"Populism is big in Bulgaria. We, as a post-Communist country, still think like Communists. All of us."
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov explains why he forced members of political boards in the government to return their bonus payments
"The fact that Bulgaria is a risky economy matters only to people dealing with official propaganda and the economists who kowtow to the government. They boast about data we all know is false, but we do know that there is misbalance in Bulgaria."
Financier Andrey Pramov on the Bulgarian economy
"They were baffled what was I doing there as a cultural attaché as I didn't speak any German. While they were trying to figure it out, I created a network of top agents."
Former wrestler and art collector Boyan Radev on his undercover work in the Bulgarian embassy in Vienna in the 1980s
"We bathe sheikhs"
Headline of the Standart daily about Bulgaria's proposal to Qatar entrepreneurs to invest in the mineral baths in Sofia and Bankya
"It was the most successful attempt to lobby for Bulgarian businesses that we have ever organised."
Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov after a state visit to Qatar where no local entrepreneur showed up for an economic meeting