Bulgaria
Bid to ‘normalize’ relations with Bulgaria sparks protest in North Macedonia

Lured by the prospective EU membership, the North Macedonian government continues to negotiate unpopular agreements with neighboring countries

Political crisis - Bulgaria Bulgarian prime minister Kiril Petkov resigns after losing no-confidence motion

The Petkov-led coalition government was formed last year after two inconclusive snap elections following the ouster of Boyko Borisov’s conservative regime

Anti-fascists in Bulgaria counter neo-Nazi ‘Lukovmarsh’ procession

Progressive sections in Bulgaria have been opposing the ‘Lukovmarsh’ torch processions organized in honor of the Nazi collaborator Hristo Lukov. These processions have been held in Sofia since 2003 

Bulgarian Elections 2021 Anti-corruption coalition likely to form government in Bulgaria

The anti-corruption big tent ‘There Is Such a People’ (ITN) party, led by celebrity singer Slavi Trifonov, emerged as the single largest party in the parliamentary elections held on July 11. No party or coalition was able to achieve a simple majority

Bulgarian taxi drivers seek higher fares, closure of apps

Taxi drivers had staged protests for two days across Bulgaria in late November as well demanding fare wages.

Workers Protest-Bulgaria Workers protest redundancies and lockdown impact in Bulgaria 

Bus conductors and restaurant workers in the Bulgarian city of Varna protested redundancies in the public transport sector and raised other issues emanating from the new restriction imposed in the country due to a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases

Protests continue in Bulgaria demanding government’s ouster 

The protests demanding the resignation of the conservative government of Boyko Borisov for corruption and other charges have entered their third week. Leftist and progressive sections have sought a systemic change and not just fresh elections

Bulgarian firefighters Bulgarian firefighters raise concerns over government’s proposed reforms

The National Fire and Rescue Union has opposed the proposed reforms in the sector, that include changes to work hours, shifts and payments for night duties in the department

Bulgaria protests Bulgarian workers demand increased funding for Food Safety Authority

The protesters have insisted on an allocation of 105 million Bulgarian Levs (USD 60 million) in the 2020 budget of the Bulgarian Food Safety Authority

Bulgarian workers demand hike in night time wages Bulgarian workers demand hike in night time wages

Bulgarian workers in the security, coal mining, arms and medical care sectors, among others, are mobilizing for sustainable wages under the banner of the Podkrepa Labor Confederation and other unions