Bulgarians hail oil pipeline decision

BURGAS, Bulgaria, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Bulgarian residents in the Black Sea coastal city of Burgas said a decision to scrap the Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline was cause for celebration.

Bulgarian candidate says not anti-Russia

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The presidential candidate of Bulgaria's ruling party says he won't be "anti-Russian" despite recent disagreements with Moscow over energy projects.
Bulgarian newspaper rocked by explosion

Bulgarian newspaper rocked by explosion

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov ordered an investigation into an explosion at an anti-government newspaper office but said he wasn't upset by the blast.

Sofia wants more money for Nabucco

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Bulgaria wants at least $80 million to help build a gas pipeline to Turkey that would become part of the Nabucco project, the Bulgarian prime minister said.

Economy good for South Stream, Sofia says

SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 12 (UPI) -- Early investments in the South Stream gas pipeline will deliver long-term benefits to the Bulgarian economy, the prime minister said in Sofia.

Bulgaria agrees to host South Stream

SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 7 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian government reassessed the profit potential for the South Stream project and agreed to host a section of the pipeline, the prime minister said.

U.S. ambassador cautions Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria, April 16 (UPI) -- Bulgaria is being watched by the world because of widespread corruption in its judicial system, U.S. Ambassador James Warlick cautioned the government in Sofia.

Bulgaria limits state wages, eyes tax hike

SOFIA, Bulgaria, March 25 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian government announced new salary limits for state employees Thursday as protests mounted over a proposed 2 percent sales tax increase.

Gazprom in Sofia on South Stream talks

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Gazprom chief Alexei Miller paid a working visit to Bulgaria Tuesday to meet with government officials to discuss the South Stream natural gas pipeline.

EU cool on giving Bulgaria the euro

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Bulgaria's hopes of adopting the euro currency in three years took a blow from EU and banking officials in Brussels, local media said Monday.

Sofia and Ankara agree to push for Nabucco

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The governments of Bulgaria and Turkey aim to lead efforts in pushing development of the Nabucco gas pipeline for Europe, the Bulgarian prime minister said.

Borisov balks on Burgas-Alexandroupolis

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline to the Aegean Sea is neither profitable nor in the national interest of Bulgaria, the Bulgarian prime minister said.

Bulgaria supports South Stream

SOPOT, Poland, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Bulgaria expressed its confidence that construction of the South Stream gas pipeline through its territory would go forward as planned, officials said.

Don't turn on Russia, Parvanov says

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Sofia should stay the course in its support for Russian energy projects as part of an effort to become a regional economic giant, the Bulgarian president said.

Bulgaria lawmakers back PM Borisov Cabinet

SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 27 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian parliament Monday elected former Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov prime minister and his center-right Cabinet to replace a socialist government.
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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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