"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
"We should be proud with the border fence, the Great Wall of Bulgaria."
Deputy Prime Minister Valery Simeonov, on the fence on the border with Turkey
"Who knows what sort of funny pictures we must have taken at Buchenwald."
Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov, of the extreme nationalist United Patriots, on his party's deputy urbanisation minister-designate's snapshot giving a Nazi salute
Fear, hate return to Bulgarian politics ahead of upcoming EU presidency
They haven't been exactly friends. They are now.
"The next scalp on my wall will be Slavi Trifonov's."
Valeri Simeonov, co-leader of the extreme nationalist United Patriots, on the TV showman's report indicating conflict of interest over a hotel near the Turkish border