Europa United’s Milen Marinov examines the current political crisis between Turkey and its neighbours. For so long, a cordial political position has existed in the Eastern Mediterranean but under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey has recently taken to antagonising its neighbours and this hasn’t gone unnoticed in the European […]
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The last few weeks have seen thousands of protesters hit the streets of Sofia every Thursday, demonstrating against the Bulgarian government’s approval of plans to expand a ski resort in one of the country’s national parks, Pirin Mountain. Pirin is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to rare bears, wolves, […]
In a move designed to end years of diplomatic wrangling and boost Macedonia’s European and NATO integration, on Tuesday Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev signed a friendship treaty. Signing of this treaty ended a process that lasted for over 20 years. In […]
Corruption is a major problem in the countries of Eastern Europe. The rule of law here is weak and local strongmen have a great power – so great that they can easily avoid the laws. “The law is a door in the middle of the open field and […]
On the 4th of June the British newspaper The Guardian revealed that Russian spies and diplomats had been involved in a nearly decade-long action to spread propaganda and provoke discord in Macedonia. This is believed to have been a part of broader efforts by the Kremlin to increase […]
The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin provoked anger in Bulgarian society and officials after he told his Macedonian colleague George Ivanov on May 24 which was the Day of Slavic Literacy, that the Cyrillic script came from Macedonia.“The Slavic alphabet and literature came to us from Macedonian soil”, […]
A deputy minister in the new Bulgarian government has resigned after a photo emerged of him giving a Nazi salute. Pavel Tenev, deputy minister for regional development, and from the quota of the nationalist alliance “United Patriots” resigned on 17 May, after media discovered on his Facebook account […]