Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Kiev’s military said five Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and seven wounded in attacks by pro-Russian separatists - Reuters
  • Kenya’s President Kenyatta says has signed new security bill into law, says does not infringe civil liberties – Reuters
  • Russian prosecutors ask for 10-year jail sentence for Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny – Reuters

Bulgaria is is to hold early elections to end its political crisis.

Prime Minister Boiko Borisov resigned last week over the sometimes violent demonstrations over high electricity prices with thousands accusing the government of being a “Mafia” due to rampant corruption and its failure to improve living standards in the EU poorest state.

The protests have already forced some concessions and President Rosen Plevneliev said necessary key changes in the laws should be decided by a new parliament.

The outgoing prime minister has now been hospitalised with high blood pressure, adding to a sense of political limbo before an interim government is appointed to lead the country to early elections.

Borisov’s departure has failed to fully calm voters. Demonstrations have continued on a smaller scale with large protests planned for the weekend.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about: