Bulgaria’s president, Rossen Plevneliev, welcomes  interim prime minister Georgi Bliznashki (left) during an official ceremony in Sofia on Tuesday. The new interim government follows the resignation of the Socialist-led coalition at the end of July, paving the way for a snap election on October 5th, the second in less than two years. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

A Bulgarian law professor and former Socialist politician has been named caretaker prime minister until the next election, as the Balkan state grappl(...)

Protesters clash with Bulgarian riot police during an anti-government protest in front of the parliament building in Sofia. Photograph:  AP Photo/Georgi Kozhuharov

Anti-corruption protesters yesterday demanded the immediate resignation of the Bulgarian government after a night of clashes in front of the parliamen(...)

Protesters opposing the Socialist-led government throw plastic bottles and other objects at a heavily guarded bus trying to get deputies out of the parliament where they had been discussing budget measures, in Sofia. Photograph: Reuters

Hundreds of protesters built barricades around Bulgaria’s parliament, effectively trapping over 100 lawmakers, ministers, and journalists in the build(...)