Elections in Bulgaria: Voting during the Covid Emergency

Kursnummer: 16621on

Europe 2021 Avoiding electoral surprises
Part 27: Elections in Bulgaria: Voting during the Covid Emergency

When:  Monday 29 March 2021, 9:00-10:00 CET (10:00-11:00, Sofia)
Where: fjum-zoom

Zoom link will be sent before the event.
Registration deadline: 27 March 2021

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Speaker

Vessela Tcherneva is the deputy director of the European Council on Foreign Relations and head of the Sofia office. From 2010 to 2013, Tcherneva was the spokesperson for the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a member of the political cabinet of Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov.

Background

On 4 April 2021, amidst the Covid emergency and a lockdown, Bulgarians will go to the polls to choose a new parliament. Will Bulgaria’s strong man, Boyko Borissov, win again despite? There were massive anti-government, anti-corruption protests in 2020. None of the protests’ demands were met:  “the fight against corruption and the mafia links of those in power; reforms to the judiciary; and freedom of speech,” as defined in an article by Danica Yotova.

Which issues matter to the voters? Vessela Tcherneva will explain the context.

Format

15-minute presentation followed by a live Q@A

Concept and Moderation

Mirjana Tomić

Target Groups

Journalists from the Austria-based media, international journalists, thinktank analysts and academics.

Number of participants: Maximum 80

Prerequisite

Read the provided material before the session.

Further Questions

Additional information about the session: Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at, or call 0676 365 26 93

29.03.202109:00 - 10:00
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich!
Vessela Tcherneva
Online (Zoom)