Bulgaria

Ivan Krastev: “The migration crisis has shown that Eastern Europe views the cosmopolitan values upon which the EU is founded as a threat”

The Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev, who is a widely respected scholar of the post-Soviet world, warns of a clash of cultures between an Eastern Europe attached to its identity and a Western Europe that is both individualistic and cosmopolitan. Krastev wrote the following: “The ethnic compositions of the countries …

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Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that the EU-imposed migration quota policy is a “total failure.”

Speaking in Brussels on Thursday at a conference on migration in the West Balkans, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that the EU-imposed migration quota policy is a “total failure.” He added, “We need to think about returning the migrants to their countries of origin.” Borisov called the European immigration …

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Viktor Orbán: it is at the Bulgarian-Turkish border that the future of Europe will be decided

Bulgaria, Lesovo – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited this Wednesday, 13 the Bulgarian-Turkish border, where he was awaited by his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov to join together the barbed wire fence that will soon cover the 259 kilometers of border with Turkey.   Bulgarian Prime Minister had asked the …

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Bulgaria wants to ban foreign preachers

Bulgaria – The Patriotic Front filed changes to the Religious Dominations Act on Thursday. According to these changes, foreign citizens will be banned from preaching in Bulgaria, as well as preaching in any other language than Bulgarian. The draft amendments also foresee banning foreign organizations, companies and citizens from providing …

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Turkey Denies Suspending Readmission Agreement with Bulgaria

Turkey has unilaterally suspended the migrant readmission agreement with Bulgaria, media sources say. Ankara has already informed Bulgaria's ministries of interior and foreign affairs about the move which was personally ordered by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to daily 24 Chasa. The Turkish Embassy has meanwhile said Ankara has not …

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