Bulgaria rejects treaty to combat violence against women

By Angel Krasimirov SOFIA, Feb 15 : Bulgaria’s ruling GERB party has withdrawn from parliament a European treaty designed to combat violence against women in the face of opposition from its allies in government and religious groups. The centre-right government of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov submitted the Council of Europe convention for ratification last month […]

Bulgaria parliament overturns presidential veto on anti-corruption law

By Angel Krasimirov SOFIA, Jan 12 : Bulgaria’s parliament on Friday overturned a presidential veto on anti-graft legislation, clearing the way for the creation of a special unit to investigate individuals occupying high public office as well as assets and conflicts of interest. Last week Bulgarian President Rumen Radev vetoed the law, passed by parliament, […]