"We have prepared very seriously for the cannabis harvest." Prime Minister Boyko Borisov
"I haven't been on holiday for 17 years." Prime Minister Boyko Borisov
"Do you think I'd be sitting here with you discussing my plans for Wednesday?"
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov speaking to the media ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Bulgaria falls behind even wannabe EU members
Boyko Borisov was found guilty of malicious slander by a Sofia Regional Court judge in a case brought on by Elena Yoncheva, a TV journalist and now an MP for the opposition BSP, or Bulgarian Socialist Party. Yoncheva, who is an outspoken critic of Borisov's GERB and his ultranationalist coalition partners, sued when Borisov said that the state had spent "millions" on funding Yoncheva's TV international programmes.
"From 1 July the average pension will increase with nearly 14 leva."
Minister of Welfare Biser Petkov
"We don't think. We act."
Interior Minister Valentin Radev after two armed inmates escaped from Sofia prison
Bulgaria's prime minister increasingly looks set to step off Western course
A first for the poor Balkan country, but also a first for the EU