishing its mandate without strategic considerations.
In a press briefing on Tuesday, Bulgaria's Finance Minister Assen Vassilev shared insights into the upcoming Cabinet rotation, expressing expectations of limited changes. Vassilev indicated that discussions between Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov and Deputy Prime Minister Mariya Gabriel are underway, with the process involving proposals for potential modifications to the Cabinet.
Bulgarians are yearning for a bona fide political alternative to counteract the cycle of mutual whitewashing and leniency toward corruption scandals, aiming to restore normalcy and rekindle the European perspective for Bulgaria, stated President Rumen Radev during his visit to the Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Technology INSAIT at Sofia University.
Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel embarked on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, signaling a commitment to strengthening bilateral ties across various sectors. The delegation, led by Gabriel, aims to explore and expand partnerships in energy, economy, investment, education, science, culture, and innovation.