Massive vote fraud attempt alleged in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria, May 12 (UPI) -- Bulgarian prosecutors confirmed there was an attempt at large-scale election fraud ahead of the country's key Parliament vote Sunday.

EU to probe Bulgaria energy sector

SOFIA, Bulgaria, April 10 (UPI) -- The European Union will probe Bulgaria's energy sector after protests over high electricity prices this year forced the resignation of its previous government.

Bulgarian PM absent in resignation vote

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian prime minister is too busy to attend a vote by Parliament on whether to accept his resignation and that of his cabinet, an official said Thursday.

Bulgarian PM, Cabinet resign en masse

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his Cabinet resigned Wednesday, saying they hope the actions would prevent protests from becoming more violent.

Obama, Borisov meet at White House

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama welcomed Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to the White House Monday, praising him as "a very effective leader."
Obama schedule for Monday, Dec. 3

Obama schedule for Monday, Dec. 3

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at the White House Monday, the president's daily schedule says.

Bulgaria to get price cut in Gazprom deal

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Bulgaria will receive a 20 percent discount on Russian gas supplies under a new, 10-year contract with Russian supplier Gazprom, the two sides say.

Turkish gas firms eyeing Bulgarian market

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Private Turkish natural gas suppliers are seeking opportunities to make inroads into the Bulgarian market, Energy and Economy Minister Delyan Dobrev says.

Sofia not pointing fingers in Burgas probe

SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 25 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian prime minister said his government wasn't ready to lay blame for a suicide bombing that targeted Israeli tourists.
Bulgaria bus blast linked to Hezbollah

Bulgaria bus blast linked to Hezbollah

BURGAS, Bulgaria, July 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama talked by phone with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov Friday about this week's deadly terror attack in Burgas, the White House said.

Sofia lauded for scrapping Belene plant

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 2 (UPI) -- Washington congratulates Bulgaria for its decision to scrap plans with Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Belene, the U.S. secretary of state said.

S. Stream support nets deal for Bulgaria

MOSCOW, April 2 (UPI) -- Bulgaria received a temporary discount on natural gas prices from Moscow in exchange for expedited development of South Stream, the prime minister said.

U.S. 'committed' to Bulgaria's security

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The United States remains committed to the security of its "important NATO partner" Bulgaria, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.

U.S. energy czar en route to Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. envoy for Eurasian energy is on his way to Sofia to discuss Bulgarian energy initiatives, the U.S. secretary of state said.

Bulgaria exits Trans-Balkan pipeline

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Bulgaria said this week it is following through on threats to pull out of a long-planned oil pipeline from the Black Sea to Greece, citing finances.
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Boyko Metodiev Borisov (Bulgarian: Бойко Методиев Борисов, IPA: ; born 13 June 1959) is a Bulgarian politician who has been Prime Minister of Bulgaria since July 2009. Previously he was Mayor of Sofia from 8 November 2005 until his election as Prime Minister.

After his party, GERB, won the July 2009 parliamentary election, Borisov became Bulgaria's 50th Prime Minister on 27 July 2009.

Borisov was born in 1959 in Bankya (then a village, today a town part of greater Sofia) to Ministry of Internal Affairs official Metodi Borisov and elementary school teacher Veneta Borisova. Between 1982 and 1990, he assumed different positions in the Ministry of Internal Affairs as a firefighter and later as a professor at the Police Academy in Sofia. As a National Security Office member, Borisov took part in the protection of crops and haylofts during the name-changing campaign towards ethnic Turks in the 1980s. He quit the Ministry in 1990. In 1991 he founded a private security company, Ipon-1, and later guarded personalities like Todor Zhivkov and Simeon II. Borisov has been actively engaged in karate since 1980, serving as the coach of the Bulgarian national team and a referee of international matches.

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