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Friday, 01 February 2008 16:03

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“Regional Development and Public Works Minister Asen Gagauzov managed to shock the entire Bulgarian nation with his statement that all of the country's services were in place during the heavy New Year's snowfall. Nothing can faze the authorities: not the seven cold-weather casualties, not falling awnings, not the pile-up of cars on Sliven's Pentacle Intersection….”

Monitor

Tuesday, 01 April 2008 13:00

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"Looking at the bigger picture, contributions from EU funds make up barely two or three percent of the budget, and I'm sure that the Bulgarian economy can get by without them."

Issue 19, April 2008

Tuesday, 01 April 2008 12:54

WE'VE GOT MAIL

DEAR VAGABOND,


When I first arrived in Bulgaria, I was struck by the open countryside and the pleasant scenery. As my travels progressed my attention was also drawn to a rather unusual use for litter. It appears that there is a year long litter festival. This festival consists of adorning the trees and bushes with litter, and also along the roadside litter can be seen. There is normally a pile of litter outside each village. Presumably this pile is to further enhance the surrounding area; it can be dipped into as and when required.

Thursday, 01 May 2008 10:50

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“I could become a journalist.”

Issue 20, May 2008

Thursday, 01 May 2008 10:41

WE'VE GOT MAIL

Learn the bloody lingo!

Is this what the Bulgarians think about us Brits?

Sunday, 01 June 2008 14:28

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"This is an old Bulgarian trick - we get a letter and don't answer it, and in this way we've solved the problem."

Issue 21, June 2008

Sunday, 01 June 2008 13:51

WE'VE GOT MAIL

I recently found these on a menu at a restaurant near Svishtov - I've added the proper English translations and explanations.

Tuesday, 01 July 2008 10:59

SOZOPOL FICTION SEMINARS

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation hosted its first annual summer fiction-writing seminar in Sozopol in May 2008

Tuesday, 01 July 2008 12:14

WE'VE GOT MAIL

Dear Vagabond

I thought I might share my views on something I think is very indicative of Bulgaria. It's about the stray cats and dogs. Yeah, I know, but I'm not going to lecture you about it. It's just a few thoughts. The way I see it, a great many people look after them. I have no other explanation for such a large population of street animals. However, feeding them your stale bread and uneaten food and changing their pots of water is not enough.

Tuesday, 01 July 2008 09:51

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"God returned to Bulgaria – He had abandoned its heavenly natural beauty for a while."

Issue 22, July 2008

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AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRAT…

Over 500 representatives of the Bulgarian NGO sector, entrepreneurs and diplomats attended the annual meeting of the America for Bulgaria Foundation with its grantees in Sofia, on 30 January. Everyday...

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