5 May, 2017
EU Insights
Parliament approves new cabinet appointments
Boyko Borisov’s government will have four Vice-PMs and 18 ministers

Borisov: EU needs stable Bulgaria
GERB’s leader vowed that after taking office he will focus on plugging all leaks in the public budget

Interim government reports BGN 1.6bn budget surplus

Emil Radev, MEP (EPP/GERB):
Illegal migrants return must be expedited
More European and bilateral readmission agreements need to be signed

Journalist Rumyana Ugarchinska:
Macron has attracted 'caviar left' supporters
What scares voters most is Le Pen’s idea to have France leave the EU

Margarete Hofmann, Director of Policy at the European Anti-Fraud Office:
The EU Prosecutor's office and OLAF need close ties
While the EPPO and the Member States will share competence, our Office will retain its full mandate for both fraudulent and non-fraudulent irregularities

Skopje politicians should abandon self-interest
The crisis must be solved as soon as possible so as to avoid destabilising the entire region

Brexiting the Energy Union
A wide range of energy policy areas is to face uncertainty

Reporters Without Borders' evaluations also dubious

The Planet
Hamas makes a step back
The Gaza Strip ruling group seeks to avoid international isolation, moderating its charter

Macedonia's new speaker takes office, tensions set to persist
The US and the EU press President Ivanov to give mandate to Socialist leader Zoran Zaev

Afghanistan under Taliban, IS strikes

Putin meets Erdogan as Russia pursues Syria diplomacy blitz
Fotofabrika launched in Sofia
Three major exhibitions and over 10 side events will be featured in the fourth edition of the contemporary photography festival

Film director Stephan Komandarev:
New wave of Bulgarian cinema is being heralded
The recipe is: more films and competition, results will soon follow

Moon jars by Ik-Joong Kang
Korean artist strives to see the world through children’s eyes

City of lilac
Musical based on War and Peace frontrunner for Tony Awards
British Turner Prize finalists announced
Jazz meets classic on four grand pianos
Tracking down lighthouses
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