In the days of Communism, Todor Zhivkov used to stash away those who had erred to party, state or to himself by… providing them with diplomatic appointments in unimportant and faraway locations. Out of sight, out of danger, he reasoned,…
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"We are the victims of a crime that goes beyond ordinary hacking. The CIA boss did not resign after WikiLeaks, did he?" Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov on why he did not resign after the hacking of National Revenue Agency data
Bulgaria lacks well-preserved mediaeval fortresses, and the recent craze for rebuilding ancient and medieval remains into shiny towers and fortifications just adds modern insult to historical injury. However, on the northern slopes of the Rhodope there stands one fortification that…
The major gaffe by the National Revenue Agency that made possible the hacking of the personal data of about 5 million Bulgarians, or just about anyone of taxpaying age including some deceased taxpayers, has spawned many jokes making the rounds…
Inevitably in the various Top 5 oddest monuments in the world lists, this "flying saucer" construction has sat on top of a Bulgarian mountain since its erection in 1981, when it was designed to celebrate the Communist Party's supposed eternity.
"If the National Revenue agency did not offer e-services, there would be no personal data leaks." Vladislav Goranov, Finance Minister
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The weathermen to the government: "We may lie, but we do not steal!"
This city in southern Bulgaria, in the middle of the Plain of Thrace, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in Europe.
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