Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria

Bulgaria Could Only Recognize 'Mass Extermination' or Armenians - PM

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov said naming "mass extermination" the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Armenians caused by action of the Ottoman Empire was the only viable option.

"These are the Bulgarian words [in] the Bulgarian dictionary," BGNES wire service quotes him as saying.

Who Are Bulgaria's New Ministers?

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his cabinet involving participation or support from a total of four parties were approved and sworn in by the National Assembly on Friday.

Eleven of them are from Borisov's centre-right GERB party, six represent right-wing Reformist Bloc (RB) and one comes from left-wing ABV party.


Bulgarian Socialists Ready for New Talks with GERB, Mikov Says  

The Socialists will take part on a second round of consultations over forming a government coalition if GERB extended an invitation for meaningful political negotiations, Socialist leader Mihail Mikov said on Tuesday.

He, however, stopped short of indicating whether the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) is ready to make concessions and render support to GERB.

Bulgaria's GERB to Hold New Gov't Talks with Four Parties

Center-right party GERB is to hold another round of negotiations with four parliamentary parties this week, its leader Boyko Borisov said.

Borisov announced after a Monday meeting of the leadership, mayors, municipal councilors, MEPs and MP-elects from GERB the right-wing coalition Reformist Bloc would be the first political entity conservatives will meet for talks.

Nationalist Ataka Refuses Government Talks With GERB

As expected, the left-nationalist party Ataka refused to have government consultations with the centre-right GERB.

According to the party leader Volen Siderov, the Ataka representatives tried to contact the GERB with a demand for live television broadcast of the negotiations, but did not receive an official response and cancelled the consultations.