Publikationen

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The Party System in Bulgaria 2009-2019

The series presents shifts and dynamics within Bulgarian political parties and the party system as a whole, thereby shedding light on the development of Bulgarian democracy as a whole and the challenges in the process of its consolidation.


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| Europa & Außenpolitik | Publikation

IN OR OUT? The Politics of Euro Accession for Eastern European Member States

The stabilisation of the eurozone is one of the big challenges Europe is presently facing. While in some states of the EU the euro is still considered to be a critical integrative factor for the European Union, in others it is seen as an unfinished project, whose internal trade and financial imbalances create international redistributions and political strains, which are hard or impossible to resolve within the realm of national policies. While different models for reforming the currency union are being broadly discussed, the fact that another six countries are supposed to enter this Union is hardly mentioned in the debate.


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Polit-Barometer: Year 19, Issue 4, October-November

The victory of GERB in the elections enables the party to complete its governing mandate. BSP has made a breakthrough in some regional cities of the country, but it cannot yet be seen as an alternative for a ruling party. Nationalist formations achieved lower results after the division.


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Polit-Barometer: Year 19, Issue 3, July-September

The upcoming campaign for the local elections will be extremely intense, and full of compromising statements and smutty PR.

After winning the European elections, GERB is embarking upon the election campaign with confidence.

The divisions in BSP after the European elections seem to have temporarily died down and the party is emerging relatively consolidated for the local votes.


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Polit-Barometer: Year 19, Issue 2, April-June

The European elections confirmed the political status quo and showed that there is no alternative in which voters are wont to place their trust. The campaign of compromising others led to an ebbing of voters and has confirmed the tendency of lack of confidence in the political elite and political parties as a whole. Scandals related to apartments and guest houses once again raised the issue of corruption in power.


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Polit-Barometer: Year 19, Issue 1, January-March

Bulgaria has de facto entered the election campaign with a noisy scandal around luxury apartments bought by people in power at low prices. This has led to a strong public response and has become the number one theme in the public domain. These events show that there will be an intensified election campaign with a focus on compromising situations and black PR, and European topics will probably fade into the background.


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Youth Study Bulgaria 2018/2019

This report contains the main results and conclusions of a national sociological survey of Bulgarian youth, and is representative of young people aged 14 – 29. The research was organised, methodologically developed and funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. For the second time after 2011 – 2015, the Foundation set out the goal of determining the attitudes of young people in different southeast European countries. In 2018, the survey has the advantage of being conducted practically simultaneously in ten countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, and Serbia) and with an almost identical questionnaire, now providing for maximum similarity and comparability of data both at regional and chronological levels.


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| Europa & Außenpolitik | Publikation

Balkan Islam - A Barrier or a Bridge for Radicalisation?

There are sizable Muslim communities in many of the Balkan countries. As a whole, the region is characterised by the moderate nature of the Balkan Islam and tolerant relations among religions. In the last years, however, wars and political confrontation have drawn new dividing lines within local societies on ethnic and religious basis. The actions of the “Islamic State” and the terrorist acts in Europe placed additional strain on the local Islamic communities. Available evidence confirms the fact that a sizable number of Islamic fighters in the Middle East originated from South-Eastern Europe.


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| Arbeit und Gewerkschaften, Migration & Integration | Publikation

The Impact of Labour Migration on the Bulgarian Economy

The study measures the real effect of labour emigration on the Bulgarian economy through a research based on an original

econometric model, which helps assessing the effectiveness of measures to change this trend. When deciding what policies

to use, we will be able to assess the cost of the decisions and what extent of action the state can afford. The publication also includes a sociological research that defines the profile and motivational attitudes of potential economic emigrants. The results of that research provide an opportunity for policies to be developed for the prevention of labour emigration. In any case, such an approach would be more efficient and quicker to put into practice than a reversal of the flow of labour migration.


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Horizon 2030 - Demographic Tendencies in Bulgaria

Although the demographic situation in Bulgaria has been a serious crisis for nearly 30 years, it has only been the subject of public debate in the last few years. However, the focus and the measures taken are not related to the most significant problems and this leads to a lack of results. Among the important objectives of the present study is to make a comprehensive demographic forecast related to populated areas for Bulgaria up to 2030 of the main demographic indicators, which will outline the picture in the near future, and on this basis propose concrete measures and policies to improve the demographic situation in the country. Also to examine and analyse successful demographic measures and policies in Europe and to look for ways to adapt and apply them in Bulgaria.


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Polit-Barometer: Year 18, Issue 4, October-December

Political scandals in the ruling coalition lead to a gradual and constant erosion of electoral support for GERB and the United Patriots. Protests in the last few months have increased public dissatisfaction with the government, and it is obvious from all this that this trend will also continue in the coming months. Confidence in political institutions continues to be at a critically low level, which increases the possibility of substantial shifting in electoral layers as a new factor emerges on the political arena.


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Polit-Barometer: Year 18, Issue 3, July-September

The start of the new political season saw ministerial resignations, indicating that a hot political autumn is expected. Events in recent months have shown growing instability in governance, to which ministerial resignations are hardly likely to be the answer. The crisis with the Commercial Register, the bankruptcy of the insurance company „Olympic“, and poor-quality road construction are the result of complex problems, which will continue to generate such crises in the future. An accumulation of such scandals can lead to a gradual erosion in the support of the government.


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Polit-Barometer: Year 18, Issue 2, April-June

The Presidency of Bulgaria of the EU Council can be judged as a successful political, logistical and communication plan. The theme of the “Western Balkans”, which had long been absent from the highest European forums, was back on the agenda again. Despite the difficulties and challenges faced by countries in the region, the prospects for integration open new horizons related to solving a long-standing controversy. The solution to the dispute over the name of Macedonia that Skopje and Athens reached shows that dialogue is possible in the name of a common European future.


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Polit-Barometer: Year 18, Issue 1, January-March

The political situation in the first months of 2018 was determined to a great extent by the political tension created around the ratification of the Istanbul Convention and the deal with CEZ. These two events moved the focus of public attention away from the start of the rotational Presidency of Bulgaria of the Council of the EU. Despite the political controversies, the Presidency has been running successfully so far. The government has focused its efforts on two main priorities - integration of the Western Balkans into the EU and bringing the relations between the EU and Turkey back to normal.


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Better Inclusion of Young Refugees in Education, Labour Market and Society

The report summarises an international conference, which gathered over 40 European and national policy makers, international and national experts, youth representatives and activists and over 40 young participants across Europe, the Black Sea and Mediterranean regions. In theory, young people are supposed to have access to social protection, but in reality young refugees are often being denied of access to any social services and benefits. The recent migration crisis has also shown that European policies are inadequate in ensuring the rights of all young people in Europe. Youth organizations across Europe have turned out to be one of the main driving forces towards a better social inclusion and integration of refugees.


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| Arbeit und Gewerkschaften | Publikation

The Big Importance of the Small “Seniority Grade” - Bulgarian Experience and European Practices for Stimulating Professionalism

The payment for professional experience and labour service, more known as “seniority grade” has become subject to fierce attacks from Bulgarian employers’ organisations. While it the only guarantee that salaries will be augmented annually, albeit just a little, employers argue this system does not exist elsewhere in Europe. Although government does not support the employers’ organisations so far, under mounting pressure from lobbying, certain state officials have started to give in. We find that the Bulgarian model has many analogies in other EU countries and beyond. In fact, the majority of the analyzed country do have models of augmenting salaries and/or adjusting base salaries according to professional experience. Bulgaria´s model of seniority grade therefore neither stands isolated...


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Women's Rights and Right-wing Populism

Far-right parties and parties with an inclination to extreme nationalism are gaining power in Europe rising xenophobia and racism. An analysis of the policies of the political parties and movements in Bulgaria regarding the identification of program initiatives against human rights, women‘s and minority rights and their active implementation in political and social life in our country is the first of its kind, not only in Bulgaria. The research involves different political parties, non-governmental organizations, academic circles and media representatives analyzing the role of these policies for violating human rights, creating xenophobia, racism and anti-feminism, and creating stereotypes about women, men and minority groups.


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The Black Sea – Confrontation or Cooperation

Varna Forum 2.0 Thinking Together, Conference Documenation


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Barometer: The Political Parties in Bulgaria, Year 17, Issue 4, October-December

At the end of 2017 political tensions in the country intensified. The reasons for this are the increased confrontation between GERB and BSP, which led to a series of scandals, resignations and mutual accusations. All this could have a negative impact on the EU Council Presidency, starting on January 1st. Successful running of the Presidency is a major objective of the government and ruling majority.


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Barometer: The Political Parties in Bulgaria, Year 17, Issue 3, July-September

Recent months will be remembered for the foreign political activity of the government. The good neighbourhood treaty signed with Macedonia stands out as a particularly big success. It had been postponed for years by the Macedonian side.


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Barometer: The Political Parties in Bulgaria, Year 17, Issue 2, April-June

The new government, made up of GERB and United Patriots, seems stable at this stage. The participation in the cabinet of two co-chairs of the patriots is a guarantee for their close involvement in the country’s governance.


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Barometer: The Political Parties Development in Bulgaria, Year 17, Issue 1, January-March

The political situation in the future will be determined by the election results. Bulgaria will soon have a new government that has been regularly chosen by parliament.


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  • Dienstag, 01.10.19 - Hotel Hilton Sofia, Saal Mussala, 1, Bulgaria Blvd. | Soziale Demokratie und Rechtsstaat | News, Veranstaltung

    30 JAHRE WENDE, 25 JAHRE FRIEDRICH-EBERT-STIFTUNG BULGARIEN, Forum & Vernissage

  • Dienstag, 12.03.19 - Bulgarian News Agency, National Press Club, 10.00 - 11.30 h | Soziale Demokratie und Rechtsstaat | Veranstaltung

    Youth Study Bulgaria 2018/2019, Press conference

    This report contains the main results and conclusions of a national sociological survey of Bulgarian youth, and is representative of young people aged...

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  • Freitag, 22.02.19 - Hotel Intercontinental Sofia, 4 Narodno Sabranie Sq., Sofia | Nachhaltige Wirtschaft | Veranstaltung

    Come on! The New Fundamental Club of Rome Report, Book Presentation and Discussion with Club of Rome Honorary President Prof. Dr. Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsäcker

    The human footprint is increasing fast and will – if not reversed – eventually lead to a collapse of the global economy. So say the authors of the new...

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