"Me included, the mayors speak between ourselves two-three languages."
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on the foreign languages' proficiency of the civil service
"The state and the mafia are nothing but competitors in kleptocracy. The latter are less defensible and therefore more attractive."
Economist Krasen Stanchev on Bulgaria's transition to democracy
"Bulgaria is an oasis for organised crime and a safehaven for people dealing in it."
Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov
"Ahmed Dogan is not up for discussion. He is a demi-god..."
Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov
"Poor Petar Stoyanov! In fact, poor us!"
Meglena Kuneva on the nomination of the former president for the Constitutional Court