Rumen Radev

Bulgaria's President Commemorates Day of Homage to Communist Regime Victims

On the occasion of the Day of Gratitude and Homage to the Victims of the Communist Regime, President Rumen Radev stated that the painful divisions in society may be overcome by telling the whole truth and "not trading with the past".

The head of state made the comment on his official Facebook profile.

Bulgaria Ready for Schengen, EU's Tajani Tells President Radev

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani met on Monday evening as part of Radev's visit to Brussels that continues Tuesday.

Radev's press office quotes Tajani as saying Bulgaria meets all requirements to join the Schengen area without border control, but the decision has to be taken with consensus from all members.

President Radev Receives Promise of Greater Aid for Border Security

President Rumen Radev, who is on his first working visit to Brussels, has held talks with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.

After the meeting, Radev announced that Tusk promised greater aid for the security of Bulgaria's borders.

The unity of the EU, security and the migrant crisis were among the topics discussed between Radev and Tusk.

Green Protesters Seek Bulgarian President's Support

Bulgarian environmentalist will rally on Monday evening in front of the Bulgarian Presidency building in Sofia, organized by the non-governmental coalition "Let Nature Remain in Bulgaria".

Protesters want new President Rumen Radev to veto recent amendments to a bill on concessions, which they believe will harm the public interest and the environment.

Bulgaria's President to Visit Brussels on Monday

President Rumen Radev will begin his first foreign trip as head of state on Monday, leaving for Brussels for talks with EU and NATO officials.

Radev, a former Air Force commander, will fly on board a military transport plane instead of the government-owned Airbus in order to cut costs, the presidency's press office says.

The visit will continue through Tuesday.