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Bulgarian socialists to vote against Von der Leyen

By Georgi Gotev reporting from Strasbourg At least four of the five Bulgarian MEPs from the S&D group will vote on Tuesday (16 July) against Ursula von der Leyen to become Commission President, as proposed…



Bulgarian MEPs: One for the money, two for the show?

By Krassen Nikolov Given the low standard of living in Bulgaria, the country’s MEPs can save relatively big sums of money during their term in the European Parliament. This is the first conclusion that pops…



Bulgarian MEPs all backbenchers?

By Georgi Gotev My colleague blogger Emanuele Bonini writes that despite the terrible political situation in Italy, his compatriots can be proud that the new European Parliament President is Italian, and another Italian succeeded to…


How Bulgaria succeeded to miss two EU top jobs

By Georgi Gotev Bulgaria may be a small country and the poorest in the EU, but two Bulgarian names have been widely mentioned as candidates for EU top jobs at the marathon summit that ended…



Dutch Minister Blok blocks Bulgaria’s Schengen accession

By Krassen Nikolov The Netherlands continues to block Bulgaria’s Schengen accession because of the corruption and of another problem highlighted this time – human trafficking. On Wednesday (5 June), Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok, who…



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