26 May, 2017
EU Insights
Adopting euro seen as only option
The EC is expected to make an irresistible Eurozone offer

Good macroeconomic data being felt by consumers
Domestic consumption is expected to continue to drive the economy over the next year as well

Sofia, Rome expand, deepen cooperation

Financial system is stable
Record amount of heroin worth BGN 63m seized
Tsvetin Shilimanov, Macedonian political analyst:
Solving the crisis is dependent on SDSM
The implementation of even a part of the so-called Albanian Platform would further radicalise the already deeply divided public

Ognian Zlatev, Head of the European Commission's Representation in Bulgaria:
The future of the EU is a collective choice
Debates on the White Paper have been productive so far, many young people are involved, it is important to hear the citizens

Hans van Baalen, President of the ALDE Party, MEP:
Macron is victory for open, liberal-oriented France
Populism is successfully being countered by different kinds of liberal forces

Bulgaria should strongly support Macedonia
Sofia ought to propose policies on the Western Balkans to be introduced to the EU agenda

Macron, Merkel and strong euro
While France wants to change the way the Eurozone is run, it has difficulties in persuading Germany

Saudi jihadism should be curbed

The Planet
Turkey opens trial on plotters
President Erdogan returns as leader of ruling AK Party, pledges to fight enemies

Trump's showy Middle East trip ends with vague results
US President signed an $110bn arms deal, vowed to defeat terrorism, appealed for peace

Turmoil in Brazil over new corruption scandal

Duterte cuts short trip to Russia, declarеs martial law at home
EU Prize for Literature presented
The 12 best authors have been recognised for their work

Conductor Dora Hristova:
Bulgarian folklore is unique
Singers are born with these voices, one cannot teach them to sound like that

Sculptor stretches hands over Venice
The installation by Lorenzo Quinn draws attention to the duality of human nature with its creative and destructive potential

From cloister to hotel and back
Met to hold largest Michelangelo exhibit
May the force be with you
Stone: My film about Putin is a call to the world
50 premieres at Spring Book Bazaar
Willem Dafoe set to play Van Gogh in new picture
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