President Plevneliev to Meet PF, BDC Representative for Gov't Talks

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is set to meet officials from nationalist Patriotic Front and from Bulgarian Democratic Center as government consultations continue on Monday.

Bulgarian Democratic Center (BDC) is the parliamentary group of a coalition led by MEP Nikolay Barekov's party Bulgaria without Censorship which came sixth in the October 5 early elections.

GERB Ready to Accept RB’s Radan Kanev as Prime Minister

Bulgaria's biggest party GERB could accept a cabinet led not by Boyko Borisov, but by Radan Kanev, one of the leaders at right-wing Reformist Bloc.

Tomislav Donchev, a key official of the center-right party, made the remark at a before GERB and the Reformists kicked off government talks on Sunday.

GERB Withdraws Proposal to Save KTB Through Legal Changes

Conservative GERB has renounced its proposal for legislative amendments that could restore troubled Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) back to health.

The center-right party had submitted a draft bill under which Bulgaria's central bank BNB would have to save banks that have reported negative equity.

GERB is the biggest party in Parliament with 84 out of 240 MPs.

Parliament Starts Debate on Budget Overhaul, C-Bank's Report on KTB

Bulgarian lawmakers are discussing amendments to the 2014 budget and two documents about the situation at Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) on Friday.

Interim Prime Minister Georgi Bliznashki submitted earlier this week a proposal to the newly-convened Parliament to update the State Budget of the Republic of Bulgaria Act.

Government Negotiations Agony Extends Into Next Week

GERB sets a deadline till Monday for the Reformist Bloc (RB) to make up its mind on the political formula of the next Bulgarian government.

After a three-hour meeting with RB representatives, GERB MEP Tomislav Donchev told journalists there were three stages - finding of the right political formula, definition of decision-making mechanisms and the make-up of the government.

Borisov 'Almost Ready' to Form Gov't Alone, Calls PF 'Unacceptable'

Center-right GERB is "nearly ready" to have a minority government on its own, leader Boyko Borisov declared after meeting European People's Party (EPP) Group head Joseph Daul.

Speaking on the sidelines in Parliament Borisov added some of the ideas the nationalist Patriotic Front (PF) is currently setting out are putting a wheel on any cooperation with the alliance.


EPP Group Chairman Urges Formation of Center-Right Gov't

European People's Party Group Chair Joseph Daul met leaders of conservative GERB party and right-wing Reformist Bloc, but also two parties to the left of the political spectrum.

During his visit to the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday Sofia Daul called on political parties to forge a center-right government.