Boyko Borisov rarely misses the opportunity to be televised kissing the hand of some Orthodox priest, so he went ahead with inaugurating the revamped Sofia Central Station, an operation that had taken years to complete and had cost about 62…
Despite the online proliferation of a variety of websites claiming to carry "news" about this country, media freedoms remain at an all-time low, at least post-1989. Significantly, major Bulgarian institutions do not seem to be wanting to make life easier…
A woman cleaner at Sofia Airport, pictured above but only partially seen as she appears to be hiding behind a bunch of flowers, announced on her Facebook page, in a state of sheer amazement and exaltation, that she had received…
The citizens of Sofia can now rejoice that the area around the NDK, the Communist-era megalomaniacal building previously known as the Lyudmila Zhivkova People's Palace of Culture, was given a major facelift, setting a new record in public spending for…
Whilst Europe was recovering from the terror attacks in Paris and Bulgaria reeled in an unprecedented phone tapping scandal in which two senior members of the judiciary were taped as implicating Attorney General Sotir Tsatsarov, former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov…
Democracy in the sense of getting citizens popularly elected to public office has never been easy in Bulgaria's quarter of a century of the experience, but it turned nearly lethal on the day following the local elections at the end…
For many years now Bulgaria has risked becoming a boring place in August if it were not for historian Bozhidar Dimitrov, the flamboyant manager of the National History Museum in Sofia, who ingenuously finds increasingly eccentric ways to cheer up…
Following is a verbatim translation of a press release sent out by the National Museum of History to express the views of its manager, Bozhidar Dimitrov, on the arrest, in Rome, of a Bulgarian footballer, Blagoy Georgiev aka Blago the…
Sofia became the second capital in the Balkans, after Skopje, to unveil a monument to Tsar Samuil, the 10th century Bulgarian king after whose rule Bulgaria disappeared from the map for 200 years as it was conquered by and absorbed…
A small yet vocal group of Bulgarian historians and activists have produced a pamphlet, called by themselves "historical research," meant to smear a book published by Vagabond Media in 2012, The Turks of Bulgaria. What originally enraged the group was…
Following is an excerpt from the transcript of a government session during which Prime Minister Boyko Borisov described his recent visit to France. As usual when we quote the prime minister, we render his statements verbatim but with a few…
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