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