Boyko Borisov http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28103/all en Bulgarians seen challenging govt in nuclear plant vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/bulgarians-seen-challenging-govt-nuclear-plant-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* First referendum since the fall of communism in 1989</p> <p>* Vote a test for PM Borisov ahead of July election</p> <p>* Voting rules mean referendum unlikely to be binding</p> <p>By Tsvetelia Tsolova</p> <p>SOFIA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Bulgarians are expected to vote in favour of building a new nuclear power plant in their first referendum in the post-communist era on Sunday, challenging the government's decision to abandon the multi-billion-dollar project.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/bulgarians-seen-challenging-govt-nuclear-plant-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Energy Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740042 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Bulgarian vote for nuclear plant challenges government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-bulgarians-seen-challenging-govt-nuclear-plant-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Vote seen as big test for government before July election</p> <p>* First referendum since the fall of communism in 1989</p> <p>* Voters want nuclear plant, low turnout invalidates result</p> <p>By Tsvetelia Tsolova</p> <p>SOFIA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Bulgarians backed the building of a nuclear power plant in a referendum on Sunday, a blow to Prime Minister Boiko Borisov who had abandoned the multi-billion-dollar project, but turnout was not enough to overturn the government's decision.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-bulgarians-seen-challenging-govt-nuclear-plant-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Energy Europe Government Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740112 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Bulgaria considers bid for Euro 2020 match http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-bulgaria-considers-bid-euro-2020-match <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SOFIA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) president Borislav Mihaylov says he will meet with Prime Minister Boiko Borisov to discuss a possible bid to host a Euro 2020 match.</p> <p>Last week, European soccer's governing body UEFA said that Euro 2020 will be held in 13 cities across the continent rather than one or two countries in a radical departure from the traditional format for major tournaments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-bulgaria-considers-bid-euro-2020-match" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Boyko Borisov Football in Bulgaria Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:15:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740505 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgarian education minister sacked in science funding dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/bulgarian-education-minister-sacked-science-funding-dispute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SOFIA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov sacked his education minister on Monday after more than a thousand scientists complained that the state research fund was funding worthless projects and hiring unqualified people.</p> <p>The dismissal highlighted Bulgaria's problems rooting out corruption and cronyism, still a major concern five years after it was admitted to the European Union and more than 20 years after the fall of communism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/bulgarian-education-minister-sacked-science-funding-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Europe Government Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740586 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgarian crime boss shot and wounded in Sofia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/bulgarian-crime-boss-shot-and-wounded-sofia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SOFIA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A Bulgarian crime boss nicknamed "The Beret" was shot and wounded as he entered a court in central Sofia on Tuesday to attend an appeal against his conviction for running a drug trafficking gang.</p> <p>Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest member, is still blighted by corruption and organised crime more than 20 years after the fall of communism, and is under pressure from Brussels to tackle the problem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/bulgarian-crime-boss-shot-and-wounded-sofia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740968 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Bulgaria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-bulgaria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tsvetelia Tsolova</p> <p>SOFIA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Bulgaria is struggling to spur its small and open economy after a deep recession, but tight fiscal policy is keeping living standards among the European Union's lowest.</p> <p>Austerity and the government's failure to crack down on widespread corruption and organised crime have narrowed the lead of Prime Minister Boiko Borisov's centre-right GERB party over opposition Socialists before an election scheduled for July.</p> <p>Following are the main political risks for Bulgaria:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-bulgaria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Business Europe Government Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:30:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743012 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgarians clash with police at energy bill protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/bulgarians-clash-police-at-energy-bill-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wielding rocks and tomatoes, protesters clashed with police on Sunday at one of a dozen demonstrations across Bulgaria against sky-high January electricity bills in the EU's poorest country. </p> <p>The protests were the latest show of anger among Bulgarians as the government has been slow to liberalise the energy market, drawing a rebuke from the European Commission last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/bulgarians-clash-police-at-energy-bill-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Bulgaria Europe Social Issues AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:00:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758203 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tens of thousands join electricity protests across Bulgaria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/update-1-tens-thousands-join-electricity-protests-across-bulgar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds CEZ reaction, details)</p> <p>* Tens of thousands protest in more than 20 cities</p> <p>* Protesters demand re-nationalisation of power distributors</p> <p>* Finance minister has ruled out nationalisation</p> <p>By Angel Krasimirov</p> <p>SOFIA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Bulgarians protested in more than 20 cities against high electricity bills on Sunday, piling pressure on the government after a week of persistent demonstrations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/update-1-tens-thousands-join-electricity-protests-across-bulgar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria Europe Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:16:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758385 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgarian PM sacks finance minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/bulgarian-pm-sacks-finance-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov sacked Finance Minister Simeon Djankov on Monday in the wake of massive protests over the past week that erroded support for the right-wing government.</p> <p>"Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will propose to parliament to dismiss Simeon Djankov as deputy prime minister and minister of finance," the government press office said.</p> <p>Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova, Borisov's most popular cabinet member with 30-percent support according to the latest Gallup opinion poll, will be proposed to step up as vice premier, it added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/bulgarian-pm-sacks-finance-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Government Politics Simeon Djankov Social Issues Technology War AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:46:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758818 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands join anti-government rallies across Bulgaria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/thousands-join-anti-government-rallies-across-bulgaria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Several thousand people joined street rallies across Bulgaria on Monday as initial protests against high electricity bills snowballed into bitter anger against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.</p> <p>Between 1,500 and 2,000 protesters marched on parliament in downtown Sofia on Monday evening, shouting "Mafia!", "Resign!" and "Garbage!"</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/thousands-join-anti-government-rallies-across-bulgaria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Boyko Borisov Europe Politics Simeon Djankov Social Issues AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:30:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759362 at http://www.globalpost.com 11 injured in Bulgaria protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/11-injured-bulgaria-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eleven people including five policemen have been injured n the Bulgarian capital Sofia as anti-government protesters fought running battles with riot police and vandalised buildings and vehicles late Monday, officials said.</p> <p>In the latest wave of anger against the government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov sparked by sharply higher electricity prices, demonstrations were also held in around a dozen other cities across the European Union's poorest member.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/11-injured-bulgaria-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Political riots Politics Simeon Djankov Social Issues AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759703 at http://www.globalpost.com 11 injured in Bulgaria protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/11-injured-bulgaria-protests-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eleven people including five policemen have been injured in the Bulgarian capital Sofia as anti-government protesters fought running battles with riot police and vandalised buildings and vehicles late Monday, officials said.</p> <p>In the latest wave of anger against the government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov sparked by sharply higher electricity prices, demonstrations were also held in around a dozen other cities across the European Union's poorest member.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/11-injured-bulgaria-protests-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Political riots Politics Simeon Djankov Social Issues AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:00:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759710 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgarian PM seeks to calm protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/bulgarian-pm-seeks-calm-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov attempted Tuesday to ease public anger over electricity prices by announcing that Czech utility CEZ's licence would be withdrawn, after protests nationwide left 11 injured.</p> <p>"CEZ's licence will be revoked by the end of the day," Borisov told a press conference. He said that two other utility firms, Energy-Pro of the Czech Republic and Austria's EVN, had already been fined.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/bulgarian-pm-seeks-calm-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Disaster Europe Government Politics Social Issues AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759973 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Bulgarian government resigns amid growing protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/refile-update-1-bulgaria-government-resigns-after-national-prot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Joins list of European governments felled by austerity</p> <p>* PM will not seek to form new government</p> <p>* Election will probably be brought forward from July</p> <p>By Sam Cage and Tsvetelia Tsolova</p> <p>SOFIA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's government resigned on Wednesday after mass protests against high power prices and falling living standards, joining a long list of European administrations felled by austerity during four years of debt crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/refile-update-1-bulgaria-government-resigns-after-national-prot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Borisov Boyko Borisov Business Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria Europe Government Politics Politics of Bulgaria Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760788 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgarian government resigns amid protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/bulgarian-government-resigns-amid-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced his government's resignation on Wednesday following days of sometimes violent street protests in the European Union's poorest member.</p> <p>The move paves the way for early elections, which had been due to be held in July.</p> <p>"We have dignity and honour. It is the people who put us in power and we give it back to them today," Borisov told parliament, adding that he would not participate in an interim government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/bulgarian-government-resigns-amid-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Borisov Boyko Borisov Boyko Borisov Politics AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:30:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760808 at http://www.globalpost.com