The pro-EU center-right party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is projected to win a plurality of 32 percent in Bulgarian elections, with the pro-Russia party conceding defeat at 28 percent. Will the winner be able to form a ruling coalition?
Madrid stopped short of blaming the Kremlin of outright interference in Spain's domestic affairs. But there is growing evidence that the Kremlin feels empowered by sowing divisions in Europe and the United States.
Over 80 percent of Poles support EU membership, but the Law and Justice Party has halted the country's integration into the bloc. As PiS puts it, the European Union is a necessary evil — one to be handled with hostility.
Bulgaria's deputy prime minister, Valeri Simeonov, has been found guilty of hate speech against Roma — but has not been asked to step down. Prejudice against Roma is widespread in Bulgaria.
Negotiations for the first post-Brexit EU budget will start in 2018. Germany will be the biggest contributor to the budget. Will it use its leverage to make recalcitrant member states like Poland behave differently?
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