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    • After 5-hour talks Turkey refuses to present apologies

      After 5-hour talks Turkey refuses to present apologies

      After nearly 5-hour talks between Bulgaria’s PM Boyko Borissov and Vice President of Turkey Fuat Oktay in Bucharest, Turkey refused to present apologies for the statement of Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu who said that Ankara had to interfere in the work of the Bulgarian parliament at the adoption of amendments to the Confessions Act.

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    • GERB and UDF to run together in European elections

      GERB and UDF to run together in European elections

      The ruling GERB party and the non-parliamentary Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) will run together in the upcoming European elections. This transpired after a meeting of representatives of the two parties. Prime Minister and GERB leader Boyko Borissov is quoted as saying that UDF will get an electable position on the list of candidates and at least two spots for their candidates. These should be "convinced democrats who, when in Brussels, will stand up for the values and causes of the European People's Party", to use Borissov's words.

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    • Searching for ways to support tourism

      Searching for ways to support tourism

      The prime ministers of Bulgaria and Russia, Boyko Borissov and Dmitry Medvedev, opened a tourism business forum on the second and last day of Medvedev's official visit to Bulgaria. Opening the forum, Borissov said that “amid sanctions and high tensions in the multipolar world, my colleague Dmitry Medvedev and I have managed to maintain pragmatic working relations”. He added that as a nation, the Bulgarians should not split into Russophiles and Russophobes but should keep in mind their Bulgarian interests.

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    • Balkan gas hub discussed

      Balkan gas hub discussed

      On the sidelines of the EU-League of Arab States Summit, Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov and Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Ibrahim bin Abd al-Aziz al-Assaf discussed on 25 February the opportunities for an investment by Riyadh in the Balkan gas hub project.

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    • Request for conflict of interest investigation of Lozan Panov is already in Brussels

      Request for conflict of interest investigation of Lozan Panov is already in Brussels

      The European Commission has received a letter with a set of questions concerning the conduct of Lozan Panov, the President of the Supreme Cassation Court (SCC) raised by the Center for Applied Legal Studies (CFALS) to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), reported deputy head of Representation at EC, Bulgaria area, Hristo Hristov. He was invited to a regular sitting of the Civil Council to the SJC. The questions of the CFALS were approved at the previous sitting of the Civil Council and it was decided to send them to the European Commission.   

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