National Assembly

Bulgaria might Sell the Equipment for the Belene NPP to Ukraine

Deputies from three parliamentary groups - GERB, WCC-DB and DPS - submitted a proposal to the National Assembly to attempt to sell equipment for the "Belene" Nuclear Power Plant to Ukraine through negotiations. This was announced by the initiators Delyan Dobrev and Ivaylo Mirchev.

The proposal was submitted to the registry of the National Assembly.

Bulgaria’s Parliament created a Temporary Commission on the Immunities of Petkov and Borissov

After three hours of debate and with 186 votes "for" and 32 "against", the parliament created a temporary commission to decide whether to remove the immunity of the people's representatives Boyko Borissov and Daniel Alexandrov from GERB-SDS, Kiril Petkov from "We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria" (WCC-DB) and Dimitar Avramov from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS).

Bulgaria: Protest of "Vazrazhdane" and TISP against the New Cabinet

An hour before the vote for a new cabinet, hundreds of "Vazrazhdane" supporters gathered in the square in front of the National Assembly building.

Minutes before the vote for the cabinet, the entire parliamentary group of "There Is Such a People" (TISP) led by Toshko Yordanov, as well as Maya Manolova from "Levitsata" gathered on the square.

Bulgaria: Reactions of the Political Parties regarding the “Denkov-Gabriel” Cabinet

Will there be a regular government? GERB-SDS have 69 deputies, and "We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria" - 63, or 132 in total. Thus, the two largest coalitions secure a majority according to their previously declared intentions.

WCC-DB begin work on Implementation of the Second Mandate and Talks on changing the Bulgarian Constitution

"We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria" begin active work for the implementation of a cabinet with the second term, as well as talks with all political forces in the parliament to change the Constitution and the management model of the prosecutor's office.

New details emerge about cyberattack on Foreign Ministry

The cyberattack on Slovenia's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of which the public was officially informed on 7 April had been in progress at least since March 2022 when the previous government was still in office, new media reports have revealed. China is believed to have been behind the attack.

Unprecedented polarisation a year after election

A year after the election in Slovenia the two biggest rivals, the Freedom Movement and the Democrats (SDS), are neck-and-neck at the top of the polls. There is unprecedented polarisation, the ruling party's falling ratings show its honeymoon is over and the opposition is in a state of flux, pundits say.