Protesters in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia want to throw out the powerful political elite they believe is ruining their country.
Bulgaria holds parliamentary elections on Sunday. Whatever the outcome, the next government would be well advised to continue the European course, says German Social Democrat politician Gernot Erler.
Pro-Russian candidates won presidential elections in Bulgaria and Moldova over the weekend. Moscow's growing political influence throughout the region calls for a change in EU and NATO thinking, says Robert Schwartz.
Washington's air base in southwest Germany was used for a time to store and send weapons to Syrian rebels, according to a German news daily. If the report proves true, the US could have violated German law.
Bulgarians have backed two-time premier Boyko Borisov in a snap election. With newcomer populist groups also claiming seats, Borisov must form a coalition from a fragmented legislature.
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