With a demonstration in central Sofia, Bulgaria’s anti-government protesters will on December 14 mark six months since the start of their campaign to get the current Bulgarian Socialist Party government […]
There is no embarrassment in admitting that late last Thursday night, after the death of Nelson Mandela was announced, I wept helplessly – something ...
Amid pouring rain, with song, dance and prayers, South Africans and world leaders gathered at a memorial service in the country’s largest city, ...
In August of last year, Mikhail Saakashivili was cruising to what looked like an easy election victory. Today, he travels Europe, cut loose from Georg ...
Firewood has been stacked, barbed wire has been strung above steel barricades, and insulated military tents have been pitched. The downtown of one of Europe’s largest cities is now a […]
After Ukraine, seemingly under Russian pressure, made a U-turn last week on its road towards closer integragration with the European Union, analysts wonder if Moldova and Georgia will be the […]
German chancellor Otto von Bismarck once observed that the Russian cavalry are “slow to saddle up, but ride fast.” In the case of Ukraine this week, the Kremlin’s cavalry cut […]
When it comes to the refugee issue, Bulgaria’s government increasingly resembles some sort of frenetic Keystone Kops knockabout in the guard’s van as the engine steams on relentlessly with someone […]
In recent days, Bulgaria’s ruling majority has announced plans to drastically alter the flat income tax, coming into force in 2014. The proposal envisions a sort of tax-free threshold equal […]
Turkey’s foreign minister is due to visit Tehran on November 26, the latest step in rapprochement efforts between the former close allies. Relations soured over the Syrian civil war, but […]