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MEP Emil Radev turns down Bulgaria tsar-like job

By Krassen Nikolov Bulgarian MEP Emil Radev (EPP/GERB) announced he doesn’t want to be nominated as the country’s Chief Prosecutor. In recent months Radev’s name was unofficially mentioned as one of the possible candidates for…

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…


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