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October 20, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The two candidates in Bulgaria’s presidential elections seen in opinion polls as running first and second – out of 21 in the race – duelled in a live television debate […]


Third US presidential debate: Trump shocks with ‘I’ll keep you in suspense’

October 20, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The third United States presidential election debate was running along predictable lines until Donald Trump said, in an extension of his recent aspers ...


Will Bulgaria’s presidential elections lead to early parliamentary elections?

October 17, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Political parties participating in a coalition government experience give-and-take. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, amid the stoked-up temper ...


View from Sofia: In the shadow of elections

October 15, 2016, by Denica Yotova of the European Council on Foreign Relations

EU-Russia relations is traditionally a controversial issue in Bulgarian politics and society. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry seems to be on the hawkis ...

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    The Balkan Blog: Sing A Song of Sixpence
    October 8, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

    ‘Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye. Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing; Wasn’t that […]

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    Bokova: I’m still in the UN race
    September 29, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Irina Bokova has become Bulgaria’s irascible and annoying ex that just won’t go away, the irritating loudmouth who clings to the belief that somewhere in the extended family, there are […]

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    Bulgaria and Romania: Very similar and just as different
    September 28, 2016, by Imanuel Marcus of

    They are two neighbouring states: Bulgaria and Romania. They have a similar history, at least in the past eight decades. Both of them entered the European Union on January 1 […]