Bulgaria's new centrist We Continue The Change (PP) party has sealed a broad coalition deal with socialist, populist, and centre-right factions after eight months of political paralysis.
Some 6.7 million eligible voters hope that after inconclusive general elections in April and July, the third attempt to elect 240 lawmakers will result in a government to lead the European Union’s poorest member out of health and economic crises.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's party takes a beating amid corruption allegations.
Anti-establishment parties have surged while the leading right-wing coalition declined. The Turkish minority-backed party also garnered more than 10 percent of the vote.
Support for PM Boyko Borisov's GERB party has been eroded by a series of scandals, with protests last year accusing the government of protecting oligarchs.
Thousands of Bulgarians have been holding protests demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov over the failure to ensure the rule of law and sever links between graft-prone officials and powerful tycoons in the country.
Bulgarian police detained four people in connection with racist abuse faced by England's black players during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia with more arrests likely, the country's Interior Ministry said
Eight successive AK Party governments have made significant efforts to uphold the rights of Turkey's religious minorities, local leaders say.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker say he welcomes a deal to form a governing coalition in Germany, saying the agreement is a huge benefit for Europe.
Macedonia's prime minister and his Bulgarian counterpart signed a friendship treaty to end years of diplomatic wrangling and boost Macedonia's European integration.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge – the third bridge to link Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus.
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