Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Ataka Keeps Promise To Leave Parliament

Bulgaria’s ultranationalist Ataka party MPs kept their word to not enter anymore parliamentary sessions and did not turn up to the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, party leader Volen Siderov claimed that his MPs will not work within the current national assembly, which will be dissolved on August 6, as they see no point in it.

Mayor of Flood-Hit Varna Accuses Central Authorities of Inaction

Varna Mayor Ivan Portnih complained that he managed to get help from the central authorities as late as 1 am on Friday after an evening of severe flooding.

Heavy rain hit Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna on Thursday. The high waters claimed at least 10 lives, but the death toll may climb further.

Bulgaria PM Vows Financial Aid for Flood-Stricken Varna

Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has expressed condolences to the victims of the deadly floods in Varna.

Heavy rain hit Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna on Thursday, causing the streets to be filled with muddy water. The severe flooding killed at least nine, including two children, but the death toll is expected to climb.

GERB to Ignore Political Consultations after MPs Defy President Veto

Bulgarian opposition leader Boyko Borisov announced his party would pull out of political consultations scheduled for next week.

He cited GERB lawmakers' decision to debate on Thursday the veto on an Interior Ministry bill imposed by President Rosen Plevneliev as a motive for his center-right GERB party to withdraw from upcoming talks.