Architect Ivo Dikov on finding the fine balance between large-scale thinking and attention to detail
Corruption prompts bad freedom-of-speech ratings
The major gaffe by the National Revenue Agency that made possible the hacking of the personal data of about 5 million Bulgarians, or just about anyone of taxpaying age including some deceased taxpayers,
has spawned many jokes making the rounds in Bulgaria these days. Here are some of them.
At first glance Stefano Baldi, the Italian ambassador in Sofia, possesses all the telltale signs of a career diplomat. Having served in Italian embassies and missions in places as varied as Dar-es-Salaam, Geneva, New York and Brussels, he has headed the Italian Embassy in Sofia since 2016. However, Stefano Baldi is a lot more than a successful diplomat.
Inevitably in the various Top 5 oddest monuments in the world lists, this "flying saucer" construction has sat on top of a Bulgarian mountain since its erection in 1981, when it was designed to celebrate the Communist Party's supposed eternity.
"If the National Revenue agency did not offer e-services, there would be no personal data leaks." Vladislav Goranov, Finance Minister