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Low turnout returns ruling party to power in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria, May 13 (UPI) -- A record low 53 percent of voters participated in Bulgaria's elections, returning the party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov to power, a survey indicated.

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Bulgarian assassination goes awry

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A Bulgarian political leader narrowly avoided being assassinated during a speech Saturday when a gunman's pistol, pointed near his head, appeared to jam.

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.

Moscow, Sofia agree on South Stream terms

SOFIA, Bulgaria, April 29 (UPI) -- Russia agreed to Bulgarian demands on the plans to construct a leg of the South Stream natural gas pipeline and moved toward a joint venture on the project.

'In Bulgaria, the mafia has the country'

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Bulgarian membership in NATO and the European Union appears to have given the country's gangsters richer rewards, The New York Times reports.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Gazprom to build in North Korea; Iran proposes IPI price mechanism; hopes for Nabucco high; politics, supplies haunt Odessa-Brody; Balkans call for energy security.
DANIEL GRAEBER, UPI Correspondent

Stanishev: Bulgarian officials lost drive

SOFIA, Bulgaria, May 23 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian government lost some motivation to reform after a tense year getting ready to join the European Union, Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev said.

Bulgarian teachers end 6-week strike

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A union leader said teachers in Bulgaria’s state-run schools ended a six-week strike Monday after reaching a compromise that includes a 46 percent pay raise.

Striking Bulgaria teachers reject pay hike

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Bulgarian teachers turned down a government-proposed salary raise and Monday entered a sixth week of a nationwide strike.

Bulgaria teachers on strike

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Bulgarian teachers, who have been on a monthlong strike, demonstrated in Sofia as unions and government leaders failed to resolve a pay raise demand.

Bulgaria puts euro Cyrillic spelling aside

BRUSSELS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- EU and Bulgarian officials worked out a solution to the euro’s Cyrillic spelling, allowing Montenegro to sign a key accord with the Western bloc.

Bulgaria teachers on strike ask wage hike

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Teachers in Bulgaria’s state-run schools went on strike Monday, demanding a 100 percent pay increase, union officials said.

Bianca Jagger begs Bulgaria medics release

SOFIA, Bulgaria, April 9 (UPI) -- Bianca Jagger, a political activist who works with several human rights groups, visited Sofia campaigning for the release of Bulgarian nurses in Libyan prisons.

Russia, Bulgaria, Greece in $1.3B oil deal

ATHENS, Greece, March 15 (UPI) -- Russia, Bulgaria and Greece signed a deal Thursday to build a $1.3 billion pipeline to transport Russian oil through Balkan countries to a northern Greek port. The 175-mile Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline will carry 700,000 barrels of oil a day to Greece'
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Sergei Dmitrievich Stanishev (Bulgarian: Сергей Дмитриевич Станишев, born May 5, 1966) is a former Prime Minister of Bulgaria and the current Chairman of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP). He was born in Kherson, Ukraine, which explains the Russian ending of his patronymic.

A native of Herson, Ukraine he descended from a prestigious Bulgarian family from Kukush, Macedonia (Greece). His father Dimitar Stanishev was a member of the Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo.

Stanishev attended Moscow State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1989, and his PhD in 1994, both in the field of history. His doctoral thesis was entitled “The system of service promotion of high ranking officials in Russia and its evolution during the second half of XIX century”. In 1998, he specialized in political sciences at Moscow School of political studies. He was a visiting fellow in international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1999-2000. He also worked as a freelance journalist. In 1995 he became a staff member in the Foreign Affairs Department of the BSP. He was Chief of Foreign Policy and International Relations for the BSP from 1996 to 2001. In May 2000 he was elected a Member of the BSP Supreme Council and Member of the Executive Bureau. In June 2001, he was elected as a member of the Bulgarian National Assembly from the region of Ruse. Sergei Stanishev was a Soviet citizen and then Russian until 1996, when he acquired a Bulgarian citizenship and renounced his Russian one.

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