A first for the poor Balkan country, but also a first for the EU
"This law protects corruption."
Kornelia Ninova, leader of the BSP, on the government's new anticorruption legislation
GERB wants Constitutional amendments to penalise privatisation deals
As Bulgaria, a member of the EU since 2007, braces up to take over its first ever rotating presidency of the union, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has warned: "There are members of parliament who are involved in drugs trafficking, there are individuals who have been buying the votes of prisoners, and there are people who call Bulgarians imbeciles."
"People with power control the channels for human traffic."
Elena Yoncheva, former TV journalist, now an MP from the BSP
"This is the Great Wall of Bulgaria."
Deputy Prime Minister Valery Simeonov, on completing the fence on the border with Turkey, in June
Unless you've already had too many beers or Rakiya, this country's "national drink," you will sooner or later notice that restaurant service in Bulgaria is often bad. Sometimes it can get even worse.
The summer of the Bulgarian Prime Minister
"We are surprised with the incidents of aggression during the past few days."
Interior Minister Valentin Radev on the street beatings of a mother and daughter on Monday, of a TV journalist on Tuesday and the assassination of a businessman on Wednesday