By Markus Salzmann, 17 November 2016
The victory of pro-Russian candidates in Bulgaria and Moldova has intensified domestic and international tensions and deepened the crisis of the European Union.
By Anna Rombach and Markus Salzmann, 15 November 2014
The formation of a far-right minority government led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his party will intensify the crisis in the European Union’s poorest member state.
By Stefan Steinberg, 11 October 2014
Balkan countries that have joined the “coalition against IS” are whipping up anti-Islamist sentiment and introducing repressive legislation.
By Markus Salzmann, 4 October 2014
It is already clear that the second general election in 18 months will not bring stability to Bulgaria.
By Markus Salzman, 14 August 2014
The new transitional government consists exclusively of those who maintain close relations to the EU and US.
By Markus Salzmann, 9 July 2014
The confrontation between the European Union and Russia has led to a banking crisis in Bulgaria.
By our correspondents, 19 June 2014
The EU and US have forced Bulgaria to halt construction of a pipeline that would allow Russian gas supplies to Europe to bypass Ukraine.
By Anna Rombach, 30 August 2013
Many workers from Bulgaria and Romania seeking work in Germany as a result of the austerity measures of the EU are denied minimal social rights.
By Anna Rombach, 3 July 2013
A broad protest movement has developed nationally demanding the resignation of the “government of experts” led by the unaffiliated finance expert Plaman Orescharski and supported by the post-Stalinist Bulgarian Socialist Party.
By Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2013
Hans Modrow, chair of the Left Party’s council of elders, has pledged his unreserved support for the Bulgarian Socialist Party and the government it hopes to lead.
By Christoph Dreier, 8 March 2013
Protesters in Bulgaria oppose the austerity measures dictated by the EU and the IMF and the bitter poverty they have produced, but the organisers are mainly petty-bourgeois forces seeking their own share of the spoils.
By Markus Salzmann, 27 February 2013
Protests and demonstrations are continuing in Bulgaria despite the resignation of the right-wing government of Boyko Borisov.
By Anna Rombach, 23 February 2013
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov announced his government’s resignation Wednesday in response to ongoing mass protests.
By Anna Rombach, 5 June 2012
The health system in Bulgaria is undergoing a devastating decline as a result of the austerity measures dictated by the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
By Anna Rombach, 14 December 2011
For the last two weeks, Bulgaria has witnessed widespread protests and an indefinite strike by railway workers.
By Anna Rombach, 17 November 2011
Rosen Plevneliev, the candidate of the right-wing GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) party, won the Bulgarian presidency October 30.
By Anna Rombach, 7 October 2011
Bulgaria has recently witnessed violence against Roma for the first time. There were violent demonstrations against the Roma minority in the capital Sofia and 14 other cities, including Plovdiv, Varna and Pleven.
By Anna Rombach, 11 May 2011
The European Union is currently using Bulgaria, which has the lowest wages in all of Europe, to set standards that could become a model for all of Europe.
By Anna Rombach and Markus Salzmann, 26 February 2011
The planned rail protest is directed against the drastic cuts being imposed by the Bulgarian government under pressure from the World Bank.
By Anna Rombach, 6 January 2011
The international financial and economic crisis has hit the working population particularly hard in Europe’s “poorhouse”―Bulgaria.
By Markus Salzmann, 20 July 2010
The European elite and the IMF are demanding that the Bulgarian government implement the brutal type of cuts already introduced in Romania, Hungary, Latvia and other Eastern European states.
By Markus Salzmann, 19 August 2009
Irrespective of the political composition of the various Balkan state governments, they are uniformly reacting to the economic crisis by shifting the entire burden onto the backs of the broad masses of the population.
By Markus Salzmann, 13 July 2009
The right-wing “Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria” won the parliamentary elections held in Bulgaria last Sunday, with the governing coalition led by the Bulgarian Socialist Party suffering a heavy defeat.