Tag Archives: Bulgaria

Oct 7 2014

Experts react: 2014 Bulgarian parliamentary elections

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Bulgaria held parliamentary elections on 5 October following the resignation of the country’s government in July. We asked five experts in Bulgarian politics for their reactions to the result, which saw former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s Citizens for European Development … Continue reading

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Oct 4 2014

Maria Spirova on the Bulgarian elections: key players and electoral corruption

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In the second part of her conversation with LSEE, Maria Spirova introduces the main players in the upcoming Bulgarian parliamentarian elections and elaborates on the phenomenon of electoral fraud. “Large-scale electoral fraud is expected by everyone – and this is exactly … Continue reading

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Sep 25 2014

Maria Spirova: “Party politics in Bulgaria has become completely nonsensical”

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Bulgaria will hold parliamentary elections on 5 October following the resignation of the Bulgarian government in July. In an interview with LSEE’s Tena Prelec and EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Maria Spirova discusses the protests which have taken place in Bulgaria since … Continue reading

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Jul 31 2014

Russia sanctions: Balkan countries react

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Montenegro and Serbia’s strong economic ties with Russia are today sitting at odds with their respective bids to join Western institutions – as the war in Ukraine has left these countries with no other option than to take sides. How are … Continue reading

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Jun 8 2014

Referendums: A Legitimate Democratic Tool or a Mechanism for Nationalist Co-optation?

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Scholars and practitioners need to delve deeper into how referendums affect liberal democracy. They can be co-opted by various groups to advance nationalist and exclusivist political agendas, warns Maria Koinova.

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May 23 2014

European Parliament elections: the national campaigns in South East Europe

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European Parliament elections are being held on 22-25 May 2014, with voting already under way in some countries across Europe. Our staff (teaming up with EUROPP Blog and Greece@LSE) gives a final look at the national campaigns for each of the South … Continue reading

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