Bulgaria: The President is Against Sending Weapons to Ukraine, the Prime Minister wants a Just Peace

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev stated today that he has always - both in Bulgaria and in Brussels - maintained that the country should not interfere by providing arms to Ukraine in the conflict with Russia. He emphasized that he does not support participation in the initiative of the European Union countries to send 1 million projectiles to the attacked country.

Attack on Reporter Who Investigated Turkish Mayor Condemned

A protester outside the Turkish embassy in Berlin, Germany, May 2017. Photo: EPA/CLEMENS BILAN

On June 17, Aygul, who is also the chairperson of the Bitlis Association of Journalists, wrote on Twitter that security guards employed by the mayor of the eastern Turkish city of Tatvan, Mehmet Emin Geylani, physically assaulted him in the street.

Former Chief Prosecutor of Bulgaria Accused of Protecting OneCoin in Wake of Quadruple Murder

In December 2021 a petition was filed by Dr. Jonathan Levy, a UK lawyer representing OneCoin victims, with the Bulgarian Constitutional Ombudsman alleging Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Geshev was protecting the OneCoin organized crime group founded by fugitive billionaire Ruja Ignatova. The Bulgarian Ministry of Justice has since requested repeatedly that Geshev open an investigation.

Bulgaria: National Palace of Culture to light blue for World Refugee Day

The National Palace of Culture (NDK), in Sofia will be lit in the colour blue on the evening of 20 June to mark World Refugee Day. The initiative is part of UNHCR's, the UN Refugee Agency, marking of the international day to honour people who have been forced to flee.

The Crisis Situation after the Torrential Rains in Northwestern Bulgaria is Gradually Normalizing

The partial disaster situation remains in Elin Pelin after the torrential rains that flooded Northwestern Bulgaria in recent days. In Vratsa region, where the situation was critical, the levels of the Skat and Ogosta rivers began to drop.