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July 18, 2017, by Gustav Gressel of the ECFR

There is a large amount of ideological overlap between some European political parties and the Russian government. Significantly, these include parties considered to be ‘mainstream’ – it is not just […]

Protests in Bulgaria: From Assenovgrad to the ‘1300 years’ monument

July 11, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

These sweltering days of July, hardly a headline in the Bulgarian media goes by without having the word “protest” somewhere in it. Police ...

Comment: The cheap distraction game played by the Bulgarian government

June 12, 2017, by Imanuel Marcus

When a government party like VMRO says, the Sofia Pride Parade had “intolerable morals”, and the head of government, Boiko Borissov, does ...

Sofia Pride Parade 2017: Glimmers of hope in all the hatred

June 9, 2017, by Imanuel Marcus

The 10th Sofia Pride Parade, which will take place tomorrow, has a lot of support from abroad, but hardly any from within Bulgaria. Once the participa ...

  • Opinion: Modern-day slaves?
    May 11, 2017, by David Clark

    Britain is my native country. I was born and bred here, but I was living and working for some years in Bulgaria, my second home. My Bulgarian wife and I […]

  • Mogherini goes to Moscow but is missing in action in Ukraine
    April 28, 2017, by Fredrik Wesslau of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    Midway into her term, Federica Mogherini found herself in Moscow. The high representative had wanted to go to Moscow for some time to establish a dialogue with Russian foreign minister […]