Boyko Borisov http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33895/all en 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 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 Bulgaria: Government quits after days of protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/bulgaria-government-quits-protests-resigns Bulgaria's government quit on Wednesday, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced, after days of sometimes violent protests sparked by sharply higher electricity prices expanded into nationwide demonstrations.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/bulgaria-government-quits-protests-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Boyko Borisov Disaster Europe Government Labor Politics Politics of Bulgaria Social Issues AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Paul Ames and Agence France-Presse 5760890 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgarian government quits after days of protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/bulgarian-government-quits-after-days-protests-2 <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>Bulgaria's prime minister announced Wednesday the surprise resignation of his government after days of sometimes violent rallies, paving the way for early elections in the European Union's poorest member.</p> <p>"It is the people who put us in power and we give it back to them today," Boyko Borisov told parliament.</p> <p>"I will not participate in a government where the police beat people up or where threats for protests replace political dialogue," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/bulgarian-government-quits-after-days-protests-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Boyko Borisov Government Labor Politics Social Issues AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761431 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria parliament accepts government resignation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/bulgaria-parliament-accepts-government-resignation-1 <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>Bulgaria's parliament accepted Thursday the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's government after days of sometimes violent protests against high electricity bills and low wages in the EU's poorest country.</p> <p>The surprise resignation announced on Wednesday came five months ahead of the scheduled end of the government's term of office, opening the way for early elections in late April.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/bulgaria-parliament-accepts-government-resignation-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Europe Government Labor Politics Politics of Bulgaria Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:01:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762218 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria government resigns, snap elections on the way http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/bulgaria-government-resigns-snap-elections-the-way <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>Bulgaria's parliament accepted Thursday the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's government after days of at times violent protests over low wages and persistent corruption, opening the way for early elections in late April.</p> <p>The surprise resignation, which was announced on Wednesday, came five months before the government's term of office was due to end. </p> <p>But it followed nationwide protests in the past 10 days that were sparked by high electricity bills but soon snowballed into wider anger against deepening poverty and corruption in the EU's poorest country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/bulgaria-government-resigns-snap-elections-the-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Europe Government Labor Politics Politics of Bulgaria Social Issues AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:31:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762587 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgarian premier Borisov in hospital after resigning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/bulgarian-premier-borisov-hospital-after-resigning <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>Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has been hospitalised for severe hypertension a week after resigning his post following mass nationwide protests, hospital officials said Tuesday. </p> <p>Borisov, 53, was admitted on Monday afternoon after declining a mandate offered by President Rosen Plevneliev to form a new government. </p> <p>"Mr. Borisov will have to stay in hospital for a day or two for observation," said Lubomir Spasov, director of the Lozenetz government hospital. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/bulgarian-premier-borisov-hospital-after-resigning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Europe Government Politics of Bulgaria AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:31:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767316 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgarian outgoing premier in hospital, new self-immolation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/bulgarian-outgoing-premier-hospital-new-self-immolation <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>Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has been hospitalised for severe hypertension a week after resigning his post following mass nationwide protests, hospital officials said Tuesday. </p> <p>Meanwhile a man set himself on fire in protest, the third such immolation in less than 10 days and a sign that frustration and economic despair remained high even with Borisov out of office.</p> <p>Borisov, 53, was admitted on Monday afternoon with extremely high blood pressure at 190/110, said Lyubomir Spasov, director of the Lozenetz government hospital. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/bulgarian-outgoing-premier-hospital-new-self-immolation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Europe Government Politics of Bulgaria AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:46:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767596 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria's Boyko Borisov: tough enough to be PM again? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/bulgarias-boyko-borisov-tough-enough-be-pm-again <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>Former bodyguard Boyko Borisov, running for another term as Bulgaria's prime minister in elections on Sunday, is as charismatic as he is tough.</p> <p>But the dramatic way his first term ended in February makes it clear that these qualities may not be enough to tackle the deep problems faced by the European Union's poorest country.</p> <p>The 53-year-old quit after anger about poverty, utility prices and corruption erupted into sometimes violent mass street protests. Seven people set themselves on fire.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/bulgarias-boyko-borisov-tough-enough-be-pm-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Business Europe Government Health Labor Politics Social Issues War AFP Tue, 07 May 2013 02:30:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5832207 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria's Boyko Borisov: tough enough to be PM again? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/bulgarias-boyko-borisov-tough-enough-be-pm-again <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>Former bodyguard and prime minister Boyko Borisov, whose party -- according to exit polls -- came first in Bulgarian elections on Sunday but without a majority, is as charismatic as he is tough.</p> <p>But the dramatic way his first term ended in February makes it clear that these qualities may not be enough to tackle the deep problems faced by the European Union's poorest country.</p> <p>And before he even tries, first he needs to form a government. After winning just between 30.3 and 33 percent of the vote, this will be a difficult task.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/bulgarias-boyko-borisov-tough-enough-be-pm-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Business Europe Government Health Labor Politics Politics of Bulgaria Social Issues War AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 20:18:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837023 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria's Boyko Borisov: tough enough to be PM again? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/bulgarias-boyko-borisov-tough-enough-be-pm-again-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>Former bodyguard and prime minister Boyko Borisov, whose party -- according to exit polls -- came first in Bulgarian elections on Sunday but without a majority, is as charismatic as he is tough.</p> <p>But the dramatic way his first term ended in February makes it clear that these qualities may not be enough to tackle the deep problems faced by the European Union's poorest country.</p> <p>And before he even tries, first he needs to form a government. After winning just 30.3 and 33 percent of the vote, this will be a difficult task.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/bulgarias-boyko-borisov-tough-enough-be-pm-again-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Business Europe Government Health Labor Politics Politics of Bulgaria Social Issues War AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 20:19:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837027 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria's ex-premier to challenge election result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130516/bulgarias-ex-premier-challenge-election-result <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>Bulgaria's ex-premier Boyko Borisov said Thursday he will challenge the results of Sunday's elections that saw his conservatives come first but fall short of a majority, and seek a fresh vote.</p> <p>"For the first time in Bulgaria's history maybe, the party that won the elections will challenge their results. The motive is grave violations of the regulations" on the day before the election, Borisov told journalists in his first public appearance since the vote.</p> <p>"The best is to go for new elections," he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130516/bulgarias-ex-premier-challenge-election-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Europe Government Politics of Bulgaria Social Issues AFP Thu, 16 May 2013 11:45:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5839191 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgaria's ex-premier to challenge election result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130516/bulgarias-ex-premier-challenge-election-result-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>Bulgaria's tough guy ex-premier Boyko Borisov said Thursday he will challenge the results of Sunday's elections that left his conservatives unable to form a governing coalition, and seek a fresh vote.</p> <p>"For the first time in Bulgaria's history maybe, the party that won the elections will challenge their results. The motive is grave violations of the regulations" on the day before the election, Borisov told journalists in his first public appearance since the vote.</p> <p>"The best is to go for new elections," he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130516/bulgarias-ex-premier-challenge-election-result-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Europe Government Politics of Bulgaria Social Issues AFP Thu, 16 May 2013 13:46:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5839294 at http://www.globalpost.com