As Nikolina Angelkova, the minister of tourism, recently explained, tourism to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast is expected to be at a record low in 2019. The reasons are probably many and varied, and surely they have nothing to do…
"People just think that there is corruption."  Rumyana Bachvarova, the chief of the Office of the Prime Minister
Those with knowledge of the off-the-beaten-track areas in Bulgaria will know that this country abounds in strange, bizarre sites and locations that are sometimes whims of nature but often the result of human activity.
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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A scandal in GERB's Bulgaria usually lasts for a couple of days as it is superseded by the next scandal to keep the public busy and thinking about things other than the politics and the problems of the day.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…
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AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES BULGARIAN SUPERHEROES

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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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CREATING SOFIA'S DIAMOND-SHAPED MARVEL

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