Situated on the northern slopes of the Stara Planina, or Balkan Mountains, this small town was a major Revival period centre where the arts and crafts flourished. A number of important Bulgarian poets, revolutionaries and entrepreneurs were born there, and…
A scandal in GERB's Bulgaria usually lasts for a couple of days as it is superseded by the next scandal to keep the public busy and thinking about things other than the politics and the problems of the day. One…
Books about Bulgarian history in foreign languages are few and far between. This is particularly true for this nation's recent past as a Communist country. While some international researchers with an interest in 20th century history are aware that Bulgaria…
"Give me the Interior Ministry for 24 hours and then there will be no street protests at all." Valeri Simeonov, leader of the National Front for Salvation for Bulgaria
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"Domestic violence is the result of neoliberal ideas and 'genderism.' We need to introduce religious instruction at school, to teach children real values." Pavel Shopov, an MP for the United Patriots, during parliamentary debates on the law against domestic violence
The ongoing "patriotic" craze that has gripped Bulgaria since Boyko Borisov's GERB allied itself with the extreme nationalists of the National Salvation Front, the VMRO and Ataka, all of them currently in government, sometimes assumes odd, even surreal proportions. Forget…
Arguably Bulgaria's most beautiful bridge, this 16th century construction spans the River Arda in the midst of a pristine section of the Rhodope, in southern Bulgaria.
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Bulgaria has many natural, historical and cultural sites of interest for the inquisitive traveller, but one aspect of it has remained largely unknown to both outsiders and the locals. It is its sometimes overwhelming legacy of Communist and pre-Communist era…
The Bulgarian government is serious in its fight against corruption. The latest example of a legal action against someone suspected of corruption happened in Septemvri, a town in central Bulgaria. The Office of the Special Prosecutor, which is the state…
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